I'm obsessive about writing, art, and the ways we communicate - the rhythm of prosody, the future of communication - it all gets me going. I write because I need to, and because I love it. Language is another passion, and I'm teaching myself a number of them because the world is so much more interesting in Italian and Hindi and Spanish and Finnish than just english
I'm also feminist. Full stop. I make an effort to challenge my assumptions of society's treatment of women as regularly as possible; this applies to all groups that have exceedingly less privilege than myself. It's rarely easy, and I fail a lot, but i'm getting there.
I'm hindu, and I practice radical acceptance: Whatever works for you is whatever works for you; keep it up.
I'm quiet and not great at conversation these days. I go long stretches of time without talking to people. I will make an effort to talk to you, but I can be spotty. My apologies for that, if I seem distant.
Finally, that is an alpha-smart: I love it to death.
I hope you enjoy your time here.
Finnegans wake makes me unreasonably happy
Fantasy: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Philip K. Dick, George R.R. Martin, Steven Erikson & Ian cameron Esslemont
Epic Poetry: The Mahabharat, the Ramayana, The Iliad + Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh
Short Fiction: Clarice Lispector (all the sighing); Ficciones; South American infinity is awesome
Modernism and Its Ilk: Thomas Pynchon, respect for DFW, if not outright adoration. Gene Wolfe, even though he's fantasy, because he writes some heavy stuff
Music: I'm going to say talk to me, I review music for a living (rawckus.com, Eric K, shameless plug, don't care) and pinpointing this is difficult. If you like music we'll have stuff to talk about
Movies: Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman and the artsy-fartsy filmmakers of the past are really important to me. That said, I love generic romantic-comedies, exceedingly bad movies, and whatever I'm currently obsessing over.
TV: The Wire, The Shield, Justified, Hannibal, GoT, Breaking Bad, Mad Men (Ish), Friends, Frasier, et al.
Musical Theatre: Hamilton, Passing Strange, Rent, Sunday in the Park With George, Avenue Q, the Book of Mormon, FALSETTOS (sweet baby jesus).
I'm kind of a functional eater, but I like Sushi and Indian food, so yay?
my medulla oblongata,
my carotid artery,
my femoral artery,
my overly abundant sense of irony,
my ability to count accurately
The most underrated punctuation mark; the Semi-Colon; and my continuing daily love-affair with it.
How I should have used a colon in the above sentence
Musicals, art, life, the universe, everything
The nature of consciousness, existence; and how not to sound like a total knob when saying that.