ThatGuy518
26Watertown, United States
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My self-summary
I suck at this. But the short version: a mind that goes all over the place; large scale ambitions; mad-love for the semi-colon; an intense love of language and art; hindu; feminist et al.

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.
What I’m doing with my life
I work full time; review music part time; write fiction and doing all the leg work required to become an author/musician/librettist/filmmaker aside from that. I'm also teaching myself 10 languages with wikipedia for the funsies.
I’m really good at
Everything, mostly.

And sarcasm
The first things people usually notice about me
My blue eyes
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books (tip of the iceberg): The big ones: Dante Alighieri, Jorge Luis Borges, James Joyce, Marcel Proust.
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?
Six things I could never do without
My heart,
my medulla oblongata,
my hypothalamus,
my carotid artery,
my femoral artery,
my overly abundant sense of irony,
my ability to count accurately
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Writing

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.

Languages
On a typical Friday night I am
like descartes when he isn't thinking

(nothing)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
You could ask, you know
You should message me if
If you want to; why else?
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