Do you look at a form or social protocol and immediately get flattened by the need to subvert it at any cost?
Do you wish it was okay to create a series of parallel OKC profiles tailored separately to different audiences and to cultivating different sorts of desired relationships?
Do you pause over OKC's gender option and twist yourself in knots trying to weigh whether to focus on how you feel internally (a bose-einstein gender condensate, thanks for asking) versus how you're privileged/situated externally?
Meanwhile I currently freelance as a programmer to make rent. It's a lot of meh.
I really wish I could get away with replacing my profile here with essays on love, sex, relationships, psychology, communication, desires, etc.
So yeah, suffice to say I'm hella nerd-culture in the sense of having an insatiable hunger for meta-insight, and hella geek-culture in the sense of unapologetically caring about things beyond propriety. I sadly occupy a liminal space where my charm and social skills are viewed with alienated suspicion by those who share my underlying values, and everyone else is like "uh, you seemed cool but honestly we want to just chill, not chatter about ideas."
And, heh, if that's not sufficient sticking point, stuff like having once dodged 7.5 years for "criminal conspiracy to riot in furtherance of terrorism" is likely to scare away whoever's left.
I guess my long-lasting fandoms are: Star Wars, Babylon 5, Firefly, Steven Universe, & the good ship #Korrasami. I currently have very good feelings about Sense8. Beyond that, well, I grew up in a 2nd-wave-feminist bubble -- forbidden from watching any popular media -- so naturally I've made a point to be highly fluent in huge array of films and shows.
These days I listen to a lot of Taylor Swift, Grimes, Lovers Electric, and Chvrches. I like a lot of post-rock too. And I've had longstanding affinities for The Mountain Goats, Crooked Still, Jimmy Eat World, The Goo Goo Dolls, The Taxpayers, and Ike Reilly.
Burritos play a critical role in my life. I make a mean ratatouille and eat indian food on my birthday. I think we should burn down slaughterhouses and support vegan businesses, but I don't think individual consumer choices are ethically relevant as long as the state subsidizes animal products against falling demand and Safeway orders the same amount regardless of what's bought. ...Seems like we moved from talking about burritos to talking about arson pretty quickly didn't we? Well in Germany I once tried to order a burrito from a mexican restaurant and it came with *mayonnaise* in it.
2. My bestie.
3. Hot showers (my replacement for caffeine).
4. My dry erase board.
5. Rain (I'm a native Portlander).
Analytic philosophy, ethics, politics, sociology. Interpersonal power dynamics and the future of spacetime. Feminism, queer theory, social justice, critical race theory, etc and the flows of internet discourse. The current technical/strategic landscape in the cypherpunk war. The current ideological/memetic and social landscape of radical politics (leftist, postleftist, and libertarian). Is this the appropriate place to bury the word "anarchism" for people's searches? Voltairine is my spirit animal.
I wake up each morning with a light nagging anxiety about a different sub-realm of knowledge that I haven't sufficiently explored yet. Some days I vanquish this feeling. Some days i fail completely.
An extrovert I am no longer. Although I occasionally guest star as one.
Your idea of fun is something like walking around Mt Tabor excitedly talking about the ethics of time travel.