NorthwesternNerd
33 Phoenix, United States
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My self-summary
Hi there! I'm Zeke, a non-binary autistic male who clearly prefers to lead with the red flags.

The easiest way to describe me is as an excitable geek doing his best to live an authentic intersectional feminist life. I'm also the kind of person who writes a paragraph when a predicate will do and will happily expound on any given topic. It's probably fitting that my major aspiration is to get into grad school for a PhD in psychology, where I can work on PTSD and its intersections with kyriarchal violence.

My leisure time is usually focused more on active than passive. I prefer games over movies and writing over reading for the most part, and I'd always prefer to play music than listen to it. I also really enjoy cooking, and I'm pretty good at it, though I do come up with some very unusual things sometimes - and sometimes I just plain make a culinary shitpost. On the whole, I'd rather spend my free time making something (a story, a tasty sandwich, or a virtual world free of the threat of the Wild Hunt) than I would say, watching sports or even playing a competitive shooter - although when I do the latter I'm always seem to end up in a support role. I just like to help!

As a closer, I asked some friends to describe what they see as my major traits (because toxic masculinity and going it alone are not my jam), and they described me as someone who's intelligent, caring, and honest. If you asked me to put a single sort of key concept in life as my most important, I think it would be compassion. Friends have insisted that I include being a good listener, and although I feel like anyone can make that claim, I'd love a chance to show it.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm editing the book I just finished writing, applying to grad schools, and looking for solid part-time work. I'm hoping to find a new feminist place to volunteer; after three years working at one place, you really miss it.
I’m really good at
Overthinking, and hopefully making people feel appreciated.

I'm also pretty good at cooking, writing, and explaining why you shouldn't say something is your spirit animal (but you should definitely call it your patronus).
The first things people usually notice about me
My very long hair and my resemblance to Silent Bob and/or Mick Foley stand out pretty well. Several of these things are evidenced in my pictures! Also, that I am actually 5'6". That seems like a pointless thing to lie about, but apparently, people do? This is also evidenced in my photographs, but probably requires knowledge of the height of your average Chewbacca.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
On a friend's advice, I am attempting to reduce these to five. Turns out that's hard when you're excitable and love all the things.

Books: Recent favorites include Year Zero and Hyperbole and a Half. Atomic Robo, The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Movies: The Fifth Element, Repo: The Genetic Opera, Tron, Wall-E, Guardians of the Galaxy.

TV: I tend to forget to watch anything that isn't on Netflix - my DVR is my salvation in that. Orange is the New Black, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, An Idiot Abroad, Avatar, and Futurama are all the best, though.

Music: My mix CDs in the car usually include lots of Bad Religion, Genki Rockets, Babymetal, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Gorillaz, Flogging Molly, Misfits, Lady Gaga, Green Day, and Offspring. Some of those things do not look like they belong, but I assure you the end result is amazing.

Games: Undertale, The Witcher, Ace Attorney, Yakuza, Beyond Good and Evil, Digital: A Love Story

Food: I love Japanese, Indian, and frozen yogurt. Pizza is always on the menu. I don't do Thai, Israeli, or anything with pesto. Guess why and you win a nut free cookie!

Shit, I think I just gave the answer away.
The six things I could never do without
Learning!
Friends.
Electricity for my non-book entertainment (and to power my ebooks).
Strong flavors.
Feeling appreciated.
A chance to help others.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Wondering what Picard would do, wondering what Winona LaDuke would do, wondering what my friends are up to, where to spend my social justice warrior experience points when I level up. I'm thinking of respeccing to Social Justice Bard-Cleric multiclass.
On a typical Friday night I am
Running a Star Wars RPG, writing, talking to friends, attempting to draw, watching Real Time but also calling Bill Maher a clueless asshole when he starts with the cishet white guy complaints.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't know how to ride a bike, and I've been single for a solid eight years. You probably care about one of those a lot more than the other, depending on whether or not you're from the pacific northwest.

Oh, and I always get Buster Keaton and Buster Poindexter mixed up, except when I get Buster Keaton and Michael Keaton mixed up.
You should message me if
You think it's hilarious how many cis men sign up as straight women on OkCupid because they just expect to be the default setting.

(Really, go look. There's tons, it's hilarious)

You know things to do in Phoenix that don't involve Scottsdale clubs, Tempe bars, or...what the hell do people do in Glendale, anyway? Go to Westgate? Where do nerds go now that Atomic Comics is gone?

If you know a good Japanese restaurant around here.

If the inherent classism of someone describing themselves as "a professional" without any other context makes your skin crawl.

If you think traditional gender roles are gross, but also think the phrase "I'm not like other girls!" is gross.

If you recognize that sapiosexuals are embracing a classist and often racist definition of intelligence and are also pretentious as fuck.
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