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.
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).
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.
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.
Electricity for my non-book entertainment (and to power my ebooks).
A chance to help others.
(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.