I'm comfortable in my skin, and I like being me, and being with people who are comfortable with that. I don't like to hold back parts of my personality because of how people might perceive me, because if people can't handle me for who I am, that just weeds out the lame people, and leaves me with the cool ones :)
I think apathy is the biggest plague of our generation. I think everyone, as human beings, should give a damn about something other than themselves, take a stand, and be passionate. I care tremendously about a lot in life.
Alternatively, I'm REALLY good at being a major dork, geek, nerd, weirdo--anything in that spectrum. I'm really good at embarassing myself. Well actually, I'm good at being completely comfortable with finding myself in situations in which NORMAL people would undoubtedly be embarassed. I'm good at being ADHD. REALLY good at that. Along with that, of course, comes procrastination.
I'm good at having freaky fingers. They're majorly double-jointed, people often ask if I broke them in the past.
Being Danie. Randomly talking in accents. Queersmirking. Facebook stalking. Entertaining myself easily. Telling stories. Laughing at inappropriate times. Shoving large amounts of food in my mouth at a time (this somehow is a favorite partytrick among my friends that they like to challenge me to with dares ie: I bet you can't finish that quesadilla in 4 bites). IDENTIFYING POKEMON BY THEIR CRIES. I'm particularly proud of that one. Challenge me, I dare you.
Edit: I've set a different Pokemon cry to each contact in my phone that goes off when they text me, and I can know from even across the room who texted. Best decision ever.
Personality-wise, people tend to notice that I'm pretty extroverted and outspoken. I've also been told that the first thing people notice about me is that I'm queer...Hahaha
The Grapes of Wrath (all-time favorite), The Great Gatsby, Waiting for Godot, The Little Prince, Hamlet, The Importance of Being Earnest, Frankenstein, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, To Kill a Mockingbird, Catch-22, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Othello, The Alchemist, The Crucible, The Sun Also Rises, East of Eden, Siddhartha, The Harry Potter series, The Merlin Series, The Da Vinci Code, A Streetcar Named Desire, Anpao, The Scarlet Letter, The Giver, Fahrenheit 451
Poetry: e.e. cummings is my absolute favorite poet ever. He's brilliant the way he plays with syntax and spelling and all these conventions to give his poems deeper meanings. Just ah. So amazing. If you're not familiar with him, check him out! I also like Emerson, Poe, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Neruda, Sylvia Plath (admittedly a very depressing lady), and sometimes traditional Japanese haikus.
Dead Poets Society (all-time favorite. I think.), The Graduate, Charlie Bartlett, Juno, Dan in Real Life, Pay it Forward, Saving Face, Fight Club, August Rush, Donnie Darko, Mean Girls, Pink Panther (Steve Martin version!), She's the Man, The Lion King, The Lion King II: Simba's Pride, Star Wars, The Godfather series, V for Vendetta, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Black Swan, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Spirited Away, Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride
House, Criminal Minds, So You Think You Can Dance, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Big Bang Theory (currently super addicted), It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Monk, Psych, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, NCIS, Degrassi: The Next Generation, Project Runway, Top Chef, CSI, The L Word, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Burn Notice, The George Lopez Show, Heroes, Kyle XY, Ghost Whisperer, Jerseylicious (cuz it's frickin' hilarious)
Anime! I like mostly shonen-type series, but I like some shojo ones too, and sometimes when I'm in the mood for super cutesy, I'll watch BL. I occasionally watch ecchi just for the lolz. Some of my favorite anime series include: Soul Eater, Death Note, Ouran High School Host Club, Dragonball Z, Blue Exorcist, No.6, and I'm going to count Pokemon(!!!) and Digimon as well.
Korean Dramas--I'm not an addict but I definitely like them! I don't typically end up finishing a drama, though :/ But my favorites include: My Lovely Samsoon, Lie to Me, Secret Garden, Protect the Boss, Boys Over Flowers
I prefer rock, metal, alternative, and any hybrid of those genres. But I'm okay with listening to most music, at least in moderation. Sometimes I'm in the mood for top 40s stuff (though I'm really not a fan of rap), and other times I'm in the mood for flamenco guitar music or KPop. But the three I listed first are my home base, so to speak. I also play acoustic guitar, mostly just whatever I want to play, music that I like, but also flamenco.
My favorite groups include: Mago de Oz (Spanish Celtic/symphonic metal band. TOTALLY badass and their lyrics are beautiful. I kind of am desperately seeking someone who shares my love for this band, not gonna lie.), The Killers, The Beatles, Mumford and Sons, Tegan and Sara (OMG, they are both so hot. Just had to throw that out there), P!nk, Death Cab for Cutie, CNBlue, Coldplay, Panic! At the Disco, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Clazziquai, The Rolling Stones, Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Simon & Garfunkel, Dragonforce, Rata Blanca (Argentinian power metal band), Shakira, Juanes, Mana, Mika, SHINee, Cold War Kids, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Andy Grammer, Bon Jovi, The Offspring, Rise Against, SS501, Belle & Sebastian, T-Max, My Chemical Romance
I love food. I frickin' love it. I tend to eat as much as a morbidly obese man would...Trying to work on controlling that a bit, heh. I love comfort foods. My favorite cuisines are: Mexican, Italian, Korean, Japanese. More or less in order. I love junk food, but I've been trying to eat less of it lately.
I also want to list some extra favorites....
Fighting arts FOR THE WIN. Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is my favorite. Then Muay Thai. I was also on the all-guys wrestling team my freshman year of highschool. I started up capoeira last semester, though it feels more like dance than a fighting art in a lot of ways. And I'm currently enrolled in Kung Fu, which I've always wanted to learn, especially ever since I watched Avatar: the Last Airbender. Btdubs, I'm probably a waterbender, but I have some similarities to earthbenders, too. I also love Muggle Quidditch. Not kidding here, we started a team up at my highschool, but we really didn't play by the rules. I also like snowboarding and scuba diving.
POKEMON. Golden Sun (best freaking RPG series ever), Paper Mario and the Thousand Year Door, Super Smash Bros series, Guitar Hero, RockBand, Just Dance, Super Mario Sunshine, Harvest Moon series, Animal Crossing, The Legend of Zelda series, Final Fantasy series, Spore, Kirby games. I've always wanted to get into Kingdom Hearts, and I plan to do so when I have a bit more time. I'm loyal to Nintendo. RPGs tend to be my favorites.
4. Intellectual stimulation
5. Passion. I care a lot about life, and I need to be surrounded by people who give a damn about life, too!
Another thing that I wouldn't necessarily call private but don't actively bother explaining to everyone is that I identify as female, but not cisgender. Not exactly something everyone gets, but if you're curious, you can ask me about it.
I'm honestly a pretty open book. I'm comfortable talking about myself and a wide range of topics. One thing I'd like to say is that because I do feel so comfortable talking about more personal or racy topics like my opinions on sexual things, and I make lots of sexual jokes, people tend to think that I'm a very sexual person. In reality, I'm actually not. I'm not someone who is sexually motivated; emotions are where my focus lies in a relationship, and for me personally, sex should be a means of expressing that emotion and bonding, I'm not into sex for just sex. I don't pass judgement on anyone who feels otherwise, though, that's just me.
Random personal facts?
I had an imaginary brother named Goku (yes, after DBZ) from the time that I was 4 to 7. I would make him have countless offspring on a regular basis and drew them all the time (often times without clothes, I went through a weird phase of drawing people naked for a little while o_O)...I did not realize the implications of his overactive babymaking until much, much later...
Umm...I have really flat feet. My right foot is slightly more flat, though, to the point that if I'm walking on tile or wood barefoot, my right foot makes that awkward farting suction sound if I take a firm enough step. Attractive, I know.
Definitely message me if you share quirky/specific interests with me like Pokemon, Golden Sun, Modernist lit (including but not limited to Steinbeck and Fitzgerald), e.e. cummings (he's my favorite poet ever, I get way excited whenever I find someone else who likes him), Poe, Shakespeare, Spanish language, zeugma/syllepsis, digimon, queer stuff, Mago de Oz (Celtic/symphonic metal band from Spain, I have yet to find someone who listens to them D:), stream of consciousne--wow I am really all over the place here, this all makes me sound like much more of an English nerd than I am, I have so many other interests that I can't even think of at the moment that I geek out over upon finding others who like them too--
Oh, go ahead and message me if you DID know what I meant by ENFP, and/or if you knew your MBTI type off the top of your head! I love finding people who actually are interested in that stuff!
Message me if you can talk martial arts with me! When I talk about it, most people just don't...get it. It's kinda disappointing, so if you're into martial arts, it'd be cool to chat!
Hell, message me if you like the way I talk even, I guess. I dunno, that's something that tends to pique my interest in people. You can message me if it makes you happy that I spelled "pique" correctly; I know I get mildly excited when I see that.
You should not message me if:
You're just gonna say hi or what's up or tell me you think I'm attractive with no intention of holding an engaging conversation beyond that.
You're looking for cybersex or actual sex.
You're just gonna message me to ask if I want to meet up, especially if it's based on appearance, and not cuz you read my profile and thought I was interesting.
You're a cisgender straight guy (or anyone else, at that) who believes in enforcing heteronormative gender roles.
You're a white person (or anyone else, at that) who believes that reverse racism exists.