blizbam
37 Jamaica Plain, United States
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My self-summary
My Myers-Briggs personality type is ZPX6.

I've lived in England, Hungary, Japan and a handful of US states. Been in Boston for nine years now so I guess I've found a home, at least for now. Not much for image management but I've had to learn it for my job. I'd still rather look silly having fun than look cool being bored. People tell me I march to the beat of a different drummer, etc., which is something I never really set out to do, as I am certainly not the confrontational outlaw rebel. (In fact, I usually find those people reeeally boring at their core.) I mostly like feeling like I'm connecting with people rather than playing at human interaction like it's a game to determine social standing. Also, I'm crazy about stories... from the Epic of Gilgamesh onwards to the modern TV serial.
What I’m doing with my life
Just a got a significantly better job at the company that laid me off at the end of last year. Corporate life is pretty silly! My new job is to make books into other books.

Also trying to muster up the discipline/courage to revise my own novel's first draft and send it off to agents.
I’m really good at
Making conversation that will be remembered at the end of the day. (But it takes a willing conversational partner to go on these flights of fancy.)
The first things people usually notice about me
The lively and goofy sense of humor. Unless they first meet me in a library or something because you're kind of supposed to be quiet there.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
For reading I prefer all sorts of genre stuff (but hopefully with a brain... even if it's a pulpy brain.) I particularly enjoy Phillip K Dick and Terry Pratchett. I can read and understand (and even enjoy) the "great authors" but I'd be lying if I said that was my first love. Although I do think The Great Gatsby is the bee's knees.

Movies is too big a topic to really dig into here so I'll just say favorite directors include the Coen brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Quentin Tarantino, Joss Whedon, and Jeanne-Pierre Jeunet.

Enjoy serialized cable dramas like Breaking Bad, Justified, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones. My favorite comedies are usually too clever their own good and get canceled after a couple seasons, e.g. Arrested Development, Community. It's amazing how well Broad City's doing. Also, I love Adventure Time. I can't imagine not loving it. In general I still love animation in my 30s and will never stop, too bad if anyone thinks its just for kids. I do NOT like most procedurals in the doctor/cop/lawyer axis, reality TV, and most 3-camera sitcoms.

Musical taste runs towards critics' darlings of all genres. But I'll listen to more obscure stuff like Mojo Nixon too (and I think it's hilarious he was in the Super Mario Brothers movie.) All time favorites include Johnny Cash, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Clash, Talking Heads, The National, and The Cure. (And I love dancing to cheeseball 80s music.)
The six things I could never do without
Storytelling.
Interesting ideas.
Dancing.
Working with my hands.
Movie night get togethers.
Pond walks.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Big picture, daydream type questions. When I was four and didn't really know what a brain was how did I already think of my mind (or "me") as being located in my head? (I think it's because that's where all the visual and auditory input is received.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Drinks with friends, catch a play (or other live stage thingie), or see a show at my local rock club. If I'm at home I'm probably mainlining narrative in some form or other.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I daydream about destroying the moon.

I'm a little weirded out when I see all these 99% match percentages. Who are these people?! I thought I was a unique little snowflake...
You should message me if
You want to help me destroy the moon.

Seriously though, nothing I put here ever feels right.
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