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My self-summary
I suppose that in a nutshell, I'm a rather emotional person who tends to get obsessed with whatever my current biggest interest is (usually some band or other though lately it's been any and everything Sherlock Holmes). I really love music, though I don't play any instruments yet (beyond piano lessons when I was little and tentative recent fumblings at learning the guitar.) I also like computers and other forms of technology and enjoy video games, though I'm generally rubbish at them (but I don't mind watching others play them, I promise!) I also really like tea though as of late I've bowed to peer pressure and become a coffee drinker, but I'll always prefer tea! Once I get to know someone, I tend to be pretty blunt and direct, but it takes me a while getting to know someone to be comfortable expressing myself like that to them.

I tend to enjoy spending a lot of time listening to music and would love to go see live bands and such a lot more than I do, I'm just rather shy and not completely comfortable with doing so alone, so I tend to hide out at home rather than go to things unless I have at least one person to go with. Other than music, my biggest time consumers are my board games and Android Netrunner habit, just general messing around on the computer, and writing, when the muse strikes. I also like to make things with my hands, which sounds silly, but I don't really know of any other way to put it. There's nothing quite like having a finished product that you can show people "See? I did this!" no matter if it's something as insignificant as a page coloured in a colouring book or something a bit more time consuming (a piece of jewellery, a bookshelf, a story - anything!)

To be completely honest, I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking for here. I'm a little sceptical about ever finding someone for me (that's probably my natural pessimism rearing its head) but even if I find just one more friend, I think the time I've taken to fill all this out will be worth it. I hope. *L* That's not to say I'm not hopeful that I will manage to find someone, I'm just... cautious I suppose.

I am crazy, distractible, and sarcastic
What I’m doing with my life
I honestly have no clue what I'm doing with my life. I'd like to figure that out one day (hopefully sooner than later...) but at the moment, it's all up in the air. I do have a job that I like well enough with people I adore but as always, I'm open to opportunities as they come (though I probably need to figure out what exactly I'd like to do in the long term first before I try to go about finding it...)
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
My weight and my height. I know the tried-and-true answer is "my eyes" or "my smile" but let's be realistic here: I'm a fat almost-midget! *L* I mean, I'm not the biggest person in the world, but I'm not exactly skinny, either, though I am trying to make a serious effort at eating better (not necessarily RIGHT, just BETTER- baby steps!), and I've always been in the front of class pictures and such due to my height, so...

Otherwise, most people tend to notice how quiet I am. I prefer to sit back and observe rather than participate, especially at first or in large groups. This doesn't mean I'm not paying attention or even interested in what's being said (I'm a horrible actor so believe me, if I were bored, you'd know it!) I'm simply more comfortable with one-on-one or small group interactions, that's all.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I usually answer The Firebrand by Marion Zimmer Bradley, but I've not read that book since high school, so I don't really know if it's still my favourite. Generally, what I like really depends on my mood. I tend to be more for Fantasy stuff (magic and all that rot) though I do quite like Sci Fi and occasionally a bit of Mystery or even the dreaded mushy romantic tale, though I prefer such things disguised in the trappings of one of the other styles. Recently, I've become obsessed with the Sherlock Holmes stories and I think they might just be my new "favourite" now. Oh, and I really like music magazines, but that's just for the pictures, honest! ;-)

Movies: Boondock Saints, Labyrinth, Princess Bride, Lord of the Rings, Serenity, the reboots of X-Men and Star Trek, the Ritchie Sherlock Holmes, Star Wars Trilogy (the original trilogy - I'm STILL waiting for the REAL prequels!)... basically a lot of sci-fi/fantasy (the most recent movie I've seen that I really really enjoyed was the new The Avengers which I loved (as I do its prequel movies)), though I'll watch just about anything except horror unless I have someone to cling to (yes,I am the type who gets scared in movies when the bogeyman jumps out of the closet!)

TV shows: Sherlock, Brotherhood, Castle, Doctor Who, Firefly, Get Smart, NCIS, Lie to Me, Life on Mars (the original, not the US version), Top Gear, Torchwood, The Wire... I've also been known to lose days devoted to marathons of tv shows I don't understand the backstory behind (be it because they're a spinoff to something I've not seen before, like Caprica was, or because this is season 5000000003 and I'm just tuning in, like with any Bones or even CSI marathon...) I'm good at just enjoying being along for the ride even if I don't know what's going on like that. *L*

I also like anime, though I've not really watched much in recent years (it's more fun to watch with other people and I don't really know anyone around here that likes it.) Similarly, I read manga, though again, not so much in recent years.

Music: *takes a deep breath* Air, Babyshambles, The Beatles, Brendan Benson, Buddy Holly, Carl Barât, Cat Stevens, Chuck Berry, The Cooper Temple Clause, The Damn Personals, David Bowie, Dirty Pretty Things, Drew McConnell and Helsinki, Eric Clapton, Fountains of Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Frank Turner, The Fratellis, Herman's Hermits, Jarvis Cocker, Joe Cocker, John Williams, Kenna, The Killers, The Kills, Klaxons, The Kooks, Leonard Cohen, The Libertines, Manau, Mongrel, Muse, Oasis, Peter Doherty, Pulp, The Raconteurs, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Sinéad O'Connor, Simon & Garfunkel, Suzanne Vega, The Tears, Suede, The Supremes, The Velvet Underground, The View, We Are Scientists, Yeti.... just to name a few. I also tend to listen to a lot of "oldies" and such (it's what my parents raised me on), and I've just recently started sticking my nose into big band and jazz (I'm kinda digging the Benny Goodman records I've found.) You can get a good idea of what I like by looking at the last month's chart for my It'll be updated soon. Eventually. Whenever I plug in my ipod to the computer instead of the speakers (which I'm kinda dreading doing since it's going to take AGES to update that stuff, I'm not gonna lie...)
Six things I could never do without




my computer?
I spend a lot of time thinking about

Well, not THAT much time. I like to browse them, when I remember their existence or Stumble Upon one of them. I'm usually thinking about music or musicians and how much I'd like to be one (if only I had any clue what I was doing with that guitar!), board games and Android Netrunner, video games (I kinda disappear whenever a new Professor Layton game appears, I've been known to occasionally kill time on WoW in the past, though I stopped playing it a couple of years ago - once you reach a certain level, it's just not that fun soloing, and lately I've been dabbling in LOTRO), writing... basically all the things I'm interested in.

Also, all sorts of random daydreams. I'm usually off in another world (as Jarvis Cocker once said, "Why live in the world when you can live in your head?")
On a typical Friday night I am
At home with my family being an utter bore. I'd LIKE to have something else to do, but I'm rather too shy to go out and do things on my own, unfortunately. Now, if I have even just one person to drag with, well, that's an entirely different story!

Unless it's a con weekend - then I'm being a huge geek and I'm not ashamed at all to admit I'm one of those crazies you see running around dressed like a pirate wench!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm completely and utterly mental. Can't you tell?
You should message me if
The previous hasn't scared you off, I suppose.

Oh, but not if you're a serial killer.

Nor if you can't carry on a conversation online using all the letters of the alphabet necessary to properly spell the words you have chosen to use to convey your thoughts etc. If u typ liek ths, go awa.

Also don't bother if you typically ask measurements/bra size/etc in the first conversation and then refuse to drop the subject in favour of discussing something else. Joking = one thing. "No, really, how big are your boobies?" = another entirely. Capiche?

(Man do I sound like I'm picky but I'm really not that bad, I promise!)
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