I'm a student, currently attending college for a computer science degree. I'm pretty laid back most of the time. I take a lot of things less seriously than most people, and try to take other things more seriously than I think most people care to. I really dig music, writing, and the internet, among other things. I do that Tumblr thing, too.
I practice polyamory, though of late I'm starting to slide in the direction of relationship anarchy. My profile may or may not say "Seeing Someone" to other users but in point of fact I'm seeing multiple someones. People are fucking cool, why limit oneself?
I try to operate in solidarity with feminism. If I fuck up, call me out.
I laugh very easily.
William Gibson - Neuromancer
Mark Z. Danielewski - House of Leaves
John Green - Paper Towns
Philip Pullman - His Dark Materials trilogy
Print: Flight, RE:Play, Sandman, Scott Pilgrim, Transmetropolitan, Wasteland, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, and others.
Web: I have read too many webcomics to enumerate, but the ones I currently check most actively are Girls With Slingshots, Questionable Content, Gunnerkrigg Court, Homestuck, Kagerou, Supernormal Step, and The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal.
I tend to like to think when I watch movies, so sometimes my tastes veer to the artsy, other times the straight-up surreal. If there's a strong element of mindfuckery, I call it a plus. That's not the only kind I like, though. A few: In Bruges, Akira, Animatrix, The Usual Suspects, Cabin in the Woods, Let the Right One In. I also seriously love the 1995 movie Hackers. It's perfect in a way that is difficult to describe.
A few random things and a selection of anime, e.g. Ghost in the Shell, Ergo Proxy, Cowboy Bebop. Cop dramas are my anti-drug. This summer I also shotgunned all or most of Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Hannibal, and Black Books. I've started but haven't finished Breaking Bad, much to my inconvenience.
Several. Braid, Skyrim, Assassin's Creed, Brood Wars, Warcraft 3, Age of Empires, Halo (haven't played in a while). Many things Flash. Cookie Clicker.
Summarizing the music I listen to is a fucking difficult task. I'm mostly into various kinds of electronic music, but I also listen to non-generic rock, rap, hip-hop, funk, and some other stuff. Here's an abbreviated list of artists to give an idea of the spread:
Aesop Rock, Bassnectar, Boards of Canada, Cake, Caravan Palace, Celldweller, Company of Thieves, Crystal Castles, edIT, El-P, The Faint, FC Kahuna, The Flashbulb, Four Tet, DJ Fresh, MC Frontalot, Gorillaz, Haywyre, IAMX, Justice, KOAN Sound, LukHash, Machinae Supremacy, The Mars Volta, Metric, Miike Snow, Muse, Nephew, Netsky, Noisia, Pendulum, Phantogram, Pretty Lights, The Qemists, Ratatat, Röyksopp, she, Sonny Moore, Sub Focus, Telefon Tel Aviv, They Might Be Giants, Tom Lehrer, Unlimited Gravity, Virtual Boy, Wolfgang Gartner, Zabutom
If you have any music that you think I might like, or read any books recently that made you go "holy shit that was good", let me know! I'm always on the lookout, seriously.
0) Introspection. (Yeah, I index from zero. So I'm a CS major and I'm an asshole, what do you want.)
1) My laptop, and/or the internet. It's how I keep in contact with a lot of my friends, and also how I defeat boredom.
2) A notebook. I carry a Moleskine in my back pocket at all times, to write down things I think of or notice.
3) Music. I'm a firm believer in the power of good sound.
4) The ability to take things less seriously--particularly myself.
5) Friends. I can't always stand to be around some of them, but I definitely couldn't get by without them.