comrade_wayne
26 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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My self-summary
Somewhere between punkrock,pop culture and critical theory.

I considered throwing in some Wilde quotes to appear mysterious, witty and interesting, but then I remembered I'm through being cool.
What I’m doing with my life
Reading, writing, playing video games, cooking, being too late on figuring out what to actually do with it.
Waiting for the Doctor to come and pick me up.
Finishing college and freelancing as a journalist and bartender.
I’m really good at
At being a passionate, comforting and loving friend.
At criticizing things, at reflection and self-reflection, and being insufferable about it.
At reading out loud.
At inventing and telling stories.
At quoting the Simpsons.
At cooking.
At appearing well-read and sophisticated enough to impress your favourite college professor.
At dressing well.
At sleeping.
At playing video games.
The first things people usually notice about me
Those glasses. Huge... glasses. And is this a crazy supervillain laughing or really that cute girl over there?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
HOMESTUCK. Seriously, read it. It's the best thing in the history of all things existing ever
(It's a webcomic about four kids saving the universe and trying to grow up. Something between Philip K. Dick and James Joyce and with 8000 pages).

I really love graphic novels, like Frank Miller, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Marjana Sartrapi,, Alison Bechdel, Daniel Clowes or Charles Burns. Tank Girl rocks!
My favorite writer is probably Klaus Mann, I generally enjoy (mostly German) fiction from the early 20. century, like Franz Kafka, Else Lasker-Schüler, Erich Maria Remarque, Wolfgang Borchtert, but also non-German writers like Oscar Wilde, Truman Capote, John Updike, existentialist fiction from Sartre, Camus and de Beauvoir, the plays of Berthold Brecht, Sarah Kane or Elfriede Jelinek. Plus, some beatnik stuff, mostly William Bourrougs.
I started reading "Tales of the City" and now I can't stop.
The great epics of science fiction and fantasy, like Rowling and Tolkien ans Song of Ice and Fire and Douglas Adams and what have you. Terry Pratchett and Stanislaw Lem and early distopic fiction, like Newromancer or the works of Philip K. Dick.
And fanfiction. The gay kind of fanfiction.

In non-fictional literature, I focus mostly on critical theory and feminism. I force myself to read Marx' and Engel's "Das Kapital", because I know it's important to read, but far more annoying than the beautiful language of Theodore W. Adorno. Right now, I'm mostly into psychoanalysis, I'm reading myself through the collected works of Freud right now, to continue with a feminist critique and reception. Other writers of the critical theory I've read and read are Walter Benjamin, Max Horkheimer and books of current writers standing within the tradition of critical theory, like Moishe Postone, Stephan Grigat or Gerhardt Scheit. Furthermore, I enjoy the subject of Sigmund Freud's ideas on psychoanalysis, or the Guy Debord's "La société du specacle". On feminist theory, I'm focusing on a lot of porn studies now, especially the books of Linda Williams. Otherwise, I own some works of Nancy Fraser, Iris Marion Young, and some German marxist feminists like Ursula Beer, Roswitha Scholz, Ilse Bindseil, or Regina Becker-Schmitt.
Last but not least, as a fan of music, I own several books about pop and a critical theory of pop and punkrock.

Movies -
I'm trying to catch up on classics of cinema history, but it's pretty hard.
My three favourites are probably "Casablanca", "The Empire Strikes Back" and Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "Delicatessen".
Besides: I enjoy queer cinema, science fiction, horror and what people call "classics". Also, I recently developed the hobby of getting really stoned, watching movies like "Troll 2" or "Manos - The hand of fate" and writing pseudo-intellectual critics about those movies.
you didn't know "troll 2" is actually a deeply disturbing metaphor on repressed sexuality, did you?

TV-Shows?
Simpsons. Forever.
Futurama.
Community.
Doctor Who.
Torchwood.
Firefly.
Supernatural.
Sherlock.
Orange is the new Black.
Orphan Black.
Adventure Time.
Breaking Bad.
Parks and Rec.
Agent Carter.
Agents of SHIELD.

I reeeeaaally need to start watching "Battlestar Galactica" and "Farscape" and I am really ashamed I haven't started yet.

And I can get a little bit emotional over fictional couples.

Food: Seafood, mostly. I'm low carb-dieting at the moment.

Video games: I mostly enjoy playing RPGs with well-written stories, especially the ones made by Bioware (Baldur's Gate II will be my most favourite game of all times).
Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Portal, Bioshock, Knight of the old Republic, what have you. I spend a lot of the last year playing a healer on Star Wars - The old Republic. Because college didn't seem that important at the time.
I also enjoy pen and paper role playing games.

I like early German new wave and punkrock, also current German punkrock and hardcore (but the intelligent type of punk, not that three chords-All Cops Are Bastard-kind of crap), Riot Grrrl, early Hardcore and Emocore (I prefer Minor Threat over Agnostic Front and Jawbreaker over Dashboard Confessionals), post-punk like Joy Division, Dark Wave, early British punkrock, some crustcore...
Also independent pop like The Smiths, The Shins or The Submarines, Singers like Kate Nash or Regina Spektor and some female hiphop, for example artists like Lady Sovereign or Peaches.

If I go out dancing, I prefer dark, deep and heavy techno.
The six things I could never do without
My friends. Books. Music. Cigarettes. Sleeping. The Internet (especially tumblr).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The relation of individual and society. Friends. My life. How to get rid of capitalism. What I would have done born in different times. Sex. Why I still haven't written a book. How to make the best out of my half-elven mage.
What my name would be if I were a superheroine.
On a typical Friday night I am
Video games.
Curled up in bed with netflix, a book, and tea.
Writing articles for pretentious left-winged newspapers.
Drinking beer with my friends and flatmates in the kitchen, or getting stoned and watching shitty movies.
Sometimes, I go out, but a lot less than I used to.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I feel naked without a scarf around my neck.
You should message me if
You know where I've taken my name from, you are willing to quote the Simpsons during Sex, would join a Star Wars drinking-game with me, have an at least 80% matching taste in music, and can hold a at least three hour discussion about culture industry and the heterosexist structures of society.
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