I try too hard at most things in life, which probably means I'll die young from stress-induced disease, with lots of wrinkles. I get angry when people move too slow, but I'm too polite to say anything. I want to be famous, but I lack that je ne sais quoi, so I just whine a lot. I get obsessive about things. I'm a control freak. I hate just about everything, including all the things that you like, but I'll never tell you because that would be rude. I think bicycles should be a political party. I can handle that polyamorous shit, but I prefer relationship anarchy.
I have a deep longing for a) Authenticity and b) Duende, but I don't know what either of those words really mean. I suppose they're just flowery words for the opposite of bullshit.
I guess I'm a 2nd-generation genderqueer, although I think transvestite rolls of the tongue so much nicer, especially when it's Eddie Izzard saying it in French; genderfluid sounds like something you get through an IV, but it's growing on me. I identify as a transgender girl, but I retain the right to be a tomboy. I've been a lesbian longer than you have, and if you want to throw a fit about that I'll get you excluded faster than you can pack a uhaul.
I write/draw/publish a graphic novel about trans & genderqueer people doing boring things; it's got a couple eisner nomations, even though no one reads it; you can read it here: http://failingsky.com
I'm also starting up a weekly comic strip about being genderqueer, which you can see here: http://strip.villainette.com
I used to make these puppety things: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2E3DZ9PvIo
I played accordion in a folk band for 12 years; we sounded like this: corpuscallosum.bandcamp.com, but I quit because I realized I wanted to be a riot grrl. I just figured out how to put distortion on the accordion, and I'm currently building a new band out of robots. Like, robot robots. Stay tuned.
I used to be a drawing instructor, but that was a hard life, so now I just make these lewd how-to-draw videos for youtube: http://failingsky.com/daxplains/butts. It's the closest I've ever come to fame.
I'm trying to grow poison oak & poison ivy in pots. It's an art thing. I'm very serious about it.
My favorite movie is Whisper of the Heart (that one Miyazaki film that was never imported to the US), but the older I get the more I fall in love with Mononoke Hime. I love the visual storytelling of Kurosawa Akira, especially the magic of Sunshine Through the Rain
A short list of my favorite artworks (note that there are no puppeteers on this list - and don't ask me if I know the work of Royal De Luxe):
The Museum of Jurassic Technology by David Wilson
500 Clown (although no video will do their work justice)
Café Müller by Pena Bausch
Most anything by Sasha Waltz
Music: I am in love with silence, but John Cage has pretty much ruined that for me. I enjoy acoustically-amplified anything. My favorite songs are the ones performed by people that I know; I think that makes it more magical.
Food: gluten free pancakes and anything else I'm not allergic to (which is basically: sushi)
PEOPLE have been THINKING too long that ART is a PRIVILEGE of the MUSEUMS & the RICH.
ART IS NOT BUSINESS!
It does not belong to banks & fancy investors.
ART IS FOOD.
You can’t EAT it BUT it FEEDS you.
ART has to be CHEAP & available to EVERYBODY.
It needs to be EVERYWHERE because it is the INSIDE of the WORLD.
ART SOOTHES PAIN! Art wakes up sleepers! ART FIGHTS AGAINST WAR & STUPIDITY!
ART SINGS HALLELUJA! ART IS FOR KITCHENS! ART IS LIKE GOOD BREAD! Art is like green trees! Art is like white clouds in blue sky! ART IS CHEAP!
[Bread & Puppet - Glover, Vermont. 1984]
I also wish I were smarter, but it's my own damn fault for not reading books.
You can replace the word "art" in the above paragraph with anything, really, and we're good; just be driven by something, okay?
You have incredible presence, regardless of any other character flaws. I'm a sucker for good presence. I'd date an ax-murderer if they had good presence. Although if you're an ax-murderer with good presence, you're probably too good for me.
You're an older woman.
You're a lady with biceps.
You're assertive enough to ask me on a date even if you don't necessarily fulfill any of the above.
You shouldn't message me if you're a layabout. I'm a driven, giddy, carpe diem kinda girl :D If you're generally mopey, inebriated or value a comfortable lifestyle, I'm probably your worst nightmare :P
I may occasionally be down to kiss the boys, but to be honest, I'm mostly interested in dating girls. Boys suck. I invite you to prove me wrong; best of luck. That said, I am a certified unicorn.