25 Austin, United States
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
Hello, I'm Terri. I also go by Terr-bear, Pterodactyl, and TJ. I do, in fact, like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. I'm a proud anime trash baby and wish I could be a magical girl (or boy).

I'm a pessimistic idealist with a love of philosophy. From existentialism to Solopsism to Buddhism; I just like to keep an open mind and explore different views of the world. I also enjoy learning new things about the world! Discussing space and the universe is pretty fun, as long as it's not the technical stuff. Unfortunately my brain's not hardwired for that.

I'm a writer by nature -- I've always loved to create stories, whether that's an original piece of work or fanfiction.

I value respect, honesty, and humor the most.

You should also know that I'm a vocal intersectional feminist, though I do believe in being tactful while still being firm. You don't get anywhere trying to teach someone by putting them on the defensive. However, if you're put off by this (or the fact that I'm pansexual, demisexual, and genderfluid) then you should seek your jollies elsewhere. That being said, I also cope with being bi-polar II and Borderline Personality Disorder on the daily. If you have ill conceived notions about any of those mental illnesses, or simply can't fathom handling them respectfully; I am now waving goodbye as I metaphorically usher you away from my profile. Have a good day. <3

Sex is a weird topic for me. For the most part, I'm not looking for it. I can be sexual and I can desire it but it's complicated. Just don't expect it to happen any time soon. Explicit consent is a must.

I relate to Hufflepuffs, Water Benders, and, if it matters to you, I am an INFJ.

Other tid-bits:

-He/Him/His pronouns preferred
-I like to belt out in song on occasion and/or dance. Bonus points if you'll join me.
-90% of the time I'm down to play board games or watch Queer as Folk.
-I live my life in a series of movie/TV quotes.
-For that reason I will do all in my power to get you to watch my faves.
-I like lots of color and dislike anything, er... "boring". The more eccentric and eclectic, the better.
-I love, love, love cold weather and curling up under blankets.
-If we have an argument I will want to talk about it and sort it out as soon as possible.
-That being said, I'm generally very reasonable and unflappable unless it's an important issue.
-No matter what OkC says, I consider myself to be very romantic. Unfortunately I don't have many opportunities to display this behavior.
-I'm either really hyper or very shy when you first meet me; but regardless I've oodles of anxiety. Make no mistake, though, I am genuinely thrilled to meet you if we've scheduled it.
-I greatly enjoy cooking with someone else.
-Play Spyro the Dragon with me to make my heart flutter.
-If you've ever read any of the modern tales about the Fae, I'm obsessed with their lore and code and sometimes wish I was one. Lol.
-You must like cats. Especially mine.
-Despite how it may appear, if we become close, I do not love my cat more than you. Probably. Most likely. ;P
What I’m doing with my life
I'm trying my darndest to write and publish at least twenty-five books. My day job, for now, is as a burrito artist. My goal is to work at a bookstore so I can then get a Power Up and evolve into a Published Writer. I'd like to make enough money to get a sizable house that I can decorate as I please and contain all my collections, my library, and my eventual "anime themed museum". Then I will work up the courage to travel to various places, like Japan and New Zealand. Originally I wanted to be a psychologist, but I get far too invested in people and their problems, so I try to help people with their issues as best as I can as a Regular Citizen.
I’m really good at
Seeing a situation from all angles. Writing. Obsessing over cats and stories. Quoting movies. Talking to people. Cleaning.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea -- I always forget to ask people when I meet them. Shoot.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have a lot of things I'm into. I am AALLL about variety. My entire life has been built in living in the many worlds other people have created. For this reason I'll try to keep it short. (psst: it won't be short)

Books: Harry Potter, Hunger Games, Mortal Instruments, Fearless, The Infernal Devices, The Vampire Academy, The Saga of Darren Shan, The Demonata, Artemis Fowl, Percy Jackson, Dance Recover Repeat, Exquisite Corpse, Odd Thomas, Fledgling, Catcher in the Rye, The Georgina Kincaid series, The Wicked Lovely series, The Outsiders, Pilo Family Circus, anything by Julie Anne Peters...

I'm really into manga too, like Fruits Basket, Loveless, Pet Shop of Horrors, and many others.

Movies: Most Disney and Pixar films (notably: Aladdin, Lion King 1&2, Mulan, Beauty and the Beast, Brave, Tangled, Frozen, Finding Nemo, Big Hero 6, all of Toy Story), The Emperor's New Groove, Enchanted, Matilda, Shrek, Girl Interrupted, Interview with the Vampire, Chronicle, The Road to El Dorado, Sweeney Tod, The Princess Bride, Hook, Harry Potter, The Purge, Jurassic Park, The Butterfly Effect, Fifth Element, Tank Girl, Mean Girls, The Devil Wears Prada, Whip It, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, The Birdcage, Tropic Thunder, Zombieland, Galaxy Quest...

Shows: Queer as Folk, Weeds, Ugly Betty, United States of Tara, Orange is the New Black, My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, Avatar: The Last Air Bender, The Legend of Korra, Skins (UK), Legend of the Seeker, Xena Warrior Princess, Archer, Steven Universe, Rick and Morty, Over the Garden Wall, Game of Thrones, True Blood...

Anime: Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Gundam Wing, Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z, Cardcaptors, Baka and Test, Digimon, Nerima Daikon Brothers, Ghost Stories, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Princess Jellyfish, Inugami to Nekoyama, Free!, and more. I also really enjoy Yu-Gi-Oh and DBZ Abridged.

Music: Mika, Florence and the Machine, Mindless Self Indulgence, Spice Girls, Aqua, Noah and the Whale, Gotye, Two Door Cinema Club, Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, Matt and Kim, 3OH!3, Shiny Toy Guns, Lonely Island, Weird Al Yankovich, The Ready Set, One-Eyed Doll, and a lot more. I like rock, pop, trance, and indie.

I'm not very picky with my food but I know what I like.
Spaghetti. :D Sushi, chocolate cake, coffe ice cream, mocha frappe, grass and dirt Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans, most pasta, filet mignon, salmon, most fruits, baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, pickles, and more I can't think of at the moment. Also I've a mad sweet tooth.

Games: Spyro, Pokemon Snap, Pokemon in general, Super Smash Bros., Magic the Gathering, Pokemon Stadium, Phase 10, Monopoly, Mancala, Ascension, Dominion, Red Dragon Inn, Kingdom Builder, Dead or Alive, Left 4 Dead, League of Legends, Zombie Dice, and more. I REEAALLLY like to watch people play horror-survival games like Silent Hill and Resident Evil 'cause I'm too afraid to do so myself. xD

I'm really into certain animals and creatures, too, so I'm gonna list them. 'Cause why not?: seahorses, cats, goats, bats, dolphins, llamas, bunnies, puppies, wolves, pandas, foxes, red pandas, turtles, bettas, sting rays, blue tree frogs, colorful snakes, and giraffes. As far as creatures go I'm fascinated with fairies, griffins, chimaeras, mermaids, sirens, kelpies, phoenixes, kirin, satyrs, harpies, naga, the Baku, and Pokemon (naturally).
The six things I could never do without
1. My kitties; past and present.

2. Friends and family.

3. All things creative -- books, movies, art, music, etc.

4. A sense of humor.

5. --insert snarky "food, water, air etc" answer here--

6. The Internet; especially Google Maps.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Reality" as we know it and how it might differ from our perception of it. Gay guys. Gay girls? Mine and other peoples' stories. People, their motives, personalities, memories, and thoughts. Who all's been in the same store that I am currently in. The story behind someone's purchase. Enlightenment and ego deaths. The wonder of Space and all the mysteries it holds. Multiverses. My cats. The next time I'll visit my old haunts in California. The next time I'll go to Ren Faire, an anime convention, and Moody Gardens. My eventual and very-much-anticipated trip to Japan. All the things I want to learn to do. My regrets.

I think way too much.
On a typical Friday night I am
Who has a "typical" Friday night????
If I'm not working I'm nerding out either by myself or with my friends. Or cleaning the house, reading, binge watching TV shows/movies, dicking around on Tumblr/YouTube, or writing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
-I'm polyamorous.
-I've a mild case of PTSD.
-I've Generalized Anxiety disorder.
-Despite not being sexually active, I don't believe in kinkshaming, unless it causes explicit harm, has no regard to consent, or is morally corrupt.

I'm pretty much an open book. Sometimes too open.
You should message me if
-You and I have a 90% match or higher. It is unlikely I will message you back if you're lower. Sorry.

-You're not a creep looking to get into my pants. Pro tip: it's not gonna happen. And I may block/report/or chew you out if you're disrespectful enough.

-You want to have a conversation about anime, the vastness of space, feminism, queerness, psychology, or philosophy.

-You're into Blues dance and are willing to help a newb out (added bonus if you're a bit nerdy).

-You want to chill at TRF, Sherwood, or an anime convention.

-You play LoL. I just got into the game and would like some friends to play with... and some tutoring bcuz good lord sooo many strategies. x3 Or if you want to have a viewing party. What can I say? It's my football.

-You'd like to play board games.

-Sidenote for shy people, especially those who rate 90% or higher: don't worry. I won't bite. Let me know in your message so I can ease your mind, ok? :)