Polyamorous and anticapitalist. That doesn't mean I'm a fucking socialist. That doesn't mean I'm not a fucking socialist.
Amazing truths for your information so behold:
Hussites > Hessians
Nausicaa > Mononoke
Celebi brothers > Wright brothers
Tulsi Gabbard will be the next president of the United States
I get really excited about things like plant-based antivenins and parasitic wasps. Still like talking about permaculture and free schools, but I guess I've decided my focus is elsewhere. Biology and pedagogy generally still capture my imagination, though. As do machines and history. I'm a tutor.
You know what? I'm actually pretty damn good at filling out online profiles. (our match percent just dropped, I know)
What else. Listening! Also explaining. A man who explains things! How novel! But seriously, that's what people pay me to do.
Visual pattern recognition. I like to think I'm good at recognizing non-visual patterns as well.
Also I can tell magic rings apart from normal ones. This will turn out to be important later in my story.
I tutor so I look like a tutor. My gender identity and presentation have fluctuated wildly over the years. Nowadays I see my assigned gender mostly as a source of privilege (and the idea of gender identity has little personal meaning to me outside of that), so in a sense I embrace it as a way of accepting responsibility for the task of destroying that privilege. My greatest privilege is my wealth, in which I include my U.S. citizenship. In summation, my gender is "Gringo".
I can be quiet if people around me are loud, but I'll open my mouth about ecology, radical politics, centrist politics, gender politics, tv shows, other people's foibles, my own foibles, the nuances of any mundane situation, plant families, etymology, and of course the Protestant Reformation.
Movies - Miyazaki, and I'm a sucker for Pixar and Wes Anderson.
Shows - The Wire, Carnivàle, and of course Stranger Things for a start. Steven Universe for dessert. Adventure Time all the time, forever.
Bishop Allen, The Decemberists, The Magnetic Fields, Kimya Dawson, The Flaming Lips, Jason Webley, Mirah, Cake.
Food - yum!
Favorite Ukrainian realist painter - Ilya Repin
Cursing at a circuit I put together that just won't work and I don't understand and why don't my electronics projects ever just work?
There's a great deal of fear and confusion about this STD, which seems to have started in the 70s, when it officially went from a Weird Little Sore to a Horrible Sex Affliction. Personally, I'm sick of being stigmatized for being informed. So many people are disgusted by You Herpes Mutants, or are horrified to find that THEY THEMSELVES are Herpetically Afflicted. Everybody calm the fuck down.
Bottom line; you already have herpes. YOU HAVE HERPES. Your cold sores are herpes. Yes, those normal little sores that cropped up a lot more ten years ago, but you still kindof get them occasionally. If you kiss one of the uninfected minority, you can give them herpes. If you go down on someone, you CAN give them genital herpes. Just be careful, and be informed. Maybe even get tested!
If you share an interest, are politically active, are happy with life, write wittily, and are good, OR any combination of three or more of the above.
If you want a sidekick, if for instance you were a badass superhero whose powers are urban exploration and patience but you needed a sidekick.
If you need a hand picking mushrooms. If you'd like to know how jellyfish reproduce.
Seriously, tell me all about your cold sores, we'll talk about it, it's cool.