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My self-summary
Quiet, sarcastic, somewhat nerdy, silly hermit.

Please note: Although I am single, I am not looking to date anybody right now. That's why my profile is set to "looking for new friends," and I really do mean it. I assume that anybody who messages me regarding my photos but nothing else or even suggests a romantic dinner date didn't read the fact that I am only interested in platonic connection right now, so chances of me responding will be close to zero.

Also, people can totally tell when you send them an impersonal copy-pasted generic message. Seriously, I had one user send me the SAME PREWRITTEN PARAGRAPH MESSAGE one year apart, so now I block anyone I identify as a "hi" spammer, to save us both the trouble of deja vu. I know it's demoralizing to be on a social site and get few responses, but the risk is worth the reward. A lot of OKC people are awesome and deserve a modicum of effort.
What I’m doing with my life
I have a BS in Anthropology, although a medical event has disrupted my plans to get into cultural resource management or live in a natural history museum lab. Now I am in social services - could be worse, I guess?
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
Physically? Probably that I'm "tall for a girl," or that I'm fat. Personality-wise, probably something about how I'm shy, quiet or awkward. Social anxiety can do that to a first impression.

Or that my laugh is infectious. I am kinda self-conscious about it, but people assure me it's a good thing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Orphan's Tales duology, Deathless, and Dirge for Prester John trilogy (all Catherynne Valente), Bridge of Birds (Barry Hughart), Midnight Robber (Nalo Hopkinson), Was (Geoff Ryman). Can I include graphic novels? If I could, I'd have an entire bookcase for Finder, Fables, Birds of Prey, and some others.

Movies: The Iron Giant, Fantastic Mr Fox, Clue, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Death Becomes Her, Pan's Labyrinth, The Court Jester, The Fifth Element, Resident Evil. Basically, anything animated, fantasy, goofy whimsical comedy, or action-filled-but-not-in-a-war-film-way. Movies that don't make me hate people/the world in the end (it doesn't need a trite happy ending, but I don't like hopeless, depressing conclusions either).

Shows: Leverage, Eureka, reruns of CSI/NCIS/Bones (guilty pleasures), Avatar: The Last Airbender, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Steven Universe, Sleepy Hollow, Sense8, Batman: The Animated Series. I do like some reality shows - Top Chef, Project Runway.

Music: Dependent on mood, and I'm rubbish at remembering bands/singers and track titles. Thanks to my father, I grew up listening to Tiffany, Enigma and Heart, and I think it's influenced my musical tastes.

Food: I lack friends who are willing to try new foods, so I'm basically over-the-moon excited to be introduced to something new. I especially like seafood-based dishes. If I could eat one cuisine forever, it'd probably be Indian (though I am only familiar with certain regional styles - like I said, my friends stick with the familiar - but what I've eaten so far has been amazing).
Six things I could never do without
Books. Mostly fantasy and a bit of nonfiction like ethnographies or folklore collections. I would like to read more nonfiction and other genres, but I only seem to remember this when I'm not in a reading mood, and when I am picking out books to read I end up choosing that fits my usual interests, rather than something new in a new genre.

Animation, particularly stop motion and traditional hand-drawn work. While I'm not a fan of anime, I don't dislike it either; the only anime I've seen is a couple series on Hulu and 90's stuff like Sailor Moon and Samurai Pizza Cats.

Comics, paper or web-only. I spend a lot of my time archive bingeing on webcomics since it's cheaper and more space efficient than buying floppies or collected editions.

Going for walks, especially in parks and preserves. I went kayaking for the first time ever in Newport Back Bay this year, and it was the best hour ever.

Writing fiction.

Learning new things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
So, example time. Today I came across yoga pants called Serious Pant and was like, "THAT IS THE BEST EVER, FOR I DO NOT HAVE ANY SERIOUS PANT (YET)." It's like realizing your life was missing something, and then you find it online, for $74USD! (I did not buy them.) A couple weeks back, I came across made-to-measure jeans. At first I was dismissive about it, until I saw that Helen Mirren liked them. Now I like them too. Because Helen Mirren! (EDIT: The made-to-measure denim company died/disappeared, but I didn't want to erase Helen Mirren from my profile, so I'm leaving it here even though it's horribly out of date.)

I don't think there's any one topic I think about on a regular basis. Circling the same thoughts is a sign of spiralling-out-of-control depression/boredom, so I try to think of other things, usually about observations or discoveries I've made.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably relaxing, petting my cats, reading a book or playing a Flash game while browsing Reddit.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My favorite memories mostly involve being alone. My least favorite memories mostly involve being alone.

Also, I LOVE the Puppy Bowl.
You should message me if feel like asking what cartoon series needs to be rebooted next (obviously the answer is Pirates of Dark Water), or webcomics, or just feel like sharing an anecdote.

Gonna have to add: DO NOT MESSAGE IF YOUR PROFILE IS COMPLETELY BLANK. That is just creepy, like one of those blank-faced mobs from a horror video game. AND I DO NOT BEFRIEND HORROR GAME MOBS, IT IS JUST COUNTERPRODUCTIVE.
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