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My self-summary
7 Rs...

I'm Emma, a native St. Louisan, biracial Japanese-American, out bisexual, and culturally spiritual (while also being Athiest/Agnostic belief-wise -- they're not mutually exclusive).

I come from a family comprised mostly of architects, artists and graphic designers, so art was sort of in the cards for me (in some manifestation) from birth. In my case, I'm a poetry and fiction writer (and occasional artist's model), and a devotee of visual arts and creative writing. (The rest of my family are primarily lawyers, if you wondered.)

Above all, I'm interested in anthropology and folklore. I consider myself a world citizen (who isn't, ultimately?) and circumnavigated the globe with a program called Semester at Sea (Take that, bucket list!)

Want to know more? Write me something special and I'll do my best to write back. No copy and paste messages, per favore. I always know. ;)
What I’m doing with my life
I work at Whole Foods CWE, cutting and wrapping cheeses, prepping olives, stocking beer, wine, and spirits, making espresso, pulling taps, pouring wine, and of course sampling a little of everything! To customers, of course. I also sell wine, craft beer, and other necessities at Gustine Market! :)

Single & looking-ish. Had a five year relationship, and we're still best friends. No, we don't make out. Turns out, she's straight.

Former longtime guild leader in an MMO. Yes, I'm a huge geek. (And since I've gotten a few inquiries... it's Guild Wars 2, and I'm on Tarnished Coast.)
I’m really good at
Poetry. Academics. I was a track champion in high school, in 400m hurdles.
Can't play an instrument well, unfortunately (though I did play
trumpet in the middle school band). I'm an excellent lover, of course.

I'm also pretty knowledgeable about wine... it's one of those things that sort of just happened, especially working at a store that hosts regular wine tastings. :) And craft beer love runs in the family, so fancy beer fandom is absolutely something I'm excellent at! Planning to brew a little in the future, too.

I can even sing my gorgeous rhymes with an impressive vocal range!
The first things people usually notice about me
I can't read the minds of other people (although I am quite curious), so I'm going to replace the header with "My most striking features are".

1) I have a unique face. I don't look particularly Japanese, but there's something about my features that can't be easily placed into one race or another.
2) My eyes. Amber, slightly almond-shaped. I try to be a bit sultry with them.
3) My skin. A lot of people comment on this -- so I suppose they must notice it specifically.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Last Unicorn, Kushiel's Dart, A Song of Ice and Fire, Song of the Lioness, Curious Wine, His Dark Materials, The Black Jewels Trilogy by Anne Bishop, The Neverending Story, A Great and Terrible Beauty, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Vampire Academy, The Dispossessed, Blue Bloods Book Series by Melissa De La Cruz, Secret Society, Night World, The Merry Gentry Series, The Undomestic Goddess, Enchantress from the Stars, Protector of the Small, Trickster's Choice, A Dance for Emilia, Michael Ende, Memoirs of a Geisha, Santa Olivia, Apprentice Adept, Changeling, Daughters of a Coral Dawn, Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter, The Nine Muses, The Magic Touch, Anatomy of a Rose, Tipping the Velvet, A College of Magicks, Into the Land of the Unicorns, The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles, An Emergence of Green, House of Night, Fablehaven, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mina Loy, Emily Dickinson, E. E. Cummings, T. S. Eliot, Pablo Neruda, Homer, Ernest Hemingway, Pearl S. Buck, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Le Guin, Perkins Gilman, Vonnegut, Peter S. Beagle, Tamora Pierce, Shakespeare, Gregory Orr, William Carlos Williams, H.D., Roald Dahl, Marianne Moore, Katherine V. Forrest, Diana Peterfreund, William Shakespeare, Hex Hall Series, Bloodlines

When Harry Met Sally..., Memoirs of a Geisha, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Last Unicorn, Bridget Jones's Diary, Princess Mononoke, Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion, Frida, Howl's Moving Castle, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Office Space, Chocolat, strange frame, Velvet Goldmine, Underworld: Evolution, Pride and Prejudice, Knights of Badassdom, Like Water for Chocolate, The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Little Mermaid, Better Than Chocolate, The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter, Tipping the Velvet, Best in Show, The Wicker Man, Drop Dead Fred, To Wong Foo, Abre Los Ojos, Amelie

Revenge, Portlandia, Lost Girl, Ringer, Game of Thrones, Glee, True Blood, The Guild, Face Off, Once Upon a Time, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Project Runway, Awkward, The Gates, American Horror Story, Welcome to Sweetie Pie's, Dorm Life, The L Word, America's Next Top Model, RuPaul's Drag Race, Work Of Art: The Next Great Artist, Angel, V, Bones, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Futurama, Funny Days

Sarah McLachlan, Nightwish, Kill Hannah, Lorena McKennitt, The Unicorns, Miss Peggy Lee, LUDO, Rhapsody of Fire, Emilie Autumn, Blackmore's Night, Shakira, Groove Coverage, Anouk, Elysian Fields, The Birthday Massacre, Dido, Evanescence, Panic Attack, Alanis Morissette, Autumn, Red Hot Chili Peppers, cirq, Indigo Girls, Sophie B. Hawkins, Weezer, Sneaker Pimps, Emerald Rose, Epica, Sirenia, Tristania, UnSun, Soad, The Green Children, Stephenie Gee, Florence and the Machine, Garbage, Vanilla Ninja, Narsilion, The Postal Service, Inkubus Sukkubus, Tanita Tikaram, Carole King, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Amorphis, Merril Bainbridge, Eileen Ivers, Milk Inc., Eels, Jack Off Jill, The Orange Stilettos, Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams

Raspberries, blackberries, apricots, mochi ice cream, pepperoni pizza, crepes, dim sum, banana splits, welsh rarebit, gruyere, banana bread, pierogi, chargrilled oysters, sweet potato fries, lamb burger, reubens, bacon-wrapped bleu cheese-stuffed dates, canada dry green tea ginger ale, garnacha, coffee stouts, cream stout / cookies'n'cream ice cream milkshakes, mango lassis, avocado lassis, charcuterie, dark chocolate
Six things I could never do without
My cat, contact lenses, my brain, my beauty, literacy, my sense of self.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
You should message me if you're interested in the answer to this one.
On a typical Friday night I am
Dinner out. A concert or show of some sort. Checking out drinks at a new dive. Gallery opening. Howling at the moon (just kidding -- that's plausible, but atypical). Living in a city, there are generally a lot of options!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a secret fetish.
You should message me if
I am looking for whatever comes my way and occupies my mind. Delighting me is also a plus.
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