I'm a recovering classicist. On a long hiatus from undergrad. I’m looking forward to finally getting that coveted slip of paper, the license to call myself ‘A.B.’, and being done with the whole sordid affair. Till then, I’ve left myself to my own devices, and am enjoying a life of hedonism and sloth.
Crossfit: totally addicted. Now that I'm no longer in school, it's the single thing that takes up the biggest chunk of my time.
Cuddling is the best. I hope you agree. Why is our culture so afraid of body contact?
When I'm with someone, I'm perfectly content to just let time pass for a while without words. This makes some people uncomfortable, for some reason.
I'm from Oakland originally, and sometimes I do feel culturally Californian more than East-Coaster. I usually spend a couple months out of the year visiting the Bay Area.
CRUSH THE PATRIARCHY, PLEASE!
Once I walked 12 miles through Wisconsin farmland for a day-trip and got bitten by a farmdog.
Polyamory is my default mode. I sense, though, that might be willing to try monogamy if I was really head-over-heels smitten. But that hasn't happened in a long time.
Favorite play: probably ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’
Neal Stephenson kicks ass, though ‘Reamde’ was a slight disappointment. ‘Seveneves’ was better, but his high point is still the ‘Baroque Cycle’/‘Cryptonomicon’ tetralogy.
‘Calvin and Hobbes’ and Lewis Carroll shaped me in my tender formative years.
The Stone Dance of the Chameleon!
I’ve never read a book on anything but paper, and I probably never will.
Movies: black-and-white classics (Katharine Hepburn = goddess; ‘Witness for the Prosecution’, ‘Casablanca’, ‘Bringing Up Baby’, etc.); CLUE; science fiction. —Shows: 30 Rock, Battlestar Galactica. Doctor Who, Torchwood. Futurama. Archer, Bob’s Burgers. Orange Is the New Black, Childrens Hospital, Parks and Rec, Six Feet Under. Twin Peaks, Fawlty Towers. Not an anime person in general, but I loved Attack on Titan, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo. Know some other anime that's high on artistic merit, low on sexualized preteen girls and other irritating anime tropes? Feel free to recommend!
Oh yeah, and Daria! Daria is definitely my rôle model.
When it comes to popular music of the past 50 years, I have a startling cultural illiteracy. Probe me about it sometime, you'll be impressed by how little I know. On the other hand, super-old music can capture me. Renaissance polyphony, Mozart’s symphonies, Beethoven’s late string quartets, and Bach’s organ works are among my casual obsessions. (I’m an enthusiast, but not really an aficionado.)
Food: Spicy is good. Meat is good. Food is good.
I play PC games too, sometimes. Games are the most exciting burgeoning new medium of creative expression to arise in our time. FTL and other cool indie stuff. Europa Universalis IV, Crusader Kings II. Infocom text adventures and retro-style point-and-clicks. Fallen London junkie (my two accounts are hwoosh and R Fellow Oswho; add me!).
How much muscle I need to put on before I qualify to list myself as "Jacked" on OKCupid. ;)
I have congenital oligodontia. (And I like gratuitous fancy polysyllabic Graeco-Latinate words for things, too!)
Also, I have a cute little birthmark above my knee. And a sacral dimple. (TMI?)
Sometimes when I look at a person's face I see their skull and get really weirded out.
The phrase "hopeless romantic" makes me grind my teeth.
If you suffer from internalized homophobia, racism, transphobia, misogyny, machismo, smallmindedness, willful ignorance, narcissism, sanctimoniousness, an irrational fixation on monogamy, or a belief in astrology, then yes, I'm probably judging you. (But, if there's physical attraction, I'll probably still hook up with you. Such are the ways of the world.)