My name is Sheesha, and I'm little and pretty geeky and I know far, far too much useless trivia (primarily about history, where I have weird specializations like the archaeology associated with the Iliad, but I also seem to have a smattering of everything, and I'm not entirely certain when or where I've picked that up).
I get really self conscious when I get excited about things. I get self conscious about most things. And intimidated. And anxious.
I'm really close with my inner child, but also my inner old lady and my inner housewife. I've an intense fondness for all things twee, and I love Murdoch Mysteries, and I've recently gotten super into cookie decorating because I'm a firm believer in putting damask patterns on everything.
I have two cats and I'm a pretty content crazy cat lady, because no cat has ever made a disparaging comment about me.
My cats are named Chaucer and Shakespeare, which is probably a fairly firm indication that I am a massive lit geek.
Specifically, I am an avid Chaucerian. I've a particular interest in his characterizations of women and how that relates to the social circumstances of his place and time-- also how it relates to Chaucer as a writer.
One of my favourite topics is the comparison of attitudes between the Canterbury Tales and The Legend of Good Women.
In the past few years, I've kind of neglected my study of language, and, now, the only thing I confidently know how to say in Latvian is 'it's cold, and I don't want to be alone'.
It should be noted that I just came out of a long and intense relationship, and don't feel like I'm ready to jump into anything new right away; I'd prefer to take the time and get to know people.
But I prefer that anyways, because getting involved with people you already know you mesh with on a friendship level leads to better relationships.
My favourite comic book writer is Garth Ennis.
I am very particular about movies, as I have some trouble sitting still and paying attention to one single thing for extended periods. I like movies, but I am terrible at watching them alone.
I do listen to music quite avidly, and I don't typically find myself restrained by concepts of genre. However, I do have an infrasound sensitivity, which acts up (primarily) with very low electronic tones, so I cannot listen to those without feeling rather ill, which is unpleasant, and sometimes unpleasant music sets a good mood, but it's usually not worth it.
My favourite Smiths song is Handsome Devil.
I play video games sometimes, too.
One of my favourite hobbies is acting out historical events as closely as possible via Civilizations.
Although, I consider Arcanum the greatest game ever made, and, daily, I mourn that there doesn't exist a game exactly the same in every respect but that I've not beaten is dozens of times.
The Last Express is another top favourite game of mine. It's so incredibly well made, and so notable for having aged well. It's clever and historically/culturally aware, and when you beat that game you have to sit there, feeling completely stunned because holy shit that is some quality writing.
I currently have an opening in my life for someone to trade articles with. How this works is we send each other interesting things and then discuss their ramifications and occasionally debate as long as the subject isn't too emotionally sensitive because it's less fun when you're fighting.