jbasil
24Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Strange genderfluid weirdo. A little bit cool, a little bit freaky. They/them, please.

I love the moon more than everything else. Seriously, the moon is my favorite thing. It's completely wonderful, and I will talk to you about it for hours if you let me. If you want me to like you, a great first date idea is: sitting somewhere and looking at the moon and maybe talking a little bit, but mostly just looking at the moon.

Polyamorous: in general, I like to let every relationship that I am in, be it romantic or otherwise, define itself as it goes, and become any and all the things that seem natural for it. I'm not looking for monogamy or exclusivity or anything of that nature, but that does not mean I'm not open to serious and/or committed relationships. If you're interested in what polyamory means for me, or what it might mean for you, or what it might mean in general, let me know! I love talking about polyamory and related concepts, and finding out new ways that people practice those things.

I really like math, and fonts, and hip hop, and opera, and poetry, and getting lost. I don't know how to describe myself, and I don't know if I wish I did.

I speak in analogies, and I like to be confused.
What I’m doing with my life
Working on a PhD in math, teaching, trying to remember to wash the dishes. Coping.
I’m really good at
math, crossword puzzles, reaching that thing on the top shelf you can't get to
The first things people usually notice about me
tall? bald?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
Joyce---A Portrait of the Artist As a Young Man; Nabokov---Lolita, Pale Fire; Murakami---The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Kafka on the Shore, Hard-Boiled Wonderland & The End of the World, 1Q84; Saint-Éxupery---The Little Prince; Deleuze & Guattari---Anti-Œdipus, A Thousand Plateaus; Tolkien---The Silmarillion, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit; Rowling---All the Harry Potter; Proust---As much of In Search of Lost Time as I've read, it remains a reading in progress; Kierkegaard---Fear and Trembling.

Movies:
Amélie, My Neigbor Totoro (and almost every other Miyazaki movie), Pan's Labyrinth, Lawrence of Arabia, Lord of the Rings, Paprika, Les Miserables, Hiroshima mon amour, etc etc.

Shows:
Twin Peaks, The X-Files, sense8, Orphan Black, Person of Interest, The West Wing, (are you seeing a theme yet? please recommend me more conspiracy-oriented shows)

Music: hip-hop, folk rock, indie rock, electronica, trance, rap, soul, Motown, musicals, opera, classical.

favorites among those genres include: wu-tang clan, joanna newsom, the decemberists, ella fitzgerald, the band, bob dylan, james deano, IAM, chuck berry, the beatles, puccini, yeah yeah yeahs, nas, infected mushroom.

Food: cakes, pies, pasta, vinegar, chocolate, tomatoes, barbecue, comfort food (basically anything southern), gnocchi, rice, peaches, chicken. [Update: I finally have a goddamn oven and a gas stove, and I am going a little bit wild with it. If you want me to make you something, I will make you something. It can be a surprise, even!]
Six things I could never do without
typography
homotopy
cuddling
whiskey
the moon
bears
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I should have said yesterday, math, time, depression, kerning.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sleeping early, or doing puzzles, or trying to make myself cry (it's a healthy habit, I promise! Unlearning two decades of self-imposed masculinity is hard)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm generally very open about things that might be considered private. For instance, I'm mentally ill, and depression is a significant factor in my day-to-day life, and I am not shy about talking about it (any more than I am shy talking about anything).
You should message me if
you like diagrams and anagrams and ambigrams
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