Now that we've got that out of the way: I'm a writer, a feminist, a polyamorist, and an alien in human disguise. It's not a cheap disguise, though the zipper shows.
I like individuals more than crowds (though I'm not a Libertarian) and ideas more than ideologies. I am passionate about art, love, science, and social progress.
I'm increasingly in love with the world around me. I'm continually working on myself, physically and mentally, determined to make the most out of what Mary Oliver calls my "one wild and precious life." Mostly, this means learning, experiencing, and creating, but also eating lots of smoked salmon.
I'm also working on my megalomania, which I've heard might be a thing.
My work: I write surrealistic horror/mystery stories, somewhere between Ruth Rendell and Clive Barker. My fiction has been published a few times and I also write movie reviews every once in awhile. I'm working on my first novel, teaching, and learning how to better enjoy life. Learning to savor it more than I judge it, while still, of course, aiming higher.
Also: trying to see how I can help the resistance against The Great White Dope.
I've read a few thousand books and I can give killer recommendations to readers of many kinds (I love getting them too). Ditto for film/tv (particularly of the horrific/artsy).
I've also been told I'm a wild & amusing partner in conversation, a good kisser, an attentive/inventive lover, a caring friend, and a decent human space heater.
Music: The Boards of Canada, Aphex Twin, Autechre, David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Laibach, Poe, Marilyn Manson, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Goblin, Bach, Cypress Hill, Johnny Cash, KMFDM, Rasputina, Brian Eno, Smashing Pumpkins, Bruce Springsteen, Muse.
Movies: It Follows, Paprika, Opera, Session 9, Tomie, In the Mouth of Madness, The Hour of the Wolf, Naked Lunch, Lost Highway, Dellamorte Dellamore, Serial Mom, The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoise, The Thing, The Haunting (the original), Ichi the Killer, Last Year at Marienbad, Annie Hall, Se7en, Fight Club, Dawn of the Dead, Perfect Blue, Requiem for a Dream, Quills, They Come From Within
TV: Hannibal, House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Game of Thrones, Gotham, Better Call Saul, Veep, Orange is the New Black, Elementary, New Girl, and The Walking Dead.
And, of course, human encounter. Can do without it, in that I use my time alone productively, but I love intimacy of all kinds: witty duels, idea-derby, learning better emotional attunement, listening, sex, alchemy, going to bookstores together.
Philosophy, movies, mysticism.
Nightmares and dreamscapes.
Sexuality, relationships and gender issues.
How to love, both myself and others, better.
2. I was electrocuted in the mouth when I was three years old.
3. I can make people laugh, often in a milk-out-the-nosey sort of way. But jokes bore me. I prefer a more inventive and interactive play of wit with a partner. Know what I mean? Then we might click.
4. I have braces. So, if that's a no-go for you, I'll save you the surprise of finding that out the first time we meet :p
5. My scars are the source of my superpowers.
if you are interested in ethical open relationships,
if you have a passion in or for life and you are drawn to those who do,
if you ever suspected you too might be an alien being (all species considered, though no Tribbles please),
or if you have a good book recommendation for me.