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My self-summary
Fair warning - I often don't reply to anyone whose profile is less than an 90% match or more than a 15% enemy match to mine because we disagree on social issues I personally find important. I also just went through a whirlwind relationship that culminated in a whirlwind breakup, so I'm not emotionally or mentally ready yet to commit to anything serious, but I'd like to *slowly* build more friendships and see what develops.

I am: a punster, eccentric, silly, serendipitous, effusive, intense, chameleonic, travel-sized, a minimalist, honest, ethical, liberal, empathic, compassionate, outspoken, crude, queer, Burner, and so on.

I'm the kind of person who organizes pubic hair-dyeing parties. I try to be at least as cool as Reggie Watts. My favorite quote comes from Joseph Fort Newton: "People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." I also have a particular soft spot for the Latin phrase "Dum spiro, spero" (While I breathe, I hope).

Prior to the past 7+ years in Austin, I've lived in the Houston area, small towns around Sugar Land, TX, and two years in Berlin, Germany.

I have some fabulously muscular legs from cycling and other activities, and I'm fat. If you think someone weighing about 190 lbs. and wearing a size 14/16 in women's clothing is outside of your criteria for personal attractiveness then I am definitely not a match for you.
What I’m doing with my life
I studied computer programming at Austin Community College but didn't find enough passion for it to pursue as a career. I upgraded from volunteering to working within the library system after my financial aid unexpectedly dried up. It's my dream job, and I'm so fortunate to have it. Last year I returned to college for statistics and sociology courses, although I had to drop out due to ongoing health issues.

I just got a scooter, so that's fun.

I spent a year living in two co-op groups in east Austin. Now I live with a married couple who I used to date. I have a strong interest in sharing resources and responsibilities (cohousing, co-ops, etc.). I'm a budding (har har) gardener that had a plot at a community garden until I lost eligibility by moving.

I play a lot of Pokemon Go. My interest in card games like Dominion, Magic: the Gathering, and DiXit waxes and wanes. I also volunteer to proofread scanned books for Distributed Proofreaders.

As an autodidact I try to practice German and Spanish skills on DuoLingo. I have a special fondness for learning languages because I love to learn how people use different sounds and gestures and other ways to communicate the same concept to other people. I love people-watching (in the least creepy way possible).

I like to share videos!
I’m really good at
friendships, exploring, causing people to laugh, quoting Internet memes, squealing in glee, arguing for the cards of other people in card games, dividing small numbers into their lowest common denominators
The first things people usually notice about me
I laugh often, hard, and loudly. I giggle-snort. If you see it then you'll definitely hear it.

If I'm cycling then people usually notice I'm wearing a helmet because that's rather unusual in Austin.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Book recommendations:

Do you have a favorite book? Tell me about it! I devour sci-fi and fantasy anthologies. I'm especially fond of most writings of Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, James Alan Gardner, Mary Roach, Jasper Fforde, Robert Jackson Bennett, Alastair Reynolds, Patrick Rothfuss ...

I watch TV shows online like Steven Universe or Adventure Time and anime. I watch some fantasy, action, science fiction (naturally) and darker movies as well. I also like nature/science shows and documentaries Ex: David Attenborough

I like most music; give me some drum and bass, and I'll shake what my mama gave me. My playlist consists mainly of folk music, pop, EBM, industrial, and musical hits from the 1960s forward. Lately I have Twenty One Pilots and The Organ on repeat. I like music mashups that theoretically shouldn't mesh well but do in practice Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9BAClTh0M

I also like bands like Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio because they have song titles such as "Three Is an Orgy, Four is Forever" and "Who Stole the Sun from Its Place (In My Heart)" and I cannot tell if they're serious or it's all a big joke.

I cannot think of a food that I wouldn't try once. I tried switched from a social vegetarian to a full-time pescetarian but found myself less happy and healthy, so I'm researching ways to address that. I'm fond of Asian/Indian, Hispanic, and African cuisines.
The six things I could never do without
(Please replace "could never do without" above to "prefer not to do without.")

a bicycle in good, running condition
needle and thread
computer+Internet access
intellectual curiosity
ginger milk tea - I'd put ginger in everything from cereal to birthday cake if I thought it would improve the taste.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- how to make library policies and practices more efficient
- the digitization of literature, libraries, and databases
- linguistics
- bartering and non-standard forms of currency (Ex: tacos!)
- radical self-sufficiency
- kinetic sculptures
- biospheres; co-housing; tiny house; underground living
- non-violent communication (The name sounds woo-woo, but it has some sound guidelines.)
- spelunking and space exploration
- why I highly value efficiency but also love watching Rube Goldberg machines in action
On a typical Friday night I am
... error, does not compute
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There's very little off-limits to me. I have an active Fetlife account. I find The Red Green Show hysterically funny. I have been known to sing the theme song of Schnappi das Kleine Krokodil complete with hand gestures.
You should message me if
... you're neither misogynistic nor misandrist. These are deal-breakers with me. Discriminating against an entire gender (or discriminating in general) is nothing to be proud of.

Some more points that raise compatibility but aren't deal-breakers:
... you don't use the terms "boys" or "girls" to refer to men or women respectively
... you wear pragmatic, comfortable shoes (or rarely wear shoes)
... you often have a good time without drinking alcohol
... you voted in both your local and national elections
... you don't carry or own a firearm

I prefer local dating partners, but I would consider a long-distance relationship if I meet someone extraordinarily well-suited. Either way, I love hearing from people outside of the greater Austin area as well as inside of it.