semitic-stud
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My self-summary
Right now, my life is a bit at sea--but only metaphorically, otherwise I would be happier and probably without wifi. I'm writing as much as I can, baking for a living, and cultivating a healthy, anti-state attitude. I'm not in a band. I'm a libra. I don't like Jung, so I'm knee-jerk against the whole INFTPRLQN thing; but I won't harangue you if you find it meaningful.
What I’m doing with my life
Working for the man, like everyone else. Planning on a degree that will allow me to work for the man, but with better hours and more benefits. Dreaming about being internationally famous, then chastising myself for caring about the vanity of the external world, and chastising myself more for thinking the external world is vain. ಠ_ಠ

Schul shopping without admitting it's schul shopping. Aaahh, I'm so bad, but I'm also very particular, and for good reason! Oh well, here's hoping I can find one that isn't a two hour bus ride away.
I’m really good at
Reflexive Yiddish humor. Push-ups. Sometimes I'll knit a sock, but stop at just the one. It's always an impecable sock, though. Acquiring new languages. AP style. Finding a show tune for every occasion.

The bit about AP is a lie. I hate AP style and I resent my foxy history teacher for making me use it.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm short--let's be honest.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My current reading list:

Nana, by Emile Zola
Bereishis/Genesis (an extensively annotated translation put out by Art Scroll), by...that's a conversation for another time...
Human, All Too Human, by Nietzsche
Her, by Cherry Muhanji (I highly recommend this book!)

Movies and TV: I like silly, campy things, and classic old movies from the golden age of hollywood. I also love almost any kung-fu movie, and almost any musical. Sometimes I watch K-Dramas, and occasionally I watch anime. My favorite movies are Blazing Saddles and The Producers.

My go-to triumvirate of musicians is Tom Waits, Iggy Pop, and Kate Bush. The best concert I've ever been to was Dir En Grey at the Showbox. My go-to genre I love best is jazz. My go-to song is HYFR. Update: I saw Iggy Pop and it was better than I could have imagined!!!

I like all foods except anything cream-based. I think it has something to do with my psyche.
The six things I could never do without
Books. Books, books books. Books. Kitties.

I forgot to mention smooth tenor sax.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Food, art and butts. Beyond that, you'll just have to talk to me to find out. I have to start using the oxford comma consistently, or I'll no longer be justified in complaining about those who don't.

I am dismayed by how pedestrian Oxford comma jokes have become. I've seen them on at least two other profiles now, and I'm just going to have to think of something more original to put here. Probably a pun.
On a typical Friday night I am
Undergoing hypnosis to recover my historical past. Last session revealed that in another life, I was either a minor land baron in Reformation-era Poland, or Ephialtes of Trachis (aka cousin of Gollum who betrayed Leonidas in 300).

Just joshing you, I don't believe in that stuff.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Naruto makes me really want to be a ninja. Three guesses as to which team I'd best like to be assigned to.

P. S., I'm transgender (ftm). If you don't recognize the terms or want to know more, I recommend this neat search engine called Google.
A note to potential interlocutors, transgender is not my gender identity (dude is my gender identity) and does not define me as a person. If you'd like to talk, please don't lead with the above. It's pretty boring for me by now.
End PSA.

Okay, since no one has ever messaged me trying to guess which team I'd best like to be assigned to, I'll just tell you. Team Gai forever. Savor your springtime of youth.
You should message me if
You think the jokes on laffy taffy wrappers are genuinely funny. I can't believe that just now, as I type this, I finally realize why it's called "laffy" taffy................

You want to smash the state, if by "smash the state" you mean dismantle state-based systems of oppression like the prison system, the police force, the stock exchange, white supremacy, etc. etc. etc. And if by "smash" you actually mean smash, and not "write a strongly-worded letter".

You want a talmud/torah study buddy! Or you just wanna make out. Or both. Um, maybe not at the same time, I'm a very poor multi-tasker.
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