Just moved to the city and looking to make new friends!
I'm pretty adamant in not taking myself seriously. My favourite conversations tend to be equal parts dumb jokes, big feelings, and complex ideas. I get high off of great conversation.
One of my favourite sensations in the whole world is when you learn something new that's so bizarre that it feels like your brain is just on fire, and you have to take a minute and stop whatever you're doing to let it settle because you want to make sure you remember it for the rest of your life and you just can't wait to talk to more people about it.
I think perhaps the most interesting things that we can do as human beings is the production and consumption of art. The medium is almost irrelevant; movies, music, stand-up comedy, weird symbols you doodle with friends when you're stoned, I just love it.
I think that curiousity and empathy are the two most valuable human traits.
Possibly the singular fact that best sums up my character is my infinite amount of love for the song No Children by the Mountain Goats. See also, everything else John Darnielle has ever sung/written/said/eaten-for-breakfast.
In terms of what I expect from this website, I'm largely interested in making more friends, finding like-minded people to hang with, laugh with, engage with intellectually. I am a fan of make-outs and cuddles, so if we have sexual chemistry that's nice but primarily I just want to find human beings with whom I connect. Most of the communities I'm a part of (comedy + film) are unfortunately super male-dominated and I like having friends who are girls.
Also making enough money to not die of starvation or be homeless. Because I'm ambitious! I just moved to Toronto this month so still building my life here.
I love words, so I'd like to believe I'm good at using them in interesting ways?
When I noted the collection of clouds in the sky resembled the cover of Heretic Pride, a dear friend of mine said "You are good at referencing the Mountain Goats" and if you also view that as a positive attribute I highly suspect we will get along just fine.
Engaging in cuddle puddles.
I move like you'd imagine a pretzel might.
Writers: Helen Dewitt, Joey Comeau, Chuck Palahniuk, Hannah Moskowitz, Shira Erlichman.
Movies: Excision, Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight, May, Exorcist III, My Dinner With Andre, Wet Hot American Summer, Raising Arizona, Wild Strawberries, Donnie Darko, Short Term 12, Moon, Naked Lunch, Severance, The Room - and anything by Edgar Wright, Spike Jonze, James Gunn, Chan-wook Park or Joon-Ho Bong.
TV: Six Feet Under, Breaking Bad, Adventure Time, Clone High, Nathan For You.
Music: The Mountain Goats, Andrew Jackson Jihad, Elliott Smith, Neutral Milk Hotel, Animal Collective, Pixies, Primus, Joanna Newsom, Voxtrot and many, many others - but the Mountain Goats most of all.
Comedians: Maria Bamford, Patton Oswalt, Mike Birbiglia, Eugene Mirman, Kumail Nanjiani, Tig Notaro, Mitch Hedberg, Todd Barry, John Oliver, Ron Funches, Simon Amstell.
Podcasts: Mental Illness Happy Hour, Radiolab, Stuff You Should Know, WTF with Marc Maron, StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson
If the venn diagram of our interests contains a substancial midsection, you should follow my tumblr! If it pleases you.
art (as in, anything made by people.)
You recently saw a super fucked up movie that made you feel things you don't understand and you're dying to tell someone else about it.
You have a music recommendation or want to talk about something else you're deeply passionate about. If you're passionate, I'm listening, regardless of whether or not it falls within my normal scope of interests.