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My self-summary
This profile is out of date. Updating is happening slowly - bit by bit. Until it's finished and I remove this out of date warning, well.. just keep that in mind and message at your own risk, okay? :-)


Grey-asexual here and I have a chronic illness - if either of these things are issue for you please move on to the next profile and there will be no need for us to waste our time talking to each other. Cool? Thanks.

Okay now that's out of the way...

My main hobbies/interests are:
- Boardgames: particularly European style boardgames (Eurogames). Other boardgames are alright - well some of them are... No monopoly please
- Learning/reading about stuff (all sorts of things, I have been known to get lost down some rabbit hole in wikipedia because I just wanted to find out about one thing)
- Books
- Computer games
- Shows (ie. Fringe festival)

I have strong views on social justice topics but don't tend to talk about them much. However I also choose not to spend time with people who don't share my views.

To quote one of my favourite authors on this topic:
"I dislike the term ‘politically correct’ because I so often hear it used with a sneer, and because the word 'politically’ is so unnecessary. What’s wrong with just 'correct’? As in, it is correct not to be sexist, it is correct not to be racist, it is correct to treat everyone with common decency. See? Works perfectly well."
From: http://sarahreesbrennan.tumblr.com/post/15414714614/back-in-the-days-of-narnia-and-lotr-everyone-was
What I’m doing with my life
Going to medical appointments. Trying to improve my health enough to be able to go back to working part-time.

Yes, this is just about as fun as it sounds... but I try to stay positive about it and be grateful for what I do have.
The first things people usually notice about me
Something that people frequently comment on is that I look a lot younger than I am. Last time I was asked for ID was this year. Apparently I don't look my age.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't like watching TV or movies and rarely listen to music (because of reasons but I'm not going to go into them here). There are a few exceptions in all those categories but I'm also not really interested in expanding my viewing/listening repertoire. If sharing these things with someone is important to you, maybe go look at someone else's profile. Sorry.

Now that's out of the way, on to some things I do like...

Favourite author: Tamora Pierce
No contest.
Recently I've been reading Sarah Rees Brennan's books and re-reading Terry Pratchett as Mark Reads makes his way through the Discworld.

Favourite music: Josh Groban
Josh Groban and the soundtrack from Wicked are about the only music I listen to regularly. And by regularly, I mean occasionally.

Favourite musical: Wicked and The Lion King (tied)
I can't wait for Matilda next year. Tim Minchin is brilliant.

Favourite internet things:
Captain Awkward
Mark Reads
Sarah Rees Brennan's blog
Gunnerkrigg Court

Favourite games:
I don't have a favourite board game but I like a wide range of them from Ticket to Ride to Twilight Struggle. Including games that don't start with the letter 'T'.
My desire to play computer games goes through phases (from 'play every evening I'm free' to 'not at all') but this year I've enjoyed The Sims 3, Don't Starve, Stardew Valley, Long Live the Queen, Plants vs Zombies 2 (on android).

Favourite food: this space deliberately left blank
Food is complicated. I have some known food intolerances, and am investigating other possible food intolerances. Because of this, I do all my own meals and pretty much never eat out.
Six things I could never do without
Setting aside the essentials - food, water, shelter, air, etc - which while true, is not what the spirit of this question is about...

the love and support of family/friends
the internet
learning new things
Josh Groban

Okay maybe I could make do without those last two... but I wouldn't want to have to do so.
You should message me if
You love Captain Awkward, Mark Reads and Tamora Pierce as much as I do - you're clearly my kind of person so get in touch! :-D

Failing that if you actually read my profile and are still interested in contacting me... go ahead.

I'm generally not the best at corresponding with people though. Whenever I get busy that's usually one of the first things to fall by the wayside. If you stand out enough you'll probably get a reply (although possibly months later).
The two of us