penguat
28 London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Friendly geek. Probably NNT. Waiting on the NHS for that.

Likes: people, computers*, books, dancing, making things

Intersectional feminism is not optional.

*computers are a gateway to people. Someone designed it, someone wrote the software you're using, someone's going to read/consume what you write/create with it, and if you're coding, someone's going to see your code. Computers are *excellent* for connecting with people.

Occasionally struggling with mental health. When this happens, if you bring me tea and a hug I will be grateful.

I am not fussy about the pronouns you use for me, although most used to he/him/his. If you understand how this displays privilege, you might understand how little I like traditional masculine roles.
What I’m doing with my life
Clowning for the amusement of others.
Cheering up small children.
Dancing at the London Tap Jam.

Geeking out.
Playing board games less often than I would choose to.
Making things at the London HackSpace
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my silly face. I have many silly faces.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Terry Pratchett, Elizabeth Moon, Anne McCaffrey, Ann Leckie, Neil Gaiman, Mercedes Lackey, Neal Stephenson, Iain M Banks, Cory Doctorow, Rachel Bach. Will not read books with child rape in them (e.g. GoT).

Movies: Deadpool. I desperately wish more films passed the Bechdel test. (Deadpool passing is ... debatable: http://bechdeltest.com/view/6722/deadpool )

Shows: Community, Orange is the new Black. I no longer have Netflix, want to re-watch the latest seasons with me?

Favourite music: Jazz. But then again, Rock. Not to mention Fiona Apple, Regina Spektor, Anais Mitchell and Ani di Franco's work, and Newton Faulkner is just brilliant.

Food: Unashamed carnivore, very keen on vegetables. Not a fan of processed food. Thai, and anything spicy. Chilli tolerance: moderate. Yes, I can cook. I can cook gluten free, dairy free, nut free and vegan all in the same meal for up to 20 people and have people ask for seconds.
The six things I could never do without
Good company
computers
cuddles
silliness
board games
Sleep
I spend a lot of time thinking about
making things. Kyriarchy. Alignment of motivations and perverse incentives. How damn weird it is that this strange lump of chemistry and physics can think about itself.
On a typical Friday night I am
Tap dancing, cooking, possibly sewing. Occasionally at the pub.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Well now, that wouldn't be private any more, would it?
You should message me if
Just do it. Really. I promise I will be nice to you.

Especially message me if you can recommend a good book.
Double especially if the good book you can recommend has explicitly non-white people in it, a non-male protagonist or is generally not your standard cliche'd young white male on a quest.

You like board games, want to find out about me, or just want to chat.

You are willing to discuss feminism with me and help me to be a better human being by it.

Lovely people, I would actually welcome you messaging me first, just so you know.
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