radiumglow
22 Anchorage, United States
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My self-summary
I'm Lucy: born and raised Anchorageite. I dabble in a lot of different things, but lately my schedule is all school and work; I'm graduating this spring with a degree in art, and consequently most of my free time is spent in the studio painting naked people (please don't send me a message asking if I can draw/paint you naked, you have no idea how many of those I get a week). I enjoy a lot of different genres of art - Abstract Expressionism (Cy Twombly is mah man), Australian Aboriginal art. Love Yayoi Kusama, Jenny Saville, Francis Bacon.... I dabble in printmaking, too, just less frequently.

I'm pretty feministy/on the left side of politics (pro-choice, in favor of comprehensive gun control, universal healthcare/social welfare, respecting pronouns etc etc it goes on and on...). I'm fairly low-key about it, but it's still pretty important to me so if that's not something you can really take seriously, we might not get along very well! I really really like space - I wanted to be an astrophysicist in high school but I am godawful at math, so that was right out. But I can still talk REALLY ENTHUSIASTICALLY about quasars and shit and all the sweet exoplanets we're finding out about, pluuuuus that one weird light pattern around that distant star that sort of looks like it could be giant megastructures? Space is pretty great.

Fun facts:
- I've been told I have a snobby face. I fulfill that in some regards (I am picky as fuck when it comes to friends) but mostly I am just full of irreverent fart/dick/butt jokes and terrifying selfies and want to have some vaguely intellectual drunk fun that might involve dancing badly and belting along to music followed by a thorough discussion of your existential angst. Ask nicely and I'll do your makeup.
- speaking of dancing: I danced for a solid decade plus of my childhood and teen years, although you wouldn't know it to look at me. The main cue: I sound like a bowl of Rice Krispies when I stretch and will sometimes wiggle my toes at you to freak you out (they make a very distinctive crunching noise).
- I've been practicing my car karaoke and modestly think I'm getting pretty good, despite never having actually done real karaoke. Next step: relearning the piano or taking the ultimate hipster step of picking up the guitar.
- I'm planning to get my first tattoo sometime this fall, HELP ME PLAN THIS SHIT

My biggest disclaimer is that I'm more interested in good interactions than anything else - conversation and getting to know a person, maybe doing some fun things. I'm fresh out of a long-term relationship, so I'd like to take things easy for a while.
What I’m doing with my life
Painting things. My life is paint and wine. Help.
I’m really good at
Painting (knock on wood), reading too many books, being sad about things, being angry about things, waxing enthusiastic about whatever's interesting me at the moment, cropdusting the unsuspecting, looking cute in beanies
The first things people usually notice about me
Redhead, glasses, either polite and nice or sort of brash and irreverent depending on how I'm reading you.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: It's a pretty wide range, but I've been reading a lot of sci-fi lately - big fan of Iain Banks (especially Consider Phlebas, Player of Games, The Algebraist) and Peter Watts (esp. Blindsight, Starfish). Read a lot of fantasy when I was younger - LotR, Harry Potter, ASOIAF, etc - but not so much anymore. Nonfiction - I've been trying (and failing) to get through Douglas Hofstadter's "I Am a Strange Loop" for about five years now.

Movies: Meh. I enjoy them, but not a lot of standouts are coming to mind right now! I tend to enjoy anything directed by Guillermo del Toro.

Shows: I actually don't watch a lot of TV! Arrested Development is great, though.

Music: oh man. there's a lot here! TV on the Radio, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Black Keys, Johnny Cash, Janelle Monae, Amanda Palmer/Dresden Dolls, Sage Francis, Regina Spektor, CocoRosie, The Strokes, old school Modest Mouse, Godspeed You! Black Emperor if I'm feeling alt. I've been getting into Joanna Newsom and her weird musical genius - I just got her new album and I'm absolutely in love.
Sometimes I listen to Beck, Florence Welch, stuff like that. The 90s alt channel on Pandora if I'm feeling nostalgic.

Food: I'm lazy, which means I'm a boring cook. I'll eat pretty much anything, though I have a strange aversion to most fruits and mushrooms. Texture thing. I don't know - I like fancy shit but burgers and fries are nice too. Pho is great. Thai is great. Indian/Nepalese is great. Feed me and I'll be happy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working. Complaining about the tyranny of the corporate world. Sleeping, probably.
You should message me if
You want to have a good conversation.
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