31 Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Calm, silly, friendly, smart. I play some games but not mostly the same ones as people who describe themselves as gamers. My preferred outings are more like peaceful retreats than strenuous adventures. A good date for me is at a coffee shop or a bar that's quiet enough to have a conversation in. (I'm taking recommendations for these!)

Oh yeah, and I'm agender (afab, pronoun singular they). If you're puzzled by this it's okay to ask me friendly questions about it. I'm fine with dating straight men if they're fine with me not being a woman.
What I’m doing with my life
Finally decided I actually want a degree, so I'm getting it. Majoring in Applied Linguistics, minoring in Computer Science, at Portland State University.

When I make spare time, I play Magic and judge tournaments. I'm better at judging than playing, so you really don't want my deckbuilding or strategy advice, but feel free to ask me rules questions.
I’m really good at
Learning languages. Playing Tetris. Hugs. Saying what's on my mind and asking you what's on yours. Being direct but still polite. Organizing a plan. Adapting when the plan goes wrong.

I'm bad at remembering things if I don't write them down, but good at remembering to write them down.
The first things people usually notice about me
I smile a lot, talk too fast, and have blue hair and a bunch of facial piercings. I'm pretty conspicuous.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I was raised on Roald Dahl and mediocre fantasy novels, grew up on MUDs and fanfiction, and recently went on a kick of reading classics. Comedies of manners (Austen, Brontë) are my junk food. Just finished Robin Hobb's Farseer series on a recommendation, and liked it more than I expected.

I don't really make time to watch things on my own, but I'll watch your thing with you if it's pretty low-key. I prefer stories that charm me to ones that scare me. I also like getting warm fuzzies and being made to think.

Come to think of it, that's basically my taste in people, too.

Most of the music I like is lyrical and upbeat. If you noticed that describes pop, rap, rock, and bluegrass equally accurately: exactly. Strong basslines (or bass voices) make me melt. When I'm home alone I blast jazz standards and harmonize with Ella.
The six things I could never do without
1. Words.
2. The sort of friend I can talk to without words.
3. The right amount of free time: not too little, not too much.
4. Something to doodle and take notes on.
5. Affectionate touch.
6. Comfortable clothes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
People and relationships. Morphology, syntax, semantics. Thinking itself. Whoever is physically nearby, and people I care about who are elsewhere. The algorithms by which passengers choose seats on partly-full buses. (... look, I spend a lot of time on buses.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing Magic. The rest of a good weekend might look like getting my homework done, chilling with a friend or two at someone's house, cooking or drinking or gaming or all of those, getting laid, and getting plenty of sleep. (That last one's a doozy, but I can dream, can't I?)

The more typical weekend includes 1-2 of those things and a lot of vegging out on the internet.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not opposed to casual sex, I just have more or less the same standards for people I sleep with as people I build relationships with. Those are already pretty high, so at that point, why not also be friends?
You should message me if
Your heart skipped a beat at some point while reading this page.