34 Ōsaka, Japan
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My self-summary
I grew up in Washington State, but have been living in Japan since 2004. I love music and concerts, board and video games, and spending time with friends.

I'm a nerd, a teacher, a fangirl, an academic, a gamer, a foodie, a writer, and a whole lot of other nouns.

I have three pet degus (small rodents), and hope to have a cat someday.

What I’m doing with my life
I'm a Japanese-to-English translator of video games, anime, and other entertainment media. The variety of the work is pretty fun!

In addition to my work, I spend a lot of time taking photos of plushies for my moray eel blog, organizing dinner parties for my friends, and making all sorts of goofy/nerdy crafts.


I’m really good at
learning languages, although since coming to Japan I haven't used my Spanish or German much at all and have pretty much forgotten them.

I'm getting much better at making little plush felt magnets, and other crafts that I like to make and send to friends.

Word games. I will most likely cream you at Boggle (once I've gotten some practice again; I don't get much chance to play it in Japan).
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very talkative, and can get really excited about the things I love.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Dorothy Sayers, Connie Willis, Neal Stephenson, Terry Pratchett, 東野圭吾and so many others I can't begin to list them.
Movies: also too many to list, but - Big Hero 6, Lord of the Rings, Moulin Rouge, Scott Pilgrim, Avengers, Singin' in the Rain...
Shows: Dr. Who, Top Chef, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Gravity Falls, Midsomer Murders, Video Game High School, London Hearts, a whole bunch of goofy British panel shows...
Music: WEAVER, 関ジャニ∞, Plan-B, Johnny's WEST, jealkb, NICO Touches the Walls, waaaaaaaay too many others...
Food: CHEESE!, chocolate, しゃぶしゃぶ, raspberries, bell peppers, corn, pie, hot sandwiches, and lots more. I love food!
The six things I could never do without
Friends! My friends are extremely high on my priority list.

Concerts! I usually go to 2 to 4 a month. I like to have at least a ticket or two to look forward to at any given time.

Tasty food! It doesn't have to be expensive, but I like to enjoy my meals, not just fuel up.

Games! Anything from card games, board / boxed games, tabletop RPG's, party games, video games, to even stuff I'm truly horrible at like pool or darts or bowling.

the Internet! for work, for fun, and most of all, to keep in touch with people who are important to me

Recently: To-do lists. I was never much of a fan of them before, but for some reason they've been amazingly helpful for me in the past year or two. I'm getting things done!

I spend a lot of time thinking about
what I'd like to do soon with my friends, what kind of craft I'd like to try next, good food, my favorite TV shows and entertainment events, the etymology of random words, and several more things I can never keep track because my brain wanders where it pleases when not reined in.

On a typical Friday night I am
attending a concert or other live show (I used to go to tons of comedy shows but haven't so much recently, although I'd like to again), eating out or doing karaoke with friends, or possibly having a house party, although that's more common on Saturdays.
You should message me if
You think we have something in common and would enjoy each other's company. Please tell me what interests you think we share, or ask me a question, so we have a starting point for a conversation!