Smiles a lot in person, not so much in photos.
Chaotic good, socially anxious ENFP, more an autistic dwarven nightmare queer than manic pixie dream girl.
My hair's been pink for like, the last 7 years. I have no intention of changing this anytime remotely soon.
Chicago native, in the suburbs now because I don't want to spend money on rent and instead am doing a lot of traveling while I still telecommute. I have a Hostelling International membership, tell me where to go next! (Though I generally split my time between Chicago, London, and DC)
I love academic research, but I'm here to dismantle your ivory towers & build bridges with those bricks instead. Still more than happy to go off the rails about my interdisciplinary interrogation of the contemporary proscenium stage and/or how emotional JSTOR makes me.
Be my friend! I'm learning how to stop being scared and meet new people. Let's hold hands and pretend that we're the stars of a 90s indie movie about growing up and being brave.
I have eight fewer teeth than the average human being, and at least seven of those teeth have cavities; for those of you playing along at home, statistically speaking, I fucked up.
I brag a lot and tend to play up my quirks because I have this desperate need to impress people and not be boring, aware that that's fucked up because there's nothing wrong with being boring if you're happy, yanno?
I'm obsessed with superheroes (ESPECIALLY DC superheroes). I make most aspects of my life somehow related to superheroes.
I'm Belizean Kriol and take a lot of pride in my heritage & predominantly white spaces make me uncomfortable. If you're gonna message me to try to convince me that I'm being racist against white people, you're getting screencapped and laughed at on my blog.
Bird nose help Grundy. I love the power glove, it's so bad.
This summary makes me seem a lot calmer than I actually am in person - i usually type the way I talk, but that's not particularly well-suited to this bit.
[last updated: 8/26/15]
Collecting boarding passes and stamps in my passport.
Working to make the world a better place for all autistic people (including me). That's the job they pay me to do, and I couldn't ask for a better gig.
Smashing the state and all associated oppressive institutions.
Embarking on a massive research project that, if I can get my shit together, will cause an uproar among theatre scholars and practitioners.
Dropped out of grad school at age 20, thinking about my future MA/MPhil again though.
Watching DC superhero TV shows and movies, reading DC Comics, playing superhero video games, retconning my life to exist in the DCU, studying comic book history, getting into shouting matches about superheroes.
Learning how to live a more deliberate life.
And also listening to this fucking song on a loop. I've almost learned all the lyrics and I've never studied French in my life. It came in dead last in Eurovision last year and I highly disagree with this decision.
[last updated: 11/05/15]
✔ writing research papers (chicago style gang or die motherfuckers)
✔ instantly knowing what an acronym means the first time i see it (it's actually really weird how good i am at this???)
✔ making bruises with stage makeup
✔ wrapping gifts
✔ opening jars
✔ writing haikus [http://ianthe.tumblr.com/tagged/haikus]
✔ making delicious as fuck green smoothies like holy shit [http://ianthe.tumblr.com/tagged/smoothies]
✔ cultivating a weird cult following on tumblr
✔ starting to do things ironically and then doing them so much that i can no longer stop
✔ being really loud
✔ unconsciously osmosing phrases that my friends use often and then getting stuck on them
✔ fucking with my diction and syntax because it makes everything more fun
✔ adding to my Pokédex of bigots that I'm poised to shut down: classists, racists, sexists, anti-Ziganists, anti-Semites, homophobes, cissexists, transmisogynists, ableists, body shamers, etc etc
[last updated: 6/5/15]
CURRENTLY READING: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, unofficial Alexander Ovechkin biography
LAST READ: The Martian
i usually only read nonfiction (especially historical narrative nonfiction and anything fun about social psychology)
i really like tim dorsey. really like john green. love perks of being a wallflower. Going After Cacciato is the only book i ever had to read for school that i actually read. Raw Shark Texts was really good. I'm doing my hipster duty and really trying to convince myself that I'm really trying to read Infinite Jest. (I love it though)
i used to read a lot a lot but i have a lot of difficulty finishing books now and i used to be really embarrassed about that but it's okay to read a lot and it's okay to not read at all and if you think otherwise you are probably insecure and condescending okay
i own a shit ton of books about film history/theory and russian history. my favorite graphic novel is superman: red son and i've been pretty into new 52 flash comics lately too
also the Court of Owls/Night of Owls story arc was GREAT
I've been reading a lot of alt lit and if I wasn't already meta about my own life HOO BOY
LAST MOVIE WATCHED: Clue [as of 1/25/16]
LAST FIRST WATCH: East is East [as of 1/23/16]
my top five, in order:
2. boondock saints
3. school of rock
4. mean girls
5. reefer madness: the movie musical
Attack the Block might be tied for 5th. Also that's my top 5 in terms of movies I could watch forever and ever, not my top 5 in terms of actual quality. I'd have to really think about that.
i like superhero movies and i hate hate hate hate scary movies with the exception of zombie movies for some reason. i like quirky wes anderson shit with cute lil soundtracks. i like movies where jason statham is under a lot of stress and i like anything kevin smith has ever been involved with and i like animated movies with talking animals and i like movies with scientifically implausible disaster scenarios and i really, really, really like anything cyberpunk-y at all. bonus points for beautiful/innovative cinematography. I did get a degree in this shit.
【TV shows】-- [updated 1/31/16]
Does Eurovision count? I LOVE EUROVISION.
No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency is one of the best shows of all time
I HAVE REALLY STRONG FEELINGS ABOUT JUSTICE LEAGUE & JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED
The OC (rewatch), Supergirl, Arrow, Scandal, The Flash, Gotham, Comic Book Men, Silicon Valley, Fresh off the Boat, Community, NCIS, Doctor Who, Rick & Morty, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mr. Robot, The Moomins
《finished watching & loved:》
The Newsroom, Drop Dead Diva, Young Justice, Weeds, Freaks & Geeks, Undeclared, The OC, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, How I Met Your Mother, West Wing, Bomb Girls, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, House of Cards, White Collar
《just started from the beginning/on my list:》
Static Shock, Teen Titans, The New Adventures of Superman, Batman: The Animated Series, Beware the Batman
i watch a lot of cartoons and i really like crime and courtroom procedurals especially if i get to learn accurate jargon to deploy later to the amazement/indifference of those around me
match game 75 is my shit
i like game shows where i can learn things and i like discovery specials and when the history channel actually shows history and i like through the wormhole and every ken burns documentary and i just like to learn things in an entertaining fashion!!
THIS SONG. Moustache by Twin Twin. It's the only song I've listened to on my iPod on a 1 loop for the past month.
current faves: Lil Dicky, Amy Diamond, Wavves, FIDLAR, Bass Drum of Death, TNGHT, Run the Jewels, Chance the Rapper, Laibach, Kanye West, Tobacco, Paraziții, Childish Gambino, Left Boy, Beyoncé, A-1
OH AND I FORGOT TO MENTION I LOVE ONE DIRECTION LIKE KIND OF A LOT. like my bedroom when I was still at grad school was One Direction themed. like I own at least 11 One Direction cups and 1D toothpaste and a 1D toothbrush and a 1D tshirt and earbuds and wristband FIGHT ME
my favorite song of all time since i was six is "Send Me On My Way" by Rusted Root and my all-time favorite album is Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" and Maroon 5's "Songs About Jane" is probably a close second
i usually listen to rap and hip hop with the occasional hipster shit thrown in and also one direction
and when i say rap and hip hop i do not mean "ya i love hip hop i listen to macklemore, asher roth, hoodie allen, mac miller, mac lethal, kreayshawn" because stop while i do enjoy a lot of that stuff i really will not trust you if you claim to like rap and all of your favorite rappers are white
elvis didn't invent rock and roll
I mostly subsist off of green smoothies because idk I rarely have the motivation to make food and I honestly think of hunger and eating as annoyances that just disrupt me from focusing on whatever I'm focusing on
Please feed me
2. bottom shelf pink wine
4. a smartphone. Seriously, as a disabled person, it is INCREDIBLE.
6. My 1000W Ninja blender
-what part of my research project to try to focus on
-where I want to travel next
-all the books I haven't written yet
-what kind of person I want to become so I can try to figure out a concrete plan of action for getting there
-why I never follow through on these plans
-why my hair doesn't just grow out of my head pink at this point
-cheeky nando's with the lads 👌🏽
-why i'm so fed up with people who supposedly share the same political views as me
Now that I'm back in the burbs: reading, watching NCIS, asking my dad to take me to taco bell.
Although now that I go into the city for therapy on Fridays, sometimes I go on adventures at night because I don't want to go back to the burbs yet. Hmu - just know I'll likely have a huge backpack with me.
[last updated: 8/22/15]
2. I did coke once and it made me sleepy
you wanna talk about hockey
you wanna get really drunk on shitty cheap alcohol somewhere
you want to ask me all the things you've ever wanted to ask an autistic person
you wanna see the dankest magnetic poetry ever made
you know who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men
you own a copy of Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits because I lost mine and i'm sad about it
you want to help me make OkCupid bingo (including "I guess I'm a laid back type" and "I like to have fun")
you want to hear me rant about why the proscenium theatre space is antiquated and oppressive
you want to go on weird contrived adventures like we're in some wes anderson movie
you get me
you wanna see pix of my superhero-themed kitchen
thanks to kanye's workout plan you're the envy of all your friends
your vocabulary includes words like "misogynoir"
you truly rep the #BASED lifestyle no fake based
you wanna give me money or buy me steam games
you have really strong feelings about the DC animated universe
you want to collaborate on something. art, design, business venture, vandalism, rap songs, whatever
you want to be part of this weird, scary, exciting part of my life where I stop being scared of losing the status quo and start joining in the human experience