I'm not that anymore, depressed; my love-triangles have become a love point and now is, I think, the time to start looking into making them back into love line-segments.
I hate geometry. Let's move on.
I am, by nature, a writer and while I haven't written any fiction in a while, I do keep myself busy with essays, edits, advisings, musings, and blog posts. Did I mention that? I have a blog! It updates once a week, every week, and in it I say interesting and/or funny things! Find it here! http://thisblogisunderreview.blogspot.com/ Shameless plug!
Self-promotion aside, I do engross myself in writing, both in theory and in practice and if that's a thing you do too, hey! Cool! we have something to talk about! Even if you actually think you suck but always wanted to! Fun fact; most people are neither as bad as they think they are nor as good as they think they are at writing. Just one of those funny things.
If writing, language, literature, or thereabouts are not your thing, well...I hope you're interesting in other ways. And very tolerant of gushing because sometimes I learn some new, crazy obscure thing and suddenly have to gush about it to someone. Like once I learned that the Old English word for stone is stān and that people named 'Stanley' are also derived from that word; they are stān-ly, stone-like; so I've made it my mission to somehow bring that up to every Stanley I ever meet.
Lifetime Stanley Count: 0
Times I've told people that: More than I'm comfortable admitting to.
I think I may have started talking about something else halfway through that last paragraph...
Moving on; once I acquire said degree(s), I plan on taking on organized religion from the inside. THAT'S RIGHT, BITCHES, I'M COMING FOR YOU.
I also plan on getting certifications in a couple languages to teach on the side because literature and religion don't pay shit. Speaking of languages, I have very recently started keeping a journal. The twist--because I can't ever do anything simply--is that I'm keeping this journal in foreign languages, the point of which being to force myself to look things up and memorize them. I'm starting out in Spanish because that's the language besides English I've got the most background in, then I'll probably move on to French and in no particular order German, Dutch, Old English, Italian, Russian, and possibly Japanese. Maybe not though; Asian languages scare me.
I am in the process of purchasing a pair of birds. Why? Because I can't have a cat and dammit, these parental instincts have to go somewhere.
I'm also stupidly good at picking up languages and accents. I'm still just picking up most of the ones I'm working on, but I'm fairly competent in Spanish and I'm more fluent in Old English than anyone I know, so there's that. I like Old English. It's hard and sometimes it just plain doesn't make sense, but it's a challenge to the tongue and an interesting look at the roots of Present-Day English. Plus, now I can say "Bicce, þisne ist Eald Englisc" Whenever someone tries to complain they can't read Shakespeare.
Also; I am a Thesaurus.
Also; I am a fact repository.
Also; I am a pretty good ad-hoc therapist.
Also; I enjoy good use of parallel structure.
Books, books, I like a good british comedy. Hitchhiker's, Good Omens, and so on. I am in love with Neil Gaiman and read his books like nothing else mattered. Peeking over to my shelf I also see some Zombie Fiction mixed in with some Michael Chriton and a dash of H.P. Lovecraft. I'm also a fan of more classical literature on occasion, but too much and I fall asleep.
I also loves me some comics. I don't pick sides in the Marvel vs. DC battle, though I do pick sides in the Superman vs. Batman battle (Batman, who has already kicked Superman's ass like twice) In addition to the more common superhero comics, I also enjoy the more cerebral and/or unorthodox ones. Not to say they can't be the same thing, isn't that right, Alan Moore?
And movies? I like a good heist, Snatch or Resevoir dogs, for instance. Martial Arts films are fun, Kung Fu Hustle is probably my favorite example of that, followed closely by Ip Man which I saw recently and loved quite a bit. Cartooooooons! Does anyone remember Reboot? I do...I grew up on Batman the Animated Series and the dulcet-yet-threatening tones of Kevin Conroy.
It might sound weird, but you learn a lot about people this way and it's a better way to kill time in the doctor's office than read old magazines.
There is a chance that I'm hanging out with someone else on a Friday night, though when that happens it tends to center less around Friday night and more on Saturday morning. Like...three in the morning. I'm a night person. Daytime is for suckers and people who don't hate bees.
A not so private thing: Part of the fun in figuring out how things work is breaking their system. This is a private hobby of mine.
A more private thing: one of my hobbies is papercraft; I make paper models out of cardstock and glue. Mostly I focus on videogame characters, due to the plethora of templates to be found. Also, because I am a massive nerd.
A thing which is, externally, not so private, but embarrassingly private the deeper you get: I am a MASSIVE nerd. A lot of people identify as nerds because they think they're cute or they play video games sometimes. Some people even are nerds because they play video games a lot and can name all the Avengers, even the ones that weren't in the movie. I study historical linguistics and write an 2500+ word essay every week. For fun.
So you know...spric nerdy æt mé
You should message me if you're nice, if you have a healthy appreciation for language and Grammar, if you love to talk about your chosen field of study, be it history, Language, mathematics, theology, literature, science, or what-have-you, if you've made it this far and aren't tired of me and all my words yet, if you like games, video, tabletop, or interpersonal, if you DON'T like sports, if you're a short, brown-haired girl with large eyes, if you're quiet, and want someone to be quiet with, if you walk down the middle of the street at 3AM hoping to find someone just like you, doing the same thing.
*NOTE* Sometimes I look at you and go "Oh, they're nice, I should message them" and then don't because I have something else to do or I'm not sure what to say yet. Then I go back another day and go "Oh, I remember looking at them...why did I want to message them again?" and then re-browse your profile. This can happen several times before I actually get around to sending a message so if you see me on your visitors list over and over, it's not that I'm creeping or shy; I just forgot who you were. I do that. A Lot. Should you find yourself in one of these loops, feel free to break it by messaging me first, as it will be much appreciated. Often, I like you, I just need to be reminded that people are a thing.