shanrina
30 Silver Spring, United States
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My self-summary
I'm focused on my writing, which is mainly fantasy with some science fiction thrown in too. I'm also a bit of a language geek and I'd spend most of my day learning languages if I could.

I spend probably more time than I should playing video games, but I'm still catching up on many years' worth of games I missed so I'll probably never be current. Part of me wants to get to the point where I *am* up to date, but realistically there are too many other things I want to be doing for me to ever get there.

I am chaotic, nocturnal, and spontaneous.
I’m really good at
Memorizing song lyrics and pointless movie trivia. Typing quickly. Recognizing voices. Making people laugh. Playing Jeopardy! I'm a decent dancer, too, although I haven't done it in awhile.
The first things people usually notice about me
My snark.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Mostly science fiction and fantasy, but I'll read most things. Recent favorites: Lev Grossman's Magicians trilogy, The Three-Body Problem.

Movies: Evil Dead trilogy, Hot Fuzz.

TV: I suck at staying current on shows. I need to catch up on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I also love Futurama, Star Trek (TOS and DS9), and British TV (Blackadder, Sherlock, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, and if you're a League of Gentlemen fan then you are awesome).

Music: Eurovision. Bollywood. Tool. Whatever I find cruising YouTube. Current obsessions: Bear McCreary's version of "All Along the Watchtower" and Tool's "Parabol(a)."

Also, I think Gunther (http://gunther-official.com/, which is not work safe, although I don't know why you would be on this site at work in the first place) is hilarious. I don't know if it's all a joke or if he actually is on a mission to "spread the message of Love," and I don't care.

Food: Middle Eastern, Indian, and Chinese. Also, I love soup. And cilantro.

Favorite video games: Baldur's Gate 2, KOTOR 2, and Sims 3. Currently playing/recently played: Baldur's Gate Trilogy (modded) and Crusader Kings 2.
The six things I could never do without
Family and friends, books, music, my own writing, libraries, and caffeine.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
--Video games.

--Storytelling.

--Languages and grammar.

--How to make a good cilantro chocolate cake.

--Which book to read next.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm bizarrely awful at tearing plastic wrap off of the roll without getting it all tangled up in itself.
You should message me if
You're going to say more than "Hey" or "What's up."

Also if you're in DC or MD. Sorry, but VA is just too far away.
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