speccygeekgirl
31 Rensselaer, United States
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My self-summary
Right now I am functionally a panromantic asexual. I'm here to make friends. If you want to be my friend, go ahead and message me. If you think that you can talk to me for a little while and I'll suddenly want to fuck you, please don't even bother. If you can't spell and you think you can talk to me for a little while and I'll want to fuck you, please know that I am laughing at you while I delete your message.

I realize that this may come off as bitchy, but if you had to deal with as many poorly spelled come-ons as I do, you'd be bitchy too. I promise I'm actually a very nice person, I just have zero patience at all for people who seem to have zero reading comprehension skills and very poor communication skills.

I'm a fairly normal kind of girl, if by fairly normal anyone could mean "pansexual, bipolar, moderately ambitious, internet-addicted, music-loving movie-watching snarky sarcastic hopeless romantic bookworm". But this is the internet, so that basically is normal, isn't it?

I nitpick and write pretty decent poetry and pretty good short stories (if you're into LGBTQ romance, anyways). I love Sappho, Jim Butcher, Douglas Adams, Catullus, Chuck Palahniuk, T. S. Eliot, Neil Gaiman, Allen Ginsberg and Diane Duane.

I spend a lot of time daydreaming. A lot. No, more than that.

I read tarot cards. I'm pretty good at it. I laughingly tell people that I'm mildly psychic. People tend to believe it.

I have fiftteen tattoos: the VFD eye and DJ Pusheen on my left ankle, irises and the coordinates to my alma mater on my right ankle, a rat on my left collarbone, a lizard on my right collarbone, a semicolon behind my right ear, (...) behind my left ear, a Starfleet science insignia on my left wrist, an owl on my right wrist, the Albany skyline and "I swear I'd burn this city down to show you the light" on my left hip, "let there exist for us not one single further sorrow" on my right hip, a broken teacup fixed with gold and "there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in" on my left thigh, a pair of bluejay wings on my back, and Agent Scully and an alien abduction on my right thigh. I'm planning several more.

I can't go anywhere without my Droid, a notebook and pencil, and a book to read. You never know when inspiration will strike... or boredom.

I am an INFP, an "Idealist" type, but when I took the actual Meyers-Briggs test, I came out 52% introvert and 48% extrovert, so it really depends on how I feel on any given day.

I am opinionated and loud about it, compassionate and evangelical about it, and optimistic and clinging to that by my fingernails sometimes.
What I’m doing with my life
I work at a library in Albany, NY. I'm working on a novel, I have no idea when I'll be finished with it, I've been working on it for twenty months now. I teach jewelry classes for the library. I go to as many concerts as I can afford to with people whose company I enjoy. I'm trying to shed the things in my life that don't bring me joy, but it's not a quick process. I've been playing a LOT of Pokemon Go since that came out.
I’m really good at
Cuddling. I'm a pro at giving hugs. People love my hugs, and I love hugging people. I'm also very good at listening to people and giving good advice. Between the listening and the hugs, I end up playing counselor to a lot of my friends.

I'm also really good at getting way too caught up in fictional people's lives, whether I'm pretending to be those people in an RPG or writing fiction about them or just having ridiculous quantities of feelings about them.
The first things people usually notice about me
My bright red hair, my funky glasses, my cute dresses, or my inexplicably soothing voice. I'm definitely geek-chic, and I try to ride the line between idealism and cynicism in a funny way. I can be kind of deadpan, though, so sometimes people can't tell when I'm joking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(books) Anything by Jim Butcher, Diane Duane, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson, Chuck Palahniuk, Scott Westerfeld, Dianna Wynne Jones, Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler, Robin Hobb, Naomi Novik, Cassandra Clare, Charlaine Harris, Lauren Dane, Tom Stoppard, or P.G. Wodehouse. I'm a sci-fi and fantasy fan. I'm also really into Sherlock Holmes.

(comics) Watchmen, Y: The Last Man, Enigma, Transmetropolitan, Ex Machina, Ms Marvel, Rat Queens, Prez

(movies) All of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the rebooted X-Men movies, everything by Wes Anderson, The Princess Bride, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Charlie Bartlett, Sherlock Holmes, The Fall, Star Trek (2, 3, 4, and the reboots), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Moulin Rouge, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Reservoir Dogs, Fight Club, The Big Lebowski, The Usual Suspects, Little Miss Sunshine, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Casablanca, Thumbsucker, Boondock Saints, Shopgirl, Secretary ... I love movies. I like movies about drug users and criminals, dysfunctional people, and superheroes.



(television) Currently fangirling: Mr. Robot, Game of Thrones, Hannibal, Person of Interest, Teen Wolf, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Carter, Last Week Tonight, Archer


Fandoms of my past: Almost Human, Venture Bros., Sherlock, True Blood, Chuck, The Big Bang Theory, Fringe, White Collar, Supernatural, Heroes, The Dresden Files, Torchwood, Firefly, and Stargate Atlantis. The old Granada Sherlock Homes series with Jeremy Brett basically rocks my socks off.

(music) look for user speccygeekgrrl at last.fm. that's me, and that's what I listen to and love. If you want a short list: The Mountain Goats, Fall Out Boy, Panic! at the Disco, Motion City Soundtrack,Florence and the Machine, Regina Spektor, Ani DiFranco, Elliot Smith, The Postal Service, Vienna Teng, Death Cab for Cutie, Radiohead, Of Monsters and Men, Neutral Milk Hotel, Andrew Bird, The Decemberists, Metric, Andrew McMahon, The National, Vampire Weekend, Mumford and Sons, The Weakerthans...


I used to do college radio, and I still love putting together playlists. You can find a lot of playlists about as long as my old radio show, just without me talking, at http://8tracks.com/speccygeekgrrl



(games) I'm a huge fan of the FATE system for roleplaying games. I started with Spirit of the Century and I was involved in a really long campaign of the Dresden Files RPG that I was obsessed with. I also like the World of Darkness system, although the only game I've played is Changeling. I've also played a few campaigns of Little Fears. I don't play video games pretty much at all except for Katamari Damacy and Trauma Center. I love board games, especially Scrabble, but I'm a force to be reckoned with when Settlers of Catan comes out, and I'm pretty good at Risk. I just acquired Dead of Winter. I like card games in the style of Cards Against Humanity. (Do not ask me to play Monopoly. I fucking hate Monopoly.)

(foods) I am actually a pretty good cook, if I'm allowed to say that about myself. My signature dishes are vegetable curry, spaghetti pie, pomegranate beef, and steamed tilapia with veggies. I really love Japanese food and Indian food. I haven't eaten a lot of Thai food but what I've had I've liked a lot. My genetics and my astrological sign have conspired to make me the kind of person who tries to feed all her friends when they come over. I also like to bake.

The six things I could never do without
1) a night sky dark enough to see the stars
2) my computer or my phone with headphones so I can listen to music
3) real paper books, because e-reading just isn't as good as holding an actual book in my hands, and at least one blank book and a pen because writing is not an optional activity for me
4) a steady supply of the substances I need to function (mostly caffeine and medication)
5) someone to talk to (my cat counts)
6) pillows. lots of pillows. I tend to nest.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I daydream ALL THE TIME. I spend a lot of time daydreaming about the way I want things to happen, or the way something that did happen could have gone, or what might happen if something completely unlikely occurred. I daydream about things I want to write. I daydream about my fandoms.

I also worry a lot, but I'm slowly learning to chill out about that. Every now and then I'll just get hit with a wave of bad thoughts about things I can't control-- like global warming, or the reversal of the magnetic poles, or nuclear disasters, or war-- and it usually takes me a while to calm down and think about something else. It's the absolute worst when this happens when I'm trying to fall asleep.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately, writing. Taking my local gyms in Pokemon Go. Possibly watching a movie or going to a concert with a friend. But more likely than not, I am sitting in my bedroom, working on my novel.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I write, and a lot of the time when I look like I'm deep in thought, I'm just thinking about something I want to write. (Or daydreaming. I do that almost constantly.) And I don't know how to drive.
You should message me if
you feel like it, I guess. Just don't be boring, okay? I'll talk to pretty much anyone as long as they aren't boring. (Protip: hitting on me is boring. Telling me you want to fuck me is SUPER boring.)
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