[Also, 99% matches EXIST, people. Never give up, never surrender.]
Paranoia and delusions of grandeur, all in one package. Or, as my best friend puts it: DO YOU LIKE A CHALLENGE.
~I suffer from dysthymia, social anxiety disorder, panic attacks, agoraphobia and PTSD.
~I identify as a panromantic asexual and that's right, we're not gonna be getting it on either IRL or online, no matter which gender you are or what sort of genitals you currently have.
~Other than that, I've been told I'm pretty awesome.
OK, look, here's the thing: I'm basically a big ol' spaz. I'm shy and don't like to leave the house without a companion (evening perambulations around the neighborhood don't count. It's complicated.). While some might refer to me as 'crazy', I prefer the term 'mentally-hilarious'. I'm on medication to regulate the old brain chemicals, so honestly, unless something goes very wrong, you're probably not going to have to deal with the more emotional aspects, like constant crying and such. But I still might have a panic attack if we're somewhere crowded or stressful, and I might not always be feeling up to going out. When I DO go out, however, I try and make the most of it.
I also get distracted easily, which is why I've been working on this stupid thing for more than 3 hours now [update: oh, hey, it's the next day now. Whoopsie].
I am a firm believer in loving the ones you're with. I'm open-minded about most things, and care way more about personality than I do about looks or money or whatever else society tends to think are crucial issues for relationships, whether platonic or not. If you want someone who will love you for you, then I'm your big, squishy, mentally-hilarious gal.
I'm good at listening to others' problems and trying to find a solution.
I'm a fair artist with pencils, and can knit and crochet as well. I'm also really good at gluing stuff to other stuff, and may have been a barnacle in a past life.
I'm awesome at organizing and filing, and am a champ at customer service (look, all those years in telephonic hell paid off!).
I'm usually pretty good at finding ways to explain ideas and concepts in a different way so that people who are struggling can grasp them.
(.....Can you tell I'm reaching for good qualities? Because I totally am. Maybe I should have a friend write this for me instead...?)
After that, however, I think (or perhaps am paranoid) that the first thing they notice is my mouth. My front teeth are chipped and my lip is scarred from a nasty fall I took in the tub last year. It's probably not helped that my mom has taken to calling me Snaggletooth.
Then they might notice the talking. I have two settings: off and on. And believe me, when I am on, I am on. Most of my friends have learned to treat it as a sort of white noise.
I like fantasy and sci-fi; I like movies where a bunch of shit blows up; I'll listen to any kind of music aside from hardcore rap, jazz, and some types of country; and I like food that goes in my mouth. (It tastes even better if it's free.)
Oh, I'm sorry, you want some specific examples? Caaaan do!
Books: Terry Pratchett, Stephanie Plum, Marjorie Liu (although she's a friend so I'm totally biased), Rob Thurman, Jim Butcher, J.R.R. Tolkien, Dean Koontz (don't judge me!), Stephen King, Brian Jacques (I SAID DON'T JUDGE ME DAMMIT), Harry Potter and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. I also read a good amount of nonfiction, usually of the science or historical sort. I used to read comic books and still have all mine, but it's been about 10 years so I don't know that they really count any more.
Movies: Princess Bride (also a fave book), Labyrinth, Tank Girl (yes, I know, so far I have all the cinematic taste of a teenage girl), Star Wars (the proper ones), the Die Hard trilogy (the pseudo-tech in the 4th one makes me cry too hard to enjoy it), The Expendables 1 & 2, the Rambo series (dude, I told you I like to see shit blow up), Tremors 1 & 2 (::makes stupid sound of glee::), Avengers and Mel Brooks' entire oeuvre.
Shows: Joss Whedon FTW, Doctor Who (new and classic), British panel shows like Mock The Week and QI, Mitchell & Webb, Miranda, Star Trek DS9 (you're still not judging me, right?), nature and science documentaries, Grimm, Warehouse 13 and Person of Interest. And I have watched every episode of Mayday multiple times because fuck you, that's why.
Music: Too much to fully list, so let's go with Queen, Amanda Palmer (both Dresden Dolls and solo), Adele, Poison, Reba, Martina McBride, Coolio (the old stuff), Jamelia, John Cougar Mellencamp, Connie Francis, Meatloaf and Air Supply (now THAT you can judge me on).
Food: Not a meat fan and I'm lactose intolerant, so it's usually veggies all the way. Oh, and I love sweets and bad things like whoa. GUESS WHY I'M FAT.
My Terry Pratchett collection
Um... ::looks around:: Shit, I don't know. Anything that falls on Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs.
Oh, hey, cats.
My iPod? Is that six yet? No? Well fuck.
Oh! Oh! SWEARING! Swearing, to me, is very necessary. It is the spice with which to enliven the curry pot of speech.....
.....Ooookay, I can't believe I just typed that, but I'll let it stand as it is an excellent example of the nonsense that comes out my mouth.