46 Providence, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a lapsed archaeologist and a shit Buddhist. I've been living in Providence for two and a half years now, and the place has been growing on me.
What I’m doing with my life
I had a tough 2015. My father's got dementia and I spent the year trying to convince him to get help and then finally having to intervene despite his insistence that he was fine and able to take care of himself. I've found a good place for him now, near family and friends.

On a more positive front, I've also been really enjoying the chance to be a professional writer, although it's for a niche of a niche horror game genre. It's been keeping me in touch with some good friends and giving me a chance to make new ones.

This year I'm hoping to continue that, finish up a GIS certificate I put off when my dad's situation turned, start up blacksmithing classes again, and invest more time in friends and chosen family.
I’m really good at
I'm good at troubleshooting and I'm good with a mattock. If you need a few square meters of clay hacked out of the ground, come find me.

And while I'm a shit Buddhist, I do keep on working at it and have gotten better at practicing loving kindness in my daily life, although I'm nowhere near where I'd like to be.

Oh, and I have ascended in Nethack a few times. @
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Oh, it's shibboleth time! Well, then. I keep hearing from friends that they actually find interesting people by searching for the absolutely nerdiest things that they're into, and so I shall simply seed this space with search bait. Below are a number of games, bands, movies and what have you that I dearly love for one reason or another. I'm not trying to be hipster obscure here, just hoping to attract nerds of a feather. Especially with the gaming stuff, if you recognize things, you'll probably get a good idea of where I'm coming from and my place in the taxonomy of nerds (and it's not a hierarchical kind of taxonomy, mind, so feel free to enjoy whatever you enjoy!)

Played and Love: Fiasco, Monster Hearts (although I am utterly over playing it cold with folks at cons), Cthulhu Invictus, Prime Time Adventures, Dogs in the Vineyard, Heroine, Nordic Larp, American Jerkform, Microscope, Lady Blackbird, Witch: The Road to Lindesfarne, Urban Shadows, Dungeon World, Carolina Death Crawl, Grey Ranks, My Life with Master, Sagas of the Icelanders, Dog Eat Dog

Want to Play: The Clay that Woke, Steal Away Jordan, Night Witches, Dark, Dreamhounds of Paris, De Profundis, Afrofuture

Steven Universe, Buckaroo Banzai, AtLA, Legend of Korra, The Tick, Aoi Hana, Shoujo Kakume Utena, Zero Effect, Ultraman, Muppets, Babylon 5, Oglaf, One Way, Hark! A Vagrant, O Human Star

Dhalgren, Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand, Love and Rockets (the comics), Kraken, The Privilege of the Sword, Earth Logic, Use of Weapons, Ancillary Justice/Sword/Mercy, Hip Hop Family Tree, Lumberjanes, Three Body Problem

Emma Goldman, China Mieville, Samuel R. Delany, Robert Sawyer, N.K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor, Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov, Jane linskold, Gilbert & Jaime Hernandez, Kurt Busiek, Lauren Faust, Osamu Tezuka, Diane Duane, Alison Bechdel, Kate Beaton, Ian M. Banks, Nina Paley

Billy Bragg, Woody Guthrie, 2NE1, Stereopony, Trip Shakespeare, Shonen Knife, Hevisaurus, Girlyman, Alabama Shakes, Arthur Lee & Love, Sixto Rodruiguez, Morphine, Robyn Hitchcock, Annette Henshaw

Also, musically, I have discovered that Spotify playlists of 80s New Wave make EVERYTHING better.
The six things I could never do without
I'm finding that cats, a cozy apartment, books and food pretty much cover it for me.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm probably at home with the cats, either catching up on one of the shows I watch regularly or doing homework. My times out of the house tend to occur on a Saturday or a Sunday. That's not a hard and fast rule, though.
You should message me if
You've read my whole profile and something clicked with you.

I suspect that if an article about the linguistics of shipping is something you've just eagerly clicked on after seeing it here, and that you enjoy reading it from a number of interest vectors, we will get on famously.