Life story in a nutshell: I grew up orthodox jewish in New York, escaped to university in Arizona (intended to study video game design, ended up doing graphic design), taught English in Japan, went back to NYC, worked for a couple years at a web design agency, went back to school (SVA) for a year and a half to study illustration and cartooning (which was exciting and intimidating, but mostly awesome), and now I'm a UX Designer and I make comics for fun. : )
I'm definitely a nerd at heart, but I don't have as much time to embrace it as I'd like these days. I love stuff like drawing, video games, tabletop RPGs, Japanese, and Icelandic. : D
Looking to form fun and meaningful friendships in the city I hope will be my forever home.
I also have an embarrassingly large number of games I purchased during holiday sales on steam, which I have yet even to install.
I usually-but-not-always go to a Japanese/English language exchange meetup with my boyfriend on Monday nights on Capitol Hill, which can be fun.
I also wanna get back to taking Icelandic classes again at some point...
Things I aspire to be good at: making comics, imagining others complexly.
Oh, and Smash Bros. Bring it. o_o;
Favorite Photographer: Anthony Goicolea
Favorite Artist: JC Leyendecker
Favorite Director: Michel Gondry
Favorite book: not sure. The God Delusion? It's what pushed me over the edge from agnosticism to atheism, so it holds kind of a special place in my heart. Though I recognize that Dawkins is quite a knob. Maybe something by Scott Heim? My favorite play is The Glass Menagerie. Big fan of John Green, and Patrick Rothfuss. :S
Favorite movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I.. don't know how many times I've watched this movie, but I seem to find something new each time. Know how some people have a book they can read a million times? That's this movie for me.
Favorite animated movie: Paprika (the soundtrack is also amazing).
Favorite band: Múm, but other favorites, just to list a few, include Ólöf Arnadalds, Shugo Tokumaru, Psapp, Jónsi, José González, Jonathan Coulton, Sufjan Stevens...
Favorite video game: Earthbound
Favorite color: red
Favorite food: Not sure, possibly Japanese. Oh, and I don't eat meat, except fish meat, generally. Every once in a while, though, I make an exception for good meat from nice farms with happy animals that don't eat poison (blah blah etc).
Lately: Relationships, how do they work? Also, friends - why are all of mine in other states or countries?
Related to the above - if you experience that with me, I'd really be interested in hearing about it, because a LOT of my answers are from a million years ago when I was young and stupid. I'm sure a lot of my questions should be updated, but there are so many!
Given the chance, I would marry Jonathan Coulton. Oh yes. And I think I'd go straight for Amanda Palmer. At least once.
Or if you wanna practice Japanese.
Or if you have a casual tabletop rpg campaign running that I might be able to join.
Or if you just want to. : )
気になったら気軽にメッセージちょうだい。（＾＿＾） Og ég tala smá (smá!) íslensku.