runawaymoonbeam
28Seattle, United States
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My self-summary
Identity is hard, sometimes running away is actually the right choice (but usually it isn't), and I'm pretty happy to not be in Colorado anymore.

Also, I like baking and making soap. Yep. I might try getting back into cosplay soon. I could be Spike Spiegel without a great deal of effort!
What I’m doing with my life
Writing a book on the theory and manufacture of vegetarian soups. It's less pretentious than it sounds. Running a fledgling soap and cosmetics company. Imagining strange and distant worlds not at all like our own, and inventing people to populate them.

...and occasionally writing the beginnings of stories that I never seem to be able to finish. I guess I don't like endings much.
I’m really good at
Making cold-process soap. Baking. Kayaking. Falling a little in love with everyone who smiles at me. Regretting falling a little in love with everyone who smiles at me. Dancing badly. Yelling about women's soccer. (And all the jerks who refuse to support it.) Tweeting at Greg Rucka.
The first things people usually notice about me
I sing often, not always well, not always comprehensibly. I sometimes hike glaciers barefoot. I am physically very warm. I have trouble talking around other people. I often smell like clove oil.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite books? I adore C.J. Cherryh, Ursula K. LeGuin, Paula Volsky, Tanith Lee, Octavia Butler, Paolo Bacigalupi, Neil Gaiman, Ann Leckie, James S.A. Corey, N.K. Jemisin... too many others to list. I read a lot. I have a love affair with scifi and speculative fiction.

TV and movies... hn. Adventure Time. Steven Universe. Star vs the Forces of Evil. Battlestar Galactica. The one with Katee Sackhoff, not Dirk Benedict. Anything by Hayao Miyazaki. Kino's Journey. WONDER WOMAN. Most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Not Hulk. And some severe side-eye at Strange and Ant-Man.) Pan's Labyrinth. Pacific Rim. Fantastic Mr. Fox. I'm a little all over the place.

Aaaaaand it's harder to find music I don't enjoy than music I do. Broad tastes. Current roundup includes some mix of Veruca Salt, Johnny Thunders, and Lamar Kendrick. I'm also loving the hell out of Hamilton and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.

I'm an unrepentant lover of foods with very broad (though mostly vegetarian) tastes, but lately the cooking energy has been focused heavily on assorted beans and rice dishes.
Six things I could never do without
Musical instruments to play badly. Rainy nights. Tea. A working kitchen. Scarves. Interesting essential oils.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Imaginary worlds and fantastic voyages and stories about people who never were. And how to make them come to life.

Systems of oppression, how I'm complicit, how I'm aware, how I can help dismantle them. I have Thoughts about blood quantum, federal standards for recognizing tribes (the Duwamish in particular deserve so much better), and the popular narratives surrounding Chief Joseph.

I also spend a lot of time thinking about talking to people or messaging people or having feelings about people, but not actually talking/messaging/addressing them, because shyness can be crippling. I'm working on that.
On a typical Friday night I am
Cooking something simple. Or something less simple if I am going to be around people. Making soap. Hiding under a blanket. Playing Stardew Valley again. Yelling about women's soccer.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm afraid of people. Terrified of people, even. But I wish I wasn't.
You should message me if
You'd like to talk, or meet for tea or ramen, or bake something, or make a batch of soap. Or anything else, really.

You wouldn't mind meeting at some point.

You want to have adventures in the distant and mysterious land of Seattle, and perhaps beyond.

...it won't bother you that I'm often neurotic and twitchy around people, even the people I really like.
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