waywarddays
27 Seattle, 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. Gathering seed capital to start a soapmaking company. Junebug&Co Bespoke Soaps! (If you support just one niche soap company operated by a genderqueer mutualist, this one's probably as good an option as any!) 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. Witty banter that only makes sense to 4% of the population. Dancing badly. Tag.
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, Sherri Tepper, Neil Gaiman, Ann Leckie, James S.A. Corey... 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. Rick and Morty. Battlestar Galactica. The one with Katee Sackhoff, not Dirk Benedict. Anything by Hayao Miyazaki. Kino's Journey. Most of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. (Not Hulk. Sorry Edward.) Pan's Labyrinth. Pacific Rim. Scott Pilgrim. 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 Prince, the New Pornographers, and The Arcade Fire. 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 have been on a serious tamale-making kick. Also a bit of a risotto-making kick.
The 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.

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. Singing something by the Decemberists. Hiding under a blanket.
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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