Sex: female Age: 26 Location: Kenmore,
Washington, United States Status: Single Rating: 10.00 Rating points: 410
Member since: April 13, 2009 Last logged in: Invisible
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A7IE, Agonoize, Aesthetic Perfection, Android Lust (some of it anyway), Angelspit, KMFDM CombiChrist, Grendel, Suicide Commando, Bile, :wumpscut:, old Deftones, P9, God Module, iVardensphere, Rammstein... I'm not even going to bother listing them all. Typically I listen to a lot of industrial and metal, but sometimes I like to listen to calmer music. Mostly when I do it's classical piano pieces that I've decided to try to learn to play.
More on this later.
--There may, or may not be a somewhat sizable bright yellow stuffed octopus named Charlie living on top of my television
--I am a very strong willed person - and a feminist.
-- Publish my novel... or one of them at least
-- Finish the other novel I'm working on.
-- Have a place to call my own.
-- Attempt to gain an understanding of people who don't make sense to me
-- To learn to speak French fluently, and learn to speak Gaelic.
-- To see Le Louvre, The Sistine Chapel, Stonehenge, and the little village in Ireland where my grandmother was born.
-- To have a job that I can enjoy doing without being anxious to leave every day.
-- To see stupid, archaic customs done away with. It's the only way we'll have equal rights.
--People need to realize that their opinions that come from their religious beliefs have no place in lawmaking.Ever
Okay, this was way too freaking long. I’m kind of odd like that, and I have a bad habit of repeating things, over-explaining them, or… I won’t be able to find the right words to get out exactly what I mean… or I just plain jump around a lot. Which is what this freaking did.
All I can say about “me” right now, is that I’m trying to better myself and move in a different direction. For a really long time I feel like I wrapped myself up in this… dark cloud of aggression. I sounded boring and mopey when I tried to describe myself to people, and that’s no fun.
So. To business… As surprising as it may seem I was a Girl Scout when I was young – I feel like the experiences I was able to gain while I was in the group were invaluable to me as a person because quite often (literally) I cannot, no matter how hard I strain, recall anything else. The group was able to teach me valuable social skills and I learned a lot from the leaders and the rest of the troop. We actually did go camping (a few people have told me that other troops didn’t do half the shit we did), we rode horseback, we learned to cook using non-traditional tools… Took first aid, went hiking! We did volunteer work as often as we could. They are fond memories.
I put a lot of effort into maintaining friendships with people I care about because… honestly? I have a hard time relating to other people to begin with, and those people that I’ve grown to care about that care in return hold as much value to me as the most priceless of memories.
I value intellect in people – I don’t really understand people who’ve decided they’ve learned everything they needed to know so they just stop thirsting for knowledge. It really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, but… c’est la vie. What they do is entirely up to them. Myself, I read. Constantly. My Kindle lives in my purse. I still have an 8 foot shelf full of books (and more in boxes in my closet) because I could never get rid of those. And there’s still the excitement of the scent of the paper and the printed word and the adventures within. (I’m a nerd. Deal with it.)
I am a cat person. Through and through. Our first family dog tried to eat my face when I was a little girl, so while I have no fear of dogs I have very little patience with them. Instead, I devote my time to this little hoser:
This is Merlin. Closest thing I will ever have to a child.
I tend to be really blunt – really awkwardly blunt, actually. (That’s probably why I make people uncomfortable sometimes.) I’m capable of being diplomatic and with people I care about I absolutely will – but I fail to see the point of sugar-coating anything I say. I don’t really have much in the way of a filter either, and I’m not shy. But I’ll also be honest when people ask me things – my friends know I won’t lie to them, and they also know that if they tell me anything… unless they tell me specifically that I can discuss it with other people I’ll never repeat a word. Ever.
I paint quite often (I’ll add in a section for that when I've got better photographs of them.) – usually in abstraction. I don’t always like my artwork, but I don’t see the finished piece I see the effort I put into it usually. That might be a little odd but… I’m a details person.
I’m told that among the many things people first notice about me when we meet, they notice that I squeak when I laugh – loudly, and like a balloon. Men seem to think it’s cute, I think it’s irritating.
I love horror movies. They make me laugh – not the proper response, I know but I don’t really care. I just find them amusing. Especially zombies.
I’m also amused by random things that I tend to make fun of in my blog, and I tend to have kind of a cynical sense of humor. All the more fun for me, I say.
I kind of have a minor obsession with Chopin and Beethoven... piano sonatas, Nocturnes, etudes... I enjoy Mozart, Handel, Bach... Rachmaninoff and several others.
I tend to be a bit weird about this - I don't pick favorites, usually because it doesn't make sense to me to know what I enjoy and rank them by what I like more than everything else. That answer will always be different depending on my mood. It's hard to do this without repeating an "about me" section, really. Lists it is.
Louisa May Alcott, Dante Alighieri, Thomas Bulfinch, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alexandre Dumas, George Elliot (a.k.a. Mary Ann Evans), T.S. Elliot, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Victor Hugo, Washington Irving, Stephen King (before his accident, before he started to suck on a more constant basis), James Knowles, H.P. Lovecraft, Herman Melville, Edgar Allen Poe, Robert Lewis Stevenson, Bram Stoker, Jonathan Swift, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, and H.G. Wells are some of the authors I enjoy.
I tend to gravitate towards horros/thriller movies more than anything else just because they amuse me. I have a hard time liking a lot of what's considered comedy by the average person these days because some of the jokes just beat you over the head with how stupid they are like one of those kids you see in the mall that wants you to know he knows how much of a badass you think he's not.
But I also enjoy body modification culture, hashing (not what it sounds like), photography as an art form, mythology and other history, anthropology, H.R. Giger's artwork, rainy/stormy days, abstract impressionism, people who know how to use their vocabulary properly and don't try to sound smart by using words they don't know, cats, playing piano...
more on this later.
Generally, I try to keep this down to a minimum because I find that the more people nitpick and actively look for things to dislike the less happy they are. I don't like people who don't know how to treat other people, or people who grant themselves unnecessary importance for any reason - arrogance is extremely unappealing. I also dislike Rush Limbaugh. A lot. I really really dislike Rush Limbaugh.