Date Joined: June 14, 2012
Last Online: October 20, 2012
Birthday: July 29
I'm a Canadian nerd. I'm a perpetual student of science, languages, and all kinds of crafts. I really enjoy meeting new people and am always happy to get a message from a friendly stranger.
I don't believe it's possible to have too many books or bookmarks. Or spend too much time talking about them! I have strong opinions about popular literature based on my personal politics and am more than willing to debate over them. Ok, I admit it. I just like to argue. Intelligently.
PUTTING THIS HERE BECAUSE PEOPLE CLEARLY AREN'T READING TO THE BOTTOM! DON'T SEND ME GIRLIE SHIT OR THINGS FOR KIDS!!!
Michael Franti & Spearhead- cheery stuff! Although I am somewhat disappointed by their move away from overtly political songwriting.
Ani DiFranco- feminist icon with a sense of humour.
Balkan Beatbox- What happens when a bunch of Eastern Europeans move to NYC and decide to form a dance-music band? Awesome happens!
Gogol Bordello- gypsy punk. 'Nuff said.
The Descendents- nerd punk heroes. These guys invented pop punk and still do it better than anyone else. Plus their singer is a biochemist. You know I think that's hot!
NOFX- keeping punk rock elite since 1983. Bring your sense of humour.
Hardcore Superstar- Gothenburg glam rock. Good times when you don't wanna use your brain.
Also David Rovics, The Dirty Heads, Betty Blowtorch, Hatebreed, LeTigre, Sublime and a lot more I can't name right now. I can never remember the names of filmi songs. Maybe it would help if I learned Hindi.
Fiction by author: * Terry Prachet * Neil Gaiman. So his protrayals of women are totally flat and unrealistic. The stories are wonderful once you get past that. The concept of American Gods is one I return to over and over. * Haruki Murakami * Jonathan Carrol. He's a genius who doesn't get enough respect. Check out Outside the Dog Musuem or the Ghost In Love to see why he's my all-time favourite! * Carol Shields * Maya Angelou
Now for the hard stuff. Non-fiction by author:
Meredith L. Patterson
Isa Chandra Moskowitz (not exactly hard stuff, but cooking counts as chemistry, doesn't it? lol)
I'm keeping this short as most folks reading it won't care about the scientific stuff. You can always send me a PM about these topics anyways.
In no particular order:
The Princess Bride
The Terminator series
anything directed by Michael Moore
Chris Nolan's Batman films (except TDKR)
This might be a long list. I'm sadly addicted to television.
I justify my TV addiction by claiming I need to keep up on the plots since they relate to the sociological research I'm doing on fan fiction. If you write stories in any fandom on TV, I'd love a copy for my collection!
When it comes to crafting, I'll try just about anything. I prefer to work in fabric, but I do take requests.
Languages: French, Swedish, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish
Sciences: genetics, particle physics, biochemistry, mathematical theory
Humanities: Sociology, Cultural Studies, psychology
Things I Would Like to Receive: * bookmarks * book covers * organizers of all kinds * vegan recipes * scientific articles and tools * anything relating to technology * things with simple designs and clean lines * dish towels and tablecloths * kitchen accessories * shopping bags * notebooks * things in non-english languages * hats
Things I Would Prefer Not to Receive: * anything perfumed or smelly in general (I'm allergic!) * anything girly or overtly feminine * anything with animal products * glitter, in, on or around anything * anything kawaii-ish. * hair accessories: I have a Mohawk and therefore don't need barrettes or scrunchies or anything else. Hats are love!
I'm not femmey or ladylike in any way, so the key to crafting for me is really to pretend you're making stuff for a guy. I'm easy after that!
DO NOT SEND ME GIRLIE THINGS OR STUFF FOR KIDS!!! I'M NEITHER A PARENT NOR A CHILD!
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