Rules: Answer the questions and tag 9 people you want to get to know better. (tagged by @gurguliare) (i keep forgetting to tell you that nick refers to you almost exclusively as “goggle”, so now you can consider yourself informed)
How old are you? 29, going on Forest Hag
Current Job? spoonie parasite; itinerant reader of manuscripts; technically, words
What are you talented at? Horking up mucus; inappropriate analogies; asking questions.
What is a big goal you are working towards (or have already achieved)? Make leg work. Leg, make go? Leg, do thing! Also, I really want to finish another manuscript this year. We mostly finished one last year, but got bogged down by the fact that we knew what was wrong with it + the sick person depression spiral. Have recently dragged self kicking and screaming back into the writing process with the carrot of New Canon, bringing the number of ongoing projects up to three.
What’s your aesthetic? Judging by the posts people send me, body horror monsters, awkward shadows, owls, vultures, and stupid, stupid cats.
Do you collect anything? Tasteless tchotchke. SUBLIME TCHOTCHKE. Those tacky historical action figures (see: Marie Antoinette with head-popping action). Cute shadow-type plushes (a Kingdom Hearts Heartless; No Face/Kaonashi from Spirited Away).
A topic you always talk about? My… my cat. THE INTERNET by way of my thesis (see: homophily, “bubble effect”, intra-community aggression) (i’m the worst!). That time a rooster took a chunk out of my shin.
Pet peeve? Usually the spots where language and meaning don’t perfectly align; these make me argumentative in the stupidest way. “I don’t understand why X-people do Y-thing,” says friend. “YES YOU DO,” screams my brain, “YOU DO. YOU’RE JUST IRRITATED SO YOU’RE PRETENDING IT’S IRRATIONAL. JUST SAY IT MAKES YOU MAD. FUCK.” Anyway, I don’t generally tell people I’m feeling this (unless they’re Nick), but if I look constipated, that might be why.
Good advice? Based on what I actually say on a regular basis: “Shit or get off the bucket.” Less broadly applicable: “Rip off that band-aid.” (”Be kind to yourself”?)
i really feel like i should be tagging people bc i know i never do these unless i am specifically called out, but i’m also bad at putting together lists, so: if you listen to all three of those songs, you are obligated to complete this meme as well. voila. now guilt does all the work for me.
Study me as much as you like, you will never know me. For I differ a hundred ways from what you see me to be. Put yourself behind my eyes, and see me as I see myself. Because I have chosen to dwell in a place you can’t see.