A while ago some people here (myself amongst them) said it would be good to do re-introduction posts. This place has gotten so quiet. Maybe if we all introduced ourselves again it would encourage people to participate more.
So I'll start.
I'm almost 17, biologically female, psychologically genderless, a Druid, self-diagnosed autistic, very very left-wing, lover of all things strange, etc. On the psychological weirdness front, I've got anxiety, depression, and episodes of paranoia; some kind of eating disorder whereby I become too nauseous to eat when I'm anxious; Executive Dysfunction, which makes it hard to get my homework done or remember to eat when I actually can; and the scars of years of emotional abuse at the hands of my parents. Oh, and I'm a synaesthete, which is technically "weird" but I tend to forget to include it because it doesn't bother me.
Last time I introduced myself, one of the things people commented on the most was my mention of my odd dressing habits. Well, this time I have some pictures to share. I've been posting in the lj FRUiTS community; here are my posts so far: 1
My clothing is really important to me; it's one of the few things about my personal philosophy that I've managed to articulate into a visible demonstration the rest of the world can see. I believe in Gandhi's "Be the change you want to see in the world" message (though I prefer "LIVE the change you want to see", because it emphasizes the lead-by-example ethos even more), and I'm currently in the slow process of altering my lifestyle to agree more with my philosophy. I believe that we should all dress however the hell we want to, straight up to not wearing anything at all if that's what suits us. It amazes me how people can get so uptight about something as tiny as what someone else is wearing. How trivial is that?!?! We've got more important things we should be focussing on. So I dress how I want to, to make a point. We all should be able to do the same without attracting such negative attention.
I also design clothes, and I'm starting to be able to make them, which is great because it allows me to personalize my look even more, and make it the epitome of "me".
Let's see, what else is there?
My musical tastes can be classified only as "a weird and disjointed collection of whatever shit I happen to stumble across and like". There's old music from the 60's through the 80's, funk, rock, ska, gothic, classical, avant-garde, folk, world music from over 20 different countries and most continents, electronic + dance music, movie soundtracks.... the only things not in there are country music, vapid pop music, Jazz, and rap. I haven't got anything against any of those (well, OK, vapid pop music is just *bad*, and I don't like the overtly sexual/violent lyrics in modern rap), and I appreciate that there are brilliant artists in most of those genres, but I just don't really like to listen to them.
Literature: I devour it. I prefer fantasy, but I read all genres, and while I have only read a few "great classics", mostly I like them. I also like graphic novels, poetry, and short stories.
Art: I write (and have been published thrice), sing, dance, draw, paint, design clothing, do collage, sculpt, make things from dried flowers, take photos, make films (I'm working on a documentary about alternative education right now), and make jewelry. Mostly I do these things for my own pleasure (particularly dancing and singing, as I have stage fright), but I do share a lot of it in my DeviantArt gallery
Miscellaneous other shit: I'm bisexual, active in the Autism Rights movement, a pacifist, a member of the Heartband Revolution, I edit wikis, I want to be either a freelance artist/designer or a neuroscientist or a sign language interpreter but I can't make up my mind, I'm secretly handfasted to my boyfriend/husband without my parents knowledge, I'm pagan but don't really believe in deities- more just an underlying "force" of some kind that is what all matter is made up of (no Star Wars jokes please, it's not the same thing at all), the nazis would have had at least four reasons to kill me, I like cats, and I'm a vegetarian.
Did I miss anything?