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Created on 2009-05-04 17:16:10 (#277509), last updated 2009-05-19 (435 weeks ago)

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Name:iconoplast
Birthdate:May 25
Location:Ohio, United States of America
Website:Sistermonkey
There's nothing I can say here that wouldn't be better said by reading my journal, so I'm just going to go on some fairly random tangents about things I've done.

I used to wander the streets of Sydney, NSW, making up songs as I sang them. Since I left there, I haven't felt like doing it anywhere else.

I collect monkeys, odd board games, and unique decks of cards. The first is because my family's nickname for me is Monkey. I'm the only one not born in a Dragon year. The second is because I love board games, and I realized that I could get really funny ones at garage sales. So far, the best find has been a game called Therapy. We've yet to play a game of it that didn't result in simultaneously learning about friends and convulsing in hysterical laughter. The last I decided to do when I was probably 9 years old; I read an article in Games magazine about round decks of playing cards and thought that was fantastic. Amusingly, I've only obtained a single round deck (a gift from a friend a few years ago). My approach to collecting is very haphazard. If I have cash in my pocket and see something for my collections that I don't already have, I buy it. It's very rare for me to actively seek something out for them.

When I was 5, I used to pretend that my blanket was magical, and if I could spin around fast enough on top of it, it would transport me to the ceiling. Really, I just liked getting so dizzy that I fell down.

Do not ever keep me from my coffee.

In October 2005, I had a baby. That was pretty fantastic, and so is she.

I hold myself to impossibly high standards. This frequently results in me forgetting to say "Thank you," when complimented. Instead, it tends to come out, "Eh, whatever." I try not to do that.

I graduated from high school when I was 16. Overachieving took me straight into burnout in adulthood. And by "burnout" I mean "nearly being hospitalized."

I like to make new words. I also like to attach totally new meanings to old words. "Iconoplast" traditionally means someone who creates images, ideas, and/or institutions. But if you break it down into "icono-" and "-plast", you can get the definition of an idolized unit of protoplasm. I decided to add that definition when I was in high school.

In person, I apparently create an aura of fear. I've spoken to people who have told me that before they met me, they crossed the street to avoid me. I've had a police officer tell me that he was giving me a warning instead of a traffic ticket because I was scaring him. That particularly amused me, as I am a tiny little wispy person at 5'2" and he was well over 6', muscular, and had a gun. I don't know, in that situation, how I was the scary one.

My recent listening habits, courtesy of last.fm:

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3d modeling, adventure, alternative lifestyles, architecture, art, artificial intelligence, being anti-social, bisexuality, bitching, bitterness, bondage, bones, caffeine, cartoons, catharsis, cheese, chess, chivalry, civil liberties, classics, coffee, coffeeshops, coining words, collective unconscious, computers, concerts, corsets, craziness, crazy, creative insults, creativity, cuddling, cultivating personal mystery, cultural archetypes, dancing like a monkey, digital art, drawing, dreams, dystopia, edward gorey, fantastic worlds, fantasy, fencing, fetishes, fire, flirting, flowers, fnord, food, freaks, friends, game development, gaming, gay rights, geeks, gir, glbtq rights, good coffee, hair pulling, honesty, honor, hope, imagination, individuality, insane artists, insanity, insomnia, inspiration, intellectual elitism, intelligence, intensity, interactive storytelling, intimacy, invader zim, inverse chivalry, irony, jazz, kinky sex, kitsch, laughing, learning, legends, lesbians, libraries, listening, literature, logic, love, madness, make-believe, me, monkeys, movies, mundane pointless stuff, music, mythology, nakedness, neologisms, nerds, painting, pale boys, pale girls, parenthetical asides, passion, people, philosophy, philosophy of mind, photography, poetry, procrastination, queers, rain, reading, redefining words, redheads, romance, rpgs, sarcasm, science fiction, scrabble, seduction, sex, sexuality, sexy brains, shinto, silliness, sleep, smoking, social change, social dissidence, sociology, submission, subverting the dominant paradigm, tao te ching, taoism, teasing, the arts, theatre, theology, thinking, thunderstorms, unpredictability, vintage clothing, weirdness, whips, words, words that look wrong, writers, writing, you
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