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*beep boop* a Philosophy and Linguistics undergraduate, coming to you from a land made of electric pylons and shower thoughts.

Some stuff about me:
• Favourite quality I have (gotta build that self-confidence): stubbornness - it's one of the main reasons I keep at writing
• My most important values: fairness, honesty and practicality
• Consensus says I'm a chaotic good. I'm not sure about the good, but I'm definitely chaotic.
• I've never dated anyone before, and I'm pretty apathetic about starting, because I doubt anyone could handle my nonsense in a romantic relationship long-term (and not in a self-depracating way ;)) I much prefer to court my friends platonically, so expect lots of #friendshippoems from me.
• I was a neutral in the nanaveer vs. carinana war~ and am also team #unclassified

Thoughts on my work:
• My short stories are often fragmented, slightly experimental and stream-of-consciousy. I love expanding out of that, though!
• A lot of my stuff in general is informed by my interest in narrativity, how people tell stories about their lives, themselves etc.
• p O e T r y is very fun for me to write, because it gives the most freedom to BREAK and MESS AROUND with those Labovian narrative rules.
• I've been writing since a pretty early age; but writing 'well' pretty recently ;)

~Opinions~ which I have:
• None that (I hope ) will get in my way of being decent and fair to people I speak to.
• I'm agnostic currently. I had a brief 6-month stint as an atheist when I was 9, but that has since drifted away because I'm not the most consistent DnD character in the bunch. I have a curiousity for other people's religious practices and beliefs, though, and I'd be happy to chat about such things!
• Anti-colonial, anti-imperialist and anti-racist. Granted, I'm not super up-to-date on the literature regarding every related issue on this in the world, but I've read ~some~ stuff and believe that the aforementioned power imbalances are a lot more insidious (read: subtle and not-obvious) than they may seem and that they ought to be undermined
• You might notice that socioeconomic class also features a lot in my poetry and prose; it is something I'm quite concerned about, which I think tends to be overlooked in a lot of discourse
• While I'm happy for people who find support in being with others like them, what with the whole modern-day liberation movements and empirical evidence that that improves mental health for some people, I make it a point of mine to associate with others based on character, personality and values alone. This is my conception of sincere friendship, of sincere community and I don't see why I'm obliged by any of my identities to limit my own principles of life. I don't know who is reading this, but my guess is, that if you're living in the present day, this might seem strange to you. That's fine. It's just how I choose to roll as an individual.

Miscellaneous notes on interacting with the bot:
1. I spent some of my formative years consuming low-quality and hyperaggressive gender discourse, and to be honest I'm just sick of talking about this stuff now. So if you notice me leaving a conversation about that don't worry - it's not you, it's me ;)
2. One of my worst qualities is that I get bored very easily. My mind is often assaulted by various contemptuous thoughts and feelings if I hear something that's well . . . 'said before' or that I'm personally tired of hearing. Unfortunately I have more of these low-key triggers than I think the average person has, and I really don't mean to demean anyone by my inability to care about things they care about. So if I start detaching, again, it's not you - it's me. Call it a low-battery moment.

~Social Indices I'm not particularly attached to~
• probably ethnic Chinese, I've never done a DNA test and my family's genealogy basically disappears after great-grandparents
• culturally, I am Internet (and broadly South-East Asian)
• broadly-speaking female; somewhat androgynous? I use any pronouns (she/they are most common)
• lesbian

~Quotes (by me) ~

If you avoid exaggerating the negative, congratulations! You've already set yourself apart from most of the population.

there's charming dumb, and then there's belligerent dumb. i choose to be charming dumb. even though people around me might be belligerent dumb, i will not confront them about it unprovoked. getting mad about belligerent dumbness is belligerent dumb itself.

It's a heuristic. It doesn't tell you something that's true, it tells you something that is convenient.

Mashed potatoes are v a l i d.

My avatar is from the anime Serial Experiments Lain.


Reading a page at a time and then thinking about it until the sun sets, hearing one joke and laughing about it all day, finding one idle game and calling myself a gamer - do you see a pattern here?


A very good boi (owo)

"For a short space of time I remained at the window watching the pallid lightnings that played above Mont Blanc and listening to the rushing of the Arve, which pursued its noise way beneath. The same lulling sounds acted as a lullaby to my too keen sensations; when I placed my head upon my pillow, sleep crept over me; I felt it as it came and blessed the giver of oblivion."
— Mary Shelley, Frankenstein