May. 7th, 2017

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Name:  Jason 
Age: 43
Location:  Minnesota, US 
Languages: English, some French, a little German, a little Spanish, a tiny amount of Japanese
Describe yourself in 5 sentences or less:  I'm interested in the past and the future, but I'm quite dissatisfied with the present.  I love games (all sorts), music (most sorts - both listening and playing), science fiction and fantasy, comic books, cooking, chess (chess culture is sufficiently different from gaming culture that it merits its own entry).  I'm politically liberal and particularly interested in causes related to autism, LGBTQIA+ rights, disability rights, and labor rights - I'm pretty much always on the side of the underdog.  I work in medical records, have a graduate degree in history, and am currently back in school for a second graduate degree, this time in art history and museum studies.  I'm an outgoing introvert - I love being around people, but after a while I need to be alone to recharge for a bit - and I love hearing people talk about things that they love (if it's something I love too so that we can geek out about it together, so much the better, but the fact that you're acutely interested in something is sufficient to make it interesting to me).
On fandoms:  Fandom is like air - I've lived in it for so long that I don't notice it, but I wouldn't want to try to live without it.  Fandoms that I follow/ have followed to one degree or another include:  Star Trek, Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes, Lord of the Rings (books and movies), BTVS/Angel, Firefly, Harry Potter (books and movies), Game of Thrones (mainly the books - I stopped watching the series after season 3), various comic books (Lumberjanes forever!), and various other books and TV shows.  All the fanfic I've written has been for Firefly, but I'll probably write in other fandoms as well.  I read fanfic of all sorts:  Gen, het, slash, femslash - it's all good.  I'll even read fanfics in fandoms where I've never seen the original (I wrote my first Firefly fic before I started watching the show).
I mostly post about: What's going on in my life, what I'm reading/watching, politics, random musings, music that's caught my ear.  Lately school and art history have occupied a lot of my mental space, so that's been showing up in my posts.
My last three DW posts were about: Two of my last 3 were closely related, so I'm going to go for last 5:  Art history/politics, fantasy baseball, baseball rules geekery, fannish politics, and gaming culture.
How often do you post?  Since I made an effort to come back to DW after the Recent Unpleasantness over at LJ, I've been posting over half the days, but I aspire to get back to posting at least daily.
A GIF to describe how your day has been today so far: 

Filling out this questionnaire was actually on my to-do list today, or else it wouldn't have gotten done.  I'm sandwiching it between database work for my graduate assistantship and research for my final project in Photography in Africa and the African Diaspora.  Also on the agenda for today:  Mowing the lawn, grocery shopping, going for a walk, practicing French (I'm on a 130-day streak on Duolingo).


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