1. I have three different full names.
2. It very rarely takes me less than an hour to fall asleep at night.
3. I have some early gray hair and no desire to dye over it. I like the color gray because it goes with everything.
4. I once made a $700 typo.
5. My home is just a little bigger than my parents’ bathroom. I could have chosen bigger, but I just don't use any more space than this. I don't want things that I don’t use.
6. I’m not capable of actually putting faith in a religion, but I do find religion interesting as a subject.
7. The only book in the Bible I’ve read is Revelations. Despite the non-religious thing, this fact can tell you more about me than any of the other ones here.
8. For one thing, a fascination with hells - all the different mythical underworlds and outer darknesses. As I've gotten out into the world, that interest has become more of an explorer's drive - ice caps, swamps, deserts, deep space, any place you wouldn't want to start a village.
9. I can find something to appreciate in almost any genre of music, but realistically I listen to mostly electronic and hip hop.
10. Sometimes I like to multitask and put on a video while I work. I prefer action movies, exploitation and cartoons for this, since it’s hard to get lost if I look away from them for a moment. I do not like to watch movies without something else to do in my hands. No movie theaters, please.
11. I guess my tastes in most art forms are pretty physical and loud, though in real life I'm asked to speak up a lot.
12. I had my first piece of writing published when I was six years old. It was an overbearingly moralistic page and a half about a cat.
13. Speaking of cats, one of my best friends in college was one. I had chronic pain at the time and only slept a few hours in the daytime each day. The highlight of each long night was when this homeless Persian met me outside the dorms at 4 AM on the dot, and we went exploring. He was the neighborhood brute, often chasing other cats off the campus and hunting nocturnal prey half his size, but he only demanded a tribute of warmth from me.
14. I used to be afraid of spiders, but then I was bitten by one about the size of my hand. Now they're practically my spirit animal. Their inconsistent image speaks to me - venomous yet crushable.
15. I once had a pet butterfly for an afternoon. I expected it to fly away when I approached it to take a photo, but instead, it climbed onto my arm and stayed there my entire walk home. When I got home, I let it off on a flower in my building's garden - again, it just crawled off, still unwilling to fly. While I got some incredibly detailed pictures of it, I was concerned that its abnormal behavior meant it was sick, so I researched butterfly diseases. This came up with nothing, but I did learn that the species of butterfly is born with lighter coloration the earlier it is born in the season, and that the faded hue of this one suggested that it was months over its average lifespan. I had given a ride to a weakening senior citizen.
16. I am wasting this fact on redundantly saying that animals feel like my peers, and I could go on about them. I probably absorbed this ethos from my mother. She's ISTP, 6w5.
17. Dying with people by my side sounds kind of terrible to me, even if they're beloved. Privacy, please. If I must die at all.
18. I sometimes feel uncomfortable about this because by all standards, romantic relationships are known to be a marker of adulthood - but having one still doesn't sound appealing to me. My friendships are close, though.
19. I tried out for every play in high school, but never got a part. Now I'm sure my problem was overacting - I just relished a free pass to yell and weep in front of everyone.
20. I've enjoyed the occasional cigar.