I guess I should write an #introduction for myself. 😊
So first thing's first I guess, I'm a bi/pansexual trans girl. Feminine pronouns, please. 🙂
I'm a hobbyist libre game developer, though I don't do it as much these days as I used to. Most of what I do these days is contributing to Naev (ranging from engine development to adding new missions to just fixing gendered language, depending on what I find).
Favorite animal: spiders! 😊🕷 I love spiders because they really are our bestest of best friends, and they're adorable. Even more so than cats, which I also love, though I admit the contest is quite close.
I'm a total weeb. I've been studying Japanese for years and can speak it at a basic level. よかったら日本語でもあたしと話してくださいね。
Spicy food is my LIFE! 😁 I've been eating spicier and spicier food over the years; right now I always get the spiciest available when I go to a Thai restaurant (Thai is easily my favorite cuisine), and at home I use ghost pepper sauce for most things.
I also make bracelets as a hobby. I've made literally dozens of them, including a fair number of LGBTQ+ pride bracelets (mostly emphasizing the "B" and "T" aspects, as you might expect).
And that's... not everything, but hey, there's a 1500 character limit and it's not like I need to post my life story or anything anyway. 😄
@diligentcircle Welcome to LGBT.io, hope you have an awesome time here!! 😊 Spiders are pretty cute 👀
@sky Thanks! 😄 And always nice to see someone else who likes spiders.
@diligentcircle Welcome, I love spiders too but wouldn't consider them my favourite animal.
I use to dev games but nowadays prefer to play them as I find programming games makes games feel less enjoyable.
I just started learning Japanese since I have got to a place with Esperanto where I feel comfortable learning another language though I haven't got very far (relearning kana because I haven't really had much time, and I did learn Kana years ago though I tend to learn languages out of order giving my brain tends to process things differently from most people so I actually have been when have the time take the Kanji and learn the meaning and kana spelling I also have been putting more priority in learning to read, write, and listen as I avoid talking most of the time even in my native language and reading and writting I find more useful, and listening because I watch a lot of Japanese media not just anime).
Capsacin is the best food additive.
@codeawayhaley Yayyyy spider love! 😁🕷 And yes, capsaicin is definitely the best food additive. Pretty decent self-defense weapon, too!
Literacy is the hardest part of learning Japanese. I'm still mostly illiterate. 😅 You can't read much without knowing all the jouyou kanji and there's literally thousands of them. I've gotten to the point where I can read manga like Death Note, though, so I've started reading that a couple of decades late to the party. Also One-Punch Man. Manga is great because you can read it whenever.
That reminds me, I still haven't done my kanji practice for this month! Maybe I should get on that.
@diligentcircle Fair enough, I tend to find learning and speak and listen to be the hardest part of a language, and Kanji meshes surpringly well with how I process information so I probably won't have as much trouble as speaking and listening.
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