Saturday, August 15th, 2009 08:13 am
This is the basic stuff I assume as context when I post. The links are to extra info for the curious, I'm not going to assume people have read them!

I have a lot of social media accounts, almost always under the name sqbr.

I was born near the end of 1979.
I was born and live in Perth, Western Australia.
I'm an atheist, shading into agnostic around the edges.

Social context
I'm afab and genderfluid.
I'm white, a mix of Anglo, Eastern European and Jewish.
I have anxiety and depression.
I have chronic fatigue syndrome to the extent that I can't work, and identify as disabled. (A rundown of my health issues) I also have a lot of food intolerances, use a power wheelchair, and can't walk up stairs without a lot of pain(*).
I'm married to [ profile] distantcam and biromantic grey asexual.
My parents are well educated lefty artist types working unskilled low-paid jobs, which makes me ambivalent about my class status.

I'm a science fiction fan, and am involved in local con-going fandom.

I draw a lot, including comics. I also make visual novels (art, writing, and coding). My fanish creative stuff can be seen at my alias_sqbr tumblr and the AO3. I also have Professional Artist And Game Developer stuff that avoid linking to my fannish persona publically but can be seen here if you're on the access list for sqbr or here for alias_sqbr.
I have a Phd in computational mathematics and love science, though I kind of burnt myself out talking about it after working in Science Communication for many years. (My maths page)


I am sometimes very bad at judging social cues or figuring out what other people are thinking.
I sometimes have difficulty replying to messages.
I have conflict anxiety, but am pretty good with calmly expressed criticism.
I like discussion and expressing my opinions which can sometimes come across as a bit combatitive.
I like most people, and am very happy for random people to join in the conversations on my blog.

I'm very absent minded, so have probably forgotten some stuff :)

(*)These last two are less relevant to my blog and more things I like to mention as often as possible so that people don't invite me for wine and cheese at the top of a flight of stairs.
Saturday, August 15th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)
Hi! I read your meta on femslash (interesting thinking about a reply right now) tonight on LJ, but I was hoping you wouldn't mind if I subscribed to you here (as I read more on DW). Thanks!
Saturday, August 15th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
this was very interesting to read, thank you :) and i'm so jealous that you studied maths. in my next life, that's the plan.
Monday, August 17th, 2009 06:21 am (UTC)
violetsquirrel@LJ here just letting you know I'm adding you to my reading list here! Don't worry about adding me to yours cause if I get around to posting on my DW it'll be J-rock related and probably not relevant to your interests. Unless it ends up otherwise idk. Is there any kind of etiquette about this whole split flist thing yet?
Monday, August 17th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
people don't invite me for wine and cheese at the top of a flight of stairs
and here i was with invites all ready! [i am imagining a very cramped wine&cheese night in CH now]

Had not realised how much getting to UniSFA must really suck for you =/
Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 10:58 pm (UTC)
Hi! I can't remember exactly how I found your journal-- I think it was interests search or something-- and I bookmarked this page, meaning to subscribe to you, and then forgot ;___; But I am glad I found this again, because I would love to read more. I'm subscribing to you/giving you access-- though if you would rather I didn't, just let me know. (No pressure to add back or anything, either, of course).

I can identify with this somewhat:
My parents are well educated lefty artist types working unskilled low-paid jobs, which makes me ambivalent about my class status.

My parents are well educated lefty artist/academic types too :P Though my father grew up poor in India, got a bit upwardly mobile (in comparison to his childhood, definitely), and ended up at great universities in India and then Princeton. And now he is a professor at a uni in India, and has been for almost three decades. And my mother comes from greater class privilege than she currently actually has (she lives and works in India and tends to do a lot of freelance low-paid work, or have temporary higher-paying stints). She would have a much harder time if she tried to come back and make it in the US. Anyway, sorry, the point is, the class (dis)privilege situation is so complicated in my family, so I can understand! Sorry for rambling :x
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm the computational fluid dynamicist who got into a couple of discussions with you at Swancon, one about fanfic after the female background characters Gynecon panel, and one about Science and Art with lilysea and others. Network analysis of links between female characters etc.

Just saying hi, and inviting you to friend me. I crosspost to both LJ and Dreamwidth under this name.
Monday, October 13th, 2014 06:29 am (UTC)
well after i read your review on Heileen 3, i was really interested in you as a person :3 so here I am... stalking you online