Crises Text Line (CTL): A nationwide, free, 24/7 textline for teens in crises, dealing with self-harm, suicidal thoughts, physical or sexual abuse, eating disorders, substance abuse, bullying, etc. Volunteers will listen & provide emotional support. Text this number: 741741 _____________________________________________ Petite Pint-Sized Forest Fairy, Free Spirit, Artist (individual creative expression matters to me), Nonconformist, Animal Rights Advocate & Activist, Tree Hugger, Unabashed Hipster, Quirky Geek/Nerd (I don't twerk, I quirk), Pisces, Old Soul, Empath, Crystal Aura, Highly Sensitive, Anxiety-prone, Perfectionist, Recluse/Introvert, Vegan, Night-Owl/Insomniac, Music Junkie & Collector (Vinyl), Eccentric, Obsessive Reader/Lover Of Literature, Quiet Observer, Cherokee+Irish+French= my Heinz 57 ketchup variety. Currently goofing off at The Imaginarium on The Island Of Misfit Toys. The creative process makes me tick & that's how I view the world around me: I'm a mixed media artist, I draw, paint, sculpt, make jewelry, write poetry, etc. I enjoy the challenge of trying new things. A movie buff, I love classic films, black&white, silent films & independent/art films. I love my cat Iggy & all things vintage. Curious by nature & compelled to soak up all useful/useless information. I'm a serious intellectual w/ a twisted sense of humor. My impish, playful side, my espieglerie, will sneak up on you when you least expect it. I'm an adult, but I talk to all ages. I'm a True Rebel: Being rebellious can mean staying true to yourself even during the times when it doesn't fit in with what is considered to be conventionally cool. "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." I'm Straight Edge, but I don't follow any collective group mindset. Of prime importance to me is treating the mind, body, & spirit, like life is precious & of great worth. Life should be revered & treated with the utmost care. I feel the same way towards the people who are closest to me. To hurt yourself is to hurt the people around you. Breakdowns: I've had a few. If you need someone to talk to I'm good at being a shoulder to cry on. Just know that I'm the one around here needing therapy the most. I'm an all or nothing kind of person. I have a built-in BullShiitake Detector, so we're good as long as you keep it honest. I despise the following with a vengeance: bullying, use of racial or gay slurs, harassment, drama queens, faux suicides, sexting, serial daters, attention seekers, cesspools, guttermouths (obscene/foul language), or all around rude ragamuffins & scummy bumpkins. I have zero tolerance for perverts, pedophiles (adult sickos preying on kids under 18), or sexual approaches of any kind on my profile page, I will BLOCK you! I only want to treat others with kindness & respect, & I expect that in return. Oh, and for the love of Godzilla use proper grammar & spelling (hint-hint, wink-wink). The Hawk is always watching. +Random Temporary Pest: "Jeez, I can't find my knees." ~Bob Dylan .d(o_o)b.