I am a heterosexual, non-bi-curious female seeking a best friend. Therefore, your gender and sexual orientation are unimportant. I'm only looking for people I could see in-person at least two times per week, and who live in Burnaby or a neighbouring city. My Myers-Briggs personality type is probably INFJ. I identify with the nerd subculture the most, as I find it is the least fake and presumptious of the subcultures (at least the ones I know of). Although I am a vegan, I dislike hippies and hipsters and punks, as I find they tend to be snobby about how oh-so-cool they are. I'm glad I'm not cool! Read the article "'Why Be Normal?' Language and Identity Practices in a Community of Nerd Girls" by Mary Bucholtz, Ph.D. for more info about female voluntary nerds. I don't care what you eat or what you're politics are like; in fact, the best friendships I've had are with people who do not share my beliefs! As far as religion goes, I am agnostic. I've been friends with people who believe in God, but never hard-core religious people, so I'm guessing that I wouldn't get along with people who were hard-core into their religion. I would feel like I was on my toes all the time; trying to avoid offending them. Don't worry about offending me as a vegan by mentioning the meat you bought the other day, or the leather belt you like or something. Just don't rub it in my face or purposefully try to offend me (that should be common sense though). When I'm at home I only like to drink water that's filtered from my water cooler. I don't consume artificial sweeteners. If I had the money, I'd buy only organic food. The cartoon character I am most similar to is probably Daria. I don't wear fashionable clothes, makeup, jewellry, or hair dye, and I don't have any tattoos or piercings (other than one in each ear). Another person I resemble is "Saffy Monsoon" from "Absolutely Fabulous". The kind of person I'd like to be friends with would be similar to "Mark Weiner" (Dawn's brother) from "Welcome to the Dollhouse". I wear glasses (not the thick black trendy kind!!!). I think Bud Cort ("Harold Chasen" from "Harold and Maude") is attractive. I think the theme song to "Mystery Science Theatre Hour" (aka MST3K) is hilarious. I was in the out-crowd in high school, so hopefully you were too. I don't get along well with in-crowd, cheerleader, captain-of-the-football-team, popular people. I hope to learn how to play some role-playing games so that I can attend gaming sessions in the hopes of finding friends who are nerds. I want to take some time off school to earn money so that I can buy the following items: an lcd monitor (less eyestrain), a (non-leather) sofa that folds into a bed, a (non-leather) recliner, an electric shaver, electrolysis (not on my legs and underarms, unfortunately), a full-face mountain bike helmet, a shed for the backyard to study in (my dad makes too much noise snorting and clearing his throat!), a booklight and headlamp (for studying at night), and a few smaller items. I know that sounds really materialistic/consumeristic/un-ecological/shallow of me, but I've been wanting some of these things for many years (not that that's an excuse). I also want to finally study for my driver's test!!! Some books I've found interesting include "The Shy Man Syndrome", "Shyness & Love", evolutionary psychology books like "Survival of the Prettiest", "What Men Want, What Women Want", and "How To Make Anyone Fall In Love With You", and anything by Peter Singer. I used to read a lot of comic books when I was younger, and the ones I enjoyed were "Groo", "The New Mutants", "X-Men", "Akira", "Sailor Moon", and "Mai the Psychic Girl". Movies I've enjoyed include "Harold & Maude", "Europa Europa", "The Hebrew Hammer", "Rushmore", "Welcome to the Dollhouse", "Napoleon Dynamite", "Citizen Ruth", "Blankman", Leslie Nielson films, "Addams Family Values", "A Christmas Story", "The Brady Bunch Movie", "A Very Brady Sequel", and "Problem Child 2". I rarely listen to music, but if I had to pic my favorites, I'd choose "Rage Against the Machine", "Marilyn Manson", "Cat Stevens", "Joni Mitchell", "Enya", and "Kylie Minogue". I think I'm "the No-Look look" fashion paradigm in the cartoon by Alison Bechdel "Special Ms. style supplement!: a fond look at the fab, funky world of u.s. FEMINIST FASHION".