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Name:
The Excellent Neon Fish
Birthdate:
10 July 1986
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My name is Daphne, which I rather like. I'm a somewhat nerdy, devout animal lover who is mostly unfocused but prone to bouts of passion and fierce dedication about certain things (especially animals, of course). I haven't really any concrete ideas of what I'm going to be doing in the next...uhm...future time, but my ultimately goal is to make a career in animal protection/welfare. I live in Somerville, MA and am currently working in a cushy job at Harvard, while volunteering at the MSPCA when I can fit in the time. For years I was completely focused on being an academic, but I became disillusioned with that world. I would rather indulge in knowledge for its own sake, for fun, and apply it to meaningful things. While I'm not sure where I'll be in ten years, I do know is that a love for animals has been the one constant and comfort throughout my 22 years, and I'd be a fool if I didn't at least devote myself to them in some way.

I collect, paint, and show model horses, and have made many wonderful friends through this hobby. I spend far too much time watching baseball and various Law and Order episodes, reading funny fiction, wishing I was reading more non-fiction, and riding the T. I spend too much money on clothing, but allowing myself to have a fabulous wardrobe has done wonders for my self-esteem. Sometimes I write things, but not as much as I'd like. If I could, I would sing loudly and often and absolutely everywhere I go till I completely lost my voice. I am dying to teach myself to write music somehow, someday.

I don't write in my journal very often, and when I do, it's probably not really interesting to people who don't know me at all. I can be kind of insular, so it tends not to be an accurate representation of myself. Caveat lector.
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