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littleoc
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Birthday:
Mar 23, 1995 (Age: 23)
Location:
United States
Occupation:
Scientist (microbiology)

littleoc

Making everywhere I go a better place, 23, from United States

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I am a world unto myself May 18, 2018 at 12:03 AM

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May 20, 2018 at 12:30 AM
    1. bellbird
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      3. littleoc
        littleoc
        Aw, thank you! I hope you smiled!
        May 18, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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      4. bellbird
        bellbird
        I did! <3
        May 18, 2018 at 9:41 PM
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      5. littleoc
        May 18, 2018 at 9:46 PM
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    2. littleoc
      littleoc
      I am a world unto myself
    3. somerandomguy
      somerandomguy
      Hope everything is going OK!
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        It is! :D Busy busy. Too busy for PTSD :P

        I hope you’re well!
        May 14, 2018 at 1:30 PM
    4. Congruency
      Congruency
      Love your pics! Thank you for your support!
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        Thank you! And you deserve it :)
        May 12, 2018
    5. bellbird
      bellbird
      Every time I open a jar now I think of your avatar XD
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        I hope you feel strong, too!!
        May 10, 2018
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      3. bellbird
        bellbird
        Strong like a strong tiny bird :)
        May 10, 2018
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    6. littleoc
      littleoc
      Smile
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      3. Sietz
        Sietz
        :)
        May 10, 2018
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      4. somerandomguy
        May 10, 2018
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      5. bellbird
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    7. littleoc
      littleoc
      I am 99% sure that the kitchen I'll have all summer has one stove, and pretty much no counters... o.O
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      3. littleoc
        littleoc
        Great ideas... thank you! Any roof is better than no roof — I could be living in a tent :P
        May 8, 2018
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      4. Friday
        Friday
        This is why god invented BBQs (or camp stoves) & Cutting Boards ;) No kitchen? No problem! I haz fire :D
        May 8, 2018
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      5. littleoc
        littleoc
        @Friday Hey, there’s a large patio and a grill, too! And tables outside! Lol
        May 9, 2018
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    8. bellbird
      bellbird
      Happy graduation month, friend :)
      1. littleoc
        littleoc
        Thank you!!

        And maybe you too, if you are!
        Apr 30, 2018
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      2. bellbird
        bellbird
        Yes, mine is this month too!

        p.s. hope it's ok I called you friend :)
        Apr 30, 2018
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      3. littleoc
        littleoc
        Of course it is! :) and congrats to you!!
        Apr 30, 2018
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    9. littleoc
      littleoc
      At this point, I have been a child for most of my life
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      2. bellbird
        bellbird
        I have a love/hate relationship with microbes :P
        Apr 27, 2018
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      3. littleoc
        littleoc
        Noooo... well, at least there weren't complications!

        Also, same! Lol...
        Apr 27, 2018
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      4. DharmaGirl
        DharmaGirl
        Me too! When I had my child I had to be a parent, but he's grown so I can be a child again.
        Apr 30, 2018
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    10. somerandomguy
      somerandomguy
      That is also what I look like when I open the spaghetti sauce jar on the first try
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        Lol it's never easy...
        Apr 25, 2018
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    11. Swift
      Swift
      You are definitely "making everywhere you go a better place" :)
      1. somerandomguy
        somerandomguy
        Agree!!!!!
        Apr 25, 2018
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        I'm glad!! Thank you :) :)
        Apr 25, 2018
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    12. SpiritSong
      SpiritSong
      Love the new look!
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      2. littleoc
        littleoc
        Thank you! It's pretty fun to play with!
        Apr 25, 2018
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      3. SpiritSong
        SpiritSong
        Yes, I just played with mine. I did not realize I could put something up there!
        Apr 25, 2018
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      4. littleoc
        littleoc
        It's pretty cool!! I found out you can put up five! And then order them one through five!

        I was having way too much fun, lol... who needs sleep?
        Apr 25, 2018
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  • About

    Birthday:
    Mar 23, 1995 (Age: 23)
    Location:
    United States
    Occupation:
    Scientist (microbiology)
    I love animals :)

    I have a service dog, who in her spare time loves to lay in the sun on hot days. She likes to "go swimming," which really means stand still in shallow, slow-flowing water. She doesn't like snakes, but she loves cats.

    I have two cats. They act like cats. One of them is really sweet and has the most aggressive head-boops, while the other is pretty mellow and just likes to hang out.

    I have a cockatiel. She likes to sing, dance, and scream until everyone is awake. She has gotten really good at her aim -- that is, she shoots kibble out of her cage into my sleeping face when I sleep in. She also throws them at my service dog, and watches with intense curiosity as she picks them up.

    I have a partially blind corn snake who I've had since he was a baby. It's been very entertaining watching him teach himself things -- it's weird to me how much you can learn without having a single parent in your life! My favorite was when he learned gravity -- that he has to hold onto things with his tail or he'll fall. That took him a little bit.

    In the past, I've had one of every animal you can imagine except for farm animals (unless you consider rabbits to be farm animals). Some of them were incredibly illegal, such as a certain species of leaf tailed gecko that there were less than 1000 left of. I would like the pet trade to stop for species such as that one, as it is detrimental to the species as a whole and harsh on individuals who often don't make it or are heavily traumatized. My dad, though, loved to hoard animals, and being a psychopath, didn't understand that they had lives of their own.

    Those of us who have ever been in abduction or slavery scenarios understand way too much, though. Hopefully putting awareness to situations like those will help to halt them. :)


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    I have facial blindness (prosopagnosia; a facial recognition disorder) but I also have synesthesia. I hear color and I use that to understand the world around me, including recognize people. I also feel colors in an emotional way, which is harder to explain, but it's useful. I'm very empathetic as a result. Which at times is too much for me to handle properly.

    Trying to figure out who you are might take me a long time, but I'll remember you eventually!


    My interests are varied. I have difficulty with identity (myself or others) and will get confused about what I am and what I like at times. But I know I like art, reading, writing, and learning.

    I love to socialize with humans, and other animals. You can't really socialize with plants (though I love them), but in a lab I once convinced a protist to chose me and my plates at the end of a multi-ending maze, rather than my lab mate's. It was a slime mold, for those wondering. Slime molds are wonderful, one of my favorite creatures.

    Other favorite creatures?
    • The fungus that is the Wood Wide Web,
    • Chernobyl fungi,
    • and molds (preferably not on my bread);
    • C. elegans (a little nematode that shares much of our genetic information)
    • Tardigrades/water bears (so weak, and yet so tolerant)
    • Cheetahs (they will cuddle you if you can befriend them)
    • Elephants
    • Humans
    • House cats
    • Dogs
    • Cows
    • Chickens
    • Goats
    • Capybaras
    • Snakes
    • Birds, especially the secretary bird and parrots
    • Absolutely any insect, spider, or other bugs
    • Rice, wheat, corn, and other domesticated plants
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    If you're looking for why I have PTSD? That's a whole other story... and not as fun. ;P







    Sources of images above:
    (1) Picture of my service dog
    (2) Pet wasp, Skittle
    (3) waterfall and rainbow picture I took in Iceland in 2017
    (4) flower by water-filled crater in Iceland, 2017
    (5) friend's cat behind glasses
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