Hands down, the best thing about working at The Frisky is our amazing readers. We so heart all of your witty, thoughtful, and informative comments—heck, we even appreciate the mean ones. Sometimes, we can’t help but wonder about the faces behind avatars. We decided to launch a weekly column where we learn all about a Frisky reader. After the jump, meet NomChompsky, one of our most prolific commenters.Please state your name, age, and location for The Friskyverse.
Xavier, 22, New York City.
How did you find the site?
I actually found it through work; I work in an internet-related field and came across the site entirely in the course of my normal work day.
What do you do all day, other than follow The Frisky, which is totally condoned?
I work in internet marketing, doing mostly copywriting. I try to do as much writing of my own as I can, but that doesn’t always happen.
Single, but not looking.
What is your fave post in recent Frisky history?
I’m a sucker for a good internet hootenanny, so I quite enjoyed (the fallout from) Nikki’s “I’m Hard to Date” post. I can only hope the future holds more 8,000 + comment threads (estimated) that eventually get shut down and require editorial notes.
What are your pop culture guilty pleasures?
“One should never feel guilty about pleasure,” says Sybarite Me. “One should absolutely feel guilty about liking John Mayer’s music,” says Non-13 Year Old Girl Me.
Can you share your most embarrassing dating story? We always share ours. It’s only fair.
Not sure if this counts as a date, but I was visiting my now ex-girlfriend’s aunt when the following exchange occurred:
“Are you ever going to cut your hair?”
“I might someday.”
“Well, if you do, send it to me! I’ll weave it for you!!”
“No … thank you?”
“I can totally make a pillowcase or something. I have a loom and everything!”
“Well, I’ll think about it.”
I was trying to be entirely straight-faced so as not to insult this truly lovely woman who was letting me stay in her house, but my girlfriend’s silent, gasping laughter behind her didn’t help very much.
Who is your celebrity doppelganger?
I get a lot of random comparisons that I don’t particularly agree with; one that I sort of see is Harold Perrineau.
What type of skivvies do you have on right now?
Black boxer briefs.
What is your secret talent?
I’m a pretty decent chess player, I’ve got my runway walk down pat and I can write metered poetry really quickly. Hire me?
If you could be a superhero, what would your superpower be?
I would want the ability to command the complete loyalty of any and all frogs. I wouldn’t use it to fight crime or anything, but I bet I could use it to win a few frog-related bar bets, and I wouldn’t have to have a secret identity.
Favorite book, movie, musician or band?
I’m a sucker for The Little Prince.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Rashida Jones: I have absolutely no idea what Jim was thinking when he chose Pam over the infinitely better-looking and more interesting Karen.
What’s something you hope to see more of on The Frisky?
I always like the columns where readers get to respond; it makes the site feel more like a community and less like a series of increasingly uninspired lists turreted by advertisements.