howdy ! you've found my about page!

i'm not great at talking about myself, but my site is personal in nature, so i suppose i need to at least a bit. you may call me noa, or plushy, or just moon/moonview.

i guess to get the basics out of the way: i am 22, i am a network engineering major in college who plans to become and IT technician, and i use they/them, it/its or ae/aer pronouns. i do not label my gender, and my sexuality is an enigma to me, so i prefer to use the term queer to describe my experiences.

i was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, and as such have been a wheelchair user most of my life. i am proud to be disabled, as i don't think i would be the person i am today if i didn't have the unique experiences and perspectives being disabled offers me.

i am also autistic and struggle with my mental health. while neither of these afflictions often agree with me, i am still proud of them, despite the often daily struggles i face due to both. coding has been a special interest of mine since about ~2015, when i started learning to edit tumblr themes. back then, i was what could be called a "webcore kiddie" today, and that is actually what led me to find neocities. i wasn't content just reblogging things that fit my webcore aesthetic, i wanted to actually create something. i wanted to be part of a subculture that was dying by the time i was born.

and then, i found neocities! it was everything i could ask for as a teenaged, internet-obsessed autist, and i'm glad other teenaged, internet-obsessed autists are discovering this platform and experiencing the same things i did back in 2016.

like i said on my homepage, moonview is an escape for me from social media. i have transitioned to only using it for friends, because it isn't good for my long term mental health. that is what i love so much about the indie web. i have freedom here that i never would have had on TTT (twitter, tiktok and tumblr). i also just like being able to freely express myself without the fear that if i say or do the wrong thing, i'll be publicly shamed and attacked. i like this especially as an autistic person who cannot always tell what the "rules" are of any given community.

i am also an artist, as you can probably tell by my gallery page. i also write fan fiction, which you can find on my blog. much of my art is informed by trauma, since art and writing are good coping mechanisms for me. i'd love it if other's were able to see my art and feel seen by it.

i also have a wealth of spiritual beliefs which are very important to me. if i had to put a name to them, it would be closer to gnosticism than anything else.

one last thing, if you are someone who regularly engages in discourse, or sees the world in little boxes that you can put everyone into, you will not like my page much. i am 22, i am a college student, i am an adult. i have much more to worry about than someone who thinks a specific pairing of fictional characters should kiss, or what the hot new mental illness take is. please don't include me in any of that.