yesterday I spent time with a friend and his painting professor and they started talking about movies I hadn’t seen and the professor (who I had just met) told me I would enjoy the movie if I appreciated mushroom imagery. And he asked me if that was something I thought I’d enjoy and like, the shroomy section of my brain immediately ignited and was ready to info-dump…but then my mouth was like “…yeah I guess I do like mushroom imagery”…which is the understatement of the year. I encounter these scenarios a lot IRL where I’m like…fuck how much do I reveal without scaring people? because they’re not prepared for my mushroom obsession and I don’t want to put it all out there if they’re not willing to participate in that. In this situation we did end up talking about mushrooms at length but it doesn’t always end like that…sometimes I really do pretend to not care about mushrooms?