A Short, Comedic Biography of Enoch Riese
Enoch Oceana Riese, frequently called, Ian, prior to which ze was frequently called Lillian, prior to which ze was frequently called Lil or Lily, can most predictably be found in hir room straightening up. Enoch hirself will tell you that this is the only part of hir life in which ze sees straightness as remotely desirable. In the moments in which Enoch is not cleaning or staring at hirself in a mirror, ze is most likely in a large group of jovial friends talking about gender, talking to a person ze finds attractive about gender, talking to a stranger on the street about gender, or talking to drunk people at parties about gender. While many would claim that the repetitive nature of hir life is something that Enoch has constructed through the use of Judith Butler’s theory of the performativity of gender, Enoch staunchly maintains that it is not hir fault, though the cycles do fit nicely with hir slight obsessive compulsion (undiagnosed and therefore probably appropriated, but ze certainly has some compulsive behaviors, and some obsessive ones). Also, the constantly shifting hair color helps. Safe to say Enoch has a borderline dangerous need for attention. In hir other spare time Enoch blogs about gender. Mostly ze just likes to talk about hirself.
Enoch identifies as a makeup-wearing, hyper-feminine, female-assigned, male-centered, genderfucked androgyne with a passion for facial hair and women’s shoes. If you don’t understand that, you can just think of hir as a queer, cross-dressing dandy, you’ll just have to work to remind yourself which part counts as the cross.
The only goal Enoch has held onto since childhood is that ze strives to be exceedingly strange, and often does not succeed. Beyond that, Enoch doesn’t have the foresight to plan for the future but expects it to be pretty generally a good thing. If you were to ask hir about its color, ze would automatically tell you teal or coral; those are the colors ze tries to live in.