I'll get the bad stuff out of the way first: I have permanent nerve damage. I walk with a cane sometimes. I have significant external scarring. I have PTSD. No, I'm not ex-military. I WILL be reduced to a miserable shaking husk of a human on occasion. Deal with it.
Still here? Ok then, let's do the happy stuff.
I'm a maker. I tinker, I draw, I code, I grow, and more than anything else I improve.
I'm a lover. I temper my bleeding heart with cold rational thinking because I want everyone to suffer as little as possible. It doesn't mean I don't care. It means I care enough to set my emotions aside to find the best answer for everyone.
I'm a liar. More accurately, I know how to lie very well and consciously choose to tell the truth no matter what. Yes it costs me money on my car insurance. Yes it makes people uncomfortable sometimes, and yes I've lost friends because they were looking for a yes man and got honest answers.
I am Alexander. Historical root name Al-Iskander, as in Alexander the Great, conquerer of the known world and seeker of the ocean at the end of all things. I will always be looking for something. And live for the appreciation of reality in all its wonder and horror.
Non-fiction: The life-changing magic of tidying up, 10% happier.
Movies: Miyazaki films, Dr. Horrible's Singalong Blog, Song of the Sea, and Law Abiding Citizen.
TV: Mostly anime and Anthony Bourdain's shows.
Music: Everything except really heavy rap/hip hop and "sad/scorned woman" stuff that is always on the radio.
Food: The only foods I REALLY don't like are stews and vinaigrette dressings. I love sushi (even just the sushi rice is delicious) and burgers. My favorite foreign food is Peruvian. They can do magic I swear.
Feeling Loved and appreciated
My service dog
Decent cooking ingredients
Freedom to try new things
You are interested in sharing your hobby.
You are looking for a friendship or relationship built on devotion and trust.
You just want to talk to someone.
I respond to all messages.