Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
As you've started reading this profile, two (arguably important)
questions are probably on your mind. These questions are "Who is
this Aecius guy?" and "Why should I care?" Of these two, the former
can be answered in a lot of ways, the latter is a question you're
going to have to answer for yourself, as I've no idea what your
motives are for visiting my profile.
Despite the first question being a broad one, I'll try to answer it
in at least one way in this profile. So without further ado, I'll
provide you with a brief summary of myself.
I'm a dutch Philosophy graduate student at the University of
Utrecht. To be precise I'm in the Research Master's program which
is aimed at a carreer in academics. I shuttle between my home and
I must say I'm a bit of a typical nerd/geek (especially hobby
wise), which is not a negative thing in my eyes but might be in
yours. You have been warned!
What this entails is that I enjoy computer games (Mostly FPS,RTS
and RPG), Table Top Wargaming (Warhammer Fantasy and 40k) and forum
based roleplaying. I also enjoy watching anime and/or
Conversation wise I tend to prefer intellectual and philosophical
discussions over shallower banter and gossip. That is not to say
that every conversation I have needs to be serious or deep. Nor
does it mean that I am always in the mood for deep discussions.
Rather it is an observation I've made about the sort of discussion
I like best. Topics I enjoy discussing can be anything from hobbies
and interests to society, science and beyond. I must warn you that
I tend to pick at exlamations that are unnuanced from time to time,
and will ocassionally play the devil's advocate in order to find
where nuances are located.
I tend to prefer a more positive, idealistic (in the political,
non-philosophical sense) stance about things. I also like to think
of myself as a kind person, though as with any such claims your
mileage may vary. If the mood strikes me I can be cynical and even
sadistic though, and I'm not above the occasional bout of sacrasm
or snarking, though that is comparatively rare.
I'm introvert and I don't usually go out a lot, barring for my
study, work, or some of my more social hobbies.
Epistemologically (long, word, more coming up so bear with me, or
skip this paragraph if you prefer) I am an empiricist when it comes
to practical knowledge, though my reasonings for that are based on
(philosophical, somewhat Humean) scepticism (British English
spelling). And my ontological views are grounded in natural
science. When it comes to ( (Philosophical) meta-)ethics I consider
myself a Hobessian Contractarian.
What I’m doing with my life
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I think I've mentioned it above, but a full time Graduate Student
in Philosophy and All Round Geek/Nerd.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Remembering Trivia. I have a good memory, at least when it concerns
The first things people usually notice about me
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I guess my somewhat awkward social skills. It's not that I don't
mean well it just doesn't always work out that well.
Also my height. The first time I met somebody in real life to whom
I'd only spoken to via the internet before, the first thing she
said was "You're short!" People somehow expect me to be taller.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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A variety of Science Fiction and Fantasy books. A few examples are
the Gaunt's Ghosts Series and the Song of Ice and Fire
I couldn't really name any favorites here, since movies, though fun
to watch at times, lack the depth and story of a good book. Sci-fi
and fantasy movies are generally fun to watch though.
Currently watching the Legend of Korra and RWBY as my main series.
I'm also a Whovian and a Brony.
I have a broad taste in music, though certainly not mainstream. My
favorite genres include Metal, Classical, Japanese/J-Pop and
Russian Folk Music.
Pasta (Bolognaise), Fries and Crêpes.
Planetside 2 (Proud soldier of the Terran Republic), Minecraft,
Kerbal Space Program, Saints Row the Third and Saints Row IV, Mass
Effect Series, Dragon Age Series, Portal, War Thunder
And philosophy wise:
I strongly identify as a Hobbesian contractarian.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
- A decent computer.
- The internet.
- Electricity to use the above.
- Money (mostly because it's a useful tool in our society.)
- The basic needs of food, air, water and shelter.
- A couple of good friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
- (Philosophical) Ethics
- Science fiction/Fantasy settings
- My hobbies
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have the social skills of a sledgehammer, albeit one that's
wielded with good intentions. In other words, I'm kind, just
socially awkward at times, and perhaps a bit unsubtle.
Also I tend to overuse "^^" and ":P" in IM conversations.
And finally I'm a brony. (The meaning of that word is easily found
on the internet, google, or urban dictionary.)
You should message me if
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...you like what you've read above and/or would like to get to know
me a bit better. Or if you have any other reason to message me
I haven't been as active on OkCupid lately as I've been in the
past, so don't be shy if you think you'd enjoy chatting a bit.
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