Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Conversations shouldn't be one-sided, even (especially?) if I'm
just talking about myself. We both stand to learn a lot more by
So I'll try to keep this short (I have a lot of trouble being
concise) and as honest as possible (I hope I have less trouble with
I aspire to be a strange and silly person, and I do a pretty good
job of it.
A lot of my life is the consequence of an internal conflict between
curiosity and comfort. When I'm inclined to be self-critical, I
frame it as a conflict between boredom and laziness.
I very much believe everything should be taken in moderation.
Including moderation. There is always a place for excess,
I try to always act and speak with intention and empathy. My
failures, like my successes, are not extraordinary.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Living it, and looking for something more to do than just
If you want an answer more biographical than philosophical, I moved
to Seattle after graduating with a degree in Physics. After kicking
around for a few years of aimless youth, I'm becoming an EMT.
Left to my own devices, I spend time studying and teaching martial
arts, riding my bike around the city, and playing games as often as
I can find fellow-players.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Playing with words
Math, or something like it
The art of losing (it isn't hard to master)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm terrible at noticing what other people have noticed about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books are lovely things, and I'd love them all if I had the time. I
like a lot of fantasy and science-fiction, and have more Opinions
about "genre fiction" than I can reasonably write here. I'm not
good at picking favorites, but The Annals of the Western Shore is
definitely a contender. I like to read just about anything that
comes my way, and there's also that huge backlog of excellent stuff
that was written before I learned to read...
Movies I like do at least one of the following:
- Make me think
- Make me laugh
- Have lots of violence, explosions, and chase scenes
There are a few that do all three, but not many. Most of my
favorite movies concentrate on two.
I honestly can't think of any music that I don't like, which may
mean I have no taste. There are things I like particularly well,
largely due to having been introduced to them by friends. Bach and
Rachmaninoff. They Might Be Giants and Astor Piazzolla. The
Mountain Goats and Crooked Still. Musical theater in general and
Sondheim in particular. Apocalyptica and Rodrigo y Gabriela. Daft
Punk. Walk Off the Earth. I don't think I have any coherent musical
Food is something I am passionate about. At least on occasion. I
like strong flavors. I like simple dishes that show off one
particular flavor. I like crazy dishes that combine lots of
different flavors into some ridiculous agglomeration of tastiness.
I like food that is fresh and freshly prepared, even if it wasn't
particularly skillfully done. Also, I like pizza.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Suspension of Disbelief (Disbelief Suspenders?)
The list is alphabetical, because I can't think of a good way to
order it. Also, it is much too abstract, so here is a more tangible
Water (I drink lots)
Bicycle (I ride everywhere)
Glasses (I'm blind without them)
Sugar (I admit to a sweet tooth)
Paper (I scrawl notes to myself)
Hugs (Hugs are great!)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Everything and anything. Particular favorites of mine
- How to save the world
- The relationship between collaboration and competition
- Imaginary people and places
- Whether it's possible to love everything
- What I want to cook/bake/build next
- Words, names, and their origins
- You. Yes, you. And no, that's not creepy, I don't even know who
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Given a free evening I may do any of the following:
Playing Board/Card/Video Games
Playing Roleplaying Games
Running (to stay in shape)
Running (around like a fool)
Wing Chun/Close Range Tactics
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I used to take antianxiety medication. It made me really anxious to
think that I needed to influence the way my mind worked with drugs.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
- you like to do things.
- you like to do nothing.
- you know where I can find a good roleplaying
- you appreciate good hugs.
- you have an opinion about the passive voice.
- the moon is in the sky.
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