Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Once upon a time I realized that absolutely no one in this world is
charge of my mood except me. From that day forward I decided I
wouldn't waste any time not being happy, and to be otherwise is a
slip in my self-control. I aim to surround myself with people who
have also had this revelation, whether they realize it or
Once upon another time I realized that anger is wasted on other
humans; anything yelling and pointless aggression can do, empathy
and calm, collected, but passionate discussion can do better.
Once upon a third time, I realized that being proved wrong is
nothing to be afraid of. To me, science is more than something you
learn in a classroom, it's a philosophy of life. Evidence and
testability are the foundations of knowledge, and being proved
wrong is just a refinement.
That pretty much sums up my outlook on life. If you find them to be
agreeable, we'll probably get along. If you think I'm dead wrong,
please refer to number three and shoot me a message.
I value few things in life more than engaging conversation and
banter, my sense of humor is as dry as a glass of good Pinot
Grigio, I think this universe is elegant to the point of beauty,
and I like constantly reminding myself that people are still
Oh and since I see people posting this a lot, even though I think
the value of the Myers-Briggs paradigm is often overblown, I'm an
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Schooling in bio, working in a neuropharm lab, and hoping that one
day I'll get paid for satisfying my own scientific curiosity. Also
teaching myself to play drums.
Secondary* goal: achieve immortality.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm really good at being sarcastic in that way where people aren't
sure if they should take you seriously or not. Now that I think
about it that might just mean I'm really bad at being sarcastic.
Whatever, practice makes perfect.
Also I've been told I give a mean back massage. The awkward
juxtaposition to the previous paragraph makes it hard to tell, but
I am being serious here. Promise.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I guess my eyes (blue) or that I'm smiling for seemingly no reason.
Or that my fly is undone. Honestly I do that more than is excusable
by pure forgetfulness.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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This section is long because I like making lists. Feel free to
-Current selections: Malazan Book of the Fallen and The Brain That
-All things Tolkien
-All thing Douglas Adams
-A Song of Ice and Fire
-Wheel of Time
-Watchmen and other works by Alan Moore
-All things Vonnegut
-Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
-John Dies at the End
-The Foundation Series and Asimov in general
-Ender's Game (I'm really on a SciFi kick lately)
-Neuroscience books (Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Phantoms
in the Brain, the Brain that Changes Itself, etc.)
-Others that I can't recall of the top of my head
(PS please tell me more books to read)
Disclaimer: I have a tendency to think of the last good movie I saw
as my favorite movie. That said...
-Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is my favorite movie of all
-V for Vendetta
-Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog
-American Psycho again
-Cabin in the Woods
-And wow I'm totally blanking on movies right now
-I came back later to edit this but holy crap I'm still blanking on
(PS please tell me movies to watch)
-Rick and Morty (if you love this show we're practically friends
-The Walking Dead
-Parks and Recreation
-Mitchell & Webb Look / Peep Show
(PS please tell me more shows)
This is by no means an exhaustive list, but I'll name a few
favorites from some genres. And honestly, I can listen to and enjoy
songs from any genre. In fact discovering a new genre is pretty
much guaranteed to make my week.
-Queens of the Stone Age (and really anything with Josh
-The Sword, Red Fang, and other similar metal bands.
-Hilltop Hoods, Scroobius Pip, Watsky, etc. for hip hop. It's all
white boy rap, I know.
-I really enjoy electro swing like caravan palace, parov stelar,
-Stoner Rock and Stoner Metal in general
-Some electronic stuff like Glitch Mob
-A lot of Celtic Folk lately
-On that note, a lot of folk metal as well
(Ignore those other PSs, tell me more music. Seriously, tell me
anything new and interesting.)
Let's just say a list of foods I don't like would be a lot shorter.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
> Food, water, air, and cop outs.
> Consciousness and the ability to alter it.
> Internet - I think the internet and the culture it has spawned
is extremely interesting, plus Wikipedia is my life blood. Also,
I'm an avid gamer and that's how I keep up with a lot of my friends
who I'd never see otherwise.
> Books - I MUST have my nook. Reading is my favorite
> Interesting People - I say this a lot, but someone being
interesting is more important as to if I'll want to hang out with
them than if they're "nice." Plus I love good stories. Really
>Some way to learn more about the world. This is probably
covered by internet and books.
And... well that's pretty much it. And really I could do without
all of those except for parts of number 1. Cop outs are really
important to me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Oi. EVERYTHING. I think about thinking about thinking. I think
about how bad PTSD must have been in the Middle Ages. I think about
what the first burial must have been like. I think about how Darwin
must have thought "HOLY FUCKING SHIT WHAT HAVE I JUST COME UP
WITH?!" when he conceived On the Origin of Species. I think about
how my consciousness, my perception, and my self is the product of
the conglomerate processes of ~100 billion nerve cells.
Also lately I've been thinking a lot about how, despite
appearances, hardly anyone really and truly has their shit
together. The people who seem like they do? Probably even worse
off. The people who actually think they do? The worst off.
So yea, lots of stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I mean, I'm on OKC. What do *you* think?
But really, there's no setlist. I'll party when the mood strikes,
but it's more likely that I'm settling in with a nice substance or
going out for a drink with my pals. I also find myself spending
time changing my answer to okc questions and facepalming at my past
Or, if we're being candid, Dota.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I think graveyards are really cool.
You should message me if
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