Self-proclaimed king of the squares! :D I love books books books,
with a passion for philosophy, history, and science. I consider
myself an intellectual and kinda old-school, but in a very playful
and charming way. Feel free to message me if you're interested ;)
What I’m doing with my life
Just received a post-baccalaureate certificate in paralegalism. I
want to make the world a better place, and law can be a good way to
do that, if it's done right. (Though I'll admit, sometimes that's a
pretty big 'IF'!)
I’m really good at
Reading, writing, thinking, debating, playing tetris. But not all
at the same time!
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been told (repeatedly) that I have beautiful eyes, and
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books (Fiction): Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Les Miserables,
Hamlet, Flatland: A Romance in Many Dimensions, Frankenstein, * His
Dark Materials, Harry Potter, the Hunger Games.
*My fiction collection is too big for one shelf, so I have them
arranged into pre-1900 and post-1900 collections, the break being
here. Just thought you might want to know :P
Books (Non-Fiction): A lot of them, but some highlights: pretty
much anything by Robert Wright, Richard Carrier, Niall Ferguson, or
George Friedman; Leviathan, by Thomas Hobbes; Why Nations Fail: The
Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, by Daron Acemoglu and
James A. Robinson; The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence
Has Declined, by Stephen Pinker; War in Human Civilization, by Azar
Gat; American Nations, by Colin Woodard; and American Colonies by
Alan Taylor; also language/linguistic and science/evolution books.
I could keep going, but that's enough for now lol.
Movies: Pan's Labyrinth, Star Wars, anything by Pixar, Monty
Python, Spirited Away, Persepolis, He Loves Me He Loves Me Not,
Lord of the Rings, Minority Report, Inception. I feel like I'm
missing some, but that's enough to start lol.
Shows: I don't watch a lot of television, but generally: The Daily
Show, The Colbert Report, Fullmetal Alchemist, Avatar: The Last
Airbender (and Legend of Korra), sometimes the History
Music: Hank Green, Baba Brinkman, Green Day, anime music, Chameleon
Circuit, E Nomine, Showtunes in various languages. &c.
Food: As much as I like to consider myself a citizen of the world,
I am far too in love with french fries for my own good lol. So
American food. Yum.
The six things I could never do without
Brain, lungs, food, water, oxygen, and my laptop. I call him
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Philosophy philosophy philosophy. Also, sometimes a story that I'm
writing. But then more philosophy lol.
On a typical Friday night I am
I work every Friday night. At a gas station. Glamorous, I know, but
I have student loans to pay!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Hmm... I don't think this section is sufficiently
context-dependent. For example, 'private' for what purpose? There
are things that I wouldn't be willing to tell strangers that I'm
open about with my family or friends - for example, my phone
number, my address, that kind of thing. This is definitely
'private' information in that I definitely wouldn't want it widely
publicized, but it's not necessarily a secret or anything. If I
were to already know somebody, then I wouldn't be as reluctant to
tell them. But the wording here of being 'willing to admit'
something makes it sound like it's talking about a secret, which is
something I definitely wouldn't publicise.
In other words, to answer the question? Not a damn thing :D
You should message me if
You enjoy intelligent (or at least non-mindless) conversation with
an interesting stranger ;)