I'm still not sure what sort of person I am, so I'm afraid I can't do a very good job of explaining it to you. I try to act very mature when I absolutely have to and am stunningly immature most of the rest of the time. I go to a lot of nerdy conventions because I enjoy the energy of crowds and activity and meeting new people. Despite that, I do know that I'm an introvert; I enjoy time alone, and interacting with people gets tiring after awhile.
I fail a lot. I think it's okay to fail, as long as I learn something from it, and do better next time. The important thing is to keep trying.
I am not an intellectual. I tried to be for a long time because I have a lot of respect for intellectualism, but it's not for me. I'm an administrator at best, a technician at worst, and I'm fine with that. These things are also useful.
What I’m doing with my life
Working and playing. I work full time in an operations center for a major tech company. In my free time, I drift around the internet, read books, play video games, play tabletop games, and exercise (Less than I should but more than I enjoy). Lately, I've been playing a lot of MTG. I spend more time looking at fanart of Steven Universe than I probably should.
I’m really good at
Making atrociously bad puns.
The first things people usually notice about me
When I talk, I'm loud. When I move, it's in odd ways. I laugh often
at things that aren't quite funny enough to justify it. I've been
described by multiple people as acting like a cartoon character.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and The Door Into Summer by
Wheel of Time series by Jordan
A Song of Ice and Fire by Martin
Magic: The Gathering
Twilight Sparkle's Secret Shipfic Folder
House of Cards
Future Card Buddyfight
Seriously, Future Card Buddyfight. Dat theme song.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The Mars Volta
Andrew Jackson Jihad
XTC <- Current favorite
Magic Sound Fabric
Indian food, especially curries
Sriracha sauce (It can go on anything)
Blackberries and raspberries (Especially frozen)
The six things I could never do without
3. Water (And not just for the whole living thing, I seriously
drink a ridiculous amount of water, and soda or juice won't
4. Things to learn
5. My vision
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Technology, sustainability, scalability, how systems interact to form more complex systems, and whatever video games I happen to be playing lately.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing Magic The Gathering. Or gathered together with friends
slightly sad that I missed Friday Night Magic again. Sometimes
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can't remember the last time I really cried, and I think that's
kind of a sad thing.
You should message me if
You know that being an adult doesn't mean you have to be uptight or
boring, and you know that not being uptight or boring doesn't mean
you have to be irresponsible. Being able to parse that grammatical
abomination of a sentence is optional.
You shamelessly watch cartoons.