FromTheFuture
33 Portland, OR
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My self-summary
ἓν οἶδα ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα –
I know one thing: That I know nothing.


I came here in a time machine that you invented.

I am polyamorous. Feel free to ask me about what that means to me if you're interested in knowing. I am in a primary relationship with the wonderful Marzipan_Otter; we are not looking for anything in particular from this site at this time, but feel free to message either of us if you and/or your partner(s) are looking for something in particular that we satisfy.

Now that THAT sorting hat has done its thing:

I have been in Oregon for a year as of today (Jan. 16, 2016). I come from the far-off land of Arkansas. There's really very little to say about my time in Arkansas.

I'm a tremendous geek for technology, gadgets, and games. I particularly enjoy how games can be a medium for stories; one look at my "Favorites" section below will attest to that.

I absolutely LOVE road trips – I dream one day of touring the lower 48 by motorcycle using nothing but old state highways and town streets the whole time – no Interstates/federal highways allowed.

I can spend hours in museums – art, science, history, or whatever tchotchke someone has decided to collect. You know how people will fall down a Wikipedia Hole? It's like that. I'll put it out there: If you want to go on a date to a museum, the answer is an emphatic "Yes."

I have an epic family; a few amazing friends; and a half-blind cat named Charlie who is awesome.
What I’m doing with my life
I build websites and maintain databases for a charity which raises funds for research into multiple sclerosis treatment and provides programs and services for people living with MS, their families, and healthcare professionals. This lets me work from home, which is great, except that everyone I support is in the Central Time Zone, meaning my alarm is set for 7:00am. (I might stay in bed til 8 though, shhh.)

I love this job, and it's only getting better from here.

I want to publish a video game and I have designs on a JRPG-style one.
I’m really good at
Computer programming, mathematics, cooking, singing (maybe?), deflecting salespeople.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
That's not enough categories.

Definitely not all-inclusive, or else the list would be enormous (instead of merely huge):

Books: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, House of Leaves, Yotsuba&!

Movies: Back to the Future, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, The Dark Crystal

Western & Japanese Animation: Reboot, Wakfu; Haruhi no Suzumiya, Monster, Lucky Star

YouTube Channels: PBS Idea Channel, SciShow, Crash Course, Healthcare Triage, GameGrumps

Podcasts: Welcome to Night Vale; Freakonomics; Good Job, Brain

Board/Card Games: Scrabble, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, Go, Cards Against Humanity, Cribbage, Spoons

Video/Computer Games: Undertale, Earthbound/Mother, the Ace Attorney/Gyakuten Saiban series and spinoffs, the Dangan Ronpa series, the earlier of the Dragon Warrior/Dragon Quest series, The Legend of Zelda series, Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy 4/6/7/10, Xenoblade, Persona 3/4, Portal 1 & 2

Music: Everything but country music after about 1980.

Food: Everything! Except nattou.
The six things I could never do without
• The Internet (early adopter here -- who remembers Prodigy for MS-DOS?)
• A computer way more powerful than I need, because I am an intractable geek
• A car (at least, the freedom a car affords)
• Music
• Games, so many games
• My job -- seriously, the bizarre forces of luck which landed me my current gig are nigh unfathomable; I love what I do and that I get to do it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The nature of the Universe, programming, music, people generally, persons specifically, the world inside my own head, the world of tomorrow
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing video games with my best buddy, board games with a group, international D&D (or some variant) on Skype with a couple Swedes and Britons I know -- so, playing games is my typical off-time.
You should message me if
Everyone who gets this far in my profile should message me. BUT, I explicitly think you should message me if one or more of the following statements applies to you:

• You want to try an experiment: http://36questionsinlove.com/
• You're more introverted than extraverted
• You're shy and you want to message me but you don't know what to say (there, now you can cite this as your reason for messaging me -- problem solved!)
• You have something in mind you'd like to go do
• You think kissing might in fact be the most fun thing two or more people can engage in, but need more research before publishing your findings
• You think I am or Marzipan_Otter is cute
• You want to share music or videos with me (here, I'll start: https://youtu.be/kspPE9E1yGM )
• You like studying logic and having debates about anything
• You're a fan of Nintendo, even after all this time
• You are a Node.js expert and want to tutor me
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