Charlemagne Bolivar: "The usual. Hundreds of grandchildren, utter domination of known space and the pleasure of hearing that all of my enemies have died in terrible, highly improbable accidents that cannot be connected to me"
- Andromeda, season 2, episode 9, "Into the Labyrinth"
After a decade of trial and error, I have learned the hard way that the number one predictor of compatibility is COMMUNICATION. It is the willingness to ask "did I misinterpret what you said or did you misinterpret what I said?" rather than say "anyone who would say X must believe Y, and anyone who might possibly believe Y is not worth my attention because they're more closed-minded than I am". You and I can disagree on EVERYTHING else, as long as we agree on this. If I say "DS9 > TNG", it means "DS9 > TNG", not "TNG sucks". When I describe myself as having "obsessive-compulsive tendencies", it just means that I have some personality traits that resemble toned-down versions of OCD symptoms; it does NOT mean that I actually have OCD. When I describe my diet as "mostly vegan", that means "my diet is mostly vegan". It does NOT mean "I only date other vegans" or "I expect the other person in a relationship to cook vegan food for me" or anything else. "Short-term relationship" does not mean "one-night stand".
Yes, those were all things that people have mis-read in my profile on this site.
My best attribute are my intelligence, sense of humor, selflessness, rationality, perseverance, emotional stability, and incessant drive for self-improvement. I'm a goth-geek hybrid (think Abby Sciuto from NCIS, but male) and my body mass fluctuates between 55 and 65 kg, but is always pretty much 0% body fat.
My all-time favorite hobby is digital video editing. You can see my most recent project at here (unless you're reading this on a phone, in which case GET TO YOUR DAMN COMPUTER). My next video will be either "Failure in Stereo", a radically technically ambitious project in which HD video will be generated from SD sources (specifically, Neon Genesis Evangelion) with no resizing, or a more traditional project using footage from Lost Girl and the song "Loves me Not" by t.A.T.y.
For all the World of Warcraft players out there: You should know that while I have no love for the Horde, I am fiercely loyal to the Forsaken and Blood Elves, and while I harbor no ill will toward the Alliance, I do have a vendetta against the Worgen and Night Elves.
I've been told that I'm an excellent mixologist. I also have a
fondness for mixing drinks in large batches, which requires a lot
of imperial-to-metric conversion. I once got into an argument over
how many fluid ounces are in a shot. If you want to know how your
chemistry teacher likes to party on the weekends, I can show
I can take uncooked, not-ready-to-eat items from a grocery store and convert them to an edible form without burning the kitchen down. I don't consider this to be a particularly impressive skill and I never attempt anything complicated, but my friends and roommates have all told me that I'm an awesome cook. I also don't trust dishwashers, and if a dish or eating utensil needs to be cleaned, I will do it manually. I suspect that I will make a great housewife some day.
NCIS - A bunch of cops and forensic scientists solve homicide cases
Bones - a team of scientists and one cop solve homicide cases
Perception - a schizophrenic college teacher helps his cop friend solve crimes related to mental illness.
Lost Girl - a bisexual succubus decides to become a freelance detective and help her werewolf cop boyfriend solve supernatural mysteries.
iZombie - a psychic zombie helps the police solve homicide cases by eating the brains of the deceased and absorbing their memories
Defiance - Main character becomes the sheriff of a town populated by humans and 5 different species of aliens and solves alien-related crimes while his adopted alien daughter gets caught up in alien-related mysteries
Once Upon a Time - Main character becomes the sheriff of a town populated entirely by fairy-tale characters, and finds some mysteries to solve.
Gotham - detective Jim Gordon joins the Gotham PD and promises to solve the Wayne murder case
Continuum - a cop from the future travels back in time to the present day, joins the Vancouver PD, and helps them fight time-traveling terrorists. Time-travel-related mysteries ensue.
Helix - a bunch of scientists from the CDC travel to various places, get their epidemiology on, and find that not all of the mysteries they encounter are disease-related. Oh, and a local sheriff shows up at one point.
I don't see any pattern starting to emerge here... do you? ;P
Also, I want to know where I can buy DJ Muffin's "Pruzhinki" album, which most people know as the album of t.A.T.y. + Rammstein mashups. If you know where I can buy this album, please tell me!
I have a tendency to develop temporary obsessions with obscure subjects. One week, it'll be cladistics; the next, cymatics; and then I'll move on to signal-processing and interpolation. I've been described as an "encyclopedia of useless information" because I never stop learning.
On Facebook, someone posted an article about the possibility of "starivores" - space-dwelling organisms that eat stars. My response was "Wouldn't the correct term be stellavore (latin) or astrophage (greek)?" Yes, I am THAT much of a nerd.
But there are plenty of 50+ women that I'd totally date/bang. Just saying, not a pedo, just don't give a crap about age as long as you're smart and mature.
- You can humor my lab coat fetish. This is not a joke, I have an actual folder on my computer dedicated to pictures of women in lab coats.
Note: if you bother identifying yourself as a Feminist in your profile, I WILL ask what wave you are. If you're first-wave, great! Second is... okay, I guess. The third wave is a batshit crazy religion and I don't date batshit crazy religious people. Also, if you think a global temperature increase of one kelvin over the next hundred years is some kind of catastrophic scenario with the potential to wipe out humanity, you might be a member of a batshit crazy religion.