The name is a fairly accurate, bare bones summary. I am a geek,
nerd, outcast who loves spending time with other such people. I
picked up my first video game in 3rd grade and have been loving
them ever since. I love a good story or well written characters and
it colors much of my taste in much of my other hobbies and
interests (games, movies, books, meeting new people). I am a
thinker and a dreamer, but will jump head first into social
situations just to prove to myself I can.
What I’m doing with my life
A good question I ask of myself every now and then.
Currently I am working in a Nonprofit company helping clients
living with mental disabilities with vocational training and
experience to help them get back on their feet and getting a job.
Nifty job, but not what I want to be doing my whole life.
Eventually I would like to own a home with an actual yard, a car
from this century, and a job that could be called a career.
I’m really good at
Picking up the rules to new and interesting games, socializing in
new and strange places, learning quickly and lending an ear when
The first things people usually notice about me
I am a very good listener, I don't like to judge people and prefer
to see a big picture in any problem. Physically I am a big guy, and
somewhat shy about it. I am my own worst critic, but then again so
is most every other person so not much to notice there.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Name of the Wind, A Wise Man's Fear (looking forward to
Rothfuss' third book in that series), The Sand Man series, The
Walking Dead and assorted comic books
Favorite movies: LotR, Harry Potter, Evil Dead series, 5th Element,
Aliens, Predator, Serenity, Star Wars (the original three), Legend,
Labyrinth, Willow, Zombieland, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Girl
with the Dragon Tattoo (the original) and any horror movie I can
watch and make fun of with friends.
Do web comics count too?
If so: Penny Arcade (plus Trenches), Ctrl + Alt + Del, GU Comics,
VG Cats, Blasternation, Chimney Speak, The Devil's Panties,
Questionable Content, Awkward Zombie, Saturday morning Breakfast
Cereal, Nerf This, Darths & Droids, Girls with Slingshots,
Zombie Hunters, Something Positive, Hijinks Ensue, and that list
will probably keep growing
Shows: Dr. Who, Torchwood, South Park, Archer, Tosh.0, Family Guy,
House, Penn & Teller's Bullshit, Game of Thrones, Dexter,
Walking Dead, Eureka, Sherlock, The Guild
Music: various artists and various genres, numerous soundtracks to
movies that catch my fancy. Having said that I am horrible when it
comes to music knowledge, I don't know trivia about bands, genres
or anything related to music. If I like how it sounds to me I pick
it up and that's as far as my know-how goes heh.
Food: I'm pretty open minded about trying anything once
The six things I could never do without
My Friends, Video Games, RPGs (be it pen & paper or other),
Family, A clean space to call my own, board games of various sizes
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Random assortment of things that find their way into my head. As I
have said, I am a bit of a day dreamer when left to my own
I like thinking about my future, where I am going and what I still
need to do to get there. I do this for relationships I am in or
starting, jobs I'm working and hobbies I enjoy.
Finally, I think about stories. Tales of various themes and moods,
I think about what elements to add or use if I were to turn that
story into a game, I think about the characters if I was just going
to jot the story down, or I just laugh to myself if its funny
enough and no one around to share it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends to play some games at the local hobby shop, or
going to see a movie that looked just interesting enough to warrant
the 20+ dollars to see it on the big screen. If none of the above,
then at home relaxing, cooking, gaming or watching a bad horror
movie with my roommate so we can crack jokes the entire way
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Despite the degree and ability to listen, I am terrible at being
able to connect to people sometimes. Certain social situations
terrify me and that is when I try to be my most outgoing,
preferring to go out in a blaze of glory so to speak, rather than
simply fade out in my own little corner.
I am also not the easiest to get a read on. I like to hide behind
humor and bullshit because I have a habit of expecting the worst. I
don't come out with whats on my mind unless I've given it a good
thinking over and that can sometimes come off as cold or uncaring.
You should message me if
You have an interest in getting to know a gamer with a geeky sense
of humor who tries to have an open mind about life. Storytelling
and gaming are a big part of my joy in life and would enjoy the
company of someone with similar interests.