Greetings, and welcome to my profile page.
Here is where I attempt to describe myself in just enough detail to make myself sound like the kind of interesting yet relatable human being you would like to meet. A challenging task, to be sure, so let's get started!
I'm a lifetime card-carrying geek. This includes science, pop culture, sci-fi, and video/board/tabletop gaming geekery - I like to dabble in a little of everything. Thus, my life these days includes Dungeons and Dragons, semi-regular board game nights, frequent reading of Wikipedia, and academic discussions on intellectual topics ranging from the physiological differences between various methods of taking cocaine to the question of how crabs breathe. (Crabs have gills at the base of their legs, by the way. They can absorb oxygen as long as those gills remain wet.
I embrace the label of Social Justice Warrior. I support feminism, racial justice, treating trans* individuals with respect and dignity, supporting individuals with mental illness, etc. I don't expect a pat on the back for holding these views - they ought to be considered the bare minimum requirements for not being an utter shithead - but the public dialogue in the world today indicates that apparently these are opinions that need to be expressed, and can't simply be taken for granted.
As such, I will note that I am friendly to those with mental or physical disabilities (including social anxiety or depression), trans* and non-binary people, and anyone else who does not fit into all the "default" check-boxes of an American human.