27 North Tonawanda, NY
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My self-summary
I'll try to make this quick since I know we've both got important cat videos to watch, here's a list of things I'm into, because lists are awesome:

The Internet! - durrr, I am so original
Computers - and vidya gaims
Electronics - it's kinda my job yo
DIY - I like taking things apart... and sometimes putting them back together right
Survivalism - get off my lawn you damn zombies!
Self-sufficiency - don't need nobodies help
Woodworking - nothing as manly as the smell of cut lumber
Metalworking - I've made a few knives and I'm working on my second sword, ask me, I'll send you pics
Glass blowing - not sure this is the right term since I haven't actually "blown" any glass, but I have a torch and I've made figurines and beads and shit and it's cool
Auto repair - after cut lumber, the next most manly smell is motor oil
Hiking - pretty much grew up playing in the Niagara gorge
Kayaking - I <3 water
Camping - especially if it's near water
Skiing - gotta have an outdoor winter interest in these parts or you'll spend all winter without the sun
Scuba diving - Just starting taking basic certification classes, but hey, it counts anyway
Caving - I've only been twice though, would do it more if the bats would quit going extinct, geez, thx bats
Rock climbing - mostly in gyms, not many mountains round here
Animals - my golden retriever and my 3 cats could beat up everyone you know
Urban Ex - it's the perfect combo of adventure and local history
Photography - I'm no professional but I know what aperture priority means

Here's a collection of dealbreakers/makers, no hard feelings if you dont fit this list, but we probably wouldn't mesh in the longterm:

Religion - If you're religious, superstitious, or believe in things like fate/karma/soul mates, we wouldn't make a good match.
Offspring - Grew up in a big family and loved it, I can't see myself with anything less than 3 kids, preferably more, let me know if you want to have all the babies.
Veganism/Vegetarianism - Eating dead animals is an important bonding activity for me, I've tried dating a few vegetarians, it's just not something I could see working out long term, sorry!
Kinkiness - If handcuffs push your boundaries then we definitely wouldn't be a great match in bed, the weirder the shit you're into the better.

That's it, that's the no nonsense version, if you're still on board then congrats for making it this far!
What I’m doing with my life
Okay this is kinda hard to explain, but imagine that magic is real (stick with me here, I'm about to make a weird analogy), and that like gravity, it's an integral part of the universe we live in. I'm serious, stop for second and really stretch your imagination, take whatever fantasy series you think of when you think "magic" and put it in the present day. Imagine how that magic might effect our technology, our ethics, or our politics, go ahead, I'll wait.

Something that always blows my mind when I think about this is that there might be anyone who *wouldn't* want to be a magician right! You'd think that anyone who had a choice in the matter would choose the profession that allows you to shoot lightning bolts out your fingertips and communicate via wizardly powers with people far away.

Now here's the kick, if you replace the word magic with electro-magnetism, then in a way we DO live in a world full of magic, but we've become so used to it and quantized and harnessed it, that it has become boring and mundane and there are literally people out there who would prefer to be a janitor rather than a wizard. Electricity and Magnetism are these awesome invisible forces that our ancestors worshiped and our forefathers tamed, it is the framework behind everything we use day to day, it literally permeates the air around us like some kind of aether. There are so many parallels, instead of reincarnating corpses or enchanting stone golems it powers pacemakers and robots, instead of flying carpets and broomsticks it propels airplanes and helicopters, instead of secret messages whispered in arcane tongues we send streams of binary data via light frequencies through the air or along glass strings, how fucking cool is that!?... I'm out of poetic analogies, but what I'm trying to say is that I'm into electrical engineering and I think the world is still full of secrets if you know where to look.
I’m really good at
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Chronicles of Narnia (or anything by C.S. Lewis), The Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit/The Silmarillion, Enders Game or anything else by Orson Scott Card, Jules Verne, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Kurt Vonnegut, or Nathaniel Hawthorne. Also a total sucker for nostalgia inducing childrens novels like redwall, dinotopia, boxcar children, etc.

Shows: Breaking Bad, Person of Interest, The Wire, Full Metal Alchemist, Avatar & Legend of Korra (if you love avatar we are already friends), Top Gear (I actually like the US version better, please don't judge me), Star Trek (mostly just TNG and TOS), Stargate, Firefly, and other really nerdy stuff.

Music in no particular order: Rise Against, Brand New, Alexisonfire, Matthew Good, Metric, Thrice, Relient K, Audioslave, City and Colour, Billy Talent, USS, Mobile, and Linkin Park as a bit of a guilty pleasure. Lately I've been all about the ambient mixes though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQx9df2s2XQ

Games: Borderlands, Bioshock, Mass Effect. Also, Majora's Mask > Ocarina of Time. Anything with the words Tower or Defense in the name, lots of Awesomenauts lately. In the non-video category I will kick your ass at Settlers of Catan.

Food: Bacon is nice.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Useless facts, like how the ancient Babylonians used a base 10/base 6 numbering system to count, because it meant they could count to 360 on their fingers by using the 6 spaces between their fingers on each hand. It's also the reason we still have 60 seconds in 1 minute, 60 minutes in an hour, and even 360 degrees in a circle. It's not just the math that's mindblowing, but the fact that thousands of years later we're still on Babylon time...

...not that I spend a *lot* of time thinking about this, but I read it the other day and it was like: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CS7j5I6aOc
On a typical Friday night I am
Completely unaware that it's Friday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It seems like online dating etiquette says you're supposed to ask someone out within the first few messages, but I like to be friends with people before I consider dating them, so if I don't seem to be taking the initiative to meet you right away then I hope you understand and I promise I'm not a catfish.
You should message me if
...you love to know how things work and have an innate curiosity about the world around you.
...you like the idea of a self-sustaining farm with solar panels and a greenhouse.
...you need a partner to go sky or scuba diving with, or you just want someone to play video games with.
...you like to climb trees, swim in lakes, trespass in old buildings, ride motorcycles, shoot guns, and generally kick ass.
...you spent your childhood under the covers with a flashlight reading books past your bedtime.
...or if you don't fit any of those things but you're loyal, adventurous, and daring and you think we'd make a good team