I'm a lifelong gamer, writer, musician, metalhead, martial artist and seeker of knowledge and happiness. I love puns, witty quips, and in-depth conversations about any and every topic imaginable.
In 2011, I moved to this fine city with the intention of pursuing a music career, but, despite my best efforts, nothing really came of it over the course of a year. Musicians are hard people to work with. So, I've been doing a lot of writing, and I'm loving it so far. I'm fairly sure it's what I want to do long-term.
People and culture fascinate me, largely because I don't understand what makes our culture believe it is headed in a positive direction. So, like George Carlin, I stand on the outskirts, observing, listening, and laughing. I used to be upset about not feeling accepted into general society, but I've made my peace with it. You could call it hopeful misanthropy - I would love for our society to be one of progress and intelligence, but alas, it is currently not. A perfect example is our ridiculously high divorce rate. This guy summed it up wonderfully, and I try to live my life according to this: http://markmanson.net/fuck-yes/
I have two loving, snuggly kitties that are full of personality, curiosity and life...they can be very frustrating at times, but I love them.
As briefly mentioned before, competitive gaming is a big part of my life. I spent one summer getting semi competent at Starcraft 2, but I don't really play much anymore. I've played Magic for going on 7 years now, and it's had an enormous impact on my life. It's my "focus" game, the one I spend the most time on, and as such I'm slowly climbing the ranks to compete with the elite. I've also played competitive Pokemon at a fairly high level (the handheld games, not the terrible card game), and am getting into Melee, which is unquestionably the hardest game I've ever played. I play lots of games for fun, too! Recently, Dragon Age Inquisition has been sucking up an ungodly amount of my time. It's probably the best Dragon Age game and may be the best game to come out since The Last of Us.
I spend far too much time on the internet, but I view it as an educational resource and a good social outlet for those of us who require a certain demographic of people to interact with. It's a great way to learn about what's going on in the world and take in all kinds of interesting facts and information. With the ability to optimally teach yourself, I feel it can be just as helpful as any college course.
Yes, I'm short. Fucking deal with it. I can't help it and if that honestly affects your opinion of me, then you're not someone I want to talk to in the first place.
I've played guitar for about 9 years fairly casually, and did Shotokan Karate for 7 years, stopping when I moved to San Diego. I've considered picking it up again. It was really rewarding.
Honesty and open communication are the only way to live life, and I don't really want anything to do with people that don't agree. I just see no point in not being truthful about who you are and what you want. It accomplishes nothing.
I'm not the kind of person that you will click with instantly, unless you have a very similar bizarre brain. Instead, I require patience, understanding, and communication. As such, I invite and encourage conversation. It's really the only sure-fire way to even begin to get a feeling for what I'm really like. I'm nice, I promise! :) Plus, I like to have discussions about all sorts of interesting things. Talk to me about anything and everything, I'm sure I'll at least have an opinion ;).