I'm like fire, and ice, and rage. I'm like the night, and the storm, and the heart of the sun. I'm ancient and forever. I burn at the center of time, and I can see the turn of the universe. And I'm wonderful.
(Wait....no, never mind--that's the Doctor. Moving on!)
I'm pretty shy around people I don't know well, still kinda quiet around my friends.
I'm a smart-ass.
I still have a flip phone.
I like reading up on myths and legends from around the world, comparing and contrasting them. I really enjoyed Greek mythology when I was a kid, but now my favorite tales seem to be Germanic/Norse in origin.
I'm interested in how languages evolve, and I think Grimm's Law is pretty cool.
I like playing board games, video games, and "Magic: the Gathering". Yes, I'm a geek--and proud of it!
I am amusing, quiet, and odd.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for the library system in Indianapolis. I've also tried my hand at tutoring and stand-up comedy (the latter on a strictly amateur basis). Also, I've been teaching myself Italian. (At this time, I am 55% fluent--or so DuoLingo tells me.) As for what I'm doing here on OkCupid, I'm mostly here to take tests and read the interesting things people have to say about themselves.
I’m really good at
Wordplay (be it in the form of anagrams, puns, or paraprosdokians).
On a related note, I'm an excellent speller, and was actually the
county spelling bee champ for a couple years in a row. I seem to
have a talent for finding lost things. There are a few baked goods,
such as scones and banana bread, that I make fairly well. Also, I'm
pretty good at making my friends (and strangers, evidently) laugh.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm pretty quiet, which a lot of people seem to find somewhat
off-putting. When I *do* talk, it's often some bizarre comment that
leaves people laughing or confused (and sometimes both).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Dresden Files series, the Harry Potter books,
"Illusions: the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah", and pretty much
anything by Neil Gaiman.
Movies: The original Star Wars trilogy, "Dragonheart", and "Field
Television shows: "Doctor Who", "Psych", "Futurama", "Community"
and "Avatar: the Last Airbender" are probably my favorite t.v.
shows of all time. I've also got a soft spot for "Firefly" and
Music: The Doubleclicks and Ingrid Michaelson are both my favorite
musicians right now, although I'm also a fan of Gaelic Storm, the
Beatles, Jim Croce, the Cranberries, and Jonathan Coulton, among
Food: Chili, dirty rice, Honey Nut Cheerios, PB&J, ice cream
(especially vanilla or mint chocolate chip), pie (especially
blueberry or cherry)--preferably not all mixed together. My
favorite dish these days is a sort of chicken, rice, and broccoli
casserole that one of my friends taught me to make a few years ago.
The six things I could never do without
I presume this isn't asking about actual necessities, such as food
My cat, friendship, laughter, a comfortable place to sleep, my
Kindle, and some mode of transportation (be it my car, my bike, or
my own two feet).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Epistemology (i.e. what we really know, and how we know it), what
my next Halloween costume will be, and ways to rearrange the
letters in someone's name. Also, wondering what sort of mischief
Loki (my cat) is up to at any given time.
On a typical Friday night I am
I spend most Friday nights at my apartment, where you can find me*
reading a book, playing video games, watching head massage videos
on YouTube, and/or playing with Loki. I really like Half-Price
Books, so there's also a decent chance I'm browsing one of the 3
stores in the area. Alternatively, I might be at my brother's
house, running a Dungeons and Dragons game for my teen nephews and
one of their friends.
*If you're some kind of stalker. Seriously, what's wrong with you?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've noticed that a lot of folks will say something to the effect
of "If I post it here, it won't be private." I think that sort of
answer is a cop-out, and also sort of misses the point. If nothing
else, you could use this space to tell an outrageous lie or
As for myself, I was in my late twenties when I had my first
Also, I'm a werewolf.**
* This, sadly, is not a lie.
** This, fortunately, is a lie.***
***Unless it's not.
You should message me if
As noted above, I'm here mostly for the tests and a bit of harmless
lurking. Still, I wouldn't mind exchanging messages, and maybe
making some new friends. Especially if you have a TARDIS.