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Mecha_Penguin

31 Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 25–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Middle Eastern, White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
A little extra
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Dropped out of space camp
Job
Other
Income
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t want kids
Pets
Likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Afrikaans (Okay), Urdu (Poorly), Hebrew (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Incurable geek, information junkie, and space cadet.

I recently re-read my profile after grafting little pieces on to it between relationships for more than half a decade. I came to the conclusion it sounded wordy and pretentious. Which, in fairness, is a good summary. I hear people like self-effacing humour, what's your take?

I'm a South African guy living in West Van - which, as it turns out, is where all the other South Africans live (mostly the kind that I cringe at being associated with) I live 2 blocks from work and 2 blocks from the seawall though , so my 3 minute commute and I will deal, even if I'd rather have a sweet place in East Van.

I'm a skeptic - I think that claims of fact should be backed up with evidence. I greatly admire the work of people like James Randi, Steven Novella, Simon Singh, Rebecca Watson, etc. I think that Bill Maher is a dangerous crank masquerading in skeptic's clothing.

My sense of humour tends to be dry, with a peppering of really, really silly puns & fart jokes. I often try (and fail) to combine them into a sarcastic retort that is both a pun, and related to butts. I suffer chronic l'esprit d'escalier as a result.

To save you time, here's my list of traits that people consider dealbreakers:

Geek/Nerd. Transhumanist. Pro-GMO (with caveats). Leftist. Omnivore. Non-Breeder.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spend other people's money for a living. It's a pretty sweet gig when I don't think too hard about the profit I generate vs. how much I get paid.

Awesome geeky stuff (going to cons, playing D&D, binging on video games, Nerd trivia at Storm Crow, etc.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Data analysis, napkin math, guesstimating freight costs and forex, eating pie, verbosity.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm pretty unkempt. I have a slouch. I'm reasonably tall. I'm making an awkward joke (that might involve yelling). All of these are valid first impressions.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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This section used to be long - it was in dire need of some curating. I like the usual geek gallop of TV/Movie/Book from Adams to Whedon and back - everybody does. Instead I'm going to put 3 of some other things.

Books:
Minister Faust - If you haven't, you should be reading Shrinking the Heroes (published in paperback 1st edition as From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain) and The Alchemists of Kush. This guy is a pwnstar of prose. He has a mastery of character, pathos and pacing. He'll teach you about structural racism while you think you're reading about superheroes and Egyptian gods and shit.
Michael Marshall Smith - Only Forward is a trippy sci-fi first person noir adventure that goes to some weird places - but a masterwork of deadpan snark.
Michael Chabon - Yeah, he's mainstreamish (considering 2 of his books were big movies, and Kav&Clay was voted best novel of the aughts), but I'm eternally surprised at how many people never read The Yiddish Policeman's Union - best alternate history novel evar.

Movies:
Chronicle - Yeah, Marvel's making some slick superhero films these days. But, this independent gem is still my favourite. Great character study in power.
Fallen - My love of this film may potentially be nostalgia driven - but I think it's a sublime slow-build supernatural horror film.
Anything with Humphrey Bogart - Yeah, I fucking love Bogey.

Shows:
Farscape - Jim Henson should do more sci-fi. Rygel & Yoda 4 lyf.
Rescue Me - No other show has caught the douchebro dialogue so well. Somehow makes you care about completely unsympathetic characters. It's brilliant.
Greg Weisman run animation - Gargoyles (but not the Goliath Chronicles) & Young Justice specifically. These shows were magnificent.

Music:
Classic Rock, Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Prog Metal, Melodic Death Metal. Mostly pretentious people with enormous hair over heavy guitars. Also YouTube musicians (ERB, Watsky, Zach Sherwin, etc.)

Food:
All of it - get in my belly. Seriously, I'm the least picky eater you'll ever meet.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Thing 1
Thing 2
Red Fish
Blue Fish
Green Eggs
Green Ham
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Lately - this quote has gotten stuck in my head and mulled over to death:

"My dad told me that in Egypt, at the Step Pyramid, which was the first pyramid, on the inside wall of the outer complex, is graffiti, as in So-and-So Wuz Here, but in hieroglyphics. Like, they had tourists three thousand years ago, when this pyramid was already fifteen hundred years old. I mean, that is simultaneously amazing, and depressing. Monuments defaced by fossils."
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Introverting, mostly.

I've recently re-taken up internet dragonslaying.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm guilty of unintentionally overexplaining simple concepts (even when I'm fully aware the person I'm talking to understands them). I'd use the term "mansplaining" to describe it - except 7/10 times the people I do it to are men. It's a holdover from my parents encouraging me to explain things I cared about in laborious detail. If I do it to you, you have my permission to slap me.

I don't like children.
You should message me if
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the above profile resonated with you.
the above profile did not resonate with you, and you'd like to tell me why.
you want to tell me a fantastically dirty joke.
you're down for Trivia at Storm Crow (1st & 3rd wednesday of the month)

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