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MonoclesFTW

25 M Zürich, Switzerland

My Details

Last Online
May 26
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.76m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Anything
Smokes
Sometimes
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Scorpio, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from high school
Job
Student
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), German (Fluently), French (Okay)

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My self-summary
Greetings, stranger!

I found my first profile description to sound too serious, so I went "whatever" and just decided to waste--- invest some time into re-designing and writing it. - I'm quite displeased with some of the restriction, hence I have to keep it short and... enigmatic.

I suppose I have quite a few sides to discover; from enthusiastic to melancholic, from hyperactive to meditative, from very rational to very emotional, old-fashioned to progressive, socially integrated to geeky and rebellious, etc.

My life always revolved and will most likely revolve around some big elements that I could call my "passions":
- Philosophy: My mind just keeps working every single moment of the day on all kinds of thoughts and observations.
- Psychology: In particular, I've always loved humans and our mind.
- Sociology & Politics: Anything to do with relationships between n individuals and the mysteries of coordinating desires and attributes.
- Logic: That is Mathematics, Combinatorics, Analysis and anything to do with solving problems.
- Management: Sounds a bit like a letter of application, but I do love to organise, manage, investigate, research and keep things in order and coordination. (However, I can be and am quite the opposite, too.)
- Creativity: Mostly in designing Video Games, Writing, Film, Photography, although I do love music and drawing, just don't seem to have found my talent there yet.
- Sociability: Insanely important are conversations, seeing my friends and family, as well as keeping bonds between and amongst those healthy and strong.
- Education: I invest a very big part of my day into educating myself on various topics, be it history, cultures, sciences, art, etc., and require to have discussions to further develop ideas and opinions.
- Video Games: It started at age 7 and kept me fascinated whenever I could interactively live my fantasy and get new inspiration from games; myself, I also design them, however lack production resources to show a lot.
- Animation: Be it western cartoons, Japanese anime, Internet clips or whatever else.
- Films: From big Hollywood movies down to documentary films and also web-series, I enjoy a wide variety; from horror to childish humour, whatever works best.
- Medicine & Martial Arts: They go hand-in-hand, especially in softer Chinese systems like Taijiquan. I may not practice it currently, but it'll always stay a big topic and I hope to get more active again.
- Board Games & Card Games: Mostly chess, 'Magic: The Gathering' and 'Yu-Gi-Oh'. I'd like to learn Japanese Shogi, though.
- Computers: Be it the Internet in general, computer technology in general, using computers for work or organising my music library, etc. Who doesn't.

Additional Facts:
§1. I currently (Dec. 2012) feature a beard and longer hair, but I know that it's just temporary.
§2. I write; a lot. This and that, mostly things probably nobody will ever get to read. There's no hour where I don't write something down.
§3. I tend to an open and liberal way of thinking and humour, i.e. depending on my counterpart, I can speak things that the moral police better not hear.
§4. I love languages, so you can always hit me up with anything! With languages I not only mean our official national languages, but also pop-languages, any way of expressing ourselves and communicating.
§5. I analyse. If you ask me what "justice" is, for example, I'll have to think of the etymological meaning first and ultimately combine my intuitive feeling with the analytical "facts" into my final answer.
§6. I've been on the Internet for a while now, so you can feel free to use abbreviations and memes, references and emoticons, I don't care. Sometimes too little annoys me, sometimes too much does.
§7. If I visit your profile multiple times, it obviously means that I forgot everything again; this can happen even after weeks and months of contact. Don't worry, it's normal.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently (Dec. 2012) I am taking up courses again to prepare for university. I'd like to study Psychology and Philosophy in Zürich or possibly another German-speaking country.
My long-term goals tend to go into the direction of becoming either a teacher, psychotherapist, doctor or author. I'd love to be able to work with children or adolescents, mostly, and invest myself into the community.

I spend ridiculous amounts of energy into studying mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc. at the moment, so, I am curious if I had written my profile in a less structured way if that wasn't the case.

Apart from my studies, my friends and family are a huge part of my day, preceded by writing and reading (encyclopedic facts and messages, not novels), and followed by both consuming entertainment media and trying to be creative and accomplish something myself (e.g. designing concepts for videogames, films, economic- and political systems, websites, applications, etc.; just being intellectually creative).

Future Dreams:
(These are elements that might appear in my future, but needn't.)
§1. Writing something that others can read and enjoy (aside from this profile).
§2. Possibly be able to teach philosophy and humanities to adolescents and raise awareness of their importance.
§3. Travel through poorer regions of the world and get in contact with the less fortunate to have a realistic picture of the world.
§4. At least a short visit to East Asia.
§5. Seeing my friends and family having their families, jobs and health.
§6. Developing a videogame that I can finally produce and share with people.
§7. Finding more appealing ways for kids to learn the subjects at school that they hate and/or feel they are untalented at.
§8. Mastering French and English, and possibly learn either Chinese or Japanese for Asian languages, and Portuguese or Italian for a secondary Latin language.
§9. Having a family of my own and possibly a dog. (Cliché, but that's life.)

I also write blogs and philosophical texts and invest myself in game design, for which you can view either or both of the following pages:

vonziegler.tumblr.com
quora.com/Dominik-von-Ziegler
I’m really good at
Practical Skills:
§1. Computer technology.
§2. Accounting and data-management in general.
§3. Research and investigation. (No espionage; just legal stuff.)
§4. Making my home cozy for my taste. (I used to dream of becoming an architect at one point.)
§5. Solving analytical problems.

Social Skills:
§1. Trying to keep a calm head in heated arguments.
§2. Formulate and express my feelings and thoughts comprehensibly. (I hope.)
§3. Being self-reflecting and skeptical enough.

Random Skills:
§1. Taking my time and not hurry needlessly. (Cardiac disease risk = slim.)
§2. Accepting the truth and seeking it.
§3. Being close to my inner self.
§4. Getting interested in things and finding the beauty in it.
§5. Hitting a nerve accidentally in some people.
§6. Forgetting things, then remembering them when it's too late.
§7. Saying inappropriate things at the wrong moment.
§8. Making some people laugh or smile.
§9. Making some people cry and want to break stuff.
§10. Not giving up when I want to achieve something.

But I think it sounds pretty self-deceptive in a way to list what we're good at. I dislike this section. Instead, I complement it with a list of things I often do:

List of Recurring Stuff:
§1. Making lists.
§2. Making references to movies and other media.
§3. Forgetting stuff.
§4. Spacing out. (Can happen.)
§5. Making humourful racist remarks or otherwise trying to make people get their sticks out of their arses.
§6. Questioning. "But why?" - "Because (...)." - "But why?"
§7. Getting jealous of pets of my friends, then giving them a pissed off look, only to pet them a second later.
§8. Overdoing things in general.
§9. Getting sidetracked: Often finding an interesting term and investigate, then finding more terms and keep learning and doing research until I have no time for what I was supposed to do.
§10. Mimicking accents and dialects.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have to rephrase this section's title:

Characteristics that define me:
I think I can be the type who appears rather observant or even absent-minded, a bit more calm, apathetic even, but once I see that people come in peace, I can gradually push the limits of how hyperactive and provocative I can be whilst developing a strong emotional memory of that person.
It can be challenging, but I often enjoy being in the center of things; not always. I also really like to just mind my own business.
My fashion sense (in hair and clothes) is probably not too regular, but neither too strange. Plus, I can go either ways. When I know that it's something more formal, I can wear suits and button-down shirts etc.
I have a bit of a staginess thing on me and can appear satirically theatrical in some moments. (At one point, I wanted to become a voice actor.)

Oh, yeah, that's an important one:
I hug people when I see them for the first time. ...but only if that person doesn't scream "RAPE!".
Otherwise, some say that they can relax around me and talk openly; others say that I appear really open-minded and non-judgmental. Guess we'll never find out until an official study has been performed!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
That's A LOT to write in this little section. I give some examples each:

Books:
"Siddhartha" (H. Hesse)
"Götzen-Dämmerung" (F. Nietzsche)
"Die Kunst des Liebens" (E. Fromm)
"Was ist Mathematik?" (Courant, Robins)

Movies:
"Rear Window" (1954)
"American Psycho" (2000)
"Aladdin" (1992)
"Memento" (2000)
"Alien" (1979)
"Halloween" (1978)
"Scream" (1996)
"Pulp Fiction" (1994)
"The Shining" (1980)
"Rebel Without a Cause" (1955)
"Interview With the Vampire" (1994)
"The Terminator" (1984)
"Seven Samurai"/"Shichinin no Samurai" (1954)
"Sherlock Holmes" (2009)

Shows:
"Chappelle's Show" (TV)
"Angry Video Game Nerd" (Internet series)
"Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series" (Internet series)
"Aqua Teen Hunger Force" (Cartoon)
"Higurashi no Naku Koro ni" (Anime)
"Lucky Star" (Anime)
"School Days" (Anime)
"Death Note" (Anime)
"Elfen Lied" (Anime)
"Fairly Oddparents" (Cartoon)
"Peep Show" (TV)
"My Name is Earl" (TV)
"King of Queens" (TV)

Music:
Erik Satie
Nirvana
David Bowie
Motoi Sakuraba
Nobuo Uematsu
Wham!
Simon & Garfunkel
The Beatles
Mika
Queen
Kavinsky
Crystal Castles
Johnny Cash
OutKast
Nujabes
Blink 182
Fryderyk Chopin
P.I. Tchaikovsky
Hans Zimmer
The Prodigy
Bad Religion
The Who
The Ramones
Eddie Cochran
J.J. Cale
Pet Shop Boys
Phil Collins & Genesis
The Byrds
Yoshida Brothers
Elton John

Food:
Sushi, pizza, cheese, ...

Video Games:
Tales of Symphonia (NGC)
Fire Emblem 7 (GBA)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (PS3)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
Touhou Project (PC)
Amnesia: The Dark Descent (PC)
Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSX)
Medieval 2: Total War (PC)
Mortal Kombat II (Arcade)
Super Street Fighter IV (PS3)
Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (PS2)
Ninja Gaiden II (XBox 360)
The six things I could never do without
1.) Internet: I need it. Who doesn't, really? (Kind of ironic to ask that on an Internet site.)
2.) Laptop/PC: It is kind of important for all my work, music, pictures, etc.
3.) Soberness: Yes, you heard right. I prefer to be sober in general, since I really appreciate being able to talk and think straight.
4.) Nature: I'd yet have to try it, but living without green around me is a horrible imagination.
5.) People: I don't require masses, but neither would I like to live somewhere far from civilization. I love family and friends around me.
6.) Passion: The moment I am not fascinated by something or have no passion for something or someone, what's there to live for?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Scientific:
Pretty much everything that I encounter or not encounter.
The biggest categories would be:
Philosophy: Logic, Proto-Science, Spirituality, Ethics, ...
Psychology: Psychohygiene, Psychotechniques, Self-Cultivation (includes identity etc.), Synchronisation (of external and internal worlds), Sexuality, Motivation, Consciousness, Psychopathology, Intersubjective Relationships (includes Communication), ...
Sociology: Cultures (includes Nationality, Ethnicity, etc.), Hierarchy, Diffusion, Media, Education, Patterns & Dynamics, Epidemic Sociopathology, ...
History: Current affairs and the prognosis, Correlations in history and social development as well as sciences and arts, Exponential movements & Leaps, ...
Mathematics: Geometric patterns and theories regarding psychology etc.
Physics, Chemistry, Biology: Patterns of growth and decomposition, ...

Trivial:
I obviously think a lot about my friends and family, about my sentiment, dreams, ideas, projects, etc.
But I also love to analyse and investigate things I encounter and consume. (e.g. whenever I am confronted with videogames, I study the science/art of videogames, which has many correlations with psychology and arts.)
Most of my thoughts also revolve around management and keeping overview on the things I have to do, like my schedule etc., so, in general, I'm never bored and have "no time" to think about completely abstract and theoretical things.
On a typical Friday night I am
...studying and spending time with my family or friends.
I don't like nor does my schedule allow me to go to clubs or bars; you'd have to give me a damn good reason to expose myself to that ambiente. Spending time with friends at each other's homes is what relaxes the mind and vitalises the heart after studying.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This is a fun section, but I guess you can just hit me up and ask for yourself. Obviously, the more people know each other, the more they can reveal secrets etc. But here, I have no reason to reveal anything.

Instead of that, I challenge you!

Challenge:
Interest me in something. Find something that is completely atypical for me according to my profile etc., then try to show me why you would like that. Something you like, but I don't seem to.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–28
  • Near me
  • For new friends
You should message me if
§1. You can deal with possible delays in my response, because I may be busy with studying and life.
§2. You aren't afraid of initiating contact and don't expect me to do it.
§3. You have your flaws and can turn them into something cute and loveable.
§4. You don't really care about any conditions to message me and do it anyways!

Info:
I like OKCupid so far. There's interesting and friendly people here and the entire messaging system works, etc. However, if it's a contact that is promising and we spend more than (let's say) some weeks writing, I might be interested to also talk over voice, e.g. Skype. Sadly, an important factor of our personality gets lost over text, and that's the voice (amongst others). So, it shouldn't have to make you feel uncomfortable talking over voice after some time, depending on our contact.
Take care and enjoy your day! ^_^