Mr_Black_Hat
21 San Diego, CA
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My self-summary
I come in peace... and also from Los Angeles. I go to UCSD. Total party school, right? ...Right? Oh... Nevermind. I've got another year to go here and then... who knows? I'm looking at ending up in Seattle, most likely, but I may end up in the bay, LA, or even San Diego.

I like to think I'm rational, but I'm sure most irrational people would like to think they are too. I'm ex-President of Secular Student Alliance at UCSD and a part of Sex Pop (the UCSD Sex Positivity organization) as well. I'm also a diehard member of FOOSH (the UCSD improvisation organization).

I am polyamorous. I do have partners. I date separately or together, either works. You're always welcome to meet them!
What I’m doing with my life
A lot of spreadsheets regarding my fiscal future and boring everyone while I talk about it.

Internships are my life, but now I'm done and moving on. I've done one for Facebook in Seattle, another for Facebook in London, and now I've just finished one for Google in the bay! Looking at full time positions now.

I'm rather geeky, but I love to get out of my comfort zone as well (Related note: Lindy Hop has both 6 and 8-count moves. This did not end well when I started, but I have since redeemed myself by taking classes!)
I’m really good at
STEM stuff (Mostly programming). Except electromagnetic physics. Damned idealized capacitors... They're not intuitive at all! If anyone can explain electromagnetism in an intuitive way, I will be forever in their debt.

Also, forgetting people's names. Really really good at that.
The first things people usually notice about me

"Damn, he's pale! Does he ever get sun?"

Maaaaybe. Maybe not.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Here! Let's give a section where people can put a wall of text! (Though this does help when I'm searching for fellow Firefly fans... Browncoats unite!)
I'm a super geek about a lot of this stuff, especially Firefly.

GAMES:
Almost every MMO in existence.
Current Addictions: League of Legends, Hearthstone.
Designing my own MMORPG.

BOOKS:
1984, Brave New World, The Dragonlance series, Ender's Game, Harry Potter series... I'm ashamed this list isn't longer. I need to do more reading.

MOVIES:
The Princess Bride, Bladerunner, Star Wars, Serenity(!!!), Inception, Suckerpunch, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fight Club, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbor Totoro, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain (Amelie)

SHOWS:
Firefly(!!!), Arrested Development, the first season of Lost, Dr. Who, Torchwood, The Office, House, Code Geass, Stein's Gate, Knights of Sidonia.

MUSIC:
I can't just choose one, so I've linked some playlists!

(Classic Rock) When I want to listen to music that my dad probably listened to when he was my age.

(Mixed Ambient) When I want to relax.

(EDM) When I want to act like I'm "with it".

(Mixed) When I'm feeling sassy.

(Sad Playlist) When I'm down.

Other notables:
Caravan Palace, Parov Stelar, various swing and samba artists.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"I will find this bug in my code... and I will end it in the most unpleasant way."

In all honesty, this really is a lot of my life. I'm an absolute fanatic when it comes to programming. It's like an art-form that few people can truly appreciate, and I love sharing it with others.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably playing League of Legends... Not going to lie.
Update: League of Legends has taken a backseat to documenting the thousands of lines of code I have been writing each week.

I did do a lot of swing dancing, though. Maybe I should get back into that.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I grew my hair out for a year and a half to donate it to cancer patients. ...It is still on my shelf. ...I'm a terrible person.

(Also because I found out Locks of Love has disproportionate administrative costs to their output as a charity and I'm trying to figure out how to send it to Beautiful Lengths, which is better about that.)

Okay, for more private things: BDSM is great. Kinks are great. I'm willing to try almost anything in the bedroom at least once. I'm more a fan of being dominant than submissive, but willing to do either.
You should message me if
Qualities I look for in a partner:

Honesty
Above all else. If I can't learn to love someone's faults, it's just not meant to be. Don't hide your faults. I won't hide mine.

Passion
I want to find someone with a passion for life and a passion for something in life. Not something that you're good at, necessarily, but something that you are willing to donate a large portion of your life to and love every minute of it.

Acceptance
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." - Aristotle

I want someone that I can be completely truthful with, and even if we disagree, we can do so in a respectful manner. No thought is too taboo to entertain.

Sex Positivity
If the idea of discussing sex with someone you're not intimate with is too much to bear, we probably won't work out.

Love
Not just loving of a partner, but love for mankind in general. I cannot abide those who treat strangers poorly.

A willingness to change oneself for the better
I'm not the same person I was a decade ago, a year ago, or even a month ago. I'm trying to change myself in many ways. Even now, I know that I have a lot of 'soul-searching' to do.

If you didn't feel like this was overly-sentimental, send me a message!
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