NuclearMachine
26 Arlington, VA
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
NuclearMachine
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
I spend most of my time working, reading, writing, and playing tabletop games. Games are a big thing for me; I play them, design them, and think about them. Not so much the electronic variety, though.

I've spent a lot of my life feeling somewhat ambivalent about a lot of things, so I'm trying to be a bit bolder in my personal idealogies and outlook. Dare to be wrong.

I'm on here to meet and talk to people and maybe find someone to assist me in my struggle for world domination. Am I serious? One way to find out. If we get to talking, I will very likely want to meet you. You're probably super cool, right? You totally are, there's no fooling me.
What I’m doing with my life
Work.

I also have sort of a side project I work on, designing and publishing tabletop games. I've published one so far and I've got several more in the works.

I'm trying to travel more. I have the money and I almost have the time. My volunteer work for PAX helps motivate me to keep moving. I'm thinking of relocating to Seattle at some point in the distant-ish future.

Watching a veritable shit ton of lectures online.
I’m really good at
Event planning, freestyle wrestling, unconventional warfare, public speaking, and not talking about work.

Unnerving people with the number of knives on my person.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height probably. And I've been told I've "got shoulders like woah."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Jeez. Too much. I'll try to keep it short.

Books: Shibumi, HHGttG, Dune, An Incomplete Education, Ender's Shadow, A Game of You, and lots of things by Tom Robbins.

Movies: Primer, In Bruges, A Knight's Tale, Ong-Bak, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lucky Number Slevin, Snatch, Aliens, and The Raid.

Shows: The Wire, Firefly, Rick and Morty, Game of Thrones, Antiques Roadshow, House of Cards, and Cowboy Bebop.

Music: Rainbow, tons of pop, Kavinsky, Rush, The XX, Red Fang, Ronald Jenkees, and DJ Okawari. Synthpop and hair metal.

Food: Cajun, Ethiopian, Southeast Asian. Citrus, mushrooms, seafood, and spicy flavors. Grease and salt. Good steak. Reubens. Fruit.

I admit these were picked a little randomly, mostly because I enjoy waaaaay too much of each of these categoies.
The six things I could never do without
A good knife, a cold pillow, Carmex, games, dreams, and fruit juice.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"Graham had a lot of trouble with taste. Often his thoughts were not tasty. There were no effective partitions in his mind. What he saw and learned touched everything else he knew. Some of the combinations were hard to live with. But he could not anticipate them, could not block and repress. His learned values of decency and propriety tagged along, shocked at his associations, appalled at his dreams; sorry that in the bone arena of his skull there were no forts for what he loved. His associations came at the speed of light. His value judgments were at the pace of a responsive reading. They could never keep up and direct his thinking. He viewed his own mentality as grotesque but useful, like a chair made of antlers. There was nothing he could do about it."
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading, watching a movie, hanging out with friends, playing a board game, or maybe video games... naw, probably working.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Bubble bath + cake + book + Enya = Pure Awesome.

If you've got questions, ask.
You should message me if
Do you go to PAX? I do! If you do too, lets talk about it!

You have any questions, want to go somewhere, have an adventure, anything. Seeing as how this is a social networking site, if in doubt, message me. Get out a little. I'm pretty good about responding.
More