I'm a helpdesk apparition, a lapsed non-Buddhist, and a lover of antediluvian twitter accounts.
I'm unconventionally funny, which turns some off but is an unending font of entertainment to others. If you like anachronistic extinct dinosaurs, we'll probably get along fine.
I recently got into comics too, just picking up everything with a strong female protagonist or writing team and trying to play catch up. Let me know if you have a recommendation!
ISFP if it matters to you.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in customer service for a web-hosting company for the time being, looking to recover from a slightly less than pragmatic academic focus. The upside being I now have a lot more time and energy for the things I'm actually interested in.
I also game regularly, League of Legends being my poison of choice. Currently recovering from Life is Strange.
I’m really good at
Self-deprecation, oddly specific knowledge about religions, and strong eye contact.
My superpower is the ability to produce and perceive incorrect factoids, like precisely who a song is NOT by or the year someone definitely did not accomplish something historical. It's magical.
These days mostly just trying to be as little problematic as possible.
The first things people usually notice about me
These days it's usually my hair? It certainly makes finding me in a crowd easy enough. From that, I'm just fascinated by people with a consistent aesthetic. I really enjoy looking at street fashion blogs or following the work of people whose art doesn't end with their own look, but incorporates it.
I have a distinctive silhouette, for I am the man with the electronic cigarette. I can never keep cash on me for more than 20 minutes (because it ends up in the cup of the next homeless person I run into).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Song of Ice and Fire, anything by Lovecraft (acknowledging the problematic racism), The Girl who Couldn't Come, and Kahlil Gibran. Recently finished A Wizard of Earthsea, which was fantastic.
Movies: Brick, Brazil, Paprika, and my guilty pleasure are the new Marvel movies. (Resisting the urge to say THEY'RE CALLED FILMS AND IT'S CITIZEN KANE)
Shows: Twin Peaks, Adventure Time, Parks and Rec, House of Cards, Panty & Stocking, Mad Men, and Avatar (TLA and Korra). Looking forward to Jessica Jones soon!
Music: Not gonna lie, I like Ke$ha. Top 40 hits are my bread and butter. I just haven't put in the time to appreciate the classics in favor of putting that effort elsewhere. EDIT: 1989 is love 1989 is life.
Food: I keep it simple, just now getting a chance to cook a lot more in my new apartment, so I've been experimenting. Always more fun to cook with people than alone, so definitely seeing some rapid improvement int hat area.
The six things I could never do without
1) Twitter. You could laugh, but it has helped to teach me so much about social justice and how to shut up in favor of making space for marginalized voices.
2) A lifestyle which affords me the opportunity to fight for the change I believe in.
3) A community of good friends who I can joke around and game with, whether it be online or in the living room.
4) A challenge, whether it be academic or interpersonal, for adversity is the birth of innovation (oh god did I just write that).
5) My bear Tibbers (stun: I can count to five).
6) A joke to round out this section. That'd be nice.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A lot of time spent on gender, social justice, and representation in comics and games. I'm a nerd through and through, but that doesn't mean I can't work to critically consume the media I see so much of.
On a typical Friday night I am
I watch a lot of netflix and usually game with my friends. My online community is a big part of my life, and maintaining those connections is important to me inasmuch as every person in my life deserves the care and attention that others might reserve for family.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to talk too much. I've been working on it for a while, and I'm afraid I might be a little too quiet these days. I've really been struggling with creating space for others and the balance that creates with my own self worth, it's something of an ongoing struggle.
You should message me if
You like comics, games, or film and want to talk about any of it. I focus a lot on media, as I've found even the most trivial of shared interests can build affection, but personality is a lot harder to see eye to eye on.
I'd love to build something and see where it goes at this point.
Update: Also if you like Welcome to Night Vale, I've got tickets for the April show.