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PunkNerd379

29 Des Plaines, IL Man

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My Details

Last Online
Jun 9
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 9″ (1.75m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, but not too serious about it
Sign
Taurus, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on Ph.D program
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
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I'm Jon, a grad student at Tufts University, studying Mathematics. I am an ENORMOUS nerd, let me make that clear right off the bat. I love roleplaying games, fantasy/sci-fi, anime, video games, and especially anything made by Joss Whedon. My idea of a good time runs the gamut from a day at home gaming or watching movies, to getting together with some friends for a round of board games, to just taking a bike ride around town.

I'm currently doing research for my PhD, and then hoping to find a professorship somewhere, preferably on the East Coast. I like teaching mathematics more than the research, but I would go insane teaching high school.

I just moved out here to Chicagoland to FINALLY move in my fiancee SheWolf04. We've been together since 2008, but have only lived in the same city for 10 months of that. I'm so glad that we're finally together.

Having just moved here, I'm looking to start up a weekly roleplaying group (like a said, nerd). I also try and do some writing in my spare time (sometimes related to my gaming addiction, sometimes just my own random stories). I play video games, mostly RPGs, but I also dabble in DDR, Guitar Hero, and I'm willing to try just about anything if its multiplayer and there's fun people involved. I love just sitting around watching movies/TV shows, but also enjoy going out, though I'm not much of one for the bar/club scene. Anywhere with an extensive craft beer list is sure to interest me. I also spend plenty of time studying mathematics, whether for class or just to pass the time.

As for other fun activities, I'm not a terribly physically active person, but that doesn't mean I'm a total couch potato either. I ride my bike places whenever I can, and I love hiking on trails, or playing ultimate. At least I love doing these things with fun company.

I am a nerd, weird, and amusing
What I’m doing with my life
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As I said, I'm a mathematics grad student at Tufts University, though now just doing research out here. I'm hoping to find some work teaching if possible, but will be spending most of my time doing mathematical research. For me, that mostly consists of drawing lots of pictures of very strange looking squares. (WARNING - If you ask me about my research, be prepared to lose a significant chunk of time as I flood you with mathematics. Sorry in advance.)

I style myself as a bit of a writer, though when it comes to being creative I seem to have a horrible case of ADD. I've started dozens of short stories, but only ever managed to finish 2 in the past few years. I keep getting distracted by something else, find I'm too busy and the like. Now that my life seems to be running much more smoothly than it was, I'm hoping I can change that. I really love writing, even if its just fun adventure tales, and want to get better at it. My biggest influences are Robert E. Howard, Alexandre Dumas, and the countless other swashbuckling tales I've read over the years. I'd love to have something of mine actually published, or at the very least turned into something with readership, like a webcomic or something.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Well, I'm not half bad at math and science, I do my best to be a good listener and shoulder to cry on, and I'm a damn good cook, though my range isn't that wide (mostly Italian and my somehow decent attempts at Asian cuisine). Though, except for my orgasmically good cheesecake or something made from a box, you don't want me baking you anything. My cooking style is very fast and loose (a pinch of this, a splash of that, its done when its done) and this doesn't work well for baking. I also try to be helpful to my friends if possible, though how good I am at that probably depends on how I'm helping them. Oh yes, and my encyclopedic knowledge of random bits of crap no one cares about (Did you know your foot is as long as your arm, from your wrist to your elbow?).

I've also been told I'm rather good at cuddling, nuzzling and other similar activities.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Normally, the scene I'm probably making (I tend to goof off a lot). Also, if you've gotten up the courage to approach and talk to me, all the crap that keeps spewing from my mouth. I talk a lot. And I mean A LOT.

Also, depending on my mood, it might be the random ruckus I'm making. As an example, there was a day some time ago when I was biking home from work. There was a car stopped at a red light with a bumper sticker I thought was really cool (No I don't remember what it was). So I knocked on the guy's window, motioned for the driver to roll it down, and told him how awesome the bumper sticker was. I said goodbye and continued on my way.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - fantasy and sci-fi for the most part, with my favorites being Jacqueline Carey, Raymond Feist, Jim Butcher, Terry Goodkind, and George RR Martin. Lately I've also been exploring more classic authors, notably Alexandre Dumas, Robert E. Howard, and Arthur Conan Doyle. Honestly, if someone tells me a book is fun, has some dry humor in it, and a decent story, I'll probably give it a whirl. I used to be a HUGE doorstopper epic fantasy kind of guy, but lately I'm favoring smaller scale tales, with some exceptions.

Movies - Same tastes, but also toss in superhero flicks, somewhat intelligent action movies (Indiana Jones - Yes, The Fast & The Furious - No), romantic comedies, anything by Kevin Smith (37, and if you get that, please message me), and some horror. My all time favorite movies are High Fidelity, The Empire Strikes Back, Serenity, Clerks, and The Avengers. I also enjoy attending Rocky Horror every now and again.

Also, as stated above, I'm a huge Joss Whedon fan. I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly, and Dollhouse, and watch anything of his I own on DVD (Need Dollhouse but otherwise I'm all good) on a fairly regular basis. Not to the point of insanity, in my opinion, but every now and then. It gets my creative juices flowing watching a genius of story and dialogue at work.

As for other genre shows, I also love Farscape, Game of Thrones, and Doctor Who (While I will always love David Tennant, Matt Smith and Amy Pond just knocked at of the park with their run on the show). On the comedy front, I'm a fan of Parks & Recreation, Community. I'm also RIDICULOUSLY excited for Agents of SHIELD.

Music - Other than modern rap (80s and some 90s stuff is ok) and country, I'm willing to listen to just about anything. My favorite genres are punk rock and ska. Top 5 bands are Streetlight Manifesto, Dropkick Murphys, Reel Big Fish, Big D and the Kids Table, and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. I'm also slowly but surely becoming a fan of classic rock, though I don't actually own any; when I want a fix of that I play Guitar Hero.

Other - Since there's no real place for it, I figure I'll put some info here on the types of games I enjoy. As mentioned previously, I really enjoy roelplaying games, especially those with strong historical influences. I'm also a big fan of board and card games, my top five being (in no particular order) are Settlers of Catan, Carcassone, Arkham Horror, Small World, and Sentinels of the Multiverse.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My computer

2. My dice (roleplaying nerd strikes again)

3. Food

4. My bike (I hate driving, its how I get around)

5. Being able to read

6. Desire
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Very strange and random things, changes all the time. I'm also usually thinking about various ideas for roleplaying games, even if I'm not currently running a game, as well as what to cook for dinner tonight, current topics and ideas of interest for my research, and hey is that a shiny nickel?

So ummmm, yeah. Random thoughts pretty much sums it up.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If I was able to make plans, hopefully spending some time with friends. Knowing my kind of friends, this involves video games and/or rolling dice. Perhaps (and hopefully) both.

Otherwise, just at home, relaxing, and probably watching TV or a movie. And since I'm poor right now, TV means watching a TV on DVD that I either own or got on Netflix. Yeah Netflix + Internet is the same price as cable, so which one do you think I'm gonna get?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Not really sure. I'm an open and honest person, so ask me anything and I'll answer.
You should message me if
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You've read all that craziness and have not been sent gibbering into an asylum. honestly though, if you share any interests I have, send me a message.

I am engaged, so I'm just looking for friends to hang out with, especially people who share my geeky interests.