I try and be a kind and gentle person. I'm quite boring, but also a passionate intellectual. My first and truest love is the pursuit of truth (known by some as learning, or science in certain contexts). I greatly enjoy the company of children and teenagers, and would really want to be a teacher if I didn't despise the school system like I do.
Most of my free time goes towards studying artificial intelligence, which I think is something of a big deal. Seriously, if you have any experience in the field, I'm begging you to message me so that I can talk your ear off. (Please!)
I'm not a sexual person. And what I mean by that is not that I don't like physical sex, but that I don't pursue sexual relationships (a.k.a. don't send me "flirty" messages or winks, please). I'm very happy being myself and having friends, and haven't ever really felt the need to change that. I figure that one day I'll meet someone who is so amazingly awesome that I'll fall deeply in love, but that day is in the future and I don't need to chase it.
I identify as academic, amoralist, anarchist (peaceful), anti-authoritarian, asexual (for the most part), atheist, autodidact, eccentric, egoist, engineer, environmentalist, feminist, gamer, geek, hippy, idealist, intellectual, liberal, libertarian, mad-scientist, mathematician, naïve, nerd, nihilist, obsessed, pacifist, pansexual, philosopher, polymath, rationalist, skeptic, scholar, scientist, transhumanist, unschooler, utilitarian, voluntaryist, and weird.
I'm not much of an activist, artist, athlete, or linguist at the moment, though I hope to fit those into my life more down the road.
When I do art, it's usually prose, poetry, or game design. I used to be very interested in game design and world building, but I've moved to be much more into science during the past few years. I used to do a lot of (table-top) roleplaying, and could probably get really into acting.
When I move my body, I tend to walk, run, and bicycle; I am interested in exploring martial arts, fencing, and archery, in that order. In an ideal life, I think I would bike at least every other day, and practice various martial arts on rotation (my primary interests at this point (as minor as they are) are kung fu and tai chi, but I'd like to explore everything).
The small bits of internet activism I engage in typically involve freedom of information (wikileaks, anti-copyrights, anti-censorship), freedom of sexuality and religion (LGBTQBINGO rights, anti-anti-muslim sentiment, separation of church and state, anti-anti-athiest sentiment), anti-war protesting, and generally pushing against centralization, the status-quo, and towards treating all people with compassion and respect.
Most of what I do is think. I have lots of ideas, some of which I talk about on my blog.
I'm always looking for friends. Don't be shy. ^_^