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I'm Ryan. I moved to Seattle 2 years ago from North Carolina after
getting a degree in animation down in Georgia (though, my accent
would reveal none of that).
I'm a pretty good artist. I love movies, comics, videogames, etc.
If you're interested, you can see some of my stuff at
I'm an atheist, but I'm not anti-religion. The concept of god or
supernatural anything doesn't really matter to me. If it matters to
you, that's great, I'd love to talk about it.
I can come off as overly-rational, but I'm a friendly and loving
person. I'm very difficult to offend or disgust, whether we're
talking about politics, philosophy, sex, or whatever.
I really like getting into serious philosophical discussions and
debates. Even when I'm arguing religion or politics with someone
who disagrees with me, I'm primarily interested in finding common
ground between two disparate opinions, rather than convincing them
What I’m doing with my life
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I'm doing freelance animation, game art, visual effects,
storyboards, illustrations, etc. I think games and animation are
the two most interesting fields for mass media, and I really being
a part of it :)
Aside from that, I'm always trying to improve myself. At the moment
I'm studying Japanese (again). I hope to clear the JLPT5 level of
proficiency sometime in 2015.
I’m really good at
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Drawing and math.
Right-brain, left-brain dichotomy be damned.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I wear a sort-of 'pencil scabbard' on my hip (I like having drawing
tools with me), I'm kind of short, and I'm difficult to offend or
If they see my work first, they probably think I draw pretty well,
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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(Card's a butthole, though), Frankenstein
, Thief of Time
, Y: The Last Man
, Strunk & White, lots of anatomy books.
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
, Scott Pilgrim
, Summer Wars
, Princess Mononoke
, The Matrix.
, The Legend of
, Little Witch Academia
Kill la Kill
Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki Kun, Mythbusters
, Gundam 08th MS Team
Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Vlogbrothers
, Idea Channel
, Extra Credits
, Game Grumps
, and whatever my friends
recommend to me.
- It's hard to pick favorites... I like a lot of food; from sushi
to shepherd's pie to pho to grilled corn. Almost anything could be
my favorite food, depending on what I'm in the mood for.
(I'm inserting the favorite videogames category)
- Shadow of the Colossus
, Portal 2
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A computer (Good for professional and personal interests
Good company (Speaks for itself)
A kitchen (I love to cook)
Time to think about things
... My books?
I think I ran out of things. Everything else feels a lot like a
'want' or a 'like' instead of a 'need'.
Well, I'd be pretty bummed if I lost my eyesight or use of my
hands, because I wouldn't be able to draw :(
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I'm usually thinking about whatever new thing I'm learning. It's
usually related to software or a painting/animation technique, or
some interesting argument I had recently.
Also, I spend a lot of time checking whether I'm being hypocritical
about something, and how I should react to any hypocrisy I may
uncover in myself.
Topics of ongoing consideration include: gender, media
representation, criticism, argumentative style, moral philosophy,
government (as opposed to politics), game design, linguistics,
nomenclature, geometry, programming, drawing, animation, youtube
and new media, astrophysics, speculative biology/anatomy
(physiology of imaginary creatures), etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Visiting friends (to watch a movie, or play minecraft or something)
or spending the night in working on a project or playing a game. If
people are coming over, I'll cook something for them. It depends
what's going on.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Jeez. I don't really have anything that I would be too embarrassed
to admit. I'm a fairly open book, even with almost total
My gender expression is a pretty soft thing. I guess that would
make me genderqueer?
Some unusual stuff I'm willing to admit: in middle school and part
of high school I was a tournament-level DDR player.
Also, I really enjoyed standardized tests. I thought they were fun
(if a bit useless) :)
You should message me if
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If you have something more to say than "hey, how's it going?".
Bring up a topic of conversations for crying out loud :P
You'd like to chat, play something on Steam, or meet. I'm always
excited to talk to someone new.
Romantic or not; I promise to not put you in the 'relationship
zone' just because I met you on OkCupid.
If you're a guy, fair warning: I do not have much romantic
experience with other guys, so pardon me if I'm a bit of a noob.
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