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  • Ages 21–27
  • Located anywhere
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My details

Last online
Today – 8:47pm
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
6' 1" (1.85m)
Body Type
Agnosticism but it’s not important
Doesn’t want kids
English (Fluently), Spanish (Somewhat), C++ (Fluently), LISP (Somewhat)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Chapter 1:

Like any good story, I should probably start off with an interesting, compelling character. Let's hope that's me!

This is one of those "long" profiles, but I'll give you a money-back guarantee that it's worth the read.

Here's who I am in a nutshell: I'm one of those individuals who stands at the intersection of nerdiness and artsy-fartsy-ness.

On the one hand, I'm an intellectual. Not only am I employed in my science of choice (the computer variety), but of course I indulge in a few of the things that stereotypically follow. I have an impressive Steam backlog, I know my way around a few MOBAs, I've seen a nontrivial amount of anime, etc. If you Google my full name, you might find something rather embarrassing. (Yes, that's a link. Sorry mobile users!)

On the other hand, I do have somewhat of a creative streak in me. I try and expose myself to the many manifestations of art when I can, but what fascinates me most is storytelling in all of its forms. Since I have no talent whatsoever with visual media, I tend to stick to the written word. Way too much of my time is spent dissecting plots and analyzing characters.

I'm also a great zombie.

And so our intrepid protagonist has been introduced! Onto chapter 2...
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm a full-time software engineer: woo woo code! I don't work for a tech giant and I don't make video games, but what I do is actually super complex/interesting (if you're into development/deployment theory at all).

I spend a large portion of my free time writing. I've finished the first novel in a high fantasy tetralogy, and I'm still figuring out where it should ultimately end up (ideally not on a horribly designed website forever). I like to dabble in sci-fi and psychological thrillers as well!

I daydream way too much and sleep way too little. Funny how that works out.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Here are some things that I have moderate proficiency at:

*MOBA's (Heroes of Newerth, Smite, DotA 2, etc). I've recently been conned into playing LoL and it's more enjoyable than I expected.
*Board/card games (euro games especially! I could write you an essay about why I loathe Settlers of Catan though)
*Apparently I'm pretty good at teaching said games as well?
*World building / plot crafting
*Moon gazing
*Magic: The Gathering
*Doing barrel rolls
*Programming (C# and Java are my forte, but I know some Lisp)
*Philosophy, particularly epistemology
*Being unnecessarily cruel to fictional characters

And here are some thing I'm not particularly good at, but am very interested in. Perhaps you could teach me some?

*Cooking, especially awesome spicy dishes or tasty pastries
*Spinning poi
*Art history
*Any ancient mythology and their sociological impacts
*Urban fantasy
*Historical fiction
*Finding good coffee shops in DC
*Polyphasic sleep. I used to be on the Uberman schedule in college, and I'd very much like to get back on it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Usually the height or the eyes, which seem to be the most generic responses around here. I have fairly long hair for a guy; some like it, some don't, your mileage may vary.

I am a connoisseur of cringe-worthy puns. My current favorite:

"Why is there a medical facility in the middle of a frozen tundra toward the end of Inception? It's a Hothpital."
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I'm a sucker for fantasy, sci fi, and psychological thrillers. Very in-depth world-building also grabs my interest, and I have a soft spot for dystopias. Examples: The Abhorsen Trilogy, Shade's Children, The Dream of Perpetual Motion, 1984.

Movies: If I'm going to stick through a movie, it either needs deep and compelling characters or an interesting narration style. Examples: Silence of the Lambs and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. I'm not sure if it counts, but I used to dabble in The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as you can see from one of my photos.

Shows: There are a couple that I'll watch, mostly it's comedies these days since they're easy to pick up and watch. As far as anime goes, I like things that are psychologically or artistically interesting. Examples: Death Note, Gankutsuou, Eden of the East

Music: Oh my, where would I begin. I have an eclectic taste, not because I'm a music snob or a noncomforist, but because I just tend to like random stuff. I like some metal, but the lyrics have to be intelligible and clear. If it's just nonsensical grumbling, no thanks. On the flip side, there are some more low-key bands like that I enjoy as well. Basically, if it's got a good beat and smooth lyrics, there's a chance I can dig it. Examples: The Birthday Massacre, Splashdown, Edguy, Robbers on High Street. I do have one pet peeve: if they're singing in English and I can't understand 30% or more of the words then I rage pretty hard. Enunciate!

Food: I love spicy foods even though I'm not supposed to eat them often. If you make me (or better yet teach me how to make) any kind of curry or anything involving nutella, you will instantly win my heart a hundred times over.

If you like engrossing stories and/or deep tactical gameplay, you owe it to yourself to play Transistor. It is my favorite game by a wide margin and it is a beautiful piece of art.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
  1. Summer storms
  2. Scarves
  3. Dark chocolate
  4. Mouse gestures. Visual Studio has them now too and it's fantastic.
  5. Unnecessarily large headphones
  6. Cold brew coffee. It's life changing!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What the Intarwebs will be like in another decade, where I left that pair of socks, and other such fine topics about the universe.

I think about plot convenience and knowledge/motivation consistency a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I'll go ahead and stray from the typical noncommittal "I can go out to bars or stay in watching netflix!" spiel. I'm an introvert; I genuinely enjoy social events but they require a lot of energy. I vastly prefer board game nights with a few friends, trying a new restaurant, or relaxing at home with a glass of wine and some writing. More of my time is spent at coffee shops than I care to admit.

Sometimes I hop on my Twitch stream. Yes, I play video games and let people watch me on the internet. Apparently I'm fairly amusing when I play horror games or do MOBA character impressions.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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It has recently dawned on me that I tend to have a liking toward the least badass version of badass things. I'm hoping someone out there finds this remotely endearing.

* I own and ride a motorcycle; but it's actually a gorgeous red vespa. It's 300cc's and I had to get an M class license and it's considered a motorcycle by Virginia law so damned if I don't refer to it with the "m" word. I kind of love it even if it slightly reduces my street cred.

* I have a tattoo; but it's actually just a symbol from this book I wrote. I like to think of it not as narcissism, but a constant reminder of something very important and close to me. I'm not the universe's gift to literature, but it's good to have something you're proud of eh? [I've been trying to teach myself to tell people it means "truth-seeker" in ancient Norse without cracking a smile. It's actually worked once!]
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
There's something you can teach me! The list above is a good place to start, but I really love hearing what people are passionate about.

There's something I can teach you! It's a skill I've been trying to hone, and I actually find it rather enjoyable.

You know anything at all about publishing. I'd really, really like to talk to you!

You aren't particularly interested in following gender roles. It's totally fine if you're looking for a prototypical manly man, but that's not what you'll find here :).

You have a cat I can hang out with. Or if you want to go to that new cat cafe in Georgetown, that sounds kind of cool. Or if you are a cat, in which case I am thoroughly impressed.

Introspective types and dark humor are a huge plus!