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SharedNostalgia

30 M Raleigh, NC

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 3:32pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Sales / Marketing
Income
$60,000–$70,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Japanese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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My childhood was filled with cartoons and comic books, video games and imagination.

That said, I did attend NCSU for four years before working as a freelance production assistant and video editor for a bit. I then spent four years as a technical writer before moving on to be a marketing manager at another company, so now I spend a lot of my time developing advertisements, hosting online events, and flexing my creative muscles.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
At the moment, I'm focusing on personal improvement. I've been exercising daily for about a year now, which is both good for me physically and provides amazing mental engagement as I plow through audiobooks in rapid succession.

I've worked with a number of anime and gaming conventions over the years, so I'm fairly well versed in geek culture. I try to make it by local anime clubs when I can and I'm also big on hitting up events surrounding Magic the Gathering and other nerd paraphernalia. Latest addition to my nerd hobby list is cosplay, which should prove interesting if nothing else.

Outside of my hobbies, I also try to keep my writing muscles up to par by taking on projects when I can. Aside from career work, I've done a few articles for Escapist Magazine and hosted more than a few pen and paper RPGs to keep myself flexible and writing. Writing as a talent you have to nurture if you want to get any better at it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I can take big problems and break them down into manageable challenges. This skill serves me well in both my professional life and my competitive hobbies, but beyond that it's been crucial to helping myself and others get through the challenges of everyday life.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Physically, I'm 6'2" and everyone seems to think I look like someone else they know. I'm not sure if that makes me generic, the perfect spy, or some combination of the two, but I probably ruin the stealth by wearing nerdy T-shirts when I'm not all businessed up from work.

If you hear me before you see me (via podcasts), I'm dangerously sarcastic. I don't mean offense to anyone by it and I certainly try to dial it back around people who aren't comfortable with it, but witty banter is my favorite code switch setting when I'm not at work. I more or less speak the language of TV Tropes as well.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Chrono Trigger and Xenogears are big on my videogame list, though the Mass Effect Trilogy has earned its place on this pantheon if the fantastical for the current generation of games. Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite are also pretty outstanding.

Anime-wise, I've seen thousands of shows (in the literal sense, whether or not that's a good thing is up to you) and generally come back for the robots. I've seen literally all of the Gundam shows save the current ones and I've got special spots in my heart for Code Geass, Macross (all of them), Martian Successor Nadesico, and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. You know I'm into the latter because my blue Prius has TACHKOMA on the plate and was chosen in part because it kind of looks like a spider tank.

My favorite films include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Castle in the Sky, and the Lupin movie Castle of Cagliostro. I've also got a special place in my nostalgia for Hook.

Book-wise, my favorite book ever is probably Dan Simmons' Hyperion (and Fall of Hyperion), though I did enjoy Snow Crash, American Gods, Watchmen, and the Harry Potter series. I'm generally critical of writers whose plots require stupidity on the part of certain characters at certain times, which actually makes me dislike a lot of what I read. At this point I prefer audio books (finally caught up on The Dresden Files and Song of Ice and Fire) over their paper progenitors, as I can take those in while exercising, doing dishes, etc.

I view music as a powerful supporting element, so I much prefer things that give me a chance to think back to a scene or experience over things that are simply songs. All of that said, Queen is pretty amazing and JAM Project rocks me to no end.

Food-wise, I've been pushing for smaller portions of the things I love rather than everyday indulgence. Pastas and baked goods are my food vices, though I'm also a sucker for a good turkey melt. I'm slowly expanding my cooking abilities, so we'll see where that goes.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Family and Friends
2. The Internet
3. The stuffed animals on my bed from my childhood. Yeah, really. There would be manly tears if a fire happened to them.
4. Transportation. The RDU area is sprawled horribly and after a few old and run down cars I've finally got a new and highly friendly and functional one, so I'm going to cling onto it as long as I can.
5. My eyesight. I'm infinitely grateful that I was born at a point in time where bad eyesight can be corrected, as I love all forms of visual media and honestly have no idea what I would do without it.
6. Portable audio devices. My iPod has kept me sane at work, kept me awake and focused on road trips, and has given me audiobooks to keep my exercise routine moving. It's kind of pathetic, but audiobooks, podcasts, and music have likely added years to my life.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I'm constantly letting my mind wander in search of unique story settings and plots that would take place in them. I come up with ideas that are cool in theory but dull in execution constantly and I'm always looking for something that grips me strongly enough to finally push out a novel or novella. This also leads to building characters and role playing game hooks, so expect me to spew a lot of nerdy ideas from time to time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Decent odds I'm catching a movie, hanging out with friends, or playing Magic: the Gathering. I try my best not to stay at home alone, as I get enough of that during the week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I sometimes address the room as if I were narrating for a studio audience. I know no one's there, but I enjoy the idea that ghosts, spies, or invisible time travelers are spooked by it.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 22–32
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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You share hobbies with me and are looking for someone with similar interests. I'm always eager for movie buddies, video game buddies, people interested in tabletop roleplaying games, anyone interested in casual or competitive Magic the Gathering, and of course someone to watch shows with and join me when the con bug bites me and I'm off to DragonCon.

While most of my hobbies seem antisocial, I really prefer indulging in them with a friend and having good discussion and conversation afterwards. If that develops into more, then all the better.