I'm a weird Geek.
I'm a jack of many geekdoms, master of none. I don't specialize in a single geekdom, but bask in a multitude of genres; games (Roleplaying, Video & Board), comics, books, anime, guns, etc; I dabble evenly. The ONLY sport I like is MMA. I've been to a few convictions & even cosplayed.
I have esteem issues. Sometimes I don't like myself. I tolerate myself, but 68-85% of the time I’m ok with me.
I am a large guy, 355lbs. 2014, lost 30lbs & have maintained since. I hope 2016 will lead to another bout of weight loss. It's my struggle, but I'm trying.
I write, many different things. I've had my comic book published. I'm a cat guy. I am not into going to clubs. But I have been know to go to local sport bars to watch a UFC fight. I work at a library and I love it.
I am a very shy person. I normally can’t talk to women, unless it’s at work. I don’t know why, I want to talk, I want to have a normal conversation, but when I try I get all flustered and it doesn’t come out right and I get bogged down with anxiety. Kind of like Raj on 'The Big Bang Theory'. So obviously, I don't have much dating experience.
Once I get to know someone, I tend to open up. My sarcastic humor surfaces, at times I can seem like a talkative extrovert.
Some of my favorite quotes:
"Do not conform yourselves to the patterns of this world..."
"You need both; power and responsibility are commensurate. With great power, obviously, comes great responsibility. Because power unchecked by responsibility becomes bullying in the individual and tyranny in the collective.
At the same time responsibility without the power to fulfill it may be the ultimate hopelessness."
-Massad Ayoob from "The Gun Digest Book of Concealed Carry"
"It occurred to me that Heaven must be a place where the library is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. No ... eight days a week.”
-Flavia de Luce, from 'The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie'
That's about all I got. But if you got a question, I'll answer any question.
I know it's probably going to offend some people, but it's straight up honesty.
I pass on profiles of people with kids. And I am not looking to date someone with a child.
I like kids, and may one day want them, but I feel a person with a kid cannot focus solely on a relationship. It's unfair to the relationship. And if they can focus only on the relationship, it's unfair to the child.
I try to spend as much time as I can with my friends. My friends, I feel, help make me who I am; you are the company you keep. Each of my friends has a way of making me feel like a smarter, cooler and an all around better person.
My favorites that I've ever made are:
Mango Chutney Stuffed Pork Loin &
Hot Wings(see the garlic comment above) my co-workers literally fought over the last few.
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher ; Staked, Revamped & Crossed by J. F. Lewis; American Gods by Neil Gaiman; Sky Coyote by Cage Baker; Witch & Wizard: by James Patterson; The Virgil Cole Series by Robert B. Parker; Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstin; Edger Allen Poe, Who Censored Rodger Rabbit, Zom-B series by Darren Shan, The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau, John Green. YA, Dystopia, Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy (but not High Fantasy, sorry to disappoint).
Fight Club, Nightmare on Elm Street, Låt den rätte komma in, Friday the 13th, The Lord of the Rings, Hairspray [old & new], Cry-Baby, Jason Statham Movies, Reno 911!: Miami, Stardust, Shooter, Snatch, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, RENT, Jackass: The Movie, True Grit [old & new], Mirror Mask, No Country for Old Men, Serenity, Shawshank, The Batman movies, 12 Monkeys, Sin City, My Fair Lady, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Kick-Ass. Guy Ritchie movies. The Big Labowski. I enjoy Disney, Dreamworks and Pixar movies. Beauty and the Beast is my all time Favorite Disney movie. I have a special love affair with zombie movies. Obviously most movies based on comic books. Movies with Simon Pegg. Just about every damn film that Quentin Tarantino puts his hands into. And so many more, I'd Never be able to list them all.
RPG's: Mage, Vampire, Scion, Changling, Star Wars, Firefly, Dresden Files.
Card Games: Chez Geek, Munchkin, Love Letter, Flux.
Board Game: Dixit, House on the Hill, The Resistance. (not Monopoly)
Video Games: Metal Gear Solid, Batman Arkham series, Final Fantasy, Uncharted, Tekken (not really good at it), GTA, Fallout (3&NV), Star Wars: Unleashed. The Last of Us is probably the greatest game made to date.
Blues (RIP BB King), classical, jazz, metal, rock, opra, bluecrass, some techno.
Jimis Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Led Zepplin, Doors, Ozzy, Velvet Revolver, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, Robert Johnson, Paramour. My most used CD is the RENT soundtrack.
No offense to anyone, I despise Country, and loath Rap.
Though in the last year or so, my radios have played mostly Audio Books instead of music. And I also dig a few Podcasts.
DR. WHO; Dresden Files; Arrow; Good Eats; Hell's Kitchen; The Flash; Master Chef; LOST; Heroes; Fruits Basket; Star Wars: The Clone Wars; Chobits; Ai Yori Aoshi; Cowboy Bebop; Torchwood; The Walking Dead; Robot Chicken; Family Guy, The Venture Bros.; Z Nation; Mission Hill; Baby Blues; Paranoia Agent; Farscape; Samurai Champloo; Futurama; Trigun, Firefly; Star Wars: Rebels. And many many others.
I'll try ANYTHING once. But my all time favorite food is Japanese food. Sushi is Ambrosia.
All these lists are short and compacted, there is not enough room to list ALL my favorites.
4: Pen and Paper
3: A Kitchen & equipment
2: My Geekdoms (see the previous "Favorites" section)
1: Friends & Family
Oh yeah, Sex (I am a guy after all and it's supposedly on our minds).
Honestly though, I'm really shy, so I very rarely message first.