Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I will do my best to acquit myself here but I bet my best efforts
to digitize myself will come up short without some sort of
experimental gun. Until the day I can be downloaded and printed in
your home, this will serve.
Hi, my name is Mark. I love my name for his brevity and force and
history. I have an inordinate affection for science, logic and
language, and therefore puns. Sorry in advance for that. I am a
super-massive nerd. I've played paper and pencil roleplaying games
since middle school, video games longer than that, and hoarding
fantasy and science fiction novels and comics as long as I can
I am an arguer but not a worrier. I love the thrust and parry of
debate for its own sake, of reason married to charisma brought to
bear on inconsequential and fun things, the geekier the better. I
love oral storytelling but strive against my insecurities to make
creative things that are more permanent. I have a bad habit of
approaching stuff in life experimentally. I have a list of places
to travel to and eat. It is a list of restaurants, really.
I love to be around people but I am truly introverted. So social
stuff is tiring, but it's a a good, satisfied tired. It always
feels worth it, especially since I balance myself out by
decompressing with books, music and long, contemplative
I am mostly Irish and Polish, chased with a slurry of other lovely
ethnicities. My ancestors were so randy that I wouldn't pass the
I am accepting, honest, passionate for the people in my life,
dedicated and more silly than I deserve. I am kind and adventurous
and a born nerd.
I am bookish, subversive, and mighty.
I am seeing someone superbly lovely, so I am not looking for
anything here beyond a conversation partner.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I am trying to be student of life, but life is on hold while I am a
student of college. I was, for a time, also a pharmacy tech but
that gave way for my illustrious research assistantship. It doesn't
leave me much time so here I'm looking for someone interesting with
whom to talk.
Otherwise time is left I read and daydream and attempt to rekindle
the piano and my fallow drawing skills.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
talking and listening, dissecting the elements of whatever though
discussion. I am good at making plans that ring awesomely, though
whether I finish them is another matter. I can cook, sing, play,
speak, and fight with elegance, ingenuity, and power.
While I don't like most sweets, I live for making pies.
When I read something great I can enter a partial-stasis mode in
which I need neither food, water or movement until I am done. It is
I am totally awesome in a crisis, cool-headed and selfless to a
fault as the situation demands.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My eyes have lightened into pinwheels of green and brown in recent
years but still look good and black and intimidating in the right
What they mention first, however, is invariably my watch. LEGO.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: I will read anything but I have a bad habit of not finishing
nonfiction, nonscientific books. Despite that I will read virtually
anything. Lately I favor rereading Terry Pratchett and Robert
Howard's Conan stories. Anything smart and pulpy will get my
tumblers falling. I am a bibliophile and I choke the shelves of
everyplace I have ever stayed.
Movies: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension,
The Iron Giant, Dead Alive, M, but I am willing to watch anything.
Seriously. I have a running contest with a friend to see who can
sit through the most SciFi Originals; we both lose.
Music: I have honestly eclectic tastes, but lately I gravitate most
toward Frightened Rabbit, Metric, Yoko Kanno, and the SXSW
headliners of years past.
Ah food. I love meat and fat first and foremost. I ruined my
mother's vegetarianism from the womb. Otherwise I have an
adventurous palate and will give anything a few noshes before I
form an opinion of it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
my corrective lenses,
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Dragons. The future. Ways to bridge the gap between the cooler
science fiction futures or pasts and where we are now. The human
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out with friends or staying in and reading for work or out enjoying
the tang in the night air while humming and whistling snatches of
songs to myself.
If I am really lucky it is raining. I love the rain.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've been on the receiving end of a truly emotionally and
physically abusive relationship. It was a learning experience.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
you are open-minded and fun and like trading words and games with
someone smart, laid-back, and eccentric with dexterity to spare. I
have a hoard of facts and opinions and I love new ones to add to my
store. Especially if you have paper-an-pencil ideas I can poach.
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