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White, —
Relationship Type
6' 0" (1.83m)
Body Type
Average build
Atheism and laughing about it
Dropped out of Post grad
Doesn’t have kids but might want them
English (Fluently), French (Somewhat), Icelandic (Somewhat), Japanese (Somewhat), Other (Somewhat)
My self-summary
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Ah, the self-summary. Aldous Huxley said, "To see ourselves as others see us is a most salutary gift. Hardly less important is the capacity to see others as they see themselves. Each one of us is a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal. Does that answer your question?" No, wait, I think I segued away from Huxley somewhere...

The most important thing you need to know about me is how much I hate people who say, "life's not fair". They're quite correct, of course. Life ISN'T fair. But in saying that, they're objecting not to the notion that it is fair, but to the notion that it SHOULD be. And that's an awful thing to object to.

I am a slightly odd bunny, but very loyal to my friends. I can be quiet, which is partly shyness, but also partly because I am a Listener. Sometimes you need someone to just let you speak. That's me.

I am very interested in all forms of storytelling, but particularly in video games. I feel there's a lot of untapped potential in the medium, and I find that very exciting.

I am also endlessly fascinated by language, particularly in the way certain cultural ideas or attitudes can be embedded right in the grammar.

I don't particularly have a checklist of what I'm looking for. Dealing with people as a list of traits is somewhat dehumanising. Nevertheless, if you identify as a feminist (and not the TERFy SWERFy type), that's a good start. If you have nerdy inclinations, then we probably have something in common.
What I’m doing with my life
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Trying to start a career making video games, and hitting the usual hurdle of having great ideas, but trying to find the ideas that aren't stupidly overambitious.

I think what I like about making games is how it ties together a lot of my different interests. There's the technical stuff (my degree is in Computing Science), the storytelling stuff (the PhD I dropped out of was in Interactive Narrative), writing music (before I went to university to become all computery, I was pursuing a career in music, albeit unsuccessfully because I was too shy to promote myself), making art (this is somewhere my technical skills are lacking a bit, but I'm working on that), reading (it's amazing how telling myself "it's for research" is a great motivator to read books on all sorts of topics). So, to be honest, what I'm doing with my life is really trying to keep my chaotic dilettantism organised.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Shooting mans in the face. AND IN THE GAME.

Being funny when I'm not trying to be.

Writing about games / interactive storytelling.

Not taking it personally.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I am a nerve-stapled Feminist Gaming Illuminati mandrone white-knighting mangina. And proud of it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I made the mistake of thinking YA Discworld wasn't for me, since I am not young. The upside of this is, even though Pratchett has finally met Old Boney, there are still some Discworld books I haven't read (although the rest stand up to rereading), so I'm working through them. Also the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, which is not only gripping and funny, but also - rarity of rarities - makes a strong case for books without resorting to Guardian-critic elitist snobbery.

I'd be the first to admit that my taste in films is pretty awful, though. It's not that movies ARE mindless entertainment, but that's by and large the role they play in my life. My collection is mostly sci-fi, superhero and anime, although my particular favourites are a little outside this sphere.

I like music, but my favourites rotate frequently. Basically, if you're that interested, go ahead and me. Ryuichi Sakamoto is a perennial favourite. Right now I'm listening to Jens Lekman. He's great, when I'm in a twee indie sort of mood. Other times it could be some post-rock like Mogwai, or some symphonic metal like Kamelot. Or Radiohead or The National or The Birthday Massacre or loads of others.

I feel games are left out of this question because of some weird idea that they're not for everybody, but I'm going to talk about them anyway. My favourite games cross traditional ideas of genre but are undoubtedly those that contain some kind of human element. Gone Home - so rarely has a game made me care about characters I never actually meet in person; Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - I don't want to spoil it, but the finale sees the control scheme itself turn from a kinda cool gimmick into a really emotive storytelling technique; Analogue: A Hate Story - the other time a game has made me care about characters I never actually meet; Thomas Was Alone - making me care about characters who are, well, geometry, plus whom I never really meet, since the whole game is narrated rather than mimetic; Persona 4 - which I think gets pubescent confusion more than any other teen drama I've ever seen, much less any game; The Longest Journey/Dreamfall, that kind of thing. Before you ask, yes, Life is Strange is on my wishlist. In the Google tradition of using site names as verbs, go ahead and Darkadia me.

Me, smugly: "I don't watch TV."
Everyone else: "But you watch Netflix. How is that different?"
Me: "...fuck."
I am currently catching up with Once Upon a Time and loving it. I saw a couple of out-of-sequence episodes, but it's so much better in order. On Crunchyroll I just got done watching Shin Sekai Yori and thought it was mostly a work of sheer beauty and am currently watching Uchū Kyodai. I like Doctor Who, Fringe, Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes and various other things with a good balance of sci-fi, mystery, drama and being funny, so obviously Joss Whedon's stuff. I am quite liable to throw around quotes from Spaced.

As food goes, I used to be a vegetarian but I no longer am. Sorry. If it's an egg dish, I like it. Unless it's a mushroom omelette. Mushrooms do not belong in my mouth.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
An internet connection. This used to be because I was really interested in it as a phenomenon, but now I think that in a few years, this answer will be as obvious as 'air' or 'water' that 'people' put in this list when they're 'trying' to be 'funny'.

Videogames are very important to me. If you think they're a waste of time, you're a waste of time and so's your mum.

A city. I might currently live out in the middle of nowhere, but I'd go crazy if I couldn't get to a city at least once a fortnight. Planning to move to civilisation soon, so that'll be much better.

Some kind of project to give me a sense of achievement, whether it's learning a new language, writing some music, or creating a game.

A companion to join me on my time-hopping adventures. Or just friends and family in general.

I can't decide between coffee and green tea, so they'll hold a joint spot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The difference between 'is' and 'ought'.

Whether or not I really would go back and kill Hitler if I had a time machine. I think I probably wouldn't: if those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, then time-travellers who change history doom everyone else.

Extra Stuff...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing imagination games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I secretly have a crush on you - yes, you - but I'm too shy to admit it. You should totally break all this tension and send me a message.

On a more serious note, I'm the dude who sucks, plus I got depression.
You should message me if
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You can guess my weight. You might just win me! Limited time offer.