Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I am inquisitive, honest, geeky, often-adventurous guy prone to
bouts of deep analytical thinking about whatever topic piques my
interest at the moment.
I have a fairly even mixture of analytical and creative ability.
I'm not hyper-analytical like some of my friends who can easily
decipher patterns from complex information, nor am I hyper-creative
like some of my other friends who can seem to weave whole worlds
out of thin air, but I am reasonably good at both, and I like being
able to use each of those aspects to supplement the other, either
in my own thinking or in a conversation with others.
Speaking of conversations, I -LOVE- talking about and learning
about complex topics that require thought to really understand.
Stuff like astronomy, philosophy, history, or sociology are all
interesting topics. If you're the type of person who is super
excited about Neil deGrasse Tyson's upcoming new Cosmos series,
there's a good chance we'll get along.
Also, I really like video games.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
On a professional level, I'm currently working as a video game
designer for Cryptic Studios in their Seattle branch. I've always
wanted to work in video games since I was a kid back in the 80's
growing up with an Apple II and an NES, so I'm pretty happy that
I've been able to find a place for myself in the industry. I'm not
quite at my exact career goal yet, but I'm pleased with what I've
done so far and optimistic about acheiving my goals
On a personal level, I have an awesome group of friends here in
Seattle who are excellent conversation partners AND gaming
partners, whether for video games or tabletop roleplaying games or
board games or whatever else (I like all the games, pretty much). I
also have two cats who I adore to a ridiculous degree. They are my
babies, and I spoil them unashamedly and relentlessly.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Approaching topics honestly and without a lot of bias. Haha, yeah,
I know that that is somewhat vague and broad, but it's true. I have
tried to really hone my ability to assess things as objectively as
I can, or at least to be able to notice my subjectivity and bias
and call myself on it. In turn, I feel like that has allowed me to
be a good communicator; I'm good at listening and responding to
other people's thoughts and opinions, even if I disagree with them.
And again in turn, because I feel like I can precisely articulate a
difference of opinion both to myself in my own head and to others
in a conversation, that helps me not get defensive when someone
disagrees with me.
I hope that that last paragraph doesn't come off as elitist or
anything. In any case, I'm pretty good at video games as well.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Ah geez, this section. Wouldn't the first thing someone notices
change from person to person?
I actually ended up asking some people what they thought, and one
of the answers that came up often was that I apparently come across
as very genuine. Which is good! Because I'd like to think I am
genuine. So... go me?
Hopefully that satisfies the requirements for this section.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
I am terrible at making favorites lists. For some reason, my mind
just doesn't really mentally organize stuff like that.
However, it is also lame to not have something here, so I'll make a
list of some of the things that I am enjoying currently or have
Books\Comics: Started reading the Locke & Key graphic novel
series recently and... I ended up reading all of it in the span of
two nights. It is really fucking good and I would recommend it to
everyone in the world. Also, the last part of the latest Avatar:
The Last Airbender graphic novel series came out recently, and it
was also awesome!
Movies\TV: I have been really lazy about seeing movies I want to
see lately. I need to see both the new Hobbit AND Catching Fire
before they leave theaters. For some reason I just haven't gotten
around to them yet.
Video Games: Playing through Assassin's Creed 4 right now, and
having a blast. Edward is a great character, even if he's not
exactly a great guy. Also still playing League of Legends, and I am
hoping to get into the Hearthstone closed beta, because that game
is tickling my desire for CCGs in a way that nothing has since
Magic back in high school and college.
Board\Tabletop Games: My friends and I are in the thick of our
"island game", which was inspired by Lost (but hopefully will have
a better ending). The game focuses fairly heavily on the
roleplaying and character aspects, which is a ton of fun with the
right group. I'd be happy to chat about it if you're interested!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Various things. I don't really have a favorite subject to think
about. Things will occur to me pretty much whenever and I'll just
follow that string of thoughts. I enjoy just the process of
thinking, and the subject doesn't really matter.
That said... I spend a lot of time thinking about myself. Not
necessarily in a narcissistic way, but more in an introspective
way. I like figuring out the underlying patterns of my own thoughts
and behavior, basically trying to understand, or at least catalog,
the "software" that I'm running on. I figure that not only is it
interesting, but it makes it easier to try to fix things about
myself that I don't like, or at least to be aware when I'm engaging
in those behavioral patterns that I've decided are undesirable.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Pretty much doing whatever. Typical hangout day for my friends in
Seattle is Saturday due to work schedules, so I'm either at home
relaxing with my kitties or out and about doing something or other.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Death scares the hell out of me. Sometimes when I'm thinking it
kind of hits me that I'm going to die and stop existing and there's
nothing I can really do about it. I guess it's kind of silly to
worry about something that you don't have any real control over,
but the thought of nonexistence scares me a lot. I mean, I really
Also, I think "The Touch" from the 1986 Transformers movie is a
poignant song. Hrm, maybe that one was a bit too private.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
-You want to have an interesting conversation about pretty much any
topic. Especially if it's a topic you think you have a neat
-You are honest and a good communicator. This one is pretty
important to me. I get frustrated and anxious when I feel like I
can't trust things that my friends say, like for example if one of
them says that they are okay with a particular thing when in fact
they are not okay with it. Don't do that! Be assertive and honest
about your needs!
-You want to swap pet stories. I've heard that talking about your
pets to other people is supposed to be considered self-indulgent or
something? Fuck that. Pets are awesome: I want to hear about yours,
and I would love to tell you about my two feline
-You aren't looking for "one true love" or anything like that. I
don't mean to disparage that particular outlook or anything, but
I've found that, for me at least, it's just not a great way to
start a relationship. I'd prefer to start out a little more casual
-- let's chat, meet up for hangouts somewhere, do whatever
activities both parties are comfortable with doing, and see what
comes of it.
-You have some feedback for my profile. Seriously, I've rewritten
this thing many times now and I feel like I might never be
satisfied. If you think it's too short, too long, is missing
information you'd like to know, has information that you found
extraneous, or whatever else, I want to hear about it!
-Or if you want to talk about or play some video games! :p
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