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  • Ages 18–27
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My details

Last online
Oct 4
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
5' 11" (1.80m)
Body Type
Atheism and it’s important
Working on Post grad
Might want kids
Has cats
English (Fluently), Chinese (Somewhat)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm Charlie. I'm not very outgoing, less of a social butterfly and more of a social caterpillar.

I read a novel called Three Kingdoms my freshman year of high school. It was AWESOME, but also confusing. The novel, being from a culture I was completely unfamiliar with, was full of allusions to historical events and persons totally unknown to me. So I went and bought a book about China, and discovered that CHINESE HISTORY FUCKING ROCKS! So I read everything I could about the subject, majored in it in college (dual major History / Chinese Studies), and now I'm here trying to apply all that book learning to practical problems.
What I’m doing with my life
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I am working on my Master's in International Relations with a concentration in U.S. Foreign Policy toward China. Then it's off to a life of service with the United States Government (or whoever else will take me).

I'm a junior editor at a minor IR publication.

In personal terms, I'm trying to master Mandarin and lose some of this excess flab. Some goals are proceeding better than others...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Not writing dating site profiles, that's for sure!

I was really good at Quizbowl in high school. Never went pro, though...
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My mustache has a gap in the middle. It has always been this way, and it looks like I will be sporting an inverse-Chaplin for the rest of my life.

I am also fat. Very very fat.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Frank Herbert's Dune, Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy, most of Philip K. Dick's works but especially Ubik, A Scanner Darkly, and Man in the High Castle. Everything and I mean EVERYTHING by Neal Stephenson (anyone who tells you Anathem is bad is a LIAR). The Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin (R+L=J dammit). Nobody doesn't love Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett. Stanislaw Lem's His Master's Voice. Foucalt's Pendulum.

As for non-fiction: The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy, The End of Poverty by Jeff Sachs, and Jervis's Perception and Misperception in International Politics have probably shaped my worldview the most. White House Burning, despite the inflammatory title, is actually worth a read re: modern politics.

I can't omit Three Kingdoms, the book that literally changed my life. It's kind of a slog, though. Also, IT HAS SPOILERS IN THE CHAPTER TITLES!

Movies: I am a certified James Bond junkie (except for Roger Moore's stuff, bleh). Also: Children of Men, Lord of the Rings, Monty Python's works, Die Hard, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Space Mutiny (but only the MST3K riff), Burn After Reading, Highlander (There can be only One!).

TV: Law & Order, Battlestar Galactica, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Firefly, Archer, The Office, 30 Rock, Mythbusters, Top Gear, Red Dwarf, Star Trek (except Voyager), The Spoony Experiment (not strictly speaking a TV show but it fits best here), Monk, Psych, is Boardwalk Empire still on? (I haven't gotten HBO in a few years), the Walking Dead,

Music: Honestly, I'm not much of a music person. I like to have something on in the background sometimes, but I'm just not *in* to it. The last album I bought was a collection of Central Asian folk music that came with I book I bought.

Food:Pretty unsophisticated. I would probably try to eat a fossil is there was enough mozzarella on it.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Air: ~3 minutes
Water: ~3 days
Food: ~couple of weeks
Being a smartass:
(Man, I thought I was so funny when I wrote that)

Okay, for realsies:
1. My cat Daisy. She keeps me grounded, and is a good listener.
2. Something to read. If I finish my book on the bus I'll panic and start reading the bus schedule. If I use your bathroom I will read your shampoo bottles.
3. The internet. My computer imploded recently and it was stressful not being able to go online and find out what was happening in the world this instant.
4. My friends. They are few in number but we are strong in our bonds.
5. Public Transit.
6. Libraries: books are expensive, yo. Also: database access.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How to accomplish my goals from where I am in my life right now.
Current events, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.
The discourse-analysis and constructivist approaches to studying international relations.
How awesome the future can be.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Prepping for D&D night. Catching up on that week in TV. Catching up on that week's Youtube cat videos. Settling down in my comfy chair with a good book.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over. want a...what's the inverse of a Sugar Daddy? Parasite? (This is a joke making fun of how poor I am. I don't actually expect you to give me stuff.) think "read any good books lately?" is a good conversation starter (give me a break, it's all I've got!) (This is not a joke. Seriously, ctrl+f "social caterpillar".) thought #1 up there was a good joke. have a life-changing book you'd like to tell me about.