Soon after I joined OKC I wrote here, "I am attracted to the intricate mechanism of the world". I've kept that in my profile since then, sometimes with no explanation, sometimes with overexplanation. If you get it immediately, please message me right now and skip my upcoming overexplanation.
The intricate mechanism of the world is the acknowledgement that the "Renaissance scholar" has become an impractical ideal. There was a time when you could aspire to be a serious scholar of everything there was to know about the world, and 3000 books was a library fit for a king. (The Bibliotheca Corviniana of King Matthias Corvinas the Just of Hungary, collected between 1460 and 1490.) Granted that the goal was out of reach then, nevertheless even the aspiration is out of reach today. But what we still can do is know a little about a lot of things, and understand the connections between what we know. Link-surfing Wikipedia with 30 tabs open is a playful expression of exploration of the intricate mechanism of the world; undertaking that on a grand scale is what turns me on.
Things I like to do with other people: listen to live music, watch good and bad movies, overanalyze those movies, that and other good conversation while eating good food, while walking around in good weather, while drinking alcohol, while drinking coffee, while making out, while hanging out. Any of those while on boat rides, or camping trips, or hikes, or being lazy. Aikido, of course. I'd love to date another aikidoka; but as long as you're willing to indulge my mania for it, no problem.
I am anfractuous, mercurial, and eggheaded
:: Somehow, OKCupid decided to collapse all the different foreign-language descriptions they asked you to write into a single description, and then they put "German" before "English". Also, they got rid of the "three adjectives" model and appended it to the description. Really, why? These were not changes for the better.
Ich war einmal Austauschschüler in Nordenham, Niedersachsen. Seitdem hab' ich deutsch als Haupfach auf der Uni studiert, dann alles wieder vergessen.
Wenn Du mir gutes, echt deutsches Science-Fiction vorschlagen könntest, wäre ich sehr dankbar!