I've recently decided the best word for my sexuality is queer (despite my general discomfort with such a fuzzy word), and my spiritual side is a capital "A" Hard Atheist. I'm considering adopting the term Anti-theist, but I don't feel as though it's something I can do with a clean conscience until I've joined a freethinkers group... Organized religion continues to cause a great deal of harm to the world and my home nation in particular. Individual spiritual practices are usually more harmless than that. Usually. If you want to know more than most would care to: I've got a journal post entitled "My Personal Faith(lessness)" that you can check out.
The ideals that get me all riled up are as follows:
Freedom of Speech+,
Freedom of Religion+,
The Bible (Not believing it starts with understanding it after all)-,
Heteronormative Nonsense-, and
I can keep my tongue on a lot of this most of the time, but I've been known to get pretty animated over some of it. It's also true facts that I have no inside voice.
A lot of people on this site throw around the words "nerdy" and "geeky" to communicate things as mundane as their enjoyment of books or video games... Why don't you gobble yourself down some Red Pill, Neo -- and I'll let you know what those terms can really mean:
I haven't purchased a video game system since I saved my allowance forever to buy an 8-bit Nintendo in grade school... But make no mistake about it; I game. I'll game the Dickens out of you if you're into that sort of thing. I Dungeoneer a few Dragons here and there, Poker and Spades are my favorites with a standard deck, and Catan is a second home. I've got somewhere between 5-10,000 Magic cards collecting dust in the closet, as well as an Ulduar 25-geared Gnome Mage and matching Human Priest who've been on ice since mid '09. Lately, though, it's been near-obsession with Dastot, Urist, Cerol, their ilk, and dealing with the insanely dumb things they do (as well as their booze addled shenanigans) in Dwarf Fortress.
Since moving to Pittsburgh my focus has been being social with my friends so roleplaying and boardgaming have taken over my more reclusive gaming habits. I'm sorely disappointed in the NPR station available in this city, though -- so I've had to catch the web and podcasts of my favorite stuff when I get a hankerin'.
I turn just about anything math-centered into a spreadsheet (budgets, diet/excercise, etc.), I'm disappointed in myself if a major meme hits the interwebs for longer than a week and I don't catch wind of it, my Gmail is split into 20-some different self-sorting categories. I really don't enjoy Apple's proprietary nonsense, and I get together with my best friends every Sunday to watch Venture Brothers and Metalocalypse. Oh -- and I have the hyper-white habit of speaking in English to its most proper. I'm one of those people who actually enjoys being corrected when he does anything wrong with his primary tongue. My casual writing is frought with elipses and dashes, though -- to match the meter of my actual speech.
I love hanging out, having good conversation, watching movies of all types, and using the Harvard Comma.