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I'm a pretty geeky guy, really. I'm a huge fan of martial arts
movies, an avid gamer - more in the tabletop than video game realm
these days, but still - and a huge fan of watching really bad
movies with friends. There's not a lot I like more than something
bad enough to be funny.
Beyond that, I love learning about other cultures and studying
history...really, in another life, I'd be an anthropologist. I was
pretty tempted in this one! I still love learning about religion
and folk beliefs - especially old-school beliefs in magic. People
have believed some pretty amazing stuff, and while I don't buy into
any of it, almost all of it is really cool.
But even more than that, I like finding information and helping
other people find it. It's like the best parts of being a detective
combined with an excuse to learn about practically any subject!
What I’m doing with my life
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I've just graduated from a Master's program to become a librarian.
I'm still looking for full-time work with the degree - I love
helping people find things out, and that's really the part of the
job I love most, but right now I'm just a part-time supervisor at
the University of Hartford library.
I also spend a lot of time writing or researching topics for my
writing. Lately, I've been a medieval history kick - the weird kind
of history. (Once upon a time, the entire country of Hungary was
given to the Virgin Mary, to be ruled in her stead by a crown. True
fact. There was also a French greyhound that got venerated as a
saint by locals.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I like to think I'm a good writer, and generally good with trivia,
especially about history or anthropology. As you may have guessed,
it's a passion of mine!
I'm also pretty awesome at making gyro. Not many other kinds of
food, but gyro? Gyro I have handled.
And I'm amazing at finding information. You want to know something?
If I can't find it, I can at least find out where to find it. I've
spent my whole life doing this - helping my dad with his ghost
hunting research, helping track down old books, helping friends
find new things they'd like to read or play. It's fun!
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably the beard. It grows in pretty fast, so even just after
I've trimmed it tends to be pretty noticeable. I take care of it,
though, no one likes a neckbeard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love pretty much anything by Terry Pratchett or Guy Gavriel Kay,
along with history books. I'm really into shows like Psych or
Leverage, too, though I have a horrible habit of stopping watching
shows halfway into their run for some reason. Cleverness and humor
are important in my entertainment. I'd say my absolute favorite TV
show, though, is The Genius - it's a Korean show about very smart
people playing deceptively simple games. Oh, and kung fu movies. I
love watching some well-choreographed martial arts. (My personal
favorites change pretty often, but Drunken Master, Ip Man and
Crouching Tiger are all up there.)
I also enjoy bad movies in general, the goofier the better.
Music-wise, I've been listening to some old swing jazz lately, some
power metal, and pretty much anything by Rush. Other than that, my
tastes are rather eclectic - I just listen to things I happen to
find, and have relatively little ability to speak knowledgeably
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Do 'books' count as one thing? Books. I need something to
Computers - without them, my work would be impossible.
My family, definitely. They've helped me out a lot.
Libraries - I love 'em. Same with bookstores, but I'd really call
them variants on the same theme. They're amazing places just to be
Dogs - I couldn't own one in my apartment, and I never realized how
much I missed my family's dog until then.
And last, weird facts. I don't know what I'd do if I were to run
out of new, weird tidbits to learn. Fortunately, that doesn't seem
likely any time in the next century.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
History. I love to think about history, really, and what could have
been. More ancient than modern - I'm really most fascinated by
medieval European and Islamic history and ancient Chinese history,
but it can all be really cool.
Other than that? Trying to make my the communities of my hobbies
more friendly and accepting. It's not much, but every little bit
helps, right? Some of my friends got me thinking about this and I
haven't really wanted to stop.
Oh yeah - and what silly faux-period outfit is most interesting to
look at. (For my money, it's usually swashbuckling and big,
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Chatting with my friends and planning out some grand adventure for
them. Alternatively, working on some writing project or other.
Sometimes, watching movies or cartoons and making fun of them with
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've never been able to visit a new place without getting lost at
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