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29 Sherman, TX Man


I’m looking for

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  • Ages 24–38
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Last online
Today – 5:44pm
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body type
A little extra
Graduated from university
Rather not say
Seeing Someone
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), Arabic (Fluently), German (Okay), C++ (Okay), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I very rarely send out messages even if I rated you highly. Why not? Well, it's either because:
- I thought highly of your profile but did not want to actually talk to or date you for some reason
- or I've been a bit busy and not able to sit down and compose a good message
- or because I've had enough bad experiences on here and am not looking to have more repeats of the same.
So do feel free to send me a message even if I didn't send you one first.

One of my life mottos is:
Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito

The other:
Du mußt steigen oder sinken, // Du mußt herrschen und gewinnen, // Oder dienen und verlieren, // Leiden oder triumphieren, // Amboß oder Hammer sein - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Audiophile, philosopher, reader, debater, and self-avowed geek. Looking for a serious, long-term relationship or just friends.

Before you read any further, please note that your profile is my first glimpse of you as a person, so I evaluate based on that. Common mistakes that make me cringe: grammatical errors, "txt" speak, using words that do not exist, using words like "paradigm" and others that show you're treating this like a job application, having a group photo but not one of just yourself, and swearing on your profile page. Seriously, if you couldn't think of a better way to say it then don't put it here.

Also, I do not date anyone who identifies as:
Statist (fascist, socialist, communist, etc. If you love the state more than liberty, this includes you)
Anti-freedom (see above)
Anti-male (seriously, why would you even look at my profile?)
Pro-war (truly defensive wars are fine, but don't think for a moment that bombing Syria counts as defensive, nor any of our recent engagements in the past few hundred years)
Pro-aggression (This includes anyone who thinks that it's perfectly fine to impose their beliefs on others by force, whether on their own or by using the government's guns. I adhere to the Non-Aggression Principle)
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Work, work, and some more work. Plus I'm doing a lot of reading for random things. I firmly believe that education does not end with school... and unfortunately the two seem to be growing more exclusive. I recently graduated again so I have more time to do the reading I wish to do. I also listen to several podcasts both for learning and for fun.
Beyond that, I'm trying to find a job in a more free state. Connecticut has told its residents time and time again that it hates us and only seeks to control and exploit us. I welcome anyone who is bold enough to debate me on that fact.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Working with my hands (mostly in making things, such as in assembling and painting historical figures miniatures or in casting lead), holding a solid conversation, knowing a bunch of random and mostly useless yet fun trivia.
I'm hoping to assemble a miniature set of at least one significant battle: the list has been narrowed down to [First] Battle of Breitenfeld, Lützen (1642), Poltava/Pultowa, Siege of Yorktown (1781) and the Battle of Talavera (1809).
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Facial hair. I've always got it in some form.
No, I'm not going to try to be witty here or force an "I'm so awesome" comment; people usually notice the facial hair first, or the way that I carry myself.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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For music, be warned that I am an audiophile. Music is my third strongest passion; it is truly intense. (The first passion is for G-d, the second is for liberty) I like a bit of everything but am classically educated, for music and more. I grew up on a lot of classical music (particularly Eastern European), jazz (lots of big band but also some combos), and classic rock (just about anything on the oldies radio stations and then some). This led to my absolute love of progressive music: rock, metal, folk, and more. See below for a list of musical tastes.

Reading consists of philosophy, history, science (mostly physics), mathematics, sci-fi, and fantasy, often but not always in that order of desire. Philosophy and other books tends to be along the lines of classics like Goethe, Kant, and the Greeks. I like most kinds of history but dwell most in the areas of military, scientific, and European history.

I also read a fair amount of political and economic histories, mostly along the lines of Murray Rothbard and Tom Woods.

As much as I enjoy making fun of the bad movies a la MST3K, I do enjoy good films. My tastes are not quite as varied as my musical tastes but they are interesting. I do not do horror films, but most other genres are fine by me. Oh, and for the few of you who are Wittertained and understand this, hello to Jason Isaacs.

I like an odd assortment of tastes for food, something in common with my musical tastes. I enjoy Thai, Indian, and other ethnic foods that tend to be obscure or specialties.

Even though I sincerely doubt any of you here cares enough about this, here are some groups and artists I enjoy in no order nor grouping:

Ayreon/Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Dvorak, particularly the Symphony 9, the New World
Mussorgsky, as the name might suggest
Dream Theater, especially such albums as Six Degrees and Train of Thought
Nightwish with Tarja, not the new singer
Porcupine Tree for relaxation and reading
Loreena McKennitt
Liquid Tension Experiment
Petra, mostly 1985 and prior (with Volz singing)
Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, as a quartet with Howard Levy as the best
Symphony X
Marillion - I could fall into Misplaced Childhood and other old albums for hours
Five Iron Frenzy
The OC Supertones
Kamelot, at least until they lost their touch after Ghost Opera (the Faust material was the unquestionable best)
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Van Canto

And too much more to list. At last count, my active/regular collection is over 80 gigabytes... and that doesn't count the stuff I don't have room for on my computer!

Favorite authors:
Johann von Goethe
Murray N. Rothbard
Dr. Thomas E. Woods (a.k.a. Tom Woods)
J. R. R. Tolkien
Timothy Zahn
Larry Correia
George Orwell
Douglas Adams (42!)
Terry Pratchett
C.S. Lewis

Favorite poets:
Robert Browning

Favorite comic books and series:
Mouse Guard
Schlock Mercenary
G.I. Joe
and just about anything by J. Michael Straczynski, Joss Whedon, and Gail Simone

The Peter Schiff Show
A lot from the Ludwig von Mises Institute
Irish and Celtic Music Podcast
BBC shows (Analysis, Kermode and Mayo's Film Review, In Our Time, History Hour, 5Live Football Daily, Scotland's Funny Bits)
NPR shows (Car Talk, Ask Me Another, News from Lake Wobegon, and "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me")

I very rarely watch television, but I like the following shows currently airing:
Doctor Who
The Mentalist
Castle [because who doesn't love Captain Malcom Re..... um, I mean Nathan Fillion]
Top Gear (UK version, NOT the American one)

I also love watching old shows like:
Babylon 5
The Prisoner
Red Dwarf
Firefly (and Serenity)
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Law & Order (original)
and anything from the DC Animated Universe (Batman, Superman, Justice League, etc.)

The "Sharpe" series [also qualifies as television, I guess]
The Princess Bride
The first three Jack Ryan films
Robocop 1+2
Die Hard
The Fifth Element
And a bit here and there of quality comedies, action, westerns and good sci-fi schlock (such as The Last Starfighter)

Most of the stuff that I do watch is old; finding anything new of quality is quite rare and I don't waste my time on it. If you think that vulgarity is funny purely on its own merit (as with almost every comedy show and film these days), or that meaningless explosions (a la Michael Bay) make a good film, or that dancing around mostly naked makes a good singer, or that some random rapper yelling and swearing about how awesome he is qualifies as music... I don't think we'd have a lot to say to each other.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no order:
My music collection
My freedom
My family
My friends
My faith
#6 - you'll just have to find out in person
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Music, philosophy, history, the future, politics

Also: why 80% or more of all the women open with being "down to earth." What is that even supposed to mean if virtually everyone is that way? What's the opposite of that? I'm guessing: "Hi, I'm a girl disconnected from Earth and perhaps from space!"
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At home either with a good book, a few movies, marathon sessions of a TV show, or with one of my hobbies. Or playing games (normally of the tabletop/minatures, board, or card variety) with my friends. Of course, that's if I'm not working that night.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I judge people on their musical tastes. If you only list rap, hip-hop, and or artists that are currently on pop radio then chances are quite slim that we'll get along well. I'm not expecting tastes to line up perfectly with mine, indeed far from it, but it would be nice to have at least some variety and maybe even commonality (in genre if nothing else).
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
-You have any interest in me or my own interests. Do ask any questions as I'll almost* certainly respond and answer them.

-You actually know how to have a conversation.

-You enjoy someone who can just as easily debate politics and philosophy as easily as talking about the sillier things in life.

-You would rather have a good relationship than a one-night stand.

-You are NOT a socialist, "progressive," or anyone else who thinks forcing your ideology on others at gunpoint is a good idea.

*Spammers and idiots will be ignored. Remember, there's no such thing as a stupid question, just a lot of inquisitive idiots ;)