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otherandrew

32 M Bloomington, IN

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 2:28pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Overweight
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Sign
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, and doesn’t want any
Pets
Likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
I'm a former philosophy and library science student and a nerd- the sort of geek who's always into something I find interesting but most people don't. I like interesting TV shows like Rome, Buffy, and The Venture Brothers, but kind of ambivalent about TV itself. I'm a libertarian socialist (I favor anarchist communism but I think I'd be okay with anarcho-syndicalism), but given the political system we exist in, I tend to vote Democratic on harm-reduction principles. I believe very strongly in harm reduction and very little in being incapable of telling the difference between symbols and reality. I loathe Libertarianism, Objectivism, and the like. I'm omnivorous but very veg-friendly (I like tofu and don't understand why everyone doesn't). I don't believe in gods, ghosts, magic, or any of that sort of thing. I'm looking for some people to hang out with, conspire with, do things with.

I don't believe in monogamy at all and don't get into monogamous relationships. Just getting that out there, since that's something that's important to know. I prefer polyamory as a relationship model.

I'm built for skinny but am presently fat and have only my own habits to blame it on. I'm presently watching what I eat, but it's easier said than done.

I love wintery weather and consider the effort involved in getting around while it's snowy to be an acceptable price to pay for how pretty it is and for the delicious chill that cuts through the thickest coats. My favorite days are the ones where it's heavily overcast but isn't raining, cool and not so bright.
What I’m doing with my life
I did my undergraduate degree in philosophy with a focus on ethics, and I studied library science and information science at IU in hopes of helping people access information that can improve their lives. Of course, once you graduate, turns out nobody's hiring. Greeeeat. Until somebody wants to talk to me, I'm doing overnight tech support, and I can't decide if I love it or hate it. It fucks up my social life a bit, but so it goes.

I used to have a radio show on the campus station, where every Wednesday night I'd play two hours of goth, punk, darkwave, and industrial, but that became too much work to keep up with. I miss the shit out of it lately. I love gothic/industrial/synthpop music and always want to find more. I've never looked good in the clothes, sadly.

I like computer games pretty well. I have a Wii but not a lot of actual Wii games for it- I mostly use it to play emulated old games (I don't know how people own them and don't install Homebrew on them) and watch downloaded TV. My favorite games are the sort of wide-open RPGs you get on PC's- Fallout, Elder Scrolls, that sort of thing.

I really enjoy modern board and card games (Settlers of Catan, Battlestar Galactica, Illuminati, Puerto Rico, Dominion, Vinci/Small World, Arkham Horror, Agricola, Shadows Over Camelot, Tichu, and so on). I used to attend a weekly gaming night, but I work overnights now and it's hard to be up for it.
I’m really good at
Writing papers, recommending books, picking out and recommending scented candles (not like "here, you should like this" but "oh, you like x and y? you'd probably really like z!"), geeking out, giving backrubs, Katamari Damacy.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair. When it's more than about an inch and a half or so, my hair is curly as hell. When I was a kid, I used to hate it, but anymore I've come to accept it and even like the unruly tangles of it. Lately I've been keeping it short, and I think I like that for now.

If your first exposure to me is textual you'll probably notice that I use a lot of parenthetical phrases, which I try with variable success to control.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Terry Pratchett like wow, Neil Gaiman, George Orwell (I'm not the pretentious Anglophile those three in a row make me sound like), Iain M. Banks, early Poppy Z. Brite, Max Brooks, Sergei Lukyanenko, H.P. Lovecraft (speaking of Anglophiles and parenthetical phrases) is a racist douche but still amazing, Christopher Moore, Neal Stephenson, Charles Stross, Jhonen Vasquez. I read 2600, but only really get about half of it. I've got a bookshelf full of old tabletop RPG books even though I don't play role-playing games anymore. I'm gradually turning those books into board games. I also have a terrible weakness for Lovecraftian anthologies

I like some comic books- Superheroes mostly bore me (though Watchmen and Powers, which bring non-traditional takes on the concept, are okay), but Sandman, Transmetropolitan, and especially Hellblazer make me happy. I really wish Fables didn't have such awful, hateful politics. Preacher is built on some really shitty ideas about masculinity but is still fucked-up enough to be enjoyable. On the web, I like Questionable Content, SMBC, Nimona, Whomp, Awkward Zombie, Achewood, and that sort of thing.

Movies: Airplane, Aliens, The Blues Brothers, Buckaroo Banzai, Caddyshack, Casablanca, Clerks, Clue, Dogma, Duck Soup, Election, The Fisher King, Ghostbusters, Grosse Point Blank, Near Dark, Night of the Living Dead, The Princess Bride, Repo Man, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Saved!, Se7en, Shaun of the Dead, The Take, They Live, The Wicker Man (Christopher Lee version only, fuck that awful misogynist Nicolas Cage crap).

TV: Arrested Development, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I miss Daria, My Name is Earl, The Office, Rome, Scrubs, old Simpsons, Sons of Anarchy, Sopranos, Supernatural, Weeds. The Venture Brothers is my all-time favorite TV show and the recent Season 5 was probably the best yet.

Music: Angelspit, Apoptygma Berzerk, Ashbury Heights, Assemblage 23, Atom and his Package, Aus-Rotten, Bauhaus, The Birthday Massacre, Black Flag, Cabaret Voltaire, Christian Death , The Circle Jerks, Cocteau Twins, Concrete Blonde, Crass, Creature Feature, The Cruxshadows, The Cure, The Dead Kennedys, The Dead Milkmen, Depeche Mode, Dethklok, The Dresden Dolls, Fear Factory, Fetus, Front 242, Front Line Assembly, Gogol Bordello, Gorilla Biscuits, Helium Vola, Hocico, Jack Off Jill, KMFDM, Mindless Self-Indulgence, The Misfits, Mortiis, Napalm Death, Neuroactive, Nitzer Ebb, Obituary, Operation Ivy, Paralysed Age, Ramones, Rasputina, The Sex Pistols, The Sisters of Mercy (if this world has produced a better album than "Floodland" I would really appreciate your telling me), Skinny Puppy, SPK, The Suicide Machines, Sunshine Blind, ¡TchKung!, Test Dept, VNV Nation, Voltaire, Welle:Erdball, Wolfsheim, :wumpscut:, Xymox (Clan or otherwise), Zombie Girl. Anything by Ernst Horn will probably make me happy.

Food: I like a broad range of foods and cuisines. Favorites are Indian, Mexican and Italian, though I'm also fond of Chinese and Thai. Cajun food is amazing, but I have a low tolerance for spiciness. That's tragic, though my tolerance is up a bit lately. I really don't like shellfish, but a nice deep-fried cod or catfish with a couple of wedges of lemon to squeeze over it is pretty much the best thing ever. Sushi is happiness distilled into bite-sized pieces. I also love cheeseburgers more than is perhaps rational, and don't care if they're beef or plant matter. I've learned over time that purchasing Nutella will result in an empty jar of Nutella in a distressingly short time, so I don't buy Nutella much.
The six things I could never do without
good music, good books, games, a readily available variety of ethnic cuisines, radical politics, and Lil' Bub
I spend a lot of time thinking about
"How much does the existence of these profiles make finding things to discuss early on, which is necessary for ice-breaking and finding that baseline level of comfort, more difficult? One could argue that they allow us to break the ice without having to break it individually, permitting one to move on to greater knowledge and comfort more quickly, but I believe that the process of ice-breaking may itself be the creator of comfort. Anyway..."

"But the ontological argument fails because it proves only that were there a being which is the sum of all perfections, then existence would be one of its properties. It does nothing to demonstrate that such a being exists, which is surely an empirical task, and not a logical one."

You get the idea.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably at home, reading or playing video games. Or working, these days, since I work weekend overnights. See above re: social life.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 26–36
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You think I'd be interesting to talk to.

You're up nights- I've got nobody to spend time with when I'm up anymore.

I'd really like to meet somebody who likes the same kind of music that I do. I don't have anybody to listen to the Sisters with or gush over the new Angelspit at.

The use of homo/trans/etcphobic, racist, and sexist slurs offends you, and you don't have to check over your shoulders to make sure the room is racially and sexually homogeneous before telling jokes.

You're local- I simply can't do long-distance. Tried it, can't do it.