Disclaimer, part deux: I also just realize that a friend of mine had, a long while ago, gone through and commented on various parts of my profile. I guess at some point OkC changed the way that works and just converted those comments to italics with no reference to said friend, so it probably appeared as if I was a little crazy. I promise I wasn't talking to myself! Those comments have been removed. Haha.
"The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason."
I couldn't have summed up better my feelings on the subject.
If I must do the obligatory salutation, I will shun the novel approach and instead say only this: If you can forgive my graceless social idiosyncrasies (shy and nervous, not rude and obnoxious), then it is very likely we will get along; I just won't say much at first. After I get to know you a little better (and typically after you get me fired up about something REALLY interesting like how the universe got started or on what new technology Google is working [my interests are by no means limited to these two areas]) I'll open up and speak more. I won't hide my opinion either way, but I'm generally a listener.
Also, if you are religious, don't be intimidated by me. First, being intimidated by me is not unlike being scared of an old man sitting in a park alone: it's just silly. Second, just because I have a different opinion doesn't mean I think you shouldn't have your own. In fact, that's the real problem, isn't it? I'd be a hypocrite to say you shouldn't be allowed to think what you want. But if you ARE a bible thumper (neither bible nor god need to be capitalized, in my opinion) who thinks there is something wrong with being attracted to the same sex or that the Earth is only around 6000 years old or similar such ridiculous things, chances are we won't get along. Just trying to save us some time.
Well, looks like I did manage to turn it into a novel, eh? :)
Oh, if I have to say the usual...I play guitar, drums (when I have them), video games, I love anything to do with computers and/or technology, I read the hell out of books, I can't get enough music and my taste is all over the map, Adult Swim is about the only thing I watch on TV (and Lost and Mythbusters and MMA), I love comics, I love movies, blah blah blah...