rikudi
26 Mississauga, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
Technology is my occupation. Literature, my preoccupation. Give me a good narrative any day of the week, I don't care if you wrap it up in a book, movie, TV show, video game, or webcomic.
I'm an introvert but not shy. I take my time when making friends and like to keep the good ones around.
I have been influenced by too many value systems and lifestyles (East/West, Gay/Hetero-normative, Mainstream/Geek etc) to consider any one of them definitive of a "normal life". I think life is what you make of it and these times are particularly exciting.
What I’m doing with my life
I am an Engineering graduate by day and a gamer and reader by night.
I’m really good at
- Not avoiding the comments sections of webpages.

- Coding.

- Hosting boardgames events at my place.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A list of my favorite books would be too long for this page. I grew up on Enid Blyton and Agatha Christie. I devoured Tolkien, Rowling and C. S. Lewis during my early teens. In my mid to late teens, I found "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" and used its sequel "Lila" to frame my intellectual thinking. I admire Guy Gavriel Kay, especially for "Ysabel", and Miriam Toews for "A Complicated Kindness". I have read a few classics too, the most memorable of which are "The Magic Mountain", "Pride and Prejudice" and "Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero".

Movies:
Big Fish
Pan's Labyrinth
Coraline
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Black (Bollywood movie)

TV Shows:
Arrested Development
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Being Erica
FmA:B
Cowboy Bebop
Currently hooked on "Episodes".

Video Games:
Dragon Age
Age of Wonders
Kingdom Hearts
Super Hexagon

Board Games:
Dominion
We didn't play test this at all
Last Night on Earth
Munchkin

Music: My tastes are quite pliable in this department.

Food: Italian, Indian and Thai cuisines rank at the top. Others depend on the restaurant.
The six things I could never do without
- Time set aside for introspection.
- Meaningful conversation.
- Playing board-games with friends.
- Meaningful shows that make me think [like "Being Erica" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender"].
- Good food.
- Good books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I love to "concoct elaborate fantasy scenarios" in which I am the lead character :D
http://xkcd.com/208/

I sometimes struggle with and sometimes come to terms with the related ideas of Identity (what qualifies as "I"?) and Transience (is any thing permanent?). And I wouldn't be the first person to day dream about a hopeless romance either.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having dinner and a movie (or two) with friends.
Video gaming with friends or by myself.
Or reading.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
is that I think it is okay to talk to a math problem IF there is no one else around AND it helps you solve it.
You should message me if
- you like what you read.
- you like what you see.
- you just want to chat about this or that.
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