I like reading, writing and learning new things in general.
My favorite defense mechanisms are intellectualization and humor.
I have an undergrad degree in Biotechnology and remain passionately interested in how life works.
I'm honest, blunt and loyal. I prefer people who are willing to be direct and speak their minds, solve problems rationally, and get on with their lives. But I'm usually cautious till I get the measure of a person. With kindred souls this can take hours or days, with others, weeks or months. But good friends grow towards each other over time.
I believe that anyone who loves reading Tolkien is worth talking to. I used to do archery and fencing, rock climbing, and paintballing but haven't had the time or opportunity lately.
Together, Terry Pratchet and myself are the living embodiments of sarcasm. We have sold a combined total of roughly 40 million books worldwide.
I've been a teacher, an e-learning specialist, a professional writer and a web developer. I've done a little bit of work with augmented reality, which was fun, but there's not a big enough market for that kind of thing to keep me busy full time.
For those into Myers Briggs, I'm an INTP. What made Myers- Briggs so darn popular, anyways?