writing-forgot
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My self-summary
My greatest fear is going to bed at night the same person I woke up as.
What I’m doing with my life
Just a student trying to save the world.

Side projects at the moment are becoming a better swing dancer, getting better at front-end development, and learning category theory.

Splitting my time between Boston, MA and Oxford, UK.
I’m really good at
I invent worlds. Sometimes it's practical, policy focused: what would a world in which we had private tutors look like? Tutoring is a respected domain for polymaths, people who don't want to specialize in one field of knowledge.

Sometimes it's idle: what if there was a town filled with only effective altruists, people who valued each other's goals and supported each other because they knew that that was the best way to achieve their own goals.

Sometimes it's fantastical: I started off wanting to replicate a city. Then I wanted an RPG with a non-rules-light deterministic combat system (Which is completely doable given hidden information). Then I wanted a magic system where nature magic is opposed to tossing fireballs around, and mental magic is regarded as evil like it should be. Then i started thinking about the philosophical implications for Aristotelians in a world where magic does seem to respond to intent and spells seem to have purpose (which is actually generated by the subconscious, but that idea won't really be around for a while yet). Then it was back to writing constitutions for the various polities.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Nonfiction: Foreign Affairs, New York Times, and the Economist are my news sources, Cesare Beccaria's Essay on Crime and Punishments, is far funnier than it has any right to be, and Ex Urbe and Slate Star Codex are my favorite blogs.

Fiction: Jacques The Fatalist, for some post-modernist enlightenment-era brilliance. Max Gladstone is brilliant and very philosophical in his worldbuilding. I see way too much of myself in Kvothe, and am looking forward to Too Like The Lightning.

Fanfiction: HPMOR and The Last Ringbearer. If you don't know them, I ask that you look them up before dismissing them as mere fanfics.

Movies: Moonrise Kingdom, the Swedish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Avengers, Black Widow 1: The Winter Soldier. This is a sample that approximates the mean?

Shows: West Wing, Firefly, Black Books, Scandal.

Music: Jay Psaros, Sassafrass, Amy Kucharik, any gospel song I can Lindy to.
The six things I could never do without
H20, O2, Adenosine Triphosphate, smartass answers, my notepad, and a pencil.
On a typical Friday night I am
Swing dancing, playing Puerto Rico or Werewolf or Contact, or writing/reading.
You should message me if
You want to wander around in a nature reserve for a few hours, talking about meta-ethics and sociology.

I'm looking for a mind at work.

Long term I'm looking for a committed relationship (not monogamous, preferably, but committed) with someone I can build a life with, and if that sounds interesting I'd love to hear from you, but I'm also quite happy meeting people I can dance with and flyt with and kiss like we never have to do anything else.
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