Personality-wise, I am generally pretty silly and self-mockingly sarcastic. I have few friends, but they are all people I can trust my life to. In general, I try my best to be kind to the people I meet without being softhearted when harsh things need to be said, but it's a tough line to draw sometimes.
In terms of skills I have, I would say that I'm well versed in math, physics, most racquet sports, piano, flute, writing, and cooking.
Once, a bunch of friends and I were chatting in a noisy classroom, and somehow we were on the topic of mathematical inverses of real-life things. And then someone asked what the inverse of shit is, and I replied "Isn't it just food? If you think of our body as an operator, food is inverse shit." And then everyone in the ENTIRE classroom stopped talking and looked over at me. And I wasn't speaking very loudly either...
My favorite book series is probably Animorphs. People make fun of me for it all the time, but I still think it's one of the best stories ever told. In general, science fiction is my favorite genre. However, being a researcher in the field usually makes me way too picky, so I find myself enjoying fantasy novels more often.
I love playing video games, and I am a proponent of competitive gaming. My favorite single-player game is the Metal Gear Solid franchise, which I think has one of the most profound storyline ever conceived. As for competitive gaming, I think Super Smash Bros. Melee has the deepest competitive gameplay, and is therefore the most rewarding and enjoyable.
2) My friends.
5) A good story.
6) Food made for enjoyment.
-Why the entropy of the universe is ever increasing when all fundamental forces are conservative forces.
-The well-being of people around me.
-My research on adaptive controls.
-The next story I'm gonna write.
-Playing video games
-Reading a book
-When life gets bad, in a dimly-lit computer lab running simulations for research.
You wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of horses neighing. Your horses are trained to remain quiet at night, so you wonder what could be causing them to be so riled up. You decide to go and calm them down. Just as you arrive at the stable, you hear a sound behind you and...