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My self-summary
I can't seem to write a short profile. Every time I try to make it shorter it just ends up growing. :(

So here's a TLDR:

I like:
- learning new things
- math/computer science
- teaching
- cuddling <3
- hugs
- cats
- playing boardgames
- playing computer games (single player, co-op and team based multiplayer ones)
- reading science fiction/fantasy literature and the stuff that falls in between (the atmosphere in Patricia McKillips books is really nice, some of the books by China Miéville are awesome and Haruki Murakami is just plain amazing. Also G. R. R. Martin's The Song of Ice and Fire series is excellent.)
- my taste in graphic novels seems to be some combination of non-mainstream manga (Yoshihiro Tatsumis translated gekiga collections and his autobiography about the birth of the gekiga style are some of my favourites) and some european more documentary style graphic novels like Persepolis and Logicomix, but I do read other stuff as well and try to look for more other kind of interesting stuff every now and then
- I like all kinds of movies and try to visit the bigger local film festivals every year (Love & Anarchy, Espoo Ciné and Docpoint). Usually I end up watching at least 70 movies at the festivals every year.
- I also really like singing
- one day I'd like to learn to play drums

I'm studying for the sake of studying. That is, I think stuff like programming languages, math and theoretical computer science is awesome, and the feeling you get when you finally understand something difficult or solve a challenging problem is something incredible.

I also really like teaching in the university environment. When you explain something to someone and you can see that you just got him/her to grasp something it makes you feel pretty good.

I don't seem to be the most stereotypical student since I really dislike working alone. I'm the sort of person who thinks solving mathematical problems can be a fun social activity and most of my solo projects tend to start collecting dust rather fast (or whatever it is that happens to forgotten bits on a hard drive). This has had the unfortunate effect of me not bothering with any theses, but I'm working on it.

When I'm not studying or working I'm most likely spending time with my friends, quite often playing board games or video games with them.

When I'm alone, I spend time reading books and graphic novels, playing video games and watching movies, TV series and documentaries. I like visiting the local film festivals (most notably Rakkautta & Anarkiaa, Espoo Ciné and Docpoint).

I have a tendency to get really focused on something and forget about everything else. For example, I've watched over 40 movies during a 10 day film festival. I'm not very good at following social mediums, as I kind of forget about them every now and then. Though a smart phone and a tablet have helped with this.
What I’m doing with my life
Wondering if the academic world is for me.
I’m really good at
Teaching, specifically teaching computer programming and math. I guess I'm also pretty good at studying.

I really like singing, but I have no idea if I'm any good at it. I'd also like to one day know how to play drums, but so far I haven't done anything towards that beyond playing Rock Band.
The first things people usually notice about me
My awesome red beard. The color of which you can't see because for some reason I uploaded a black & white photo. I guess I should find a good color photo.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This used to be a really long list of everything. But since this stuff makes for a pretty good conversation topic and the old list was unbearably long anyways, I guess I'll just mention that I have favorites among the following kinds of things:
- Movies
- TV series
- Novels
- Graphic Novels
- Video Games
- Board Games
- Music
Six things I could never do without
The only thing I really couldn't live without would be other people, or more specifically my friends. Though living without computers or not being able to study math or computer science would definitely be weird. And living without music wouldn't be fun.
On a typical Friday night I am
Doing something with my friends, like watching a movie or playing some games. If I'm not with my friends, then I'm probably reading a book or playing a video game.

Or if there's a party with singstars or other karaoke games involved I'll definitely be there.
You should message me if
If you would like to
- cuddle and get to know each other
- maybe play some games with me
- or maybe have a nice chat

You should also message me because I have a serious lack of initiative and I'll just spend a year wondering what a perfect first message looks like before I manage to write one.
The two of us