38Tallahassee, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a total softy with only the tiniest bit of bastard mixed-in. Y'know, for flavoring.

I can offer a challenging game of Scrabble, and make a good co-op crossword partner, too.

People are very important to me. I find great satisfaction in providing help and support to friends, and in plundering the vast treasures of the world with them.

My humor leans on wry wit and subtler satire. A quip, to me, is most amusing when it flies just enough under the radar that only one other person in the room catches it.

Or, at least, it helps to tell myself that when nobody else laughs.

Having recently established contact with a number of selves in parallel universes, I've learned that I might easily have become an eternally-struggling comedian; a cult-favorite character actor; a writer/illustrator of a line of popular graphic novels which are much better than the movie; three unruly ghosts; and a cigar-chomping war photojournalist with a missing eye and a heart of gold.

I am, so-far, my only self to have developed a parallel universe communication relay. So, yay, me!
What I’m doing with my life
General hobbies include illustration, boxing, climbing, computer science, brewing, cinematography, photography, programming, hideous, drunken karaoke, acting, and dancing.

Lately I've been on a pretty huge photography kick. Can't stop taking photos.

I love to dance. What I lack in ability, I make up for with oblivity - and I will go all night.

Weddings represent my favorite dancing venue, by far.

I'm trying to expand on my otherwise utilitarian cooking skills. I've got a few good recipes, like spicy shrimp pasta with arugula and cream sauce. You'd love it. I'll make it for you sometime.
I’m really good at
Climbing. I was born monkey-hearted. I'm not a skilled boulderer, or anything. I actually have relatively little finger strength for that kind of work. However, if I'm, say, canoeing about and happen across a big tree with that perfectly-angled branch arcing out over the middle of the creek, I will likely be right up it. And then down it again. Repeat, until yelled-at.

Piracy. Apparently, I can talk a mean Pirate. Here's me winning the Talk-Like-a-Pirate Contest at the Texas Renaissance Festival:

Wit. Desert-dry. More often than not I prefer sliding comments in just under the radar - so they aren't clearly humorous at all (convenient excuse). It doesn't always work out, but when it does I find it more amusing than obvious sarcasm or loud clowning. Quite useful for discerning when people are actually listening, too.

Diplomacy. I'm patient, empathetic, and generally prefer to see people at ease.

Dancing With Enthusiasm. Perhaps not with any great measure of grace, or style - but I love to move, and I'm not shy about it. Shake, shake, shake. Repeat, until yelled-at.

Kids and Animals. With them, rather. I love them. We generally get on well. I suspect it might be as reaction to my comfort and cheer towards them. I like to believe I'd make a good dad, someday.

Abusing Commas. I don't know why I do it. I keep a comma farm and get twisted pleasure out of subjecting the poor guys to labor completely unnecessarily in shamefully-convoluted sentences. Not in this section. This is their coffee break.
The first things people usually notice about me
The eyebrows go into that cocked thing entirely of their own accord. They can get pretty animated .. Let's go with eyebrows.

OK, apparently the eyebrows are fairly well-received.

Gaze upon their artful cockedness, and know the intensity of my mental processes.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace is my literary messiah); Game of Thrones; Confederacy of Dunces; Dune; [[Oryx and Crake; Guns, Germs, and Steel; One Hundred Years of Solitude; The Time-Traveller's Wife

Film: Leon; Children of Men; Serenity; Brick; Amelie; The Goonies; Dune; nearly anything by the Coens, Wes Anderson, Charlie Kaufman, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet

I cut the cable, but there are some series worth picking up by other means.
TV: Game of Thrones; Breaking Bad; Community; Archer; Justified; Firefly; Deadwood

Beck - Timebomb
Julia Kent - Dorval
Air - Alpha Beta Gaga
Audionom - Kein Bock
Teddybears - Punkrocker
Modest Mouse - Float On
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
The Shins - Phantom Limb
Röyksopp - Happy Up Here
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Built to Spill - Conventional Wisdom
Cassettes Won't Listen - 429 Lonesome Hearts
Filter, The Duke Spirit, The Go! Team, MGMT, 22-20s, Guster
.. There's a special place in my heart for 80s pop: Take on Me, Hold Me Now, Tempted, I Want to Know What Love Is

Food: Sushi; Pesto-based Pizza; Basmati Rice; Korma; Gyros; Steak; Perfect Burgers; Coconut Milk Curry; Pad Thai; Phở
Six things I could never do without
Acoustic resonance, the contagious cheer and enthusiasm of a large family gathering, the feel of the world slowly gathering itself together before dawn, the bizarre, pure reasoning of children, witnessing altruism, the excitement of technological discovery, and bending the rules.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
It is up to us to create the world in which we want to live.

Acts of goodness, I believe, have a pragmatic benefit in that they improve the quality of the world in which we live - our home. Selfish acts are ultimately self-afflicting, as they damage our own home.

This system simulates a practical form of karma - not as some mystical, spiritual force that benevolently balances out injustices, but as the logical cause-and-effect of our influence on the world; karma is the wave motion of morality.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually seeking the company of friends to fend back the cold, endless, crushing expanse of universe we find ourselves whirling through at marvelous peril.

And drinking and dining to celebrate the great fortune of not having been born on Neptune. That hole.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I find sitting in a hot shower, in the dark, to be exceptionally therapeutic.

I spent a night in lock-up for swimming in a public pool after-hours.

I feel uncertain about the upper limits of my bravery.

I go absolutely crazy when you wear those glasses, when your hair is tucked up into that ponytail, when you prance about in your long socks, when you nestle up against me in your bunchy sweater, and your flannel pajama pants. I will never admit how much I love it when you throw on one of my shirts. I am stunned to silent awe when you strut before me in your swishy skirt.

I am reprieved of an entire day's stresses and distractions when you rest your hand against my back.
You should message me if
You even bothered to read through all that ridiculous business.

You like to pose for dramatic Bokeh shots.

You've got to get up to get down.

You enjoy that you are a dork. (I love it, too.)

You'd be interested in working on a film, or art, or any other creative projects.

You got some knowledge to drop. I love me some knowledge.
The two of us