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I've been here since it was SparkMatch. Answered more questions than I care to recall, bothered a lot of girls, fought off a couple stalkers, and even got accused of being a stalker; and have a bitchin' fiancee to show for it.

I am minty, sarcasticynical, and adjective-y
What I’m doing with my life
I'm not doing much of anything with my life. I aspire to one day have experienced the kind of existence I can refer to not as simply having been alive, but lived a Life. This is increasingly unlikely as aspiring is not very productive on its own. Effort has never been a big part of my routine, not until the very end when every other option has been avoided or intentionally failed.

The only thing I ever do for myself is buy toys, collectibles, and other related shwag. The best place to do this is dealer rooms at cons, be they comic, anime, or sci-fi. Frequenting cons has found me involving myself gradually in costuming, beginning with an embarassing turn as Laguna from Final Fantasy VIII. Later projects placed me in jedi robes and an A-Wing flight suit, as well as the guise of the Dread Pirate Roberts. My next project is likely to be some KotOR-style jedi garb. Simple as it sounds, my art-car earned a place between the the Rebel Legion and the 501st at last year's DragonCon parade, and once again this year - so I'd better put more work into it...
I’m really good at
I have a habit of being outwardly nothing in particualr despite any degree of inwardly-directed sensations, be they overpowering glee or enthusiasm, bitterness or displeasure. This skill has developed in tandem with my ability to (eventually) rationalize away most all kinds of feelings.

I'm really, really good at avoiding face-to-face conversation. This comes mostly from the fact that I don't know how to make it. I can ramble about myself, or recall the names of trivial films and actors, or any other kinds of irreversibly irrelevant words, but smalltalk and chit-chat are not within the realm of my ability. The simple mechanics of back-and-forth idea exchange are so alien to me that I have been known to spend multiple hours, on separate occasions, in close, social situations with friends of friends without ever joining a conversation the rest of the room is actively taking part in. Consequently, I'm really good at making otherwise normal social situations a little uncomfortable for everyone else.
The first things people usually notice about me
Seriously? The only thing I ever hear is that people see a look on my face that makes me seem bored, angry, disgusted, depressed, and completely unapproachable. I am none of those things and all of them, but my face will never tell you which. I'm not making any face on purpose. That's just what my skull looks like with skin stretched over it. Come up and talk to me already. Tell me to stop looking so damn moody, I don't care. Just say something.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food

Books: I likes me some vampire literature. So, in autobiographical order:
Christopher Pike - The last Vampire,
Anne Rice - The Vampire Chronicles,
Nancy A. Collins - Sonja Blue series,
Laurell K. Hamilton - Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter,
And, when all else fails, I'll read White Wolf RPG rulebooks and supplemental material purely for entertainment.
Other than the bloodsucking undead, I've been known to take in fair amounts of science fiction. Largely Star Wars-related (again, roleplaying books are always a fun read). Other favorites include:
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's (not quite) trilogy,
Robert A. Heinlein - Friday, Starship Troopers, The Door Into Summer (in that order),
Philip K. Dick - Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (as well as a number of other books made into films of varying success)
William Gibson - Neuromancer,
Michael Crichton - The Lost World, Jurassic Park, Airframe, Sphere, Congo
Alice Borchardt - The Silver Wolf, Night of the Wolf

Movies: Pump up the Volume, Heathers, Empire Records, High Fidelity, Say Anything..., Gleaming the Cube, The Princess Bride, Willow, Back to the Future, Plunkett and Macleane, The Ninth Gate, The Lost Boys, Dark City, Blade Runner, The Shadow, The Phantom, The Rocketeer, Dick Tracy, The Fifth Element, Suicide Kings, The Boondock Saints, Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Lola Rennt, Hackers, Equilibrium, The Matrix, The Animatrix, The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones Trilogy, The Maltese Falcon, The Italian Job]](1969), Ghost World, The Manchurian Candidate(1962), The Apartment, Foolproof, The Blues Brothers, Hudson Hawk, Real Genius, Men at Work, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Free Enterprise, Garden State, Grosse Pointe Blank, Sin City, Constantine, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Serenity/Firefly.

Music: (*=Concerts) VAST, Darling Violetta, The Dresden Dolls, *Muse, ****Voltaire, Massive Attack, Rob Dougan, Syntax, Drain STH, Fluke, The Black Mages, The MiniBosses, *Weird Al Yankovic, Filter, Foo Fighters, **Collective Soul, **Nickel Creek, Lisa Loeb, Depeche Mode, The Cure, The Pet Shop Boys, *The Cruxshadows, Dandy Warhols, Richard Cheese, Rasputina, **Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, *Dave Matthews Band, ****Evanescence, Kidneythieves, Afro-Celt Sound System, Apollo 440, Juno Reactor, Loreena McKennitt, ***Empty Hats, *Emerald Rose, Apocalyptica, Ben Liebrand, Placebo, Goo Goo Dolls, Guster, *Radiohead, Dredg, David Bowie, Yoko Kanno, Soul Coughing, Stabbing Westward, E.S. Posthumus, PJ Harvey, The Crystal Method, Rob Zombie, *Revis, The Beta Band, Propellerheads, Harvey Danger, Cherry Poppin Daddies, Qntal, *Bond, Full Blown Rose, The Killers.

Food: Well, concerning food, I'm more picky with dislikes than what I like. For instance, I do not ingest mushrooms, onions, mustard, or seafood if I can avoid it without committing homicide. Other than that, I'm a big fan of the big sammich, burgers, ethinc food that doesn't taste like ethnic food, and, oh yeah - Cheesecake. I might just hurt someone for a good slice of cheesecake.

Six things I could never do without
This will never be a good question, no matter how many times they change it. Never have I seen a response in this field that made me think "Oh, now I need to talk to that person..."

Should I be literal? Witty? Ironic? Would anybody care if I chose one avenue over the other? I'd like to say I choose to ignore this question. Clearly, that is not the case.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where to put all the toys, collectibles, and memorabilia I keep on buying. My room has officially overflowed. Posters moved from walls to ceilings to make space to hang action figures. Back issues of magazines fill my dresser drawers while laundry is piled neatly on the floor.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching whatever I rented, DVR'd, or went out to see with my lady.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Possibly as many as a third of my current obsessions/hobbies are things I picked up just to impress a girl - and couldn't stop doing after it didn't work.

Private? Remember these? Everyone used to have one, right?
You should message me if
Well, if you've come to realize how few users appreciate receiving "Woo"s, Caption all of your pictures, and have answered every active question in the database (Wow!), you're at least guaranteed a response. That's a good start.

If you consider the IMDB an acceptable form of entertainment, you're probably bored enough to talk to me.

If you do, or would like to, frequent Anime/Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror conventions (cons), especially in the southeast, we have lots to talk about.

Or, if you're feeling particularly brave, go for instant gratification and AIM me: MizterMoebius.

The two of us