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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
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, 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.
Books: I likes me some vampire literature. So, in
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,
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.
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.
Private? Remember these? Everyone used to have one, right?
If you consider the IMDB an acceptable form of
entertainment, you're probably bored enough to talk to
Or, if you're feeling particularly brave, go for instant gratification and AIM me: MizterMoebius.