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My self-summary
An old friend once likened me to the character Anna Karenina. I've since been contemplating how to properly respond to that.

The only god I fear is the Impartial Universe.

I am Clay, Sentiment, and Fire.
I harbor a penchant for the strange, the wonderful, and the wild.
What I’m doing with my life
Okay, dad…

What am I doing with my life? I am scrutinizing it, pulverizing it with a mallet and clay-working the pieces of myself; stretching my limits while feverishly scribbling equations. I'm just journeying to find a balance between head and heart.

I work in IT, plan to go back to school for engineering, and dream of being a DNR warden. My new summer hobbies are kayaking and bird-watching (have seen two Green Herons so far!) and I've been fishing and camping about every other weekend. I'm a member of the Urban Ecology Center which offers a ton of cool volunteer opportunities that I enjoy-- most recently catching and tagging local monarch butterflies to track their southward migration. It's like being a kid again, only instead of calling it "playing outside" it's called "volunteer work".
I’m really good at
+ creative problem solving (I'm a person you'd want with you on a deserted island)

+ I've also proven to have exemplary skill in obtaining head injuries

“Know thyself," said Socrates.
"Know thyself," said Sappho, "and make sure that the Church never finds out.”
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson), The Iron Heel (Jack London), Altered Carbon (Richard K. Morgan), The Belgariad Series (David Eddings), Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson), The Kingkiller Chronicles (Patrick Rothfuss), The Book Of The Damned (Charles Fort)

Music- Tool, APC, Crystal Castles, Birdy Nam Nam, VNV Nation, Radiohead, Fleetwood Mac, Tori Amos, Bjork, The Deftones, Wumpscut, Shpongle, the Pretty Lights Pandora station (you're welcome :P), Passion Pit, M83, Elliot Smith, Sufjan Stevens, Portishead

Movies- Fantastic Planet, Igby Goes Down, Brazil, Willow, There Will Be Blood, The Maltese Falcon, Albert Nobbs, The Secret of Nimh, Dr. Strangelove, Donnie Darko, Being John Malcovich, Aimee and Jaguar, Delicatessen

Shows- MST3K, Futurama, Daria, The United States of Tara, The X-Files, Damages, Parks & Rec, Borgia

Also, some anime.
-Code Geass, Gurren Lagann, Cowboy Bebop, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Grave of Fireflies

Food- Blueberries, mushrooms, pistachios, zucchini, blackberry jam, avocados, grilled catfish. The best meal would be an assorted plate of cheeses, salamis, and apples, or the mango roll from Fujiyama!
Six things I could never do without
+ This Stephen Fry interview:
+ bug spray
+ the lyrics to Lateralus
+ a clean conscience
+ insufferably tragic literature
+ a fishing pole
I spend a lot of time thinking about
+ Honor, integrity, truth (and its many followers)
+ Dimensions, cyphers, code, roots, inventions
+ Love and loss and the wild
On a typical Friday night I am
still listening to this damned song (
You should message me if
You have a music video you want to recommend to me (I've been sent some awesome stuff so far, so thank you!), an amusing comic or article to show me, or want to exchange Steam accounts.

If you feel marginally compelled? That's generally a good place to start! Especially considering I'm not usually the first to strike up a conversation. :)
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