Aruarian-Dance
31 Cupertino, United States
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My self-summary
I was raised in the South Bay and call it my home, Portland being the other one. I watch animated comedies on Adult Swim and old noir flicks wherever I can find them. I read comic books and epic fantasies. I like my Sci-Fi grim and nihilistic, but with just a dash of hope sprinkled somewhere in there. I like tomatoes, but only when they're in salsa, sauce, or ketchup form. I giggle when Dirk Nowitzki shoots his awkward fadeaway, and gawk when Frank Gore continues to turn back the clock.

I'm not much of a clubber, but I adore the bar counter and a pint of Blue Moon. I enjoy the outdoors when it's not allergy season and video games when it's the fall release season. I like to dress down when I'm lounging in for a quiet night, but will dress up for a geek convention.

I did math in school and now write at work. I like good grammar, but understand that dangling participles and too many commas can happen to the best of 'em.

INFP -- Healer
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated with my Master's in Electrical Engineering. Yes, I do kind of use it at work. Keep reading.

I work as a technical writer for an established technology company in the Valley, which is something I can see myself doing until I retire. It's a stable job and pays very well, which is always a plus. Combining a technical background with the ability to write grammatically and with brevity, as well as communicating very technical information effectively to a wide audience, is something that interests me, and I am thankful that I picked this career path. :)

Recently, I also work for a local literary convention in Walnut Creek called FOGcon. We chat about speculative fiction, because speculative fiction is cool.

I dabble in this curious thing called cosplay.
I’m really good at
... telling you useless pop culture knowledge. Seriously... ask. I wouldn't call myself the best at anything (that would be arrogant), but I am pretty good at a lot of things, including (and not limited to) cooking, writing, running, drawing stick figures, and carrying on a conversation like a normal person.
The first things people usually notice about me
... is how incredibly "yellow-on-the-outside, white-on-the-inside" I am. But then how could I be anything else? When your favorite TV shows as a kid include DuckTales, Salute Your Shorts, and Rocko's Modern Life, you are 'Murican. No more, no less.

Then I tell them my age, and they go bug-eyed at how young I look.

And how tall I am.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: ONE PIECE, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire, Gentleman Bastard series, American Gods, Anansi Boys, Dragonlance, The Death Gate Cycle, various manga and comics

Movies: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars IV-V-VI, Nolan Batman Trilogy, Avengers, Predator, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Maltese Falcon, 12 Angry Men, Clue, Jacob's Ladder, Ringu, Inception, Shaolin Soccer, Kungfu Hustle, Ip Man I-II, Ocean's Eleven, Bourne Trilogy, Braveheart, The Godfather I-II, Chinatown, Dirty Harry, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Tarantino flicks, Miyazaki films

Shows: Various anime (mostly old stuff), Firefly, Castle, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Red Dwarf, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Venture Brothers, Metalocalypse, The Boondocks, Squidbillies, King of the King, Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Avatar, Swamp People, Arrow, 90's cartoons

Music: FUNK (old and new), deep house, old country, alternative hip hop, underground hip hop, 90's East Coast rap, dubstep, ragtime, reggae, brit pop, indie rock, alternative rock, grunge, punk, hard rock, metal (too many subgenres to list)

Games: Puzzle and Dragons, Sid Meier's Alpha Centari, The Elder Scrolls series, Silent Hill 2 and 3, Uncharted I and II, Red Dead Redemption, LA Noire, GTA III/Vice City/San Andreas/IV/V, Arkham Trilogy, Final Fantasy X, Diablo II, God of War III, Modern Warfare I and II, Heroes of Might and Magic II and III, Dawn of War

Food: Everything if I'm hungry enough, but I really like seafood and spicy stuff. I picked those up from my birthplace and my mother's side.
The six things I could never do without
1. A great keyboard to type with
2. People, cool people
3. Books of the fantasy or sci-fi shade
4. My Dell Latitude work notebook (preferably with an internet connection)
5. A towel
6. Yummy food!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
... my career, the prospects of purchasing a home, financial stability, the possibility of furthering my education even more, geek conventions, and whether I'll ever have the time to get back into gaming or anime.

Also, if Goku and Superman got into a fight, who would win?
On a typical Friday night I am
... in SF or at home playing Puzzle and Dragons. ^^
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once unknowingly entered a stranger's car as a pre-teen.
You should message me if
... you like messages typed with correct grammar and not, "AY GURL! LEMME HOLLA AT CHU!" Ahem...
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