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My self-summary

It's difficult to know where to begin when prompted to make a self-summary, so I'll be brief, and let the rest of the profile prompts do the talking for me:

I'm a film studies graduate student. It's my passion. I don't make movies, so much as I watch, think, and write about them. It's my goal to be a college professor within the next few years, once I've earned my MA.

As you may have guessed, that sort of major requires a measure of nerdiness, of which I have in ample supply. If you don't mind a bit of over-analyzing every now and again, read on!
What I’m doing with my life
Heading to Chapman University this fall to pursue my MA in Film Studies. Professorship is my intended career goal.

I'm a substitute teacher. Also doing a bit of tutoring.

Free time and evenings are currently spent reading, writing, doing a little gaming, and making the occasional social call.
I’m really good at
I've been told that I have a knack for the written word, as well as the spoken.

Ice skating is a hard-earned talent of mine.

I'm fantastic at speaking awful Japanese.

Going on about nothing in particular, quoting films, and doing bits that nobody in the room understands.

Several other things, but they're kind of abstract.
The first things people usually notice about me
My eyes, as they're sort of huge.

My voice, it's kind of really deep. Announcer deep.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Ender's Game/Shadow Sagas
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
His Dark Materials
The Half-Made World
Vonnegut's entire freaking catalogue.
(I could go on, but I think I've made my point.)

A tough subject, as film and media are my main areas of expertise.

I could go on about movies for days, so I won't even bother with a list here. The films that made me fall in love with the idea of filmmaking were the Indiana Jones trilogy. My tastes and sensibilities have shifted, but damned if I don't still love those flicks.

The only TV shows I currently keep up with religiously are:
Game of Thrones
The Newsroom
Bob's Burgers
Adventure Time
Gravity Falls

As far as older TV, the show that taught me everything I needed to know about Media, from history, to industry practices, to tropes, was The Simpsons.

I consider Firefly a religious text. Almost.

I'm a fan of the original Star Trek, and prefer Kirk to Picard.

Gaming is also a hobby of mine; I'm an avid tabletopper, and I'm currently way into expanding my library of Steam games.
Six things I could never do without
This is a silly prompt. Sorry to disappoint!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The deep, metaphorical meanings of The Haunted Mansion (the attraction, not the horrible Eddie Murphy film). The parallels between "Space Jam" and Michael Jordan's actual experiences. What would happen if Wolverine and Batman were to be combined into a single person. Archetypes. Tropes. Meta-Contexts. Dungeoneering. Portals.
On a typical Friday night I am
If this question refers to Friday nights in a literal sense, I'm usually just at work, and not staying out much immediately afterwards, as I'll have to be there again the next day.

If you're looking for a more conceptual "the night before your weekend begins" answer, I can usually be found either at a friend's place, cooking, drinking and gaming the night away, or at a classy bar-like establishment, eating, drinking, and talking the night away. I don't care for clubs, for a variety of reasons.
You should message me if
We share a common interest, or you're interested in gaining a common interest!

You self-identify as a nerd, geek, goofball, actor, improvisationalist, or just about any other title you'd like to give yourself.

You believe the only text message worth sending is one with proper punctuation, spelling, and well-structured sentences.

You're enthusiastic about your thing, whatever that thing may be. I dig on genuine enthusiasm.
The two of us