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My self-summary
The short version goes: I've lived in Philly all of my life. I graduated from Oberlin College in may 2012 with a degree in environmental studies. I've trained in Shotokan Karate since I was four and I've taught since I was thirteen. I'm a huge film nerd. I used to be a real gaming snob. I try to write every day. I'm not religious. I like to work with my hands. I'm looking for people with interesting things to say.

As for the long version: Ask me and I'll be happy to tell you.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm working IT support at Upenn and plugging away at my first novel. Also, I'm teaching karate at my local rec. center and perpetually training.
I’m really good at
-Finding creative solutions to problems
-Laughing at myself when I'm being foolish
-Losing track of time when I'm having fun.
-Getting lost in the woods and then finding my way out.
-Getting lost in the city and then finding my way out (I have a very good sense of direction).
-Bursting into flames in direct sunlight. (I'm rather pale)
-Taking things apart, fixing them and reassembling them.
-Installing AV equipment.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height or my laugh. I can sound like a supervillian when I hear something funny.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Invisible Man, Red Harvest, The Lord of the Rings, Wind in the Willows, The Black Echo, Watchmen, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Burglar Who Thought he was Bogart, Red Dragon, Skin Tight, The Foundation Series, Boy's Life.

Movies: The Seven Samurai, What About Bob?, Strangers on a Train, Alien, Brazil, Ocean's Eleven, The Big Sleep, The Blues Brothers, Scott Pilgrim, Oldboy, Casino Royale, Princess Mononoke, Silence of the Lambs, District 9, High fidelity, Memento, Clue, Rear Window, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Evil Dead 2, The Sandlot, Blade Runner, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Get Shorty, Fletch, Unforgiven, The Thing, Ten Things I Hate About You... Honestly if this list were complete, it would be longer than the rest my entire profile.

TV Shows: Currently- Sherlock, Archer, Community, The Wire, Game of Thrones and Justified
Historically- Arrested Development, Veronica Mars (seasons 1&2), Doctor Who, a lot of older anime, Firefly, The Venture Bros, 30 Rock, and BSG (I like to pretend season 4.5 didn't happen).

Music: Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, The Talking Heads, Eric Clapton, Florence + the Machine, Johny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Frank Sinatra, Queen, Sergei Rachmaninoff

Food: Fresh bread, chocolate, good pizza, and muffins. I do dearly love a good muffin.
Six things I could never do without
Karate, movies, prose, muffins, gaming, and good conversation.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to spend my life as happily as possible.
Also, the evolution of media and the perception thereof.
On a typical Friday night I am
Training, there are good classes on Friday nights. After that I usually watch the TV I've let build up over the week. Boring I know, but Saturday night has always been more my thing.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
While I know the two aren't mutually exclusive, I would rather be right than nice.
You should message me if
You like to talk and listen in equal measure.
You're not afraid to go on random adventures.
You know parkour are willing to teach me.
You are cool with the fact that I am in an open relationship and am mostly here to meet new people.
The two of us