I'm a crazy bastard.
I love to learn and I want to explore ... see new things, meet new people.
I believe in benevolence.
I cherish science and logical, rational, and/or strategic thought. I own more than one copy of The Art of War.
I 'break' for oddities and I love talking to professors, scientists, and the occasional hacker (when I meet one) the most. I used to drink with soldiers and smoke with Christians.
I'm not perfect, not even really nice ... but, I am very compassionate and empathic.
I'm a full time carnivore ... Someones gotta eat all this meat. Its cool if you're not, just don't expect me to change.
Learning to really love being alive while actively trying to change whatever environment I'm in so that it more suits the world I wish to live in. Giving people new options, challenging them to try and make decisions. Fighting for what feels like lost causes, but I'm still fighting and each day the victories seem greater and the cause not so lost.
Thought experiments, emotional maturity experiments. I'm a good scientist at heart and therefor an anarchist, which I actively even rebel against that thought because I think we just haven't crafted a proper form of government yet. I love a good debate ... finding the truth, figuring out different paths ... very exciting.
I also love to spar, give long hugs, quietly watch the morning or the sunset unfold, out dance the devil the in pale moonlight.
Compassion. Courage. Honor. Duty. Politeness. Righteousness. Loyalty.
And above all, Benevolence.
"You have the thirst for justice and the fire of righteousness that few can understand ... " ~ My Teacher
"If you could only conquer your anger ... there would be no stopping that." An english teacher
"Patrick, I don't think your element is water exactly. Its more like steam and smoke." A dear friend whom I'm proud to call sister.
"Holy shit you are sexy.." No lie, this exact statement was said by no fewer than three out of the three women I have met here.
When first reading Catcher in the Rye, the whole class looked at me.
When meeting a new person I tell them that my name means 'Nobleman' in latin. I will also probably ask if I look like Gordan Freeman.
The Book of Five Rings by Musashi
Marine Sniper and Silent warrior (an effusive pair biographies of one of my heroes, Gunnery Sargent Carlos Hathcock the Second)
Grendel (easily the most hilarious book I've ever read)
A lot of the books fed to me in english and by my creative writing teacher in college (the classics are classics for a reason) ... Love ya Yesho
Anything by Tim O'Brian. Also Dune and "How to teach your dog physics".
Currently digging the 40k series. 101 Theory Drive was fantastic as was Kluge!
Large bodies of water - I'm a fucking otter when it comes to water
Mountains - Not just the physical ones. I love challenge, I have enough of it right now, but I need that adversity.
My 'Ines - Nicotine and Caffeine. Tea, Coffee, my Electronic Cigarette ... I cherish my vices.
Love - Working on that two way street.
Heroes - I have many real life heroes that I model certain aspects of my personal code.
But, I'd like to be hanging out with an awesome group of people, watching TED talks, discussing how to craft various utopias, drinking tea, planning out world domination. Seriously its a lot of fun if you are the thinking type.
Or sitting around a camp fire with a sweet heart, talking about how stars could actually be alive.
Or at a cafe, with weirdos discussing dangerous thoughts, about to go to my (FIRST) show. I've already been to the symphony a few times.