Danny80199
27Akron, United States
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My self-summary
Hey, I'm Danny. I like philosophy and making people laugh, and the wonderful moments when those two things intersect. I get very excited any time I hear a novel idea, or start a new book/show/hobby or when I'm talking to someone interested in the same things I'm passionate about. I'm something of a media/art junky; any day that goes by without a book, show, movie, music or viewing of some kind of art is a wasted day.

I'm from the deep South but am lacking in any cool Southern accent. I'm not one of those macho guys whose feelings only consist of rock and roll and not being afraid of things, and I tend to think gender norms are silly.
What I’m doing with my life
I teach philosophy and ethics at Akron and Kent. I'm moving to Cleveland to learn programming and make a career change this Summer, but forcing college kids to read Descartes and Kant is pretty grand while I'm biding my time.
I’m really good at
For an introverted hermit, I'm pretty good at public speaking. I was surprised at how much I get into my lectures, which for some reason usually have a little too much wild gesticulation and energetic exclamation.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m pretty thin, I eschew gender norms, and am infectiously passionate about more things than I can shake a stick at... And I'm a damn good stick shaker.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- China Mieville, Lovecraft, Phillip K Dick, George R R Martin, Nietzsche, Aristotle, Chuck Palahniuk, Herodotus, Zadie Smith, Tom Robbins, Bukowski, Ikkyu, John Green, etc. The list really goes on forever. I'm always looking for another book to add to my "To read" list.

Shows- Unbreakable Kim Schmidt, Firefly, Parks and Recreation, The Office and Community are some of my favorites. I do love a good cartoon (Bojack Horsemen, Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, Steven Universe) or anime (Parasite, Samurai Champloo, Keno's Journey, Attack on Titan, etc) too though.

Music- Chopin, Childish Gambino, BT, Toh Kay, AFI, Nightwish, ANYTHING by Lin Manuel Miranda, The Protomen, Cocorosie, The Decemberists, Kanye, Nihls Fram, Moondog, Arlo Guthrie, Anais Mitchell, Hop Along, every musical other than The Sound of Music.... the list really goes on forever.

Videogames- For nostalgic days, Final Fantasy, Pokemon, Diablo II, Starcraft or Minecraft. Though, I don't game a lot, I think video games may be one of the most interesting modes of art in our time.

Podcasts: Welcome to Nightvale, This American Life, Adam Ruins Everything, Hardcore History, TED Radio Hour, WTF with Marc Maron.

YouTube: Crashcourse (everything!), PBS Idea Channel, Vlogbrothers, Extra Credits, Extra History, Last Week Tonight.
Six things I could never do without
Meaningful conversation

Interesting books/shows/games

Music I can dance to. "We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once."

John Green, and all of Nerdfighteria

Furry critters- You probably shouldn’t trust me, I’m probably using you to get closer to your cat, dog, or other furry friend.

A goal
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Are humans actually ethical? When we make ethical systems, typically people fall drastically short of fulfilling these ethics. Are we setting an impossible standard? We love to think of ourselves as ethical, but when presented with legitimate ethical dilemmas it seems like folks fail repetitively, and frequently when they "succeed", it is in their best interest to succeed, which would mean they were motivated by their own self interest instead of ethics...

What is the nature of value? Is there a central "meaning to life" or do we have to console ourselves with a lesser version of this, a personally created, subjective meaning. Is this subjective meaning really worthwhile, or just a kind myth we tell ourselves to keep value nihilism at bay?

Etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading, on a Netflix binge or maybe having a game night with friends. Honestly, I'm a homebody that would almost always favor a nice night in with a book, movie, show, and/or good company than going out. That is, unless there is a specifically interesting thing to do in the area, like a good band is in town, or something.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've read Nietzsche and liked it >.>
You should message me if
You should message me if you've got 99 problems and the hetero-normative capitalist patriarchy is the majority of those problems.

Also, I love bookworms, people that are outspoken about their beliefs, or anyone that will talk nerdy to me. Depth in a partner is very important to me.
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