Danny80199
28Akron, United States
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My self-summary
Hey, I'm Danny. I'm an aggressively progressive, lover of philosophy, new experiences, and self-improvement who makes repeated attempts at not taking himself too seriously.

I get annoyingly 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 can't lie, I kind of have 0 chill. 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.

I'm hoping to find something serious and long-term, but I am also into finding both casual dating and friends on here. So, if you're not into me but you still just want to grab a platonic cup of coffee, that's fun too!
What I’m doing with my life
As far as work goes, I'm starting a career in software development. As far as what I'm doing with my life though, I'm hoping to have as many new experiences and as much joy as possible, while leading a life that is ethically rewarding.
I’m really good at
I think I'm pretty clever and charismatic once I'm comfortable with folks. That takes a hot second though, so on a first date, I'm much more of an (hopefully) adorably flustered goof.
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
Authors- 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, Master of None, Parks and Recreation, The Office and Community are some of my favorites. I do love a good cartoon too though (Bojack Horsemen, Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, Steven Universe).

Music- Chopin, Childish Gambino, BT, Toh Kay, Tiger Army, Slime Girls, Nightwish, anything by Lin Manuel Miranda, anything that Davey Havok has a hand in (Dreamcar, AFI, Blaqk Audio, etc), 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- Anything Final Fantasy, Don't Starve, Diablo III, Starcraft II, Minecraft, Civ 5, etc. 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
Music I can dance to. "We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once."

Interesting books/shows/games and meaningful conversation about those bits of media

Music deserves to take two of my six slots for this..... "Without music life would be a mistake"

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 new goal, whether it be an arbitrary educational goal, a career goal, a fitness goal, anything. If I'm not making some kind of progress in life, I end up feeling kind of crumby.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the hell did Nietzsche mean by 'x'? Why do we create art? Why does art move us? Why isn't my code working?! Oh, forgot the ';'... Why is this art making me feel so intensely? What do we really mean when we call something/someone beautiful? Why is everyone else so damn good at making selfies, when I can't get a single good pic?! 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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