Darklighter87
29 Amherst, United States
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My self-summary
Self-labeled nerd. I don't believe in "guilty pleasures." I like hearing about other people's passions.

Pretty into visual media and the power of images.

Mix of indoor and outdoor kid. Kayaking and fishing are great, and I enjoy hiking and running. I recently went on a cage dive with blue sharks off the Cape, and it was the most amazing experience of my life.

90% of my brain space lately is reserved for politics, for various reasons (some pretty obvious right now). I read bills in my spare time, to see what my reps are voting for/against.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to enjoy it.

Reading and writing political essays.

Training for a half marathon.
I’m really good at
Making Ghostbusters references.

Staying up way too late looking up somewhat pointless information online.

Dubsmash videos.
The first things people usually notice about me
Tattoos

Or my glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Obviously, the following lists are way, way longer than the sampling here.

Books:
I read mostly nonfiction. Currently reading nonstop about the presidents.

Movies:
Ghostbusters, Gojira, Mad Max: Fury Road, anything Edgar Wright does, Stanley Kubrick films (I really like films that have layers and solid structure)

Shows:
Community, Parks & Rec, The Wire, Lady Dynamite

Music:
Sufjan Stevens, Robyn, Talking Heads, the Hamilton soundtrack, many things encompassing a diversity of genres

Comics:
Y: The Last Man, Bitch Planet, Ms. Marvel, Gotham Central, Saga, Monstress

Podcasts:
99% Invisible, Infinite Monkey Cage, The Weekly Planet, Serial, Keepin' It 1600, Do Go On
The six things I could never do without
Board/video games
Showers
Friends with dogs
Frozen yogurt
My kayak/lakes
A word processor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why do people pronounce it "ree-cee's pee-cee's"? It already rhymes if you say it correctly!

How, after all this concussion nonsense, is the NFL still so damn popular?

Is Shark Week actually good for sharks?

How the hell did 2016 end up such a terrible year?
On a typical Friday night I am
Reading about the Presidents.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I answer a lot of questions on OKCupid, even though I don't care about most of them., because I am interested to see who its algorithm thinks I am. The breakdown is...interesting. Not wholly inaccurate, but at places, fairly off. (I keep a budget, which makes it think I'm way more organized than I am otherwise. Not that I'm a slob. Just not sure I'd describe myself as particularly organized.)
You should message me if
You want to get a drink or tea or something, or you have something you're super into that you love talking about and want to explain it to someone who probably doesn't know much about it, but will be excited and interested to hear about it.
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