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My self-summary
A skinny, liberal, Christian computer nerd who thinks too much for his own damn good.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing software for a medical company. Can be draining sometimes, but I enjoy it well enough.
Driving into the city and back for a good church, and occasionally browsing for an equally good one that doesn't require quite so much of a weekly trek.
Mustering the self-discipline to finish the books and games I'm in the middle of before starting new ones, and usually failing.
Cuddling with a clingy Himalayan cat.
I’m really good at
Listening, learning, thinking, debating, programming, tech support, being a wallflower, building with Lego, and (hopefully) loving others.
The first things people usually notice about me
When I fail at being a wallflower? The eyes, probably. A time or two I've had straight male friends comment on my eyes, so... I guess they stand out? *shrug*
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My preferences vary pretty wildly:

Books: The Four Loves, Catch-22, Blue Like Jazz, The Irresistible Revolution, The Tipping Point/Outliers, Fahrenheit 451, the entire Calvin and Hobbes library. Currently about halfway through No Place to Hide (on the NSA) and It's Even Worse than it Looks (on systematic dysfunction in Congress). ...yeah, I'm one of those people.

Movies: Original Star Wars trilogy, because duh (and Revenge of the Sith was pretty good too). Lord of the Rings, also because duh. Most Pixar, most Marvel, Holy Grail, Airplane!, Fight Club, The Lego Movie, Mad Max: Fury Road.

Shows: Daily Show and Colbert Report (RIP), Futurama, Jeopardy!, Firefly, Arrested Development, 30 Rock, The Good Wife (although I'm maybe two seasons behind on that one).

Music (with links!): I played drums for a long time, so there's a special place in my head for progressive metal (Tool, Opeth, Dream Theater, OSI) and industrial/electronic (NIN, The Glitch Mob). Other favorites: The Delgados, Radiohead, Steven Wilson, System of a Down, SHEL, etc.

Food: Dark chocolate, milk, most any kind of meat, pasta, sushi, authentic ramen, pepperoni pizza (especially from Lucca Grill in Bloomington, IL).

And since this needs a games section anyway...

Games: Knights of the Old Republic I+II, Portal 1+2, the Half-Life series, Saints Row IV, Bastion, Warcraft III, and most of all Mass Effect 1+2 (not so much the third one, and not just because of the last five minutes).
Six things I could never do without
hmm. Might have to take issue with "never," but whatever.

* Computer, powerful enough to handle most games.
* Internet access. Have to get on Reddit somehow.
* Caffeine via soda. If coffee is an acquired taste, it has eluded me.
* Lego. I even have a Lego CAD program on my laptop so I can "build" on the road. Never know when the bug will bite you.
* Some semblance of human contact. Introvert though I may be, I'm not a total loner (hey, I'm on here, aren't I?).
* A kitty!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Anything and everything, and always too much. My brain will really wander off if I let it.
You should message me if
* You thrive on adorable pictures of cats
* You can name your favorite Pokèmon, One Piece character, and/or Normandy squadmate
* You understand that the Bible was not written to (or for) 21st-century Americans, that it needs to be read through the requisite cultural and historical filters to be properly understood, and as such that what it says right there on the page usually isn't the whole story
* You understand that America is not and never was a "Christian nation," and that the government needs to act in a manner that accommodates and protects everyone, regardless of religious belief or lack thereof
* You can think of something a little more substantial to talk about/ask than a baseline "how's it going?" I don't do so well with small talk, and I'm a pretty open book to my friends besides, so I'd only respond like this (there's *always* a relevant XKCD)
The two of us