Dusty225
28Normal, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a bit of nerd. I like comic books, video/board games, anime, and other nerdy things. Speaking of board games, I own about 60 European board games so most of them might not be familiar to you, but they are really fun. Some names of my favorites for those you who play are Sherlock Holmes: Consulting Detective, Dominion, Small World, Ticket to Ride Europe, Agricola, King of Tokyo/New York, Jamaica, and Dead of Winter.

I just moved to Normal for grad school so I'd love to meet some new people. I'm a grad student in the Anthropology department. I focus on archaeology and bioarchaeology, which is the archaeological analysis of human remains. If you want to know more then ask away. I'm always willing to share more information about what I do.

Before grad school, I was an archaeologist doing Cultural Resource Management (CRM). We use various survey methods to ascertain the culture significance of a site or the potential for it produce things of cultural significance. Basically, any time a building project receives federal/government money we go out and survey the area to document the artifacts in the area and the potential impact the building project will have on the site.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a grad student/grad assistant at Illinois Statue University. I just move to Normal so I'm looking for some new friends and hopefully more if I find the right person.
I’m really good at
I love learning languages. I'd like to think I'm pretty good at it. I know Ancient Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. My Hebrew isn't that great and I haven't used it in a few years, but I love Greek.

I've played guitar for about eight years. I love to write and play my own music as well as learn songs that I like. I'm a metal head at heart so I like bands like Haste the Day, Bring me The Horizon, Protest the Hero, and After the Burial. However, I usually like to write acoustic instrumental music like Andy McKee, Antonie DuFour, or Callum Graham. I'm not anywhere as talented as those guys, but I try my best to emulate that style of music.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a very good listener. My height is also one of the first things people notice since I'm 6'2". My glasses and beard also probably rank pretty high on that list.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Non-Fiction: Dark Tower Series, The Walking Dead, The Passage, The Stand, The Rookie, The Starter, Earthcore, Cell, American Gods, and anything Stephen King or horror.

Comic Books/Graphic Novels: Detective Comics, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Batman: Long Halloween, Batman: Hush, Batman: Year One, Old Man Logan, House of M, Messiah Complex, Identity Crisis, Flashpoint, The Runaways, Ultimate Spider-man, New Avengers, Astonishing X-Men, Watchmen

Archaeology Books: The Human Bone Manual, Human Osteology, Bioarchaeology: An Integrated Approach, Bioarchaeology of Violence, Violence Ritual and the Wari Empire, Comparative Osteology: A Laboratory and Field Guide to Common North American Animals

Movies: Seven Pounds, Saw series (the first few anyways), Resident Evil Series, Transformers, any George A. Romero movie, Crash, I am Legend, Andromeda Strain, Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, Juno, The Protector, Watchmen, 21, Friday the 13th series, Nightmare on Elm Street series, Up, 9, Nolan Batman Trilogy, Avengers, Avengers: AoU, Captain America, Logan

Music: Haste the Day, Bring me The Horizon, Confide, Coheed and Cambria, Parkway Drive, Trevor Hall, Andy Mckee, Spill Canvas, Dawes, Emery, The Almost, Alesana, New Found Glory, Protest the Hero, The Recieving End of Sirens, Valencia, Sky Eats Airplane, God is an Astronaut, Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Tallest Man on Earth, Iron and Wine, Minus the Bear, Polar Bear Club, Tom Waits

Food: Chinese, Italian, Cajun, Peruvian

T.V. Shows: Fringe, Samurai 7, Afro Samurai, Attack on Titan, Samurai Champloo, American Pickers, Pawn Stars, Man vs. Food, The Office, Parks and Rec, Arrested Development, Arrow, The Walking Dead, Comicbook Men, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Doll House, Agents of Shield, Firefly
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order my bike, Friends/Family, Guitar/Music, Boardgames/Entertainment, Education/learning, Archaeology.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Mostly grad school and where I'd like to go for that and where has the best program for where my interests lie. More recently I've been thinking about various CRM firms and if/when they'll call me back.
On a typical Friday night I am
Typically trying to find people to play boardgames with (hopefully you at some point) or just relaxing and watching Netflix/Youtube at home.
You should message me if
Being nerdy/geeky/artistic isn't a requirement, but it is definitely a big plus. If you can talk anthropology or archaeology with me then you get major points as well. You want to talk anthropology with me, play disc golf, get to know me more, or play a board game sometime.
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