My major interests are in philosophy (academic, too), psychology, and art. Then again, I don't like to limit my areas of knowledge. I'm interested in just about any topic, a book on political philosophy can grab me just as easily as a book on linguistics. Most people notice that I know a lot pretty quickly, but what I don't know drives me to discover new ideas or to write new stories. The people I like best are often on that knowledge edge, pushing their curiosity as much as possible.
Some other interests are video games, good food, tea, lots of music, and books about self-exploration and/or scifi. Comedy fits in somewhere. And puns. Lots of puns.
I'm open to messages from anyone!
I'm working to be a research psychologist and get a PhD in cognitive psychology, but it's a weird process to get there given my background. Alternatively, I'd do similar work for R&D or growing businesses to work on and even implement my ideas.
I'm doing a lot of writing and self-teaching. Eventually I want to figure out the essential processes of psychological development and creativity. It's not just a simple dream, but a goal I work towards.
I am doing a variety of jobs in various areas. Doing final touches on my novel.
TV/Anime: Breaking Bad, Broad City, House of Cards, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Code Geass, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Community, Good Eats, Seinfeld, The Knick, Hannibal
Book stuff: William Gibson, Robert Heinlein, Nietzsche. Especially Nietzsche. I have a habit of talking about him regularly. I'm fascinated by Poe, Borges, Victor Hugo, Dostoevsky, Hesse, Roald Dahl, and Nabokov.
Stranger in a Strange Land, Beyond Good and Evil, Neuromancer, 1984, Snow Crash, Ninety-Three, Nicomachean Ethics, The Fountainhead. Reading "Metaphysics" by Aristotle, and "Geneology of Morals" by Nietzsche currently.
Movies: Blade Runner, Hanna, Inception, V for Vendetta, Silver Linings Playbook, The Great Dictator
Music: I gravitate to goth and postpunk. My partial list that includes any genre: The Cure, Depeche Mode, New Order, Ladytron, Lady Gaga, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, My Chemical Romance, VNV Nation, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The B-52s, The Smiths, R.E.M.
Video Games: Bioshock, Chrono Trigger, Xenosaga, Persona (3 and 4), Ocarina of Time, Banjo-Kazooie.
if you'd like to go out for lunch or a stand-up show sometime.
If you think Nietzsche is super cool. And as implied by that, being passionate about something, about life, is probably the hottest thing.
If you want to talk about this: http://positivedisintegration.com/#introto