A friend of mine has said that I speak like an essay reads.
My politics are leftist and radical. I hesitate to identify as anything more specific than "leftist," and radical really just describes my approach to my politics. I've been described as philosophically political.
My workout game is strictly amateur.
Alignment: Lawful Good
I'm not terribly certain what I'm looking for on here, but I'm trying to do this thing where I spend time outside of my room and meet new people, so this seemed like as good a place as any to start.
I have no idea what I'm doing.
Coming to terms with the fact that we live in the worst possible cyberpunk future. Taking advantage of the fact that I live in a cyberpunk hellscape.
Figuring out how to move back to Taipei so I can resume my Chinese study in ideal circumstances.
Making friends with cats.
I have great taste in T-shirts.
Recognizing what I understand as what I understand, and what I do not understand as what I do not understand.
I'm not a genius but I'm pretty freaking smart. I know a lot about a lot of things, but I'm much too self-conscious to talk about any of it unless a person specifically asks me about something that I feel like I can opine on.
I come across as very serious, but it's really just my demeanor. Yes, most of the time I'm lost in thought, with a very serious expression on my face, but I'm just as likely to be working out my feelings on one or another ethical dilemma as I am to be trying to decide what I'm going to eat for lunch.
Physically, it's my facial hair and my grey hairs. I started having to shave when I was 14, and I started going grey when I was 16.
I really like old stuff, and I like comparing things that are really similar, but have significant differences. Think cover songs, adaptations, and retellings.
My present reading is Romance of the Three Kingdoms, DMZ, Dataclysm, and Nausea. Also tumblr.
Here's my goodreads if that's your thing, not that I'm any good at keeping it updated: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/5930891-graham
Lately I've been watching The West Wing, and catching up on OITNB. Last few movies I watched were Streets of Fire, and Chronicles of Riddick. I saw Kubo and the Two Strings, and it was excellent.
In my car I've been listening to NPR lately, otherwise I've been listening to CVRCHES, The Smiths/Morrissey, Astronoid is my newest obsession, and whatever spotify recommends me. My last.fm if you're into that sort of thing: http://www.last.fm/user/Sasuraiger. Apparently I disconnected from it in January of 2015, so give it time.
I'm willing to try anything, but I'm an eater of habit. Once I find something that I like I'll tend to order it exclusively. So I hesitate to call myself an adventurous eater, but I will try anything.
Whether there's actually a difference between science-fiction and fantasy, or if the differences are just arbitrary nonsense we've constructed designed to make one or another person feel superior.
A few other things that I spend absolutely copious amounts of time thinking about: social justice, justice, ethics, power, power metal, metal, Gundam, Warframe, jrpgs, how media informs and influences our perspectives, Superman.
I've never read any Harry Potter book after the first one(though I did recently purchase a Traditional Chinese language version of the first book that I intend to work through starting next month), and I've not seen all the movies, or even most of them. I don't have any problems with it, it's just something I've not gotten around to. That said, Ravenclaw.
-You want to go to a museum.
-You want to talk ethical theory.
-You want to get coffee.
-You want to talk about the kyriarchy.
-You saw what I did up there.
-You picked up on what my name references, or even just parts.