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My self-summary
We're both way more interesting than anything we can put into these little boxes.

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.
What I’m doing with my life
I work at a bougie white upper middle class restaurant in Mt Washington. It's not so bad and my manager treats me with respect and like a human being, so that's cool. Update: things have recently changed and I'm looking for new work.

I've recently gotten involved more direct activism, and if you're interested in that sort of thing I'd be happy to talk more about it.

Coming to terms with the fact that we live in the worst possible cyberpunk future. Taking advantage of the fact that I live in said cyberpunk hellscape.

Figuring out how to move back to Taipei so I can resume my Chinese study in ideal circumstances.
I’m really good at
Learning, but not necessarily school.

Making friends with cats.

I have great taste in T-shirts, food, and booze.

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.
The first things people usually notice about me
People tell me one of two things, I either over think and needlessly complicate things, or that I intellectualize conversation. You decide which it is.

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.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
This used to be huge, and then it was small, and now I'm just going to say that I like a lot of different things, I like a lot of things, and I have very strong opinions about all of it.

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 unfortunately nothing lately. Also tumblr. Though I always have a copy of the Confucius with me (always).

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 Flash, Supergirl, and OITNB.

In my car I've been listening to a history podcast (Hardcore History) lately, otherwise I can be caught listening to Marina and the Diamonds, my power metal radio playlist, and whatever Ghost Bath is, 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.
Six things I could never do without
I don't like this section. Everyone fills it with stuff that they need in some trivial way(food, water), stuff they don't actually need (coffee, carrots), or stuff that's too abstract to be meaningful in this context(hope, dreams). I'm not above this, I've done all these things, it still frustrates me.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How the only thing I feel I can really be certain of is that everything is complex. In all things, the truth resists simplicity.

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.
On a typical Friday night I am
Being a hermit or working.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm what is commonly referred to as a social justice warrior.

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 should message me if
-You want to go sing some karaoke.
-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.
The two of us