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My self-summary
Ambitious over-achiever seeks to rulebetter the world through the power of mathematics, dancing, and knitting. Occasionally lost in my own mind, occasionally spouting random facts and anecdotes, and occasionally playing my ukulele. A bit competitive at times, especially when playing video games or board games. Not a fan of dull moments, but I do appreciate an occasional quiet snuggle session, especially if it involves sitting on a couch watching classic Disney movies.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm in grad school, working on getting a PhD in mathematics at OSU. Right now, the goal is advancing to candidacy ASAP. This involves reading a lot of papers, writing a lot of pages, and pulling out a lot of hair. Fun! My advisor and I study mathematical models in computational neuroscience.

When I'm not understanding huge systems of equations, I'm teaching youngins how to math. I'm a TA at OSU, usually for one of the Calculus courses. I'd love to teach higher level math one day, especially real and complex analysis.
I’m really good at
Making people think I know what I'm doing. Now if only I were really good at knowing what I'm doing, I'd be set.

I'm also very good at making poor D&D choices. The bad choices make for great stories. Ask me about my wizard.
The first things people usually notice about me
My facial hair, usually. Unless I happen to be clean shaven that day, in which case it'd be my t-shirts. I wear the coolest t-shirts.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Ender's Game and the Wheel of Time series. I'm a fan of fantasy and sci-fi. Reading is an escape from this world, so the more fantastic the setting, the better.

Movies: I love musicals, my favorites being Doctor Horrible's Sing-A-Long Blog and Repo! The Genetic Opera. I'm also a fan of a number of animated movies, in particular classic Disney movies, as well as everything by Studio Ghibli. And most sci-fi and fantasy movies will pull me in with ease.

Shows: I'm finding that I'm a big fan of shows from the BBC. Doctor Who and Sherlock, in particular. And not just modern Doctor Who, I'm also a fan of the classics, especially the fourth Doctor. Aside from that, I love fantasy (Game of Thrones) and sci-fi, (particularly anything by Whedon), as well as some good, classic, cartoons and anime. My roommate recently started showing me Steven Universe and I love it like a lot.

Music: Mostly metal (Kamelot, Dream Theater, Blind Guardian, to name a few), or swing music (Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Gordon Webster), though I enjoy anything that I can dance to. Also, video game themed bands, ( Instalok, Pentakill, the Protomen), will always have a special place in my heart.

Also, I occasionally DJ for a few different dance events in town (Swing, Blues, and Fusion, specifically). If you have any recommendations for good songs/artists to add to my library, I will love you forever.

Food: Pizza and sushi are awesome, but I'll eat just about anything. Also a big fan of Taco Bell. Of course, home made food is the best, especially when made from scratch.
Six things I could never do without
Good (or enjoyably bad) shows to watch
A sufficiently large collection of board games
A reasonably priced sushi restaurant
A cool summer breeze
Hot chocolate in the winter
And good friends with which to enjoy these things
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My research is often on my mind. Currently doing research in neuroscience. Ask me about it and I'll start gushing.

I also think a lot about the D&D and Pathfinder games I'm in. One's (probably) close to ending, the other just began. On top of that, tabletop games in general occupy my mind. These are the ones I currently own. But I'm always looking to expand my collection.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually out dancing, but sometimes I need something more relaxing and stay home playing some video games. Recently I've been addicted to Breath of the Wild. It's amazing. Perfect 5/7. I love it.

Occasionally I meet with my Pathfinder party. We're all bards. We're the Bardy. It's going as well as a party of all bards can be expected to go.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm extremely shy and rather self conscious. That said, if you send me a message and I don't respond right away, it's not necessarily the case that I'm uninterested or that I didn't see the message, I might just be editing and rewriting my response because I'm nervous.
You should message me if
You need a warm body for cuddling while watching Disney movies.
You want to start a knitting circle.
You need a duet partner for karaoke (WARNING: Haven't done karaoke in over a year, I will be slightly rusty. Slightly.)
You're looking for a player 2.
You need a PokePal for walking through parks, catching Pokemon, and attending raids.
The two of us