- socially competent
- down with your feminist agenda
- the cat whisperer
- a climber of rocks
- a pretty okay dude
I am not:
- tolerant of racist, homophobic, or trans-phobic bullshit
- a trans-dimensional elder god of terrifying power
- literally the worst person you could date
I am neither an introvert nor an extrovert. Those words definitely describe a lot of people perfectly well, but sometimes I think they're over-applied. I fall somewhere in the middle, and I'm happy there. I am just as comfortable spending my weekends and evenings out with friends as I am doing my own thing.
I spend my social time on rock climbing, beer drinking, pub trivia, and board games. I also play games involving dice with more than six sides with an awesome and creative group of people. When I'm on my own, I play video games. I tend to gravitate toward games with interesting stories or that have mentally stimulating mechanics. I have sunk a whole lot of hours into Kerbal Space Program, and have no regrets. I have a pretty decent understanding of orbital mechanics!
I also have political opinions. I am what you'd probably call a liberal, and some would call a pinko-commie peacenik hippie.
If I had unlimited money, I'd move to a big city, keep bees, and run a meadery. Bees are cool.
MOVIES: Mad Max: Fury Road (probably the best movie ever made), Alien and Aliens, Being John Malkovich, original Star Wars, new Star Wars, Trollhunter, Dr. Strangelove, Moon, District 9, Cabin in the Woods, Coraline, This Is Spinal Tap, The Big Lebowski.
I've never seen a Harry Potter movie, I refuse to see Gravity or Interstellar on principle, and I think JJ Abrams needs to just stop it with Star Trek.
SHOWS: Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Jessica Jones, Red Dwarf, Star Trek (DS9 and TNG), Sherlock, Dead Like Me, One Punch Man.
Like every other Millennial, I watch Game of Thrones. I've also read the books.
GAMES: I love games that make you think, or that tell an interesting story, or that choose a unique aesthetic and then nail the execution. I've spent a lot of time playing Kerbal Space Program. I absolutely adore the Dark Souls series, with its beautiful fantasy/horror themes and orchestral music. Elite Dangerous, Pillars of Eternity, Portal, Legend of Grimrock, Left 4 Dead (with friends), The Stanley Parable, Psychonauts, Telltale's adventure games.
I also play a bit of Rocket League. Because I get to be a car with a rocket that plays soccer.
FOOD: Food? Food.
BEVERAGES: I'm a beer geek. No IPAs, please, but I'll drink just about anything else. I used to brew it, too. I use the word "geek," not "snob," because I don't like to limit myself. I'll drink cheap beer in a pinch, and I appreciate a good mixed drink. I know enough about wine to know what I like, but that's about it.
Life. I'm a biologist. Life is messy, complicated, hard to define, and totally cool.
Privilege. I'm a middle-class white cis hetero dude, so I've got a lot of it.
If you're here because I sent you a message, that means I would be interested in getting to know you. My message may have been awkward, but I promise that I'm less awkward in person. I haven't figured out a non-awkward way to break the ice yet.
If the interest is not mutual, that's totally fine! There are any number of legit reasons you might not be attracted to me at all. I would appreciate a reply to my message saying you're not interested. I won't question it.