I'm a bit like my college major, Folklore and Mythology. Quirky, aspirational, and shockingly quite practical for living a creative life. So much of storytelling as a field of study is the same (or at least cross applicable) across so many kinds of media.
I focused on Old Norse and wrote my thesis about Beowulf, and I deeply miss the "community of scholars" aspect of college, so if you want to talk about these or other weird literary theory, let's have a coffee for that reason alone.
I never was tremendously social in high school or before, but now, I'm known for throwing legendary weekend long parties, once or twice a year, and other less extravagant gatherings that still leave people thoroughly entertained.
I am GGG, a proud feminist/ally, and a geek of various stripes. One of my favorite modes of interaction with other people is gaming, of the board, card, console and LARP varieties mostly. -- Let's play.
Some summers ago I finished a documentary about a group of Jazz musicians in Harlem which premiered at a Harlem Film festival. I love film, and have spent 2 summers, one at Oxford and the other at Universal Studios in California studying it. Previously I've had gigs dealing with internet media and Art Gallery openings, and conferences where people need video.
My primary health and fitness activity used to be my DDR habit (Seriously curtailed now that I live in an apartment), but that's been replaced by 3-4x weekly gym visits (personal trainer and Yoga/cardio/circuit workouts). Been at it for a year and a half and looking to continue the ramp up.
A former partner and I took dance classes for a while and I'm looking for another creative thing to do every so often.
Relatedly, while I've been singing for years and years, I've only been getting formal training for about the last year. My already solid Bari-Bass has gotten bigger and is starting to sound legitimately trained, and I'm looking for more chances to sing.
I am also very good at saying what is on my mind. I will probably tend to give you an accurate criticism rather than unadulterated praise if you ask me "what do you think?" about something and want an honest answer. While I do reasonably good job of employing tact and separating genuine requests for feedback from phatic communication, some people find this trait harsh. However, you won't ever have to worry about hyperanalyzing the things I say and wonder "what did he mean by that?" because I say what I mean, and if you are ever confused, just ask.
Oxford English Dictonary in the streets, Urban Dictionary in the sheets.
I really liked Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, whose American Gods was also wonderful. I regret that I haven't lately done as much pleasure reading as I used to before college. Lately my pleasure reading is webcomics and the Dresden Files.
My favorite Movies list is tremendous, but I can briefly mention Fight Club Blazing Saddles, High Fidelity, and Toy Story 2.
As far as music goes, I have a wide variety of interests, ranging from Eminem and Dr. Dre to The Beatles to Weird Al. I'm not a huge top 40s fan outside of hip-hop, and even there I'm selective, but some popular music is getting better lately. I used to be a choreographer for a broadway singing group, so, no surprise I'm a fan there. Big on Sondheim particularly.
Not music, but worth adding that I frequently listen to NPR Podcasts, (Wait Wait, Don't Tell me, This American Life, Serial) and Dan Savage's Savage Lovecast, as well.
I'm going to add TV and some other items as well that I can't figure out where else to put.
TV: I'm a Sci-Fi buff, my father and I when I was young would always watch the Showtime Sci-Friday with Stargate SG1, followed by the New Outer Limits. I also like Star Trek TNG, and Quantum Leap. I also like shows that have a large puzzle solving component, like MacGyver, CSI, and House Been told I resemble him in some character traits.
Video Games: Much of the Final Fantasy and most of Squaresoft's works.
My username comes from a few places. Khyros is a character I created for a an online text based Roleplaying game, in 7th grade. One of many RPGs I've been interested in since. FinalCut is a Video Editing program, but I actually use Premiere as well. The format of the name (Khyros the FinalCut, in full) is from an anime I really enjoy called Trigun. I'll be happy to tell you more about that later, though if you can figure out "what I was going for" there, you get mega bonus points.
2) Conversations with my dearest friends.
3) Cell phones. I still remember when it was "Let's go see a movie" Sure, "I'll meet you by the Ice Cream place at 345." and if you were late, well, hell of a time finding your friends. It got a lot easier when it could be "Hey, I'll call you when I get to the Mall, and we'll meet up and just see whatever's good timewise." I think movies used to be better, too... but the Cell phones have definitely made social get togethers easier.
You know, I pride myself on not having too many concrete attachments... But I'll come back to this later, see what else I can come up with.
My friends and I have habits of "mapping" ourselves into either the casts of media we enjoy, or just archetypical groups. For example, I've had many conversations about "who would be who" if my friends were all in an A-Team/Oceans 11 style strike force. I'm either "the leader," "the sniper who betrays everyone in the third act," or "the demolitions expert who has 2 lines: 'Don't touch that.' and 'I told him not to touch that.'" depending on who is present and what I'm wearing.
If it's none of the above, I'm working, surfing the net or indulging in some kind of relaxation after a strenuous week.
If you're not into that, no big deal, but being open-minded in this area is a plus.
You think that talking about your relationships occasionally, especially if you want it to change in nature or "seriousness," is necessary for healthful maintenance.
You believe that people can make their own rules about what's acceptable in their relationships, using societal norms as a starting point to develop them, rather than an end point. (i.e. non-monogamy aware, friendly, or at the very least open to the conversation)
You're someone who can be both passionate and easy-going, effortlessly competent but not immune to enticement. You are somebody who will laugh when I flatter you shamelessly, and then suddenly go on tip-toe to grab a kiss. You're somebody who is ready to be seduced at any moment by the good things in life, but who knows that there's more to life than that. You have real insight into what makes people tick.
You like (or at least don't condemn people who like) gambling responsibly, and can get into the idea of joining in the games, or being (and/or having) arm candy at the table.
You've been in this situation at a point in time when you were over 16.
You think you can beat me at Scrabble or Super Smash Brothers Brawl.
You really want to get the tension out of my shoulders and -- wait, wrong question.
Carry on, then.