ManAllInBlack
25Alpharetta, United States
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My self-summary
Health fiend, computer nerd, black clothing aficionado, lover of insult humor and riffing on crappy 80s movies, and stalwart defender of the Oxford comma.

I grew up in the Midwest, graduated with a degree in electrical engineering, and moved here to Atlanta for work. I've since soured on the South and I'm currently devoting most of my time out of work to finding a job in the San Francisco Bay Area to facilitate a move.

Naturally that means I'm not keen to start any committed relationships here in Georgia; I'm relationship-oriented, but seeing as my #1 goal at the moment is to get out of here, dating's been put on hold. So I'm here mostly to chitchat with friendly people with similar interests, perhaps to browse a little, bit of harmless flirting if the chemistry's there. Shoot me a message if you're up for conversation.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently employed full-time as a software developer at a company with rock-bottom expectations, looking for somewhere I can grow. Spending my eight hours a day playing office politics and trying not to go stir-crazy.

Off the clock, I'm studying hard, exercising regularly, and making up for time lost in college by playing through a list of video games I didn't have time for as an engineering major.
I’m really good at
Problem solving. Give me puzzles, technical difficulties, people troubles, mystery novels, whatever; I'm very patient and very analytical.

I'm aces at board and card games, chess in particular. I seem to have more than my share of luck at Cards Against Humanity too. It's not uncommon for me to sit down to a game I've never seen before and beat a table of people who're properly familiar with it. I just love games, especially when it's a close match.

I'm told I'm also very good at looking after the people I care about when they're having a rough time or need a little help.

Not half bad at cuddling either. ^_^
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books/Manga: The Wheel of Time; Viva la Repartée; I, Lucifer; Harry Potter; A Song of Ice and Fire; The Divine Comedy; Gravitation; Honto Yajuu; Fairy Tail; Death Note. This is me straining to limit myself to a few favorites; I love books.

Movies: Kill Bill is my all-time favorite, Bunraku, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Wreck-It Ralph, The Three Musketeers, Final Fantasy: Advent Children, Pirates of the Caribbean. Just about anything with swordfighting in it is good with me.

Anime: Full Metal Panic!, Junjou Romantica, Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi, Fairy Tail, Ouran High School Host Club, starting to get into Code Geass and Gundam.

Music: Nearly all music I listen to comes from video game soundtracks: Touhou Project, Pokémon, Devil May Cry, Myst, Final Fantasy, assorted obscure games I grew up with. I'm also a fan of AC/DC, Powerman5000, and Apocalyptica.

Video Games: Final Fantasy (V, VI, VII, and VIII), XCOM: Long War, Bayonetta, Mario Kart, Devil May Cry, Resident Evil 4, Serious Sam, Pokémon, Myst (all except V; V can die in a fire). Touhou is my obsession.

Food: Whey protein shakes, red apples, cheese, beef stir fry, salmon, tuna steak seared rare, black decaf coffee as dark as I can get it.
Six things I could never do without
1. Big lumps of iron. I can scarcely understate how much I love exercise. It's better than food, better than sleep, better than sex.

2. Black clothes. If I'm not wearing something black, I might as well be wearing a hospital gown, for how sickly it makes me feel. I don't always wear all black, but I always wear /some/ black.

3. Wordplay. Puns, friendly repartée, sneaky references, well-intentioned snark, and loads of innuendo.

4. Goals. I live to chase them, catch them, kill them, and eat them.

5. Books. I've been an avid reader since before I can remember.

6. The three essentials of courtesy: "please", "thank you", and "or else".

You won't find sleep on this list. I hate sleep; would never sleep again if it weren't necessary for my health and wellbeing. Time spent in bed is wasted unless there's someone else there with you.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Puzzles catch my attention and hold it. Scraps of code I'm working on, the optimal strategy for whatever game has me interested at the time (Triple Triad from FFVIII), why so-and-so decided to do such-and-such in whatever I just finished reading. And chess; I have a hard time /stopping/ thinking about chess once I've started. '^_^
On a typical Friday night I am
I spend most Friday evenings logged into SynchTube with some good forum buddies riffing on the cheapest, cheesiest, most ridiculous Kung Fu movies we can find.

If terrible cheesy movies are an interest we share, you've already got one foot in the door.
You should message me if
You may figure this one out for yourself. :P
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