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My self-summary
I'm like fire, and ice, and rage. I'm like the night, and the storm, and the heart of the sun. I'm ancient and forever. I burn at the center of time, and I can see the turn of the universe. And I'm wonderful.

Wait...never mind, that's the Doctor. Moving on!

I'm pretty shy around people I don't know well, and still kind of quiet around my friends.

I'm a smart-ass.

I like reading up on myths and legends from around the world, comparing and contrasting them. I really enjoyed Greek mythology when I was a kid, then branched out into Egyptian, Celtic, and Norse (which is probably my favorite).

I'm interested in how languages evolve, and I think Grimm's Law is pretty cool.

I donate platelets on a regular basis. Sometimes, they're even *my* platelets!

I really like playing tabletop games. Some of my favorites are "Magic: the Gathering", "The Resistance", "Concept", and "Sentinels of the Multiverse". I'm also playing in a weekly "Dungeons & Dragons" game.

I'm pretty funny--mostly in a "ha-ha" kind of way, but also in a "that guy's sorta weird" kind of way.

The Eleventh Doctor is my hero.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for the library system in Indianapolis. I've also tried my hand at tutoring and stand-up comedy. I do a little bit of writing, and also play the ukulele (albeit badly) on occasion.

I'm trying to improve myself, developing better physical habits (eating better, trying to get regular exercise) and mental ones (learning not to beat myself up over every little thing, becoming aware of my biases and correcting them, etc.); it's slow going on both fronts, but progress is progress.
I’m really good at
Wordplay (be it in the form of anagrams, puns, or paraprosdokians). I seem to have a talent for finding lost or hidden things. I make great banana bread, and occasionally other baked goods as well. Also, I'm pretty good at making my friends--and strangers, evidently--laugh.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm pretty quiet, which a lot of people seem to find somewhat off-putting. When I *do* talk, it's often some bizarre comment that leaves people laughing or confused (and sometimes both).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Dresden Files series, the Harry Potter books, "Illusions: the Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah", and pretty much anything by Neil Gaiman. Naomi Novik's "Uprooted" is probably my favorite book right now.

Movies: The original Star Wars trilogy, "Dragonheart", and "Field of Dreams".

Television shows: "Doctor Who", "Psych", "Futurama", "Community" and "Avatar: the Last Airbender" are all great, and I will watch them whenever someone suggests doing so. I also have a soft spot for "Firefly", "Wonderfalls", and "Dead Like Me".

Music: The Doubleclicks and Gaelic Storm are my favorite groups, although I'm also a fan of Ingrid Michaelson, the Beatles, Jim Croce, the Cranberries, and Jonathan Coulton, among others.

Food: Chili, dirty rice, Honey Nut Cheerios, PB&J, ice cream (especially vanilla or mint chocolate chip), pie (especially blueberry or cherry)--preferably not all mixed together. My favorite dish these days is a sort of chicken, rice, and broccoli casserole that one of my friends taught me to make a few years ago.
Six things I could never do without
My cat, friendship, laughter, a comfortable place to sleep, my library card, and my phone (it helps me stay in contact with people, *and* it tells me the time).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Epistemology (i.e. what we really know, and how we know it), what my next Halloween costume will be, and ways to rearrange the letters in someone's name. Also, wondering what sort of mischief Loki (my cat) is up to at any given time.
On a typical Friday night I am
I spend most Friday nights at my apartment, where you can find me* reading a book, playing video games, watching head massage videos on YouTube, and/or playing with Loki. I really like Half-Price Books, so there's also a decent chance I'm browsing one of the 3 stores in the area.

*If you're some kind of stalker. Seriously, what's wrong with you?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've noticed that a lot of folks will say something to the effect of "If I post it here, it won't be private." I think that sort of answer is a cop-out, and also sort of misses the point. If nothing else, you could use this space to tell an outrageous lie or two!

As for myself, I was in my late twenties when I had my first kiss.*
Also, I'm a werewolf.**

* This, sadly, is not a lie.
** This, fortunately, is a lie.***
***Unless it's not.
You should message me if
As noted above, I'm here mostly for the tests and a bit of harmless lurking. Still, I wouldn't mind exchanging messages, and maybe making some new friends. Especially if you have a TARDIS.
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