Mister_Ibis
35 Roswell, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a geek, nerd, and gamer, and I even get paid to be so. I'm mostly a writer, but I dabble in visual art and music. I really like to build things, particularly if I have a use for them and can puzzle out the method on my own. I like to know things, and like to know people that like to know things.

I'm an INTJ, which means it takes me a little while to transition from "hoping I'm not acting awkward by faking being at ease" to actually being at ease, but then it's hard to get me to go back into my shell. I like to go out and do things--movies, outdoors, concerts, etc.--but I'm never going to be comfortable just going places on my own and trying to cold start a conversation. So here I am, using the internet to simplify getting that crucial friend buffer.
What I’m doing with my life
I just moved back to Atlanta after the better part of a decade working as a semi-nomadic game designer. I've now moved that to a side gig while I do the lovely technical writing that's not as creative but also doesn't require you to uproot every few years. I'm looking to put down roots, back in the old home state.
I’m really good at
being an enthusiastic dilettante. I'll try most things once to see if I like them, and I like to think that I'm better than the average random person off the street at the things I liked enough to stick with, but I've never been able to name a particular specialty.

Was that too humble? Then I'm really good at an eclectic array of exciting things that held my interest for more than five minutes. And spreadsheets. They come from miles around to see my spreadsheets.
The first things people usually notice about me
"Is he reading my mind? He certainly seems the type to have exciting and dangerous mental powers that would allow him to ascertain my first impression by sifting my very thoughts. Also, he's imposing the need to use unnecessarily complex grammar upon me! I must sing a distracting song in my head to deflect his awesome telepathy before he learns my darkest secrets! Meow meow meow-meow Meow meow meow-meow Meow meow meow meow meow-meow meow-meow!"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Jim Butcher, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Asprin, Carl Sagan, H.P. Lovecraft, Charles Stross, Chuck Palahniuk, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neal Stephenson, Clayton Christensen, G.R.R. Martin

Movies: Brick, The Crow, Dark City, Fight Club, The Fifth Element, Galaxy Quest, Ghostbusters, Hellboy, Hook, The Incredibles, Ink, Interstate 60, Labyrinth, Lord of the Rings, The Lost Boys, The Mummy, Mystery Men, The Princess Bride, Star Wars, Thank You For Smoking, Up, Wristcutters, X-Men

Shows: Angel, Arrested Development, Arrow, Buffy, Carnivale, Castle, The Daily Show, Daredevil, Dead Like Me, Elementary, Eureka, Firefly, The Flash, Game of Thrones, Gotham, Hustle, Invader Zim, iZombie, Jessica Jones, Last Week Tonight, Leverage, Life, Misfits, Mythbusters, Parks and Recreation, Person of Interest, Psych, Pushing Daisies, Sense8, Supergirl, Terminator, Top Gear, Ultraviolet, The Wire

Music: Aby Wolf, Amanda Palmer, Auf Der Maur, Bif Naked, The Birthday Massacre, Breaking Benjamin, The Changelings, Cilver, Collide, Conjure One, The Cranberries, Darling Violetta, Ellie Goulding, Eliza Rickman, Emilie Autumn, Evanescence, Florence + The Machine, Flyleaf, The Frost, Garbage, Hungry Lucy, Jem, Joydrop, Jump, Little Children, Kidneythieves, Lacuna Coil, Lindsey Stirling, Metric, MS MR, Muse, No Doubt, Odesza, Placebo, Portishead, Remy Zero, Röyksopp, Sara Bareilles, Shiny Toy Guns, Sia, Stabbing Westward, Three Days Grace, Van Canto, VAST, Veruca Salt, We Are the Fallen
The six things I could never do without
I'd love to pretend The Internet isn't top of the list, but at least these days one can maintain a steady drip while actually going out in the world, so I guess that makes a magic phone number two. Let's call the next three "a fun creative project," "the ability to get out walking in nature," and "a book to be reading and/or a TV show to be slowly binging." Lastly, my one major vice is a lifelong addiction to Mountain Dew. Sadly, I have never been particularly extreme.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
whatever creative or technical problem I'm trying to solve. It'll run in the back of my brain, until I'm suddenly very excited to tell you about the solution to that thing that you didn't give a second thought but has been bugging me for hours or days. So very excited.
On a typical Friday night I am
These days, trying to get my child-having friends to go out and do something fun. I'm sometimes successful, sometimes at least get to hang out if I go to them, and sometimes have to entertain myself. I'm... admittedly largely on here to find someone that has free time on the weekends and wants to do stuff.
You should message me if
You enjoy sending mail to strange men on the interweb.
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