Furthermore, I'm a writer. I'd be an artist, filmmaker, photographer, or game designer too if I had any skills in those areas. I've always appreciated most forms of art, but gravitated towards writing - probably because it's something I can do on my own whenever I'm feeling particularly creative. It doesn't require expensive equipment, a crew, or knowledge of coding. Plus I've been told I'm good at it, so there's that.
My interests mostly gravitate towards media - movies, books, TV, video games, comic-books, etc... This isn't to suggest I'm a total recluse, though. I'm equal parts extrovert and introvert. I work from home and after a while cabin fever takes its toll and I need to poke about in the world. I came to the realization that I don't mind staying in for two nights in a row or going out two nights in a row, but I generally don't like to do either of these things for three nights in a row. I've gotta mix it up, ya know?
I also travel a fair amount for work.
I think video games get a bad rap in the media and I'd like to change that. I know so many people who are otherwise into creative, artistic fields that think games are just this sort of time-wasting toy about shooting or jumping on stuff, when really that's such a small part of it. It's sort of like how most movies we see ads for are blockbuster action flicks and romantic comedies, but that's only a sliver of what movies are capable of. I'll put it this way: I'm more interested in people than I am games. Games are just an extension of that and how some folks express themselves.
Outside of that, I guess I'm a good writer. Though, to be honest, I'm very critical of my own work, but people tell me I'm good at it and I've managed to support myself off it for years, so I'm going to assume I've got a knack for it.
Elsewhere, I've often been told I'm very funny. My last therapist thought I was hilarious.
Oh, and animals love me. Is that a talent?
That or my voice. It's deep. Very deep.
TV Shows: Freaks & Geeks, Master of None, Horace and Pete, Bob's Burgers, BoJack Horseman, Enlightened, Utopia (the BBC show, not the reality show), Louie, Transparent, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica (remake), The Wire, Breaking Bad, Veronica Mars, Party Down, Community, 30 Rock, King of the Hill.
Movies: Before Sunrise / Sunset / Midnight, Moonrise Kingdom, Annie Hall, The Host, Punch-Drunk Love, The Iron Giant, Finding Nemo, Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Election, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Anvil: The Story of Anvil, Dear Zachary.
Video games: Spelunky, Towerfall, Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, The Walking Dead, Portal (1 & 2), Papo & Yo, Shadow of the Colossus, Ico, Grim Fandango, Psychonauts, Fez, Braid, Zelda series, Metroid, Castlevania.
Music: The Pixies, Neutral Milk Hotel, Serge Gainsbourg, Arctic Monkeys, Sparklehorse, Modest Mouse, Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, Nirvana, Velvet Underground, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Deftones.
Food: Sushi, waffles, most types of Thai food, and scotch.
2.) My cat: I friggin' love the little guy. Women I've dated tend to be more jealous of him than any of my lady friends.
3.) My friends: I'm not sure what I did to deserve them, but I'm going to do my best to keep on doing it.
4.) Sex. I have a very strong libido. But I'm also picky about who I get involved with in this way. I don't need to be in love with someone to sleep with them, but I do have to feel comfortable around them. Enough so that I know things won't be weird after.
5.) Toilet paper. Can you imagine a world without it? I'd sooner die.
6.) Cuddling: #2 is great at that, but I don't think he appreciates it as much as I.
Beyond that, I think about my aforementioned hobbies a lot. I love analyzing movies, books, games, etc. It makes me feel inspired to write more.
I also think a lot about how my life would have been different had I been born a woman. I think a ton of misogyny stems from a fundamental lack of understanding about what things are like for people of other genders. As such, I try to understand other people's plights as best I can.
Also, I recently got out of a serious relationship. I know that's a red flag for a lot of people, but I think it's important to be up front about it. I'm neither looking to rush into anything, nor take some alone time. I just want to see what else is out there.