PhilosoraptorJ
33 Riverside, United States
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My self-summary
Ok...can I tell you something that I've been coming to realize much more recently? That's actually a rhetorical question, because I'm just going to tell you anyway.

I'm only one or two more fruitless Facebook "conversations" (or more like arguments) before I give up on social media forever. I may keep a page in the attic just in case I need to contact somebody, but I just don't think that any of the small benefits for me in participating in social media are worth the aggravation. Twitter seems especially pointless to me because I tend to write in long paragraphs and try to address things with a certain amount of complexity and 140 characters doesn't quite do it. (Maybe it would be possible in Chinese with all of their logographs?) The level of discussion on social media is so emotional and frankly partisan and ideological that I just can't do it anymore.

Whew...now that that is off of my chest...on with the show!
What I’m doing with my life
Starting a graduate program in sociology in the fall.
I’m really good at
Ah...this is a very humble question designed to showcase one's humility I see.

I won't presume to speak on a subject matter on which only others may speak of. I don't wish to be a self-deceiver or braggart about things which I may be wrong about.

In other words...I'm good at avoiding questions.
The first things people usually notice about me
My sexy, prefrontal cortex. (Although my cerebellum ain't bad.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
The Blank Slate, Wheel of Time series, tons of philosophy books (especially of the continental variety) and psychology/social science books.

I don't really like many movies these days, especially those standard plot-driven ones. I prefer movies like The Fountain, I Heart Huckabees, The Tree of Life, etc.

I'm pretty specific in my music tastes, specifically of the "post-rock/post-metal" genre. Bands like Tool, Isis, Cult of Luna, as well as classic mid-90s bands like Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, etc.
The six things I could never do without
Six is sort of an arbitrary number, isn't it? And there is something about the phrasing of this prompt that is awkward to me...anyone else notice that? (By the way, isn't it funny how the word "awkward" is itself kind of awkward?)

I guess going by my response above, one thing I can't go without is questioning things. As I'm getting bored with this question, I will now proceed to ignore it and move on.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Philosophy, love, pain, politics, possibilities, constraints, social negotiations, language, human psychology, religion, spirituality, etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hunting for alligators. Or is it crocodiles? I always get the two confused with each other...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Admitting a private thing in public by definition makes it not private anymore, and therefore this prompt is contradictory.

And yes...I'm very fun at parties with this analytical attitude. :-P
You should message me if
I love massages! Oh, wait...
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