Nabokovite
28 Los Angeles, United States
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My self-summary
If only Don Draper were available to write my pitch for me...

I am a vaguely person-shaped meaty object. I like friends and laughing...and...no, wait - don't go! I secretly work for the CIA! I'm a long-stranded time traveler! I invented dice!

Seriously, though, in short: I like movey-pictures and thinky-thought stuff. I'm a Polish transplant. I'm pretty good at convincing people everything they believe is wrong (Try me!). Socrates is my hero.
What I’m doing with my life
Finishing up a philosophy PhD. In other words, I intend to go to school until the day I die in a tragic grading-related incident.
I’m really good at
Raising my eyebrows. Math. Debate. Fencing (the kind with blades, not with fences). Tennis (table and otherwise). Games that pit one person against another, mano a mano. Writing. Videogames. Making curry. Playing exactly three pieces on the piano.

I'm really bad at: Snapping my fingers, small talk, directions, eating only half, first dates, fixing broken things, fashion, netflix-related self-control, ferrero rocher-related self-control, sensible sleep scheduling, social tact, dancing - I should stop this list, shouldn't I?
The first things people usually notice about me
That I say "plausible" way too much. That I pace a lot. My hands. My beautiful, beautiful hands.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Calvin and Hobbes, Nabokov, Borges, Kafka. Also, David Sedaris, Kurt Vonnegut, Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, Catch-22, A Clockwork Orange, The Little Prince, Alice in Wonderland

Movies: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, In the Mood for Love, Let the Right One In, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Annie Hall, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, City Lights, Miyazaki films, Taxi Driver, Kurosawa films, 8 1/2, Casablanca, the Coen Brothers

Music: Hipster stuff, electronica, classical, prog rock, etc.

TV: The Wire, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Louie, Nathan for You, Rick and Morty, Fargo

Food: Indian, Thai, Korean, Polish, Ethiopian
The six things I could never do without
That match cut from the bone to the spacecraft in 2001: A Space Odyssey,British panel shows, every line of Lolita, and sriracha sauce.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Morality, rationality, why I am a bad person for not being vegetarian or giving most of my income to charity, good locations to fire a portal gun
On a typical Friday night I am
Eating Korean Barbeque with friends, then watching a movie and passing out.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cry during movies.
You should message me if
You want someone to watch awesome movies with, you want to teach me how to dance, you'd like to trade thoughts and arguments about ethics or anything else. You can sit through a movie that's in black and white or has subtitles.

If you've got some movie/book/music to recommend
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