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My self-summary
Hi! I'm Ben. I'm a desert animal; born and raised in Arizona.

Creation is one of my core instructions. I have thick, inky art-blood and making new things is what keeps my brain on its brain-toes and my heart in the heart-pantheon.

My internal world(s) are usually more important than the outside world(s) and subsequently, I don't do a lot of hiking or bar hopping. I rock a mean road trip though; I recently spent 3 weeks driving to/around/from Colorado and it was one of the best things I've ever done.

I fucking love breakfast burritos and iced coffee.

Tags: INTJ, Type 7 Wing 6, Pragma, Agon/Paida, RAVENCLAW 4 LYFE
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an artist and designer at my own two-man game development company. I'm also a design consultant, which means big ridiculous companies sometimes fly me to their wonderful cities so I can fix their games.

Everyday I get to build strange creatures, exotic gardens, and special effects you can feel in the marrow of your face bones. I am a farmer of joy; an endorphin specialist.
I’m really good at
I'm a craftsman; I'm good at my crafts. Picking cigars. Painting miniatures. Making manhattans. And YOU KNOW I only use luxardo cherries. C'mahn.

Being brutally, stupidly, aggressively honest.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm dressed in all black, and probably critizicing someone for not living up to their potential as human gods.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, Oryx & Crake, House Of Leaves, and contrived game rule books.

Music: Tool, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Air, Brother Ali, The Heavy, Anamanaguchi, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Studio Killers, Tobacco, Calibro 35, Lorn, Odesza, School Of Seven Bells, Tinariwen, Black Pistol Fire, TV On The Radio, Zero 7, Morcheeba, Atmosphere, Fela Kuti, Aesop Rock, JJ Grey & Mofro, Ofo The Black Company, Com Truise, etc. I'm going to marry Melanie Martinez.

Food: Big fat sandwiches and breakfast burritos.

Games: HOTS, Fallout, Devil May Cry, Street Fighter III, Endless Space/Legend, Anno 1404/2070/2205, Bayonetta, Pathfinder.
The six things I could never do without
1. Cigars
2. Bourbon
3. Breakfast
4. Coffee
5. Work
6. Complex problems that distract me from the monotony of our standard human consciousness routines.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A. Why pushing that button doesn't look and feel good and B. How to fix it. But I get paid to think about that, so that's going to happen whether I like it or not (I usually like it).

Atlantis. Morocco. The prehistoric wildlands at the center of the earth. The insides of cosmic wormholes. Pathfinder.
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing games with a few people. Sometimes in net space, sometimes in meat space.

I LOVE crashing resorts and smoking a cigar with new and interesting humans from afar. I really enjoy talking to strangers about their distinct problems and experiences.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have shitty little social batteries from the 1960's space race era, so I can't spend a lot of time hanging out with other humans without needing that recharge.

Normally I'd just say "I'm an introvert" but some people think that means shy and I'm the least shy motherfucker in the world.

It's been one of the most horrific years of my life. When the dust settled I was a little fat but I'm currently un-fattening.
You should message me if
You're a huge fucking nerd like me! You make things. You analyze things. You fantasize about faraway places. YOU LIKE GAMES. Your laugh into the darkness like a barbarian; un-mired by the trivial sensitivies of our civilized society. You're a brilliant, incredible, warriorbitch of a woman.

Most importantly, you don't need to spend a lot of time with other people. Let's hold hands over the chasm, and occasionally fly together over the blackness below and tell each other our war stories.