Paragon19
30 Greensboro, United States
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My self-summary
I'm James.

I'm 30. I have my own place. I work for the City. I'm very comfortable with who I am. I'm relatively comfortable with where I am. I'm introverted, and an unabashed nerd. In public or with strangers I don't usually say anything unless I have something worth saying, but once I do I can talk a lot and I have a habit of being honest (sometimes to a fault). So don't mistake my quiescence for shyness, it's more like a unwillingness to be inauthentic.

I also consistently get INTJ on the MBTI, and quite think it suits me.
What I’m doing with my life
I graduated with a BA in Psychology, but like many people I'm not precisely utilizing my degree in my career.

I've spent a lot of time working on myself the past few years, and have achieved most of the goals I set out for myself.
I’m really good at
I really like working with my hands. Making, building, fixing, etc. I've especially been learning to work on my car recently, and when I need anything else fixed, I try to do it myself as well. I value finding new ways to become self-sufficient.

I'm quite excellent at explaining things far too much, and surviving mock zombie apocalypses until the last moment.
The first things people usually notice about me
Few people deem it necessary to divulge their first impressions of me, but historically I've been rather quiet in new encounters.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Authors: Primarily science fiction. Frank Herbert, George R R Martin, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Orson Scott Card, Frederik Pohl. I've read Tolkein, but he wasn't my favorite.

Movies: Scifi stuff. Star Trek tickles that fancy pretty well. Interstellar was an immediate favorite as well. Other stuff too. Action movies if they have a reasonably substantive plot. Various other movies in any genre that focus on smart or engrossing plots
TV: Rick and Morty, duhhhhh. Again, Star Trek. There are plenty of others, but who wants to read a giant list? Just ask if you want to know.
Anime: (I guess it deserves its own list): Neon Genesis Evangelion and Code Geass are my current favorites. Knights of Sidonia is really good too. Ghost in the Shell. Plenty of Gundam, but not all incarnations of it are created equal. Just about everything is superior to Gundam Seed. Plenty of others as well that don't jump to mind immediately.
Music: I don't really like happy sounding music. I just can't get into it.
I do like metal, and instrumental stuff, orchestral and especially soundtracks. Nine Inch Nails and various songs from Maynard James Keenan's various projects.
Food: Salty things. Sweet things. Not spicy. Specifics don't really matter. I am an omnivore.
Games: I am a slightly less than avid, but slightly more than casual gamer. I just finished Bastion, and recently finished The Stanley Parable, and I like Shadow of the Colossus. I make a point of avoiding MMOs and otherwise open-ended games. A game needs to end at some point. Though I will play an online game if it involves giant robots or space ships. That's why I'm currently pretty good at Fractured Space. They're my weaknesses.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The future, the world, the state of things, myself (introspection), my hobbies, rights, liberties, science, logic, religion, the future...things like that.

This might not be the right section for this, but I consider myself an agnostic atheist (meaning I don't know for sure whether there is a god, but I also don't believe there is one). I used to be very combative with religious people, but my zeal has been tempered with time, so I no longer spend large amounts of time brooding over matters of religion. I'm happy to let religious people be, as long as they see fit to return the favor, but when confronted by them I have no qualms sharing my opinions.

I'm also the kind of person that thinks the world would be made better by making everyone smarter, instead of nicer.
On a typical Friday night I am
Home, watching stuff, looking at dumb stuff on the Internet, playing video games, reading, building models, etc. Sometimes doing those same things, but with one or two close friends. I guess I do go out on occasion.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nothing of import, or any interest. Things are either private or not for me, not any more or less so, and I don't make anything private unless it's important.
You should message me if
Any reason you want. I don't send messages first here very often anymore. When I send a message I usually prefer to write something of substance, and even when I have something in common with people, it's hard to find a novel, substantive way of saying, "Hey, you're cute, and look! We have cool things in common! We should meet!" while still feeling genuine. So let me take off some of the pressure; I always reply, so go ahead and send a message if you feel like it. Don't worry, the standards I have for novel, engaging messages only apply to myself. I'm sure I'll just be happy to hear from you regardless of the content.
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