I'm carbon based, made of pointy bits that hold up the squidgy bits. I'm sarcastic as fuck, I know who I am, I fervently stand by my convictions and I don't give a shit if that upsets you. I do clean up just fine, though, should the need arise.
I'm a polarizing person, get over it. If you can't handle that, or if you're the type to quiet down because we hold different beliefs, I have no interest in you; however, if you're strong enough in your own beliefs to not be offended by mine, we'll do just fine. If you can offer well-worded scrutiny of mine, we'll do even better.
I'm turned on by creative minds, regardless of the medium, but a well-placed semicolon or properly chosen Em dash are unimaginably sexual to me.
I'm equally put off by belligerent cretins who can't take the time to properly evoke their thoughts while attempting to communicate.
A proud Transhumanist, I can be self-destructive nihilist at times, and a self-indulgent hedonist at others. Even Nietzsche loved to dance.
The world we live in is ill, and it's dying, along with our civilization that it nourishes. There's beauty in the destruction, but sadness in the consequence on an individual scale.
Or that I have a pathological, bordering on obsessive, need to understand everything I possibly can about the world.
If through my writing/ editing, it's almost certainly that I observe the Oxford comma, as anything less is unnecessarily ambiguous. Not utilizing it will make me wish I could melt your head with my thoughts.
Works on my bookshelf, if it were unpacked at the moment, would hold a cross-section including Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon, Ken Kesey's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Jim Meehan's The PDT Cocktail Book, Mariquis de Sade's The Ghosts of Sodom: The Charenton Journals, Darwin's The Origin of Species, and Dawkins' The Selfish Gene.
I won't even begin to attempt to rank any of my favourite films in order, but some of them include: Fight Club, Event Horizon, Ghost in the Shell, Requiem for a Dream, Pi, A Scanner Darkly, It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad world, You can't Cheat an Honest Man, House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Alien, Aliens, the entirety of the Hellraiser franchise (yes, even "those" ones), All Cheerleaders Die, Body of Lies, Blade Runner, Snatch, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, all Monty Python films, Trainspotting, Primer, Dredd, Mad Max: Fury Road, Boondock Saints, Eraserhead, Prometheus (call me on this one. I dare you. I fucking dare you), The Terminator, Terminator 2, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Inglorious Basterds, True Romance, From Dusk 'Till Dawn, The Bourne trilogy (Legacy was okay, but missed the essence of Bourne), Akira, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Big Lebowsky, The Usual Suspects, Seven, In Bruges, both Total Recall films, 300, Sin City, Watchmen (the Dr. Manhattan hook was better than an alien), all the SAW films, Hackers, Holy Flying Circus, Face/Off, Con Air, Who is Kaspar Karr? : Street Thief, Training Day, Session 9, 12 Monkeys, Outpost and Outpost: Black Sun (fuck Rise of the Spetsnaz), Catch 22 (though the novel is superior), Dr. Strangelove or: really really really ridiculously long subtitle, all three Daniel Craig Bond films, Children of Men, The Town, Dark City, The Matrix Trilogy, The Hurt Locker, Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now, A Clockwork Orange, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Platoon, The Deer Hunter, The Shawshank Redemption, Schindler's List, The Godfather 1&2, Leon, American History X, American Psycho, The Departed, Django Unchained, Taxi Driver, etc.
I could go on for ages, but you get the picture. Heh, get it?! n...nevermind...
While I haven't owned a television for the better part of a decade, there are still certain programs I've either kept up with, or that have a fond place in my heart permanently reserved for them.
Some of these include: Mock the Week, Archer, The Strain, Skins (UK), Daredevil, The Mind of a Chef, Darknet, House, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Clone High, Undergrads, Rick and Steve: The Happiest Gay Couple in All the World, Top Gear, South Park, Bob's Burgers, House of Cards, The X Files, The Boondocks, Futurama, Family Guy/ American Dad/ The Cleveland Show, Robot Wars, Iron Chef/ Iron Chef America, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers, Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Dead Like Me, Carl Sagan's Cosmos, Bromwell High, Black Adder, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Tripping the Rift, The Ricky Gervais Show, and plenty more I can't remember off the top of my head.
I grew up dancing to the likes of Billy Idol, David Bowie, and Depeche Mode at just two years old, so it's no surprise that I would develop a strong affinity for much of the music they were inspired by, or would later inspire. Mostly, this includes Industrial and EBM music and all of their subgenres, as well as a lot of Trip-Hop, EDM, Hard Dance/ Hard Trance, Hardcore, Drum and Bass, Metal, and Neue Deutsche Härte.
Some notable examples include: IAMX/ Sneaker Pimps (never has there been music more passionate, sexual, and sensual than Chris Corner's solo works), Voltaire, KMFDM, Ministry, Oomph!, Rammstein, Megaherz, VnV Nation, Assemblage 23, Covenant, Imperative Reaction, Icon of Coil, Skinny Puppy, ohGr, Lacuna Coil, Aesthetic Perfection, Combichrist, Psyclon Nine, Suicide Commando, :Wumpscut:, Crüxshadows, She Wants Revenge, Mindless Self Indulgence, Infected Mushroom, Rob Zombie, MSTRKRFT, Savant, The Prodigy, Pendulum, Noisia, Calyx&Teebee, Chase&Status, Angerfist, Ophidian, Neophyte, and, of course, Kraftwerk.
By no means the only examples within their genres, these are perhaps some of the more noteworthy names. Likewise, by no means the only genres that interest me, the electronic ones tend to be where I gravitate to.
Food is much simpler; anything from either South or East of North America goes. I adore "peasant food" and such dishes constitute the majority of what I cook at home. Be it soups, stews, or curries. Some of the poorest people in the world eat better than most royalty, and we should be humbled by what we have to learn. If you want to win my favour, simply join me for anything Japanese, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean or... well really, anything Asian.
There are few, if any, single flavours I enjoy in this world more than coffee, chocolate, bourbon, ale, mushrooms, and cheese.
6. Being a dick and giving literal answers in a prioritized list based on their fundamental necessity for sustaining life...
7. Bending the rules to see just how far I can push things.
Everyone is given the benefit of the doubt; things can only go downhill once you open your mouth. Do make it something interesting to help break the fall, ya?
...well-worded questions or statements have you biting your lip in anticipation of an equally well-crafted response.
...you're comfortable with your beliefs and comfortable with someone else having their own.
...you enjoy constructive, well-thought-out discussions on absolutely anything, regardless of scale or consequence.
...you share similar tastes in media or food.
...you have no filter, and aren't afraid to laugh at a joke, even when everyone else in the room is too uptight to do the same.