I'm pretty geeknerdy, besides being one semi-professionally, but not in the antisocial way. I read (some) comic books (the good ones, I swear), I have a great love for animation, and roleplaying gamer (the tabletop pen & paper kind). While I suck really bad at pretty much every videogame ever made, I still like playing them as well, every now and again. Just don't expect me to win a lot. In fact, play me if you'd like to win.
But before we get too stereotypical, I also cook, and watch baseball. Not usually at the same time, though. It's distracting. Especially since baseball's way better when you attend a live game, and they don't let you cook in the stands. Usually, anyway.
I'm an optimist in a pessimist's body, who can sometimes care about all kinds of things slightly more than is strictly necessary. I'd like to think that my best quality is simply that I'm a decent human being. Second place would probably be my eyebrows. I think I've got nice eyebrows. However, you don't get as much kudos for having nice eyebrows as you do for being a decent human being.
I'm starting with games (of the pen and paper kind, like Dungeons & Dragons) and books, mainly because those are a little easier to start with compared to movies and TV shows. I've decided that I'm going to start with a short novel, which I should hopefully have finished and published before the year is out.
Update: I did it, it got published, and people even bought it for real money. I'm legitimate!
I feel that writing stories, despite what some people may say about the arts, is a noble goal for me to undertake. I mean, I'd be doing it anyway, probably, if only because it's what I'm best at, but stories are important. A truly good story can change a life, a viewpoint, can heal wounds, can shape the future. Words and ideas are not easily forgotten when they are captured on the page.
I have visited three US states (twice that, if you count layovers during flights) and I hope to travel much more over the next few years. Last year I visited Iceland! It's really nice there, I might consider going again.
What I am not doing with my life is answering any more damned questions on this site. I have hit 2000, I am happy with that amount. That's more questions about personal things than anyone should ever have to answer.
Except for chicken soup. I make some amazing chicken soup. Seriously, it is delicious. Also my vegetable soup has been lauded, although honestly that just tends to be chicken soup with extra vegetables and an absence of chicken.
Some people have told me I'm good at being a friend. Maybe I am! You may have to endure this friendship nonsense to truly find out.
Whole different situation if it's first online impressions, of course. In that case it's usually someone asking me about my username. I pick weird usernames. Some of them are hard to spell, too.
I like animation and action when it comes to movies. My favourites are Pixar, Harryhausen (rest in peace) and anything remotely pulp. That includes Indiana Jones and The Mummy. Creature features like Jurassic Park and Tremors get a thumbs up from me, too. Superhero films are also good, although I'm more of a Marvel fan. I suppose mainly because I like teams better than individuals, and Marvel has all the best teams. Also been getting more interested in Westerns as of late, not sure why.
Music isn't something I really pay much attention to. For me, it's there to be on in the background while I do other things. I've never been to any concerts or gigs... although I suppose I might like to. Classic rock, electronica, hip-hop, dark ambient, country, ska, heavy metal, filmscore... genres do little for me, I seriously just listen to what I like. So I don't particularly like it when people judge others by their musical choices. It seems kind of petty.
Favourite foods? Anything I can cook myself. I make a decent spaghetti bolognese, among other things. I like red meat and simple stuff, like a good steak, or fish and chips. I'm not a big fan of Chinese food (or spicy food, for different reasons, those reasons being I have a low tolerance for spiciness), but I promise I'll give anything a go at least once, twice if I'm dumb enough.
Although this list is liable to change at a moment's notice.
It's not weirdness and other worlds all the time, though. Truth be told, I also think about reality, like my future, social issues, what to have for breakfast... you know, the important stuff.
Sometimes I spend more time than I should worrying. I'm a bit of a worrier. Although it's not full-on panic or anything, more a kind of mild concern.
I will go out to do other things, all week round in fact, but only really when I have a reason to go out. I just don't really go out just so I can go out.
However if someone is all "dude let's go out" then I don't have much reason to say no. Indeed, dude, let us go out and partake in copious amounts of "the fun".
It's not as bad as it once was, however. You certainly wouldn't be able to easily tell, if I hadn't just told you.
An admission on a less serious note: in the movie of my life, I want the role of me to be played by Nicolas Cage. In fact I would love for every role to be played by Nicolas Cage. We have the technology.
I am also up for sharing my Skype, Steam, Google Talk, or Facebook on request! Let's be online pals, friend!