Spending as much time as possible with people who are more amazing than should be possible.
Experimenting with my brain chemistry - nootropics when I can, stimulants all the time, occasional psychedelics, sometimes benzodiazepines, potentially investigating neurosteroids in the future.
I get analytical about stuff I don't fully understand or feel comfortable with yet. That will include you.
I'm really, really, ridiculously smart. Let me explain:
At one standard deviation above the mean, you get a lot of people talking up their intelligence; at two standard deviations you have people instead being humble about their smarts. You see, nobody is going to confuse 2-dev people with 0-dev people, but they might confuse them with 1-dev, so 2-dev needs to differentiate themselves from 1-dev. They do this by doing something that 1-dev can't do - namely, downplay their intelligence, without risk of looking like a 0-dev person (this is the same principle as how rich people can wear cargo shorts but middle class can't). At 3-dev we flip back to bragging - these are your self-proclaimed 'geniuses', usually - and at 4-dev we're back to humility. You can now probably guess what standard deviation I'm at.
The Princess Bride, Watchmen, 'her', The Dark Knight Rises, Primer, Looper, Edge if Tomorrow.
I think I'm obligated to like The Wire but I haven't watched more than the first half a season. I really deeply enjoyed Breaking Bad. I liked Game of Thrones but that's because of Natalie Dormer and Rose Leslie, god damn. Generation Kill. Neon Genesis Evangelion.
I like Kanye West completely sincerely and unironically. (Same goes for Tom Cruise). Bad Religion, Operation Ivy, but also Pendulum, Deadmau5, Danger.
Vidya: Total Annihilation, FTL, Rift, Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, Dark Souls, Dishonored, and I actually liked Bioshock Infinite.
I eat meat and heavily processed grains.
* Really interesting ideas
* Really too much spent on the computer
* Chemical stimulants
* Intelligent, intense conversation
* Ethics in game journalism
Seriously - we had some friendly foreign guests, and they later described is (through auto translate) as the "shouting friendship circle in the center of the world" which is just the most wonderful phrase.
I really, really, shamelessly love talking porn and kink - 'rough oral', non-consent, and recently race-play are my favourites. What are yours? (I will react with intense curiosity rather than condemnation if you do manage to bring up something actually shocking.)
edit: no need to make it the topic of the conversation though! I picked London because I couldn't imagine ever having anything to say about it; if I'd known *everyone* would use it as a conversation starter, I would have instead suggested talking about the kink and porn stuff from above! That gets a 100% response rate regardless of guarantee anyway.
My name is Scott.