Ramanil
31 Stockbridge, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a tall, non-religious carnivore that believes that any meal can be improved with enough hot sauce.

I like reading long novels, taking long naps, and occasionally mixing the two together.

I believe that omitting the Oxford Comma should be punishable. Not by death, but at least by a disapproving glare. Maybe by a stern talking to for repeat offenders.

I don't travel as often as I'd like to, but I'm going to fix that one of these days. I don't have any destination in mind, but I want adventure in the great wide somewhere. I want it more than I can tell.

Rule number one of Zombieland: Cardio. Zombies lead a very active lifestyle and so do I. I love to run, walk, bike, swim, and hike.

I'm (mostly) a teetotaler (one of my favorite words), but that just means that there's always a DD when I'm out on the town.

About the only thing I like more than cooking delicious food is eating delicious food.
What I’m doing with my life
Training to become a knight in shining armor. I already have my sword, now I just need armor and a noble steed. If the noble steed is voiced by Eddie Murphy, so much the better.

I just finished running the Rugged Maniac obstacle course race, now I'm training for a triathlon at the end of September.

More importantly, the freeze ray is almost up. This is the one. Stops time. Freeze ray. Tell your friends.
I’m really good at
Team trivia! My family has been playing team trivia for years now, and I've absorbed a lot of (almost) useless knowledge in my time. My best categories are Literature or Movies, but I'm still a decent contender in most others.

Getting lost in a good book. (If nobody's seen me in a week, call Thursday Next to come find me. If you know who Thursday Next is, call me.)

Using too much spice when cooking. (Hard to believe, I know, but I have discovered there is a fine line between "just enough" and "too much" and I'm constantly stepping over it.)

Remaining (mostly) functional on little or no sleep. (A very handy talent when I've stayed up till 4 AM reading, and I have to be up at 6.)

Being vewy vewy quiet. A useful skill when hunting wabbits. Or ducks. Whatever season it is.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm too busy reading to pay attention to the first things they're noticing about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I will (reluctantly) admit that I shed a single, manly tear after reading Cormac McCarthy's The Road. It's also the only book I refuse to reread, for that same reason. Fantastic book, I highly recommend it. But oh God the feels. (I use slang like "the feels" occasionally. Please don't hold it against me.)

I tend to read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, but I'm always open to suggestions. A small selection of my favorite authors are Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Brandon Sanderson, David Weber, and Joe Abercrombie. George R R Martin will be on that list provided he finishes ASoIaF before he dies.

For movies, I tend to stick to action/adventure or comedies. I can't do horror at all, I'm a huge chicken. I play a lot of Netflix Roulette.

I rely on Netflix for a lot (okay, all) of my TV watching. I'm a huge nerd, so I like most of the nerd staples: Doctor Who, Firefly, Game of Thrones, etc. I'm sadly behind on my Star Trek.

My music tastes range all over the board. I like pop, country, oldies, rock and roll, heavy metal. I love anything that has a pretty good beat to it, since I usually run to music.

I've been listening to a lot of oldies music (read: 60s, 70s, and 80s) lately. James Brown, Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson, Elvis, the Beatles, the Stones, The Supremes, Aretha, whatever Pandora throws my way. I like it better than 90% of what's on the radio today.

For food, I like just about everything. Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Italian, Mexican, plain old American burgers and fries...if it has meat, and it can be improved by hot sauce (and everything can be improved by hot sauce and/or more meat), I'm most likely a fan.
The six things I could never do without
My Kindle.

And honestly, that's about it. As long as I have reading material, everything is golden.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The physics/repercussions of time travel. A friend and I once spent a three hour road trip discussing the effects of Hermione using the Time Turner in Harry Potter.
On a typical Friday night I am
The same thing I do every night: stopping my cat from trying to take over the world. You're welcome.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I embarass easily and I blush brighter than Rudolph's nose.
You should message me if
If you want to talk about books, movies, or life in general.

If you treat the Oxford Comma as the gift from God that it is.

If you want to make nerdy references to video games or TV shows that someone will actually understand (after worshiping at the altar of Google, possibly, depending on the reference).

If you need a second, third, or even a twelfth wheel for an adventure through time and space.
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