Graduate student. Teaching Assistant. History enthusiast. News junkie. Introvert. Leftie. Secretly a robot that stole a human face. Beep boop.
Otherwise, programming, electronics, lockpicking. All for fun, because I have a very deep interest in understanding how things, especially technology, works.
Ultimately, my dream, and what I want to eventually work to is to be free of the cycle of working for wages or having to exploit workers through wage labor. Let's make a cooperative. You and me and others. A horizontal and democratic organization.
Mentioning obscure facts and trivia I read in books or podcasts or random internet articles. I can cite some of them.
I'm also good at self-control. I won't embarrass anyone when I'm drunk (that's a good deal!).
Fiction: Dresden Files, Temeraire, Benjamin Weaver series. Great worldbuilding and characters for the first two, and as for Ben Weaver, mind-bendingly exciting 18th century detective series, what's not to love?
Nonfiction: History and political philosophy books to make sense of the latest political fiasco (you know which)
I have a strong weakness for Kung Fu movies and Hong Kong action and comedy flicks like Shaolin Soccer.
Shows: I watch too much anime for my own good. I also watch Breaking bad, Sherlock, Foyle's War, Luther... I'm considering watching The Wire soon since it's apparent that I like crime dramas.
Music: Depending on my mood, I can spend a month or two listening to nothing but classic rock, metal, jazz, hip-hop, or any genre that I'm currently in love with. Mostly classic rock, though. If I have a favorite band, it would be Queen. Current favorites: Death Grips, Run the Jewels.
Favorite video games: Strategy games (Europa Universalis, Civ) and RPGs
2. Privacy. I need a lot of time alone.
3. The internet. Being connected to the whole world with a device on the palm of my hand. It's an awesome feeling.
4. Peace and quiet
5. Sunlight. Contrary to what people think I am not in fact a vampire.
6. Sleep/coffee. If you can't get sleep at least be properly awake to experience the delirium thanks.
Also common: plant biology, technology, political economy of fantasy universes through a materialist lens...
If you want someone's ass to kick in Mortal Kombat.
If you do not mind corny and often obscure jokes/references (I'm sorry)
If you actually got this far and decided to continue reading (!)
If your aesthetic can be described as "anime but woke"
If you are a spectre that is haunting Europe...