Graduate student. History enthusiast. News junkie. Introvert. Dialectical materialist. Secretly a robot that stole a human face.
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 for 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: A crapload of history books about too many subjects.
I have a strong weakness for Kung Fu movies and Hong Kong action and comedy flicks like Shaolin Soccer. Otherwise, my most recent favorite movie is Mad Max: Fury Road. What can I say? I'm a sucker for great visuals.
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: Elbow, Foxy Shazam, Jizue, Ben Folds, The Protomen, Classic DIO and Black Sabbath/Ozzy.
Favorite video games: Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey, Dark Souls, Crusader Kings 2, because they're fun and gives me a good challenge, enough for me to sink hours and hours to think up a good strategy to beat the things the games throw at me.
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...