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My self-summary
Atheist feminist progressive science-loving geek.
What I’m doing with my life
Living with the folks and doing volunteer work, whilst shooting job applications into the ether hoping in vain that somebody notices. I spend my free time (of which I have abundant amounts) pursuing the seemingly endless chain of things that interest me and constantly learning new things: about myself, other people, and this simultaneously wondrous and depressing world we live in.

I tried the college thing twice -- once for art, and once for science -- and, both times, failed to make it through all four years. The difficult-to-escape conclusion is that I shouldn't go back unless I have an overwhelmingly good reason.
I’m really good at
writing, art, critical thinking, being honest, offbeat humor, learning new things, befriending non-humans, amusing little kids, and lots more.

I'm moderately good at gardening, cooking, video games, translating Japanese into English, toying with computers, and singing.

I'm really bad at DDR and anything involving numbers.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall and I have a deep voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: Berserk (Kentarou Miura), Jurassic Park (Michael Crichton), Predatory Dinosaurs of the World (Gregory S. Paul), Expedition (Wayne D. Barlowe), Watership Down (Richard Adams). (Definitely need to read more.)

COMICS: Calvin & Hobbes (Bill Watterson), The Far Side (Gary Larson)

ARTISTS: Wayne D. Barlowe, H.R. Giger, Doug Henderson, Michael Whalen, Ikuto Yamashita

MOVIES: Akira, Alien Trilogy (screw A.R.), Austin Powers, Beauty and the Beast (1991), Blazing Saddles, Death to Smoochy, Dogma, Fight Club, The Fly (1986), Ghostbusters, The Incredibles, Jurassic Park, The Last Unicorn, The Lord of the Rings (2001-03), Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Neverending Story, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pan's Labyrinth, The Princess Bride, Princess Mononoke, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, The Silence of the Lambs, Spaceballs, Spirited Away, Star Wars Trilogy (IV-VI), Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Thing (1982), Total Recall (1990), Toy Story, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Yellow Submarine, and many others.

TV SHOWS: Adventure Time, Animaniacs, Archer, Berserk, FLCL, Futurama, Game of Thrones, Gargoyles, Gurren Lagann, Heroes (S1), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, House M.D. (S1-3), Neon Genesis Evangelion, Pokemon (S1), South Park, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Venture Bros., The Vision of Escaflowne

MUSIC: new age / easy listening, ambient & techno, video game / anime / film soundtracks, Irish / Celtic, classical & choral, Oingo Boingo, The Beatles, Iona, The Pillows. Will listen to practically anything other than rap / hip-hop.

VIDEO GAMES: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Disgaea 1 & 2, Final Fantasy V through VIII + Tactics (<3 VII), Neon Genesis Evangelion 2, Panzer Dragoon Orta, Pokemon (Gen 1&2), SaGa Frontier, Secret of Mana
Series: Dance Dance Revolution, Katamari Damacy, Kirby, Legend of Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, Metroid, Monster Hunter, Pikmin, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario, Super Smash Bros.

FOOD: "Ethnic" cuisine; breakfast cereal with coconut milk; spinach; lentil soup with whole grain toast; egg salad on rye; dark chocolate; mint chocolate chip ice cream.
The six things I could never do without
Assuming first-level needs are already accounted for...

1) Family & friends
2) A nice planet to live on
3) Intellectual stimulation
4) Integrity
5) Empathy
6) A safe haven
I spend a lot of time thinking about
...what shapes each individual person and why people think and believe what they do.
...how humans can curb their destructive tendencies and sustain a clean, species-diverse biosphere for themselves and all other life.
...social trends and institutions that encourage sociopathic behavior that defies everything about our cooperative, empathic social primate roots.
...why the world seems to run on "bullshit" (artifice, deception, etc.) and lies instead of integrity and honesty.
...why "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"-type thinking so perniciously persists.
...why education seems to promote short-term memorization over long-term intuitive understanding.
...what my place in this world is and how I'm going to get there.
On a typical Friday night I am
enjoying time by myself or with family. Or with the bird. Never forget the bird.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm professionally diagnosed with (and being treated for) Asperger's Syndrome, depression, and anxiety. If you don't think you could deal with this, you probably want to stay far, far away. >:D

(I have noticed a considerable preference against people with mental illness, even those who are being treated! If untreated, yes, I agree there is a problem, but I find the prejudice against even hard-working and very self-aware individuals like myself to be quite alarming.)
You should message me if
(A) you want an honest, trust-based, and no-bullshit relationship. (No bullshit!)
(B) you're looking for a friend (and friend only...) in your area (both sexes permitted, of course!).
(C) you want an accomplice for going out on adventures -- seeing more natural and cultural sights, becoming more active, etc.
(D) you enjoy hanging out and sharing deep thoughts, catching good film and TV, playing games, making food or art, working outside, playing with animals, etc.