I've been more interested in compersion lately than directly engaging myself with others. For the time being I'm focused on networking with the rare folk who sympathize with this lifestyle. If a thing happens, a thing happens. But life is a sticky morass and I've found it hard to extricate myself from it to date on a whim.
I enjoy art; artsy displays, artsy paintings, artsy writing. The art of movies, the art of music. The art of video games. Yes, I did say that last thing.
I'm not well-versed in any of it.
Video games are a large part of my identity and I take them seriously as a narrative form.
I carry a book from Tolkien's legendarium at all times, but if you ask me questions about Arda I won't have adequate answers - nerds find me not nerdy enough, but uninitiated still find me adequately invested.
I am passably good at:
Love2D in Lua
I am learning:
Management (for real life stuff)
Tabletop Gaming: GURPS, D&D, Warhammer, CoC, Mordheim. GMing GURPS again is a dream of mine. I can never find the players or the time. Mostly the time.That, and all of my supplies have been lost and I haven't been able to rebuild my collection.
Books: My mind was formed earlier in life by the likes of Robert Howard, Haruki Murakami, Terry Pratchett, Ann McCaffrey, H.P. Lovecraft, and Tolkien. I'm a bit of a LOTR nerd, and also a fan of fantasy art books (my most positive take from the tragedy that was Age of Conan is its art book.). If I'm being honest with myself I don't read often at all anymore - but my work has me reading management books.
Movies: I'm a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and was not completely disappointed with BvS. I'm a fan of Studio Ghibli and I watch an incessant amount of Disney movies. Historically I have been into Kurosawa films and anything in the View Askewniverse.
Music: My favorite band is Nightwish. Through them I grew attached to Sonata Arctica, Tarot, Charon, and formed a love affair with symphonic metal in general; Kamelot, After Forever, Epica. Variously also Celesty, Korpiklaani, and Mandragora Scream.
TV: I'm one of those 90's cartoon types but I obsessively watch Steven Universe. I also love Gilmore Girls. I do some seriousy shows too but I have a hard time staying in the mindset long enough so I don't consider them worth mention. I am a New Whovian who sometimes watches older serials. I haven't experienced the latest two seasons.
Watching Cowboy Bebop again.
Food: There are no fruits or vegetables I dislike, but I grew up with home grown squash, zucchini, tomatoes, broccoli, and peppers. I eat something spicy at least once a day, and champ peanut butter. I tear up mushrooms. I'm not a fan of the animal product industry but I can't claim to living without it.
-Rippers, romhackers, and modding communities
-The ceaseless march of the transhumanist dystopia
-Pen and paper
-My wife and children and their endless depth
On actual days off, I spend my time battling entropy or trying to wrestle my ideas into video game environments.