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.
My love and I are expecting a youngling soon. He's going to have a nerd name!
In my off-off time, I lay down with the Silmarillion and try to comprehend it on a deeply personal level. I wanna get colorful bookmarks and carry it around like a pretentious nerd bible.
I am passably good at:
Love2D in Lua
I am learning:
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.
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.). I have a love-hate relationship with the preachy, pretentious, typo-laden yet imaginative world of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. I keep up with George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Movies: I'm a big fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and have high expectations for Batman vs. Superman. I usually watch Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli films these days, but I'm a fan of Kurosawa films. My favorite movies right now are probably Mrs. Doubtfire and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.
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: Cartoons all the way. 90's Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. The DCAU. Beetlejuice the cartoon. Various other shows I have at one time marathon'd but lost track of: Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, True Blood.
I am a New Whovian, though. I occasionally watch some of the old serials just to experience them.
I'm watching a lot of intro anime these days.
Food: I've recently given up any meat that is not from the sea, because I am a huge fan of ingesting mercury. 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.
-The free time to (try and) create