SharedNostalgia
33Raleigh, United States
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My self-summary
My childhood was filled with cartoons and comic books, video games and imagination. I grew up with nerdy hobbies and jumped head-first into everything from conventions and RPGs to anime and recently cosplay. I don't like the antisocial nerd stereotypes, so I've done my best to exercise, socialize, and be more inclusive than exclusive.
What I’m doing with my life
I work in a marketing department for a big company that deals with pharma and the government, so I'll spare that boring conversation and instead prefer to talk about shared hobbies, introduce others to mine, and leave my bubble to see what interests others.
I’m really good at
Listening. It seems like a cop out to say that, but you don't pick up a degree in Communication without learning how to shut up and let other people share whats on their mind.

I'm also pretty good at stubbornly googling and seeking out answers to things that probably aren't worth researching. I tend to get pretty stubborn about needing to know specific pointless things that come up in conversation, though I try not to do phone searches while talking to people.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a tall sarcastic nerd who is often described as "someone who has their life together." It's an odd compliment, but I get it so often that I guess I have to own it. Past that, I'm tall and have big feet and if you're at a convention I'm probably in an anime costume.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
___/ Anime \_______________________________
My favorites are typically robot-y, so Gundam, Code Geass, Macross, Martian Successor Nadesico, and Ghost in the Shell (mainly TV series) . My blue Prius has TACHKOMA on the plate and was chosen in part because it kind of looks like a spider tank.

___/ Movies \______________________________
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, and Castle of Cagliostro. I've also got a special place in my nostalgia for Hook.

___/ Books \_______________________________
Dan Simmons' Hyperion, Snow Crash, and Watchmen. Ongoing series I follow include The Dresden Files, Alex Verus, and October Daye. Survived The Wheel of Time, can't really recommend to most people.

___/ Videogames \_________________________
Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and The Last of Us. Currently playing Mass Effect Andromeda and Overwatch.

___/ Food \_________________________________
Anything that would normally be unhealthy that you can make healthy versions of at home, especially with garlic or pineapple.
Six things I could never do without
1. A healthy mixture of social time and alone time. I'm slightly introvert on most scales, so while I need to be out and around people most of the time, my batteries can run down.
2. The Internet satisfies my info addiction.
3. The stuffed animals on my bed from my childhood. Yeah, really. There would be manly tears if a fire happened to them.
4. My car. RDU is sprawled and I need it.
5. Sunlight. Against all stereotypes I really like sunlight and being outside and find myself pretty low energy without it. I'd probably never survive in Seattle.
6. My FitBit (for health tracking) and my phone (for audio books and general connectivity) team up to keep me healthy and happy, so I'd miss them both dearly.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I like brainstorming short stories and novel/film concepts. In the past I channeled this into running pen and paper role playing games, but I haven't had the bandwidth for that of late, so it's mainly "Wouldn't it be cool if..." concepts I bounce off of people.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably doing something social, ranging from board games or movie night to dinner out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I need to be friends with someone before I can pursue a relationship, which means I tend to take things a bit slower than you might expect on a dating website. I worry that this pace sometimes comes off as disinterest when actually it's me trying to make sure I'm not coming off as too aggressive.
You should message me if
You've seen my list of hobbies and interests and you'd like to join me in enjoying them or expose me to new things outside of my bubble. I love doing single player hobbies in groups, so contact me if you want to watch movies or TV shows (in theaters or on the couch), go to conventions, or just meet up over a meal and talk about whatever is on your mind. One of the most attractive qualities in another person is being passionate about something, even if it's not a nerdy something, so let me know what you obsess over.
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