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34Ithaca, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a writer of literary nonfiction who runs a left-wing geek media site that seeks to end the world through sci-fi reviews. No, I didn't know you could make money doing that either. Happily married and poly (my wife and I date separately, to be clear).
What I’m doing with my life
Moved to Ithaca in early June and basically finding it to be everything I ever wanted in a place to live. I split my time between a part-time job in the outer fringes of academia and writing/running a group blog. It's a good gig, and I'm quite happy with it, although it turns out the "eats up all of your time" tendencies of owning a small business and being a freelance writer combine, so I tend to be in a constant state of mild exasperation at deadlines and behind on all the television I want to watch.
I’m really good at
Most of my time is spent on writing and reading. With a fair amount of cooking. I'm a good cook. And I cook for dates. I'm also not half bad at video games, trivia, and puzzles. Oh, and my last book was the #1 bestseller on Amazon, albeit within the rather marginal category of "Science fiction history and criticism." I guess that counts as being good at something.
The first things people usually notice about me
The beard, I imagine. At least if they're meeting me in person. Online, probably the fact that I always write in complete sentences with full punctuation. Dunno why - I think it's just that I use computers for writing so often that not writing in full sentences requires a conscious decision that I usually don't bother making.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by William Blake, Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Kieron Gillen, Neal Stephenson, China Miéville, Iain M. Banks, or Neil Gaiman, though I kind of roll my eyes at him a lot lately.. Of these, Alan Moore is my role model. And not for Watchmen and V for Vendetta. I like his totally screwed up occult stuff.

Movies: The Fountain is my absolute favorite film. I tend to like slightly cryptic and weird things, in that "too snobby for Christopher Nolan" way that I freely admit is eminently punchable.

TV: Doctor Who is my single favorite show - I can be led to extended tangents on this point. As in, I've written seven books about it. (I promise, I'm not one of those asshole fans who thinks knowing an absurd amount about the series makes me better than you. Indeed, I'm fairly sure the reverse is true.) Past that, Hannibal and Mr. Robot have been fairly big recent obsessions.

Music: I'm kind of eternally stuck in 80s alternative: The Smiths, Peter Murphy, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Siouxie and the Banshees, Bauhaus, Sisters of Mercy, New Order, etc. Of stuff that isn't ridiculously old, FKA Twigs, Seeming, Crystal Castles, and Bat for Lashes have all been pretty satisfying.

I am generally biased towards British stuff.

Food: My own cooking, first and foremost; I'm a fairly serious hobbyist in this regard. Eating out, good Chinese and Indian are always straight tickets to my heart, and I'm a sucker for a farm-to-table place with a fun wine list.
Six things I could never do without
An Internet connection, Krypto (my dog), good food, the uncanny, autumn, ghosts
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The apocalypse and what wine to pair with it. (Cider, I reckon.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends. If my wife works that night, I'm probably at home working/watching television. If she doesn't, there's a decent chance we're out with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I worship the gods invented by William Blake in his prophetic works.
You should message me if
The fact that I'm a polyamorous anarchist druid is not a deal-breaker? I mean, I find that's something people tend not to be "meh" on, you know?
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