One of my primary goals is learning to be more rational, despite my penchant for hippie scarves and high doses of psychedelics.
I'm cripplingly absentminded. I will do everything in my power to avoid cooking food. Fuck food. I am domestically disabled in everything except hair braiding and cloak-making.
I am libertarian, non-hierarchical poly, a flighty hermit, feminism-skeptical.
I advocate equality for germs and am active in the germ community. I don't tolerate germaphobes. If you're one of those antibiotic supporters you can get off my profile right now.
I'm mostly in Cambridge (though in Vegas for the AVNs). I am originally from Idaho, though, where I was homeschooled until adulthood by religious isolationists and spent my time memorizing the Bible and shooting unlicensed firearms.
leaving the country
typing extremely fast
solving those little toy puzzles
leaving the country again, surprise
making my hands sweat with sheer willpower
Name of the Wind
The Tombs of Atuan
Man's Search for Meaning
the Fifth Life of the Catwoman
The Metamorphosis of the Prime Intellect
Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
TV/Movies: The Fountain, Firefly and Serenity, LOTR, Amelie, Chronicle, GoT, Before Sunset, Only Lovers Left Alive, Star Trek (DS9, Next Gen, Voyager), and trashy reality TV.
Music: Stuff that goes "bwaaaaaaaaashhhruuu" and stuff that goes "bloop CHA bloop CHA tick ta" and also stuff that sounds like "swEEEeeeEEEaaaaEEEE"
Video Games: Journey, TF2 (engie-pyro-sniper), Overwatch (Symmetra-Zenyatta-Torby), Civ 5
I also like Lesswrong and Slatestarcodex, Reddit and Tumblr.
a minimal government that doesn't forcibly regulate nonharmful behavior or take my money-OH WAIT I GUESS I DO HAVE TO DO WITHOUT THIS
The internet, which is unfortunately illegal to marry.
Soylent, the universe's breast milk and my sole salvation from a slow death on a diet consisting of handfuls of shredded cheese, dark chocolate, cough drops, leaves, and bits of greasy aluminum foil.
What it will feel like to die. What it feels like to die.
How to more effectively demonstrate compassion and understanding to both myself and others. How to ask the right questions.
wtf does it mean to know something, wtf is meaning, wtf is information goddamnit, and consciousness what the hell, where did it come from, what the fuck
The neolithic period
Why I don't have sex with everyone. I like sex. Not having sex with everyone makes zero sense and I feel weird and guilty about it. Is sexual altruism a thing?
Chesterton's fence-ing the fuck out of traditional gender roles.
Religion and cultures as evolutionary bodies
If I don't reply to you, it's most likely because my life would be unfeasibly clogged with OKC if I responded to every message containing your level of quality.