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My self-summary
Hey! The name's Tristan. Welcome to my niche. Nook. Cranny. Whatever. I'm just on here looking for my Isolde. Iseult. Ysolt. Isolda. Whatever! Please don't take it personally if I inspect any "potions" you might give me with extra care.

Let's see, what else? I'm an INTP, if that matters to you. Or a Scorpio, if that does. I personally think I fit the description of both rather well, no matter what Forer and Barnum might say. Stop raining on my parade, Bertram!

I like subtle, sarcastic humor, and pranks are divine.
What I’m doing with my life
I currently work as the lead in-house developer at a local sink manufacturer in Sylvania. I started by creating the website and inventory system, but I've spent the last year developing marketing and augmented reality apps for iOS and Android. They let you see what one of our super deluxe sinks will look like inside your own home! Wowzers. It's interesting work and I love my coworkers, but I don't see it as the end-point of my career. To that end, I am also doing freelance work and designing and programming apps in my spare time. The goal is to get a self-sustaining stream of money flowing so I can quit my day job and travel the world, already.

I also spend about six to eight hours a week attending various ballroom classes and dance parties. It's a ball! And a good investment. If some of the people I dance with are any indication, I'll be able to pursue this hobby until I'm, like, 105!
I’m really good at
Time travel and teleportation. Unless it turns out reality isn't discrete, in which case just time travel.

Learning things. Problem solving. Mathematics. Designing and implementing systems of all types. Actively listening to people. A bit of art and design. Board games. Strategy games.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a big fantasy/sci-fi fan. I love intricate world building and complex magic/tech systems and stories that have something to say about life. Books like Dune or Foundation or The Kingkiller Chronicle or His Dark Materials, to name a (very) few. Brandon Sanderson has recently become one of my favorite authors, so I've been reading through all of his (secretly linked together!) books. The Stormlight Archive is absolutely amazing.

I also enjoy reading about mythology and logic and physics and intelligence and consciousness. A few highlights in those areas would be The Masks of God or Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid or I Am a Strange Loop.

Pixar movies. Studio Ghibli movies. Star Wars (IV-VI). Life of Brian. The Princess Bride. Zoolander. Anchorman. Dodgeball.

Community (Earlier seasons, though it seems to have regained its stride this season. Yay!). Avatar. Archer. Buffy/Angel/Firefly. Scrubs. Dr. Who. Game of Thrones. The Daily Show/The Colbert Report.

Andrew Bird. Lana Del Rey. Two Steps from Hell. Enya. Girl Talk. Pentatonix. Turisas. Tango music like El Tango De Roxanne or Cell Block Tango or Tango: Maureen.

Sushi. Spaghetti. I hate chocolate. Everything else is fine!
Six things I could never do without
- My Kindle.
- My family. We're still pretty tight and hang out rather frequently.
- Parentheses in all their incarnations. They're just so useful!
- Game Nights.
- Personal recharge time. I start to get depressed if I go long periods without it.
- That font of absolute knowledge and abject stupidity known as the Internet!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Transience. The nature of consciousness, free will, perception, and memories.

I've always been fascinated by games of all kinds, and I'm trying to develop one myself, so I think a lot about their structure and aesthetics. What makes them good? What makes them bad? Why is everyone so obsessed with levels and leveling systems, anyway?

What boardgames am I going to bring to the next game night?

Why isn't "Pastafarian" an option for "Religion" on here?
On a typical Friday night I am the gym, then the dance floor at The Ballroom Company. You should check it out! I'm still on the lookout for a ballroom buddy. :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am terrible at navigation. I have only been in car accidents with stationary objects, like houses or parked cars. O.o;

My favorite color is a vibrant blue. Something like #3060C0.
You should message me if
Your name is Iseult or some variant thereof.

You would like to swim against the current or go against the grain or buck the prevailing trend or challenge the dominant paradigm or whatever(!) and message me first. Be a rebel!

...If you do, please let me know what my response rating is. I'm curious!
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