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My self-summary
I'm an animal-lover, a bookworm and a nerd's nerd. I'm a pessimist with optimistic inflections. I speak my mind, and can be honest to a fault.

I love reading books, playing video games, watching a few YouTube channels and listening to a few podcasts. I also enjoy playing tabletop games and certain card games. If weather permits, I'll gladly go hiking, cycling, swimming, or play paintball.

My passions run deep, and when something sparks my interest I will often latch on with voracious curiosity. At least, so long as I can remember what that is.

Wait, what was I talking about?
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a full-time zookeeper working exclusively with birds. Weirdly enough, I'm doing exactly what my degree was meant for.

Besides that, I'm very busy being a social hermit and living under a rock.
I’m really good at
Animal husbandry. It's my hobby, my passion and my profession. I've worked pretty extensively with domestic animals, but my exotic animal experience is more substantial.

Spouting out useless bits of random trivia at inopportune moments

I'm a decent writer and like to draw from time to time. I have about a 50-50 chance of making awesome food or setting the kitchen on fire.
The first things people usually notice about me
Hard to say what people first notice, but what I first hear about is my hair. It was a bi-product of college laziness, but I think it looks much better long than it ever did short.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love a good book, and I'm especially fond of fantasy, sci-fi and fiction. My favorite authors include Douglas Adams, Mark Lawrence, H. P. Lovecraft, Patrick Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, Will Wight, George R. R. Martin and Miles Cameron.

Like my taste in books, I love fantasy, sci-fi and fictional movies. I'm also very fond of the horror genre and animated movies have a special place in my heart. Typically, I like my movies to have a significant storyline and good characters - I don't care much for summer popcorn flicks if they're purely visual affairs. Three favorites are The Nightmare Before Christmas, Wall-E and Mad Max: Fury Road.

I don't watch all that much television, I instead supplement the bulk of my viewership with several youtube channels. Of what TV I do watch, my favorite shows include Game of Thrones (I stopped where the books stop), The Wire and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Other noteworthy shows include Stranger Things, Q.I., One-Punch Man, Rick and Morty and Attack on Titan.

For the most part my taste in music is grounded in the rock / alternative genres. If it isn't country, rap or hip-hop I'll probably give it a listen! I care very much about a song's melody and flow, and have an strong affinity for irish songs. Oh, and sea shanties! I love sea shanties. My favorite bands include Flogging Molly, Santiano, The Offspring, Gaelic Storm, Queens of the Stone Age and Carbon Leaf.

I'm not a fussy eater, but texture matters a lot to me and there are some ingredients I positively detest (water chestnuts, yech). I'm very big on pasta and love italian food. I also thoroughly enjoy japanese, mexican and thai foods, and am willing to try just about anything different or culturally unique.

Since there isn't a category for it: Video games! I'm currently addicted to a combination of Overwatch and Ark. Other honorable mentions include Soma, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, Garry's Mod (Prop Hunt!), and Portal 2. There's also a mountain of unplayed games in my library. They quietly guilt me for not giving them any attention, and whisper mean things to me at night.
Six things I could never do without
Friends, family, animals, literature, music and my health. I've spent stretches of time isolated with only these things, I know just how precious they can be.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What I'm going to do tonight (the same thing we do every night, Pinky...).
When my next nap will be.
Did I already drink a cup of coffee this afternoon? I think I did. Maybe. I don't know. Better drink another, just in case.

Also, birds. Birds are cool.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hiding out underneath my rock. I work on Saturdays, so I usually stay in to watch a movie, play video games or read a good book. I don't like parties or clubs very much, but I'll happily spend time with friends when I can.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have child-bearing hips. I hate them.
You should message me if
--You want to spend hours engrossed in a conversation you only meant to last three minutes.
--You want a counterpoint to your self-improvement, someone to motivate you as you motivate them.
--You felt badly for slaying the dragons in Skyrim.
--You think an evening cuddled up with good Chinese food, video games and a potentially terrible movie sounds great.
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