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My self-summary
“Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly”
In life, one can strike a balance, where you are serious without being solemn and light-hearted without being frivolous. That’s where you’ll find me.

I prefer to meet people in person before attaching any importance to the relationship. I also don't expect most first dates to amount to anything much.
What I’m doing with my life
Graduate school, one year out from a master’s degree. This is the year of exciting possibilities for me. It will take a lot of work to turn those possibilities into actualities, but I’ve never been afraid of hard work so that’s not a problem.
I’m really good at
If I have to sum it up: knowledge and creativity. I thrive on learning new information and turning that into something that communicates with people. I like creating things that react to people. I like writing things that make them think, or painting something that makes them feel. Or vice versa.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I don’t talk much. Most of the time I don’t say anything unless there’s something that needs to be said. I talk a lot in private, but in social situations I’m listening as much as I’m talking.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books--I read a lot. I’m a graduate student so there’s a lot of non-fiction (in and out of my field), and a lot of fiction: mysteries, sci-fi, and many things that deal with puzzles of fact and the literature of ideas. I find myself gravitating towards deft explorations of characters, these days. A few recent selections: “Four Faultless Felons”, G.K.Chesterton; “The Thief”, Megan Whalen Turner; “The January Dancer”, Michael Flynn.

For movies, my favorite genre is Film Noir; my favorite films are Citizen Kane and Vertigo. I’m fascinated by film in general, though. Just in the past month or so I’ve watched The Dark Knight Rises and Primer, which should give you an idea about the usual range. Hang out with me and we’ll probably see at least one film that requires reading, intense thought, or deep immersion.

These days my television viewing is on my computer, but is equally as eclectic as the film watching. I prefer to watch most shows with people, though, so I’m probably behind on whatever you’re currently excited about.

The food that most excites me is whatever I’m planning on cooking next. When I go out, it’s usually Greek or sushi. Food has kind of a high bar to clear to actually excite me, though.

I play a lot of games as a side effect of my research; I love getting a complicated board game and figuring it out with my friends.
The six things I could never do without
My Faith: I joined the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod specifically because of the emphasis on confessing Christ and the Gospel.

My Computer: The magic elf box that lets me do all of my graphics work. If I wasn't an artist I'd be working on computers.

My Art: I do this because I need to. It's not really an option for me not to be creative.

Books: I practically grew up in a library.

Family: We're close. Though most of them don't live nearby.

Games: I think that games and play are one of the things that makes us uniquely human.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Sixteenth century art history. The role of agency in player engagement. What I’m making for dinner next week. Lots and lots of esoteric minutia, that somehow all connects together. I never met an idea that I didn’t think about; it’s all still up there, filed away.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having my weekly boardgame night with my friends, which is an awesome way to connect with people and see how they work on the inside.

Otherwise, I’m probably working on a project or reading a book. Or researching, since I’m a graduate student.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't really like to watch sports. I will occasionally, and I know the rules, but it's not something that can hold my attention for very long.
You should message me if
...you have interesting things to tell me about yourself.
...you're willing to talk about what Christ means to you.
...you want to talk about games.
...you're ready to be serious about your life.

Message me and tell me why you're here and what you are looking for.