I believe that the idea of games has the power to touch and reflect upon everything that it means to be human. I'm not the type to play 8 hours of games a day, but the time I do spend, I'm passionate about. And I think about them in the same way a good book makes you think. Someday, I want to design a game that MEANS something.
My taste in relationships FAR outstrips my luck, and I'm used to things ending (Or more accurately, beginning) in disaster. Partly because of that, it takes me significant effort to put myself out there. I came here because my usual tactic of getting friends through friends of friends has fallen short. In some ways, I feel like I'm starting to get to the good part of adult life, and discovering new people would be a plus. I know I need to have some things in common with someone I know, and I can't inflict my idiosyncrasies on an unsuspecting victim, so I try to make them apparent here.
I joined OKCupid mainly because it seems like a fascinating data set for looking at people. Sure, im warming up to the idea of actually being more outgoing, but man...those are some interesting graphs.
I would love to do anything related to games beyond reading design philosophy and endlessly ranting. I've got a few game prototypes at an embarrassing level of infancy wiggling around in the back of my brain that I need to just take the plunge on.
I'm also training myself for an marathon (Someday), randomly learning whatever cool stuff strikes my fancy, weighing the merits of a small house (Or a large Yurt, if i'm feeling crazy), and generally trying to uncover that fun side of being an adult.
I can stay outwardly calm and composed in almost any situation, and if you will excuse the horrible cliche, I don't sweat the small stuff.
I'm a good cook, if perhaps not a great chef. Apparently, I am great at Job Interviews. I can empathize with anyone, and as a result, am pretty good at ethical questions. Lastly, I'm humble enough to feel kind of embarrassed making this list, and for saying that i'm humble, which is an interesting little paradox.
These days, I watch more TV then Movies. "Brick" is probably my all time favorite, and I have yet to watch a Miyazaki movie that I didn't love. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang was awesome, and theres the universally accepted awesome movies like Batman, Avengers and whathaveyou. I don't really have a taste in movies, there's just a mass of them that I happen to like. I can usually find enjoyment in most any movie, to some degree
Ive gotten over my "TV is dumb" stage of intellectual elitism, and watch a fair bit. Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, and Justified are among my favorites. For Comedy, Archer is sheer genius, and sometimes I feel alone as one of the few people who still really enjoys both Family Guy and Simpsons. New Girl is ridiculously funny. No idea how they manage to be that funny, it is just the most amazing comedy ive seen in a while. And lets all have a moment of silence for the most venerable 30 Rock. I'm afraid to catch up on Community.
I know nothing about music. I love listening to it, but I can't give a cogent opinion on it to save my life. Right now, I listen to 2 artists constantly: Lindsey Stirling and Tom Waits. If you can extrapolate a musical preference from that, I will be genuinely impressed. Easier to say that I like a little bit of everything, with an aversion to Rap and Country, and I like techno more then most.
I'm going to replace "Food" with "Games". Civ 5 is so fun it is dangerous, and it's the only game that has ever sucked me in to the point of obsession. Any clever, indie game that makes some kind of emotional or philosophical point through its mechanics will have me singing its praises from dawn to dusk. The Walking Dead was so beautiful and compelling, I'm afraid of going on to the next chapter. Also worth noting is that Board and Card games are a large part of my leisure time. I play Ascension, 7 Wonders, Settlers of Catan, Power Grid, Sentinels of the Multiverse, and even a little Magic now and again. There's also various incarnations of D+D culminating in Pathfinder, and I kind of miss World of Darkness. Learning new games is a joy.
A new game to play
NPR Podcasts (Generally a rotation of TAL, Freakonomics, Planet Money, and Radiolab)
And a little peace and quiet
Every few weeks or so, I marvel at the fact that i'm living in what is clearly, "The Future".
Maybe I'm boring, but i'm not as boring as my average Friday night would make me sound.
Oh, and I'm actually not all that keen on either Star Trek OR Star Wars, which is probably a severe nerd faux pas. Nothing against them, ill share in an interest, but I would rather re-watch "Janestown" or "Our Mrs. Reynolds".
If the idea of being on a site like this has you outside your comfort zone, and you would like a little company, message away. And if you kind of want to, but are nervous, definitely message away, because I could very well being doing the same thing.