_grayskyday_
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My self-summary
TL;DR:
I'm a tall-ish skinny nerdy INTJ extroverted-introvert dude that lives and works in downtown Minneapolis. I enjoy art, graphic design, video game design, technology, science, vegetarian cooking, organization, biking, living minimally, and playing piano. I don't drink, smoke, do any kinds of drugs, or follow any sort of religion. In a woman, I'm looking for someone who lives in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area, and who also shares similar interests. I value toughness, responsiveness, awareness, intelligence, and independence.

I'm looking for a companion. Someone I can relate to first as a friend before becoming anything more.

Here's the crazy long version if you're a fan of words:

I am a calm and collected, nerdy, designery, extroverted-introvert. An INTJ and somewhat of a loner, too. My extroverted side makes me quite talkative to everyone, even strangers. The introverted side makes me prefer the company of only one or a couple friends at a time.

I'm opposed to smoking, drugs, and drinking alcohol. I'm fine being around people who drink a little, but in general I avoid bars and alcohol-focused events. I do not follow any religion or faith, and do not plan on changing that.

I also have a fondness for living minimally, cleanly, and healthy. My diet is typically meat-less, and instead consists of various raw grains, legumes, fruits, and nuts. I love baking! I do not own a car, and instead spend a lot of time bicycling. I bike for the joy of biking, and exercise is just an added benefit. No spandex for me. I try to attend as many of the art festivals and bike related events around town as my job allows. The weirder, the better.

My life is more stable than it's ever been before. I live alone, independently and work full time downtown. I live a simple and peaceful life, so if you're someone who has a chaotic one, I would probably be a nice break for you. I no longer own a car, and instead bike everywhere (even in the winter) and using public transit. I love cool, breezy times of year when it rains and storms.

Art, technology, and design (web/graphic/game) are three critically important aspects of my life. They are what I do professionally and in my spare time. I also do Twitch broadcasting for fun. I now own a 3d printer and have been playing with that a lot too.

I own a virtual reality studio that's setup in my apartment. I love the idea of fully immersing yourself in a virtual world and I plan on developing for it too.

I am an opinionated and talkative person on just about any subject. However, unlike most highly opinionated people, I have a good gauge of appropriateness and tact to avoid coming off as a jerk (to put it nicely). I really dislike pretentiousness in a person, so I do whatever I can to not come off that way.

I'm a very independent person. I don't have a consistent group of people that I hang out with, and I spend the majority of my free time alone. I make my own paths in life. I only allow myself to become a part of the lives of people who mean a lot to me. It's a quality over quantity thing. This paragraph will scare away the majority of the people reading this, but I'm ok with that. It's one of those sentiments that either speaks to you, or it doesn't.
What I’m doing with my life
pursuing web / game design, and trying to make a name for myself
I’m really good at
organization, electronics, design, self sufficiency
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm very animated when I speak, and look pissed off when not speaking. It's the eyebrows, man. It's very rare that I'm actually angry at anything.

I have been cursed with pet allergies. Cats affect me the most, but I'll get a little sneeze-y around others as well. It's a shame, because I love animals and grew up around many of them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
video games:
Half-Life 1 Half-life 2 Left 4 Dead Team Fortress 2 Mirror's Edge Portal 2 Minecraft Fallout 3 Skyrim Flower Journey Harvest Moon King Arthur's Gold Little Big Planet Animal Crossing: Wild World Animal Crossing: New Leaf Natural Selection 2 Heavy Rain SimCity Monaco Grand Theft Auto V and many more. I'm an amateur game developer, so try to be diverse in what I play.

movies:
Inception Children of Men The Truman Show Moon Amélie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Star Wars and many more...
I have a huge list of movies that I haven't seen and would really enjoy watching with someone *hint*. I have a hard time watching movies by myself, so my list is getting quite lengthy. I also live within walking distance of a movie theater *hint x2*.

music:
I have a wide range of musical interests, but my love lies in electronic music. I prefer instrumental, downtempo composition. I was a radio DJ for 2 years, with an ultra chilled late night show where I played soft, relaxing electronica.

A few random artists I enjoy: Yann Tiersen, Tycho, The Album Leaf, Helios, Pogo, Trash80, Daft Punk, Gui Borotto, Nobuo Uematsu.

I relate deeply to the music that I listen to, even though I prefer instrumental. Here's a way of getting to know me in the form of music...

Mirror's Edge - The Shard (Puzzle)
https://youtu.be/1_XmY09uRJ4

Gui Boratto - The Verdict
https://youtu.be/bW9HalSYIQ4

Tycho - Past is Prologue
https://youtu.be/9ep6YINlWcI

Yann Tiersen - Summer 78
https://youtu.be/nfwWKCRth_A

Loscil - Kursk
https://youtu.be/IAQmmC1uI3o

tv
The Walking Dead Arrested Development The IT Crowd It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia when I find somebody with Netflix.
The six things I could never do without
big cities, electronics, internet, grain products, legumes, a blanket
I spend a lot of time thinking about
design, and how I can improve things

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On a typical Friday night I am
video games, vidya, imgur, reddit, designing something, watching twitch streams, moderating several internet communities I'm a part of, biking, walking, relaxing in a local park
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been on this site for quite awhile. I guess part of being mostly introverted is that things like friends and significant others take a long time to figure out.
You should message me if
...you live in or very near Minneapolis and can also relate to the social struggles of a nerdy extroverted-introvert.

Also, that you don't smoke, aren't too fond of alcohol, appreciate art/technology/video games, and are open to the idea of biking around town together to events or just enjoying the sights from time to time.

Appearance wise, I'm attracted to women who don't use a lot of makeup and perfumes. While I don't have a preference on piercings or lack of, I'm not a fan of those huge coin-sized ear gauges or septum piercings. It's just like, my opinion, man.

I appreciate someone who also has some level of awareness about society, and the ridiculous amount of social pressure and manipulation that has made all of us who we are. I like to think of it as...breaking life's fourth wall. Sooo deep, I know.

Like I said in my summary, I'm looking for someone that I can first relate to as a friend.

Thank you, if you took time to read all of this. I look forward to meeting whoever can actually relate to any of this!
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