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My self-summary
So, you'd like to know who I am. To really know, you'd probably have to meet me, but I'll try to explain myself to you as best I can. The only constant in my life, really, is change. I've come to accept and embrace the constant changes that define my life, and even enjoy them.

If you're looking for someone static, someone who will be the same next week as they are this week, look elsewhere. If you are looking for something new, something different, then perhaps you've come to the right place.

I enjoy thinking, learning, trying new things, and meeting new people. I love listening to the stories of almost anyone, as long as they're told honestly and candidly. I prefer old video games to new ones, tea to coffee, tabletop roleplaying games to MMORPGs, science fiction and geek interests, reading to television or movies, and writing, either code or words.

I love long walks and longer conversations. I love talking about just about anything, from politics and religion to the weather. I'm constantly beginning projects, and rarely finishing them. I'm a huge fan of Morton's List, and highly suggest it to anyone who wants to become a more versatile person.

I play a lot of complex board games (eurogames and other complex games) and card games (a lot of Dominion lately, and Bridge when I find players), preferring games with less randomness. I don't enjoy watching sports, but do enjoy playing them sometimes, as well as other physical activity.

I'm unashamedly polyamorous, so if that bothers you, you'd best look elsewhere.

I'm a very spiritual person, but don't tend towards religion. I believe spirituality is something beyond religion, and that religion is one valid path to it, but it's not my path. I'd love to talk spirituality or religion with you, if you're interested.

I have a few really strange obsessions. I love good pens, but hate anything with a ball point. Fountain pens and felt-tips are more my style. I am oddly obsessed with computer keyboards, and know more about keyboard technology than anyone probably ever should. I could talk your ear off about my Cherry keyboard with mechanical keyswitches (custom designed by me to have a variable force profile), and the 3 others I made with the same force profile and different layouts, and why they are superior to almost any other keyboard I've typed upon. The IBM Model M Keyboard is close, though too loud for use when anyone else is in the same building, let alone the same room.

I really love old shoot-em-up video games. I'm a Scotch snob and a tea snob. Don't hate me for it, it won't affect you unless you want it to ;).
What I’m doing with my life
Well, it's been interesting. I've been working programming software and/or administering UNIX/Linux systems (currently the latter) at night (I work 3rd shift) and doing consulting work occasionally, as well as running a commercial-level server in my own house. Lots of fun, let me tell you.
I’m really good at
Keeping computers working, reading and understanding, holding wonderful conversations with complete strangers as long as they're intelligent, teaching spiritualism and life lessons to people I like, and many other things.
The first things people usually notice about me
These days, my long, full beard. Alternately, my mildly abrasive but kind and genial manner. I wear it right on my sleeve, as it were. Otherwise, how laid back I tend to be.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a. Heretics of Dune, The Diamond Age, Heinlein's Future History stories, Prometheus Rising, anything by Larry Niven or Philip Dick, the Miles Vorkosigan saga by Lois McMaster Bujold, John Scalzi's Old Man's War series, and generally any science-fiction, philosophy or classics that make people think.

b. The Empire Strikes Back, Fight Club, (the rest are full-length anime series) Gundam X, Mahou Tsukai ni Taisetsu no Koto Someday's Dreamers (Someday's
Dreamers in the US), Fushigi Yuugi, Macross 7, Macross Frontier, Vandread, Noir, Witch Hunter Robin, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suziyama, Loveless, Aoi Hana

c. Saint Etienne, Dave Brubeck, Charlie "Bird" Parker, the soundtracks to Noir, Serial Experiments Lain, Gundam Wing, and various other anime soundtracks, old Moby stuff (Everything is Wrong and previous), Ayria, video game remixes from the 8-bit era, Vandread's soundtrack, Belle and Sebastian, Attrition, Deathboy, Jim Croce. Don McLean, Elton John's older stuff, [[trance[]control]], Simon and Garfunkel. many others.

d. I eat most anything consisting of meats, starches, sauces, spices, and any grains, but not things including fungus, seafood, or leafy vegetables used as something other than herbs/spices. I love good spicing, and am rather skilled at making spice mixes for anything from stir-fry to chili, but they're generally irreproducible.
Six things I could never do without
I'm a free spirit, and used to travelling light. Other than the basics for life, really the only thing I couldn't do without is new information, or a way to create new information myself. Preferably both, but at least one would do.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Anime, role-playing, people I truly care about, spiritualism, whatever I'm currently learning, scientific advances, new technical toys, what I'll try to learn next, the day's gaming obsession, the many friends I've had and what they're up to, plans for worldwide change... the list goes on.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't tend to have a typical Friday night, at this point. Sometimes, I'm spending time with friends. Others, working on a new project. Still others, just relaxing and getting ready for a long weekend of gamemastering whatever it is I might be running. I might be working on my server farm, or doing consulting work, either for pay or for fun as I feel like it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't consider much private, really, any more. I'm willing to explain anything about myself to those who care enough to ask.
You should message me if
You seriously, actually want to meet me in person, for almost any fun purpose, and you're either nearby or willing to visit. If you want to talk spirituality or philosophy, or any technical or writing topic. If you want to geek out about some interest in my profile, or something it leads you to believe I'd be interested in.

Other than that, here's an explanation of what I expect if you're looking for a relationship with me:

You should probably be spiritually active in some non-mainstream way.

You should be within at the VERY most 60 miles of Lansing.

You should understand that I expect honesty, preferably blunt honesty, at all times and with all forms of communication.

You shouldn't come in with preconceptions about relationships. You should ask, not assume, at all points.

You must understand polyamory and want a relationship with someone who is polyamorous by nature in almost all circumstances.
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