asoulliard
28Mechanicsburg, United States
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My self-summary
My name's Armand and I'm definitely a geek, no question there. Software developer by trade, writer at heart. Did I mention I'm an avid D&D gamer? No? There's that, too.

I'm pretty laid-back. I can be a couch potato, but I love to hike and am trying to keep myself motivated enough to jog. I have a tiny bit of social anxiety.

And I don't like roller coasters. You should know that now.
What I’m doing with my life
Just bought a house and adopted a lovely English Shepherd named Molly.

Most of my free time honestly goes to D&D, both gaming and creating. I run campaigns and create content that I would love to one day publish. Maybe I will! I've also gotten back into writing these days. Mainly short form, but what amateur writer doesn't have a novel brewing in their head?
I’m really good at
Writing. It comes from my father. I've got half a dozen stories cooking up in my head at any given moment.

Also, I'm told I'm good at giving hugs and massages. Plus, I'm a listener. (Fair warning: I *am* one of those people whose instinct is to try to solve problems, so I have a habit of listening long and hard, then trying to give advice)
The first things people usually notice about me
That's a tough one. I usually wear subdued clothing and don't talk a whole lot if I don't know someone... so I'm usually trying to stay out of the spotlight.

BUT, honestly, it's probably my inclination to correct people. If it's something I know (or think I know) I'll jump in and add my two cents to a conversation. Maybe sometimes unnecessarily.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books/Authors:
The Ender's Game series has always been one of my favorites, and I really enjoy The Dresden Files. American Gods is possibly my favorite standalone novel. I used to read a lot. Tons. Loved a bunch of books.., but then I read The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man's Fear and now I'm spoiled by Patrick Rothfuss.

Movies:
I'm that guy that isn't particularly impressed by movies anymore and has some seriously eclectic tastes. I love Casablanca and Terminator 2. 2001: A Space Odyssey is fantastic and so is Pulp Fiction. Also, Winter Soldier is hands-down the best Marvel movie so far. FIGHT ME.

Shows:
Look, I'd list a billion different sci-fi and fantasy shows here and they'd be things I like a lot. But I'm going to be honest with you. There's only one show that matters here and people look at me funny when I say this is my favorite show. But, *cough* here goes: Gilmore Girls. If you hate Gilmore Girls, we're going to have a problem.

Anime:
It's been a while since I've watched anime, but top of my list was Code Geass, Death Note, Rurouni Kenshin, and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Eden of the East was also a good series if you ignore the movies...

Music:
Yoav, Twenty One Pilots, Queen, Blackmore's Night, Gaelic Storm, 30 Seconds to Mars, Florent Marchet, Yelle, Indila, Shawn Phillips, Christopher Tin and SOUNDTRACKS. No really, I probably have more original scores than band albums.

Food/Drink:
I like most anything and am generally willing to try new things. Also, the spicier the better. I was raised on Bengali food. I can take it. Oh... and... I'm sort of a beer snob. I'm sorry. Craft is just... better. So much better.
Six things I could never do without
1. Friends
2. My computer (by extension, I am including the Internet and any specific programs I may have)
3. Books
4. Television shows
5. My pencil
6. Raggles (this means nothing to you, but an awful lot to me)

And yes, I was really tempted to be snarky and write things like "air", "food", and "water".
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Stories I want to write and the D&D campaigns I'm going to run and am playing in. I mean this fairly literally: when I'm not actively doing something that requires me to pay a lot of attention, I'm almost always thinking about something to write.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a D&D game I run. Failing that, probably on the couch watching TV or maybe out at a brewery with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a stuffed animal by the name of Raggles that I've had since I was brought home from the hospital after being born. I cherish him.
You should message me if
1) Any of the above information seems like a person you would hang out with.

2) Any of the above information indicates you might want to hang out with this person, but you'd need to know more first.
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