Hi, my name is Mark. I love my name for his brevity and force and history. I have an inordinate affection for science, logic and language, and therefore puns. Sorry in advance for that. I am a super-massive nerd. I've played paper and pencil roleplaying games since middle school, video games longer than that, and hoarding fantasy and science fiction novels and comics as long as I can remember.
I am an arguer but not a worrier. I love the thrust and parry of debate for its own sake, of reason married to charisma brought to bear on inconsequential and fun things, the geekier the better. I love oral storytelling but strive against my insecurities to make creative things that are more permanent. I have a bad habit of approaching stuff in life experimentally. I have a list of places to travel to and eat. It is a list of restaurants, really.
I love to be around people but I am truly introverted. So social stuff is tiring, but it's a a good, satisfied tired. It always feels worth it, especially since I balance myself out by decompressing with books, music and long, contemplative walks.
I am mostly Irish and Polish, chased with a slurry of other lovely ethnicities. My ancestors were so randy that I wouldn't pass the "one-drop" rule.
I am accepting, honest, passionate for the people in my life, dedicated and more silly than I deserve. I am kind and adventurous and a born nerd.
I am bookish, subversive, and mighty.
I am seeing someone superbly lovely, so I am not looking for anything here beyond a conversation partner.
Otherwise time is left I read and daydream and attempt to rekindle the piano and my fallow drawing skills.
While I don't like most sweets, I live for making pies.
When I read something great I can enter a partial-stasis mode in which I need neither food, water or movement until I am done. It is pretty awesome.
I am totally awesome in a crisis, cool-headed and selfless to a fault as the situation demands.
What they mention first, however, is invariably my watch. LEGO.
Movies: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, The Iron Giant, Dead Alive, M, but I am willing to watch anything. Seriously. I have a running contest with a friend to see who can sit through the most SciFi Originals; we both lose.
Music: I have honestly eclectic tastes, but lately I gravitate most toward Frightened Rabbit, Metric, Yoko Kanno, and the SXSW headliners of years past.
Ah food. I love meat and fat first and foremost. I ruined my mother's vegetarianism from the womb. Otherwise I have an adventurous palate and will give anything a few noshes before I form an opinion of it.
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If I am really lucky it is raining. I love the rain.