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My self-summary
I'm exactly what it says on the label. I'm a geek and I have a bionic ear to help with my hearing loss. Makes for an interesting interaction with the rest of the world.

I'm a bibliophile, but since I've been in college I've mainly had to resort to audiobooks for my pleasure reading, especially in light of the time crunch that graduate school can create.

Sociology is my academic love. I've survived grad school and am currently job hunting now that I have my master's degree.

I have been embroiled in an affair with science fiction and fantasy since I was a child. I remember devouring Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern books when I was a kid and reading Dune for the first time when I was nine. I may not have understood half of the deeper implications of the book but it hooked me and I've read it five times since. As for the books written by Frank Herbert's son, I think Penny arcade said it well here. I love hearing how others got into reading and scifi, so if you have a story I'd love to hear it. :)

I've been told I have a geeky, dark, somewhat dry and kinky sense of humor. Be prepared for a knowledge of geek culture that may be considered a possible sign of mental instability by some United States Surgeons General.

For example... I know the name of the actor who played Khan in the second Star Trek movie and as a kid I always wanted a Pernese fire lizard for Christmas, I really didn't care which color it was. If the Doctor showed up and invited me into the TARDIS, I'm sorry, I'd be gone in a heartbeat.

I identify with geeks and gamers of all stripes. I guess what it eventually comes down to is, as you will hear at any scifi con, 'let your freak flag fly.' (Which reminds me, one of these days I should get my friends together with fabric and we should make our own freak flags.)

If anyone knows of a D&D game in Northside Richmond let me know.

If you've gotten this far you should know that I am Polyamorous*. I'm always looking for new friends and relationships.

*...polyamory is a form of relationship in which practitioners have multiple romantic, sexual and/or emotional partners. It differs from swinging with its emphasis on long-term, emotionally intimate relationships, and from adultery with its focus on honesty and (ideally) full disclosure of the network of sexual relationships to all who participate in or are affected by them. Both men and women have access to additional partners in a polyamorous relationship, distinguishing it from polygamy” (Elisabeth Sheff 2005).
What I’m doing with my life
I'm learning as much as I can and finding that I enjoy making things with my own hands, if I can learn to do so before said projects accidentally kill me. I create chainmail jewelry and enjoy woodworking.

I completed undergraduate degrees in sociology and information systems at VCU in Richmond. Now I'm back in Richmond having finished the last of my thesis work for my masters degree in sociology.
I’m really good at
Weaving chainmail jewelry, making nerdy jokes, making sex jokes and wearing hats. I can also thrift, drink tea, and carry on a conversation about sociology with panache.
The first things people usually notice about me
My cochlear implant / bionic ear. You will not believe how many times people have asked me "Why are you wearing a bluetooth in class/work?" Then they get all nervous about asking me about the implant. Many also think that it is directly jacked into my head rather than being magnetic.

Ask anything you like, I really don't mind at all.

I prefer dark colors and button up shirts for the days I feel like dressing up, but I can only really wear them during the winter due to a ill tolerance of heat. So if you have fashion tips for the hot natured, just mosey on up to the message button. :)

And no, leather is not a breathable fabric :-P
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: (This list is by no means complete. I am the proud owner of what amounts to a small library.)
Stephen R. Donaldson
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever
Brandon Sanderson
Robert A. Heinlein is one of my favorite authors.
A Song of Ice and Fire (The author has an amazing grasp of the English language and has holds nothing back.)
The Wheel of Time
Old Man's War}}
[[The Stars My Destination

Dan Simmons
Alistair Reynolds
Anything by Anne McCaffrey (She arguably started my affair with scifi.)
Harlan Ellison
The Honor Harrington series by David Weber
Dune (The books written by Frank Herbert, his son is dead to me)
The Forever War and most other books by Joe Haldeman

Movies: (Again by no means comprehensive.)
Star Wars
Star Trek
Pan's Labyrinth (Absolutely gorgeous and haunting film.)
Children of Men
Marvel's Agents of SHIELD

TV: (Now this is just as bad as the book list. My family always had at least one show we'd gather to watch)
Star Trek
Stargate (all of them)
Madoka Magica
Sword Art Online
The Middleman
Knights of Sidonia
Full Metal Alchemist
Babylon 5
Doctor Who / Torchwood
Joss Whedon shows (I alternately want to love him and throttle him for the stories he delivers.)

I have rather eclectic tastes when it comes to music. One of the only bands which has gained my devoted following is Abney Park and SJ Tucker.

Video Games:
Final Fantasy VI
Assassin's Creed (II and onward, since the first didn't have subtitles.)
Mass Effect The entire series.
Six things I could never do without
My personal library (books in general), my friends, various and sundry tools ranging from my dremel to chainmail supplies, freedom of speech (otherwise I'd be locked up by now, both because my mind lives in a gutter and I tend to be allergic to various forms of social bullshit), people I feel safe with, did I mention my friends?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Human nature.

Continually developing my philosophy about relationships, the need for honest communication and negotiation and of life in general.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hopefully hanging out with friends either in small groups or at an event they've convinced me to go to, have a friend or two over, or playing some games.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a complete and utter geek with a twisted mind. If you want to know more, then just ask me.
You should message me if
If you find something in my profile interesting. This necessitates having actually read my profile. :-P

You want to have fun and good conversations.

You find polyamory interesting.

You don't think that atheism, personal exploration, etc. is wrong for others.

If you love books and scifi.
The two of us