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).
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.
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
Stephen R. Donaldson
The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever
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
Anything by Anne McCaffrey (She arguably started my affair with scifi.)
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.)
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)
Stargate (all of them)
Sword Art Online
Knights of Sidonia
Full Metal Alchemist
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.
Final Fantasy VI
Assassin's Creed (II and onward, since the first didn't have subtitles.)
Mass Effect The entire series.
Continually developing my philosophy about relationships, the need for honest communication and negotiation and of life in general.
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.