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My self-summary
A quote to live by as self-aware beings, because there's enough cruddy stuff in the world: "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you're looking for existential conversation (punctuated by dinosaur noises) with an idealistic optimist who's fuelled by an inner battle fraught with nihilism, misanthropy, and a dollop of pessimism that sometimes wins, then I may be the droid you're looking for \=D/ Bonus points if you wanna discuss the validity of the assertion that "our existence is a meaningless cosmic accident, made relevant by the bonds we forge with those around us" =)

Curious and adventurous science-y type dude with a penchant for copious amounts of adrenaline, making people smile and laugh, and tea. Music is lit, discussing big picture ideas is my jam, and books are amazing paper wads of hallucinations and ideas for us to consume.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm adulting pretty well these days, gainfully employed in local government as a money and project wizard, whilst dabbling in a few things on the side while I'm at it. I do delightful things, and spend time with even better people! Learning, adapting, and growing as a result.

Also, high fives and getting stoked!
I’m really good at
Being bootylicious, high fives, and getting stoked.

Also, fierce big spoon.
The first things people usually notice about me
My 2 gauge septum ring, my smile, or perhaps my beard. Or probably my voice, I suspect most hear me before they see me haha.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My interests in books and music vary substantially in time period and genre, but here's a smattering...

Books written by: Tolkien, Nabokov, Chekhov, Colin Wilson, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Lovecraft, Wilde, Rachel Carson, and others.

Movies: Waking Life, Equilibrium, Examined Life, Pi, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Requiem for a Dream, Hotel Casablanca, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Memento, Justicia Now, End of the Line, Mirage of El Dorado, The Little Mermaid, and Frozen (and I will sing along to those two...).

Music: The Black Keys, The Strokes, Zero 7, Portishead, Radiohead, Muse, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Mozart, Bach, Vivaldi, The Tallest Man on Earth, Fish & Bird, Amon Amarth, Cage the Elephant, Manchester Orchestra, Archive, and The Album Leaf.

Food is delicious, I'll eat anything. Favourites off the top of my head include sushi and burek, a Serbian breakfast pastry. I wouldn't combine the two, though.
The six things I could never do without
Empathy, my notebook, your mom, self-compassion, curiosity, nature.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
- How language constructs reality, and vice versa
- How moist dialectic discourse makes me
- How to help society through intersectional and critical analysis of oppressive systems and subsequently how to bring about change from the inside of said systems, while working in tandem with those outside those systems because things are pretty whack in this world
- Problems with everyone's favourite social construct, The Economy
- That it's super awesome when people understand the words that come out of my face and decide to engage with my mind
- How awesome it would be to free dive with hammerhead sharks
- How it's possible to talk so much and yet say so little
- The difference between being inundated with information and enriched with knowledge.
On a typical Friday night I am
It's true, I do exist on Friday nights.

Most likely something that quiets the silently roaring vacuum of existence by making my little heart sing =)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As a kid my asthma was far worse and I would pretend the face masks used to dispense salbutamol were actually respirators for fighter jet pilots; consequently, I'd always ask to keep them when I was being discharged =)

One time I pretended I was an orca whale while jumping on my bed, and did a head-first dive into the floor like a breaching whale... I was a smart child.
You should message me if
- You think old books are amazing because they smell like history and time and if your idea of fun is climbing an elementary school or two while singing "Part of Your World" or some T-Sweezy together
- You possess a voracious appetite for knowledge and love learning new things
- You are passionate about and relatively adept at something
- You occasionally sprinkle some misanthropy in with your love of humanity just because you know that variety is the spice of life!