devinpm
29 Astoria, United States
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My self-summary
I like to consider myself a feminist and an LGBT ally, although I think being an ally is more about earning it than labeling oneself, so I put active effort into being the best ally I can. I'm also trying to be a better POC ally, although I know I have a lot more to learn. I'm basically trying to be the best person I can be, and I'm aware that that is an ongoing effort that will never be truly complete. Growth never has to stop.

In a partner, I'm looking for just that, a partner. I'm not afraid to be challenged, in fact I think it's the best way to grow, and I wouldn't be emotionally satisfied with someone who was not my equal in a relationship.

This all having been said, I like to make people smile, and I like to take care of people. I'm a big fan of affection in all kinds of relationships, and my closest friends are family to me.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a web developer by trade, and I like to keep a good work/life balance. I spend my time looking for science in all of the places (yes, all of them), rocking out to plenty of music, and spending as much time as I can with friends.
I’m really good at
Being silly, and enthusiastic about all applications of science, and especially math. I love me some math.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm enthusiastically friendly, and if you give me any excuse to smile, I'll take it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow and the entire rest of the series, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (and the other four books in the trilogy, but Life, The Universe, and Everything is my favorite),

Movies/Shows: Star Trek (DS9 is my favorite show, and First Contact is my favorite movie, followed by The Journey Home), Firefly and Serenity, most of the comic movies that have come out recently (not all, ask, I'll talk about it!)

Music: Holy Zarquon Singing Fish, where do I begin? I listen to a lot of rock, but folk and humor music factor in significantly to my listening habits. Tom Paxton probably takes the title for favorite artist, if I absolutely HAD to choose.

Food: I have a huge weakness for cajun food, I love southern BBQ, Kosher delis are huge on my list, Halal is great, and I have yet to find an Asian food style I haven't liked. I will also try almost anything. I'd rather you not go all Andrew Zimmerman on me, but find me something new, and I'll dive right in!
The six things I could never do without
Science
Silliness
Geekery
Playing with the English language like a cat toy
Music
Friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Basically everything. There's not a lot I don't analyze and think about, and I want to understand everything. The exception to this rule is the question of "why are we here" and such things. I have an answer that satisfies me, which is that we are perfectly capable of giving our own lives meaning. I have no need to seek out a meaning or purpose from some other source when I can supply my own.

I am, however, much more likely to think about something in terms of science and statistics as opposed to philosophy or metaphysics.
On a typical Friday night I am
hanging out with friends, usually playing tabletop games of one sort or another.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
It took me forever to upload a picture, because I'm a photographer, and the photos I had of myself were just not living up to my standards. It was a problem.
You should message me if
you have a favorite board/tabletop game, and especially if you like finding new ones.
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