Note* If I suddenly stopped talking to you over the holidays, it was not intentional towards anyone. I was busy, and just didn't have time to visit this site that often. If I offended you, I do apologize.
I'm a geek, I'll make no pretenses or excuses about it. More specifically I'm an art-geek, gamer-geek, tech-geek, music-geek, comic-geek, sci-fi/fantasy/horror movie geek, cartoon geek and umm...probably even more geek-icities than I'm aware of.
*note*- Rereading this, I think I feel like I might be portraying myself incorrectly. I'm NOT some awkward, socially inept pariah stereotype often associated with geeks. I get along well with almost everyone I meet. I'm perfectly capable of discussing stuff outside of my immediate interests, and refrain from spouting off geek quotes when in company that I know wouldn't get the jokes. *anyway*
I don't know, I dislike these things...I always worry that I'm going to come off as pretentious and try to compensate by being overly silly. I've come to the conclusion that my sense of humor is an acquired taste, people either think I'm very funny, or downright annoying. I'm shooting for lovably humorous.
I'm pretty strongly independent and I think I'm a minority in that I'm happier being single than date someone who wouldn't interest me as a "friend" as well as someone I'd date. Geeky girls are few and far between, unfortunately. I'm not much for drama, and I don't bullshit well, while I do try use tact in what I say, I do say what I mean.
They took my "kinky" award away, now all I have is "More Adventurous". I lost my butt in a thong for some old dude in a hat.
*Note*- If you see me on your profile, I'm probably stealing your questions or tests (I like yours better than mine). So if you want to keep me from them, you'll have to fight me for them.
I am creative, deep thinking, and artistic
I came this [_] close to buying a house around awhile ago, but ultimately I staid in my apartment. I feel like I'm wasting $$ on an apartment, but hesitate on buying something as permanent as a house as a single guy.
Daniel is now engaged and is no longer a single guy. Rock on :D
I'm a very creative individual, I like being able to make something out of my imagination, whether it be a drawing that I've done, or a story that I'm concocting. I'm good at drawing, but I've had an artistic block for too long and I've been trying to kick the block lately.
I'm a tech-geek, I like figuring out how things work. My parents used to hate it because I was always taking things apart when I was a kid. I don't remember when the last time I bought a desktop PC was, I prefer to build them from scratch. I got a Macbook Pro last year as my first laptop because I can run XP and OsX both on it.
Other than that, I don't know. My shirts usually have some humorous saying or image so it could be that. Or, it could be my breath taking good looks? Hmm...No...probably not that.
I shower daily and I'm fairly hygienic, so hopefully there is not some gaseous, green funk cloud that I'm not aware of that is the first thing everyone notices and no one has ever had the hart to tell me. Nyah, my friends are more than happy to point out my shortcomings (ain't that what friends are for??), so I'm fairly certain I'm funk-free. (Hey, anyone that has been to a comic shop or Convention knows the horror of gamer funk, and we should all do our part in eliminating this travesty.
Stuff I've read recently- World War Z (great book, movie will be interesting, hopefully) , the Inheritance Cycle, umm...some Harry Turtledove stuff and umm..more stuff...
I'm a music-geek. I listen to lots of music, and would love to learn how to play something but have not yet.
I love going to concerts when I can drag someone to them (used to street team for various labels so used to get free tickets all the time, I miss free tickets)It galls me to have to pay so much $$ for something I used to get for free (we ARE talking concerts here, pervs)
I've been on a symphonic metal bit for a year or two now, so some of my favorites are Nightwish, Epica, Within Temptation. Lacuna Coil, Apocalyptica, Tool/APC, Rammstein KT Tunstall (yea, cuz she fits in this list) Rob Zombie way too many more to list. Mostly I listen to rock/metal Dethklok, In Flames, Soilwork,Opeth Demonhunter, some punk Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Rancid but also tend to like female singer songwriter, and composers (Howard Shore, Danny Elfman, John Williams , Tyler Bates, Charlie Clouser and others)
I easily have over 400-500 CDs (not counting dloads and promo stuff I got from street teaming), I like to think my tastes are fairly varied. Not a lot of Rap or Country though, some, but not a lot.
Been listening to a lot of Abney Park and Dr. Steel this week. I miss the Retroplex, about the only things I listen to now on radio is PunkRockalypse or WREKage (but rarely remember either of them are on)
Star Wars trilogy, LotR trilogy, Serenity/Firefly, the Harry Potter series, The Princess Bride, 10 things I hate about you, Empire Records, pretty much all the Pixar movies. Iron Man, The Dark Knight (pretty much all the good comic movies) Pirates of the Caribbean (hell, I was "into" pirates back when Cutthroat Island was the best pirate film out there) Shaun of the Dead, 28 days later (My horror genre of choice is almost entirely of the zombie apocalypse variety.)
(If I made a list of my favorite actors/actresses I think it would almost be all Brits. Not sure what that means.
Chuck, Lost, Heroes, The Big Bang Theory, How I met your Mother, My name is Earl, The Office, The Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs, Ace of Cakes, LA Ink. (new shows are hard for me to find, sense I have to tivo everything I watch) The Bruce Timm DC universe cartoon series, old 80s cartoons. I can leave the TV on Discovery, TLC or Food Network and become interested in pretty much anything on.
I'm honestly up for anything at least once. Almost all my friends food tastes haven't developed beyond a 5yr old's, so I'm always game for anything more than pizza and hamburgers.
5- umm...more air,food & water and stuff..
6- A better shelter, because that first place just seemed kinda pathetic.
OK, ok, fine-in no particular order (except for the numbers in front of them)
1- My iphone (not because I'm pretentious but because I use it for a lot of stuff) The thing's addictive: music, games, net, lightsaber, I hear you can even call people on it somehow. (of course, choosing this, the cellular network, tech people maintaining everything so that it's more than an expensive paperweight,etc. are all included with this)
2- My Macbook Pro- it gets along really well with my iphone. In fact they are sticking it to each other fairly often (don't tell my iphone, but my macbook still sees my old ipod sometimes too) O_O
3- TIVO!!! I'm not sure how I've gone so long without this. live TV's for losers and, well, people without means to record TV.
4- various accouterments of electronic tech. (360,Wii,etc.)
5- Firefox's auto-spellchecker- I tend to be unnecessarily verbose when typing.
6- My mind, it's my happy place.
Why are you still reading this??
Sorry, wanna know how my mind works, send me a msg.
I changed my mind, I'm putting crap here too. I'll turn this damn thing into a novel.
When I hit 30 last year, I came to the realization that there were a lot of things I was dissatisfied with about who I am, and what I was. I've been trying hard to remedy these things. (want to learn music, got to start being as creative as I once was-more writing, more drawing, cut down on the TV and video games, etc.) Primarily I've been focusing on trying to get into better shape and eat healthier. I've been trying to exercise at least somewhat regularly, eating better, no fast food, little to no salt, and don't eat/drink sugar. I've been able to lose 50+lbs so far (I was pretty overweight before). The fact that I've been becoming somewhat of a health nut surprises some people.
POLITICS & RELIGION (The dreaded P&R-note-NOT PBR)
I look at politics and religion in the same mindset. Everyone should be entitled to their own beliefs and other people shouldn't be able to impose onto them.
Politically that makes me a Libertarian. To me, most people seem to want a government that is more concerned with forcing their opinions onto others rather than giving the individuals the freedom to choose for themselves.
Religiously- I hesitantly say that I'm Christian, I say "hesitantly" because I think the benevolence behind the teachings of this religion (or many religions) is lost or overshadowed by people's desire to once again force their opinions on others rather than giving the individual the freedom to choose what's best for themselves. Anyone who was raised in a similar extreme "Chick Track reading(look it up if you've not heard of it),toy burning, record smashing" environment that I was raised in might be able to understand where I am coming from on this. So much of someone's beliefs are determined by where they are born or what life throws at them, I really don't think that there is a "right" religion and all the others are "wrong". Almost all can be stripped down to bare bones fundamentals of-live a good life,and treat others with the respect that you'd have them treat you with.
btw-the P&R stuff is usually stuff I don't like talking to people about, because people are so defensive of their personal beliefs and so many people have a "black and white" view towards both.
OMG, too many words.
-I messaged you first (it's only polite after all)
-even slightly amused by my currently overly-caffeinated,rambling, inane diatribe.
-I'm always up for chatting to people with similar interests, and turning them into new friends (especially if you like some of the weird music I listen to. I really need a concert buddy.