domogrue
29 Berlin, Germany
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My self-summary
After a couple years in Berlin I'm moving to a colder, darker, North, expertly timed in the middle of winter. So if you see me lurking: Hello Helsinki! I will be with you shortly!

LGBTQ friendly, feminist, and follow the general "don't be a dick" principle in life. It's like Buddhism, but more grounded. Sometimes I use semicolons correctly to turn people on; I'll even throw in the occasional Oxford Comma.

I am excited to make new friends, go on a few dates, and be rude in ways only an ignorant American can.
What I’m doing with my life
I am in the game industry designing games. If you are also in the game industry, you're welcome to skip the rest of the wall of text that is my profile and say hi.
I’m really good at
Karaoke.

- When attending Karaoke, have at least one good Karaoke song at your beck and call as it is general etiquette that all attendees contribute at least one smashing performance for the evening, even if the others should suffer. (I generally have 3-5, ranging from the late 80's/early 90's to now)

- Be wary of the following songs: "Ghostbusters", "Love Shack", and "The Final Countdown". Although they may seem like good ideas at the time, they are actually traps and time sinks that harbor tedium in the center of their rotten, evil hearts.

- An inexperienced individual in the group will always queue up "Billy Jean" with no real idea what they are getting into. Be sure that when it comes on, you are ready to pick up the mic and recover the song when 30 seconds in that moment arrives.

- The 90's are the new 80's: Third Eye Blind should not be shameful but celebratory. Limp Bizket though, not so much.
The first things people usually notice about me
I once gave directions to a dude and in the 3 minutes it took to make that exchange he already noted that I was a gentleman and a scholar. So I guess people pick up on that pretty quickly.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
Currently reading 100 Years of Solitude again. Also bought Howard Zinn's books on American History because that seems like the patriotic thing to do in these dark times.

Books with Big Pictures so they are easier to understand:
Saga is brilliant. Neil Gaiman's work, from Sandman to Books of Magic. Hellblazer, Y: The Last Man, and Lucifer. Blankets, Adrian Tomine, Fun Home, Berserk (pretty much the only Manga I'll read now), Asterios Polyp, Maus, Preacher, and a whole slew of other things. If you like graphic novels, ask me about it and lets talk!

Movies:
My favorite directors are Park Chan Wook, Michel Gondry, and Richard Linklater. Thirst is perhaps the best Vampire Romance Movie I've seen.

TV:
I should be watching Westworld, shouldn't I?

Music:
Current Jam

Neko Case, The National, Rilo Kiley, Broken Social Scene, Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, Asobi Seksu, Beirut, The Ditty Bops, YMCK, DnTel, Rufus Wainwright, Neon Indian, Futurecop!, Mother Falcon, Blood Orange, Anamanaguchi, and Efterklang.

Video Games:
Hearthstone, Dark Souls, Super Smash Brothers, Pokemon, HOTLINE MIAMI, Starcraft 2, The Void, Katamari Damacy series, Shadow of the Colossus, Fallout 1 & 2 & New Vegas, Planescape: Torment.

Started playing Overwatch

Food:
This list was all of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco. That's no longer applicable. There's a bit of sadness and excitement about having to come up with a brand new list.
The six things I could never do without
(1) Something Touching
(2) Something Clever
(3) Something Cheesy
(4) Something Non-sequitur
(5) Something Mundane
(6) Something Nerdy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The merits of charm vs the power of mystery.
On a typical Friday night I am
In love. Monday's pretty blue, Tuesday is gray and Wednesday is also, Thursday I don't care about you (no offense). But man, Friday...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a feminist, believe in basic human rights, and care for the environment, but you know...
You should message me if
You're silly, nerdy, unique, strange, or some brand of not quite normal.

If you have adorable short hair.

If you've got one of those really charming accents and you think Americans have really charming accents.
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