This profile is about 5 years out of date, and I'm in the midst of revising it. This process may take a while. In the meantime, here is a brief summary.
I am Paul. I've moved from Houston to Orlando in order to pursue my Ph.D. in Human Factors Psychology at UCF. My primary focus is Medical Virtual Reality. I am looking for new friends to hang out, play board and card games, and have drinks with. (Related: I prefer ciders and lambics to most beers, and I loathe IPAs. I know this to be a dealbreaker for some people. :P).
You and I will probably get on best if you are nerdy, slightly cynical, and generally easygoing. You and I will probably not get on at all if you denigrate people based on any of the following: age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or lack thereof, disability status, or mental illness. I have no hesitation to tell you to fuck right off with that, so don't waste my time.
**For some time now, I've been dating the lovely AliciaMira. I see in her a strange alchemy of mirth and wonder and putting up with my weird crap. She sees in me a supportive partner to help her on her quest to become more bear than man. It's like magic, only I can talk about it without thinking about David Blaine. Or at least I could until now...
My primary hobbies are writing and playing video games. I have some limited success with having short stories published and I'm working on a novel as well. I also enjoy initiating inordinately complex household projects with result in mundane and uninteresting artifacts, watch Netflix, and withhold affection from my dog so it will become a precious resource to her. Just kidding. That would be weird and mean.
My "Fascinated" face.
Hell, I dunno.
Books: Everything by Cormac McCarthy , Charles Simic, Kurt Vonnegut, Scott Lynch, N.K. Jemisen, John Scalzi, Margaret Atwell, , Donald Barthelme, Clockwork Orange, The Carpet Makers, Harry Potter.
Movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Soylent Green, Dogma.
TV Shows: Doctor Who, House, Agents of Shield, Futurama, Hannibal, Adventure Time.
Music: Biz Vicious, Johnny Cash, Prince,The Decemberists, Daft Punk, Butthole Surfers, Nirvana, Incubus, Necessary Response, Doomtree, Electric Six,
Food: Sushi, Hamburgers, Chewy Chips Ahoy. Preferably not in combination.
2. the Internet
3. intellectual stimulation
4. Chewy Chips Ahoy
5. Good tunes
6. a good book
Most people will say that they're an open book, just ask and you shall know. This is certainly accurate of me, and as such I don't answer match questions privately.
Most people will tell you to just ask them, that they won't bite. I do bite. I'll love you forever if you bite back.
Something I've not seen?
Something Infinitely interesting..."
I'll be honest. I enjoy a good game of "Look How Cynical I Am" as much as the next guy. Most of my favorite people trend more toward the Bill Hicks end of the spectrum than the Joel Osteen end (Note: I should probably update these references for people from Orlando rather than Houston). So if you're relentlessly sunny, please understand that I stay inside a lot and sunburn easily.
THAT HAVING BEEN SAID, I love when people tell me about the things they are passionate about. So if you message me, please tell me what makes you come alive.