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My self-summary
This profile is about 5 years out of date, and I'm in the midst of revising it.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...
What I’m doing with my life
I recently moved to Orlando in order to complete my Ph.D. studies at UCF. Before this, I lived in Houston, TX for the last 10 years.

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.
I’m really good at
I'm told I have an incredible memory. I forget who said it, though.
The first things people usually notice about me
My snazzy velvet blazer.

My "Fascinated" face.

Hell, I dunno.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
An incomplete list:

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.
Six things I could never do without
1. Filtered water
2. the Internet
3. intellectual stimulation
4. Chewy Chips Ahoy
5. Good tunes
6. a good book
I spend a lot of time thinking about
You know those ducks in the pond at the park? Where do they go when the pond freezes over?
On a typical Friday night I am
At present, staying in more than I would like. I'm trying to explore Orlando and get to know the city, to find places where I enjoy the people and the atmosphere. However, I realize that once school gets started that this box will probably collapse into "CANNOT LEAVE, MUST STUDY"
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am irked by the broad definitions of the term "casual sex." I take it to mean sex that does not require romantic feelings, but that definition would encompass FWB relationships, random hookups, and quite a lot of sex had by people who have been married for years. These are not the same.

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.
You should message me if
"Can you show me dear,
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.
The two of us