gunnbotmkiv
37 Beaverton, United States
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My self-summary
I'm too square for the freaks and too freaky for the squares. I just got a job in Wilsonville and I'm living in Beaverton, so I'm planning on hopping the max downtown a lot.

I like all the normal shit people like in these parts, TV, food, riding my bike, and smashing the patriarchy. I'm a pretty basic bro.

My personality type is "Meyers-Briggs is astrology for people who think they're too smart for astrology."

I can ride my bike with no handlebars.

I was totally a dinosaur kid. Deinonychus is waaaay cooler than velociraptor, sorrynotsorry.

I'm passionate about cycling, fiction and storytelling, the art of the written word, good food, and social justice.

I'm in an open relationship with Kelsinite who is rad and you should totally get to know too, but with a disclaimer that we are *not* unicorn hunters. We date separately.
What I’m doing with my life
Floundering my way through grad school.

About to go be a corporate wage slave for a huge megacorp, but I'll be doing research so maybe it won't be so bad.

Eating cheeseburgers.
I’m really good at
Trying out new things in the kitchen and having them turn out yummy (I have recently conquered spaghetti carbonara)

Working on my bike.

Baking cookies.

Writing.

Making a smooth carbonara (no cream involved).

Telling silly lies.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard. It's huge, red, and glorious.
My smile. It's not a perfect smile, but it is frequent and genuine.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really enjoy well-crafted fiction of any variety. One thing that is a huge turn-off is when a person only enjoys "true stories." I think there is great value in creating a story, rather than only telling something that actually happened.

I've read a *lot* of SF. I love harder stuff like Ben Bova, Greg Bear, Larry Niven (even if he is a right wing nutjob), as well as the classics like Aasimov. Ursula K. LeGuin has a special place in my heart. Don't get me started on Heinlein, he's only ever written two good books. I also enjoy some fantasy, A Song of Ice and Fire, Lord of the Rings, etc. I can be pedantic at times about the differences between fantasy and science fiction.

I also enjoy a lot of 20th-century literature like Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Tom Robbins, and Joseph Heller.

The Dispossessed is my favorite novel of all time.

As far as movies go, I grew up in the '80s and '90s, so I have a penchant for bad action movies with lots of one liners and explosions. Alien, Aliens, and Total Recall are probably my favorite movies. I also have a huge thing for the Coen Brothers though. I've enjoyed every one of their movies, from The Big Lebowski to Barton Fink. Their meticulous attention to detail in film-making is amazing.

Sherlock, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Adventure Time. Star Trek: TNG was hugely influential on forming my moral compass, but I don't like TOS very much.

Amanda Palmer, Edward Sharpe, Amon Amarth, Jurassic 5, Blackalicious, At the Gates, Murder by Death, Muse, Wolfmother, and more!
The six things I could never do without
Laughter.
Curiosity.
My computer.
My backpack.
My bike.
My cast iron skillet.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Reptation theory.

Sociological issues.

How to cook delicious breakfast foods.

The internet backlash against basic sociological concepts like privilege and power.

Why facebook seems to think I'm a weightlifter, despite photographic evidence.
On a typical Friday night I am
I just moved back to the pdx area, so I'm kind of sad that some of my old favorite stuff is gone but happy that there's new favorite stuff to try out.

I like to bike all over Portland.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was a nuclear power plant operator (I got better).
I was the drummer in a garage band in Portland.
I wrote a semi-autobiographical short story that featured myself masturbating, and it was published by a webzine.

One of these three statements is a lie. Tell me which one :D
You should message me if
You can ride your bike with no handlebars.
You think that white-washing in Hollywood is a problem.
If you think that rape culture in the U.S. is a problem.
If you think that police violence against citizens is a problem, and is a worse problem for people of color.
You're down with ethical non-monogamy.
If you care about the Bechdel test.
You know who this is:

http://giphy.com/gifs/lol-wtf-anita-sarkeesian-l41lXPwHWohc2kxGg

and you think she's amazing.
You'd like to go see a matinee or wander around in a used book shop, or play Scrabble over a cup of coffee/pint of beer.
You appreciate mathleticism more than athleticism.
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