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My self-summary
I'm a freelance media specialist focusing on internet audio production, video production, and live streaming. I'm also a writer with a debut novel out next year, a weekly column with a major media outlet, and a blog. My main focus is on tabletop gaming (board games, card games, role playing games, etc.) but I'm moving more into video games as well. When I'm not working on my various projects or playing games (which technically counts as research I guess), I like to watch movies and television, read, cook, and play guitar. Basically, I'm a professional nerd.

I firmly subscribe to the 10,000 Philosophy. It's an XKCD reference. Statistically speaking, 10,000 people are exposed to something brand new every single day. It's much more fun to introduce someone to something awesome than mocking them for not knowing about it. Even if it's something like Star Wars or Casablanca, I'm NOT the person who will make fun of you for not having seen it, but rather I'm the person who will say "Looks like we have a movie picked out for tonight!"
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a writer and gamer first and foremost (see above). I also love reading, watching movies/TV, listening to music, playing guitar, shopping, and cooking. My philosophy in life is to enjoy it as much as you can without neglecting responsibilities. Sure, I would love to spend my entire paycheck on DVDs or video games, but there's not much point if I haven't paid the power bill and there's no electricity for the TV.
I’m really good at
...pointing out the idiocy of random things. Example from a real TV commercial: "This medicine has been recalled. If you have experienced any of these symptoms: Nausea, Fever, Nosebleeds, Heart Attack, or DEATH; please contact the Law Offices of Moron and Moron" Ummm...kinda hard to use the phone if you've experienced the symptom of DEATH, isn't it? What is it, the Law Offices of John Edward?

I'm also a pretty damn good cook. Cooking centers and relaxes me. And I much prefer when I'm in a serious cooking mood to make everything from scratch.
The first things people usually notice about me
My dark, deadpan, sarcastic sense of humor. I can make a joke out of almost anything (and usually do). If you're not sure if I'm kidding or not, ask me. I'm used to it. Also, if you're easily offended, make sure to tell me. It may or may not stop me from making a joke that will offend you, but I've matured enough that I no longer make jokes just to offend others.

Physically, it's probably that I usually try to dress nice when I go out. I feel naked if I leave the house wearing anything other than slacks and a shirt with a collar. A barbecue or something outdoors in the summer, I might - MIGHT - wear shorts. But don't hold your breath. The way I see it, my first impression in any situation is going to be "The Fat Guy". I have limited control over that (though I'm losing weight), but I can control whether I'm "The Slobbily Dressed Fat Guy" or "The Fat Guy in the Suit".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My taste in all media pretty much boils down to this: Give me fun over good. Give me Snakes on a Plane over Citizen Kane. Sure, I can watch Kane and see it's a technically amazing film, but it's as boring as watching three snails gangbang when two of them are dead. ‎Snakes on a Plane‎ has plot holes you could fly that jet through, but at least you'll have fun watching it. Besides, I'd rather love something or hate it than to feel nothing. I prefer when fun and good meet, of course, but that is incredibly rare. This is also why ‎Casablanca‎ is my favorite film of all time.

Music: ‎Less Than Jake, Bad Religion, NOFX‎, ‎‎Pennywise‎, ‎Bad Religion‎, ‎30footFALL‎, ‎Streetlight Manifesto‎, I Fight Dragons, ‎Jonathan Coulton, The Doubleclicks, Paul and Storm

Note: The media site I write for is ostensibly a film news/review website, and I went to film school. So this list is VERY brief because in its previous form, it listed maybe 5-10% of my favorites and still took up the bulk of my profile.

Movies: Casablanca‎, ‎Lord of the Rings‎, ‎and The Avengers are my top three. I'm a big fan of anything well-written and well-shot. I'm more partial to genre films. I'm not a fan of movies centered too much around real life because real life is already happening. I watch media to escape real life.

Television: Community, Parks and Recreation, QI, Tabletop, The Guild, Dragonball Z Abridged, Leverage, Veronica Mars, Red Dwarf, Good Eats, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Big Bang Theory, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a lot more.

Books: I grew up in a bookstore, so I've always read a lot. The Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, the Kingkiller Chronicles series by Patrick Rothfuss, the Spenser series by Robert B. Parker, the Gentlemen Bastards series by Scott Lynch, the Hollows series by Kim Harrison, the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. I also read a lot of tie-in novels mostly because I get review copies.

Games: ‎Dungeons & Dragons‎, ‎Shadowrun‎, ‎Castle Panic‎, ‎Settlers of Catan‎, ‎Munchkin‎, ‎Pandemic‎, ‎Gloom‎, ‎Cards Against Humanity‎, ‎Ticket to Ride‎, ‎Vampire: The Masquerade, Double Feature, Smallworld‎, ‎Fluxx‎, ‎Tsuro‎, ‎BattleTech‎, ‎ROFL!‎, ‎Zombie Dice‎, ‎Paranoia‎, and a lot more.

...did I ever say I wasn't a massive geek? If you didn't figure that out by now, I'm sorry.
Six things I could never do without
Internet, books, movies, music, ready access to a shower, and air conditioning.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Everything...my mind's generally going at around Mach 4 and I've got some random thought or another floating around up there.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working on my column, playing games, catching up on TV I've missed, or just relaxing while watching random YouTube videos.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't drive a car. This isn't private and I'm very open about it. However, people ask me why so I might as well put it here.

When I was in my 20s, my answer varied depending on who I was trying to impress (or at least minimize the damage). If it was a liberal hippy environmentalist type, I'd say I took public transportation to reduce my carbon footprint and help employ good union workers by supporting a public service with my money that helped lower-income individuals get the transportation they need.

If it was a fiscally conservative libertarian, I'd say it makes the most financial sense. A car is $300/mo for the note, $80/mo for insurance, $3.50/gal for gas, plus oil changes, tire rotations, brake pads, alignments, etc. And that's IF nothing goes wrong. Meanwhile, a monthly bus pass is only $45 and I can get anywhere I want. Even if it does take a bit longer, I can spend the time reading.

While both of those are accurate, they're not a fully honest answer to the question of why I don't drive. The real answer is I just fucking suck at driving. When I was 16, I got into two accidents, totaling my car before my photo license even came in the mail. I was that spastic idiot driver who changes lanes without signaling, flips their left signal to turn right, or stops dead cold for no discernible reason whatsoever. Basically every idiot you don't think should be behind the wheel of a car. I was just smart enough to realize I was that idiot.
You should message me if
I'm looking for friends as well as potential romantic partners. I'm also looking for people willing to be on-camera for various projects I have in the works. However, if you are NOT interested in me romantically, please be up front about it.

Dealbreakers: Racism, sexism, dislike of learning, being rude to service industry. And if you think you're ever going to scoff or roll your eyes at my nerdiness, I don't need nor want that kind of negativity in my life.
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