So you know, a fun time -.-
To maybe show my nerdy side a biiiit too much right off the bat: I'm huge into statistics and data. Properly conceived and executed studies can get past the 'common sense' answers (that are so very often entirely wrong) and down into the real heart of social, political and ethical questions. If you can blind me with stats and real evidence, you've got me in the palm of your hand. I am also in the process of building my own tabletop game.
I'm pretty kinky, and also pretty geeky. I have a love of discovery and knowledge. I love psychology, sociology and general sciences, but am currently studying my way through the Cognitive Systems program at UBC.
I dance like an idiot. I can't dance well, but I can dance AWESOME, and that's good enough for me.
I love talking esoteric mindstuff like human bias, politics and philosophy.
The only reason I don't go into the sciences directly is because I like all of them too much to pick one. Physics! No, engineering! No wait, medical science! No wait, this one, that one, the other one!
Getting back into music. I play bass and drums, and I'm having a blast with both.
Trial-and-erroring my way through computer software issues. I know just enough to know what not to do, but not enough to suss out a problem just by looking at it. I spend inordinate amounts of time poking my computer.
The West Wing
Star Trek: TNG
There Will be Blood
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (Yes, it's awful. Don't care)
Children of Men
Synecdoche New York
This Idea must Die
The Bas-Lag Cycle
The Darkness that Comes Before
The Moral Landscape
After hanging out with people; a lot of alone time to recharge my batteries.
Art. Not necessarily picture art (though that is great too) but the always-ephemeral 'art' as a broad definition. Theatre, film, song, dance; all of these are art and all of these are essential to the formation and continuation of culture. Without art, humanity would be unrecognizable.
More precise than the loose term 'art'; making music and writing.
For those of you not keeping count, this list is not comprised of six things.
Metacognition. Thinking about thinking. Thoughts, and where they come from.
Related to metacognition, neurobiology; how the brain works.
Related to neurobiology; psychology, sociology, philosophy and the like.
Current events and history.
How to live a happy, healthy and meaningful life.
I'm on a dating site.
Sometimes, I poop. It's true! Just don't tell anyone.
I play Dwarf Fortress. Sometimes, I think taking up heroin would have been less addictive.
I will talk myself into obscurity with alarming regularity, and go off on tangents about some of the most obscure knowledge I have.
I'm an off-beat, geeky dude, so if you're into that, go ahead and message me. Fair warning though, I am gregarious like a madman. I will talk like we're best friends right from the get-go.
I'm also not one for sending messages back and forth endlessly. I'd rather meet in person.