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My self-summary
I'm an artistic geek who's passionate, creative and a bit wacky. I love intellectual conversation / debate, deep immersive roleplay, singing harmony, and uncovering the secrets of the universe. My ideal first date would be some kind of adventure, or maybe an interesting film or play, or delicious food and deep conversation.

I'm a gamer and an avid fan of both science fiction and fantasy, both reading and writing. Currently I work in computer tech support, but I'm looking for a change. Eventually, I'd like to do writing and game design full-time.

Politically, I'm mostly socialist.

I'm looking for a partner in crime or a worthy opponent, not a sidekick. Someone with whom I have shared interests, but enough differences to make things interesting. Someone who's supportive, but doesn't hesitate to call me out if I'm being an ass. I'm open to any kind of relationship based on mutual respect and agreement.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing a romantic fantasy novel with my best friend.

Designing a tabletop RPG based on Spanish and Middle Eastern mythology (very slowly).

Relaxing in interesting ways (burn festivals, road trips, trippy cinema) on the weekends.

LARPing, and trying to find new ways to advance the art thereof.

Computer tech support to make money.
I’m really good at
Fixing computers
Role-playing / improv
Getting along with animals
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the long hair or the tendency not to mince words. I say what I mean and I mean what I say.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Anything by Neil Gaiman, particularly Sandman, American Gods and Stardust; Ender's Game & Speaker For the Dead, by Orson Scott Card; Dragonlance, Rose of the Prophet, and Death Gate Cycle by Weis and Hickman; House of Leaves; sacred texts of any tradition, as long as they're well translated (e.g., Bible, Mahabharata, Tao Te Ching); The Templar Revelation; The Hiram Key; anything by Peter Carroll; the Principia Discordia; Watchmen and V for Vendetta, by Alan Moore; Wrestling with God and Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition, by Rabbi Steven Greenberg; Magic of the Ordinary: Reclaiming the Shamanic in Judaism and Way of the Boundary Crosser: An Introduction to Jewish Flexidoxy, both by Gershon Winkler; The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini; His Dark Materials, by Philip Pullman; anything by Christopher Moore, especially the "Bloodsucking Fiends" series; Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, by Tom Robbins; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon; Life of Pi, by Yann Martel; The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky; The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Colllins; The Emperor of All Maladies, by Siddhartha Mukherjeej; The World Made by Hand series by James Kunstler; The Death of Bunny Munro, by Nick Cave; The Dune series by Frank Herbert; anything by Malcolm Gladwell; Wild Seed, by Octavia Butler; Lisey's Story and Duma Key, by Stephen King.

Movies: Mulholland Drive, Desperate Remedies, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, eXistenZ, American Beauty, pi, Requiem for a Dream, Better than Chocolate, Melvin Goes to Dinner, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Shock Treatment, Phantom of the Paradise, Donnie Darko, Dark City (Director's Cut), Boondock Saints, Equilibrium, The Animatrix, Spirited Away, Cowboy Bebop: Knocking on Heaven's Door, Darkside Blues, Enemy Mine, Southland Tales

TV Shows: Star Trek (mostly TNG, DS9 and Voyager, and occasionally TOS), Xena: Warrior Princess, X-Files, The Oblongs, Robot Chicken, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab 2021, Home Movies, Invader Zim, Carnivale, Neverwhere, South Park, The 4400, Red Dwarf, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Twin Peaks, Six Feet Under, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Fringe, Dexter, Nurse Jackie

Bands - Nick Cave and Bad Seeds, They Might Be Giants, Moxy Fruvous, Dar Williams, Kula Shaker, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Prodigy, Morphine, Tom Petty, George Michael, New Order, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Queen, Poe, Erasure, Annie Lennox/Eurythmics, Mediaeval Baebes, Fool's Garden, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Weird Al Yankovic, Roxette, New Order, Erasure, Modern Talking, The Killers

Soundtracks - Dark City, American Beauty, Rent, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Once on this Island, Better than Chocolate, The Life, The Fantasticks, Les Miserables, Miss Saigon, Sweeney Todd, Jekyll and Hyde (all versions), Into the Woods, Assassins, Anyone Can Whistle, Myst, Riven, The Longest Journey, Avenue Q, Shock Treatment, Glee

Food: I enjoy most types of ethnic food, particularly Italian, Indian, Mexican, Thai, Chinese (Dim Sum especially), Japanese and Ethiopian. Favorite food items include artichoke, mushrooms, gnocchi, and anything amaretto flavored.
The six things I could never do without
Good friends to spend time with
Creative endeavors to fulfill me
Delicious food to nourish me
New things to amuse me
Cute animals to cuddle with me
Altered states to teach me
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Good books, TV, movies, particularly ones that are a complete mindfuck. Computers. Ethics. Politics. Bears. Role-playing games, and how they can be used to help people transform themselves. Genre-crossing music. Linux. My cats Mufasa and Inara. Religion / mythology / occultism.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either at a LARP, at karaoke at the Blue Moon, or out of town for the weekend if there's a festival or a Dystopia Rising event. Or home writing, reading or playing Xbox.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm not a very private person, but to find out specifics you'll have to talk to me ;)
You should message me if
Something I said here made you laugh or made you think.

You feel like discussing something we have in common or something you think is awesome.

Reading this profile made you wonder why in the world we don't know each other already.

You think I'm cute / hot / handsome.

And especially if all of the above.