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My self-summary
Who am I? That's one of my favorite questions, and one that probably won't ever have a complete answer. I'm a thinker, a fighter and a dreamer. There's a lot of my childhood that I've held on to, most importantly my sense of wonder and joy with life. I'm driven by hope and an incredibly idealistic view of mankind and our potential.

I love learning and reading and finding out about new things. One of my great passions of the last few years is anthropology, biology, the history of mankind, the Earth and the universe. The story of reality is amazing, especially when you consider it from the perspective that all of history has led to this singular moment. Everything that's ever happened has come to this very minute in time. The universe was created, the Earth formed, the evolutionary cycle pushed forward to create us, right here and right now. What could possibly be more exciting than that?!

So yes. I am a nerd. And damn proud of it, too. I'm passionate about a great many things, from movies to comics to games to music. I'm also a political junky, an LGBT ally and an environmentalist. I would be an activist if I wasn't so lazy (and if gas wasn't so expensive). I'm a hopeless romantic and someone who tries very hard to do the right thing at all times. Though I'm not that great with introductions, I can talk about a great many things, and can have a conversation about nearly any topic. Try me.

I wear my heart on my sleeves, I don't hide my thoughts and I'm very prone to coming right out with what I have to say. I'm genuine, sincere and honest.

I like and respect inner strength, individuality, resolve, independence and will.

I pay attention to where I spend my money, which I think is a pretty sensible thing to do.
What I’m doing with my life
I moved back to California after living in Wisconsin, where I went to school to become a high school English teacher, for eight years. Though I am coming to appreciate California in a way that I never did prior to leaving it, I know that I'll miss Wisconsin for a great many reasons.

I guess what I'm doing right now is figuring out what comes next.
I’m really good at
I'm an analytic thinker who enjoys nothing more than a good conversation. I love learning, finding out about new things and generally expanding my mind as much as possible. I also really enjoy biking, running, reading and writing when I can get around to actually doing it and really would like to find someone that I can become more active with. Seriously considering picking up surfing and getting better at archery.

I'm also very good at pulling pop references out of absolutely nowhere (as if you couldn't tell already. There are two in the self-summary section alone!). I can almost hold an entire conversation in pop culture and Simpsons references.

I love having conversations, discussions and debates. I tend to think that I can hold a conversation on just about any topic. Go ahead. Try me.

I'm also really good at admitting that I don't know things, asking questions and admitting that I'm wrong.

I've recently discovered that I'm very good at making chili.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair, my eyes and my smile.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I try to always be reading, and it's sort of hard to pick favorites, aside from one or two. My absolute favorite book is the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, followed closely by American Gods and I loved Inherent Vice. After that...I've recently become a big fan of Cormac McCarthy. When I sit down and think about it, I'm not entirely sure if I even have a favorite genre. Lately, I've been trying to get more into the classics, and fostering a better appreciation of the horror genre with writers like Thomas Ligotti and HP Lovecraft. Currently reading the Brothers Karamazov and The City and the City. V. by Thomas Pynchon is next.

Comics: I'm absolutely loving the Batman books, Superman and Green Lantern comics. I also like a lot of other comics like Preacher, almost anything by Alan Moore (Lost Girls is skeevy as hell, no matter what he says about it), Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison. John Constantine and Jonah Hex are my two favorite non-super comic heroes. Green Arrow and Superman will always be my favorite superheroes.

For movies, I'll watch nearly anything, though right now I'm really enjoying 'adult' movies (those that are about real subjects and resemble real life) than anything. Right now my favorites are Fight Club, Mad Max: Fury Road, Inherent Vice Repo Man and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I also really like spaghetti westerns and will watch anything directed by Kurosawa. I also like artsy fartsy movies now and again (I think AntiChrist is the best movie of 2009). Favorite directors are the Coen Brothers, Tarantino, Cronenberg, Gilliam, Guillermo Del Toro, Inarritu and...others whose names escape me at the moment.

I also absolutely adore Pixar's movies. My absolute favorite is Ratatouille.

Games: I own a PS4, and mainly drift towards narrative driven, single-player games. Some of my favorites are the Arkham series, anything From Software has made since Demon's Souls, Silent Hill 2, The Witcher 3, Far Cry and Doom for when I'm in the mood for mindless mayhem. I'm absolutely crestfallen that there will never be another great Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill or Castlevania game.

Music is a large component of who I am and as such, I have a very eclectic assortment of bands. I like anyone from Alice in Chains to Frank Zappa. My favorite band is Pink Floyd, but I listen to eighties punk a lot more; bands like the Dead Kennedys and Hüsker Dü. I also love the Velvet Underground, Dead Can Dance, Bohren & Der Club of Gore, Primus and other bands that defy categorization. If you know who Bohren & Der Club of Gore is, message me immediately.

I think it's easier to say what I dislike in television than what I do like, which is hard to nail down. When it comes to the more obvious fiction, I don't like shows that have an obvious good guy/bad guy dynamic. Cop dramas, legal dramas, etc. do not feature in my watching. When it comes to the less obvious fiction, I dislike any and every reality show and go out of my way to avoid them. My favorite show is The Wire, but I also watch The Office, the Daily Show, Colbert Report, Treme, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, the first season of True Detective and Fargo.

I love Mexican food, but my favorite restaurant nowadays is probably the Melting Pot even though it's rather expensive. It's nice once in awhile, though. If I had the money, I'd do fondue myself, including meat and veggies and all.
Six things I could never do without
1.My sense of humor
2. An understanding of the deep absurdity of life
3. Music
4. Laughter
5. Hope
6. The unending promise of tomorrow.
7. My cat whose name is Ziggy
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Aside from what comes next? Everything! The world is such a fascinating, beautiful and amazing place, and people are endlessly wonderful. I love looking up at the stars and watching them, pondering my own small existence and the enormity of everything else. The real world is so exciting!

“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” - Carl Sagan.

Lately, I've been trying to be more class conscious as it's a necessity in modern America. We all need to know where we stand in the global economy, and our own inherent value.

Because I've been in the food service industry for so long/too long, I often find myself wondering why so many people treat those in the food service industry as poorly as they do. FYI: I absolutely judge people on how well they treat food service workers. If you treat them poorly, I will write you off and make no apologies about it.

I also think about the thought processes that allow people to believe in nonsensical things. Not religion as I know that there are many varied reasons why people are religious, but things like, numerology, homeopathy, etc. Things that can easily be disproven if thought about for even a few minutes. Also: Conspiracy theories. They're just...fantastic. People will twist themselves up in knots to believe things that fly in the face of all available evidence! People really do make me wonder.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working on some writing, watching a movie or getting some exercise in, usually.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've seen the Big Lebowski nearly one hundred times.

Not really private per se, but I don't know where else to put this and I think it bears mentioning that I am not a fan of hot weather, and much prefer temperatures below seventy. I like overcast days, rainy weather and love the snow.

I am curious (keyword being curious) about non-monogamy.

Like every other unpublished writer, i have a blog. You should check it out and say nice things about my short fiction: www.baldermoon.wordpress.com
You should message me if
If your gender expression is androgynous, message me right away!

If you know who Lou Reed was and his death upset you.

I had a long list of 'dos' and don'ts' posted here, and I thought better of them. So, give me a message if you think that we could spark.

I will say this, though. I'm a skeptic and hold critical thinking as one of the most valuable life skills that can be gained. I don't mind if you aren't a skeptic, but if you aren't a critical thinker, then I'm afraid we won't mesh.

“We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck them." John Waters

If you voted for Trump, I'm honestly astonished that you were able to read my profile. Did a grown up help you with the big words?

But, if you voted for Trump, we hit a roadblock, because I only date people that respect themselves and no self respecting person with an education under their belt would vote for Trump.
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