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My self-summary
I am many things. First and foremost: I am an unrepentant bibliophile and a pontificating blowhard. I am a deontological libertarian, a moral absolutist, a nerd, a geek, and often a procrastinator. I am at once a starry-eyed idealist and an unconscionable cynic. I am a glorious paradox of logic and absurdity, reason and chaos. How existential?

I am a self-taught scholar of American history, particularly with regard to the ideological origins of conflict in the Colonial and Revolutionary periods. I am also deeply interested in the "American Civil War."

I am learning to play the bagpipes. I currently suck. Badly. Really really badly. That is, I am occasionally able to bust out a complete scale in each direction, badly. Thankfully, practice chanters are FAR less annoying than the real thing, which is probably why I am still alive to type this.

I usually register as an ENTJ: Fieldmarshal on the Keirsey Bates MBTI, but sometimes I come out as an ESTJ: Supervisor, depending on my mood.

I am a student of Austrian economics and anarcho-capitalism. I am a High Priest of the Blue Star Tradition of Wicca.

If there is one thing in this world that I believe in, it is the power and virtue of human liberty.

I am an avid Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder player; I've played since I was 7 years old, and I've been running games since I was 13. (It only recently occurred to me that this means I've been playing D&D for 20 years.) I started out playing 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in 1989, and begrudgingly switched to 3rd Edition, and later happily made the jump to Edition 3.5. However, after skimming the new 4th Edition books, I seriously doubt that I'll be making the move to the new game.

I'm also a fan of White Wolf pen & paper RPG's set in the World of Darkness, especially Vampire: The Masquerade and Vampire: The Dark Ages. I haven't had the opportunity to play the latest incarnation of Vampire (The Requiem), and after perusing the sourcebook, I have very little interest in doing so. I have recently fallen in love with the Serenity RPG.

I am a corvidophile.

I am a movie geek, a music geek, a D&D geek, a random trivia geek, a firearms geek, a wiki geek, and possibly many other _________ geeks, and thanks to wikipedia and google, I am a retroactive expert on every subject known to man.

I am also known as the Irreverent Pope Ignatius Muskrat the III, Keeper of the Sacred Chao, Grand High Episkopos of the Cabal of Concerned Worms for Mayor, Bishop of the Missing Twisty-Tie, Ordained Priest of the Paratheo-anametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric (POEE), and Legionnaire of Dynamic Discord. (Or not.) I am Genuine and Authorized, so please treat me right!

I am entitled to the following privileges, my card says so:

1 - To invoke infallibility at any time, including retroactively.
2 - To completely rework the structure of the Erisian Church.
3 - To baptize, bury, and marry (with permission of the deceased in the latter two cases)
4 - To excommunicate myself and others, to de-excommunicate myself and others, to re-excommunicate myself and others, and to de-re-excommunicate (no backsies) myself and others.
5 - To perform all rites and functions deemed to be improper to a Pope of Discordia.

Then again, every man, woman, and child on Earth is a Pope (or Mome, if you prefer) of Discordia, so I'm not much special in that regard.

I am a career U.S. Coast Guardsman, and habitually weird out my co-workers without much effort. I have sizable portions of my body covered in ink, and I am somewhat interested in breaking into the field of tattoo design and artistry at some point.

My wife and I are in a polyamorous relationship as stated below, and we are each (individually) interested in friendship and potentially intimate relationships with other poly-friendly persons.

*** NOTE *** In the interest of clarification, this does not mean we are looking to add a third person to our existing relationship, only that we are both consensually exploring the potential for intimate (not necessarily or exclusively sexual) relationships outside of our marriage. (would it have been less complicated to say that from the start? Yes, probably...)

I tell you: One must still have chaos in one to give birth to a dancing star.

I am quixotic, liberty-loving, and tilts-at-windmills
I’m really good at
Pencil & ink sketching. On the subject of fine arts; Debate, logic, critical thinking, aggravating others, humility, modesty, ninja sarcasm, cooking, telling left from right, pulling random bits of useless trivia from my brain meat, free-association, stream of consciousness poetry, philosophical musings, ramblings, and the like... I often have eidetic memory, especially strings of numbers and obscure manuals. I am an expert marksman with pistols, rifles, shotguns, and also quite good with several different machine guns. There's also probably some other stuff that I'm either too lazy to list or just too humble to mention...

I am able to able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
The first things people usually notice about me
No power in the 'Verse can stop me.

Modesty and humility are what people notice first, really. Really. They are just two of my MANY talents.

The biting sarcasm and acerbic wit come later.

Kind of like pebbles before an avalanche.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The (un)reality of Descartes' hand... (Or not?)

Cogito sum ergo sum...cogito?

I think I am, therefor I am...I think?

Would D&D'ers Anonymous be a 1d12 Step Program?

"The avalanche has already started, it is too late for the pebbles to vote."

Jesus Saves. Everyone else take 10d6 damage.

I'm attacking the darkness!

"America is in an awkward state -- It is too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." --Claire Wolfe, 101 Things To Do 'Til The Revolution

Take my love, take my land
Take me where I cannot stand
I don't care, I'm still free
You can't take the sky from me
Take me out to the Black
Tell 'em I ain't comin' back
Burn the land and boil the sea
You can't take the sky from me
On a typical Friday night I am
Not a cabbage or something.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I interviewed the sun, he said the future's lookin' bright
I interviewed the rain, he claimed the sun's truly an asshole
I was supposed to interview the snow today but of course he flaked
So I let my frigid demeanor teeter and take his vacant place
You should message me if
*sound of rattling dice* The whim strikes you. Take 1d12 damage.

Welcome to the bottom of my profile. What a long strange trip it's been. Here be anthropomorphic dragons.
The two of us