theothercynic
30Fenton, United States
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My self-summary
Gamer, avid anime and cartoon fan, aficionado of all things geeky. A bit shy, perhaps awkward, but unfailingly polite to make up for the awkwardness. I get on well with the intellectual types, and love discussing games, media, literature, philosophy, and movies. I tend to overthink social interactions and apologize too much.

It takes me a while to get comfortable with new people, but when I do, you won't find a more dependable friend or willing listener.

I have a hard time meeting people because of my busy school schedule, so I thought I'd try online dating and see how it works out.
What I’m doing with my life
Pursuing a Master's degree in Philosophy. I'll be looking into PhD programs relatively soon. I'd like to teach at a 4-year university at some point.
I’m really good at
Video games. Academic writing. Creating an awkward silence on command. Making people laugh. Awful puns. Dad jokes. Philosophy, hopefully. I am majoring in it, after all.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm usually very quiet in social situations and I imagine people don't notice me much (outside of the classroom, that is). But, if you get me in my element, like discussing movies, academia, anime, or gaming, then you'll definitely notice my extensive knowledge of all things geeky.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite literary works are A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, The Fall by Albert Camus, Candide by Voltaire, and In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck. I was also quite fond of the Sandman series of graphic novels, as well as Watchmen. Lots of other novels, but I haven't had much time to read for pleasure now that grad school has started.

My favorite movies would include Pulp Fiction, A Clockwork Orange, Kill Bill, Seven Samurai, Spirited Away, Your Name, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail, among many others.

For my musical interests, I'm partial to Beck, The Flaming Lips, The Pillows, My Bloody Valentine, The Velvet Underground, and The Wild Swans.

Food isn't a really big priority of mine, but I am partial to Chinese food, and some Japanese food.

I should really include anime as a category, seeing as I watch so much of it. My absolute favorite would be Monster, by Naoki Urusawa. I've never seen a better characterized or plotted series. Second favorite would have to be Legend of the Galactic Heroes. It's a bit on the older side, and the animation can be rough due to its age, but the overall plot, characters, themes, you name it, all are top notch. I'd say Monster and LOGH are about tied in my estimation.

Other favorites include Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Revolutionary Girl Utena, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Hajime no Ippo, Berserk (mostly the manga), Code Geass, almost any of the Gundam series (with a few exceptions), Evangelion, Gurren Lagann, Cowboy Bebop, and Samurai Champloo.

Some TV shows I like that aren't anime are The Wire, Archer, Batman the Animated Series and Batman Beyond, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Frasier, Animaniacs, Rick and Morty, Gravity Falls, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Futurama, The Simpsons, early Family Guy seasons and later Amercan Dad seasons, and Samurai Jack.

Of course, there's always so much more to see that won't fit here, so feel free to message me if you think we have similar taste and can recommend something not on here.
Six things I could never do without
Books, anime, video games, movies, the Internet, electricity.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to translate a particularly funny phrase into Japanese, or at least approximate it. I find it helps me keep in practice, and it's amusing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching anime. Or playing video games. Or surfing the Web. These are typical nights any day of the week, really. As long as I'm not swamped with classes or working, I'm usually entertaining myself.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm really, really shy. Painfully so. I've been working on it.
You should message me if
You have a thing for nerds,
if you like anime,
if you like literature,
if you like having an actual conversation with someone,
or if you find me irresistably charming for no apparent reason.
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