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My self-summary
I’m the proud parent of a dog and a sedan, I hold a PhD in English, I'm a professional writer and editor, and I was able to buy (well, get a loan to buy) my first house a year after graduating. No, I'm not a stereotype.

I spend most of my time reading, chilling with my dog, and plotting the salvation or enslavement of the human race (it’s still sort of up in the air). I also really like table top games that involve cards or boards or dice (or all three). It’s not nerdy; you’re just boring.

My academic specialty was British Romantic poetry, but I made a point of reading lots of philosophy and science lit as well. If it's wildly complex or theoretical, I probably count it among my interests.

TL;DR - SWM wordwright living the examined life
What I’m doing with my life
I pay the bills by writing academic material for kids. The rest of the time I'm working on my own creative projects. Those currently include a YA story about the Black Death (yeah, that's for real), a satirical superhero novel (under review at a Portland publisher), and launching an ongoing web series.
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
It might be my manners. It might be my quiet disposition. Both hide the roiling, acerbic wit.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
There's way too much awesome stuff in the world to list what I like at any given moment. But here's a bunch of stuff that I've compiled over the years:

Books (fiction and non-): Blake's poetry, Lovecraft's fiction, anything with Douglas Adams' name on it, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, House of Leaves, Godel Escher Bach, A Thousand Plateaus, Narrative Unbound, The Tree of Knowledge, A Canticle for Leibowitz, John Dies at the End, This Book is Full of Spiders, Skullcrack City, Extinction Journals

TV: Dexter, Xavier: Renegade Angel, Squidbillies, South Park, Doctor Who, Invader Zim, House, Big Bang Theory, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, AbFab, Breaking Bad, Eastbound and Down, Workaholics, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Game of Thrones, Buffy, The Newsroom

Movies: The Big Lebowski, Snatch, The Fountain, Helvetica, Objectified, In the Realms of the Unreal, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Pacific Rim, Troll Hunter, John Dies at the End

Music: Steely Dan, The Gorillaz, Mark Farina, Flying Lotus, Miles Davis, Daft Punk, Girl Talk, MF Doom, DangerMouse, Fatboy Slim, Herbaliser, Scissor Sisters, Fleetwood Mac (the Nicks & Buckingham lineup), ELO, Cosmo Sheldrake, Nujabes, Ta-Ku, Tokimonsta

Theatre: Arcadia (and everything else by Stoppard), Oleana, Waiting for Godot, True West, Les Mis. Shakespeare, of course.

Games: good ol'-fashioned poker, D&D, CoC, MtG, Fluxx, Forbidden Desert, Cards Against Humanity, Pathfinder, Scythe
The six things I could never do without
good books
my dog
a pair of running shoes
the universe
being able to count to six
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Shit, did I remember to lock the front door?
On a typical Friday night I am
Sitting somewhere. Possibly walking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't hate Ayn Rand. I don't agree with everything she says, either, but I at least took the time to read some of her essays and decide for myself. Hopefully you did the same with that preceding sentence.
You should message me if
you aren't a total narcissist
you can put together a coherent sentence
we share some interests and you want to get acquainted

Don't message me if you're looking for a free ride or trying to promote your webcam.