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My self-summary
I'm an artist, a dad, and I'm in an open relationship with the love of my life, Kate.

We're looking for new friends, message if you like.

This is a placeholder description, I'll fill it with eloquence later.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying to take over the world.

I prefer the phrase "global optimization" rather than "global domination" because really, who wants the day to day administrative task of governing when a few tweaks in the right places and a little bit of mind control will accomplish the same thing?
I’m really good at
Taking conversations way deeper than expected. Analytical thought. Growing facial hair for fun and profit. Art. Writing. Terse, one word answers to... Never mind.
The first things people usually notice about me
It's probably the mustache. I'm sporting an increasingly ridiculous / awesome handlebar, which I grew out so I could be Satan for Halloween. I talk to it sometimes when I get lonely. Don't judge me.

As it is, if I flip my collar up and wear a skullcap, I could be Ming the Merciless.

And yes, that's a fedora. It's adaptive camouflage that takes advantage of people's assumptions in that it could *almost* be a cowboy hat, which is useful considering I'm an exceptionally liberal dude living in a very conservative state. It keeps my bald head warm, too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: American Gods, Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, The Book of the Five Rings, Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, REAMDE, Ready Player One, Aristoi, Old Man's War, The Chronicles of Amber, Machine Man, Lexicon, Soon I will be Invincible, The Dresden Files, Bridge of Birds.. and many more. I read. A lot.

Movies: Boondock Saints, Fight Club, The Incredibles, The Princess Bride, Sanjuro, Brick, Scott Pilgrim, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Amelie, Spirited Away (most Miyazaki, really), Cabin in The Woods, Iron Man, The Avengers, Inception, Looper, RED, Nightmare before Christmas

Music: Cake, Radiohead, The National, Deathcab for Cutie, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Tom Waits, Regina Spektor, Morphine, Metric, White Zombie, Nick Drake, Rage Against the Machine, The Decemberists, Sturgill Simpson, Hozier.

Food: Thai, Indian, Ethiopian, sushi, and my own home-brew experimental curry that many people have eaten and gone on to live normal lives.
Actually, that's a lie. The brave mutants who are willing to be my test subjects weren't destined for normal lives to begin with.
The six things I could never do without
My daughter, books, perspective, patience, optimism, and my continued inability to set people on fire with my mind.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Relationships, self observation, applied psychology and the theory of mind. What I will draw next. People. They are shiny.

At my strangest, is spend a lot of time thinking about the intersection of human consciousness and improbable numinous crap that gets hard to talk about very quickly.
On a typical Friday night I am
At home with my girl being ridiculous, or out with my buddies discovering the secrets of the city.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I keep my head shaved because of the embarassing genetic defect that I posess that causes my hair to WRITHE LIKE DEMON-EELS if it grows longer than 1/4 of an inch long.
My daughter has inherited this trait, which most of the time expresses itself as adorable curls. It is only when we try to comb out the tangles that the demon-eels emerge.
You should message me if
If you prefer people who can communicate in complete sentences (after coffee, at least). Before coffee it's grunts, head-butts, and "Hodor."

Message me if you're interested in doing awesome things here in Austin. I have lived here a couple years now and haven't seen nearly enough of the city.

I am currently open to new friends, casual dating, partners in crime, experimental curry test subjects, and gleeful minions seeking to join the ranks of my local chapter of Evil Geniuses for a Better Tomorrow.