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About etherial

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  • Birthday 09/25/1981

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  1. I recently played Pandemic: Iberia, which I thought was much more interesting than Pandemic.
  2. I'm not sure what Horblower syndrome is, but the Honor Harrington Books are supposed to be Horatio Hornbower in SPAAAAAAAACE, so I presume that's intentional.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    My last company paid me to solve Rubik's Cubes, so I had one on my desk for practice/stress relief.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    I've only ever encountered people pronouncing it "tomato" ironically. Last year, I discovered I'd been pronouncing "agate" wrong my whole life. It must be one of those words I'd read in a book as a child and never heard aloud until I was 37.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    A left-handed smoke shifter. Dang smoke keeps getting in my eyes.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    Archers, Brawlers, Doctors, Vets, Teachers, Farmers, these are all pretty obvious. Tailors, Tinkers, Sages, and Faces are a little less so.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    Between Two Cities. It's like Seven Wonders, but the strategery is different. You draft tiles and simultaneously build one city with the player on your left and another city with the player on your right. Whichever player's lowest-scoring city has the highest score wins. I'm partial to Alaria Festryl of House Festryl, Empress of Urupa and Captain of the Gift of Theft, one of my old PCs.
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    What's on TV?

    Episode One is completely different from all the others. I always recommend people skip it.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    The pink bowtie is my spirit animal. I lick the brush and inspiration just comes to me.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    [redacted] I believe I did indulge as my wife was out of town that weekend. Runner-up is that I always treat myself to a nice meal after a job interview. Nothing cheers me up after a crappy interview than a good meal. Work got crazy this month. I'm playing catsup. The stalagmites. I get so much usage out of them setting up dungeons.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    I already crossed off Help Run a Tournament in Ruantallan. I am still hoping to cross off either Quit a Job for a Better One or Reject a Job Offer For a Better One. Travel to Australia had to be pushed back due to insufficient funds. I am currently a Kingdom-Level Deputy Greater Officer in the SCA. I am a member of the Board of Directors of the WPI Glee Club Associates. I will have been a member of the WPI Science Fiction Society for 20 years this August. I signed the petition to found CLICK (Campus Lifestyles Involving Consensual Kink), WPI's sex-positive BDSM/Polyamory Discussion Club.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    I would laucnh Michael Bay into the sun. Tell him it'd be one heck of an explosion. Then I'd start the Transformers franchise over with more of a cold war spy games feel to it.
  13. A theramin is literally just a magnetic field attached to a speaker. You can make one by dismantling just about any piece of electronics.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    Camping Season. I like camping.
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    Getting to Know You, June 2018

    At my old job, I had my Soundwave MP3 player and my Ravage USB Drive chilling on my lab bench. My current job is temporary and involves bringing several people into my lab every day, so I try to be a little more neutral. It does have a giant stuffed monkey in traditional Chinese dress that some Hyundai execs brought when they meet with our execs.