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27th Feb '16 6:23:17 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* FestivalEpisode: He's making an effort to get out and attend more of these. Notable examples include the San Francisco Giants World Series and St. Patrick's Day Parades, as well as Chinese New Year, the 2015 [[CherryBlossoms Cherry Blossom]] Festival, and the 2015 ''Castanyada'' in Barcelona.

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* FestivalEpisode: He's making an effort to get out and attend more of these. Notable examples include the San Francisco Giants World Series and St. Patrick's Day Parades, as well as Chinese New Year, the 2015 [[CherryBlossoms Cherry Blossom]] Festival, and the 2015 ''Castanyada'' in Barcelona.Barcelona in 2015. Taken a step further when he ran a booth at the 2016 Chinese New Year Festival.
13th Feb '16 10:27:14 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* CrossPlayer: Usually, depending on the characters' playing styles and appearances. This especially holds true for fighting games; his go-to characters are [[KickChick Chun-Li]] in ''Third Strike'', [[CuteBruiser Karin]] in ''Alpha 3'', [[BloodKnight Juri]] in ''USFIV'', [[RapidFireFisticuffs Vanessa]] in ''KOF'', [[ExtremityExtremist Christie]] in ''Tekken'', [[YamatoNadeshiko Aoi]] in ''Virtua Fighter'', [[NaginatasAreFeminine Seong-Mina]] and [[LadyOfWar Xianghua]] in ''Soul Calibur'', [[LightningBruiser Ayane]] in ''Dead Or Alive'', [[PrehensileHair Millia]] and [[HandicappedBadass Baiken]] in ''Guilty Gear'', [[ObfuscatingStupidity Makoto]] in ''BlazBlue'', [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery Mitsuru]] in ''Ultimax'', [[BadassPrincess Lucina]] in ''Smash''...the list goes on and on.

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* CrossPlayer: Usually, depending on the characters' playing styles and appearances. This especially holds true for fighting games; his go-to characters are [[KickChick Chun-Li]] in ''Third Strike'', [[CuteBruiser Karin]] in ''Alpha 3'', 3'' and ''V'', [[BloodKnight Juri]] in ''USFIV'', [[RapidFireFisticuffs Vanessa]] Vanessa]], [[WhipItGood Whip]], [[AnIcePerson Kula]], and [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak King]] in ''KOF'', [[ExtremityExtremist Christie]] and [[BadassAdorable Lili]] in ''Tekken'', [[YamatoNadeshiko Aoi]] in ''Virtua Fighter'', [[NaginatasAreFeminine Seong-Mina]] and [[LadyOfWar Xianghua]] in ''Soul Calibur'', [[LightningBruiser Ayane]] in ''Dead Or Alive'', [[PrehensileHair Millia]] and [[HandicappedBadass Baiken]] in ''Guilty Gear'', [[ObfuscatingStupidity Makoto]] in ''BlazBlue'', [[KickingAssInAllHerFinery Mitsuru]] in ''Ultimax'', [[BadassPrincess Lucina]] in ''Smash''...the list goes on and on.
9th Jan '16 1:57:42 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* GradeSkipper: Started grade school a year early.
16th Dec '15 1:45:36 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* TheCharmer: Has gained a reputation for being one, [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn despite his protests]] [[UrbanLegendLoveLife to the contrary.]]

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* TheCharmer: Has gained a reputation for being one, [[IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn despite his protests]] [[UrbanLegendLoveLife to the contrary.]]]] He also once talked his way into an exclusive museum exhibit, a high-profile tech conference, and was given an authentic Hawaiian lei by just asking nicely.



* DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife: Part of what drives him to become a RenaissanceMan.
* {{Determinator}}: He paid for his ''entire college education himself'', with no loans whatsoever. He was reduced to a StarvingStudent, had little sleep between classes and work, and had to rebuild his savings from scratch, but he graduated [[DebtDetester without a single cent of debt]].



* TheIllegible: He tends to write very quickly, thus resulting in stylish but utterly unreadable messages.

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* IJustWantToBeSpecial: Part of the reason he grew out his hair and strives to be a RenaissanceMan.
* TheIllegible: He tends to write very quickly, thus resulting in stylish but utterly unreadable messages.
15th Dec '15 11:26:33 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: He was so fixated on exploring [[{{UsefulNotes/Venice}} Venice]] that he nearly ran out of time to return to the cruise ship. [[MomentOfWeakness He did not take being forced to give up on his adventure well]]. Instead of moping, however, [[TakeAThirdOption he climbed to the top of the ship, so he could get the best possible view of the city on the way out]].
15th Nov '15 8:11:39 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* AgentPeacock: Indifferent to PronounTrouble from others, occasionally invokes ViewerGenderConfusion, and revels in being a LongHairedPrettyBoy. He also took soccer and jujitsu in college, frequently hikes, excellent at planning and navigation, and has an impressive temper.

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* AgentPeacock: Indifferent to PronounTrouble from others, occasionally invokes ViewerGenderConfusion, and revels in being a LongHairedPrettyBoy. He also took soccer and jujitsu in college, frequently hikes, excellent excels at planning and navigation, and has an impressive temper.



* SharpDressedMan: Occasionally, though he's more comfortable with business casual with rolled-up sleeves. He also ''rocks'' a [[BadassLongcoat stylish trench coat]] and [[ScarfOfAsskicking scarves]] in cold weather. Played straight on the formal nights during a recent Mediterranean cruise, in which he busted out a traditional three piece suit.

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* SharpDressedMan: Occasionally, though he's more comfortable with business casual with rolled-up sleeves. He also ''rocks'' a [[BadassLongcoat stylish trench coat]] and [[ScarfOfAsskicking scarves]] in cold weather. Played straight on the formal nights during a recent Mediterranean cruise, in which he busted out [[SheCleansUpNicely a traditional three piece suit.suit after hiking all day]].



* ShrinkingViolet: ''Used'' to be one when he was younger. Some traits still show up, usually when he's in someplace new.

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* ShrinkingViolet: ''Used'' to be one when he was younger. Some traits still show up, usually when he's in someplace new.meeting new people.
15th Nov '15 6:58:41 PM StreamofConsciousness
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* AgentPeacock: Indifferent to PronounTrouble from others, occasionally invokes ViewerGenderConfusion, and revels in being a LongHairedPrettyBoy. He also took soccer and jujitsu in college, frequently hikes, excellent at planning and navigation, and has an impressive temper.



* CameraFiend: Takes ''hundreds'' of pictures whenever he travels, [[SceneryPorn especially those of nature]].
* CampingEpisode: Camped and hiked in the wilderness often when he was younger. These days he settles for wandering cities and occasional world travel.

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* CameraFiend: Takes ''hundreds'' ''thousands'' of pictures whenever he travels, [[SceneryPorn especially those of nature]].
* CampingEpisode: Camped and hiked in the wilderness often when he was younger. These days days, he settles for wandering cities and occasional world travel.travel.
* CavalierCompetitor: As anyone who's played against him in ''3rd Strike'' can attest.



* ConfusionFu: A big fan of this when it comes to fighting games. His ''Third Strike'' Chun-Li is particularly infamous for utilizing [[GoombaStomp head stomp corner combos]], [[SheFu backflip evasions into supers]], [[AwesomeButImpractical mid-air parries into grabs]], random [[HurricaneKick Spinning Bird Kicks]], and [[CherryTapping double-slapping dizzy finishers]]. It works better than you'd think, especially against players expecting the usual tactics.

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* ConfusionFu: A big fan of this when it comes to fighting games. His ''Third ''3rd Strike'' Chun-Li is particularly infamous for utilizing [[GoombaStomp head stomp corner combos]], [[SheFu backflip evasions into supers]], [[AwesomeButImpractical mid-air parries into grabs]], random [[HurricaneKick Spinning Bird Kicks]], and [[CherryTapping double-slapping dizzy finishers]]. It works better than you'd think, especially against players expecting the usual tactics.
4th Nov '15 3:45:14 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: A staunch believer in this, despite being an introverted loner and [[TheCynic cynical]] {{bookworm}}. Has a thing for hiking mountains and rainforests, as well as wandering cities. When given the opportunity, he usually travels around the world. Places visited have included [[{{UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands}} Aruba]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Mexico}} Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Pre-ColumbianCivilizations}} Chichen Itza]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Malaysia}} Kuala Lumpur]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Singapore}} Singapore]], [[{{UsefulNotes/France}} Paris, Nice, and Villefranche]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Morocco}} Tangier]], [[MonkeysLionsAndAnnoyedSpaniards Gibraltar]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} Málaga, Seville, and Barcelona]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Thailand]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Canada}} Vancouver and Victoria]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Hawaii}} Maui and the Big Island]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Italy}} Pisa, Salerno, Pompeii, and the Strait of Messina]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Rome}}]], [[{{UsefulNotes/VaticanCity}}]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Venice}}]], and [[{{UsefulNotes/Montenegro}} Kotor Bay in Montengero]] That's not counting his trips to WashingtonDC, NewYorkCity, [[{{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}} Philadelphia]], and a summer road trip around [[{{UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates}} America]] when he was younger. Ironically, he rarely visits SanFrancisco despite living in its vicinity.

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: A staunch believer in this, despite being an introverted loner and [[TheCynic cynical]] {{bookworm}}. Has a thing for hiking mountains and rainforests, as well as wandering cities. When given the opportunity, he usually travels around the world. Places visited have included [[{{UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands}} Aruba]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Mexico}} Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Pre-ColumbianCivilizations}} Chichen Itza]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Malaysia}} Kuala Lumpur]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Singapore}} Singapore]], [[{{UsefulNotes/France}} Paris, Nice, and Villefranche]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Morocco}} Tangier]], [[MonkeysLionsAndAnnoyedSpaniards Gibraltar]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} Málaga, Seville, and Barcelona]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Thailand]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Canada}} Vancouver and Victoria]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Hawaii}} Maui and the Big Island]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Italy}} Pisa, Salerno, Pompeii, and the Strait of Messina]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Rome}}]], [[{{UsefulNotes/VaticanCity}}]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Venice}}]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Rome}} Rome]], [[{{UsefulNotes/VaticanCity}} Vatican City]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Venice}} Venice]], and [[{{UsefulNotes/Montenegro}} Kotor Bay in Montengero]] That's not counting his trips to WashingtonDC, NewYorkCity, [[{{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}} Philadelphia]], and a summer road trip around [[{{UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates}} America]] when he was younger. Ironically, he rarely visits SanFrancisco despite living in its vicinity.
4th Nov '15 3:43:36 AM StreamofConsciousness
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A college graduate, freelance writer, and two-time NaNoWriMo winner, StreamofConsciousness has been browsing the site for years. When he's not [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife trying to figure out his place in the grand scheme of things]], he's usually writing novels and articles, [[{{Literature}} reading]], [[VideoGames gaming]], [[MusicTropes listening to music]], studying everything from [[ArtTropes art]] and [[RealLife history]] to [[PhilosophyTropes philosophy]] and [[PsychologyTropes psychology]].

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A college graduate, freelance writer, blogger, and photographer, world traveler, and two-time NaNoWriMo winner, StreamofConsciousness has been browsing the site for years. When he's not [[DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife trying to figure out his place in the grand scheme of things]], he's usually writing novels and articles, [[{{Literature}} reading]], [[VideoGames gaming]], [[MusicTropes listening to music]], studying everything from [[ArtTropes art]] and [[RealLife history]] to [[PhilosophyTropes philosophy]] and [[PsychologyTropes psychology]].



* FestivalEpisode: He's making an effort to get out and attend more of these. Notable examples include the San Francisco Giants World Series and St. Patrick's Day Parades, as well as Chinese New Year and the 2015 [[CherryBlossoms Cherry Blossom]] Festival.

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* FestivalEpisode: He's making an effort to get out and attend more of these. Notable examples include the San Francisco Giants World Series and St. Patrick's Day Parades, as well as Chinese New Year and Year, the 2015 [[CherryBlossoms Cherry Blossom]] Festival.Festival, and the 2015 ''Castanyada'' in Barcelona.



** Cruising across most of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas for two weeks.
** Exploring Barcelona on foot, seeing several museums and landmarks, and visiting the Catedral de Barcelona and the Sagrada Familia...including trips up to their respective roofs and towers!
** Taking a bus from Villefranche to Nice and wandering their streets.
** Visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Field of Miracles.
** Visiting Vatican City and wandering St. Peter's.
** Touring Rome alone on foot, including stops at Castel Sant'Angelo, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, the Forum, and the Colosseum.
** Wandering the streets of Salerno and the ruins at Pompeii.
** Taking a ferry tour around Venice, celebrating a birthday by eating ''Crema dei Dogi'' gelato and walking at St. Mark's Square at night, and touring the Doge's Palace and other nearby museums.
** Climbing to the top deck of the cruise ship while it was leaving Venice and taking photos from the highest point for miles.
** Spending hours photographing Kotor Bay in Montenegro, then taking a bus to a handful of the local towns surrounding the area.
** Photographing and filming the ship's passage through the Strait of Messina.



* MementoMacGuffin: Necklaces from Chichen Itza and the Caves of Nerja, a small jar of saffron from Morocco, a [[SimpleStaff wooden hiking stick]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Buddhism}} Buddhist]] prayer beads from monks in San Francisco, passport stamps from the Haleakala summit and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, pins from Kilauea, a bag of ''100%'' Kona coffee and a decorative sack from Greenwell Farms, a bottle of world-class award-winning Humboldt Habanero-Mango Hot Sauce, [[MacheteMayhem a machete]] and "knowledge" calligraphy scroll from Japantown, and dozens of key chains.

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* MementoMacGuffin: Necklaces from Chichen Itza and the Caves of Nerja, a small jar of saffron from Morocco, a [[SimpleStaff wooden hiking stick]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Buddhism}} Buddhist]] prayer beads from monks in San Francisco, passport stamps from the Haleakala summit and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, pins from Kilauea, a bag of ''100%'' Kona coffee and a decorative sack from Greenwell Farms, a bottle of world-class award-winning Humboldt Habanero-Mango Hot Sauce, [[MacheteMayhem a machete]] and "knowledge" calligraphy scroll from Japantown, a Murano glass pendant from Venice, poster map of Kotor, a bottle of holy water from the Vatican, a specially stamped and mailed postcard from the Vatican Post Office, and dozens of key chains.



** Making an insanely short - about 30 minutes - flight connection in Montreal.
** Getting stuck in the industrial and shipping traffic for almost an hour in Salerno, and being escorted back to the cruise ship by ''la polizia''.
** Eating authentic Italian pizza in Salerno, ''jamon'' and ''paella'' in Barcelona, and celebrating his birthday with some ''Crema dei Dogi'' gelato at St. Mark's in Venice.



* SharpDressedMan: Occasionally, though he's more comfortable with business casual with rolled-up sleeves. He also ''rocks'' a [[BadassLongcoat stylish trench coat]] and [[ScarfOfAsskicking scarves]] in cold weather.

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* SharpDressedMan: Occasionally, though he's more comfortable with business casual with rolled-up sleeves. He also ''rocks'' a [[BadassLongcoat stylish trench coat]] and [[ScarfOfAsskicking scarves]] in cold weather. Played straight on the formal nights during a recent Mediterranean cruise, in which he busted out a traditional three piece suit.



* UnkemptBeauty: [[RapunzelHair Two feet of curly hair]] and [[DramaticWind Caribbean trade winds]] do ''not'' go well together. He gave up brushing his hair after a few days at sea, resulting in an unruly but stylish mane.

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* UnkemptBeauty: [[RapunzelHair Two feet of curly hair]] and [[DramaticWind Caribbean trade winds]] do ''not'' go well together. The same goes for walking on exposed decks while cruising the Mediterranean. He gave up brushing his hair after a few days at sea, resulting in an unruly but stylish mane.



* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: A staunch believer in this, despite being an introverted loner and [[TheCynic cynical]] {{bookworm}}. Has a thing for hiking mountains and rainforests, as well as wandering cities. When given the opportunity, he usually travels around the world. Places visited have included [[{{UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands}} Aruba]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Mexico}} Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Pre-ColumbianCivilizations}} Chichen Itza]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Malaysia}} Kuala Lumpur]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Singapore}} Singapore]], [[{{UsefulNotes/France}} Paris]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Morocco}} Tangier]], [[MonkeysLionsAndAnnoyedSpaniards Gibraltar]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} Málaga and Seville]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Thailand]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Canada}} Vancouver and Victoria]], and [[{{UsefulNotes/Hawaii}} Maui and the Big Island]]. That's not counting his trips to WashingtonDC, NewYorkCity, [[{{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}} Philadelphia]], and a summer road trip around [[{{UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates}} America]] when he was younger. Ironically, he rarely visits SanFrancisco despite living in its vicinity.

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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: A staunch believer in this, despite being an introverted loner and [[TheCynic cynical]] {{bookworm}}. Has a thing for hiking mountains and rainforests, as well as wandering cities. When given the opportunity, he usually travels around the world. Places visited have included [[{{UsefulNotes/TheNetherlands}} Aruba]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Mexico}} Mazatlan, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, and Puerto Vallarta]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Pre-ColumbianCivilizations}} Chichen Itza]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Malaysia}} Kuala Lumpur]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Singapore}} Singapore]], [[{{UsefulNotes/France}} Paris]], Paris, Nice, and Villefranche]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Morocco}} Tangier]], [[MonkeysLionsAndAnnoyedSpaniards Gibraltar]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Spain}} Málaga Málaga, Seville, and Seville]], Barcelona]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Thailand}} Thailand]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Canada}} Vancouver and Victoria]], and [[{{UsefulNotes/Hawaii}} Maui and the Big Island]]. Island]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Italy}} Pisa, Salerno, Pompeii, and the Strait of Messina]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Rome}}]], [[{{UsefulNotes/VaticanCity}}]], [[{{UsefulNotes/Venice}}]], and [[{{UsefulNotes/Montenegro}} Kotor Bay in Montengero]] That's not counting his trips to WashingtonDC, NewYorkCity, [[{{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}} Philadelphia]], and a summer road trip around [[{{UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates}} America]] when he was younger. Ironically, he rarely visits SanFrancisco despite living in its vicinity.
13th Oct '15 3:46:42 AM StreamofConsciousness
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* TheAntiNihilist: ''Tries'' to be this on his good days.

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* TheAntiNihilist: ''Tries'' to be this on his good days.days, with varying results.



* AwesomenessByAnalysis: Pronounced in multiple ways. [[SeriousBusiness His game and book reviews are written as college-level essays]], and he can pick out the best photography angles and [[TheNavigator travel routes]] in seconds. He was also well known in [[WhiteCollarWorker his corporate days]] for analyzing procedures and maximizing staff efficiency, to the point of starting the end-of-day closing checklist ''as soon as he entered the office''.



* BeachEpisode: Often while traveling, especially in Thailand, Aruba, Maui, and Mexico.

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* BeachEpisode: Often while traveling, especially in Thailand, Aruba, Maui, and Mexico. He also volunteered in Capitola and hiked all of Land's End in San Francisco.



** Climbing several mountains in California, along with lengthy backpacking and extended stays in the [[WildWilderness Sierra Nevadas.]]

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** Climbing several mountains in California, California as a child, along with lengthy backpacking and extended stays in the [[WildWilderness Sierra Nevadas.]]



* GentlemanAndAScholar: Tries to be [[PolitenessJudo polite]], thoughtful, and is interested in studying a wide variety of subjects.

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** Volunteering at a beach cleanup in Capitola.
** Exploring much of San Francisco on foot, most recently the distant trails and beaches at Land's End.
* GentlemanAndAScholar: Tries to be [[PolitenessJudo polite]], thoughtful, and is interested in studying a wide variety of subjects. He's also visited every major museum and botanical garden in San Francisco, and loved his time spent in Versailles and the Louvre.



* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: A fellow in his late twenties who spends his free time writing, reading, and gaming. [[{{Understatement}} Those are hardly the most social of hobbies.]]

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* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: A fellow in his late twenties who spends his free time writing, reading, taking photos, and gaming. [[{{Understatement}} Those are hardly the most social of hobbies.]]



* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat: Inverted with his eyesight. He made it through third grade before [[UnwantedGlassesPlot learning]] he ''really'' needed glasses.

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* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat: Inverted with his eyesight. He made it through third grade before [[UnwantedGlassesPlot learning]] he ''really'' needed glasses. Played straight with his analyzing skills.


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* NerdsAreSexy: On both the giving and receiving ends of this.
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