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epershand: An ampersand (epershand)

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Knowledge, sir! Useful for its own sake, sir!

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Created on 2009-05-01 14:48:50 (#171716), last updated 2014-07-27 (152 weeks ago)

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Twenty-something techie living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prone to ridiculousness. Involved in fandom in general rather than any particular fandom, with a particular focus on history, literature, and sff. Obsessed with transformative works of all kinds. Brain currently being eaten by bandom.

Saucy pedantic wretch. Known gadfly. Compulsive devil's advocate. Prone to treating pop culture like high art and high art like pop culture.

Superpowers: Slightly-better-than-average vision, superhuman immune system, and knowing lots of inane facts.

Fatal flaws: Easily distracted by patterns in floor tiles, allergic to many animals, more vegetables, and even a few minerals. Unable to control proper nouns. Works in online advertising (and enjoys it).

Really, why talk about myself when I can have others do it for me?

  • "Being with you is like being with a highly-educated ten-year-old." - [livejournal.com profile] eccentric_hat

  • "You, sir, are a scholar and a gentleman." - a stranger on Slashdot

  • "If you were a ninja, you'd totally be killed by all the other ninjas." - [personal profile] solaciolum

  • "You are like a deranged woodland creature." - [personal profile] oliviacirce


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