This section is difficult to fill out because I don't particularly care to talk about myself. Not that I dislike myself, generally, but rather I believe one should not boast about oneself, and to only describe my positive traits would be so. Perhaps this would be balanced out by including negative and neutral characteristics of one's personality as well, but who enjoys exposing one's own flaws? Perhaps this introductory paragraph is enough an exercise in pretentiousness to count.
I enjoy writing, which makes it somewhat strange that I don't do more of it. I'm not bad at it, that much should be clear. The trouble is I like for what I write to be perfect, or near to it, and that isn't easy to accomplish when one stubbornly refuses to plan out what one writes ahead of time. This is why I will likely never be a professional writer: lack of organization. Fortunately, my skills in math and science are quite adequate for a potential career in a variety of fields. The hardest part may be figuring out which one.
I don't mean to be arrogant, my college course load currently is Calculus, Physics, Organic Chemistry, and Art History (next semester Art History will be replaced with English Composition, while the rest will be the second level of their respective predecessor). Granted, it is just community college, and I have failed out of college once, although that can be attributed as much to the debilitating effects of depression and neither attending class nor doing the work as lack of intelligence.
Goodness, such unpleasant discussion material. On to something less gloomy, perhaps? I ran track and cross-country in high school. Cross-country is long distance running, for those of you who might not know. I was good enough, although never near the leaders. My best mile (1600, technically) time was a little under 5 minutes, and my best 5K was somewhere under 18, I think. It's been about 5 years since I ran regularly, though, so I imagine I'm a ways off from those times. I do miss running, but it's nowhere near as fun to do by myself. I stay in shape by going to the gym and lifting weights and such; not as often as I should, though. Don't ask how much I weigh; it'll make you jealous. Yes, I'm one of those people, the kind that don't have to worry about what they eat.
So, food. Everyone likes food, right? I have relatives who are vegetarians. I could never do that; meat just tastes too good. I'm a big fan of sweet foods as well: fruits, chocolate, caramel, you know. I don't have a specific favorite culinary style, although aside from home-cooked meals (which is mostly what I eat), it's primarily Italian, Mexican, or Chinese.
My musical taste are similarly broad, while again not being stunningly diverse. Primarily I listen to rock music, which in itself is hardly very limiting a classification. Most of what I seek out is independent or alternative rock, but I don't generally reject music because it is of a particular genre. Even with pop music, while I may loathe certain artists because of their unwarranted celebrity, I will sometimes reluctantly admit to liking their music.
As for anime, I'd once more be unable to point to a specific genre and say, "This is what I like." I like comedy that makes me laugh. I like tragedy that makes me cry. I like drama that evokes empathy for the characters. I like action that gets my blood boiling. I like romance that brings warmth to my heart. I like shows about cute little things like kittens doing cute little things like playing with chew toys. I like shows that make me think, but I prefer that I have someone to talk about the show with in those cases, as I tend to miss much unless I can bounce ideas off of others. I like shows by SHAFT. They haven't failed me yet. I mean, I wasn't too hot about Pani Poni Dash the first time I saw it, but it's growing on me.
I don't like shows that take a great premise and squander it by doing just what every other show does (I'm looking at you, Coyote Ragtime Show and Sisters of Wellber). I don't like shows that have characters I can't empathize with. If I can't care about the characters, Neon Genesis Evangelion and Fate/Stay Night, I can't care about what happens to them. School Days is an odd exception, as the entire cast inspires such vitriol and bile that the show is like a train crash.
Hm, I seem to have left myself no eloquent way to transition from that previous paragraph to a conclusion for my profile. As I said early on, I like to write. I will probably return to this section at a future time to add more, as I feel I have missed an area or two that I'd like to expand upon, but for now, this will be all.