The aopt is recognisable by his addiction to caffeine and the Internet. He can usually be found in coffeeshops or living rooms, bent over his laptop. The call of the aopt is indistinguishable from the sound of a guitar; he tends toward a more folk-rocky sound but has been known to foray into more classical or trad sounds. (He also loves jazz, but catch him trying to play it!) The species is believed to originate in Florida with ancestors in the British Isles and Central America, though he is more commonly found in coastal California, where he thrives in the fog and complains loudly about the sun. However, due to restlessness and a growing lack of compatible environment, migration to the East Coast of North America (namely Boston) is expected with the month of August, 2010.
The aopt is a friendly creature and will most likely wish to socialise with any onlookers. Don't be alarmed by his approach; he is generally very well-mannered among strangers, and will definitely not bite. However, take care not to antagonise him, as when riled he can be very dangerous, potentially deadly. To ensure a good rapport, avoid being a bigot. Don't say racist, sexist, transphobic, homophobic, classist, xenophobic, or other such things. Don't act on any such urges either. (You won't like him when he's hungry angry.) Along with that, intolerance toward geeky proclivities will also annoy him. He defends his bevy fiercely; once you're accepted into it, he will consider you basically to be family.
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