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Alex_Bertoglio

28 M Newberg, OR

My Details

Last Online
Dec 28, 2009
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Education
Working on university
Job
Technology
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English, Arabic (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I am a 23 year old college student, studying math and Arabic language. I enjoy intellectual pursuits, reading, singing and computers.

I like people who feel constrained by the limited space given for these online summaries.

Although I am not a "party" person, I am personable and friendly and have a good sense of humor. I like people of all types and backgrounds.

I am into cryptography, etymology and philosophy. I like pen-and-paper roleplaying games like Vampire:Requiem and GURPS.

I am Nerdy, Friendly, and Contemplative
What I’m doing with my life
Currently I am attending Portland Community College, working on getting my undergraduate requirements out of the way so I can transfer to a university.
I’m really good at
Getting along with people, problem solving, mathematics, leading people with opposite views to come to a compromise.
The first things people usually notice about me
Glasses, no more braces at long last.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
When it comes to books I tend to read everything from an author I like, or from a subject that strikes my fancy.

My favorites organized by subject/author:

Frank Herbert (Dune, etc) -> For bringing intrigue, philosophy and sci-fi together.

Tamerlane/Timur the Conqueror I'm a big fan of Central Asian warlords. I will read anything relating to late medieval through renaissance history.

I read a good amount of philosophy, my favorites include Immanuel Kant (for his logic), Blaise Pascal (for his elegance), and Nietzsche (for his stlye). I'm currently trying to get up on modern thinkers like Derrida and Chomsky, who both are utturly mystifying me right now.

Jared Diamond (Guns Germs and Steel, Collapse) -> manages to make complex anthropological and environmental issues comprehensible.

Robert Heinlein (The Menace From Earth, Starship Troopers, Requiem) -> The best "straight" sci-fi ever.

Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, Cryptonomicon, Quicksilver) -> Along with Phillip K Dick and Grant Morrison, he writes mind-bending stories.

Jacqueline Carey has recently won me over with Kushiel's Dart, now I have to read the rest of her series or alt-history/fantasy. Her style is very similar to Frank Herbert, in a good way.

I enjoy comics/graphic novels and have a collection of Garth Ennis' Preacher (everything by Ennis is dark and over-the-top fun), Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman,(almost everything they have done has been gold), Grant Morrison (Weird and uplifting), Geoff Johns (Great character creator). Some of my favorite titles have been The Invisibles, JLA, Sandman, and The Legion of Super-Heroes. Persepolis was just made into an award-winning animated movie, the comic was even better.

Similarly with movies, in addition to singular favorites I have a few favorite directors who I try to follow:

Stanley Kubrick (A Clockwork Orange, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Doctor Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) -> Pure style, Kubrick pictures really resonate with me.

Neon Genesis Evangelion I'm just starting the series, on episode 5 and love it so far.

I like musicals like Rent,Jesus Christ Superstar, and Hairspray.

Tim Burton (Beetle Juice, Batman, Edward Scissorhands) -> Burton films fill me with childlike wonder, every single one of them.

Akira Kurosawa (Throne of Blood, The Seven Samurai, Rashomon) -> Japanese director who took Western sensibilities and applied them to Japanense culture.

Pulp Fiction and Resevoir Dogs are two of my absolute favorite films, I tend to like urban morality plays like these or Boondock Saints.
The six things I could never do without
Books, My Family, My Glasses...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
School, Music, Politics, History, rumination in general.
On a typical Friday night I am
At home with my family or out with friends. Often playing the computer game Europa Universalis and voraciously researching everything that happened throughout the region I'm playing in.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have behcet's disease, but it's no big deal.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 21–42
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
I like to talk to all sorts of people.