AxonSpark
34 Seattle, WA
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My self-summary
I've been described as a geek, hippie, skeptic, mad scientist, dreamer, cartoon character, and paradoxically as both a kid and a curmudgeon; or more generally as a delightfully odd man. To that I'd add that I'm a forger of photons, a loyal friend, a good sounding board, and dispenser of comedy and strange non sequiturs. Roboctopus.
What I’m doing with my life
I've been freelancing in the film world for the past few years, am currently doing project based contract work (not to mention various creative side projects). Usually this usually means I'm stuck in my editing cave, but I'm making more effort to spend time in this strange wonderful place called "outside", which is filled with many interesting folk and beckoning adventures.

Here's a music video I shot this past Spring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FvNjyTVhvA

I have also occasionally played ridiculous villains & provided A/V tech services at a local monthly comedy show, which you can see here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IVsPc-XJLQbolcPrapgYQ
I’m really good at
Making people laugh, applying the scientific method, cooking, philosophical conversation, video (shooting & editing), writing (essays, scripts, or hyperbolic monologues), drawing, and amassing and distilling information. And while I suck at chess, I will take on anyone in Tetris.
The first things people usually notice about me
My red beard, my somewhat less red long hair, my near complete lack of melanin, and my sense of humor.

And when I've worn my tight pinstripes, I've been told I have a nice ass.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
FAIR WARNING: This is going to be a long section....feel free to skip ahead.

MOVIES: The Star Wars Trilogy (before Lucas' CG fuckery), Dark City, City of Lost Children, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Fight Club, I <3 Huckabees, Inception, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Magnolia, Amelie, American Beauty, The Matrix, V for Vendetta, THX 1138, 12 Monkeys, eXistenZ, The 5th Element, Nosferatu ('20's and 70's versions), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Akira (original '93 English dubbing), Ghostbusters, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Waking Life, Goonies, Donnie Darko, Metropolis (both '26 and Anime versions), FLCL, The Mad Max series, The Road, Batman Begins, Dark Knight, The Highlander series, Mind Game, and anything by Kevin Smith, Harry Smith (no relation to the former), Jan Svankmeyer, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Michel Gondry, Terry Gilliam, or Don Hertzfeldt.

TV: Generally speaking I believe TV is an obsolete medium. Linear time-sensitive programming with no option to block ads? No thanks, I've got the Internet. That being said, here are some of my favorite shows that came from tube land:

Firefly, The IT Crowd, Doctor Who, Star Trek (TNG & DS9 mainly), The Mighty Boosh, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Father Ted, The Venture Brothers, Metalocalypse, China, IL, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Battlestar Galactica, The Prisoner, Kids In The Hall, Upright Citizens Brigade,The Simpsons (when it was still good), Workaholics, The Boondocks, etc.

BOOKS: Since this section is already way too long, I won't make a huge list of books, but rather the authors I dig: Robert Anton Wilson, Kim Stanley Robinson, Patrick Rothfus, Grant Morrison, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Frank Herbert, Douglas Adams, William Gibson, and Phillip K. Dick.

MUSIC: Hoo Boy, ready for another list? Here we go:

Radiohead, VAST, Nirvana, Eskmo, The Beatles, Coco Rosie, Smashing Pumpkins, NIN, Baths, Sun Araw, Portishead, Sneaker Pimps, Blue Scholars, Scroobius Pip, Pressed And, Lube Fondu, Harvey Danger, Thunder Grey Pilgrim, Beck, Stone Temple Pilots, Sound Garden, Gorillaz, Wagon Christ, Massive Attack, Dan Deacon, Boards of Canada, Cibo Mato, Air, Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Chemical Brothers, Cinematic Orchestra, anything touched by the hand of Danger Mouse, and all sorts of ambient and experimental music.

FOOD: I'm not vegetarian, but I do tend towards a largely vegetarian diet. I like all sorts of food with the exception of Greek and Korean.
The six things I could never do without
1. Good Friends

2. Green, natural surroundings

3. Some rich source of information (Whether it's the Internet, a library, or one of those rare books that you get something new out of every time you read it)

4. Caffiene (I keep trying to quit, and it keeps pulling me back in)

5. The essentials (food, water, clothing, shelter, yes I'm cheating this whole list thing)

6. A sense of wonder and curiosity
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Let's see if I can boil this down...

Science (conventional & weird), ecological problems & solutions, various philosophical questions, mysteries, and quandaries, stories for screenplays, potential optical fx experiments, politics, methods of altering consciousness, gaming, sex and the possibilities of tantric sex, and what the future is going to look like.
On a typical Friday night I am
At this point? Probably editing. But I occasionally escape the cave to go to a bar, a movie, or a show. That and some form of tabletop roleplaying.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was a kid I was a Super Mario freak. So much so, that I made my parents take me to the Super Mario Icecapades.

If you're looking for something more personal, you'll have to get to know me better.
You should message me if
-you want to get to know each other over some sort of libations or a bowl of fine greenery.

-you are a creative type, geek, nerd, burner, scientist, or golden-hearted weirdo

-you want to wander around on an urban hike or wax philosophical into the wee hours of the morning.

-you value sincerity and passion more than obligation

Deal Breakers:

-You live outside of Seattle

-You have children (Sorry, but I'm not looking to become a father figure.)

-Polyamorous (I don't have anything against poly people, but I've been the monogamous terminating branch on other people's poly trees enough times to know that it's not for me.)

-Zealots (both religious and secular)

-Hate mongers: (eg. racists, homophobes, gun nuts, etc.)
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