Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I work from home. That wasn't by accident, and a year later it's
hard to regret.
I finally gave up trying to impress people, even though I told
myself for many years I wasn't trying to and didn't care what
people thought. It feels good.
I had a lot of life experience in NYC, but personality-wise I can't
be reasonably classified as a New Yorker. Probably more like a West
Coaster or even Commonwealther.
I have a few interests that aren't artistic/creative(like history,)
but they're very secondary to my artistic side.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Mostly whatever I feel like, barring the obvious lack of funds for
endless vacations. I'll eventually relocate again, but I don't want
a repeat of what happened in Portland's then-nightmarish job
market. I'm working very deliberately on a plan to relocate, and
this time It's likely to be out of the country. Definitely a
long-term plan, so don't expect me to vanish within the next few
Not enough? OK. I'm slowly making progress with visual art, but my
comic's story has a brutal case of writer's block slowing it down.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Critical thinking, which should be a core requirement in all
schooling. That we have other requirements that not everyone will
benefit nearly as much from is mind-boggling. Sticking to the facts
over one's own ego and emotional investment really helps to keep
conversations/interactions fair and rational. Of course, in art,
reason isn't always that central, but creativity is a rare
exception(and happens to be every bit as important to me.
Acting. I'm much better for screen/voice acting than stage, but I
have done some stage work, which is like a career military vet
saying he's done some Vietnam work(except that the accents were
more convincing in Vietnam than they are at a DFW community college
that shall go unnamed out of my own sense of mercy.)
Making, listening to, and analyzing music. Fairly, too, even if a
certain genre isn't my thing.
Remembering things in detail indefinitely. I once remembered an
instrumental for over 20 years, and was finally able to identify it
just by humming the main melody to someone.
The first things people usually notice about me
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On a more "superficial" level? My well-groomed, neatly-chiseled,
drop-dead-handsome Anglo-Celtic good looks. People eventually learn
that I simply do not age. You might say I have "a little Elijah
Wood thing going on".
It's fairly common in some circles to meet someone that has some
love for 1980s culture/film/TV/music like I do, but they often do
so in "ironic spirit." I, on the other hand, am dead fucking
serious. I wear Swatches, neon, and other similarly-themed stuff.
I'm also writing a long-form comic set within the decade.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
(A) Fantasy, science fiction, Humor-driven books, history, crime
thrillers, but really, as with any medium, I seek out whatever I
expect to relate to, such as:
Anything on mythology/paganism/heathenism. I'm so into it that I
might appear to be practicing to some, but it's just an old
interest from when I was younger that never went away.
Philip K. Dick
Anything about lucid dreaming
Books on art
True crime. Mostly ones about the mob.
(B) Many . Here are just a few examples:
Movies/TV are very different from music for me because I find that
there's still plenty of great material on mainstream TV and even in
Hollywood sometimes(though doubling ticket prices out of nowhere
was uncalled for, so I tend to see films on DVD these days.) You
don't have to dig nearly as deep underground to find good stuff in
these fields as you do in music.
Shows I'm really into include:
SNL(which has recently regained much of its long-absent
Freaks and Geeks
An Idiot Abroad
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Orange is the New Black
Trailer Park Boys
Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes saga
Doctor Who in the original run and this one, especially when
Russell T. Davies doesn't write the episode
...and Miami FUCKING Vice. Best show Giancarlo Esposito's ever been
in. Yep. I said it.
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
At The Gates
East River Pipe
The Wedding Present
The Joy Formidable
The Jesus and Mary Chain
Throwing Muses/Kristin Hersh
Sally Shapiro(and tons of classic Italo disco)
(E) I'm pescetarian, and not preachy(or activist, for that matter.)
Not very picky about food, but some's better than others, and I
like most things originating from the Far East or Europe that are
within my dietary restrictions. Speaking of food, I also have a
strong urge to see Anthony Bourdain pummeled into humility. That'd
take a lot.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My sense of humor. I'm fairly clownish, in a non-juggalo kind of
Fiction--including movies/TV shows/books/comics. I'll also include
creating fiction here as a need.
Non-internet social interaction. Do you miss the days when there
was more of that as much as I do?
The cultures of the Commonwealth(including just about any of those
countries, but especially England,) Scandinavia, and Japan.
Secular meditation. I have no mystical beliefs whatsoever. It's
just that the practice itself benefits me on many levels, and I'm
not even that experienced with it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How the internet's changed so many things well within two
What Would Loki Do?(Not the Marvel version)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Playing it by ear. Rigid schedules aren't my style.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I used to actually think the Police Academy movies were funny back
when I was nine years old. That's old enough to know better.
I don't post every random fact about myself on here, but you can
ask me anything. I'm extremely open, and unashamed of almost
anything someone could ask me about. The first paragraph in this
section is a rare exception.
I'm all for making progress in life, but have no respect whatsoever
for age roles, such as doing/not doing something at age X simply
because "that's what people do." If you disagree, you'll hate me as
much as I hate Pat Sajak. Well, not THAT much. That's impossible.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you're the artsy type(regarding music, graphic design,
photography--you name it.)
You can politely and intelligently explain to me what's so great
about Mad Men besides the sets and costumes(I've seen the first
three seasons, and will probably watch the fourth, so let it never
be said that I'm closed-minded.)
If you're just looking for friends, that's peachy as well.
You don't have to be an atheist, but you definitely have to be
atheist-friendly. If you think morality needs a god, A) move on and
B) Do some unbiased research on Buddhism and Jainism.
No "traditional" game-playing. Honesty is fantastic and I recommend
it to anyone. Remove that pointless stress from your life! I should
create an ad for it.
Oh, and please don't be a fan of Ayn Rand, Rand Paul, or Paul Ryan.
I'd take Nixon over those clowns 8 days a week.
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