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Bugbrain_04

28 M Portland, OR

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 7:37pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Strictly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Other
Sign
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Working on two-year college
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Less than $20,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Bucket list excerpt:
~Give a TED Talk
~Sail the Atlantic on a tall ship
~Go to space
~Hop a Train
~Backpack Europe
~Spend the night on a billboard

Favorite quotes:
~"I make myself rich by making my wants few."(Thoreau)
~"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility."(Longfellow)

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I'm poor, and I'm proud of it. I've been living in my van for over a year now, and it's been one of the most valuable, fulfilling, and confidence-building periods of my life. It's mind-boggling how much you can do with very little.

See, I view the quest for wealth as a game that I can't win. I believe the odds are stacked too highly against me. Those with the money-power have the money-power to keep their money-power and take mine. So I refuse to play. I choose to be powerless. And in that powerlessness I find strength.

As much as I detest self-centered capitalism, I am not in aggressive resistance against it. I merely try to live my life in a way that does not contribute to the problems I see. As long as I'm seen as benign by the "powerful," I figure they'll leave me be to go on happily living without their hollow games.

I like re-appropriation. I like repurposing. I like using things in ways they're not meant to be used. I dislike spending money.

I like to make things with my hands. I don't do enough of it.

I love climbing things. Doesn't really matter what, so long as it's solidly rooted in the ground. (Fuck A-frame ladders.) From rocks to trees to jungle gyms to buildings.

I love movement in general. Moving feels great.

Music is really important to me. Many of my current endeavors (which I will get to later) are related to music, especially chill electronica.

I love camping, hiking, and backpacking. I love the outdoors. I love nature.

I also love big cities. I love their age. Their size. That feel of broken concrete. I love that dirty, eastern-european look. Think train tracks. Think shelled out buildings. The undersides of bridges (particularly the Fremont bridge on the east side, right about Interstate and Mississippi).

I guess it's not unrelated to my love of nature. For example, I saw a sign once, the message on it illegible due to rust, leaning out over a landslide "cliff" that led to the banks of the Willamette. It was choked with blackberry. On the side further from the water, it had crawled all the way up that leg, up the back of the sign, and draped over top of it, presenting a wide splay of leaves to the sun.

...It was beautiful. Urban ruins, right in our backyard. Nature reclaiming its rightful property. It's a glimpse into the future. Centuries from now, long after America has collapsed, and almost every bit of information known about the culture has been lost to history, this is what archaeologists will find. When tourists take expeditions through the ruins of Detroit, this is what they will see.

What an odd note to end on.
What I’m doing with my life
Being the best me that I can be and taking every opportunity to learn and grow into an even better, more loving me.

I've the heart of an artist, the mind of a scientist, and no idea what to do with either.

I work as a sound guy and occasionally DJ downtempo/chill-out ( http://soundcloud.com/daytrippdx ).

I'm going to PCC, at the moment, but my future is arranged more around projects than it is any given direction or career path per sé. For instance, there's the tour of Europe I want to take, in which I record street music from all across the continent, writing a book of the stories I hear and the experiences I have. I'd like to release the book online for free, alongside the recordings.

Then there's the sci-fi novel I want to write.

If I end up in grad school, my best current guess would be in neuropsychology, with the purpose of finding a behavioral therapy approach to ADHD treatment based on structural neuroscience. Really, anything I could do to help free people from the shackles of the pharmaceutical industry would very much suit me.

But really: your guess is probably as good as mine.
I’m really good at
Surviving.

(So far.)
The first things people usually notice about me
No doubt my bare feet. I will shun shoes at any opportunity. It feels wonderful.

For the record, my limit it about 32° F, when the water in my flesh starts trying to freeze.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
First, and most importantly...

MUSIC:
I mentioned it earlier, but I listen to mostly chill electronic music, from any of many genres, depending on the mood. I'm a sucker for sawtooth synths, syncopated beats, psychedelic squigglies, and space.

Some of my favorites, past and present, are (in no real order) Emancipator, Portishead, Massive Attack, Radiohead, Floex, Evan Marc, HUVA Network, Télépopmusik, Lemongrass, and many, many more...

BOOKS!
Mostly sci- and spec-fi. Douglas Adams, the Sprawl trilogy, Good Omens (so good on so many levels), Ender's Game, Neal Stephenson, MYST: The Books of Atrus and Ti'ana, Dune, etc.
Also Hunter S. Thompson, One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, Vonnegut, Palahniuk, and more.

MOVIES
I don't watch many movies anymore, but here are some past favorites:
Drive, A Scanner Darkly, Run Lola Run, anything by Hayao Miyazaki, Kikujiro, Lost in Translation, pretty much anything Monty Python, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Let the Right One In

TV
I don't watch TV anymore either. (This tends to happen when you don't own one.) Some past TV favorites:
Battlestar Galactica, FLCL, Firefly, Home Movies, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Scrubs, Cowboy Bebop, Braniac: Science Abuse, Bill Nye, Invader Zim
The six things I could never do without
"Never" is a strong word. How about "Six things I very much enjoy and would prefer not to do without." Yeah, that's more like it.

1) Music - Luckily, a human being is the only thing required to make music. Thus, the first thing I would like never to be without is one thing I will never have to be without. Convenient.
2) Hands
3) Adventures!
4) Sunlight
5) Intelligent conversation
6) Smartassery
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the universe, everything.
My impact on the above.
Theoretical physics, the brain, the mind, behavior, the impact of technology on the human condition, a plethora of arguably less interesting topics.
Anything that piques my interest enough, really.
I think a lot.
Like, a lot a lot.
I like to think.
On a typical Friday night I am
I have no typical Friday night. I have no typical week.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–33
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating
You should message me if
~you slogged through every word of this manifesto
~you enjoy experiences and perspective
~you have a similar taste in music
~you want to make stuff.
~you love adventure
~you climb trees
~or rocks
~or buildings
~or jungle gyms
~or etc.

~Any combination of the above.