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CaptainScorpio

42 M Bronx, NY

My Details

Last Online
Jul 16
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Overweight
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Other, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Job
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly non-monogamous
Offspring
Has kids
Pets
Likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), C++ (Okay)

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My self-summary
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I am not a terribly consistent person. I try, but I bounce around a lot with things. I usually have 20 projects on various burners at once, with 2-3 really distracting me at any given time.

I'm a nerd, and I know everyone is a nerd now, but I still remember when it was a very bad thing, so I'm a little old-school that way. That said, I'm not really focused enough to be a geek about anything.

I live in the Bronx, so I see the disparities of race all the time; if you harumph the idea of privilege, don't write to me.

I dislike misogyny. Most of my friends are in the burlesque community -- strong, independently minded creative women, and the men (and women, and betweens, and neithers) who love them. I like art and artsy people without really being artsy myself. (I do art, but it's not artsy if you're drinking Corona while doing it.)

I am including the following because a friend, who has long mined the comedy gold of online dating, has opined that this is vital information:

1. I will return texts and emails (Caveat: I often lose my phone, or let it run out of power. But when I do see them, I will respond.) NOTE: I almost NEVER check voice mail, you're better off with text or email.
2. I won't expect sex from you immediately (Not that I'd necessarily have a problem with it either.)
3. I'll be as honest about what I'm looking for as my self-awareness permits.
4. I have a job (I'm looking for a better one. Not for you; for me.)
5. I'm willing to travel a reasonable distance to see someone.
6. I won't text people during our date (exception for emergencies).
7. I won't judge you on superficial things like which bands you like or where you live. (I will still make fun of you over these things, because I do that with everyone, over everything. I'm a smartass.)
8. I'm not obsessed with an ex (Note, though, that my BFF is technically my ex, but he's a guy now, so it's not the same thing. If this notion weirds you out at all, we're not going to get along anyway)
9. I like cats (I'm allergic, but a Claritin takes care of that. Also, I'm not a cat *freak*, but I like 'em okay.)
10. I'll actually show up, I won't cancel the night before (again, emergencies excepted; this would include real significant illness) or ask you out only to flake and disappear (I might be late, as I'm not great at getting places in the time it should take; cards on the table, yo).
11. I won't lie about my age or height, or neglect to tell you I have kids on my profile.
12. I have kids.
What I’m doing with my life
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Surrounding myself with as many creative/artsy freaks as possible in the hopes it will rub off. Lately it seems it has; I've had a few people approach me about illustration work lately, some of whom have actually paid me. I've produced two burlesque shows, one of which I hosted (the show went well, the hosting was awful. Ah, well). Took a workshop on storytelling, will take more.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm told that I'm really good with my hands.

I write stuff. I'm not "really good" at it, but I churn stuff out. Some of it is here. ("Beast" is a favorite, read that.)

I also draw stuff. Some of it here has gotten some good feedback.

Cooking, especially dinners.

I'm pretty good at reading stories aloud, and making up new ones.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I like affectations.

I'm told I have a nice voice.

If you run into me online, the first things you notice (so I'm told) is wry little comments. Seriously, I've had strangers facebook me on the basis of my comments on their friends' posts. Like a lot. Which is a nice, if unprofitable, talent to have.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Watership Down, The Time Traveler's Wife, The Neverending Story (NOT the movie!), The Black Company, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Haruki Murukami. Poets: Blake, Seuss, Nash, Silverstein, Neruda, Williams, Whitman, Vonnegut and Vittoria repetto. Nonfictions: Jane Liedloff, Jane Jacobs, Christopher Alexander. The Importance of Being Earnest is my favorite play, and my second favorite thing to read aloud after Anansi Boys. I kind of want to be James Baldwin when I grow up.

Movies: Star Wars (originals), Amelie, The Muppet Movie, Gladiator, Killer Condom, Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, Shortbus, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Ink, Lilo and Stitch. I think Kevin Smith is a douche but I laugh at every goddamn movie he's ever made, possibly because I suspect my life is one of them. Tired of zombies.

TV: For a long time this was blank, but lately I've been watching Supernatural, and have gotten my girls watching Buffy and Angel. I live The IT Crowd, so I don't know if that counts.

Music: Too much to mention. Create a matrix of "Building a Mystery" and Alice Cooper's "Poison" and you have a blueprint of my romantic sensibilities. Especially with a sampling of La Valse d'Amelie.

Food: Like music, tastes are too wide to list. Ethnic is good, spicy ethnic is better. I've discovered that I can throw together an awesome mole from scratch just by grabbing stuff from my kitchen shelves. I don't eat cephalopods because I suspect they will one day rule the world.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
(Note: This is not literal.)

Science, food, love, family, prettiness, the Internet
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
How the hell anyone could possibly be a 97+% match with me while being monogamous.

The countless hidden manifestations of privilege. Gender. The nature of identity and kinship among differing subcultures.

Art; specifically, illustration, animation. Poetry. How I can achieve animation in still illustrations. Burlesque. Women. Women in burlesque. Art projects featuring women in burlesque. And stuff like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBk3ynRbtsw

Freedom vs. Responsibility. Sustainability, particularly as regards urban centers. Liquid fluoride thorium. How many victims of injustice would so victimize others if they had the opportunity. Why it's more important to people to continue to be wrong and pretend they're not, than just become right. Whether art or sleep will win tonight.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At some sort of tiny live entertainment on the Lower East Side -- burlesque, storytelling, music, something. Mostly as an audience, but I've recently taken a step into producing them.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I was an asshole once, for a long time. Full of bitterness and self-pity. I don't like remembering it and I live in terror of ever turning into something like that again. Which, they tell me, is a good sign I won't. But I'd rather not get complacent.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 32–44
  • Near me
  • For new friends, short-term dating
You should message me if
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...you're a smart, extroverted, freaky-artsy woman with some social awareness, unconventional sensibilities, a "fuck that" attitude, little use for gender roles, and a macabre streak (this can be quite a big streak, really) who is not looking for monogamy or to have children -- at least, not mine, unless you want my existing children, in which case I'll pay postage. (Haha, that was a joke, CPS.) Tats, piercings, other mods, and/or unnaturally-colored hair are all good indicators, but none are necessary.

Especially if you're Amanda Palmer. I hear you and Neil are open. I celebrate that every day.

Oh, and if you're looking for "Straight Guys Only", I'll be suspicious of you. I'm basically a straight guy myself, but I wonder why you'd exclude the queer dudes. What up with that?