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DerekGresher

22 M Cuyahoga Falls, OH

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  • Ages 18–25
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Bisexual
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White
Height
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
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Diet
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No
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Not at all
Drugs
Religion
Other, and very serious about it
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Education
Working on university
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Art / Music / Writing
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Single
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Offspring
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English

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My self-summary
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I write too much...

I'm not one of those people who thinks of a witty enough criticism of these profile questions, so I just answer them, but if you are one of those people, I enjoy your clever resistance.

I am a pretty easy-going guy with an adaptive personality, and I enjoy people from mostly all different walks of life. I am eventually looking for a romantic interest and someone to share myself with, but quite honestly it would be great just to get to know some people to just hang out and have a good time! Not to sound condescending, but after being around too many boring, uptight people for so long, I'd love to make some cool friends and just have a good time!

I'm really passionate about music, film and the arts.

Altogether, I really care more about you! (cheesy…)
I've written stuff below about me just to provide some answers & give people an idea of my interests, but seriously, just tell me about yourself! I love to listen.

I don't necessarily fit the jock or pensive poet archetypes, but people have seen me as both.

My name's not Derek -- just chose a random name/alias (I'm a bit over-cautious on the internet) when signing up & now I can't change it.

I love comedy and think it's a great way to lighten the toughness of life, so I'm pretty much always searching for something funny.

My brain does not have an off-switch, for better or for worse...
What I’m doing with my life
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Just started my MA at Kent State. Musician, writer. Trying to start a band from scratch.

The music creating has not gone particularly well so far. Thinking about switching my focus to comedy.

(The rest of this section is not updated, it's from a few months ago):

I'm doing a very in-depth research project, paper and presentation this semester on how we humans derive a sense of morality and how we navigate it by what is socially constructed (a lot, it seems…) vs. what is innately ethical. So yeah, if you're interested in stuff like that, I'd love to chat about it!

My focus in grad school at KSU (I got in!) will be in literary theory (the M.A. In English Literature).

Oh and by the way, it (the project) is/was on the works of Serj Tankian & Daron Malakian -- if you wanna talk System, Serj or Scars with me, get ready for my obsessiveness ;)

I think I'll be moving from the Springfield area to Kent in the summer after graduation (just a month away!) although there's a chance I could be attending Toledo or Cincinnati. I do know that I'm returning home to the Akron area for the summer though. Long term: who knows? I find Toronto, Atlanta, London and Hollywood to be appealing areas that would provide some good opportunities. Have some family in eastern Ohio to maybe stay with because Pittsburgh area also seems like a good hub for literary folk.
I’m really good at
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Confusing people. I'll get a lot of the basic "Oh, you're such-and-such? But I thought you were such-and-such?," to which just answering "Yes" is amusing yet truthful.

Listening to copious amounts of music, sometimes hours per day, of many different genres and subgenres.

I really appreciate all forms of art, and music is particularly my passion. I play guitar, piano, sing, and whatever other instruments I can get my hands on :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm pretty introverted amongst larger groups but I really open up and have fun around people I know. I don't give many simple answers, and I don't much care for labels. People are much more susceptible to fault when overlooking the specifics and nuances of life by observing merely the universal, general and that which is easily palatable.

People also notice I'm self-conscious about my tendency to word things unusually, and I try to compensate for this by offering a preface for this tendency, which is also worded strangely :P

I may have some limits in my life that are different than yours. I respect others limits and hope they'd do the same for me. Honestly it kinda bugs me when people are just like, "Why can't you do such and such?" because it basically feels like they're saying, "Why is your inferior, backwards way an inconvenience to my life?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Well, this is gonna be a long section (sorry, I just love the arts!) so brace yourself.

MUSIC:
I like many different types of music, from singer/songwriter to metal to classic rock to orchestral to blues to synth pop (again, I don't like labels much; if it's good [subjective, I know], I like it! haha). I like a lot of music with attitude or that is beautifully and deeply introspective.

Even though I mention different genres, I've been realizing lately how insufficient labels are, especially when it comes to unique and genre-bending music.

Singer/Songwriters like Bruce Springsteen, Don Henley and Peter Gabriel are probably the closest to my heart when it comes to music I love.

The raw, blues-on-steroids style of Jack White, the recent Pain of Salvation albums, certain Metallica songs, etc. really appeals to me. I love a good groove and am a riff junkie.

Lana Del Rey, Temposhark, Patrick Wolf and Innerpartysystem are some awesome, unique pop artists.

I got into music as a young lad via classic rock like Springsteen, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Doors, Pink Floyd, Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Heart and Grand Funk Railroad still love that stuff to this day.

The label "metal" is so incredibly vague and often summons ridiculous stereotypes in people's minds of screaming and such. That really bugs me because most of the greatest musicianship I encounter in my listening comes from bands who fall under that "metal" label. Iron Maiden, System of a Down, Metallica, Sonata Arctica, Rage Against the Machine, Pantera, Kreator, Megadeth, Machine Head, Woods of Ypres, Nine Inch Nails, Protest the Hero, Gojira, Agrypnie, At the Gates… I could go on forever. I love many different atmospheric black metal bands, thrash metal bands, death metal bands, etc.. To someone who doesn't listen to these styles, they probably sound like caveman aggressive things -- I don't like that that's the case.

If the lyrics have a progressive bent, chances are I will give the music my time and consideration. I'm not normally into rap, but if you have lyrics like The Coup does, or amplify that intensity like Street Sweeper Social Club, I dig it (these are Boots Riley rap groups).

I think intricate musicianship and virtuosity/being able to play many notes quickly/w/changing time signatures can be the same thing but often aren't, if that makes any sense...

FILM AND TV:

I enjoy some awesome drama films with focus on character such as The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, Prayers for Bobby, 50/50, Fireflies in the Garden and Bang Bang You're Dead. I also love the more society-analyzing, still character-driven "intense" films with great story lines like Fight Club, V for Vendetta, A Clockwork Orange, American History X, God Bless America, etc.. And finally, can't forget those complicated, feel-good-after-going-through-unique-trial films like Perks of Being a Wallflower, Ruby Sparks, Electrick Children and The Go-Getter. Yeah, I like movies quite a bit.

I've been a James Bond nerd since I was 10 and I especially love the Daniel Craig films and the shift to substance-over-style.

Sam Mendes and Lars von Trier are some great filmmakers.

I also love comedy -- especially in TV programs. South Park is absolutely genius :)

I dig Anthony Jeselnik, Amy Schumer, Louis CK, John Mulaney as stand-up comedians. Daniel Tosh's routine is actually pretty excellent even if his show is kinda watered down at this point; Happy Thoughts is one of the best stand up routines out there in my opinion.

I love Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (represent, Wallace! :P), Kick-Ass and innovative teen-focused extraordinary movies of the like.

Too many other wonderfully made films to list...

Oh and I'm now addicted to Law & Order SVU! That show is freaking awesome!

I don't yet know much anime but my friend who loves it is about to introduce me to it, so that'll probably change soon :)

LITERATURE:
In regard to literature, I enjoy Ray Bradbury, Shakespeare, Joyce, Dean Young and Peter Richards.

Some works we've studied in class that I've really enjoyed are Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, Jay McInery's Bright Lights, Big City, J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye and Walt Whitman's Song of Myself. I enjoy studying historical contexts and their bearing on a given novel or poem.

This site won't allow for italics, so those novel titles are not receiving proper treatment. I refuse to wrap a novel in quotes!

I also love literary theory and find the works of Horkheimer & Adorno and Foucault to be foundational truths for living in the world.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. The pursuit of truth
2. The arts
3. Friends + family
4. My guitar
5. My iTunes library
6. Wonderful cinema
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Lately? Body image, facial appearances, etc.. I think the human race is much more shallow than it'd ever care to admit.

The culture industry (Horkheimer & Adorno). Power vectors (Foucault). Philosophical stuff. I tend to think too much, though I guess some people like that kind of the thing. I'm a bit of a pseudo-Marxist, at least when it comes to the state of entertainment, realizing the "balance" of power and the presence of the superstructure, homophobia, the military industrial complex, and other topics: I want to liberate peoples' false consciousnesses! I see art as a great way to do that in our culture.

Also, this site should have a status bar.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I go to concerts a lot (usually the good ol' $25, see-4-bands, standing-room-only metal show -- those are a great, authentic experience), so I'm definitely looking for a concert-going buddy b/c I fly solo at those quite a bit.

During the school year: hanging out with friends. My best friend and I will have movie weekend every couple of weeks where we watch like 3 movies each time :)

During the summer, composing music or chilling (listening to music, movies, TV, or on the rare occasion these days, video games -- I bet you can't beat me in Madden!)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Honestly, I feel like hope is typically something that is created or manufactured and tends to surround those with favorable life circumstances/those at the higher end of the social landscape. This may sound either obvious or depressing to some, but yeah, as a result I can get pretty low sometimes.

That doesn't mean I'm a bummer to be around at all though, because I don't think people I hang out with can ever tell I feel that way.
You should message me if
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You think we would be tighter than Saddam Hussein and Satan. Actually, they broke up, so never mind.

If you think we could be tighter than superglue and the esophagus of a suffocating person.

These are South Park and Family Guy references.

I can withhold dark comedy for the sake of a relationship if need be. At least, I think I can...

But seriously, I just wanna make some friends and hang out with some cool people!