God is my foundation, and Jesus my salvation - that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. My relationship with him shapes all other aspects of my life. A native New Yorker who loves exploring, and an artist by passion and profession. I'm either a social introvert or pensive extrovert, so I just tend to ignore these labels anyway. Enjoy learning/teaching, and helping people out as best I can. Always got a hundred interesting ideas bouncing around in my brain, and trying my darndest to keep up.
What I’m doing with my life
Mainly growing my career in writing & illustration, through various art projects and networking. Comic conventions, sketching live events, inventing stories, drawing for short films, etc. Despite my fluctuating schedule, I attend weekly church and community groups. Often go adventuring with my little nephew. Or take myself out for a good wander around the city, snapping photos all along the way.
I’m really good at
Being optimistic and remaining adaptable to shifting situations. Talking animatedly about things that excite me. Thoroughly thinking things through. Or easily succumbing to positive peer pressure, which is how I ended up on this site.
The first things people usually notice about me
Couldn't say... you should go ask these so-called "people." What have you noticed so far?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reading: Fairytales, fantasy, comics/graphic novels, interviews with creatives, unusual articles, art history, theologically-minded material, random recommendations. Taken in so many over the years, it's like choosing favorites amongst your children. But let's say Howl's Moving Castle, Creature Tech, and Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians.
Watching: Humor, suspense, and their hilarious offspring in shows like Psych or Chuck. Romantic comedy, in Asian dramas. Sci-fi, cartoons, combining in Futurama and Trigun. Studio Ghibli, Pixar, all that good stuff. Megamind may be my favorite movie. Certain indie films or documentaries. And the crazy ones that turn your brain upside-down and twist it in a pretzel.
Listening: Mainly get hooked on songs more than bands, unless they're friends, but I try to find some. Lately replaying tunes by Matt&Kim, The Killers, One Republic, and Grouplove. Bastille's Pompeii, and Capital Cities music video of Safe and Sound. Somehow I've become enthusiastic about Foster the People, especially their Torches album.
Eating: Delicious new things. Pumpkin pie... pumpkin anything.
The six things I could never do without
1) Faith, hope, and love in Jesus Christ. Thank God for that!
2) Caring family and friends. (Starting to sound like the Oscars.)
3) A good book, The Good Book, or story of some sort.
4) Pen or pencil. (Once I was stranded at a rest stop, and they only had tourist junk for sale. Even the cashiers lacked a simple pen. Finally had to beg one off a stranger.)
5) My digital camera. (Best purchase ever made, and attached at the wrist ever since. When that arbitrary shadow falls across the wall just so, and you're compelled to take a picture of it, several pictures of it... or maybe that's just me.)
6) You in my life. Haha, just kidding. Somehow I've managed to survive so far. But I'll keep a spot here for you, just in case.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the heck God might be doing with my life. And elsewhere.
On a typical Friday night I am
Assisting & sketching for this amazing local theater group. Making comics at my favorite comic shop. Going to a gallery exhibit or music show for someone I know. Karaoke til after midnight. Chillin at home with Netflix and online manga. Or adjusting my OKC profile yet again. Going on a date, if you ask nicely?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That it'll take me months to come up with something catchy-er to
say here. Then I'll mentally kick myself for not thinking of it
That I'm NOT embarrassed to read YA fantasy novels, because I want
to make that stuff for a living.
You should message me if
We're stunningly compatible by OKC's standards, and you want to converse. Or perhaps we're dating enemies but we'd make nifty friends - just don't expect more. While I'd be glad to grab beers and discuss the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything (spoiler: it's 42), when it comes to romance... a significant other should not only support my faith, but share in this together.
You've actually read my profile/questions and mention a point of interest, rather than cookie-cutter comments. (Tip: If you tell me "you are hot" I will be temped to reply with "you are not." But I will ignore you.) Honestly, even asking about my day feels kinda generic. What truly intrigued you?
Since I have an unpredictable schedule, communication may be spotty, so don't get your feelings bruised over it. Best chance for meeting is if you jump into what I'm already doing, or do activities I can jump into. Or live surprisingly close by. But if you'll brave my rather spontaneous lifestyle at the moment... I'd appreciate a shared meal, hearty conversation, with a good dose of out-of-the-box fun. And let's and see where it grows from there!