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28 M Allison Park, PA

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5′ 6″ (1.68m)
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Mostly anything
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from masters program
Entertainment / Media
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English (Fluently), Chinese (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I'm one of those guys who grew up rational and pragmatic, so I went to business school. But then I realized I was more of an idealist and romanticist. The bridge between the two was filled with cynicism and irony, but now I'm starting to really get to find my earnest and sincere self.

I aim to incite.
What I’m doing with my life
Finally getting around to running my first 5K. I was so psyched about the Color Run, until I found out it was a For-Profit thing. As an MBA, that probably shouldn't bother me as much as it does.

So now I'm rudderless just trying to navigate and find a worthy cause to run for.

I also started the Nanowrimo, which is the further degradation and hipsterization of literature. So far, every night in November--I've dreamed about writing. This does not bode well….

Living somewhat Byronic-ally but losing faith in nihilism. Learning to tune down the snark and sarcasm, and trying to make earnest sincerity fashionable. Trying to blend romanticism and stoicism into something livable.

I often may be reading several books at a time.

I like trying new things, which includes trying anything outlandish. I don't have expensive tastes, but I need stimulus outside of a routine.
I’m really good at
Having a sense of beer snobbery that goes down smooth.
*I think italics are super classy.

-Reading several books at a time and keeping their internal plots and characterizations in place.
-Trendwatching (in an advertising sense, not sadly--fashion)
-Making comics sound more high-brow than they are.
-Back massages (to make up for the comic talk).
-Finding the most ridiculous or absurd item on the menu
-Creating or giving sentimental gifts.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I'm being truthful, probably that I'm a bit of a hobbit. But I'm told I make up for it through my smile, blue eyes and sense of humor. I usually smell good too. Personality-wise, I'm pretty nice, honest, earnest and humorous. A bit sarcastic and a bit self-deprecating.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'm currently on a nonfiction kick; I've beaten my way through a fair share of the classics and I've recently read enough postmodernism and metafiction to choke something. Everything became so "experimental" and pretentious. So onto post-postmodernism! And prayers for a better name.
Update: "How Not to Read" is awesome. Nation of Rebels is about how counter-culture is an illusion.

Recently: My Struggle: Vol. 1 (Knausgaard), The Fault in Our Stars, A Reader's Manifesto, Against the Day (Pynchon).

I like my comics and genre fiction post-modern (or deconstructionist or post-apocalyptic or meta) but my non-fiction creative and sincere.

Authors: Vonnegut, Philip K. Dick, Baudelaire, Umberto Eco, Christopher Moore, John Barth, Nabokov, Hume, Thomas Carlyle, Neil Gaiman's voice. Destroyovski.

Movies: I'm terribly partial to documentaries, and being able to see them as easily as possible. I'll watch anything weird (Jodorowsky, Bunuel, Depeux, etc); and my favorite films tend to be flawed, yet haunting scenes that keep bringing me back (I.e. Cosmopolis). In terms of movies; I'll watch anything from someone with a serially hip repertoire like Tarantino, Coens, Boyle, Kaufman, Payne, Jarmusch, Aronfosky, Wenders, Haneke, etc. --A bunch of older stuff too, but it's not as topical.

Ex.) Hot Fuzz, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Last Temptation of Christ, Harold and Maude, Stalker, Black Dynamite, Bubba Ho-Tep, The Thing, Point Break, The Order, El Topo, The Fountain, Ravenous, Brick, Revolver, The Darjeeling Limited, Synedoche NY, Diving Bell and the Butterfly, CQ, Charade, The Thin Man Series, American Werewolf in London

Shows: Yes, I do like ArrestedSixDeadWireBreakingMad. Thanks for asking! But only up until when the Cylons/Tribbles/Tardis jumped the Smoke Monster and found out that it had St. ElseLupus, then the family moved to Mexico due to Winter Coming.

Anyone notice how these shows star sociopaths and psychopaths? More than a little disconcerting.

That being said, I'll most likely refuse to to watch a series until I know that it's going to wrap in a satisfactory manner. Too many Carnivale's for one lifetime.

Slightly more obscure shows--Bored to Death, Wilfred, The Prisoner, Three Sheets, Fishing with John, Extras, Brew Masters, Disinformation, 30 Days, Utopia, Da Vinci's Demons, John from Cincinnati, South Park, Skins, Adventure Time.

I'll stop pretending, my favorite show is Killer Karoake

*I also have thought all the the Hannibal movies were hokey, but the Hannibal tv show? It has STYLE FOR MILES.

I feel you can tell a lot about a person if by what show they are excited about for on Sunday. I.e. True Detective vs. The Walking Dead.

Comics: I love the medium. I work at times in the medium. I like both indie books and some of the mainstream stuff. I tend to like Dash Shaw, Marc-Antoine Mathieu and any writer or artist with an M in their name--I'll more than likely enjoy. Just a trend I've noticed. Oh, and Joe Casey.

Music: There's very little I don't like. But nothing puts me in a trance like Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, Nick Cave, Dan Deacon, Warren Zevon, Kool Keith, Ennio Morricone, Klezmer-style music. I also love musicians with gravely voices like Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, Tom Waits, Honus Honus (of Man Man), and Leonard Cohen. Even though he's not a musician, Clive Barker's voice makes me swoon.

Food: I'm the kind of person who like's to try something new for the experience of it, as well as trying to understand our wonderful sense of taste. The Modernist Cuisine thrills me, even if it is a bit decadent. I've tried tripe more than a few times, and liked it on the third try (I wasn't a fan of the texture the first two times). But mushroom flavored ice cream? Spoon. A few times a year I'm awfully tempted to go vegetarian. But I need to have ethically gleaned foie gras first.

I'm also a fairly strong beer snob. I started out with beer as I thought it would be less pretentious than wine. I was wrong and became a monster . Not that I drink often, but if I do, I'm terribly partial to Belgian Trappist beers or weird abominably hoppy microbrews that Europeans would called abortions.
The six things I could never do without
Days of Outlandish Decadence. days of simplicity

Proust moments or Peak Experiences. Ambition, Connectedness.

A few thought-provoking ideas, perhaps a tasty buzz and I'm fine to survive.

An adventure now and again lets me thrive. As well as self-improvement attempts, learning to master everything and I'll be self-actualized.

My new life statement is try and live in a state of Véjà Du (or Vuja De) at least once a day (experience something you know you haven't experience before, or to see something familiar with fresh eyes).
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How, even though I'm not a Star Trek fan, that I prefer it's overall tone and mood to that of The Walking Dead (which I'm not a fan of either). I'm past the stage of cynicism. I'd rather explore alternatives to doom. It's about time we inoculate ourselves from the postmodern blues.

How to avoid the "Forever 27 Club"

The Modernist Cuisine vs. Faviken

The Terrible Master

There was once an existential joke, "You've never truly lived until you think of death all of the time". For a while, I wasn't laughing...

Quantum Immortality

How not to make my education a waste, but still not feel like a sellout.

Self-Improvement through adventure;
On a typical Friday night I am
Most likely hanging out with my droogs. I don't like having a standard hangout. I'm more into trying something new, rather than cultivating a reputation for having "the usual".
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was told that my drag persona would be a manic pixie dream girl. That's a hell of a compliment, but I don't know why.

My family has the worst family crest imaginable.

I have a pretty strong aversion toe Jellyfish.

I kind of actually liked "Anthem" by Ayn Rand. I also liked a reality tv show once called "The Mole".

One of my best friends is a Charles Bukowski, so it's ok if I tell jokes about Charles Bukowskis' as vile and drunk misogynists.
I’m looking for
  • Everybody
  • Ages 24–33
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
If you can have a low-brow conversation over an expensive meal, or a high-brow conversation over terrible food.

If you think we can learn from each other, spread the ideas worth spreading and sharing.

You want to experience/cook/make exotic foods with me.

If you have ideas on how to get out of your comfort zone or how to induce a mindfuck.