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24 Seattle, WA Man


I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 21–28
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

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Last online
Yesterday – 1:32pm
6′ 1″ (1.85m)
Body type
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Taurus, but it doesn’t matter
Graduated from university
Art / Music / Writing
Rather not say
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), German (Poorly), Spanish (Okay), Italian (Okay)

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My self-summary
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When I was fourteen I went with my family on a trip to Italy, and in doing so we found our way to Vernazza, in the Cinque Terre. For those of you who don't know it, Vernazza is a small, port town along the coast, easily identified by a sweeping stone breakwater that curls out in front of it, and the hills laden with vineyards upon either side. You have almost certainly seen a picture of it at some point or another. It's not a large town, you can probably walk the length of it in five minutes, but it is exceptionally beautiful.

As it happened, we were there during a saint's day festival. Now, Vernazza is not a terribly wealthy town, but this is Italy. You don't skimp on your saint's day festivals! So they had bought a bunch of fireworks. The good stuff. The stuff they light off on the fourth of July here. The issue was, they didn't have a barge to set these suckers off upon, so they apparently figured "Eh, what the heck, we'll just blast these suckers off the breakwater".

Now, there are two things that must be understood here. The first is that the breakwater in Vernazza is tiny, and therefore the tip of it is probably only about sixty feet removed from the town. The second said breakwater is made of uneven boulders and rocks. Not flat surfaces ideal for lighting off fireworks.

The first firework went off pretty well, bursting into a cloud of crimson sparks in the air over the appreciative crowd. The second, however, tipped over and fired directly into the ocean. You could hear the burst, and the sea lit up as a dome of green motes splashed out of the waves. Not ever to be dissuaded, they continued to shoot off fireworks, faster and faster, some going up, some going sideways, and some just falling into the water.

At one point, a firework detonated directly above the crowd. It was like a thousand fireflies had burst into sudden life all around me, hanging in the smoky air, my ears ringing. Everything hung still for a second, and then all the lights drifted gently to the cobblestones. Lines of ash were carved into the air all around me.

I don't think I was ever so delighted in my life. I was thrilled, in spite of the danger, to be so in the middle of something so amazing. I remember laughing, staring up into the explosions and thinking that this was how life ought always to be: full of light, color, and excitement.
What I’m doing with my life
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Writing a book, volunteering at an animal shelter, rock climbing, planning a trip to Europe, playing video games and trying to make everybody smile at the same time. It hasn't happened yet, but it's a new year and I'm hopeful gosh darn it. =D
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Knowing weird random stuff. People comment on the fact that I have a strange breadth of information at my disposal. I'm basically this thing:

Liberal arts schools! Woo!
The first things people usually notice about me
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My eyes, as a general rule. Or at least that's what people mention first. Some days I have really stupid hair and that's what they see, though!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Book: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, the Kingkiller Chronicles, A Song of Ice and Fire, the Bartimaeus Trilogy, Harry Potter, Greek epics, books on animal behavior and cell biology.
(Most Recently: The First Law trilogy)

Movies: The Illusionist, Inception, the Emperor's New Groove, Tangled, Love Actually, Die Hard (really any of them), Monty Python, James Bond (-almost- any of them), Mystery Men, Finding Nemo, Chronicle, The Exorcism of Emily Rose. (TRY to guess what genre I like. I dare you).
(Most Recently: It Follows)

Shows: Adventure Time, Archer, Gravity Falls, Dr. Who, Leverage, Sherlock, Star Trek TNG, and anything and everything that happens to be on.
(Most Recently: Supernatural)

Music: If it has a melody I'm happy, but fast electronic stuff probably makes me happiest. But then again so does mellow classical stuff. I kinda like everything.
(Most Recently: Puppet & The Eden Project - The Fire)

Food: Pasta of all types. I'm particularly fond of Italian food, but I'm also fond of chinese, sushi, thai, you name it. The only thing I'm not big on is Indian, but I'll eat it happily enough.
(Most Recently: Don't be silly, this changes too much to keep updated. I do have a life!)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order:
1. Friends
2. Family
3. The ability to help others
4. The ability to travel
5. Pasta
6. A good narrative
7. Seeing if OKC's parsing algorithm on the six things I could never do without field can handle a seventh item, and how it matches me up if it can. (I can confidently say at this point that it doesn't even HAVE a parsing algorithm. Tch, lazy...)
8. Being a goddamn rebel.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Almost everything. Brains are made for thinking!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Chilling with my best friend at the climbing gym. We tend to climb until we're tired, then make bad jokes and invent sports until 1 AM.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I jog some mornings. Why this is private will only ever make sense if you take the time to get to know me, but I promise that it is.

Also, if you think a kilometer is longer than a mile, I'm laughing at you right now. Sorry, I can't help it. I swear it's good humored.
You should message me if
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Honestly, I'm looking for someone with a lot of energy and kindness, who I can really just have a great time with. A companion and a friend. If you think we'd get along, and want to talk, shoot me a message and I'll try to get back to you when I can.

Side note: I know, you see this on every profile, but really I am -much- more likely to write back if you give me something to work with other than "Hey" or "How was your weekend?" or "You have pretty eyes."