Creative, mature, sometimes too busy to have a life, film-geek (sometimes a film snob) with a passion for the obscure and the bizarre.
I find humor in odd things. Let's discuss the "You might like" feature on this site. You know, the little set of three photos to the left, in the blue bar? It is doubtful that I will like someone with a less than 30% match. It just is. It's extremely doubtful that I will like someone with a 0% match, 7% friend match, and 99% enemy match. Unless of course I have been seeking my arch-enemy all of these years. So, exactly how does this feature decide I might like someone? Craziness ensues...
What I’m doing with my life
I write, edit, create. Without creativity, I am nothing. Building
my business throughout the metroplex.
I’m really good at
Did I mention that I write? I am considered to be, by several
people I know who contact me to get them over their third-act
slump, or their starting concept, the fastest, tightest plotter. I
do not know how I came to be this way, but I consider it to be a
strength. I make fantastic French Toast. Too bad I can't make it
pretty. I am also a font of useless, obscure film trivia knowledge.
That may not be a good thing.
The first things people usually notice about me
I have no idea. I know my personality is outstanding, and I tend to
hide behind a self-deprecating sense of humor so as not to appear
Having asked a couple of friends, they both replied...My glasses.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
MORE THAN HUMAN, anything by Joe Lansdale, F. Paul Wilson, and
Andrew Vachss. I could list authors and books, could go 'round and
'round all day on this. I love 1930's pulp novels, both Burroughs',
and many other works of literary merit. I also read trash fiction.
I am not a fan of Nicholas Sparks, but have a funny story about
that. I read a little bit of everything.
There is not enough room for the films I love, though I do
gravitate to horror and independent. Let's discuss this for a
moment. Most people equate "horror" with gore. Horror is a visceral
reaction, based on suspense and fear. Extreme bloodshed isn't
necessary. I'm not a big fan of the "torture porn" style (Saw,
Hostel, Cabin Fever, etc.), but really love a good ghost story or
monster movie. I also love anything that allows my brain to work. A
short list of suggested viewing? Pi, Primer, The Station Agent,
Wendigo, to name a few that are not, necessarily, horror, per se. I
am a huge fan of Akira Kurosawa, without a doubt the most
influential director. If you've never seen his work, I can
guarantee you've seen something based on or directly influenced by
it. I love Asian horror, by the way. And Euro-trash. And classic
cinema. I love movies. For the record, I am a huge fan of Sam
Peckinpah's highly controversial works. I know it's not for
everyone, I know that most people are disturbed by it (that's kind
of the point of it, too), and I'm not going to make you watch it
with me. But I could really get into an open discussion of either
The Wild Bunch or Straw Dogs. Also, don't come at me with the
remake. I'm talking about the real one.
Don't watch a lot of tv, there are too many books and movies to
ingest. That said, I really like The Big Bang Theory.
Music? Not a fan of hip-hop or rap, beyond that, pretty much good
to go. For whatever reason, I tend to enjoy a womans voice on
vocals. As composers go, I think Ennio Morricone and Akira Ifukube
were geniuses. I am a Rush fan, but I try not to force them on
anyone. Prog Rock is a favorite. Folk. Singer-songwriter. Dubstep
makes me think of Michel Gondry videos.
I am, oddly, allergic to cilantro.
The six things I could never do without
Yes, I realize that's seven, but I hate to remain within my
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the universe, and everything. How it seems that some people
cannot be logical. What Harlan Ellison was really trying to do when
he wrote DEATHBIRD STORIES. The implications of Lovecraft's dream
imagery. Why twinkies don't taste like I remember them tasting.
On a typical Friday night I am
There are typical Friday nights? No, really, it doesn't seem to
matter much to me. I have a business shooting freelance video. My
Friday nights can be a wedding, a music video, a short film, or
sitting at home wondering about twinkies.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I may be a sap, but I'm not a pushover. At the first sign of crazy,
I am pretty much done.
You should message me if
You just want a really good conversation. Why else would you
message someone? You enjoy reading, and want to talk about it. You
love movies, and want to talk about it. (I will warn you, though.
Come at me with Titanic, The Notebook, or anything directed by
Michael Bay, and we're probably not going to have much fun in that
conversation. Is The Notebook beautifully shot? Yes. Is it a good
movie? Oh, dear god, it isn't.)