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IronysEnd

30 M Somerville, MA

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Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Capricorn
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Education
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English (Fluently), Japanese (Okay), Chinese (Poorly), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
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枳 棘 叢 中,非 棲 鸞 鳳 之 所. (A thorn bush is no place for a phoenix.)

Am I a pessimistic idealist, or an idealistic pessimist? The order is important, I imagine, but's a little less intuitive than the cart and the horse, though.

I have a creative compulsion. I feel driven to make things: songs and stories mostly. I also dabble in the production and recording side of music. I can be fairly critical of my creative output, but I like to think its part of a quest for perfection.

I have a mental list of places to visit so long I'm not sure I'll ever complete them in my lifetime, especially since I do want to return to the ones I've been to previously (Japan and Ireland. Other prime candidates on that list include: Most of Scandinavia (Sweden, Finland, etc. al), Egypt, New Zealand, Israel and Germany.

I once accepted two large chocolate brownies as payment for an acoustic gig. Sadly, that coffee shop closed six months later. Looking back on it, maybe the payment-in-brownies was a sign.
What I’m doing with my life
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Moved to Boston after finishing up a Masters in Education and a year of bouncing around between long term substitute teaching assignments in Connecticut. Presently, I'm an individual tutor to ELL students, all of whom do awesome things like argue in favor of 'pwn' being considered an actual word, or reading all their assigned passages in an expertly perfected British accent.
I’m really good at
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Writing, musicking, using words like lugubrious in a context appropriate fashion, spells of whimsy, pointed comments, and things word related.

One of the best compliments I was ever paid came from my teaching mentor, and was simply 'You sure know how to take a punch and keep going.'

I would win pretty hard at Name that Tune, if they still aired it. (Do they still air it?)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Primarily a ton of science fiction and fantasy. China Mieville, (Perdido Street Station) George R.R. Martin, Neil Gaiman (American Gods), Orson Scott Card (Speaker for the Dead), Frank Herbert (Dune), Neal Stephenson (Snow Crash), Stephen Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen series, Glen Cook, Ray Bradbury, Robert E. Howard, Clark Ashton Smith and H.P.Lovecraft, Catherynne Valente.

Stuff outside those genres include Natsume Soseki's Kokoro, Morgan Llewelyn, Bei Dao, Luo Guanzhong, Gu Cheng, Hemingway's short stories (which beat out his novels pretty strongly) and assorted historical nonfiction. I also am a fan of a fair number of what can best categorized as 'Dead British Poets', with Byron at their head. In the end, it's all about stories, really, and there are always more of those around. I generally give any recommendation a fighting chance, regardless of what it is.

Movies: Blade Runner, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Serenity, The Princess Bride, Tombstone, The Seven Samurai, Howl's Moving Castle, The Quick and the Dead, Equilibrium, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pitch Black, all things Akira Kurosawa and Zhang Yimou.
I'm falling way behind on the moviewatching front lately.

Television: Firefly, Jericho, Criminal Minds, Scrubs, Rome, Bones, Leverage. Shows I like have a bad habit of getting cancelled, sadly.

Music: Far, far too much to list. Music, even moreso than books, is something I talk and think entirely too much about. Everything from the Gin Blossoms, Iron Maiden, Jeff Buckley, Siam Shade, Loreena McKennit, L'arc~en~ciel, , The Cure and U2 to Savatage, Deep Purple, Pain of Salvation, Evergrey, Porcupine Tree, Eluveitie, Therion, Orphaned Land, Iced Earth, Blind Guardian and Dan Swano's Nightingale. Recently it's been a lot of the Gaslight Anthem. I was raised on metal by an older brother, but every genre has its gems.

In terms of composers - Hans Zimmer, Joel Goldsmith, Basil Poledouris, Jeremy Soule, Yasunori Mitsuda, Motoi Sakuraba, Nobuo Uematsu, Yuki Kajiura, Yoko Kanno.

Basically, anything with a good melody, lyrics or awesome riffs and I'm sold, regardless of the genre, though I have a special place for moody prog rock. I think Opeth is arguably one of the most significant musical acts of the last 20+ years.

Food: I was practically raised on Italian food, but I think sushi or any sort of Japanese food, along with Indian, usurped the top two spots. Thai food is up there, as well.
The six things I could never do without
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1) Music
2) Guitars. Plural. Can we sneak basses in here as well?
3) Reading material.
4) Pen & Paper. (Or possibly pencil. Erasers are useful, after all.) 5) A sense of wonder.
6) Conversation.

Maybe I should have substituted something cool, like a harrier jet.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Events past and future.

The origin of things. (Songs, words, events). There's something intriguing about the story of what came from where.

Stories. Melodies.

Where the Down Boys actually go.

Why the UK covers of novels are always so much cooler than the American ones.

Why the Japanese bonus tracks on albums are often better than many of the album tracks.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Lately I'm either at home, visiting friends, or out at a show.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I know all the words to 'One Jump Ahead' in Japanese.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 23–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
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If you think adventure is a sorely underappreciated aspect of life.