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IslandGorilla

28 West Hollywood, CA Man

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I’m looking for

  • Women
  • Ages 22–34
  • Located anywhere
  • For new friends

My details

Last online
Feb 21
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body type
Fit
Diet
Vegetarian
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Aquarius, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Income
Status
Seeing Someone
Type
Offspring
Pets
Speaks
English, French (Poorly), Spanish (Poorly), Chinese (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I never know what to write in these things without sounding like a conceited prick. It's all very...earnest?

I'm an unapologetic third-generation nerd, fairly typical INTP according to the MBTI, and I like to dabble in vintage clothing. Waistcoats are the best of fashion accessories and that is all there is to say on the matter, frankly.

I'm good with kids, provided they're past the age they won't break when I drop them. Unkind people would say this is because there's not a lot separating us. Kind people just think it.

I love being surrounded by talented people. Please don't blow my cover if you see me out with any. They still think I'm cool. Saps.

I try not to take myself too seriously. You probably shouldn't either. Too many people have lost hair trying. I think casual and charming irreverence is the best way to live life. Mostly I get the casual and irreverent bits right, but I have my good days too.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I write and narrate feminist retellings of fairytales for an app. Check me out at metalalia.com!
When I'm not writing I teach English as a foreign language. It's a nice way of meeting lots of different people, sharing experiences, nurturing understanding and connection. The money is not superb, but money is not super important to me right now.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I love writing and cooking, although depending on who you talk to I'm OK to awesome at both. I have ambitions of becoming a mad kitchen scientist, and struggle against the desire to buy ALL THE KITCHENWARE. Still, I think denial makes the soul stronger. And certainly the bank account. I'd say I've got a lot of willpower, at least when it comes to saying 'No'. Then again, it might just be vestigial Catholic guilt manifesting.
I like to listen to people's problems and I'm told I give good advice. Mainly I just want to understand how my friends work. Not entirely selfless, understanding people makes writing easier.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Asides from the dandy hobo chic? The eyes, I suppose.
On good days people say I look like James van der Beek. On bad days I'm told I look more like Hugh Grant. I'm beginning to think the naysayers have a point.
I was once described as having the face that Matt Smith's face is a caricature of. Make what you will of that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books
Blake -- Songs of Innocence and Experience
Mieville -- The Scar, but pretty much anything else
Gaiman -- Smoke and Mirrors, but pretty much anything else
Wilde -- The Importance of Being Earnest, but etc.
Waugh -- Brideshead, Revisited
Fry -- The Liar
Shelley -- Frankenstein
Atwood -- The Handmaid's Tale
Martel -- Life of Pi
Brewer -- K-PAX

Movies
Shaun of the Dead, Amelie, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Edward Scissorhands, Howl's Moving Castle, Stardust, Donnie Darko, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Dark Knight, Serenity, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sleepy Hollow, Labyrinth, Thank You For Smoking, A Clockwork Orange, Battle Royale, The World's End

Shows
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Doctor Who, Black Books, Spaced, Firefly, Elfen Lied, Game of Thrones, The IT Crowd, Angel, Farscape, Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Misfits, Green Wing, Beetlejuice, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Frasier, Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, Danger 5

Music
Muse, Blur, Radiohead, The Cure, Lacuna Coil, Siouxsie and the Banshees, David Bowie, Parov Stelar, Smashing Pumpkins, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Sisters of Mercy, Gorillaz, Florence + the Machine, The Clash, The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Leaves' Eyes, Cradle of Filth, Pendulum

Games
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Resident Evil 4, Civilization V, Perfect Dark, Banjo-Tooie, Mirror's Edge, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, Sonic & Knuckles, Jet Set Radio Future, Pokemon, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Bioshock, Fallout III, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Food
Italian
Thai
Mexican
Indian
Chinese
Moroccan
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Y'know what, this is a silly topic. I'm going to talk about something else.

Did you know about octopuses? They're crazy smart for invertebrates. They can learn how to use child-proof bottles, use foresight to defend themselves by carrying coconut shells to hide in when danger appears, and exhibit a kind of 'distributed intelligence' where all of their limbs are capable of operating and reacting independently of the central brain, while still operating as a unit. Oh, and they developed this intelligence after branching off from the evolutionary branch that produced chimps, dolphins and humans around 750 million years ago. Octopuses are the closest thing to alien intelligence we have found yet. They're fascinating! Also, unfortunately, delicious. But at least they agree. Y'know, being cannibals and all.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I can be pretty hard on myself. I'm always trying to improve my behaviour, my habits, my attitude-- I like to set goals to achieve. I don't think I could be happy with someone who had no ambitions or drive to advance themselves in some way.

It means I spend a lot of time thinking about mistakes and regrets, and how to be a better-adjusted, more rounded person in the future. At the moment I'm trying to work on my time management, with moderate success.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either at home, writing, cooking and unwinding with some music, at a bar with friends for a few drinks and general badinage, or watching a movie.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
"I want a girl who stays up late/With fingernails that shine like justice/And a voice that is dark like tinted glass/She is fast, thorough and sharp like a tack."

Not too fussed about the Chrysler LeBaron. Wouldn't say no, though.

Oh! Also message me if you have a haiku you want to share. They're like the brownie bites of poetry.