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30 Chicago, IL Man


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  • Ages 21–35
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Hispanic / Latin, White
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Trying to quit
Christianity, but not too serious about it
Virgo, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Art / Music / Writing
Rather not say
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Likes dogs
English (Fluently), Spanish (Okay)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Not much to tell. I'm a gamer that loves to write. I also love to act on the occasions that I get roles and play guitar in front of people. Then again the playing guitar in front of people depends on me actually getting practice for at least a week ahead of time so that I can remember my chops. I bought into organized religion until I reached the age of reason. Now, I'm spiritual but not necessarily religious. Lastly, I'm in grad school.

I honestly don't know what else to say so if you've got a question that wasn't answered anywhere else on the profile, ask. I might not necessarily answer what you ask. I will answer, just possibly not the question that you asked. Hell, I might answer in a way where my answer just opens up more questions. Then again, it's a gamble and part of the fun in gambling is when you get what you hoped for.

This would be far more detailed but I have issues writing about myself unless I apply me to a fictional setting.

Lastly, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: INTJ
Keirsay Temperament: Mastermind.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
"Writing about the unholy is one way of writing about what is sacred. " -Clive Barker

"So we make stories of our own, in fevered and envious imitation of our Maker, hoping that we'll tell, by chance, what God left untold. And finishing our tale, come to understand why we were born." - Clive Barker

"You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you." -Ray Bradbury

I'm a writer that's politically active and has a background in philosophy. I also act when I find roles. Aside from journalistic works and reviews, I work on a lot of different fiction. I might as well see where that takes me. I finished an English Literature Masters with my focus being more in cultural studies with a focus in games, transmedia storytelling and new media cultural production. I had two different exam projects for my M.A. comprehensive field exams. The first was about how to read the horror genre as both a history and a criticism of historical narrative. This was followed up by a project examining the effects of interactive and immersive technology on storytelling and community building as well as making predictions about how technology will continue having an effect. Lastly, a group of friends and I recently developed and released a game and I might be doing a second.

I also occasionally have friends coming to me asking for advice or help regarding the paranormal. So I give what help that I can.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Listening, questioning and seeing things from almost every perspective. I'm very detail oriented so I'm able to guess a lot about someone or something simply from what I can see, smell, hear and feel. I'm good at making plans and then seeing the weakness in those plans to be able to fix them and make better plans.

I also have random streaks of artistry, but not in terms of sculpting or painting. I'm a writer, actor (at least when I find roles) and creative political activist. My picture actually has me standing in front of a memorial display in honor of those who died Afghanistan and Iraq from the start of the current wars that a friend who is a Viet Nam veteran and I spoke about and I worked with him to set it. It was more a way to show the human cost of the wars at least for America and remember both the fallen and the families that lost someone to our current wars.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Depends on the person and whether you meaning physically or personality-wise.

Physically according to others: beard, eyes, smile, body language (all of which make some people keep saying I look like I'm plotting. I am, but not in the way they think. I mean, I'm a writer. If I'm plotting, I'm working). Another physical thing people notice is my hair. Apparently when I let it grow out, it's an auburn Jim Morrison style mop.

Personality: People think I'm brilliant but also have a volatile mood. Take that in whatever way you choose and make a description from there. Oh. They also notice my geekiness.

Voice: apparently when I'm passionate about something, I sound either geeky, drunk, arrogant or stoned. Trust me. I'm usually just geeky and rarely drunk.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love books and movies but favorites vary by genre. My specialties and focuses in books are sci-fi, mysteries, horror, fantasy, philosophy, religion, mysticism (nothing wrong with knowledge), the paranormal (again, nothing wrong with knowledge), the occult (lastly, again, nothing wrong with knowledge), graphic novels and, to a lesser extent, poetry. Actually in terms of books thanks to having three eReaders, I usually have at least 2500 books, not including school books or hard copies, on hand most of the time. Currently in the process of re-reading Dracula, American Psycho, Fight Club, Ender's Game, the A Song of Ice and Fire books, The Magicians and Reality Is Broken.

As for film, I'm big on horror, sci-fi, film noir/crime, comedy, war movies, period pieces, well I watch pretty much everything. More often than not, it's usually horror. However, I write within and about horror. But if you go off of my movie collection, before family got me 53 horror movies two Christmases ago, the biggest portion of my movie collection was actually comedies and romantic comedies.

In terms of TV, most of the time now I'm usually watching BBC America to watch Doctor Who, Law & Order UK, World Wide News or Torchwood, or AMC for movies and classic tv shows. I also love the show Castle.

In terms of music I prefer classic rock, blues, jazz, classical, folk and country in general.

Food, well, I love food and I'm going to have a friend starting to teach me to cook soon.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Something to write with
something to write on
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
hmmm. a better question would have the phrasing "I spend a lot of time not thinking about..." well, not necessarily better but it would be easier since it's a shorter list. I think about and question almost everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either trying to find something to do or am alone curled up with a book, playing games, watching a movie or am writing new stories while refining old ones that I plan to submit for publication. Also, since I'm a grad student...homework. Always homework.

If I find something to do, it's usually getting together with a group of friends and either gaming or going through movie nights, which can be just going to a movie theater or hanging out at one of our houses. Usually the movies nights focus on bad movies that can be made fun of, though if we go to a movie theater we try to find something that at least looks entertaining.

I'm also trying to start up a gaming group with some friends, with a focus on pen-and-paper games like D&D.

Another that happens is I usually dive into video games, partially because some of my work and a considerable amount of my academics revolve around video games, gamer culture, narrative theory, etc.

Before you ask about clubs, I don't tend to go to clubs simply because of the fact that club music and large groups of people don't really mix that well with me. What passes for club music just gives me a headache and large groups of people make me anxious and give me a bigger headache. I'm more of a dive bar kind of guy.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've got an obsessive streak when it comes to trying to figure things out. Think Sherlock Holmes or The Doctor.

If I'm not doing something creative, I get depressed.

While writing I tend to get the scenes that I'm writing as well as music to the scenes playing in my head. It usually means that I'm trying to compose the music that's playing in my head while writing just in case. You never know when random compositions might actually come in handy.

I actually like watching "chick flicks" and romantic comedies, despite what my favorites section and knowledge base might make people think (horror obsession).
You should message me if
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If you're interested in learning more about a guy like me. Also if you can put up with some of the things brought up earlier, by all means message me.

Also if you're interested in gaming, learning gaming or are interested in gamers themselves.

If you're geeky as hell too.

Lastly, if you love to read.

One request on my end though. Don't bore me with messages solely saying "hi," "hey there," etc. Unless its the start of a chat file rather than a standard message. In that case, "hi" or "hello" or the like is acceptable as it is far more immediate and likely that I would get it quickly.