I'm a lifelong gamer, writer, musician, metalhead, martial artist and seeker of knowledge and happiness. I love puns, witty quips, and in-depth conversations about any and every topic imaginable.
In 2011, I moved to this fine city with the intention of pursuing a music career, but, despite my best efforts, nothing really came of it over the course of a year. Musicians are hard people to work with. So, I've been doing a lot of writing, and I'm loving it so far. I'm fairly sure it's what I want to do long-term.
People and culture fascinate me, largely because I don't understand what makes our culture believe it is headed in a positive direction. So, like George Carlin, I stand on the outskirts, observing, listening, and laughing. I used to be upset about not feeling accepted into general society, but I've made my peace with it. You could call it hopeful misanthropy - I would love for our society to be one of progress and intelligence, but alas, it is currently not. A perfect example is our ridiculously high divorce rate. This guy summed it up wonderfully, and I try to live my life according to this: http://markmanson.net/fuck-yes/
I have two loving, snuggly kitties that are full of personality, curiosity and life...they can be very frustrating at times, but I love them.
These days I've been doing English tutoring and working on several exciting projects in the film industry that will hopefully lead to big things.
I spend far too much time on the internet, but I view it as an educational resource and a good social outlet for those of us who require a certain demographic of people to interact with. It's a great way to learn about what's going on in the world and take in all kinds of interesting facts and information. With the ability to optimally teach yourself, I feel it can be just as helpful as any college course.
Yes, I'm short. Fucking deal with it. I can't help it and if that honestly affects your opinion of me, then you're not someone I want to talk to in the first place.
I've played guitar for about 9 years fairly casually, and did Shotokan Karate for 7 years, stopping when I moved to San Diego. I've considered picking it up again. It was really rewarding.
Honesty and open communication are the only way to live life, and I don't really want anything to do with people that don't agree. I just see no point in not being truthful about who you are and what you want. It accomplishes nothing.
I'm not the kind of person that you will click with instantly, unless you have a very similar bizarre brain. Instead, I require patience, understanding, and communication. As such, I invite and encourage conversation. It's really the only sure-fire way to even begin to get a feeling for what I'm really like. I'm nice, I promise! :) Plus, I like to have discussions about all sorts of interesting things. Talk to me about anything and everything, I'm sure I'll at least have an opinion ;).
I wrote a 14-page short film, and filmed it in mid-July of 2013. It is a psychological look at childhood trauma breeding criminals, and the effectiveness of therapy. It was finished in September of 2013, and was submitted to Sundance and other film festivals.
The novel I'm currently working on is a political drama/social commentary/psychological study told in first person narrative. I finished the first draft in late 2013 and I'm currently working on my second re-write. After almost two years of writing it, I've finally gotten the story in my head to a level of polish that I'm happy with; now it's just an issue of actually getting it down and doing it right. UPDATE - AND JUSTICE FOR ALL IS CURRENTLY ON INDEFINITE HIATUS AS I AM UNHAPPY WITH HOW I AM ABLE TO TELL THE STORY. INSTEAD, I HAVE BEGUN WORKING ON THE OTHER NOVEL I'VE HAD PLANNED FOR A LONG TIME.
I recently got an idea I really like for a low-budget Youtube serial drama webseries that would be TV-length (45-55 minutes an episode), which is something that nobody outside of Netflix is doing. I've been meeting a lot of people in the industry recently so I'm going to talk to them about it and see what we can do.
Most importantly, I just want to have a career that I will enjoy. So many people slave away at jobs they hate, when everyone has the capability to have a career doing something they enjoy, especially in this age of the internet and so much interactive media. I want a woman who shares my view of loving your career.
I'm quite versatile. I grew up playing sports, music, gaming, and doing well intellectually. I understand the basic premise of almost anything.
Nothing in my life ever came naturally to me, except the various facets of English (grammar, spelling, etc), and skiiing, strangely. I was off the bunny hill in twenty minutes when I was 10 years old, and going for all the intermediate tracks. I haven't gone in years, but it would be really cool to do it again. It's a lot of fun.
I guess in terms of what I'm REALLY good at, it would be understanding people. I seem to just be able to read them incredibly easily and I can figure out almost anybody pretty quickly. It's helped a lot in gaming. I've started to pick up poker casually, and I think I'm okay at it for not having played for very long.
I'm also quite good at educating myself, being helpful to the people that matter to me, and just enjoying my life. It's so important to be happy in the incredibly short time you have.
Other books I like are Harry Potter, Sword of Truth, the Dresden Files, Survivor, Lord of the Rings, and anything written by George Carlin. I hate Eragon. I hate it. It's insulting. It's degrading. It's completely meaningless. It's written by an imbecile. I make frequent references and jokes about how utterly awful in every way that series is, and if you have any interest in discussing it, please, I would love to.
My favorite movies are mostly psychological thrillers. It's not exclusively those, and anything that is well written, directed, and acted I will most likely enjoy unless I disagree strongly with the premise or the message it is trying to get across.
Welp, here's a list of my favorites, just so you can get some idea: Donnie Darko, Cabin in the Woods, Memento, The Prestige, Kick-Ass, Scarface, In Bruges, God Bless America, and Let the Right One In. I saw Birdman and Gone Girl recently, and was very impressed with both. Film Festival movies are where it's at.
If you haven't heard of/seen any of these, IMDB or Netflix them. They are amazing. Movies like Donnie Darko are not for the people that don't like to think during a movie, but for those of us that do they (and almost all well done psych thrillers) are lasting experiences.
I really like dark, dramatic TV shows that follow a very interesting story and have a lot of character development. Shows that make you think. Again, not universally true as I do like some comedic shows.
Again, a list for your perusal: True Detective, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Dexter, Community, and Arrested Development. Walking Dead was fine at first, but it's really just become a predictable soap opera and it's getting kind of annoying. Yourmoviesucks.org has a great breakdown of why the show is not as great as we think.
Recently, Parks and Recreation has blown my mind. I never thought I would love a sitcom as much as that one, but it happened. The writing is unparalleled in the genre, I think even surpassing Arrested Development, though they are very different styles of writing.
Musically, which is something very important to me, I can at least appreciate anything that shows obvious musical talent. As such, I don't like almost any modern mainstream artists and find most of them to be abhorrent and completely incompetent at what they do. Wub wub wub wub isn't music, Skrillex. As far as music that I actually like, rather than can just appreciate, I'm highly selective and really only listen to about five bands. I'm a diehard metalhead, and not for a lot of the stupid, pseudo-talented metal bands that are out there. The really brilliant artists are the classical music of this time period, and if you study music a lot you will see some similarities. Many of them are influenced by Beethoven and the like as well.
Since we are following the pattern of listing things, I might as well do that here too. These are basically all the bands that I really, really enjoy and that I think are brilliant musicians: The Black Dahlia Murder, In Flames, At the Gates, Arsis, Kittie, Metallica, Rise Against, and old Green Day. I know that last one may come as a shock, but Green Day before American Idiot were highly competent and talented musicians of their particular genre. Insomniac is still one of my favorite albums.
I like a lot of food. I eat a lot for someone that isn't fat :P. I eat pretty healthy, and I drink about a gallon of water a day. I eat a lot of apples, maybe 3 or 4 a day. Aside from that, I like spaghetti, hamburgers, burritos, yogurt, vegetables that aren't eggplant, onions, or mushrooms, and so many other things that it would be a waste of time to list them all. Basically, I'm not fond of very spicy food. Not my thing at all.
Games! I love gaming. My favorites are: Dark Souls, Legend of Zelda (Fuck Skyward Sword, though, for srsly), Ratchet and Clank, Pokemon, Bravely Default, FFX, Starcraft, Far Cry 3, Fallout 3 & New Vegas, Dragon Age, (Yes, I loved the second one. Get over yourselves.), Smash Melee, The Last of Us, and Magic: The Gathering. Many more exist, but it would take far too long to list them all.
The ability to rationally view the world and educate myself
Games of all varieties
My head is an interesting place.
What's most important is that I am, at my core, someone that is really difficult to understand. If you're willing to take the time to do so, I would love to hear from you. If you're even vaguely curious, I would love a message. I'm not unfriendly, just a bit different. :)