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My self-summary
My name is Marco; I am non-monogamous and open-minded, and I am fully blind with low light perception.

Now that those aspects of myself are front and center, I can move on. I am a Bay Area native, and I have lived in San Francisco since 2002. I have been described as being very kind, caring, understanding, witty, intelligent, complex, a food and coffee snob, a crazy movie buff, a trivia sponge, a human notepad, and an overall kick in the pants to be around. I am full of great or very bad on-the-spot puns. So consider yourself forewarned.

If you are into the Myers-Briggs personality types, I am an INFP. Having only gone blind this year, I am learning how to adapt to this new life, and adding dating into the mix is providing to be quite a fun adventure. It's pretty much like blind dating, but all the time and literally.

I am a liberal Socialist responsible gun owner even though I do not currently go to the range; I guess you could call me a Marxman.

I have an eidetic and photographic memory, and can remember so many contextual details about any given moment it's almost scary.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently figuring out and pursuing training and opportunities open for people with visual disabilities. I learned braille in three weeks and was featured on a KALW radio show about my situation, and I am currently learning music braille at my own pace and therefore I may get back into music. I am very interested in quality assurance relating to adaptive accessibility technology and software, and I'm working towards becoming an assistant creative director or ideation specialist.

Prior to all of this, I was a senior animator and visual fx artist, both in a freelance capacity and full-time at a motion graphics house here in San Francisco. I absolutely loved every aspect of this work, and despite my disability I am determined to find a way to be useful within it again someday.

A part from that, I am working out, finding new places to eat, listening to lots of movies and audiobooks. Having problems with dictation. Going to the Symphony. Playing the piano, Kicking ass at brainstormer pub trivia with my league trivia team on Tuesday nights, going to concerts, events, and sharks games with my primary partner, and actively looking for play partners.
I’m really good at
Cooking, baking, playing the piano, learning songs by ear and improvising, animating, pleasing others, giving, holding discussions about various topics, talking about movies and music, adapting and finding new ways to do things, giving massages and back scratches, cuddling, languages, deduction and intuition.
Talking your ear off about movies and videogames that I used to enjoy visually. using my heightened senses to eavesdrop it loud restaurants.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height and hopefully my long cane. Making the cane visible definitely helps prevent collisions on the street, most of which I will usually win. After that, it's probably some form of clothing that has the San Jose Sharks logo on it, as they are my favorite sports team.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books! The God Delusion and The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins, god is not Great by Christopher Hitchens, The Entire Dark Tower Series by Stephen King, Ender's Game, Cormac McCarthy, Huxley, Orwell, Vonnegut, Ambrose, Heinlein, Harry Potter series, Philip Pullman, Nietzsche, The Scientists, Da Vinci Code/Angel&Demons/Deception Point, most of Tom Clancy's stuff, Kafka, Poe, Hawthorne, Asimov, Bradbury, Dahl, Gogol, Marquis de Sade, Arthur C. Clark, Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, etc, etc, etc.

Movies! 2001: A Space Odyssey, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Inception rank at the very top...let's also list down Pulp Fiction, The Hurt Locker, Moon, Reservoir Dogs, Amélie, Un long dimanche de fiançailles, City of Lost Children, Little Miss Sunshine, Wilde, Crash, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Babel, The Constant Gardner, Red Dragon, Saw, Citizen Kane, All the Pixar movies (duh), All of the old (and some new) Disney animations, The Game, Lord of the Rings, The Shadow, Russian Ark, Nightmare Before Christmas, Sleepy Hollow, Enemy at the Gates, Saving Private Ryan, We Were Soldiers, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut, Clockwork Orange, Bowling for Columbine, Fahrenheit 9/11, Memento, Casino, Goodfellas, The Godfather (Pts. 1 and 2 only), Bringing out the Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Life of Brian, Search for the Holy Grail, Touch of Evil, Casablanca, Airplane!, Top Secret!, Run Lola Run, all the Marx Bros. movies, Naked Gun movies, Royal Tenenbaums, Super Troopers, Rushmore, Life Aquatic, Shortbus, I 'Heart' Huckabees, Apocalypse Now: Redux, Ichi the Killer, Audition, The Breakfast Club, Don Juan de Marco, and on and on and on and on...I even have an online database I keep updated: MarcoFlix!.

TV! House, How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Top Gear, Arrested Development, ER, Firefly, Hell's Kitchen, Deadliest Catch, Master Chef, Iron Chef, Good Eats, Heroes, Frisky Dingo, Archer, Futurama, 24, Eureka, The IT Crowd, Gabe Merenghi's Dark Place, Are You Being Served?, Fawlty Towers, Black Adder and a few others, though I don't personally own cable. Gordon Ramsay is a personal hero of mine.

Musica! Opera, Classical (Rachmaninov, Chopin, Beethoven, Telemann, Holst, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Mozart, Mahler, Prokofiev, Jenkins), Movie Scores, Soundtracks, Electronica (trance, drum n bass, experimental artists such as Squarepusher, Venetian Snares, Blue Sky Black Death, M83 and Aphex Twin), Rock (Radiohead, Boston, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Frank Zappa, Santana, Hendrix), Jazz (Coltrane, Diana Krall, Harry Connick, Jr., The Bad Plus, Chick Corea, Thelonious Monk, Hiromi), Big Band, Swing, World (Cirque du Soleil, 3 Leg Torso, Craig Armstrong, Rob Dougan).

Cibo! Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai, delicious burritos, and whatever I feel like cooking.
The six things I could never do without
Family and friends, iPhone, owls, sex, piano, adaptive technology.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, love, music, recipes, movies, science, animation, art, politics, philosophy, technology. New artistic ideas and projects for myself. The relationships that all of the aformentioned subjects have with one another. The plight of the color purple. How I can get a PhD in Horribleness.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually relaxing at home with a good audiobook, or navigating Netflix or Amazon Prime on my iPad using voice over. During the hockey season, I am definitely listening to Sharks radio. Sometimes heading to the movies or checking out a new restaurant, or otherwise planning whether or not to have a full or completely lazy weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
With no better place to talk oneself up, I am quite proud of my giving skills and am always happy to lend them out. 😋
You should message me if
You think we have a good amount in common, and you are willing to work with my disability. I am always up for adventures around the city, and I definitely don't mind sharing what this entire brand-new adventurous experience is like for me during my adaptation process.

You are also non-monogamous or polyamorous, and understand that I am primary to iTryThis. I mainly interested in finding like-minded people for casual play partners for either solo play or group play with my primary, and also potential short-term dating as either solo or a couple. Do you find meeting/dating a blind person an interesting challenge?