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MechaSaprophyte

35 Los Angeles, CA Man

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I’m looking for

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  • Ages 26–42
  • Near me
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My details

Last online
Online now!
Orientation
Straight
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Status
Single
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Dislikes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English, Spanish (Okay), Latin (Poorly), French (Poorly)
My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I've edited this self-summary about a million times and will never be satisfied with it, which says a lot about either my perfectionism or my narcissism. Anyways, I get that this exercise is more about self-presentation than anything else, so I'll just start talking, and maybe somewhere in my ramblings will be something that piques your interest. If not, hey, no hard feelings.

OH, also: just in case you were expecting me to be this verbose all the time...I have a lot to say here (because otherwise what's the point?), but in person I'm actually pretty quiet.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Realizing I spent way too much time in school, figuring out what to do next.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Logic games, languages, spotting dropped earrings, mixing delicious cocktails, misrepresenting my abilities on standardized tests, forgetting where I put my shoes. They were just here, I swear.

Things I'm working on getting better at: cooking, driving, teaching, conversation, having a designated place for my shoes. Also not flaking out on okcupid people. (Sorry! I'm bad at messaging.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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So, previously, I ignored the categories and instead described my favorite orchids, planet types, toes, and neurotransmitters. This is partly because I thought it was funny, partly as a snarky commentary on the superficiality of the profile questions, and partly because I can't ever decide what my favorite things are.
But since complaining about the questions is itself sort of an okcupid cliche, why not just play along and reductively label myself according to my most recent tastes in food and media? It'll be fun.

Anyways, here's some stuff I've enjoyed:

Books: Fun Home, The Plague, Neurophilosophy, The Great Gatsby, The Thin Man, Moral Politics, The City & the City, Human Target, Watchmen, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Diamond Age, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Movies: Blade Runner, Clue, Lawrence of Arabia, Memento, Solaris, Star Trek II

Man I really don't watch much TV, but at various points in my life have been pretty into: Babylon 5, Cowboy Bebop, Community, Futurama, Roseanne, The Simpsons, Star Trek (esp. TNG)
(I guess this list should also include Arrested Development, Mad Men, and The West Wing, but I'm increasingly ambivalent about all three, for various reasons.)

Music: Blondie, David Bowie, Deerhoof, The Delgados, Franz Ferdinand, The Go-Betweens, Lavender Diamond, Stephin Merritt, Janelle Monáe, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal, The Pixies, Queen, R.E.M., The Rolling Stones, Schubert, Scissor Sisters, The Supremes, Talking Heads, The Who

Food: avocados, bacon, garlic, Indian, Japanese, lemonheads, Mexican, shellfish, weird cheese
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Emotion, politics, eudaimonia, self-improvement, board games, meditation, science and technology, food, orchids, free will, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, Star Control, apophenia, and kittens.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
pretending I'm straight.

edited by sneezetime

Actually the main reason why I haven't updated my Official OKC Orientation Label to one of several more accurate options is that I don't want to ruin the context for the above joke.

The other reason is the whole "unwelcome sexual comment" thing. Many--indeed, most!--of the dudes I've interacted with here are great. But some are creepy as hell. Perhaps you've noticed.

Well, this sure went off on a tangent. Anyways, Fridays. Yeah, I don't do much on Fridays. Moving on:
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I just changed my pet status to "dislikes dogs" and I find that I'm weirdly defensive about it! "It's not that I dislike them per se--some of my best friends are dogs" etc etc
It's just that there isn't really a place in my daily life right now for smelly, noisy, drooly creatures who need my help to poop on the sidewalk. I'm sorry, dogs.
You should message me if
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You knew that the plural of "Pikachu" is, in fact, "Pikachu," and it distresses you that I've pluralized it otherwise.

OR if you want to play Arkham Horror with me, since all of my "friends" have apparently decided they don't like it anymore. (jerks)

Heck, message away. I'm not actively in search of a long-term relationship, but nor am I opposed to the idea...Either way, I've met a few people off this site, and they've been nice, so maybe you would like to be friends, or just say hello? Saying hello is underrated.