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MechaSaprophyte

35 Los Angeles, CA Man

Man

I’m looking for

  • Everybody
  • Ages 26–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends

My Details

Last Online
Today – 5:18am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Diet
Smokes
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Libra, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Has cats
Speaks
English, Spanish (Okay), Latin (Poorly), French (Poorly)

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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.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I moved up from San Diego in 2010...I'm from LA originally, but went down there to study philosophy, and after that didn't work out I spent a few years as a lab technician, mostly making people smell things for a living. Then I decided to give this grad school thing another shot (update: that didn't work out either :-/ ), so here I am. It's good to be here. Mostly.
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.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Like everyone who has ever tried to answer this question, I don't actually know what other people notice about me, but I get a fair number of comments on my hair, which is one of the three or so Easy and Socially Acceptable Traits to Comment On, so make of that what you will.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
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 recently:

Authors: Alison Bechdel, Italo Calvino, Albert Camus, Patricia Churchland, Dashiell Hammett, George Lakoff, H.P. Lovecraft, China Miéville, Peter Milligan, Alan Moore, Lemony Snicket, Neal Stephenson, Oscar Wilde

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, 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
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My glasses, tasty food, a decent night's sleep, the Internet, my iPod, and ugh my phone.

This is not a very useful answer. "Hey, it turns out that I value comfort, diversions, and eyesight. Like-minded individuals are encouraged to message me."
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, obscure board games, meditation, science and technology, food, oncidiums, 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 only reason why I haven't updated my Official OKC Orientation Label to something a little more accurate is that I don't want to ruin the context for the above joke)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm not this much of a smartass in real life. I'm probably being
so glib because I'm uneasy with the prospect of taking online
dating questions seriously?

[This is a lie, in real life MechaSaprophyte is the most
viciously catty bitch anyone's even heard of]


Also, kirapoms is in love with me.
She's kind of weird, but since she lives a continent away, I can deal.

Lastly, I am apparently willing to accept just about any profile
edit, perhaps to my detriment. [Then again, becoming profilepedia has its advantages.]

edited by halfbright, kirapoms, and ladykayura
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.