Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Going from the geeky, shy kid when I was younger to the extremely
extroverted type in high school and college, I feel like I've
settled down into a (somewhat) respectable early thirties man. I
enjoy spending time with my friends and family, like to be a bit
wild when it's not going to cause me a heap of trouble, and I've
even become adept at this whole thing called "work."
Finished my second bachelor's degree (1st - BA in Theatre Arts -
Lighting Design & Directing; 2nd - BS in Game Art & Design)
back in 2012 and am working as a freelance game developer and
I am impetuous, consumed, and irreverent
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to make games that help make the world a better place; even
the fun games can still have a positive impact on people's lives
and/or make them see things from another perspective.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
-Wearing nearly anything: I'm comfortable in any clothing ranging
from a full tuxedo to sneakers, t-shirt, and jeans.
-Learning nearly anything: a quick study and a memory that doesn't
let up (except for names; I'm terrible with names).
-Making people laugh: sarcasm, self-deprecating wit, and a knack
for seeing the humor in any situation make me a riot to most
-Running: I love running and used to sprint and run hurdles on the
track team in junior high/high school. I generally run after 2 am
these days, since I'm a night person and it's usually cooler by
then, but I do love running in the sun.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I would have said how tall I am, but it seems like 6'2" is becoming
more common these days...
Another thing I get is how young I look; I still get carded for
R-rated movies on a regular basis...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books - I tend to avoid what I refer to as the fluff genres, like
romance novels. I also have an extreme dislike for most Victorian
era literature, but I'm always open to reading something if you
think it will change my mind.
Top 5 Books/Genres/Authors/Stories (no particular order):
2. The Mist
3. Just about anything Shakespeare
(I was a Theatre Arts
major, after all)
Lord of the Rings
by J. R. R. Tolkien
series by Richard Kadrey
Movies - if you can describe a movie as a "chick flick" without
adding clarification afterwards I probably won't enjoy it
(clarification can be as simple as "it's a chick flick that's well
written and has a great cast"). Also, movies based on Victorian era
literature are pretty much right out (you'll probably notice a
trend, but the strange thing is I love movies that have romantic
plotlines and/or take place in the past, even the Victorian
Top 5 Movies (Title - Director):
1. 8 1/2
3. Evil Dead 2
4. Fight Club
5. The Thing
Top 5 Currently Airing TV Shows (no particular order):
1. Game of
3. Mad Men
5. Top Gear
original UK version, not the terrible American one)
**Honorable Mentions: Newsroom
, The Walking Dead
, Doctor Who
, Sons of Anarchy
Music - I don't really like country other than Johnny Cash and
artists with a similar style. Rap/hip-hop is also a problem for me,
but that's more because there's a lot of really bad
groups/performers in that genre that seem to get more air time than
the good stuff.
Top 5 Artists/Genres:
(including Nine Inch Nails
, How to Destory
Food - I'm a carnivore, so I eat meat and lots of it. I'll eat some
bread and dairy as well, although I've recently discovered I'm
slightly lactose intolerant so I've been cutting back on that. Give
me an extremely rare steak and I'm set.
Top 5 Foods/Styles:
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
6 things I love and don't want to do without...
2. Cell phone
3. My 2007 VW
(or another decent vehicle that's a manual transmission)
4. Something that allows me to type so I can work on my game
designs (I have terrible handwriting that even I struggle to read
6. Video Games
(as a game designer it's more research than anything
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where I want to be in 1/2/5/10/20 years?
Why I should care where I'll be in 1/2/5/10/20 years?
Who let that guy doing 50 into the left lane?
***Dirty, dirty things***
When/If I'll ever find LEGOs boring?
What I would look like with blonde/red/blue hair? (Note: I have
never actually dyed my hair)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Attempting to do something that doesn't have to do with work, such
as hitting a bar with friends, seeing a movie, or something else
that gets me out of the house.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm an open book in my social life, but I recognize that even in
the entertainment industry appearance is important to maintaining a
career; since the internet blends the borders between social and
professional life too much, I do my best to filter the public
appearance I present (damn you Google
for making it so easy to find
every piece of public dirt on a person).
I will admit to two things here:
1. I ran through the hallways of my high school in just my boxer
shorts and on a number of occasions during my first foray into
college streaked both in and out of buildings; in other words, I'm
not afraid to get nearly/completely naked.
2. I have a genius level IQ. I'm not better than anyone because of
it, I just have an easier time figuring things out and seeing
connections where others see randomness. I'm not one of those
socially awkward smart guys, but some people have an issue with the
fact that I'm almost guaranteed to be the smartest person in the
room (***Note: smart/intelligent is not the same thing as
informed/educated; I don't know everything, nor will I claim
If you want to know more, you're going to have to ask.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
I'm on here to make friends as well as potentially date. It can be
difficult for atheists/agnostics to find each other or people
accepting of those views, so I'm hoping sites like this can help on
that front, especially given the rather conservative nature of
Orange County. I don't see a problem with anyone having beliefs,
but I will give a warning that I have strong opinions on religion
and it's impact on society and the world.
On a simpler note, if you're fun, like movies, think we'd get
along, and can handle the occasional late night philosophical
discussion you should definitely send me a message.
***I do use the star system on here, so feel free to rate me and
see if we connect that way as well.***
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