Hey, I'm Orion. I've never been very good at writing these self
summary type things, but what the hell, let's write one anyways. I
was born and raised in the Oregon country and now I'm going to
school at Reed in Portland. I have an insane amount of work, but I
always find time to aimlessly surf the internet and play Pokemon on
my phone, so things balance out. I'm a huge music nerd; I could
talk for way too long about a single band or album if someone wants
to discuss it with me. I'm a nerd about plenty of other things too,
but music is my current obsession. Good friends are some of the
most important parts of my life; I couldn't have made it this far
without them. The thing that depresses me more than anything else
is the knowledge that I'll never get to see other worlds or watch
humanity journey into the unknown. Above everything though, I try
not to take myself too seriously. In the end, we're all just people
living on a rock floating through space, and we might as well enjoy
the ride while we're here.
What I’m doing with my life
Trying not to drown in schoolwork on my way to finishing a degree.
When I do get time off, I usually spend it playing video games or
teaching myself guitar. I haven't been playing very long, but I've
fallen in love with the instrument and learning it has come
incredibly quickly. With any luck, I'll sound halfway decent before
I’m really good at
I've never really been great at any one thing. I'm more of a
jack-of-all-trades; good at a couple of things, but not great at
any. I can write a good story, but I'm too lazy to write one unless
it's required. I can play a pretty song on a guitar, but I can't
freestyle and jam with people who actually understand music. I can
project my voice and memorize lines, but I'm only a good actor when
compared to people with no experience. I diversify; it's more fun
than focusing on one talent.
The first things people usually notice about me
The hair I guess. It's kinda hard to miss since it goes all over
the place. Plus I've got some natural blonde streaks that just came
out recently, I suppose that's somewhat distinctive. I used to hate
how curly and unruly it is, but I've grown to like it.
Also, one of my eyes is partially brown (they're mostly blue.)
People sometimes notice that when they meet me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Any one of these categories could take up an entire page of text.
For brevity's sake, I'll try to keep it to a short list for
Books: Snow Crash, 1984, Watchmen, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the
Galaxy, A Song of Ice and Fire, Dune, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's
Nest, World War Z, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and most
everything by Stephen King.
Movies: Fight Club, Shawn of the Dead, Watchmen, The Incredibles,
It's a Wonderful Life, Dr. Strangelove, The Life Aquatic With Steve
Zissou, The Producers, Star Wars, The Evil Dead, Lord of the Rings,
and anything by Quentin Tarantino.
Shows: Breaking Bad, Dexter, Futurama, Arrested Development,
Firefly, Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Flight of the Conchords,
Archer, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Adventure Time, and The
Walking Dead to name a few.
Music: Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Gorillaz, The White Stripes, The
Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Daft Punk, Justice, The Black Keys,
ELO, Rush, Tool, Foo Fighters, Brian Setzer, Jimi Hendrix, Yes and
a helluva lot more.
Food: I'm a big fan of a well cooked steak, but I'd say my favorite
food is seafood. Crab, lobster, oysters, clams, shrimp, fish,
sushi, it's all good.
The six things I could never do without
My guitar, my music collection, a good book, a pencil and paper, a
quiet place to think, and someone to talk about it all with.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Which of my favorite things is truly the #1 favorite. I have an odd
predilection with ranking and categorizing the things I love,
particularly music. Keeps my thoughts busy.
On a typical Friday night I am
Partying / imbibing various intoxicants with friends if I'm
Chilling, gaming or interneting alone if I'm not.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm the shyest person I know.
You should message me if
You'd like to have an interesting, in-depth conversation about