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30 M Daly City, CA

My Details

Last Online
Jul 17
6′ 0″ (1.83m)
Body Type
Mostly anything
Catholicism, and laughing about it
Capricorn, and it’s fun to think about
Graduated from masters program
Relationship Status
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
English (Fluently), Italian (Okay), Irish (Poorly), Latin (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
High school math teacher with a Masters in Comparative Literature. I teach at a girls' high school, where I'm ostensibly in charge of the Archery Club, but I'm much better at swordplay than shooting.

I'm an INXJ, on the Meiers-Briggs. The X tends to gravitate toward the opposite of the local majority.

If I'm not reading or writing (scripts and academic literary criticism if I'm lucky, math presentations if I'm not), then I'm probably still working through something in my head.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently teaching 6 math classes, ranging from Geometry to Algebra/Trig, to Math Analysis (you know... to go along with my Comparative Lit degree). I'm very glad to have finished my thesis on Horatian Aesthetics and the Graphic Novel, as Exemplified by Neil Gaiman's The Sandman - in English, I used Roman literary theory to argue that comic books are actually art.
For recreation, I read constantly, mostly Sci-Fi/Fantasy, historical fiction, and comic books if it's for pleasure, with a lot of news strewn about for flavor. Journal articles, history, philosophy, philology, and literary theory if it's research. I also take weekly German Longsword classes, though I'm no longer sure whether it's to keep fit or to live out my childhood dream of being a knight.

If you wonder what German Longsword looks like, I do have a clip.

I'm the guy in the brown vest. If you think I'm being a bully, keep in mind that my opponent and I are very good friends, and another friend was in charge of editing.
I’m really good at
I'm "good at" a bunch of things. My skillset falls somewhere between "Jack of All Trades" and "Renaissance Man". I'm a decent cook, an okay set designer, a good carpenter, and excessively educated.
People keep telling me I'm good at teaching, but I think it's mostly that I'm patient. To be honest, dealing with teenagers is sometimes less difficult than dealing with their parents.
Other than that, I'm a decent singer, a passable linguist, and a halfway decent swordsman.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the frizzed-up curly hair escaping from my braid. Either that or they panic because they think the Vikings have returned.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books (my favorite list; I've read all of these, and they're sitting on my shelf, if you want proof)
Just about anything by Neil Stephenson or Neil Gaiman
The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan
A Song of Ice and Fire (A Game of Thrones), by George R. R. Martin
The Silmarillion, by Tolkien
The Kingkiller Chronicle (The Name of the Wind), by Patrick Rothfuss
the Aeneid, by Vergil (but only after the fourth time)
World War Z, by Max Brooks
various books by Morgan Llewellyn, a fine Irish Mythologist
the Mabinogion
Cuchulainn of Murthemne, by Lady Gregory
The Book of Saladin, by Tariq Ali
the Krondor series, by Raymond E. Feist
The Emperor's Handbook, by Marcus Aurelius
Imagined Communities, by Benedict Anderson
S/Z, by Roland Barthes
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
- I also liked Dubliners, and I only understood Ulysses because I was
taking a class on it three days a week
The Anxiety of Influence, by Harold Bloom
The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell
Geoff Johns' runs of Green Lantern and The Flash
various comics by Simon Furman
various comics by Jeph Loeb
the obligatory Alan Moore name drop

Following the comic book thread, I'll say that some of my favorite artists are Alex Ross, Don Figueroa, EJ Su, Tim Sale, and Jim Lee.

The Princess Bride, Willow, The Neverending Story, The Magnificent Seven, Yojimbo, Sanjuro, Goldfinger
Let's be honest, this list could continue forever, and that was a long list of reading material.

TV (really, DVDs and downloads, since I don't have cable):
Home Movies (if you've never seen this, then you're not alone), Game of Thrones, Red Dwarf, The IT Crowd, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, Battlestar Galactica, Community, The Venture Bros., That Mitchell and Webb Look, Peep Show, Monty Python's Flying Circus

I'll just say that I lean toward the Alternative/Indie end of the spectrum, and that Franz Ferdinand is my particular favorite. I guess I should add that my musical tree branches into Prog and Metal, though it's slanted heavily toward Post-Rock of late. Here are the first five songs my iTunes came up with on Random:
• And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda, by the Dubliners
• Wake Up and Go Berserk, by Mogwai
• Week End, by X Japan
• Kim's Watermelon Gun, by The Flaming Lips
• I'm Going Slightly Mad, by Queen
The six things I could never do without
I could actually do without a bunch of things. If I were on a desert island, I'd want the following:

1. a way to get out of the sun before my Irish ass burns.
2. fresh water
3. red meat
4. a book (hopefully a long one)
5. some sort of writing pad or wax tablet
6. I'd prefer to have my migraine medication
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Scripts, characters, literary interpretations, critical interpretations, critical and literary interpretations of whatever the television is playing, Theory, how bad ass it would be if I could wear a sword around town, how I'd get arrested if I wore a sword around town, the otherworld, space, how awesome it's going to be when I get my robot arm, how I'm going to raise my kids, how my robot arm is going to affect my kids, wondering when my mutant powers will finally kick in, the fact that Magneto was over 40 when his mutant powers manifested... etc.
On a typical Friday night I am
... probably playing Dominion or watching a movie. Either that or reading a book or doing research. Maybe grabbing some pub grub or one of the City's many fine burritos.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hate making the first move. I'd rather know my lines and my blocking, first.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–32
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
If you want to is the best reason. It also works if you'd like to meet someone who believes that the words "gentleman," "chivalry," and "manners" actually mean something important.