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SpiritOfNikopol

24 M Chicago, IL

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:50pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 10″ (1.78m)
Body Type
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Religion
Sign
Leo, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a jaded optimist.

I'm a bit shy and nerdy, but also very arts-minded. I'm originally from Michigan, came to Chicago for college, and ended up working here. I work for an art gallery in the West Loop, doing research and communications. My primary preoccupation outside of my job is working on my own art- illustration and comics, mostly. I'm outwardly very laid back, but I'm really quite passionate about creativity and learning. I am a voracious learner, and I love thoughtful and invested conversation.
What I’m doing with my life
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I work at a fine art gallery in the West Loop. I feel fortunate to work in the arts, but my real passion lies in art making rather than arts administration. I do illustration and comics on commission, and I'm working on a long-term comic project with a super cool feminist writer. I'm thinking about grad school maybe, but for now I'd like to sort of do my own thing for a while.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I tend to have a very good memory, and I can also make pretty awesome focaccia bread. I'm also pretty good at talking about art. I get a lot of practice, I suppose.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I wear this hat a lot of the time. It's a black felt cap. I have really unruly hair, so the hat just keeps it under control. Became a habit.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The Coen Brothers are probably my favorite directors. Some of my favorite films include Dawn of the Dead (the original), Unbreakable, Brazil, A Serious Man, Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner, Branded to Kill, Black Narcissus, Barton Fink, the Three Colors Trilogy, and Holy Mountain. I'm also a huge animation nut, so I'll gladly watch just about anything animated, any time.

Thanks to Netflix, I'm constantly finding good TV though. I have the habit of listening to television while I'm working on my art. I love Mad Men, The Venture Brothers, Pushing Daisies, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Star Trek: TNG, Farscape, Battlestar Galactica, Freaks & Geeks, Carnivale, Cowboy Bebop, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Books? Kobo Abe, Tennyson, Poe, Shelley, Blake, Pessoa, Mishima, Melville, Baudelaire, some classical epics (The Ramayana, Die Nibelungen, etc.), some classic scifi here and there, Baudrillard, Kafka. I tried reading "Neuromancer" like three times and I keep getting stuck.

I read a lot of comics and graphic novels too- Like A Velvet Glove Cast in Iron, The Nikopol Trilogy, Koko Be Good, GOGO Monster, Seven Soldiers of Victory, Akira, Bone, Love & Rockets, I Kill Giants, Sexy Voice & Robo, everything Geof Darrow, Grant Morrison's Hypersigil Trilogy, Cybersix, and plenty more.

Bauhaus, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Corpus Delicti, The Cure, David Bowie, Dead Can Dance, Foetus, Nick Cave, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Siouxsie, Swans, Gorillaz, Fad Gadget.

I love food in general, but I especially love Asian food of all kinds- Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Indian, you name it. I also can't imagine life without the occasional pizza or trip to the 24/7 Mexican restaurant around the block.

I enjoy games, too. Scrabble is a longtime favorite, and I enjoy chess too. I really want to get better at playing Go. I play the occasional video game too. My favorites in recent years have been the Mass Effect Trilogy and Telltale's The Walking Dead.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. Intelligent conversation.
2. Optimism, hope for the future.
3. Good memory.
4. Creative outlets.
5. A library card.
6. CTA card.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My brain goes everywhere. It sounds stupid to express it this way, but I love thinking. I suppose it's why I love conversation, because it's also a way to explore and work through ideas.

I think a lot about my art, and my future. Society. People. Big ideas, little ideas. I think a lot about a lot of things, and I'm always thinking. Post-war Japanese literature, Vedic myths, hermetic alchemy, comic book theory, continental philosophers, the role of the artist, patriarchy and cultural hegemony, scifi technology, character designs, evolution of fictional creatures... The list is always growing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Lately I've been taking Fridays kind of easy. I love hitting galleries, trying new restaurants, seeing movies, etc. but for the past few months I've been spending Fridays after work at the gym, then home to draw comics and watch movies.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have basically no arch in my eyebrows at all, and I'm sort of self-conscious about it. The arch exists, but it's too blonde to see.

The only movie that makes me cry is The Incredibles. I cry a little bit every time, at the "I can't lose you again! I'm not... strong enough," line from Mr. Incredible.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 20–25
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
If you like having smart conversations. If you like going to bookstores, talking about movies, being geeky. If you want to recommend a book or movie to me, or want recommendations. If you want an excuse to go get bubble tea, or would want to give me an excuse to go get bubble tea. If you like wheat beer, Jean-Luc Godard, or taking part in comic jam sessions.

If you like my Tumblr.

http://dolecrowner.tumblr.com/