I hope that, as the door closes on my twenties, that I am entering my best years rather than leaving them. That means a better ethic, far less sugar, far more learning, less pontificating, more listening, less avoidant cycles and slumps, more living. Most importantly, I hope it means better partners.
I consider myself a free-thinker and skeptic, but not in an awful manosphere way.
I still dip my toe in the geek culture spring, but have become grossed out by "fantasy babe boob armor." In other words, I'd love to meet someone who can balance being a progressive, self-aware grownup with sneaking away with me to Comicon.
I'd really love to get to know another career creator, or aspiring career creator. I'd like to know someone who really understands what it is to be just as intimate with your work and output as you are with your partner(s). A life of creation means you're never bored, and it means life can be so much broader and weirder than is taken for granted.
I've been told that my doctor during babyhood called me "high beams."
The Greatest Show on Earth: the Evidence for Evolution-Richard Dawkins
Figure Drawing for All it's Worth-Andrew Loomis
The Empire Strikes Back
Throw Mama From the Train
Breaking Bad **the new gold standard in TV writing.
Better Call Saul
The Walking Dead(I promise the phrase "ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE!" will never cross my lips. I just think it's a decent show).
Anything Tim and Eric
Pet Sounds-The Beach Boys
Stands for Decibels-The Db's
Odyssey and Oracle-the Zombies
Sweeney Todd-Stephen Sondheim
The Empire Strikes Back-John Williams
Super Mario Kart-Soyo Oka
Ma mere l'oye-Maurice Ravel
That said, while being something of a [ethical]tomcat here and there had its perks, it gets repetitive. It gets old.
I hesitate to say that I want something more "serious," because I think that concept comes with it a lot of assumptions about people. Specifically, my needs have distilled. So, if you are:
-humble but fortified
-gentle and kind but not a doormat
-reasonable and sensible
-someone who treats service workers like family and is a kickass tipper.
-sweet as pie. A real gooey center.
-as demure as you are irreverent
-as hilarious as you are earnest
-an avid autodidact
-the kind of creator who is more interested in providing value and enrichment to the world than to satisfy their own ego
-desperately, hopelessly filthy. Like...FUCKING filthy.
-at least 50% homebody who finds the greatest adventures are in your creative life, learning, and discussion.
-ready to go to get Japanese food and talk about music theory!
alert me at once.
Or you know. Just be really nice and a grown up and I'm sure it'll be good.