27 Springfield, MO
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My self-summary
The most important thing you need to know about me is I try to follow the path of the warrior as it's described in Miyamoto Musashi's 17th century swordfighting manual The Book of Five Rings. The path of the warrior is the twofold path of the pen and the sword. The warrior frees his mind from emotion. The warrior resolutely accepts death. The warrior gets to speak in the third person.

It's an arbitrary path (mine is godless) but it's my favorite path, and I have a fantastic time living through its narrative. However, I understand that for many people my deliberately-crafted cognitive dissonance with reality is a dealbreaker. No hard feelings. Such is The Way. Swipe to the left.
What I’m doing with my life
Every day I try to be The Master. Some days I am not The Master. Some days I struggle against The Way. But every day I try to be The Master.
I’m really good at
I'm into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In my youth, I studied the sweet science of pugilism. Now, in my old age, my lessons come from the bitter mystery of the submission grappling game. This is the sword, of course, in the above analogy.

I write. This is the pen. These days I'm mostly into writing/sampling/recording and then assembling my own music. Nothing good. Mostly Rhythm-Assisted Poetry. Poorly EQ'd.

I program a little. Not, like, well enough to make money, but if you like to drink coffee and solve Project Euler puzzles all night I'm willing to overlook many of your other faults.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm 6'6". Good for shelves. Bad for doorways.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm a literary fetishist. I like Hemingway, Steinbeck, Lao Tzu, Bukowski, Thompson, Burroughs... that sort of thing. I'm into hopeless, depressed wit.

Musically, I kinda hang out by myself and loop and fuck around with a guitar/uke/piano/synth a lot. I am polyamorous with every instrument, even if I'm a fumbling virgin with him/her/it. I really enjoy making sounds with other people, but I hate being in bands. I enjoy the act of listening itself, but I've got a special weakness for complex rappers and interesting female vocalists.

I don't eat meat I haven't personally killed, but I love to cook.

I'm not really heavy into videogames or watching non-combat sports.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think about music a lot. In music, even.

I think about the destruction of the human body through applied leverage and split-second connection.

I think about what I've been reading. Object-Oriented Programming patterns. Chess. The singularity.

I often try to meditate on my own Happiness/Enlightenment/Zen/Path/Way. By which I mean trying to focus on figuring out how to quiet my ego and take life less seriously and love the people and things around me as much as I can, not anything metaphysical or whatever. Trying to be a kinder soul. Not drinking the haterade. Hopefully that resonates.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working on my stupid broken house.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think the most intimate experience two souls can have is reading books to each other.
You should message me if
I'm into girls with true grit. I'm into women with wisdom to share. Must not take the world too seriously. Must have intense passion for something. Must have kind heart. Must have interesting brain.

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