I have a functional addiction to meeting interesting people, and that's why I'm here: I want to get to know people who can help me enjoy life (especially if they're up for making music and art and getting drinks and doing fun geeky stuff). And possibly date/make out/have sex with them if attraction happens, but that's not by any means necessary for me to get to want to know someone. As long as I say, "wow, my life would be less awesome if I didn't know this person," that's all it takes. I am in a long-distance open relationship, but that's really only a dealbreaker if you're into absolutely strict monogamy, because it doesn't preclude me from having casual dating things going on with other people. My outlook is that whatever happens, happens; you just gotta be cool with the fact that my feelings for my girlfriend will generally take priority.
I'm straightforward to a fault and leave little unsaid. I try to encourage others to be the same. Also, I tend not to find too many people like this on here, but: I really, really don't like intolerance and closed-mindedness, especially homophobia and the shaming of people with mental illnesses. If either of those things somehow applies to you, just do us both a favor and get the fuck out. Do not pass Go; do not collect $200.
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Uh. I've been told I sound more serious and intense here than I actually am in real life. Kind of a goofball, really. I will 100% act like a enormous dork around those I'm comfortable with.
-Deciding whether to go into academia or law, do something else that'd be less likely to be soul-wrenching, or saying fuck it all and trying to play music, act, or write seriously.
-Screwing up my sleep schedule constantly.
-Trying to find time to get back into rock climbing and paintball and other stuff I did when I was 16.
-Searching for something I enjoy doing that can help make the world a better place (cliches!) and fight the outrageous BS out there, besides calling the bastards out in the three-minute/three chord format.
Me: "I'm not even sure how that happened. I'm not wearing pants."
Playing power chords and four-note guitar solos very fast and sloppily.
Making words do the word thing. I was once described by a roommate as "one eloquent motherfucker" and besides the butt-dialing one that might be the best compliment I've ever recieved.
Coxing crew, though I had to quit the UMass team for lack of time.
I can tell you all about Boston and Cambridge because it was literally my job.
Also, writing songs about liberal politics, girls with peculiar names, anxiety, the city of Boston, and alcoholic ex-criminals with gambling debts getting whacked by their creditors and dumped in shitty rivers in upstate New York. Among other things.
Also my extremely intense cheekbones, the fact that my face makes me look vaguely pissed off a lot even though I almost never am, and apparently the fact that I talk sort of casually and elaborately at the same time (casualaborately?) while swearing a lot.
"Why does your wardrobe seem to consist entirely of ratty Chucks, jeans with the cuffs all fucked up, and shirts with bands on them?"
Books: science fiction and dystopia, alternate history, extremely entertaining Hunter S. Thompson-esque stories about crazy shit; Shakespeare! (Midsummer; Macbeth; Hamlet); Ender's Game and sequels (despite the author being an ultra-conservative, homophobic asshat), 1984, On The Beach, The Catcher in the Rye, Franny and Zooey, Animal Farm, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, A Clockwork Orange, Slaughterhouse-Five, On The Road, World War Z, Looking For Alaska. Right now I'm falling in love with John Updike's short stories and Marky Ramone's autobiography.
TV: The Wire, Fargo, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, 24, Rescue Me, Homicide: Life on the Street, Homeland, Family Guy, Futurama, Seinfeld.
For movies, I like Quentin Tarantino, the Coen Brothers, anything with Will Ferrell in it, historical war films, sic-fi stuff and the occasional pretentious avant-garde BS (Melancholia was weirdly enthralling even though I also kinda despised it).
I'll try pretty much any food at least once. Burritos, Italian, and seafood are favorites. Pasta goes with anything. Despite my best efforts, I'm pretty sure I've never reached 110 pounds.
Video games: Fallout, Just Cause, Far Cry, Bioshock, Civilization, Total War, Company of Heroes, SimCity, Call of Duty (the older the better)... and many more.
Webcomics: huge fan of xkcd and Questionable Content.
Honorable mention: gin and tonics are easily my favorite drink and I'd be quite sad without 'em. There IS a story behind that.
Oh, and the novel or series of short stories I may eventually write about the fascinating experience of online dating. Seriously!
(Alright, if we're being all straightforward here, the *actual* most private things I'm willing to admit are probably sexual, but, you know, that might not be the best thing to talk about in what's giving you your first impression of me, so ask me if you actually want to know. For example, about the most horrifyingly awkward experience of my life.)