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ThirdStrongest

28 M Emeryville, CA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 9:44am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Open relationship
Relationship Type
Non-monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
I like making dorky jokes. I like to let my mind wander. I enjoy sitting back and observing people and I probably spend too much time in my own head. I'm a daydreamer, but that doesn't mean I'm not a practical person. I prefer to get my work out of the way before I can relax. I enjoy picking apart the things I like and examining my own thought processes. If you are fond of intellectual and dorky conversations, we'll probably get along.

I am in a polyamorous relationship. Openness, honestly, patience, and understanding are big personal values for me, and are the crux of a functional poly relationship (I understand proper etiquette is to link my girlfriend's OKC profile here, but she doesn't have one.) I'm mostly looking for casual dating right now, but I'm open to whatever happens. I'm making an effort to be more romantically and sexually adventurous than I have been in the past.

Between school and jobs, I have lived in five different states in as many years. I've enjoyed moving around a bit, but I hope to stick around the San Francisco area for a while. I'm originally from New Mexico, if you were wondering. You will earn bonus points with me if you can distinguish between New Mexico and Arizona.

I have to admit, I'm going a little crazy with all the repetitive "I" statements in this profile.

I was really struggling to think of a username I liked, and I wish I could change mine without paying for A-List. That said, if you actually know what it's a reference to, I'll give you a cookie (or maybe a pickle of some sort. Did i mention that I make pickles?).
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a 3D animator in the video game industry. I'm freelance at the moment, mostly working on a couple small, indie game projects.
In my spare time I'm also always idly plugging away at some creative project or another.

I'm getting a little sick of being chained to a desk every day, and I'm itching for a bit more physicality in my life. I'm not quite sure what that entails yet, and I'd like to try different things and see what fits into my life well.
I’m really good at
Life drawing, hand-eye coordination, patience, picking up on visual details, detailed handiwork, being curious.

I have been told that I have the patience of a saint. I think I might say I'm patient to a fault.

I'm good at filling up essays with information. I'm usually pretty quiet in real life, but give me time to sit and write on my own and I will tell you more than you ever wanted to know. I' struggle to keep this profile somewhat succinct.
The first things people usually notice about me
Perhaps they notice my dark eyes staring intently into their soul. Or perhaps they notice my long, graceful, piano-player's hands and imagine what it would be like for those hands to serve them a warm cup of peppermint tea on a Cold Winter's Night.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I really enjoy thoughtful Sci Fi and Fantasy that go in depth with how people and society relate to alien cultures or different technologies/magic or whatever. I am also a fan of stupid adventure flicks and watch a lot of cartoons, and if I'm being honest with myself, these probably make up a larger proportion of the media I consume.

READING
I always enjoy the Discworld series. My favorite part, I think, is Death's philosophical meanderings. I've never seen Death as a sinister figure, and I love Pratchett's take on him.

The books Nightfall and Dragon's Egg are excellent examples of the kind of Sci-Fi I love.

I also really enjoy a lot of graphic novels. Scott Pilgrim, the Bone series, and Fun Home are some favorites.
I do read a lot of webcomics. 1/0 is an old favorite, and I eagerly await Sluggy Freelance to actually reach a conclusion. Subnormality is amazing, and is often a fair representation of the way I think.

FOOD
I eat too much sugar and I love pickles. I will try just about anything. I enjoy Japanese food in particular. I used to dislike Mexican food, but my mostly Mexican girlfriend has made me warm up to a lot of it.

My favorite food is my family recipe for stuffed grape leaves. Maybe you've have Dolmas at a Greek or Lebanese restaurant? Well, forget those.
My family's grape leaves are beef and/or lamb, with rice, salt, and lemon juice, rolled up in the leaves, boiled with yet more lemon juice, and served warm. They are to die for. They are best made with a small group of people to help do all the rolling and to eat them all afterwards.

My favorite beers are stouts and porters.

MUSIC
A little while back I got an add on Pandora that said, "Do you ever look at pictures from 20 years ago and think, 'I used to wear that? I used to drive that?'" I think Pandora looked at my music list and assumed I was over 40.

I grew up listening to my parents' 60's and 70's rock and the 90's alternative that my sister listened to. I enjoy Rock of all ages. The Beatles, Three Dog Night, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Zombies, Cake, Queen, etc. I enjoy a lot of folk, jazz, and a little bit of bluegrass. I really like The Ditty Bops.

I've never really actively pursued music much. I enjoy a broad range of things, but I've never paid a lot of attention to the details, so I'm really bad at naming bands and songs, though I'm getting a little better lately.

TV
I was raised on The Simpsons and Star Trek TNG. I enjoy 30 Rock. I love Adventure Time. I really like Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. I feel like that show is more based in the real-world's march of technology than other sci-fi that I've seen.

MOVIES
I think my favorite movies are Stranger Than Fiction and Spirited Away

I'm particularly fond of movies set in the real world with ordinary people dealing with a surreal premise, like Groundhog Day, The Truman Show, or Eternal Sunshine. I thought Her was fantastic (A sci-fi romantic drama where people show real emotional intelligence and generally don't act like idiots? Amazing)
I'm also a bit of an animation geek. I love most things by Pixar and Studio Ghibli.
I have some pretty broad tastes here as well. I like kids movies. I like sad stories. I like cheesy adventure flicks. I think my favorite cinematic hero is Godzilla. I like movies and I want to see more of them.

GAMES
I make video games for a living and I'm putting a video games section in here.
Some of my all-time favorites are Yoshi's Island, The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Earthbound, Smash Brothers, and Minecraft. I especially like games that have an emphasis on exploration and where it's fun to just move around.

I also like games that are striving for something more artistic, like Shadow of the Colossus, Papo Y Yo, Braid, Journey, or Gone Home.
The six things I could never do without
A bit of solitude (I've been known to over-indulge)
Basic art tools.
A comfy bed (I'm a light sleeper)
Someone to bounce my thoughts off of
The internet
My eyes (seeing as I'm an artist)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-How awesome it would be if I had a camera that could capture things as my eye sees them (It'd be so much easier to take photos in low light, etc.).
-Whether I am living up to my own ideals of personal and social responsibility.
-Hyper-dimensional geometry.
-How world mythology would be different if we had more moons, two suns, rings like Saturn, and other such things.
-The state of the game industry.
-Semi-subconsciously scheduling my day

I'm always rehearsing conversations, playing with story ideas, and developing worlds and characters in my head. I'm also always analyzing my own psychology and my personal relationships. I live in my head a lot, but I'm still pretty down-to-earth.
On a typical Friday night I am
Having a quiet night at home, actually.
Most of my going out and being social tends to be on weeknights for some reason. For whatever the equivalent of my "Firdays" are, generally, hanging out with friends at someone's house, watching movies or playing board games, and potentially cooking something.

My social life for much of high school and college was centered around DnD every Friday and Saturday (oh no! You're not supposed to mention Dungeons and Dragons in dating profiles!) It's not as much a part of my life these days, but I miss it. I like it as an expresison of the imagination and not so much for the number crunching gamey aspects. I enjoy DnD groups that focus on being friends and telling interesting stories together. I can't stand it when people treat the game like a competition.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to draw a webcomic for a couple years in high school and early college. I had just gotten into webcomics and was super enchanted with the idea, so I got my free Keenspace account and dove straight in. Having gone on to get my degree in studio art, I'm pretty embarrassed of the obviously rushed, unscripted messiness of that comic. I still really enjoy some of the old jokes when I go back and read it, though.

Sometimes I think of going back to it, polishing up the art and making the writing more coherent. If I do ever pick up comics again, though, I'd like to go in totally different directions.

I suppose that's not terribly private...
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–34
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
If you are a spiffy person in the Bay Area who wants to do stuff. You are empathetic. You care about doing good in the world.

If you want to learn how to make grape leaves.

If you try to bring out the best in people.

If you're cool with polyamory, are in a poly or open relationship, or if you have any questions about non-monogamy in general.

If you're human or otherwise capable of communicating in a language I can understand. (Sentient AIs or Parrots and Dolphons who can type are welcome)