I like to think I'm reserved, and dedicated. There's things I want in life and I'm going to get that, which is why I'm here.
For as long as I can remember the visual arts have called to me, especially so if it tells a story, and I've embraced it as best I can by becoming a digital artist. I have a love of painting, drawing, comics, animation and more. Alphonse Mucha, Craig Mullins, Ian McCaig, those names have meaning to me as both inspirations and a goal that I'm still striving to obtain. Sadly, my mind is pretty technically oriented so I'm mainly successful in sculpting and modeling.
I'm very much a skeptic, into critical thinking, science based medicine, politics, etc. Now, this is not the same as dismissing everything offhand, but just show me the evidence. A world where people based opinions on properly done science, no agendas, is a place that sounds better to me. Overcome Occam's razor, extraordinary claims, and all that. I can have strong views, but like to back them up with evidence before I subject people to them. But, most importantly, I respect others opinions, especially in areas that regard to more subjective human topics.
I have traveled, mostly through Asia, and plan to make my next big trip a roundabout trip through Europe, and this time I'll remember to bring my sketchbook. There's places I want to see before the sea swallows them.
Part of the reason I'm on here is I need an excuse to cook more. I've made such delectables as Irish cream cupcakes to Japanese restaurant style ramen with braised pork. I want friends and someone close to share it with, and maybe pitch in for ingredients.
I love teas, coffee, and strangely enough whiskey instead of beer. Usually coffee concoctions with names much longer than my own, and teas that are both delicate and strong. But, a good root beer can be harder to come by than either.
Books: Various science fiction and fantasy classics, Perdido Street Station & The Scar, The Dresden Files series, A Song of Ice and Fire series, Robert Frost Poems. A lot of shorts from Hemingway.
Movies: The usual science fiction and fantasy classics, Firefly, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, most Pixar films, the later Dreamworks animations.
Music: Showtunes, soundtracks, a capella music, music that mixes traditional orchestra with electronic music and processing.
Kind of a sucker for when movies use seemingly out of place jazz songs in place of all audio for crazy moments.
Food: Pasta with cream or light sauces, Japanese ramen shops (Shin Sen Gumi, Ajisen, and Santuoka!), croquettes, kielbasa, and anything I feel like baking.
And, um, the internet?
How do I make characters that are archetypal and easy to connect emotionally, without being cliche.
Should this plot point be revealed before or after another?
What color is the rim light for an object when the light hitting is reflecting from a purple surface?
Why aren't there more Asians in movies and TV?
"...When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." - C. S. Lewis
I know, I have a lot of deep thoughts. Sometimes I--oh look, kittens!
The club and bar scene just isn't for me, I tried it and it's not my style. It's also for the safety of said club goers, my horrid dancing could probably kill by way of sympathy pains.