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My self-summary
You know what? I've been going about this all wrong. Trying to downplay my geekish tendencies to maybe attract somebody whose tastes aren't as eclectic as mine (or at least not in the same direction) is clearly not working. So ladies: I'm a geek! I run a website where I've been reviewing small press comics for the last 12 years and think (at its best, like all art) that it is a completely unappreciated art form. This also means that I have amassed quite a pile of graphic novels and comics from those years, which also includes some superhero stuff. I follow the writer, not the character. I play video games, although I tend more towards the Lego games and things of that nature than first person shooters. I'm about 1/4 of the way through the Time Magazine list of top 100 books since the start of their initial publication date (1925) and can recommend a few of them if you're interested. I can also tell you which ones don't seem to belong there. I'm very ambitious, but not in my current job, for reasons I'd be happy to tell you about if you're curious. I'm one more paycheck away from being completely clear of debt, so there is very little danger of me being a deadbeat boyfriend. This rant was added on 4/16/13 while the rest of this page is older but meh, it still seems more or less accurate. So if you have the same interests as me, or at least an open mind about that stuff or a desire to expand your interests a bit, I'd love to hear from you!
What I’m doing with my life
Back to working at the local Board of Elections, trying to save democracy one voter at a time. Asking around to try and see if my master plan is economically feasible. Trying to discover all that Columbus has to offer.
I’m really good at
Casually crushing political assumptions of all stripes in conversation, remembering the names of actors and directors that are on the tip of the tongue of a friend, and making cheesy latch-hook rugs. Not so much with that last thing in recent years, but that skill is always there, waiting to rear its tacky head.
The first things people usually notice about me
"Is he EVER going to talk?" Then, after I get to know somebody through listening for an hour or so: "Is he ever going to shut up?" Or maybe it's something horrible that people have been too nice to point out to me for my entire life, I don't know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite authors include Hunter S. Thompson, Harlan Ellison, David Sedaris, Philip Jose Farmer, Jim Thompson, Raymond Chandler, Armistead Maupin, George R. R. Martin (recently anyway) and too many others to mention. I also have way more independent/small press graphic novels than you do. I'm more into DVD box sets than movies these days, and favorites there include The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Buffy, Futurama, Mr. Show, Childrens Hospital, Louie, The Larry Sanders Show, etc. Music: Magnetic Fields, John Coltrane, Arcade Fire, and other hoity-toity bands. Food: whatever it is, I'm game.
The six things I could never do without
Books, my demon cat, friends, sarcasm, the ability to mock extreme right-wingers, and comics. Probably not the ones you're thinking of though...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Trying to remember what I was just thinking about
On a typical Friday night I am
Huh, no plans yet really. What are you up to?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Is far too personal to put on a dating website with my picture and location attached. What am I, stupid?
You should message me if
You like comics with print runs right around 100, like getting to know people just so you have an excuse to borrow their books, want to hear stories of how elections actually work, really do want to get to know one of those mythical "good guys" you keep hearing about and aren't just saying that because everyone else says it, and like good Mexican food. Bonus points if you know a good Mexican restaurant in Columbus, because the best I've found so far has been decidedly "meh."