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academicbynight

29 M Gainesville, VA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 3:54pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Never
Religion
Atheism, and laughing about it
Sign
Libra, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Administration
Income
$40,000–$50,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Has dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), Latin (Poorly), Ancient Greek (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Role models growing up: Superman, Bugs Bunny, and Gomez Addams. I think this says more about me than I'm comfortable with.

I somehow lucked out and inherited both jock and nerd genes. I'm fascinated by weird old calisthenics and gymnastics moves (not that I can do very many of them, although I have started seeing a trainer, so maybe soon?), and I recently decided to get into tabletop RPGs with some college friends of mine (something we've always wanted to try, despite none of us being "the type"). I think that these two things point to a basic trend when it comes to how I live: I value capability and imagination.

I enjoy teaching myself new things. I can play a tune, do a handstand, and can be a decent writer when I want to be. I also fight crime by giving lectures about Rousseau and Ovid to superstitious and cowardly perps. Once they fall asleep, it's just a matter of returning that old lady's purse.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently running the finances for my family's business. I used to be doing the whole DC thing, but it wasn't for me, and coaching crew couldn't pay the bills. I'm happier here (I sure do miss crew, though), even though my current gig is likely more "boring" by DC/NoVA standards. On the whole, cultivating myself, being kind, and living well are all more important to me than what I do to fill my belly.

My stepmother passed away a few months ago, so I've moved in with my dad to help him out with my little brothers (9 & 10, by the way) for a bit. And just help him out in general, because he really doesn't deserve to go through this alone. I've been thinking about going back to school for a PhD and transitioning into education once things settle down, but we'll see.

I have a few creative sidelines going on. I recently helped a relative of mine with his memoirs. I recorded a bunch of his stories and tried to edit them into something kind of public radio-y so that his kids, grandkids, and beyond could listen to them. I also write about comic books for a website with some other folks, and we're slowly gathering a following, which is pretty cool. Here soon, I want to start in on some of my own projects (a blog devoted mainly to literature, maybe even a novel just to see if I can do it) once I clear some other commitments from my plate.

I also started teaching myself guitar about two years ago. I've decided that I'm a finger picker, and I'm a lot better than I once was, but there's still a lot to learn. At least I'm finally at the point where I can start building up some kind of repertoire, so that's something.
I’m really good at
I've been told enough that I'm a good writer that I guess I have to start believing it. And doing it more. But for sure, earth-shattering warrior bellows.
The first things people usually notice about me
Either the glasses or the beard, usually. If I'm lucky, the sense of humor.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Kind of a fiend for them. My all time favorite book is probably a toss up between either Rousseau's Emile or Rousseau's Confessions. I like a lot of classics and philosophy, but I also really enjoy SF/Fantasy. Genre favorites include Iain M. Banks, Scott Lynch, Guy Gavriel Kay, and Gene Wolf. Recently read Scott Lynch's newest, and currently find myself eyeballing my unread copy of Crime and Punishment, which I haven't committed to yet. Oh, and I subscribe to Jacobin.

Music: I tend to gravitate toward Roots/Americana type stuff as a baseline, but adore just about every genre. I'm really digging Brown Bird, Shovels & Rope, and Father John Misty these days. Of course, I'll go through phases where I'm exploring a genre or an artist, but Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson are enduring favorites, along with Kenny Burrell, Bill Evans, Nas, and many others. Also really liking this trend of indie rock bands doing big stadium sounds, like The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

Movies: Film was probably the first art that I was really into before drifting into literature. I like a lot of classic foreign/art house stuff, but also have an abiding love for the lowbrow. Favorites include Red Beard, 8 & 1/2, Robocop, Die Hard, The Thin Red Line, Carpenter's The Thing, and The Fountain.

TV: Behind the times when it comes to shows. Favorites include The Wire, Louie, Deadwood, Archer, and those Timm/Dini cartoons based on DC Comics. Currently watching and really enjoying Orange is the New Black.

Food: Pretty much everything but mayonnaise. I've been experimenting with my broiler recently, and have perfected the pork chop. A little magical cartoon chef teleported in and gave me a trophy and everything. Just thought I'd brag.
The six things I could never do without
Time to think, exercise, guitar practice (it's my yoga), nerd stuff (comic books, games, etc.), books.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Mythologies, cultural life cycles, inequality, Superman, Rousseau, and Bob Dylan.
On a typical Friday night I am
Lately, working on projects (or simply comatose), but sometimes I like to go to things like the moving pictures or the rock and/or roll shows when I have the opportunity. Staying in and relaxing works, too.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was a kid, I convinced my dad that I saw a ghost at an old house in Culpeper, VA. I've never corrected him.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 25–35
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You want to hang with a smart(ish) dude who values equality, health, and book learnin'.