alankster
26 Paris, IL
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My self-summary
I'm a laid-back guy who is passionate about education and exploration, art and creativity in various forms (but with writing as an emphasis), social justice, and great discussion in general.

I also love to relax by playing video games, making and playing music, reading, and writing. I also make terrible paintings, watch intriguing, amazing, or thought provoking movies, and enjoy having a few of drinks with my good friends.

I'm a reporter for a local paper, which allows me to meet some amazing people and have some unbelievable experiences.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a reporter for The Paris Beacon-News. I'm a writer, and my dream is to have a published novel.
I’m really good at
I'm a great conversationalist and a good listener. I'm creative and passionate, and love going on adventures.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably a smile
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Leaves of Grass, Fahrenheit 451, The Giver, The Hitchhiker's Guide series, The Hobbit, Harry Potter, the Divergent series, Frankenstein, House of Leaves, One Hundred Years of Solitude, most Chuck Palahniuk novels.

Movies: Anything with Wes Anderson or Bill Murray, Garden State, the Star Wars series, 28 Days Later, Inception, Fight Club, Pan's Labyrinth, What Dreams May Come, Tommy Boy, The Princess Bride, Coraline, The Matrix, the Austin Powers series, The Lion King.

Music: Muse, Alkaline Trio, Phoenix, The Black Keys, Motion City Soundtrack, The Vitamin String Quartet, Vampire Weekend, Ok Go, The Pixies, Company of Thieves, The Black Keys, anything from the 90's.
The six things I could never do without
Fascinating ideas
Moscato or some delicious Rum.
Chocolate (hell yes)
Listening to and playing music. On a desert island, I'd just beat on trees, maybe some coconuts, just jamming with the waves.
Good conversation about almost anything
Coffee
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The free flow of ideas, the freedom of expression, human rights, economic stability for all, universal health care, the environment, self-improvement.

Cartoons (Adventure Time, The Regular Show, various Anime), beautiful language, important stories and ideas, new places to travel/explore - even locally, and so much science. Maybe which video game I'm going to check out next.
On a typical Friday night I am
Chilling out watching Netflix, having a few drinks, or maybe checking out a local concert.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love the Austin Powers movies.
You should message me if
You'd like to know more about me, or just want to chat.
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