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blackboxartist

37 M Portland, OR

I’m looking for

  • Guys and girls who like bi guys
  • Ages 25–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends

My Details

Last Online
Aug 7
Orientation
Bisexual
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 3″ (1.91m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Not at all
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism, and laughing about it
Sign
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Married
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but wants them
Pets
Likes dogs and has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
***Upfront: Looking strictly for activity partners and/or new friends.***

Passionate about great narrative in any form.

Narratives, stories...be it a movie, theater, books or even food. It comes back to falling for myths as a child - first Oz and Narnia, then Greek and Norse, then the world. Major in Cultural Anthropology. Culture is the story we tell ourselves to make sense of our world. Our life the story we tell ourself to make sense of this "I am." Not only the story we tell ourselves and each other, but how we choose to view the world, the tools we use, the way we live, how we act - is all a part of our myth making. I am constantly fascinated by story and the forms it takes in creating meaning. Especially for our lives.

What's your story?

Here is some bits and jumbles of my story:

I am a movie aficionado, to the point where I've been known to go by myself, like all the time, on a weekly basis. I would love to find fellow cinemaphile of all the genres, from B-rated comedies to foreign documentaries. Someone who enjoys going to movies, then tearing 'em apart for shit and giggles.

I love the theater, have acted, would enjoy getting involved in something in town. I need to go see more performances.

Poetry! I used to perform open mics all the time! Does anyone have an open mic poetry night that they would recommend? Nothing else is more inspiring to me to get the pen moving.

And books...well, I am a geek at heart and love my comic books, fantasy and sci-fi, but read all the genres.

Board games and role-playing games (rpgs)! I have over 50 board games. Rpgs...well, the granddaddy is Dungeons and Dragons but I've not really played that. There are hundreds of rpgs out there for every type of genre, and game designers are constantly thinking of new ways to have rules and story interact. A great rpg session is a evening of improve combined with creating a story of adventure with 3-5 other people at the table, nothing else like it! Beats video games any day of the week (though those can be fun, I miss the social interaction).

Dance! I would love to find people who just love to lose themselves in music and move. Not there for the scene or the meat. I miss that transcendent sense of being, not really knowing where to go in Portland, being too much of an introvert to explore on my own, and not knowing anyone who will show me around.

Art shows are something else I am aware of happening in this town (Third Thursdays, right?), but too introverted to go out on my own to see. Would love a guided tour by someone who not only enjoys discussing art but also the sport of people watching.

I love food, and love that Portland is a haven for all things gastronomical - even good food tells a story, dontcha know?
I enjoy hitting up as many great food carts as I can. But I also love fine dining. Newsflash (03/2013): recently went gluten and dairy free, but Portland is awesome in what they offer and they cater to dietary needs!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Currently unemployed, looking for a career move which makes landing a job a bit tougher. While that is percolating, trying to explore avenues of my creativity via writing and illustration to see where that might take me.

If you are into writing and/or illustrating, would love to create a like-minded support group.

Bought a house last June, so with that, have a TON of house projects that I finally have time to get to, and am thoroughly enjoying once I stop procastinating.

If you are into any of these activities as far as house projects go, it would be great to hang out and share:
woodworking & carpentry
painting
landscaping (retaining walls)
remodeling
antique shopping / flipping
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'm an introvert, but with high social skills. I'ld like to think that I'm good at making people feel comfortable around me.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
My big smile
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Used to say "1984" by Orwell. Not certain at the moment. Mostly fantasy/sci-fi. But any genre. Voracious. Favorite way to unwind, read a bit every night before sleep. The library is a god send. Current reads on the night stand: "Six-Gun Snow White" and "The Grass-Cutting Sword."

Movies: See above about weekly outings. Top three: "Princess Bride", "Labryrinth", and many 80's classics.

TV: I feel like I could very easily do without it sometimes. Then I get hooked on another series to watch off of Netflix or Amazon Prime. Just got into Syfy's Continnum (hate how the channel spells itself now! Looks like an STD). Cautious about the possible train wreck Defiance. Lost interest in Once Upon A Time. Love Being Human, Grimm, Walking Dead. Would love meeting people who enjoy these types of shows, discussing them. Oh! And Parks and Rec. Ron Swanson is the man.

Music: I listen to it all the time but am terrible at listing it :-( Muse is a band that stands out to me right now, but they've been played out especially with the March Madness sell-out. Looking forward to the Daft Punk release. Love local music scenes, but terrible at going unless with a tour guide. Never been a concert goer.

Board Games: Pirates' Cove is favorite board game, followed up by Settlers of Catan and Ticket to Ride. Haven't played? Looking to play? Come on down!

Rpgs: Have played many "World of Darkness" games, favorites being Changeling, Mage, and Werewolf. Cut my teeth on Shadowrun. Love indie games and story games, but doesn't mean I don't like gamist or crunch. Really into Fate right now what with their Kickstart of Fate Core, trying to design several settings/systems in Fate right now. Curious newb? Veteran in search of a group? Into game design/writing? Message me. Seriously!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
air
water
food
shelter
human connections
possibilities such beginnings and creativity

In that order. Everything else is really extra.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Creating my art. Designing games.
Playing rpgs or board games.
House projects.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Trying to recoup from the week. Usually finishing up a house project then getting in a bit more writing/drawing time. This is why I need to meet some people to help get me out more.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I can stick a cue ball in my mouth?

Ok, ok, something more soul searching, dark of the night...

That I am not as creative as I want to be.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
***Looking strictly for activity partners and/or new friends.***

If you share any of the interests I listed above!

If you are curious to get to know me better. If you think I would find you interesting.

If you see that I viewed you or favorited you, it's probably because I think we share an interest. Up to you to agree if it's mutual. If I didn't write beyond that, probably because I got busy/distracted/etc.

As much as I would like to, mean to, hope to, I don't get the chance to respond to everyone who writes me. Some are just creepy and don't deserve a response since they didn't read anything I wrote. No response and not creepy? Don't take it personally.