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!