brocastown
29 Columbia, SC
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My self-summary
These sorts of things are always impossible to express and actually cover 1/10 about oneself. Fortunately, that's what conversations are for. Still, I'll give a shot at least enough background to convey an idea of who I am. At least I hope.

I'm a fairly eccentric sort of fellow seeking oddities. A companion to share such oddities would be nice too.

I'm easily distracted and excitable. I like tangents and getting lost and waffles. Just kidding. I don't like waffles.

Originally, I hail from Edisto Island, SC. It's an island the size of Manhattan with a year round population of 1000, so social protocol is sometimes beyond me. I grew up socializing with retired people in the south. It's not my fault that they stopped caring about social protocol a long time ago. This imprinted on me. I require direct, clear communication.

Imagination is escape. I especially love sci-fi, horror, and fantasy. I enjoy pretty much any sort of media, especially comics, television, and movies.

Interesting people are rare, subversive people are rarer. It's best to meet as many as possible. The weirder the better. I seem to have an affinity for that sort of thing; weird is sexy.

I am frequently barefoot.

I only resemble one celebrity, Wil Wheaton, but I get it ALL THE TIME. At least among TNG fans. That's what I tell myself, to be honest, most of them probably only know him from Big Bang Theory, a show which I refuse to acknowledge on grounds of cultural taste and the general affront to nerdom the show generally represents. Grrr CBS!

Not sure what else to say. I'm no good at this one-sided 'getting to know you' thing. Besides, it's more interesting to get to know each other in conversation.

So I guess I'll leave it at this. I'm an open book, so if you have any questions, fire away. Or if you are just bored and want to distract yourself with a conversation, then that's ok too.
What I’m doing with my life
I moved back to Charleston after 10 long years away in Education Land, a magical, mystical place where no one ever ages!
Now I have gone back into learning mode, as I am shifting career from academia to the practical field. I am studying front-end web development focusing on UX/UI over the summer in Columbia. From there, who knows. But it'll be awesome.

I have now dedicated my life being seduced while the song Brand New Key plays erotically in the background. I will strive toward any agenda that serves this goal.
I’m really good at
rambling, drinking, thinking, video games, making bad puns, making good puns, reading theory, cooking, throwing pies, lecturing (which is frequently the same as rambling), building, writing (on occasion, I've got skills), clowning about, constructing neologisms, other such stuff and things
The first things people usually notice about me
It's a toss up between my elf ears, one of my ten tattoos (depending on what I'm wearing) or my 3 piece suits (if I'm wearing one).

Also, I have a pocketwatch that is very shiny. People like shiny things, right?

In truth, I really have no idea what people notice first. They rarely tell me, but that may be because I never ask. Meet me and let me know.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: House of Leaves, Still Life with Woodpecker, Snow Crash, Blithedale Romance, The Man in the High Castle, The Diamond Age, The Dark Tower Series, American Gods, Childhood's End, Starship Troopers, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Stranger in a Strange Land, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, John Dies at the End, This Book is Full of Spiders, most of Zizek's books, even though they are mostly the exact same with different examples.

Comics: Fell, Transmetropolitan, The Walking Dead (I have a Kirkman signed ed from working at Chapel Hill comics) Preacher, Doktor Sleepless, Watchmen, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse, Deadpool (name the series, I probably have it), Sandman, 30 Days of Night, Testament, The Umbrella Academy

Movies: Mallrats, Black Dynamite, Clue, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Videodrome, Guardians of the Galaxy, Evil Dead II, eXistenZ, Army of Darkness, Hercules, Young Frankenstein, Sin City, Blade Runner (director's cut), Planet Terror, Star Wars (original franchise), Transformers: The Animated Movie (1986, not that new crap. Screw Michael Bay), The Fifth Element, Ghostbusters, John Dies at the End

Shows: Penny Dreadful, Defiance, Community, Psych, Fringe, 30 Rock, Justified, Chuck, Eureka!, Warehouse 13, South Park, Archer, Constantine, Grimm, Hannibal, DaVinci's Demons, Banshee, Agents of Sheild, The Venture Bros, Archer, Spartacus (starz), Firefly (still), Supernatural, Doctor Who, and a slew of other shows that pass through my eyes that are escaping my mind at the moment. I kinda watch everything.

Top 10 Favorite Albums (in no particular order)
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Paul Simon - Graceland
They Might be Giants - Flood
Weezer- Pinkerton
Jens Lekman - You're So Silent Jens
Elvis Costello and the Attractions - Get Happy
Neil Young - Harvest
Middle Brother - Middle Brother
Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic

According to Spotify, I have recently been listening to an excessive amount of:
TuneYards, Viktor Vaughn, Whitehorse, Old 97s, Parker Millsap, Fruit Bats, Clem Snide, Arctic Monkeys, The Mountain Goats, Middle Brother, Shovels and Rope, Lucinda Williams, Arc Iris, and The Muppets Green Album. And then a whole lot of Motown and 50s and 60s Soul. And a whole lot of Americana. So, that probably says something about my present state of mind, which reads lots of Alt Country with an after taste of silly, who then retires into the body of a retiree. Apparently, you can also eat my state of mind, preferably with soft cheese and mild crackers.

Food: I cook a great deal at home because I have trouble finding restaurants I really like. I can grill most anything.

My specialty is Carolina style pulled pork bbq, fixins included (naturally). I also make a mean shrimp and grits.

Also, feta cheese is maybe the most amazing food ever. For some reason, I can't get enough of it. I eat it by the block. I shouldn't... but I do.

Also, Gorgonzola is a monster cheese, and it should be feared and respected.
The six things I could never do without
Comic books, novels, and short story collections (Fiction Literature)
TeleVision (includes movies, shows, and videogame [3-in-1, boosh!])
Nourishment and water, unfortunately
Theory/Philosophy and human companions to discuss with
A wardrobe full of thrift store clothing, including stuff that I'll probably never wear but have just in case.
My senses
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Love, sex, and death... so... you know... the usual
On a typical Friday night I am
These days? Same thing we do every night, Pinky.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Shhh. It's a secret.
You should message me if
you agree with at least 2 of the following:

you want to grab a drink
you love music from your teenage years, even when it still embarasses you
you want a unicorn
you have an addiction to television
you think costumes are sexy
you need an adventuring buddy
you like pen pals
you think old school Nickelodeon was better
you like sunday fundays
you think disruption is fun
you have no speech filter (ie, speak before you think)
you know WAM from Wham!
you are assertive
you have a bizarre obsession with the Syfy channel
you are weird and think you can beat me in a weird-off
a flying carpet just isn't classy enough for you.
you know what dragon*con is
you think pie fights are underrated
you are amused by cosplay
you know what "steampunk" means
you are tired of my listing and want to tell me off
you like playing with makeup because you are bored
ordinary people bore you
you feel bad that girls never message guys first
you are bored.
or if you just feel like it [Exception to the 2 rule, which invalidates this list, but congratulations, you've managed to finish reading this extensive profile].
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