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My self-summary
I'm an artist at heart but I try to be a good guy and its more rewarding to be. I can be dashing, goofy, humble, passionate; intelligent, naive, eccentric but ultimately caring. At the very least I'm memorable so that counts for something!

But in all honesty, I can definitely write eloquently...but I can be a real dork in person sometimes. An endearing dork but still a dork. I have my goofy moments, my snarky remarks, I'm even borderline cartoonish (I'm in animation after all). And whatever charming mature demeanor I have will immediately go away in the presence of a kitten. But I never try to do it on purpose, it kinda just comes naturally. I just try my best to be ME instead of someone else.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a visual artist who recently completed my MFA in Animation. I'm now currently work up in North Hollywod at an up-and-coming design production studio doing motion graphics, compositing, and color work.

I've lived here for three years but I'm newish in spirit to the area (born in Louisana, grew up in Texas), but I already know that this is where I belong and where I can flourish. I'm taking advantage of some incredible opportunities at the moment and having some adventures along the way.

Also involved in a number of visual music projects, which is my passion. Animation and music is just awesome together and I feel great when Im able to create new projects.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty decent enough at different art mediums like drawing, painting, acting, filmmaking, animating, and I wouldn't consider myself a good singer but I DO like to be in musicals. I can cook, paint, build things if need be, moderately good at math, a good listener (although I have a sinking suspicion that my hearing's getting worse...) and a good talker.

I'm very reliable when it comes to time management and if you need me to be somewhere, you can bet that I'll be there on time and ready to go. It's hard for me to say no but I'm just trying to be a good guy, figuring that every good deed is worth it in the end, even when it backfires. Life's too short to be bitter.
The first things people usually notice about me
In all honesty my voice. I have a certain way with words (not to mention a peculiar dialect) that makes it seem like I'm acting rather than being normal. The truth is that's just the way I am. Im an acquired taste but Im just being, well, me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Movies (Some Favorites or Just the Kind of Movies I Like): Goodfellas, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Jurassic Park, The Fountain, The Tree of Life, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Godfather Part I & II, Ed Wood, Scott Pilgrim, Amadeus, Children of Men, Gladiator, ParaNorman, Redline (the crazy-insane Madhouse anime not that dreadful 2007 live-action flick), Ratatouille, Django Unchained, Anchorman, Step Brothers, Cabin in the Woods, The Proposition, Classic Disney Movies, How To Train Your Dragon...just a lot of animated films. It's my business!

Shows: Food Network (like ANYTHING on the Food Network), Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, The Newsroom, Sopranos, The Wire, American Dad, Bob's Burgers, Shark Tank, Gordon Ramsay (it's a guilty pleasure, I know), Daily Show, Colbert Report, South Park, adult_swim, Adventure Time, Regular Show

Food: I'm as adventurous as an eater as you can find. I'm a foodie just without the pretentious blog or obnoxious amount of Instagrammed plates of food. Some of my happiest moments have been over a tasty meal.
The six things I could never do without
My mama (yes I still say Mama), my brothers (Im a middle kid), my Dad, whatever wonderful woman I could be with down the road, and same goes for whatever cat I end up with.

Oh and my Apple devices; my precious iPad and iPhone. I'd be adrift without them. Not to mention email...

Also: color sense. I love color, I admire the color spectrum and losing any color would be awful.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I spend a lot of time thinking about how I can push my work and art to the next level, especially with my thesis coming up. I think about the future and just making sure that I can succeed but also be secure and stable if things don't go according to plan.

I think of my family and my friends; even my classmates and have been wondering a lot about where Im at five years down the road. I have an idea it's just really daunting but nonetheless exciting.
On a typical Friday night I am
Relaxing at home, working on a project, catching a film, or going to an event/party/social. Nothing says you got through the work week than a double gin and tonic.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I would join you for a Disney movie marathon any day of the week; this shouldn't be too shocking since I'm in animation but I'd even sit down and enjoy Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Mulan, Snow White, any of the princess flicks. I think Sleeping Beauty's GORGEOUS animation wise.

Forewarned: I do have an opinion of Frozen and it's a fairly long winded one.
You should message me if
You'd like to have a good conversation, a good meal, a great night, a great friend, and hopefully something more.

"Friend-zone" is bullcrap, I know that. I'm being nice 'cause it's the right thing to do. If it ends up being romance, awesome. If it's friendship, just as awesome. Let's see where things go!