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33 Odessa, TX Man


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Last online
Today – 1:52pm
5′ 8″ (1.73m)
Body Type
Mostly kosher
Christianity, and somewhat serious about it
Capricorn, but it doesn’t matter
Working on university
Entertainment / Media
Less than $20,000
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), French (Poorly), Hebrew (Poorly)
My self-summary
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I’m a would-be writer, an amateur illustrator, an amateur video editor/camera operator, and a professional (in training) graphic artist. I was born in the West Texas steppes, and as I adore desert climes I have haunted the endless plains of the Llano Estacado ever since.

I seldom travel, usually when time and funds are available, though I have been aching to leave Odessa behind for a while. I am proudly Texan. I'm very nerdy, an incurable Trekkie, and I possess a few mildly Goth tendencies.

In the interest of promoting the facts about myself, my FB username is:
d u n e b a t

Find me there, read my posts, know who you're dealing with before you decide whether or not you want to message me.
What I’m doing with my life
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At present, work, school, and... very little else. I returned to college after a career-related absence of eight years and going back certainly hasn't been easy, but -- when I can keep up with homework and keep off of academic probation -- it has been greatly rewarding. I hope to attain a Bachelor's in English Literature, which I can then use to start a career in creative writing or journalism. (Failing that, there's always teaching.)

I have also recently returned to working in broadcast television, though I hadn't planned on returning to that industry quite so soon.

I try to spend whatever spare time I have reading and writing, hoping to piece together a script or a novel that will allow me to work for myself instead of working for a corporation or ministry owned by someone else. I'm still working toward this goal, though finding time to write has been difficult lately. I have also returned to drawing, a practice I have allowed to lapse for several years prior.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I write rather well, for someone whose work has seldom seen publication, and even then only in blogs.

Other things I do well are: drawing; video editing; acting; singing (if I can find something in my extremely narrow vocal range worth singing along to); procrastinating; breaking my computer (again and again) with futile attempts to "improve" it.
The first things people usually notice about me
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"...Why is he wearing all black in a West Texas summer?"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Favorite Books: The Holy Bible (I prefer the poetry of the King James, but the NIV has grown on me, and I'm still trying to master the Hebrew terms in the Orthodox Jewish version); "The Hobbit"; "Jurassic Park"; Le Fanu's "Carmilla"; comic books, especially anything Batman related (Post-Crisis, but not from The New 52); "Area 51: The Dreamland Chronicles" by journalist David Darlington; "Space Relations" by Donald Barr (though it is essentially the paperback equivalent of a film written by Akiva Goldsman); "The Mothman Prophecies" by John Keel; Frank Herbert's "Dune"; Diane Duane's "Spock's World"; Dr. Bob Bakker's "Raptor Red"; and the Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn. I hope to dive back into the Hagakure, "The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius", Kevin Smith's "Tough Shit", and "Jesus the Jewish Theologian" by Dr. Brad Young, provided I can get caught up on my perpetually late homework and make it through another double-shift at work.

Favorite Movies: "The Crow"; "The Matrix"; anything with "Star Trek" in the title; "The Dark Knight"; Cecil B. DeMille’s "The Ten Commandments"; "The X-Files: Fight the Future"; "Dark City" (especially the director’s cut); the original Star Wars Trilogy; "Clerks" and "Mallrats"; David Lynch‘s interpretation of Frank Herbert‘s "Dune"; "Jurassic Park"; "Ghostbusters"; "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"; "Stargate"; "Alien" and "Aliens"; "Highlander"; "Pitch Black"; "Dredd"; "Iron Man"; "Conspiracy Theory"; "Lost Boys"; "Interview with a Vampire"; "The Book of Eli"; "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"; "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai".

Favorite TV Shows: Doctor Who; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; The X-Files; Babylon 5; Farscape; Firefly; The Walking Dead; Bob's Burgers; Daria; Archer; Trigun; Cowboy Bebop; The Big Bang Theory ; Gotham; Dexter.

Favorite Music Genres: Gothic, industrial, dark wave, ethereal wave, alternative, electronica, metal, rock, techno, synthpop, dubstep, oldies, folk music, classic rock, progressive Christian, gospel, blues, jazz, world music, classical/instrumental, or Matisyahu.

Favorite Foods: Generally Italian, Mexican, sushi, and standard fast food fare, minus pork and shellfish.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Over the years, I have learned how to live without many things I once believed I could never do without. Computers? Love them, but I can do without (though it may feel like tearing off a limb). Cell phone? Handy little gadget that I feel utterly married to at times, but I can do without it. Ultimately, all things are fleeting.

What I absolutely cannot live without are friends. To quote Aristotle, "For without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods".

However, since six things were asked for...
• my faith
• friends/family
• Moleskine notepads
• assorted pens/pencils
• $100 cash left from last paycheck
• a towel ("Don't forget to bring a towel!")
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Anything from science, philosophy, death, and religion to the nature of the universe and my purpose in it (if I truly have a purpose, that is). I'm always thinking. That's the best activity one can do. It's also the worst activity one can do, for many reasons.

Politics often enter my thoughts more than I would like. Given the current political climate of the nation, I expect I'll be thinking about politics even more as years pass.

Additionally: I spend much of my time thinking and studying about proper story structure, especially in film or television scripts. Think about how much stories inspire the human race! Religion is merely a collection of stories, isn't it? What about philosophy? History? Science? Whether the tales can be backed up with hard evidence is one (incredibly important) thing; the fact that these stories, factual or fallacious, have inspired humanity's history since stories could first be told is staggering to ponder, hence my interest in telling stories!
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I work Fridays from 14:00 (2:00 PM) CST to 23:00 (11:00 PM). Instead, I'll tell you what I do on Saturdays:

"On a typical Saturday night I am..." Watching films or television series, writing, reading a good book at home, playing Star Trek Online, LARPing Vampire: The Masquerade or playing a table-top RPG with friends, or getting lost in an all-night Wikipedia binge. On occasion: visiting my sister at the Fraternal Order of Eagles' bar, drinking with friends at the Blue Door in Midland, stepping out to the Monahans Sand Hills, heading to Big Bend State Park with the UTPB Geology students, or making yet another ill-planned for pilgrimage to Marfa or the McDonald Observatory in Fort Davis. It depends on the Saturday.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've been fighting deep depression and anxiety for well over a decade and a half now. Most times, it feels like a losing battle.

I'm also more than a bit shy. "Constant anxiety" would be a decent descriptor, actually. That's why I enjoy conversing online or over texts more than IRL; I'm all manner of awkward, and when I first meet anyone I tend to remain silent until I feel I know them well enough for me to speak.
You should message me if
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Bored? Geeky? Want someone to chat with? Care to debate the necessity or success/failure ratio of continuity "reboots" in film franchises or the pros and cons of introducing a war into the story arc of a long-running series? Want to chat politics? Religion? Philosophy? Roleplaying games? Science and its place in society (especially with the rise of transhumanism)? Got anything you advocate, or any issues you stand against? Got any good books, films, or games you'd like to recommend? Wanna bitch or rave about Stephen Moffat? Hit up a nearby pub? I'm really up for anything.

If you are, too, then message me.