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25 M Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

My Details

Last Online
Today – 12:39pm
5′ 7″ (1.70m)
Body Type
Atheism, and somewhat serious about it
Graduated from university
Art / Music / Writing
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Mostly non-monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
WARNING: I don't really know what to put in these boxes. Unlike most people, however, this means I flood these boxes with many, many words. There is a large plurality of words in this profile. I do not expect you to read all of them.

People can have legitimate, emotionally sincere relationships with more than one person. I am not here for random sexual encounters, I am here for potential dates and potential friends, possibly with benefits (but emphasis on the friends here. Seriously, I am not going to have random sex with internet strangers).

I'm never really put off by anything; nothing makes me feel awkward or embarrassed. I try to keep from doing embarrassing things, but if I do, I roll with it.

I'm easily a geek, but trying to find out how much so is difficult, even for me. I love a lot of geek things, but I never seem to love the same things other geeks like. I love anime, gaming of the video and tabletop kind and so on, but I never like the same ones as mainstream geeks (Evangelion is about the most mainstream anime I like. Other than that, it's things like Serial Experiments Lain. As for tabletop games, I don't like D&D. I play Don't Rest Your Head and Cthulhutech). I get along great with geeks while sharing few likes.

I have a love of discovery, especially on the social/cultural front. I love to investigate and research other cultures, and discuss any facet of society.

Most of my fashion choices are inspired by the Roaring Twenties.

I have recently rediscovered my love for karaoke, and tend towards singing big-band swing.
What I’m doing with my life
Everything! Found a band to play with. Doing some technical theatre and acting gigs. Working.

Probably (EDIT: Definitely) going back to school next year. Sociology and Psychology, then into the nursing program with a specialization in mental health.
I’m really good at
WRITING A REALLY LONG PROFILE . If you hadn't noticed. I'm pretty sure you have.

Rock Band, Guitar or Bass. Drums, not so much, and singing... Well, the game says I get good scores, but I can't actually sing worth my weight in toilet.

High-fives! Fuck yeah high-fives!

I'm very good at forgetting my age when asked.
The first things people usually notice about me
The fedora ('Nice Guy' red flag #1!). The moustache (#2). If you're really observant, the fact that my eyes are different colours, but that usually takes weeks, months, or even years for some people to notice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
BOOKS: China Mieville is my favourite author. Chuck Palahniuk as well.

House of Leaves might be one of my favourite books.

I also read a lot of non-fiction.

MOVIES: Up at the top: Primer, Saving Private Ryan, Casablanca, The Kingdom (not Kingdom of Heaven, though the last half of that movie is actually pretty good), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Inception, District 9, Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (originally a play).

After that: The Man who Shot Liberty Valence, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Three Kings, There Will be Blood, The Godfather, American Gangster, Magnolia, Brick.

I like a LOT of movies, mostly in the dark, depressing vein. This is true of all my entertainment consumption, really; books, music, tv; I like it dark and heavy.

MUSIC: RUSH! Holy crap, RUSH! I worked their latest concert in Vancouver. Couldn't hear much as I was stuck far backstage, but it was amazing nonetheless.

Porcupine Tree, Tool, OSI, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Russian Circles

Frank Sinatra, Micheal Buble, a lot of epic-style classical music (think Star Wars), a little Metallica, and a lot of Victor Wooten and the bands he is a part of. Deep Purple rounds out my list. After that, take any band ever, and I probably have one (and only one) song from them.

THEATRE: Since I am a theatre person, I need to add this section.

I like George F. Walker, but I can't watch any of his shows more than once. They are powerful and explore strong themes, but... Well, you need to see Walker to understand why it can only really be seen once before it gets boring.

I'm a fan of Samuel Beckett, but not a big fan of the Absurdist and Surrealist genres that much. Beckett mastered an near-impossible genre, and there are very few playwrights who can claim the same.

I'm a HUGE fan of Theatre of Cruelty, but not the more extreme Theatre of the Grotesque. One Flea Spare might just be my favorite play of all time.

Shakespeare was a mediocre playwright, but he was an amazing poet.

I like doing and seeing comedies, but I LOVE tragedy. That being said, another favorite play of mine has to be Rozencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, an absurdist comedy.

TELEVISION: Breaking Bad was the best show on television, barring maybe Arrested Development - I go back and forth on this one. Battlestar Galactica comes a close third, tied with the first half-season of Glee. The second half was mediocre, and the second season was fucking awful. After that; Band of Brothers, Generation Kill, The Pacific. I love military stuff. Not big on comedy - but I really do love Arrested Development. I cannot stress this enough.

Firefly deserves an honourable mention.

Better Off Ted was a great show that just couldn't find an audience.

VIDEO GAMES: I don't game all the time, but I'm pretty serious about gaming as a medium of art. As such, I tend to like art/indie games (Braid, Limbo, World of Goo, Psychonauts and the like).

I also have a huge love of grand strategy games (Victoria II, Hearts of Iron III, Crusader Kings II, Civilization) and sandboxy games (Minecraft, the Elder Scrolls, Terraria, and city builders like Sim City)

Other games not in these genres that I like are: Pokemon, FFIX and X (I even liked XII, though it had major flaws, and I fucking DESPISE XIII) Alpha Protocol, Mass Effect 1 and 2. ME2 would be my favourite game of all time if it wasn't for the balls-tighteningly stupid main plotline. But the characters are so good and the setting so rich, it still makes it into my top 10.

I liked Portal 1 more than 2. Love the Half-Life series. I have a huge hard-on for procedural generation. Dwarf Fortress is a game I can spend YEARS of my life wasting away on.
The six things I could never do without
People. I adore being with people. Even if I don't know them, just being in a group of energetic people makes me feel better. Maybe this is why I like the theatre program so much...

Art. Not necessarily picture art (though that is great too) but the always-ephemeral 'art' as a broad definition. Theatre, film, song, dance; all of these are art (and I have a long essay-like rant [or rant-like essay!] on 'what is art', but that belongs somewhere else), and all of these are essential to the formation and continuation of culture. Without art, humanity would be unrecognizable.

More precise than the loose term 'art'; making music and writing.

For those of you keeping count, this list is not comprised of six things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The ridiculous number of messages women receive on OKcupid, and how I can best avoid adding to the drudge.

Tropes. DAMN YOU T.V. TROPES WIKI! You have ruined my life!

Metacognition. Thinking about thinking. Thoughts, and where they come from.

Related to metacognition, neurobiology; how the brain works.

Related to neurobiology; psychology, sociology, philosophy and the like. I nearly minored in sociology, then philosophy, then went with creative writing.
On a typical Friday night I am
It depends on what my friends are doing. Since I have a lot of different friends in totally different social groups, this can mean many different things. But mostly, there are three groups I go out with:

My geeky friends for game nights, where we play board games, Dark Heresy or Cthulhutech - and sometimes D&D! Or just video gamin' it up like a storm. A storm of bad puns and obscure references to shows I don't watch because I'm not really a mainstream geek, and thus have little to no real geek cred. My geek references are obscure enough that geeks don't get them, which makes me feel dirty deep down.

With my theatre friends, usually we either go bowling or to bars/pubs/clubs, where I dance a lot.

Or I hang at home with my roomies and, depending on the time, I'm playing my bass or playing on my laptop. Or we're watching movies together. Or, since we're all pretty big geeks, we game.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Particle accelerators totally give me a hadron.

I'm on a dating site.

I'm the happiest cynic you will ever meet.

I have a strange relationship with death. Since the age of five, I have been to 25 funerals for family and friends. Note that by 'strange relationship' I do not mean any kind of obsession. I just have views on death that might confuse or alienate people.

I play Dwarf Fortress. Sometimes, I wish I'd taken up heroin instead.

Sometimes, I poop. It's true! Just don't tell anyone.

If you change your profile picture, I will totally think you're a new person - I am awful with names and really good with faces, so whenever someone changes their picture I always click on it and browse the profile for at least a few minutes before cluing in that it's the same person.

Looks matter; your first impression is the most important moment of social connection, and no words are involved, only body language. So physicality does matter. That said, I do not have conventional tastes in women. Then again, in study after study, men prefer larger women - it just feels like a guilty pleasure because we all think we shouldn't like curvy women, so we hide it in public. Which in turn causes more damage! Because unhealthy social spirals are just HILARIOUS.

I will talk myself into obscurity in regular conversation with alarming regularity.

I grew up on a farm, then a tiny fishing town, then a slightly bigger fishing town. Then I was in the military reserve for three years. This may not be particularly private, I suppose.

Also, my real name is technically John, but I go by Bryce. Boring story.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 20–29
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
If the rest of my profile didn't convince you, I can't think of anything else I could say to change your mind, but here goes:

I'm an off-beat, fairly geeky, fairly poly dude, so if you're into that, go ahead and message me. I will always respond nicely (if not positively) and I love to chat, though I am far more gregarious in person than online.

If you're in any way geeky, intelligent, enjoy geeknerd related endeavours, or are into the arts. If you have a brain and enjoy it.

If you enjoy stupid long profile entries.

Or if you've seen the movie Primer more than once, and honestly liked it - even if you don't totally get it. Because I certainly didn't the first two times. I need to find more people who know this movie.

Alternatively, if you play any instruments or sing, and would enjoy performing in a heavy prog-rock band a la Porcupine Tree, RUSH or Tool.