Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
This is the space where in one sentence I'm supposed to make you
wildly interested in me. I probably haven't managed that, but this
next paragraph is looking promising, so read on!
You clicked on my profile? Excellent. I'm still working on the
whole making you wildly interested in me thing. I love making and
watching movies so much I do it for a living. The OKCliche of "I
hate writing about myself" holds true for me as well, but I'm going
to do it anyway. Better to know too much than nothing at all.
I'm a functional nerd. (If someone who meets me doesn't know about
Star Wars or comic books they inevitably learn.) I make tons of
references to movies, internet memes, and odd stories I read once
about people who died hundreds of years ago. I discuss the thematic
relevance of Eminiem's discography before talking about what's
going on in politics. I'm a man of many interests--a mystery
wrapped within an enigma. Well, not really, that sounds cool,
I love jokes. Wordplay, bad puns, good puns, banter, liberal doses
of sarcasm, it's all part of the experience with me. I enjoy being
around people who are willing to goof around. Not to say I can't be
serious, too. I spend a lot of time with my friends talking about
the nature of the world and what makes people do what they do.
There's no quicker way to get me smitten than to challenge me
intellectually right after you make my sides hurt from
I believe in in being kind. There are plenty of difficult things in
life, but compassion and respect for others is pretty simple. "The
Game" isn't something I find to be appealing. Sue me.
That's all I can stand to write about myself. Your move,
UPDATE: In an attempt to keep things interesting, I am adding
little games to my profile. Try them all. Or don't. I'm not the
boss of you.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Most of my time is spent trying to further my career in film. It's
hard work and has required some sacrifice, but I find it to be
rewarding. In the past year I have (among other things) filmed
puppets, exploding trailers, explored tagged over WWII bunkers, and
had a noted culinary host dunk my head in an oversized fish tank.
You don't get any of that sitting in an office.
In my down time I like to do the usual--read, watch movies, play
video games, hang out with friends, talk about life, the universe
and everything. That kind of stuff.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I'd like to think I'm a creative person. My writing and films have
been generally well received. Occasionally someone has told me my
work made a difference in their lives in some small way. That
always makes me feel good.
Making people laugh. Listening. A lot of people have come to me for
advice when times are tough--even those who don't know me very
well. I always try to help. I think that's important. Am I "really
good" at it? I don't know. Have a conversation with me and find
NEW RULE: I frequently embark on missions of great importance to
the human race. Tell me one skill I should be really good at when
the time comes to save the world. I, in turn, will tell you how to
escape from one of the many dangerous situations I have encountered
in my travels.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I can be quiet initially. What you see here in writing usually
takes a couple of times meeting me in person to experience. Once I
open up, I tend to be verbose and have long conversations with
people about what they do and what drives them. What can I say? I'm
a writer. I like hearing people's stories.
NEW RULE: Wild card! Make up a rule and send it in a message. Be
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
This is probably not the best question to start answering at three
thirty in the morning. I have a hard time narrowing down things
into favorites lists. I enjoy a large variety of movies and music
for a variety of reasons.
When it comes to films, I love Science Fiction. Seeing Star Wars as
a kid was what got me into movie making in the first place. Star
Trek was right there with it. And then, of course, the usual
suspects: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third
Kind, E.T., A.I., Children of Men, District 9, Moon, The Fountain,
Blade Runner (for the cinematography), etc.
I also love older movies: Citizen Kane, Casablanca, Grapes of
Wrath, Twelve Angry Men, Double Indemnity, Bringing Up Baby, His
Girl Friday, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, It's A Wonderful Life,
The Court Jester, North by Northwest, The 39 Steps...the list goes
Basically, I like anything that's done well--action, comedy, drama,
musicals, westerns. I have at least a few favorites from every
The same principal applies for music. If something can make me tap
my feet or move me emotionally, I'll probably like it regardless of
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
THE JOKE ANSWERS
How best to sweep you off your feet. (Metaphorically. Because I
learned early on if you actually sweep a woman off her feet she
gets really pissed. On the plus side, it can get you into the Cobra
What the male equivalent of the pouted lips profile picture
Why I am awake at three or four or five in the morning when there
is no work.
My burning desire to be Hugh Jackman when I grow up.
THE REAL ANSWERS
How to better myself.
How to better the world around me.
How technology effects our interactions with each other. (This has
always fascinated me and doubly so here at OKC.)
What my next movie is and how it can help me with the first two
things on this list.
The futility of my burning desire to be Hugh Jackman when I grow
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
It depends on what I feel like doing and who I'm with. I like going
out to the movies. I've recently been trying to expand my tastes
and discovering interesting new places to eat. (Perhaps you have
some suggestions?) Sometimes I go out to bars, where I make sure
none of my buddies find themselves on the floor and usually find at
least one interesting person to talk to. Sometimes I'm working a
fourteen hour day. Sometimes I just like to sit at home and blow up
aliens with a crack team of government commandos before my
inability to navigate global politics causes the X-COM project to
collapse under its own weight. If you get that reference, well
done. Here is a ring to speed things along. If not, you'll learn.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm part of a super secret agency that protects the world from all
kinds of terrible things you can't even comprehend. If I told you
about it I would have to kill you. However, recently declassified
information has revealed I once defeated fifty ninjas in hand to
hand combat. While I was asleep. With one hand tied behind my back.
See for yourself. It's filed under "Operation Normal Tuesday."
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Anything you see above has interested you or made you laugh. I find
it's much easier to interact with people in conversation than by
answering lengthy questionnaires, so let's talk! You'll get all the
quips with a one hundred percent increase in interactivity.
I feel it's both polite and productive to talk with just about
anyone who writes, but it's difficult to come up with something
witty to say off of one sentence. At least give me enough material
for a ninja joke and we'll hit it right off.
NEW RULE: Everyone's bored of getting asked what they did with
their weekend, right? Let's mix it up. For as long as it amuses me,
when somebody messages me with a question, I will answer it and
then impart tales of the glorious victory that was your weekend.
Even if we don't click, you will be able to include "Killed
Godzilla with my bare hands and cured cancer before breakfast." in
your "typical Friday night" section. And it will be true, because
we put it on the internet! The internet never lies!
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