Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
*Note: I'll be relocating to China for the better part of a year
starting Nov. 10th, so
that kind of rules out anything long term*
I'm essentially a starving artist without much to show for all the
starving. In terms of politics I veer pretty hard to the left but
my passions typically only manifest themselves in drunken rambles
directed at strangers outside of bars. I'm a huge bookworm and if I
were living in a different era and could force myself to believe in
God I would probably be poring over manuscripts in a monastery.
Most people would consider me to be an introvert but that's not a
characterization I would fully agree with.
Truth be told it seems that my social circle is shrinking rapidly
as friends are getting married/having kids/subsequently dropping
off the face of the earth. I have serious doubts about this
websites capacity for matchmaking, but I'm getting sick of bars and
I suppose this can be a good way to meet new like minded people.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I initially studied studio art and I still enjoy drawing and
painting from time to time although I wouldn't consider myself to
be "really good" at it. I love to read and I can slog through dry,
impenetrable nonfiction books that would put most people to sleep.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I've been compared looks wise to both Eli Manning and Michael
Phelps. I don't know if that's a compliment or not, seeing how
those guys look like lumpy headed gangley mutants.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books- I could go on and on about this. In no particular order
, Thomas Bernhard
, John LeCarre
, Alexander Solzhenitsyn
, Malcolm Lowry
, Marguerite Yourcenar
, Michel Houellebecq
, Thomas Pynchon
, Italo Calvino
, Cormac McCarthy
, Andre Malraux
, Haruki Murakami
, Henry Miller
, Louis Ferdinand Celine
, Edward Limonov
, Yukio Mishima
Lately I've developed more of an appreciation for poetry,
especially from the romantic era and WWI British poets like Wilfred
Owen and Charles Sorley. I also love non fiction, comics and
graphic novels, and trashy sci-fi paperbacks. All of this is the
reason I'm going to be more or less unemployable for the rest of my
TV-Veep, The Americans, Rake, The Kids in the Hall, True Detective,
Nathan Barley, Archer, MST3K, The Whitest Kids U' Know, Peep Show,
Trailer Park Boys, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Portlandia,
Music- I don't keep up with the bleep bloop computer noises that
the kids are into. Basically I have the musical taste of a 45 year
old dad who doesn't realize he isn't cool anymore: The Cure
, Pere Ubu
, Destroy All Monsters
, Camper van
, Stiff Little
, Fearless Iranians from
, Rites of Spring
, The Mountain
, Mission of Burma
, Patti Smith
, New Bomb Turks
, Reagan Youth
, Iggy Pop
, Bad Brains
, The Doors
, The Clash
, The Fall
, Alex Chilton
, Joy Division
, The Stranglers
, Bob Dylan
, Tom Waits
, Gang of Four
, The Stooges
, Kate Bush
, Neil Young
Not gonna list movies because really, what insights could anyone
glean from knowing that I've watched The Road Warrior and David
Lynch's Dune 500 times each.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The impermanence of existence, my plans and goals, things that I
imagine most people spend a good deal of time thinking about.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At one of Troy's fine drinking establishments talking about Irish
history with weird old barflys or getting beat up by dudes with
chinstrap beards and TapouT tshirts.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I was briefly in a ska band freshman year of high school.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
You're up for hanging out with weird dudes from the internet. Also
I've seen the kinds of messages women get, and that shit is frankly
terrifying, so I've made it my policy to avoid sending the initial
message in most cases, sorry.
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