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29 • M • Oakland, CA
- Last Online
- May 22
- 6′ 2″ (1.88m)
- Body Type
- Graduated from university
- Art / Music / Writing
- Relationship Status
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- Likes dogs and likes cats
I come from England. I talk fancy.
I'd like to contribute to a different cultural vision to the progress/growth/autonomy-from-nature story (but I wouldn't say I'm particularly living up to that).
As I type this, it is the evening before driving all my stuff up to Oakland from Irvine. Irvine is not where I wanted to live reader. I took a job, for various reasons themselves worthy of serious scrutiny, which I have just been fired from. A sit-for-11-hours-in-front-of-a-computer job. Strange.
In the past year or two I've:
-illustrated a series of children's books for eccentric Californians
-studied a maths degree
-programmed for an image-production company
-started designing a game
-stayed silent for 10 days
-felt connected to my environment, smiled at things and danced through days
-felt separate from it, glanced around and worried about my time
Between me and you kind reader, I've no idea what I'm doing.
-Staring at tall buildings
-Playing devil's advocate
-Playing rock paper scissors
-Thinking I can play piano
-Jumping up and falling down levels of self awareness
-I look around a lot. At birds or strange shapes or tall things or trees (tall, strange shaped things)
OK, in California it's probably my silly English accent
Godel Escher Bach, Brainstorms, Ishmael, The Gutenberg galaxy, Silent Spring, The World Without Us.
Interested in the spacialising (almost a word) of metaphors seen in Candide, the Anatomy of Melancholy or The Divine Comedy.
had a glorious time getting lost in Finnegans wake. Liked Drood.
Films: Meeks Cutoff, Old Joy, Primer, Schizopolis, Last Train Home - partial to concept films with one word-titles they repeatedly mention in the script: "Did he touch the Sphere?", "It was in the Mist", "WE'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF THIS CUBE!"...
Shows: Arrested Development, Xavier Renegade Angel, Six Feet Under, Brass Eye, I'm Alan Partridge, Archer.
I'm also currently somewhat in love with Simon Amstell.
Music: Om, The Mountain Goats, Portico Quartet, TV on the Radio, Le Loup, Radiohead, Murcof, Wes Montgomery, Eliott Smith, Gang gang dance, Tom Waits, Kanding Ray, Shpongle
listening to Alan Watts lectures sooths my mind
Food: Cook a mean rainbow trout surprise - the surprise is it's pretty good. Big Marmite fan. Like Camembert
-Characters and stories
-Whatever I'm looking at
-Bio-luminescent jellyfish (move/glow/are just generally fascinating)
- Girls who like guys
- Ages 20–35
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
-You aren't a super aspirational/consumer-capitalist type.
-You are listening to: http://youarelistening.to/
-You are full of play
-If you were up for a job in my (less than factual) impression of 1950's America, your prospective boss might say "you got big ideas kid"
-You have big ideas
-You have the inkling our culture may not be best expression of our species
-You'd like to meet a strange new person
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