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matthew_J_W

29 M Oakland, CA

My Details

Last Online
May 22
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Height
6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body Type
Thin
Diet
Smokes
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Other
Sign
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English

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My self-summary
Hello kind reader, I'd like to think I'm a friendly combination of traits; A playfully cynical hippy-hypocrite who watches the world with wide eyes, smiles a lot and on occasion hides in caverns, stalagmited by doubt. I have a pretty acerbic sense of humour and enjoy standing at a slight angle to this ridiculous culture.
What I’m doing with my life
Um
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).
Um
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.
Um
In the past year or two I've:
-illustrated a series of children's books for eccentric Californians
-tutored teenagers
-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
Um
Between me and you kind reader, I've no idea what I'm doing.
I’m really good at
-Staring at trees
-Staring at tall buildings
-Playing devil's advocate
-Playing rock paper scissors
-Thinking systemically
-Thinking I can play piano
-Jumping up and falling down levels of self awareness
-Jumping
The first things people usually notice about me
-I look a tiny bit like a lost child.
-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
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
Non-fiction:
Godel Escher Bach, Brainstorms, Ishmael, The Gutenberg galaxy, Silent Spring, The World Without Us.
Fiction:
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
The six things I could never do without
I'm a big fan of things that move and things that glow. I don't dislike buffalo. Partial to minimal techno. With soothing vibrations low
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Intentionality: What is voluntary and what is involuntary.
-Characters and stories
-Non-agricultural cultures
-Language games
-Games
-Touch
-Social/ecological justice
-Myself
-Ātman
-Others
-Anātman
-Whatever I'm looking at
-Bio-luminescent jellyfish (move/glow/are just generally fascinating)
On a typical Friday night I am
not that interested that it's friday night. I'm pretty happy trying any new thing. My dancing has been described as "Like an electric eel twitching in slow motion" - ball's in your court
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This question freaks me out
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 20–35
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating, casual sex
You should message me if
-You like unconventional, ambitious thinking that gets itself lost
-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