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myk5

47 M Ithaca, NY

My Details

Last Online
Mar 25
Orientation
Gay
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Rarely
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Buddhism, but not too serious about it
Sign
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Dropped out of university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
$20,000–$30,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Pets
Has cats
Speaks
English (Fluently)

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My self-summary
Okay, it's been like, forever since I've had a date, I had the long term relationship for over ten years - but that was over 2 years ago.

I got my ass kicked by the bad economy in NYC so ran to family with my tail between my legs in Schuyler County. I'd been meaning to move to Ithaca but could never quite get the funds to do it properly. I'm from NYC, meaning I never learned to drive. Ithaca is one of few places I can hold a job and have no car.

So I'm now in Ithaca the hard way, the farm I was staying in BURN DOWN! I lost my pet cat, my art supplies, my mac computer and more. But on the positive side, I'm now renting a room in Ithaca. I'm here now... and now it is September. I have the room at least until Dec, I have a regular part time job on the Ithaca Commons. I now have a wacom tablet, scanner and printer, all very cheap from the Ithaca Re-Use center at Triphammer mall. New Ithacat comic is getting done.

AIM nick is : mykrcooke

About my personality, I'm a geek. Interested in Art, writing, computers, comics and games. I actually write and draw my own comics , check 'em out at http://kitschcore.com. I'm also interested in mysterious things occult and personal development and so forth.

Umm, what else? Politically I'm left enough to maybe look a little right wing? A little bit socialist, a little bit libertarian - some test here pigeonholed me as a 'strong democrat' whatever that is.

Spiritually my practice is a personal variation on Chaos magic and I find wisdom and possibility in Zen Buddhism. I was raised by Atheistic parents. Zen Buddhism is to me almost a form of spiritual Atheism (Buddha just so happens to have discovered something and to have set an example - a far cry from omnipotence). The Chaos magic is like a free form freestyle approach to the occult - it does work. But so too does prayer. Neither stands up to challenge much, no good way to prove a result is not a coincidence (especially when a principle I work with is that coincidence could be more rule than exception).

I was born and raised in NYC, I attended Staten Island Academy, PS41, IS70 and Stuyvesant HS. I attended the Joe Kubert School of Cartooning and Graphic Art, and also have enough college credits from Tompkions Cortland Community College to almost have an Associates in Liberal arts or something.

I am Smart, Artistic, and Sardonic
What I’m doing with my life
I'm hunting for a job to pay rent and keep me in food. Long term plan is to start a silkscreen business to sell my own shirts - won't take too much capital, I can save it or maybe score a micro loan.

I still may be looking for a way to formalize Zen training, it helps me improve my art, among other things. I think there's something at Cornell open to the public Zen related.

Spent a time doing sales 'cause it's hard to get work as an experienced graphic artist when the market is flooded with recent art school graduates willing to work for bottom dollar. What I learned doing that? I developed a capacity for extroversion as it's a job requirement for that sort of thing. I've also learned I'm not obsessed with money enough to not care about anything else, another almost job requirement. If you have no soul, sales can make you mad money. Not that I walked away without getting some very useful life skills.

Yeah, the t-shirt factory fired my ass, 'cause the economy tanked and website orders that came in didn't quite cover my salary.

-Wish me luck. Son of an Artist for a Mom and a Database programmer for a Dad. I currently got a spike of interest in hacking/computer security, but still working on better html/css/javascript skills. I was upset the new html5 threatens flash, but now I have no mac and no Flash software to work with....

I've been sober for about three years now, I do miss pot and imagine I may find a way to indulge again.

Pot need not screw with playing with intentionality and self hypnosis.

I've not been exactly drug free, I've been getting into alternative health stuff, the bleeding edge of which could constitute 'drug'. I'm not counting the specific amino acids or the choline, but the aniracetam (piracetam and oxiracetam too) is definitely a drug (though the opposite of pot in that it helps me think clearly, retain memories and may be an alzheimers preventative). Omega fatty acids are also possible anti-alzheimers components, so I supplement with that too.

Speaking of Alzheimers, it's what my Dad is suffering from. In Ithaca I'll be able to visit him more regularly at the nursing home he's at. He's really gone, doesn't know who I am and could crawl into a ball on his bed and die if nurses didn't get him out of bed and feed him and stuff. This is a man that lived his life wielding his sharp intellect like a weapon, working thru a neurosis to be better, smarter and more interesting than anyone else in the room. So this result is especially tragic.
I’m really good at
I'm a Great artist (fuck false modesty), I write an interesting story. I admit it, I was getting fat on the farm - Now I'm in Ithaca I'm going to be walking, skating or biking everywhere, and i'm doing the vegetarian thing (milk and eggs for complete proteins, so not vegan)

I'm a good cook, not a professional cook (I improvise a lot and enjoy the challenge of cooking for restricted diets - tho I eat almost everything).

I'm a comicbook art geek, I know entirely too much about creating comics, all kinds of obscure cartooning know how. Why kolinsky brushes are better, why brush ink should be left open to evaporate and get thick, how to use rubber cement for liquid mask, how acrylic paints are so very cool and flexible -to through 'guru' expertise with all things Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

I'm a web designer and keeping up on that technology (with a Linux, Apache, Mysql and PHP bias) is a hobby.
The first things people usually notice about me
I used to get hit on randomly by men into bubble butts attached to someone masculine. On a date folks notice how short 5'4" really is, and that I'm a smart ass. But it's been a while - I mean isolated on the farm who's going to appreciate my ass, the Bull?

Every body type has its fans, and my stocky body and Irish face is extremely compelling, but to a minority of men (I'm gay, so I'm not sensitive to women interested in me). If I'm what you're into, I'm a perfect '10'. I have been told as much. And if you don't agree, so much for your taste in men - ha!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite book authors include, Michael Moorcock, Yukio Mishima, Neil Gaimon, DT Suzuki, Phil Hine....

If you are curious about chaos magic I direct you to google 'pop magic' by Grant Morrison, and 'Phil Hine - who has a good many e-books free for download.

Music - I like Metal, Punk, Industrial, "alternative", 'grunge', Ska, Reggae, Speed Metal, dance music, Dance metal, R&B..etc.

I enjoy food. The diet I'm on now has shifted some, more vegetarian (seitan rather than tofu) food, more legumes, more dairy. I should be gaining weight even, with all the dairy, but I seem to be stuck at a 180 lbs that some days seems fit and other days feels flabby.

I do enjoy vegetarian and vegan foods and know how to cook them well. Which is good 'cause I'm doing a low fat high protein vegetarian diet. Intent is to join a gym and get musclebound on a vegetarian diet. I can do it, if I just lost bodyfat I'd look pretty buff.
The six things I could never do without
This is what I wrote originally: "My computer is many things, certainly more than 6. I would be loathe to do without the Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe GoLive (still using CS suite), Firefox, Mail, Itunes on my OSX box."

And now I have lost my Mac and all the software I loved with it.

Buddha was onto something - attachment is the source of suffering. Fortunately I've enough insight to not be in suffering mode.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Sex, I'm male and with enough testosterone to prove catalyst for male pattern balding. I'm like horny a lot of the time.

Reality Hacking. computer games have me looking for hacks and cheats to real life. Ha!

On this farm I'm getting to know something about livestock and gardening. God I gotta get out of here - I want to eat the good food, not think of it like a pet!
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm in Ithaca, new place, not found a job yet - so my typical friday is a work in progress. Any suggestions on what to do in Ithaca?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I enjoy cartoons, that's kinda humiliating. There's that masochism sex kink too.
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like guys
  • Ages 18–48
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
If you're a comic creator contact me - open to collaborate.

If you're intrigued for any other reason, contact me. I need new friends. I need a lover too.

If you want to make an application as a possible lover, I am in the market. I'm a faithful monogamous slut, what more could you ask for? A brain? I have that too! And I will get a car! really. I get it, it's a necessity.