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narrativedriven

32 M Portland, OR

I’m looking for

  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–40
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating

My Details

Last Online
Sep 14
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Average
Diet
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Libra
Education
Graduated from university
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t want kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English, Spanish (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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Equal parts film maker and tech geek, my interests tend to do a good job of straddling both the left and right hemispheres of my brain. I generally don't see creativity and logic as separable things.

Currently I'm most interested in the idea of narrative and understanding the story structures within film and literature. This interest was a product of film making but has subsequently morphed into it's own thing.

Elsewise some of the things that interest me include electronica, jazz, independent film(obviously), finding new places to eat round town, cyberpunk novels, and meeting people with similar interests.

While I'd certainly be happy to find a relationship, if I'm contacting you on here my first interest is in getting to know you as a friend.
What I’m doing with my life
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I've been working in video for a little while now. While I'd prefer to have more free time to dedicate to more personal projects, I nevertheless love getting paid to do something creative. It's not exactly what I expected to do with my economics degree, but it's what might get labeled as a happy surprise.

I still make short films on the side and am slowly working on a feature though it's probably a ways off from production. A recent promotion has lead to me beginning to explore Portland's excellent music scene.
The first things people usually notice about me
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I'm rather sociable at first, but I become very shy and introverted once I get to know someone.

Actually, while I can be an extrovert when needed, I would prefer the company of an introvert with whom I have common interests to the company of an extrovert with whom I don't.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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With complete disregard for medium or genre: Trainspotting, Cowboy-Bebop, Wind-Up Girl, On the Waterfront, Candide, Do the Right Thing, Preacher, Spaced, anything by Jim Jarmusch or Sam Fuller, Altered Carbons, Box of Moonlight, Ronin, Trans-metropolitan, Dramatica, Screenplay(Syd Field), Pi,Waiting for Godot, Straight to Hell (Alex Cox), The Wire, and Ghost World.

Favorite food is Indian but that's hard to find in Portland. Favorite place in town is currently Pambiche.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1) Urban Living
2) My Video Camera
3) Films with Jean Reno
4) The Laurelhurst
5) Coffee
6) My Quad Ruled Notebook
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The morality of using Lorem Ipsum to get my profile word count up to 1,000 so I can see what happens.

I also often find myself drawing out different illustrations of a narrative structure whenever I get bored and have paper nearby. I don't know how much extra insight it gives me but it's a decent a way as any to kill time.

I wonder if gender is incorrectly correlated with sex(m/f) due to acculturation and a if a bunch of incongruencies wouldn't fall into place if we didn't assume that male-sexed/female-sexed has anything to do with masculine/feminine.

I think a lot about ways to create a viable independent film production and distribution system here in Portland. I'm convinced the production angle is fine but distribution is still mostly sitting back in 1994. The technology to get people films over the internet exists, but the ability to match/connect people reliably with what they're looking for does not. The print based critic has got to be replaced with something more dynamic, but what exactly is harder to pin down. Once someone does though, we'll see a shift in film making which could rival or even pass the Golden Age of 70's cinema. Way less Transformers, way more Alphaville.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Kicking myself for not picking up the Merc on Wednesday so I could plan ahead like I promised myself I would last Friday night. Uhm, who's playing at Holocene?
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm currently making it my mission in life to never compose a sentence containing an "if" which does not subsequently have a corresponding and explicit "then". Feel free to point out any and all instances of me violating this rule on my profile.

The fact that no one (including myself) includes an "else" in their sentences probably says something significant about the way human think and deal with probabilistic outcomes.

Also, when asked personal questions I tend to dive into theory in order to get around giving a proper answer.
You should message me if
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You're looking for someone to head out and catch a film/live music with then follow it up with a conversation over a coffee or a pint. From my other writings you've probably got a good idea as to whether we've got things to talk about. I'm looking for friends first, if something else happens then great, but finding good friends is just as important to me.