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34 Montreal, Quebec, CA Cis Man

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  • Ages 21–37
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Today – 6:11pm
6' 0" (1.83m)
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Doesn’t have kids
English, French
My self-summary
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Ok, well, first of all, I know my username is worrisome, but I promise I'll never subject you to my poetry, or any poetry whatever, unless you directly ask for it. I won't even bring it up. I am a proponent of explicit and enthusiastic consent in this context (and also in other contexts).

The only thing I want out of life is a complete sentence.

I am a translator. Sometimes I still think of myself as a student; likely a side-effect of my job. The main activity of translation is research, therefore I am always learning about various subjects, with varying depth and focus. Feels like I am constantly writing a paper, of which the subject keeps changing. I suppose I would have to say I'm also an aspiring writer and/or poet, If I have to, I guess, if you forced me to call things by their proper names. I have to say I am not terribly interested in calling them by their proper names; I'm more interested in literary translation, poetry slam, and writing stories. Calling it "aspiring writer" makes it sound like I would like to write but somehow don't. That's quite inaccurate.

I'm from New Brunswick. East coast, represent, etc.

I am full of hope for the future, ambition, and enthusiasm. It takes a lot to bring me down. However, I acknowledge I am also very cynical. I think a measure of it is necessary. Clearly, the world we've built is perched on the brink of the rain-slick precipice of darkness (to pilfer a great man's words).

I don't watch TV and I don't miss it. I'm a gamer, but don't tell anyone. I'm a skeptic, with a K.

I enjoy long walks in a farmers' market or the fancy cheese aisle. I am a beer snob, but luckily I live in the best city in the world for beer snobs. Cheers!
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Workin the nine-to-five (i.e. eroding my mind day by day and slowly turning grey; but at least I got a few poems out of it). Letting too much time slip by. Finding out different things about how I want to live my life and how differently I view the concept of "success" than other people (and most especially older generations).

Trying to counter the aforementioned mind-eroding by going out to shows or poetry slams as often as possible. Also performing in them. I think maybe it's working, but it's hard to tell when you're in the middle of something.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Holding my liquor. Public speaking. Possibly both at the same time.

Making bad decisions about websites.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Tall, lanky, scruffy, bearded, bespectacled... you get the picture.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm sure I don't have to mention that none of these lists are exhaustive. But I should mention a few things, I suppose.

Music: bands such as the Black Keys, The Evens, Nine Inch Nails, The Blood Brothers, Radiohead, Mother Mother, Melvins, Wilco, Refused, Cancer Bats, and Lake of Stew; performers such as Chad Van Gaalen, Tweaker, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, and (the young) Bob Dylan; classical composers which I will not go through here, but you're probably in the clear as long as it is not Wagner or Debussy, whom I despise. One of my favourite pieces is the prelude to Georges Bizet's "L'Arlésienne." These days I am spinning the hell outta Charles Bradley's CD.

Films: I have a strong bias against Hollywood, but they manage to put out something good every once in a while, despite their best efforts. You usually can't go wrong with Akira Kurosawa, Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, Sergio Leoni, Charlie Kaufman and/or Michel Gondry, Christopher Nolan, Wes Anderson, or the Cohen brothers. Also most anything with Edward Norton in it. And Audrey Hepburn!

Fiction: Saul Bellow, Mordecai Richler, Salman Rushdie, Henry Miller, Joseph Heller, Salinger (minus Teddy), Hemingway, Kerouac, Murakami, Soljenitsyne, Heather O'Neil, Martin Amis, Zola, Swift, Joey Comeau. I'm trying to do a thing, these days, where I read two books by women for every one by a man. Bring me all the Atwood and Munroe, please.
Non-Fiction: Christopher Hitchens, Ben Goldacre, James Randi, Klosterman, Greta Christina, P.Z. Myers, Rebecca Watson; by the way I am counting blogs.
Poetry: Saul Williams, Robert Frost, e.e. cummings, Marjolaine Beauchamp, Keats, Shelley, Milton, Plath.

Food: I like trying weird things and I cook a lot. I especially enjoy spicy foods; I may be addicted. I don't eat a lot of meat. If you were to offer me poutine, my resistance would be token and futile.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1. My books. Books in general.
2. Things to write on. And with.
3. Integrity.
4. Split infinitives.
5. Oxford commas.
6. Ignoring the rule about using "whom" instead of "who." (This rule is tautological; the position of "whom" as object is already made apparent by syntax!)
7. Ending sentences with prepositions. What? Not allowed? What are you talking about? I've never heard that before! What else would I end a sentence with?
8. Ignoring most rules; like the ones about list lengths.

Sorry; I know those grammar rules are a silly thing to add here, but I can't think of anything else. I could probably live naked in a cave, and be perfectly happy as long as it included a lot of books and writing implements.

If I were a cave-dwelling hermit I would have the best beard.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Stories I'm trying to figure out. Poverty. Privilege. Where ducks go in the winter. Love. Squalor. Pens.

Pens are important, all right?

When you think about it, the treatment for colds and for hangovers is basically the same.

The fact that dolphins have names. NAMES. They give themselves names and can remember other dolphins' names and call out to them.

Identity. Why we have it, how it's created, how it changes and why. And what good is it?

If you weigh 99 pounds, and you eat one pound of nachos, are you 1% nacho?

I bet The Avengers would have been way better if Hawkeye had been played by Whoopi Goldberg as Sister Mary Clarence. With a bow, obviously.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either running or drinking, I guess.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My celebrity crush is Susan Sontag.
You should message me if
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You would like to meet someone who will not complicate things. Someone independent, self-sufficient, affectionate, respectful, strangely free of baggage, who is happy by himself but has room for another, nonetheless.

You don't think vaccines cause autism, mercury poisoning, general unknown bad things, or only exist to enrich pharmaceutical companies or to exterminate minorities. I mean this is a pretty basic shibboleth if you think you want us to get together.

You are a proud feminist and pro-LGBTQ+ rights. Just generally aware of issues and into equality. Seriously, you will never be too outspoken, too political or too much of a feminist for me. Or, like, if you are Anita Sarkeesian, Amanda Marcotte, Rebecca Watson, or maybe a straight Eleanor Margolis, for instance.

You like tattoos, or at least you don't mind them. Maybe you have some. Maybe you know a good place where I can get some work done.