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silentellipsis

28 M Philadelphia, PA

My Details

Last Online
Yesterday – 6:11am
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
6′ 4″ (1.93m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Agnosticism
Sign
Cancer, but it doesn’t matter
Education
Graduated from law school
Job
Law
Income
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Mostly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Okay), Japanese (Okay)

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My self-summary
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I dance, I sing, I play, I think, and I make things. I also just finished law school and am spending the summer pretending to study for the bar while organizing a co-living service project in the city.

If you dance contra or blues you can probably skip the rest of my profile and just go to a nearby dance to encounter me (or better yet, let me know which dance you're going to). If you dance some other social dance style, invite me and I'll probably be willing to learn and/or bluff my way through it.

In other news:

I radiate a variant of the higgs boson that attracts bizarre events to me rather than massive objects.

I'm a feminist, of the manly variety. Honestly, I don't understand why this isn't just assumed by now. After all, we're living in the future.

I sometimes get randomly excited about trademark or copyright issues, especially when they manifest in the world around me.

I'm not a scientist, but science is important to me, as are its limits.

I often dance places instead of walking, especially within coffee or gelato shops.

I think everything one does deserves an epic soundtrack.

I've been known to disagree with the majority of people about things that seem obvious and uncontroversial, like whether or not we survive going to sleep.

I am INTP by nature, but in the last 5 years I've explored my secondary personality traits much more intensely. Now a test might register me ENTP or INTJ depending on my mood.

I'm actually more ignostic than agnostic, but that's not an option.

I am superciliously silly, a priori, and sorcerous.

Now in Japanese!
Na naaa na na na naa na naa na na katamari damacy...
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I spent this last summer working for a non-profit advocating for consumer-friendly tech policy. After taking the bar I would be totally down with doing that indefinitely, because I actually care about people's access to information and ability to be creative without getting sued.

It's still surprising to me that I ended up in law school, though. As an undergrad I studied philosophy and wrote papers on time travel. Then I became a software designer. I tutor academics, give music lessons, and organize and lead folk dances while in school. I'm also organizing a new service cooperative in the city. I can imagine any of these aspects of my life becoming dominant at some point in the future.

If none of these activities pan out, it's possible I'll go with my original plan to be Archmage of Earthsea.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Parallel parking. Since moving into the city this has become a necessity, but these days I can park my car in places that even I thought were physically impossible.

I go contra dancing every week, and I'm on the executive committee for the Princeton Country Dancers, which gives me an excuse to use phrases like "money musk" and "rapper swords" in a sentence. I also engage in blues dancing, ballroom dancing, and sometimes salsa and tango. I go to lindy hop dances fairly often and hope that people don't realize I'm faking it (usually it works).

I play piano (for which it turns out having big hands is useful), ukulele (for which having big hands just looks silly), guitar (his name is Ignacio), and larynx. Sometimes I also write songs (here's one: http://bryansuchenski.bandcamp.com/track/street-light).

I'm really good at games, both digital and non-digital. When I'm feeling productive I can also make them (here's one: http://www.silentellipsis.com/battlecastle/).

I can draw/paint/make stuff. I once co-wrote and edited a 75-minute amateur film. Joyce Carol Oates once said that a story I wrote exhibited a "masterful style" (but then she also said meaner things to me from time to time). I can fence, know how to wield a katana, and can kick above your head (unless you're really tall), though these skills are rarely called upon since no one seems to want to attack me.

I am not really good at navigation, however. When I walk out of a building, I tend to just walk in a totally random direction and don't stop to consider where I'm going until a few blocks later. If I have the chance to see a map, or I'm in a grid-based city, I'll be fine.

Now in Japanese!
いいえ、上手ではない。

Now in Rumi-ese!
I am almost as awake as Shams Tebriz.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
That I'm dancing. It's more noticeable if we're not at a dance venue. People also notice my height (which I often forget about myself), my willful hair, my nerdy t-shirts, and my adventurous demeanor.

Or maybe that I'm carrying a black ukulele around. Or a guitar. Or my roommate.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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a) Confessions of a Mask, On the Plurality of Worlds, A Wizard of Earthsea, The Two Towers, The Demolished Man, Shadowrun 3rd Edition Rulebook.

Also, modernist poetry and haiku (kawazu tobikomu...if you know what I mean).

b) Koyaanisqatsi, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Ran (or anything by Kurosawa, for that matter), Fallen Angels, Princess Mononoke, Ghost in the Shell, Pan's Labyrinth, The Life of Brian, Legend of Drunken Master, Ghostbusters.

Forewarning: I have an older sibling who is a film studies professor, so I'm acquainted with some disturbingly high-brow movies. That said, you can probably convince me to watch whatever.

c) Babylon 5, Arrested Development, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, Evangelion, The Daily Show/Colbert Report (I consider them one unit), Doctor Who (the David Tennant seasons), Game of Thrones, Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Unless they mean Broadway shows, in which case probably Spring Awakening and Phantom.

d) Billy Joel. Also Radiohead, Philip Glass, Peter Gabriel, Rachmaninoff, Death Cab for Cutie, Sigur Ros, Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, The Swell Season, The Decemberists, The Civil Wars, Beirut, Nobuo Uematsu, The Protomen, The Beatles, William Shatner, other stuff (these lists have a dangerous probability of getting unreadably long, so I'm trying to restrain myself).

e) I feel like I'm gradually becoming vegetarian. There isn't a powerful push behind it - I'm just happier when I eat more vegetables and less meat. More specifically, the important foods are: hummus, cheese, mushrooms, nuts (especially pecans, walnuts, and almonds), nut-butters, Singapore noodles, other kinds of noodles, chocolate, strawberry shortcake, onions, kale, spinach, roasted peppers, and any fruit except watermelon (I know it's weird, but it's one of the only foods I'm averse to). I do spicy.

As to drinks, I like many varieties of milk (almond/soy/cow), juice, and water. I really like water. I drink beer/cider/wine, but mostly on social occasions. I don't usually like soda (and hate diet sodas), but I make an exception for Virgil's Rootbeer, which I think includes angel's sweat as an ingredient.

f) Why is there no games section? I'm adding one: Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy (IV, VI, Tactics), Rock Band, The Elder Scrolls (Oblivion, Skyrim), Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri, Ascendancy, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Super Metroid, Shadow of the Colossus, Xenogears, Secret of Mana, Starcraft, Age of Empires (II & III), Megaman (2 particularly), Minecraft, League of Legends, Dark Souls, Puzzle Quest.

Non-digital games: Dungeons & Dragons (3.5), Shadowrun (3e), Magic: The Gathering, Nobilis, Waving Hands, Catan, Carcassonne, Dominion. I guess chess is cool, too.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Errant thoughts, movement, music, sleep, transformation and my eyes
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The best music to accompany a given activity, the nature of strategy, copyright law, implicit narratives, time travel, alternate universes, whatever the hell an economy is, ninja (it's already plural, as it happens), wizards, intellectual property, ninja wizards (alternatively, wizard ninja, which I guess is more concise by one letter), overpowered prestige classes, aesthetics, 3D printers, symbols, swords, dragons, flying stuff, lasers, "what the hell is the name of this song?", metaphysics, the value of humanity, pseudo-puns, and the void.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Sneaking into a restricted portion of the Roman forum behind a bunch of Italian archaeologists who were allowed to be there.

Admittedly, that only happened once, and I think it was on a Monday morning, but it is the type of thing I would do on a Friday night when the opportunity presents itself.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I am a lucid dreamer.

Also, I failed my written driver's permit test 6 times, because driver's ed never actually fit in my high school schedule, and I stubbornly refused to study for it. I passed my road test on the first try, though (and I promise I'm a good driver - the reason my car is so beat up is that I park it in Philadelphia).
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 18–32
  • Near me
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
It is written. And you want to get coffee at Chapterhouse Cafe.

As to the kind of person I'll respond to, these attributes help:
-You're cute. This can mean a huge range of things, so there's no particular appearance you need to aim for, as long as you rock it.
-You dance. This is not strictly necessary (I've met my share of awesome muggles), but is worth major bonus points.
-You're smart. This can mean bookish, intuitive, witty, logical, or cunning. If you can't think on your feet, then you have to sit or lie down all the time, and that can get old.
-You're confident. Say what you think. Disagree with me, especially if I'm wrong.
-You're kind of a nerd. Again, many flavors accepted, but if you would never contemplate watching a sci-fi show or playing a board game, I'll think you're too narrow.
-You can surprise me. If I could explain how to do this, it wouldn't be surprising anymore.

Other reasons to message me:
-You need me to help you with a transdimensional horse infestation
-You're the ghost of Akira Kurosawa
-You want to offer me a job where the word "awesome" appears in my title
-You make music
-You're a dragon
-You're affiliated with a nonprofit that wants to ally with mine and increase the power of your benevolent empire

I should note that I'm not looking for a specific type of relationship, because different people have different things to offer and I like to see things develop organically. If you identify strongly as monogamous or polyamorous (or anti-monogamous, or semi-amorous, or amphibious, or whatever) just say so and we'll see if it works.

Yes, I know this profile is long. That's to scare away people who don't like words.