I encourage you to take me seriously.
Yeah, my profile is long. You don't have to read it. Honestly, I'd rather you didn't. You could just do like me and skip right to the pictures. I wrote this almost a year ago, and haven't read it since. I am not even entirely sure what it says. I'm sure its awesome though because people either write to tell me how much they liked it, or to tell me that I'm an asshole.
Most of this is me rambling on and on...There are very few, if any lists or 'getting to know me' style facts. If you want that kind of shit, check out my questions section, where I do a good bit more rambling, except perhaps with a bit more direction. We can do the small talk over crepes, crumpets & coffee.
Let's size me up.
I'm interested in everything.
I like to play instruments, make paintings, vague approximations, and other stuff.
I become enamored with beautiful new things, concepts and people everyday. My interests start out as brief infatuations, and then subside into minor passions after they have run their course, and stay that way forever. Some stick around longer than others.
I used to have a very concrete sense of self until I realized that it was a rather stifling way to be. Now I find happiness in the idea that I am whoever and whatever I would like to be at any given moment.
I view the world as my stage as well as my secret laboratory and consider everyone on earth a good friend of mine.
It's all just a bunch of pretty pictures and poetry, really.
Some things I find more fascinating than others are Fable, Allegory, Mythology, Group Theory, Doublespeak, Mentalism, Illusion, Psychology, Austrian Economics, Behavioral and Cognitive Science, Social Dynamics, Neuro-Linguistic Programing, Hypnosis, Vector Illustration, Line Art, Screen Printing, Sacred Geometry, Name Dropping, Puzzles, Riddles, Bits & Pieces.
I'm old school and postmodern.
I take it in stride, with a grain of salt.
I like idioms, cliches, literary allusions, dry humor, black comedy, open ended questions, one liners, and long winded flowery rhetoric.
I wouldn't call myself "laid back". I'm probably a bit much for you. So it goes. I'm not for everybody. I am not shy. When people used to talk about stage fright in elementary school plays, I remember the concept making no sense to me. A lot of things people do don't make sense to me.
I like to carry on and entertain people. However do want someone who will make me laugh and keep my attention as well.
I am a visual artist. I like people. Especially beautiful women. Everything is beautiful. Beauty is interesting. My type is a bit absurd but in a good way.
It has been said that I am quite sweet.
We should probably have a teaparty.
I like the old headline making thing this site used to have, where you have to use three words to describe yourself mine were Lavish, Squalor, and Kitsch, and i think that still applies. Except now that I'm a bit older and more financially ..umm....stable (i.e. balling out of control) there's not quite as much squalor. I used to have a pretty bohemian lifestyle, now i just fill the hole in my soul with stupid material things i don't need....i used to think money didn't mean shit, sleeping on peoples floors and trading artwork for pizza, now in some ways I'm practically a yuppie. So it goes.
Anyways...I digress...did i mention I'm rich? I don't feel like there's anything wrong with saying that. And since this is a dating site and all...its probably worth mentioning. Well, i guess 'rich' is a pretty relative term...since there are people out there with retarded money. I probably have more 'freedom' than them though.
The two most important things on earth are your time and personal freedom. The freedom to spend your time the way you want, and the freedom to live by your own standards. The really rich people i know don't have much of either of these. I'm talking about self-made rich people here, not trust-funders or that kind of thing.
I don't see any contradiction whatsoever with being an artist and wanting to make money, both at the same time. These are not opposing concepts. What was it Warhol said...something like "Being good in business is the most fascinating kind of art."
And even if it was a contradiction, I think its perfectly okay to embody plenty of contradictions. If you don't then you're probably not a very complex character. I guess I'm pretty complex, and I'm also very simple...see. I could go on and on. That's a whole different topic though.
I think to stay sane as an artist, you've got to have some kind of activity in your life with a tangible payoff. To be a full time artist is to force yourself to spend huge amounts of time in a state of emotional turmoil, self-(over)examination, and for the most part, solitude. Self-actualization and reflection is great, but there is a point where it's like...alright, enough already, i fucking get it.
This is probably the underlying explanation for my strange blend of narcissism and self-deprecation. I'd point that out as another contradiction, but i think you get the point.
Do I really need to use callback humor in my OKC profile? Next thing you know, Ill be quoting myself in third person—start narrating from multiple perspectives like this was Ulysses n' shit.
Jesus, did this profile really need a fucking James Joyce reference? Probably. Am I really that pretentious a hipster. Perhaps. As it would occur, I do wear black, wear sunglasses from the time i wake up until well into the evening, drink coffee all day, and occasionally namedrop Shakespearean characters as if they're friends of mine. Sometimes I can't figure out if I'm a satire of myself or not.
Now please, do you mind if i just get back to my original point about economics or something...
I used to spend a month or two holed up in my studio painting— working constantly, only to look around at scattered canvases that have been worked, and overworked and painted over, and then over again...and the shit-storm of paint and debris everywhere and think, "wow, i've been working really hard, and have practically nothing of value to show for it."
You do need the typical economic system that the rest of the world participates in, where you do something, and get an expected something in return. So I turned to business, and being kind of an extremist, It turns out I'm pretty good at it.
Art is, and will always be completely subjective. For instance, take two of my favorite artists, both undeniably fire-breathing geniuses of epic proportion- Marcel Duchamp and Rene Margritte.
Margritte painted thought provoking and iconic juxtapositions, and Duchamp brought a toilet to the gallery, didn't even sign it, and said "here's some art, you simpletons. Sit on this and spin"...that's not a direct quote or anything, but people interpreted it like that i imagine.
And if we're harping on specifics here, it was a urinal, not a toilet, so you wouldn't want to, and probably aren't allowed to actually sit on it and/or spin. I said toilet instead of urinal because I hate following a vowel sound with another vowel sound. Just about every other language decided long ago that you should throw something in the middle there.
I care about things like oration, diction, annunciation, and i love me some alliteration. I also love wacky dialects like ebonics, redneck-talk, and the way cajuns talk.
You know, I am just going to stop now and do something more productive, i just realized that I went to make one simple correction on my page here and ended up going off on a goddamned diatribe.
Maybe you notice, but im not one of those guys who says three sentences and follows with "OMG, sorry for ranting and raving".
Half the time when i start doing something, i just cant stop. Its a gift and a curse.
(This is where I stop talking about myself and just go about
Besides, i hate how so many women on here say so little about themselves on their profile. If you read this far, you probably know more about me than you know about most people you know. The whole purpose of these profiles is to give potential dates something to riff on, to start a conversation....otherwise, they have little choice but to comment on your looks, which you hate, because you interpret it as a creepy sexual advance—and think to yourself "hrmph! all guys on here are douchebags and creepers."
So, if I message you, and you didn't give me anything on your profile to work with, then YES, i am messaging you because I think you are hot and probably for no other reason. That doesn't mean I'm at fault. It means I am giving you the benefit of the doubt. Surprise me.
Obviously I'm not talking about YOU though, since you're about 743 paragraphs deep here, proving both that you can read, and that you identify with my bizarre personality enough to have read this far. So we are really just having a laugh at their expense...and I'd like to interject here to commend you on your good taste. Now, back to making fun of idiots in order to make a point about something-or-other…
Oh but first, here's an important piece of psycho-anthropology: finding a common enemy is always better than liking the same thing when it comes to forming any kind of relationship etc...ponder that for a sec...its true....Oh, you like Bjork and Modest Mouse too? that's nice...Oh, you hate XY&Z, me too! instant alliance...so when i say put stuff on your profile for a guy to make conversation about, i am not talking about a list of indie bands and the obligatory 'cool kid' films.
Once upon a time, i could fall in love with a girl if she liked the right music, I'm not 15 anymore. This girl I'm kinda-sorta-maybe seeing now (was) has completely shit taste in music and hasn't read every single Chuck Palahniuck novel, and it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Nor do I feel the need to force these things upon her. It's about energy and essence man...get with it...
(but Travis, your profile is littered with pompous references. Perhaps, but I do it with style—and besides just because I'm a hypocrite doesn't mean my point isn't valid.)
Seriously, if you think you can put 8 pictures of you doing the duckface, rocking some cleavage or whatever, and write "I'm a fun loving girl who lives life to the fullest and tee hee hee, I'm looking for mr. right,, LOL ...shoes" as your profile and are going to get actual interesting messages, you are going about the mating ritual in the wrong way. This works beautifully at a nightclub, but not on the internet. Put something on your page that's not vague as fuck so a guy can comment on something other than your tits.
And seriously, if you're that boring, they had better spectacular.
Now that the internet is mainstream, and since the ultimate point is to create some kind of relationship with someone...how about putting a little thought into it?
And stop overusing the word douchebag...and Creep.
"Creep" is about the worst thing you can call a guy....that would be like if i went around just casually calling women "cunts".
Also I'd like to add, since I realize that I have gotten into some topics that may be considered "deep" or "heavy" (over the aforementioned duckface's head) I'd like to make it clear that I also like to get drunk and make out, or lounge around and be completely non-productive and lame. And I will totally make out with a duckface girl. Don't get me wrong, duckface, We can have a drink and I can dumb it down for you, and it will be fun. It probably won't go much further than that, but I'm never too busy for a good time.
Luxury, comfort and chillaxin' is serious business as far as I'm concerned. I'm a big fan of picking a show at random on Netflix and doing a marathon through every season in one or two sittings.
I tried to stop writing an hour ago….ugh….okay, I'm finished.
Seriously, if you've read this far, you might as well just go out on a date with me.