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My self-summary
Currently seeing someone. So, seeking simply friends now.

An intuitive and intellectual guy, with equally fierce appreciation for a sense of humor and seriousness. I regularly indulge in the following: sarcasm, Indian food, microbrews, ancient forests, reading a book that you can't forget months later, skiing at high speeds, weekend trips to the coast and the mountains, biking, Powell's literary events, farmers' markets, DVD marathons, drooling over old houses, and pulling down at the climbing gym. I have aspirations to travel more, and my mind often does so without me.

Pleasantly anomalous, flagrantly trustworthy, allegedly silly, scantly aberrant, sufficiently nefarious, copiously driven, unduly principled, humbly imaginative, surreptitiously satyric, occasionally abstruse, haphazardly devious, tenuously intellectual, appallingly conscientious, irrevocably heavy metal.

"I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my shelf." -Robert Bloch


I am erudite, imaginative, and resolute
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a writer and artist, and pay the bills as a full-time graphic designer for an environmental nonprofit. I write speculative fiction (horror, dark fantasy and magical realism) toward being professionally published. I've sold and published a few stories, and self-published a few chapbooks. It may go without saying that I also enjoy reading — you know the word — voraciously.

My side projects include: editing a fiction magazine, painting, less often calligraphy and making fonts. At times, I distract myself with house repairs.

Pub trivia nights are a weekly activity for me, at least in the cold season. I play with a smarty team, and occasionally host the questions.

To extract my butt out of the computer chair and disengage the brain, I climb rocks and play ultimate (frisbee). In both sports I have more that a few years under my belt.

I enjoy the awesome wilderness of the Northwest and Cascades through rock climbing, skiing, camping, hiking, rafting, and biking.

My dog is smart and sweet. He likes the dogpark and car rides, especially to the coast. He is a pitbull, which you know is a sweet breed if you don't believe the hype.

Though I've had a profile on here for a few years, I am not a serial dater. Far from it.
I’m really good at
writing fiction, graphic design, rock climbing, ultimate, skiing, sarcasm, trivia night, remembering stuff, forgetting stuff, cooking jambalaya or gumbo, staying up late, daydreaming, playing with my nephew, taking responsibility, listening to woes, spending time alone, caring about my friends and loved ones
The first things people usually notice about me
I may appear quiet, occasionally scowling — but am admittedly one of those nice guys (curses!). I can talk a great amount if you hit the right topic and we both want to hear it. By my clothing choices, I seem to prefer dark colors.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books... Grendel, Imajica, Dune, The Stars My Destination, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, Sin City, Something Wicked This Way Comes, Invisible Cities, Neuromancer, Red Dragon, graphic novels .....authors..... Clive Barker, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Italo Calvino, Neil Gaiman, William Gibson, Gene Wolfe, Kurt Vonnegut, H.P. Lovecraft, Andrew Vachss, Edward Gorey, Frank Miller, E.E. Cummings, Anne Sexton

Movies... Aliens, Blade, City of Lost Children, Desperado, The Devil's Backbone, Die Hard, Donnie Darko, Drunken Master 2, Evil Dead 2, The Exorcist, The Game, Halloween, Hard Boiled, Heathers, Hedwig, Hero, The Iron Giant, Kung Fu Hustle, Lord of the Rings, Miller's Crossing, Monty Python, Network, Office Space, Old School, Out of Sight, Pan's Labyrinth, Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Pi, Pitch Black, The Professional, Re-Animator, Satyricon, Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Session 9, Se7en, Seven Samurai, Spirited Away, Usual Suspects, The Warriors, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Brothers Quay, Jean Cocteau

Music... Aphex Twin, Beastie Boys, Black Sabbath, Nick Cave, Coil, Leonard Cohen, Diamanda Galas, Fishbone, Front Line Assembly, Grieg, Jane's Addiction, Marilyn Manson, Metallica, Ministry, Misfits, Motorhead, My Life With Thrill Kill Kult, Nine Inch Nails, Pantera, Pixies, Public Enemy, Rage Against the Machine, Run DMC, Tchaikovsky, Tool, Tricky, Tom Waits, Sepultura, Skinny Puppy, Slayer, White Zombie ...industrial, indy, metal

Food... Thai, Indian, Ethiopian, fondue, sushi, local and organic, pizza, stout, scotch, Jagermeister, cookies, salty chips, cheese, cereal

TV... Millennium, Firefly, Deadwood, The Wire, X-Files, CSI, Monty Python, Six Feet Under, MI-5, Battlestar Galactica
Six things I could never do without
books, movies, quiet time, friends, sex, a big plate of spicy fries
I spend a lot of time thinking about
storytelling, sex, art (sometimes they blur...)

literature, design, typography, old books, the environment, antiques, good food, trivia

getting off this planet, what this place looked like 500 years ago

tattoos, piercings (not required)
leather, latex, kink (pluses in my book)
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends for sushi, Thai or Indian food, then to a movie or a show. Or we gather at someone's house, cooking dinner, hang out and drink wine or an obscure microbrew.

Or I'm at home engrossed in a book, or cuddling the dog and watching an old movie I can't believe I'd never seen (or a dumb guilty pleasure movie, or a DVD marathon of some TV show I missed last year cuz I hate commercials).

Maybe an excursion to rock climb, or camping in the Cascades, or out to the coast.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I know where the Holy Grail is, but I ain't sayin.
You should message me if
We share (un)commmon interests and values.

You are full of wit, creativity, dreams, vocabulary, common sense, lore, hutzpah, and experience.

You are genuine, artistic, liberal, ethical, intelligent, positive, affectionate, encouraging, loyal, considerate, quirky libranianesque, responsible, fun, funny, intellectual, well-read, odd, confident, wicked, open-minded, passionate, tasteful, active, geeky, libidinous, kinky, sassy, and an itty bit gritty.

You don't always wait for guys to ask you first.

You are NOT: bipolar, alcoholic, prissy, irresponsible, selfish, insecure, a nag, polyamorous, vanilla, or BBW.
The two of us