BrickToy
35 Coppell, United States
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My self-summary
My profile may one day benefit from not resembling a Russian novel. If only I knew how to do that.

I grew up around here, but had a lot of life experience becoming a new incarnation of myself in NYC for 6 years. Turns out a lot of cities are pricy.
What I’m doing with my life
Artsy stuff. I have a huge, long-term project, and even if I can't perfectly hit every "deadline" it's still very usable for the future. Thing is, I still have some fundamentals to master if the *story* is to be properly illustrated. If i can't draw it, I can't present the plot and stuff.

I recently started learning how to bet on horse racing from my gambling prodigy uncle and whatever other sources I study on the matter. It's quite thrilling, and I'm slowly and carefully learning how to make increasingly large profits from it.

Trying to come up with a podcast.

Learning Japanese/Swedish.
I’m really good at
Critical thinking, which should be a core requirement in all schooling.

Writing.

Impressions/dialects.

Acting. I'm much better for screen/voice acting than stage, but I have done some stage work, which is like a career military vet saying he's done some Vietnam work.

Remembering things in detail indefinitely. I once remembered an instrumental for over 20 years, and was finally able to identify it just by humming the main melody into a website so a person could identify it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I look like Billy Bob Thornton.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(A) Fantasy, science fiction, Humor-driven books, history, crime thrillers, but really, as with any medium, I seek out whatever I expect to relate to, such as:

Anything on mythology/paganism/heathenism. I'm just into the stories/imagery.

Crime fiction, Philip K. Dick, world history, nything about lucid dreaming, comics, manga, books on art, true crime(mostly about the mob.

(B) Many. Here are just a few examples:

Comedy
Sci-fi
Various indie
Fantasy
Crime drama
Other dramas

Movies/TV are very different from music for me because I find that there's still plenty of great material on mainstream TV and even in Hollywood sometimes. You don't have to dig nearly as deep underground to find good stuff in these fields as you do in music, though thanks to the web that's far less of an issue than it once was.

(C)
Shows I'm really into include:

Vice Principals, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, South Park, Moonbeam City, Rick and Morty, Bojack Horseman, Red Dwarf, SNL(which has recently regained some of its long-absent spirit,) Rake, Fargo, Silicon Valley, Cheers, True Detective, Banshee, Kaiji, Blake's 7, Lexx, Farscape, Monster, One Piece, Freaks and Geeks, Skins, An Idiot Abroad, True Blood, Twin Peaks, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Justified, Community, Orange is the New Black, Trailer Park Boys, Luther, Pushing Daisies, Weeds, Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes saga, Doctor Who(in the original run and this one, especially when Russell T. Davies doesn't write the episode,) Fringe, The Drunken Peasants Podcast, ...and Miami FUCKING Vice. Best show Giancarlo Esposito's ever been in. Yep. I said it.

(D)

Indie rock
Power Pop
Alternative rock
Trance
Techno
House
Italo-disco
Electronic in general
Post-punk
Neo-folk
Goth-rock
Industrial
Metal
Darkwave
1980s pop, indie rock and electronic(I am the biggest '80s fan you'll meet, and music is only the beginning here.)

(E) I'm pescetarian. Not very picky about food, but some's better than others, and I like most things originating from the Far East or Europe that are within my dietary restrictions. Speaking of food, I also have a strong urge to see Anthony Bourdain pummeled into humility. That'd take a lot.
The six things I could never do without
The knowledge that there are some people that share my desire to defend free expression in whatever way--and have reasonable ideas of how to go about doing so.

My sense of humor. I'm fairly clownish, in a non-juggalo kind of way.

Art--including any form--music/movies/TV shows/books/comics/stand-up comedy. I'll also include creating art here as a need.

Non-internet social interaction. Do you miss the days when there was more of that as much as I do?

Other parts of the world/country to take interest in and travel to.

Lucid dreaming is too badass for words.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Aesthetic/the arts

How to lead a more active lifestyle

The 80s, of which I am a lifelong non-ironic fan.

How to be increasingly non-dogmatic

Jokes

What Would Loki Do?(Not the Marvel version, though I love Marvel quite a bit)
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing it by ear. Rigid schedules aren't my style.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to actually think the Police Academy movies were funny back when I was nine years old. That's old enough to know better.

I don't post every random fact about myself on here, but you can ask me anything. I'm extremely open, and unashamed of almost anything someone could ask me about. The first paragraph in this section is a rare exception.

I'm all for making progress in life, but have no respect whatsoever for age roles, such as doing/not doing something at age X simply because "that's what people do." If you disagree, you'll hate me almost as much as I hate Pat Sajak.
You should message me if
You feel that we share enough interests.

You can politely and accurately explain to me what's so great about Mad Men besides the sets and costumes(I've had this line in here for 3+ years and have received about one answer--but it agreed with me, and gave some insight into other reasons people inexplicably obsess over it.)

If you're just looking for friends, that's peachy as well.

You don't have to be an atheist, but you have to be atheist-friendly. Agnostics are also atheists, though this is such a common misconception I don't get too riled up if people have it. If you think morality needs a god/religion, that's a major roadblock.

Oh, and please don't be an advocate of the ideas of Ayn Rand, Rand Paul, or Paul Ryan. I'd take Nixon over those clowns 8 days a week.
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