Sodapocket
32Portland, United States
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My self-summary
Potential dealbreaker:
I'm a white guy with dreadlocks (not by design, it just sorta happened). I'm happy to explain my reasoning for keeping them, but I know there's lots of folks who just plain aren't ok with dreads on white people, so I wanted to get that out or the way, maybe saving you time and/or disappointment.

Bucket list excerpt:
~Go to space
~Hop a Train
~Sail the Atlantic on a tall ship
~Backpack Europe
~See Bagger 293 in person
~Spend the night on a billboard

Favorite quotes:
~"I make myself rich by making my wants few." --Thoreau
~"If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we would find in each person's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility." --Longfellow
~"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete." --R. Buckminister Fuller
~"God damn it, you've got to be kind." --Vonnegut

I don't want to be rich; I don't want lots of money.
(But I care about clever, and I care about funny.)
Seriously, though, fuck wealth.
I've lived in a van for over four years, and have no immediate plans to change that. (Yes, it is, on occasion, down by a river...)
I like to subvert stereotypes.
I like using things in ways they're not meant to be used.
I'd rather learn how to do something than have someone else do it for me.
Most of my favorite clothes are in tatters. (What can I say? I like the look of frayed edges. Problem with clothes that are falling apart, though, is that they don't last too long, and patching them is like plugging a hole in a submarine with your thumb in an old Warner Brothers cartoon.)

If I haven't scared you away yet, we're off to a good start.

I like climbing things.
I like movement.
I like karaoke.
I love exploring.
I love adventures.
I love the intersection of artifice and nature. Overgrown concrete. Weed-choked train tracks. Shelled out buildings. The undersides of bridges. Urban ruins. That sort of thing.

I want to travel more than just about anything.

Looking for badass likeminded ladies with whom to share adventures, ideas, laughs, snuggles, and one hell of a good time.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently working as a freelance sound guy and occasionally DJing downtempo/chill-out music ( http://www.mixcloud.com/DaytripPDX/ ), as well as, on rare occasions, reveling in turn-of-the-millennium alt-rock anthems ( https://www.mixcloud.com/CaptainSodapocket/ ).

The dream is to travel the world on as little money as possible while doing something both intellectually and artistically stimulating, be it writing or text/image or music or audio recording projects or event production or I don't know what.

In general, I'm doing what I can to live a life that's true to me while striving every day to make the world—myself included—a better place than it was yesterday.
I’m really good at
Surviving.
(So far.)
The first things people usually notice about me
Almost certainly my bare feet.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
MUSIC:
I listen to mostly chill electronic music, from any of many genres. I'm a sucker for sawtooths, syncopation, psychedelic squigglies, and space. Currently hooked on atmospheric IDM. I will always love trip-hop, an have a silly soft spot for progressive and anthem trance.

Some of my favorites, past and present, are (in no real order) Emancipator, Portishead, Massive Attack, Radiohead, Floex, Télépopmusik (at least the tracks featuring Angela McClusky), Hol Baumann, Aes Dana, Ametsub, Darren Korb, Wax Tailor, and many, many more...

My not-quite-guilty pleasure music is late '90s/early '00s alt-rock radio singles. (Think Barenaked Ladies, Train, Matchbox 20, earlier Coldplay, Third Eye Blind, Oasis, etc.) I know it's terrible. That's part of its charm.

Memecore can be pretty fun, too.

BOOKS!
My heroes are Douglas Adams, Kurt Vonnegut, and Hunter S. Thompson.
In general, I mostly read sci-fi. I really appreciate quality world-building (William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Hannu Rajaniemi), and cutting insight into being human (Douglas Adams, Good Omens (so good on so many levels), PKD, Ender's Game).

MOVIES
I don't watch many movies anymore, but here are some favorites:
Kikujiro, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Drive, anything Miyazaki, Run Lola Run, Monty Python...

TV
I don't watch much TV anymore either. (This tends to happen when you don't own one.) Favorites:
FLCL, Battlestar Galactica, Fargo, Rick and Morty, Firefly, Flying Circus, Cowboy Bebop...

FOOD
Delicious food.
Six things I could never do without
1) Friends
2) Hands (mine, preferably).
3) Adventures!
4) Sunlight
5) Intelligent conversation
6) Smartassery
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Recently: how to argue ethically on the internet, undermining (rather than overthrowing) capitalism and patriarchy, independence vs. interdependence, the stigma against homelessness, patriarchy's damaging effect on men, and so much more.

I think a lot.
Like, a lot a lot.
I like to think.
On a typical Friday night I am
I have no typical Friday night. I have no typical week.
You should message me if
~You want a travel buddy.
~You'd rather fix a thing than replace it.
~You art and/or craft. (Music included, of course.)
~You're honest and trustworthy.
~You're at least a little counter-culture.
~You're scientifically-minded and emotionally-connected.
~You like to party to electronic music. (Big bonus points for chill!)
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