Hi I'm Travis and I hope you're doing well today! Or perhaps tonight if you also tend to stalk after-hours. I'm at a pretty good place in my life and working on some great projects for the future. Far from perfect but striving to become better. I don't think you'll meet many people like me in your life.
I'm very honest, highly intelligent, quite witty, and, yay verily, running out of filler words with which to modify my adjectives. I don't deal with or in bullshit, but I'm very understanding. I'm charismatic and my life is generally driven by my natural ability to inspire and connect deeply with other people. I'm opinionated and controversial at times. As Winston Churchill said (in paraphrase), "you have enemies? Good! That means you stood for something!" As an oncologist is to cancer so I wish to be to evil and irrationality.
I enjoy having light-hearted serious conversations with people. I like asking people questions and finding out about them. People often come to me with their questions and problems. I never tell people what to do (how the fuck would I know without literally having the entire life experience of someone else?) but I end up giving people a lot of advice and insight. I have a lot of friends and acquaintances for that reason. Actually I have some of the best friends in the world and I'm very picky about who I have in my life. I would like to find someone who is as interested in me as I try to be in other people.
I like dancing, spinning fire, and other types of object manipulation. I think reading is really important ("liber" in latin means both book and freedom). I like going out and having fun but I'm always up (or more accurately down I guess) for some laying around and cuddling. Star Trek The Next Generation will always be the best show ever.
Now I'm teaching English in a small prefecture in Japan.
Getting back into shape by climbing and jogging.
I'm learning how to code websites and build my own. Basically I'd like to proselytize for peaceful parenting, non-violence in general, political criticism, and other topics that interest me. I'd like to be a famous philosopher, author, and entertainer someday but right now that is just a hobby. I might make websites for money too, we'll see. Also doing a startup web app with a friend of mine that I hope will be huge.
Trying to live a real life after 20 years in the educational slammer.
Caring about people and asking them questions about their lives.
Unwittingly letting everyone around me know exactly what I'm feeling all the time. It's a sword with no hilt, as they say, and I still wield it haphazardly at times.
I'm also pretty good at dancing and giving fairly few fucks. I'll give you a light or fire show if you ask nicely. Or sexily.
Cutting through bullshit.
It's hard to cherry-pick because I like lots of things, but I'll try.
Some authors I've liked are Murakami Haruki, John Taylor Gatto, Tolkien, Mark Twain, Dickinson, Ben Franklin, Descartes, Camus, Tom Woods, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Saul Kripke, Hume, probably other philosophers. I love Murray Rothbard, Mises, Hayek, and the whole anti-state intellectual gang. I must admit I've also enjoyed reading some opinions by Federal Circuit Judge Posner.
Movies... Christopher Nolan films are great (Memento, Dark Knight, Inception). Eternal Sunshine, Benny and Joon, LotR, Star Wars, V for Vendetta, Fight Club, Michael Keaton Batman, District 9, Hoshi no Koe, Dawn of the Dead, pretty much any Miyazaki movie... I watch a lot of documentaries too.
I like lots of music, and I try to not go out of my way to dislike things (with pretty much all things in life actually). My favorite genres are rock and electronic music though. I may or may not like what you are thinking of when you hear "electronic music."
Let me try to be specific, and as is the custom, Lists!:
Radiohead, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Owl City, Two Door Cinema Club, 80kidz, Foster the People, Ben Folds, Billy Talent, Fleetwood Mac, Broken Bells, Shinichi Osawa, The Alan Parsons Project, Daft Punk, Muse, She, Shiny Toy Guns, The Postal Service and Death Cab, and... Vienna Teng.
Shows... honestly I don't really watch TV shows anymore. I like Game of Thrones and I loved Firefly, and I hear there are tons of great ones that I like like The Wire, Breaking Bad, and The Walking Dead, which I will probably watch at some point, but right now in my life I've been more watching internet shows, so I'll just show them to you and you can check them out to see if you like them.
Savage Love podcast (k it's not exactly a show but kind of...):
Red Letter Media's reviews and Half in the Bag: http://redlettermedia.com/
Penny Arcade the Show:
Here's some other more popular stuff. Star Trek TNG, The X-Files, Invader Zim, I kinda liked 30 Rock for awhile, the early seasons of Spongebob Squarepants, Archer, Trailer Park Boys, South Park, Azumonga Daioh, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex, and... Arrested Development.
Asian foods are typically my favorites, especially Indian food and sushi. But I can always devour bloody dead animals in other styles as well, and occasionally even plants. Actually I'm pretty conscious about trying not to eat meat all the time. I don't really care if I'm with someone who is a vegetarian, and I would actually like to be moreso on that sort of diet. But it would probably bother me if someone had a big problem with me eating meat.
I also like video games:
Bioshock, Super Metroid, Thomas Was Alone, X-COM Enemy Unknown, Hotline Miami, Natual Selection, various Zelda games, various Mario games, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and its ilk, the Battlefield series, The Half Life and Portal series, Cave Story, the Mass Effect series, and the Fallout series.
What I have to do today
How to change the world
Who and what I am
Who I wish to be
What I want to create
You're not easily offended.
You like the non-aggression principle.
You have confidence and humility.
You get excited about things that are actually real moreso than projections on glowing rectangles.
You don't want to play games. Except video or boardgames, I'll totally play those with you.