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My self-summary
Dire Angel is the spiritual love child of Ayn Rand and James Dean. Or maybe Oscar Wilde and Charles Bukowski. Not sure.

I'm a strong, sometimes logical, but more often, an abstract thinker: criticizing and dissecting my perceptions until all that's left is up, down, strange, and charm quarks
among all the other quantum and digital bits left on my table.

I have been diagnosed, during my formative teen years as:
manic depressive, obsessive complusive, a borderline personality, Schizoaffective disorder, and Dissociative Identity Disorder.

I think only the last two are accurate.

When I was young I spent a lot of time surrounded by Commercial artists and professional Journalists.

Through my journeys (mostly) escaping the rural Midwest to Chicago, I've end up working as a professional
hacker and programmer for a pretty solid Internet Service Provider/Consulting firm in Downtown Chicago.

I spend my time writing and creating art work for my walls or own amusement, write and collect stories from
friends that live around the world.

There used to be a plan but right now I'm just looking for new friends in this city that aren't completely broken or too ordinary and dull.

Seeking some new friends to discuss intellectual things metaphysics, philosophy, get high, play video games, and create some bad art for fun.

I would like to create relevant art, but at the same time I want to be an iconoclast. If only just to amuse myself while I figure out something much more grand.
What I’m doing with my life
I've spent the last couple of years of my life merely surviving the move and life adjustment to living and supporting myself in this City.

Now I'm trying to remember how to have fun and enjoy life.

Chicago may be my permanent home, but so could New York, Tokyo, London, Dubai or Copenhagen. For now I'm working on my Expert level certifications in IP Engineering and Telecommunications/Carrier Transport Equipment.

I don't like watching TV or follow professional Sports. There is no interest in pursuing a conventional relationship with a Partner to rear children and buy a permanent house/property.

This website probably isn't an effective way for me to meet anyone as I'm not looking to leverage a romance into a marriage or settle down and breed children.

Job: I work at a Telecommunications company in downtown Chicago. I'm a Network Engineer. So that means I'm a guy that knows how the Internet works, and also how to break or fix Networks using programming algorithms, complicated virtual logistics, and social engineering methodology akin to being a con artist.

Long term plan is school for education in the arts. Some classes at Second City in Improv for fun, then School of the Chicago Art Institute for studies in formal painting techniques.

Vocation: Practicing Abstract Painting, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Qigong, Yoga (badly), Taoism, and several creative disciplines including writing and journalism.

Hobbies: Social Engineering, Video Games, Photography, Occult studies, and Fashion aesthetics.
I’m really good at
Abstraction in Photography.
Understanding and sometimes assisting Chaos.
Fixing/breaking the interwebz.
Flipping carts on the escalator at Target.
Experimenting with altered states without drugs.
The first things people usually notice about me
Long Black and Purple hair.

Wild shifty eyes.

Hypnotic voice.

I'm not talking much, as I'd rather listen and observe.

I'm not as mean as my profile makes me appear to be.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Neil Gaiman's 'The Sandman' and 'American Gods'.
Jhonen Vasquez's 'Johnny The Homicdial Maniac'.
Shakespeare's The Tempest, Frank Miller, Chris Clairemont, Phillip K. Dick,
Kurt Vonnegut, Frank Herbert, William Gibson, Chuck Palahniuk, Kurt Vonnegut(yes worth mentioning twice), Ayn Rand, Amy Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs.
============================================== Six Feet Under, Mr. Show, Nip/Tuck, Queer as Folk, The L Word, Twin Peaks, Avatar the Last Air Bender, Dexter, Invader Zim, and True Blood. Monty Python. The Goonies, Fight Club, A Clockwork Orange, Vanilla Sky, American Psycho, Sin City, Brazil, The City of Lost Children, Tron, Tron Legacy was enjoyable if you look at it as a really long Daft Punk video, Exit through the gift shopand of course The Phantom of the Opera. ===================================================== The Cure, Depeche Mode, Air, Daft Punk, The Third Twin, Phoenix, Justice, M83, Passion Pit, Florence + The Machine, Nobuo Uematsu, Vangelis, Joy Division, Empire of the Sun, Miike Snow, and Gorillaz. =====================================================

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Sushi, Thai, Indian, Greek, and other ethnic food. I try not to eat meat very often and I really think people put too much emphasis on consuming food. While the great mass spends hours shopping, cooking, eating, and cleaning dishware I'd rather ration my time on more interesting pursuits that don't involve disrespecting and consuming previously living beings.
Six things I could never do without
Feeling connected to other people I care about.

I spend a lot of time thinking about
You are not amazing. You are not beautiful. The Gods left you alone here to bare witness to the strange and horrible things done in their name.

In this life you are given a free Will to empower your OWN destiny. So be the change you'd like to see in the world, whether that be light or dark.

Finally, don't ever let other people tell you how to think.

Color and texture aesthetics.

The nature of light.

The secret lives of bits, bytes, packets, and frames in the data stream ether of computer technology. Do binary entities dream of electric sheep?

I find it disturbing, while at the same time comforting, that Kevin Smith thinks the Joker spends his time in Arkham reading 'Atlas Shrugged'.

And hoping that one day Harley will finally gain some self respect and run away with Ivy.
On a typical Friday night I am

Shit it's cold.

There's a particular known and loathed After Hours bar across from my home that's pretty fun to watch at 3AM. Bro fights and Ho fights at the Wiener Wagon.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
That I believe standard gender roles are an incredibly dated and outmoded perception. I believe the straight folks, obsessive liberals, and neoconservative's call this behavior 'gender dysphoria'.

I think Julian Assange is a hero, that information should be free, and if I ever have enough money, I will be one of those people that help burn it all down.

My family is trying to recruit me to work for their movie studio back home as a technology consultant. I think by the time that venture gets wings I'll have flown away to Europe never to come back...
You should message me if
You are queer, trans, non binary, and/or gender fluid.

I'm not into people that dress like they are trying to fit in, make Mom and Dad proud or could disappear in a crowd. That is unless, you are some kind of serial killer trying to hide in plain sight.

If you are truly a bizzarre, unique, and weird. As in, other freaks and sickos find you strange.

Video games and technology as an Artform is important to you.

You are the adult version of Wednesday Addams or the personification of Lestat de Lioncourt.

If your profile is full of photos that look like millions of other basic bitches, such as at a sporting event, making an exaggerated goofy face in a bar next to a drink, or standing next to some famous landmark, kindly move along.

You want to make a new complex friend or pursue a strange friendship that may or may not lead to something more.

I don't date and find it irritating seeing people who imply they are shopping for a new lover or breeding partner.

You are financially stable and are not a deadbeat looking for hand outs.

You shall be a FUN, educated, cultured, and intelligent human specimen. You are willing to stand up for your passion and beliefs. Because they make you, you, not because you are driven to poison other people with these idioms when it's socially convenient.

You are committed to your vocations and hobbies. If one claims to be: an artist, actor, musician, athlete, designer, drug addict, vagabond, bon vivant, sex kitten, rapist, etc...then this is your daily lifestyle while not at work. Not when you get bored of Netflix and take out food. Srrsly fucking despise dilettantes, flakey people, and quitters.

You keep alive certain ancient traditions no longer observed. Such as putting a wooden bowl of milk on the ledge outside your home on moonless nights for the Piskies and you respect the old Gods. Or calling the corners to thank the Goddess, not just when you are in trouble.

If you take online dating too serious you are bound to meet Mr. or Ms. Wrong and have a bad time.

Sorry Math (and Okcupid), I know you are the language of the Universe but you are not some cosmic theorem to help us analyze irrational concepts such as attraction and love.

Blessed be.
The two of us