El_Mazero
30 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
A refugee from the Heart of Dixie, I recently hit the six-year mark here. Am I a New Yorker yet?
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an alien sent to perform reconnaissance before the imminent invasion. Don't say I didn't warn you.

My cover story:

By day, tutor in Math, English, and test prep at a school in East Harlem and in homes across the city. By night, theater artist (writer/producer/actor) and more recently, illustrator. Currently working on adapting a play I wrote into a graphic novel.
I’m really good at
Rising to the occasion. Eating. Drawing. Learning. Video games. Assembling IKEA furniture. Carcassone. Dancing, once in a blue moon. Other things, I'd hope.
The first things people usually notice about me
"You look like that guy from Saturday Night Live!"
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
His Dark Materials, Cloud Atlas, Blood Meridian, Gravity's Rainbow, Disgrace, Freedom, The Sun Also Rises, On The Road, How to Live Safely in A Science Fictional Universe, Brave New World, The Road, Super Sad True Love Story, The Crying of Lot 49, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke

Graphic Novels:
Watchmen, Asterios Polyp, V for Vendetta, Sandman, Preacher, Alan Moore's Swamp Thing, Blankets, Black Hole, Local, Scott Pilgrim, just about anything by Paul Pope, Brian K Vaughan or Grant Morrison

Movies:
The Fountain, City of God, Koyaanisqatsi, Apocalypse Now, Adaptation, The Big Lebowski, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Oldboy, The Incredibles, The Life Aquatic, The Fall, Delicatessen, The Wrestler, Ran, Bronson, Dark City, Speed Racer (don't judge)

Shows:
The Wire (yes I'm one of those Wire acolytes, deal with it), Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, Louie, Broad City, Orange is the New Black -- you know, the good stuff

Music:
Is best live. The long list includes: Radiohead, Menomena, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Dirty Projectors, Wolf Parade, The Dodos, Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, The National, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Titus Andronicus, Modest Mouse, Okkervil River, The Beatles, The Flaming Lips, the Eels, Owen Pallett, New Order, Kanye, the Magnetic Fields, Beck, Tame Impala, Janelle Monae, Joanna Newsom, LCD Soundsystem, Suckers, Velvet Underground, Twin Shadow, the Roots, Wild Beasts, Gang Gang Dance, Beirut, St. Vincent, Frank Ocean, Run The Jewels, Purity Ring, and on and on

Food:
Variety is the spice of life, but if I had to pick 3, then maybe sushi, burritos, and pizza. Good pizza. I really like everything though. Except pickles. Fuck pickles. Is that offensive? On the upside, I'm a big fan of people who will take said pickles off my hands, so don't be hatin' just because you're a pickle aficionado. This has potential.
The six things I could never do without
Music
My brain
A creative outlet
Interesting people
Comfortable shoes
Something to look forward to
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whatever piece of art I'm working on at the moment. Or what the next one might be.

Inexplicable, nigh impossible coincidences. This city is much stranger than we give it credit for.

Food. Sex. The basics.

The way we live our lives - city vs. nature, technological civilization vs. the life of the land, and how to reconcile those two in a place like New York.

Whether using "nigh" in an OkCupid profile makes me sound ridiculous.
On a typical Friday night I am
altered.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really enjoy "your mom" jokes.

Also, I can read your tarot.
You should message me if
you're brilliant, beautiful, some sort of an artist, enjoy traveling, passionate but take life in stride, have something to say for yourself, equally up for a party or a deep discussion about, like, gravity or anarchy or flying fish (seriously - FLYING FISH - just think about that for a second) or something.

Or maybe you just want to? That works too.
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