Epicurean_Will
36 Los Angeles, United States
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My self-summary
I am a bohemian and an autodidact. In other words, I like to be artistic and learn things. My artistry has primarily involved creating furniture, lighting, and jewelry. Although, I have been really enjoying amateur photography lately as well.

I would like to learn to speak French or Esperanto but it's hard to feel motivated without anyone to practice with. I really would like to be fluent in at least a few languages.

I try to pratice Epicurean Hedonism, that is to say, seeking out pleasure but with an eye towards balance. "Send me a [slice] of cheese that I might have a feast." ~Epicurus It's about enjoying everything in just the right measure. ;-)

Although I often feel misanthropic, I am a humanist. And have a strong respect for human rights. Dictators, fascists and any who would oppress another human are at the top of my personal mortal enemies list.

If you'd like to troll for more about me, feel free to spy on my latest photos on instagram: @iwneferi
What I’m doing with my life
Being creative and philosophical while trying to figure out where I fit into things. More specifically, being a bohemian craftsman. Currently, I'm working on furnishing and decorating my apartment with as much repurposed material as I can, i.e. building and rebuilding furniture. I'm trying to make it cozy and homey with a kind of shabby-chic style that is also well suited to my craftsman needs. It's a bit of a challenge but I love it!
I’m really good at
Being bohemian. Finding treasures at secondhand shops. Turning some of those treasure and other discarded materials into art/jewelrylighting. Reinventing things. Tinkering, especially with old electrical and mechanical things. Interior design (not the best at color theory though). Listening. Throwing parties, especially dinner parties. Training cats.
The first things people usually notice about me
My fedora: I rarely leave the house without one. Sometimes, my nail polish. I've just been in the mood for painted nails lately. *shrug*
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I have great respect for books, for their ability to teach, and their ability to lead you to thoughts, emotions, and perspectives you may not have otherwise experienced. Unfortunately, I'm dyslexic and have difficulty reading so I haven't read nearly as much as I would like to have.

Some books that I have enjoyed are: On Bullshit, The Abuse of Evil, The Secrets of Happiness, Awareness, The Alchemist, Tricks of the Mind, Outliers, Blink, Ender's Game, The Count of Monte Cristo, Dracula. I am currently reading The Freedom Manifesto and Free Culture.

Movies: I love to watch movies, but my favorites are few and far between. I like seeing new movies much more than rewatching old favorites. For me, it's all about that "wow factor." Something has to have made me think. It has to make me see the world differently than I did before.

Some random favorites are: V for Vendetta, The Usual Suspects, The Butterfly Effect, Fight Club, SLC Punk, The Count of Monte Cristo, Flawless, The Island, Addams Family (+Values), Oscar, Seeking a Friend For The End Of The World Ex Mahina.

Shows: Star Trek (most of them), Firefly, Simpsons, That 70's Show, Better Off Ted, Broad City, Archer.

Music: I love LOTS of music. Music is such a big and important part of life! It can enhance or change your mood. It can elicit thought and creativity. I like at least a little bit of all genres of music, but I LOVE Jazz!

Food: I love good food! (what hedonist wouldn't?) Lately I have been trying to reduce my consumption of animal products but I am still an omnivore. As with everything in life, It's all about the right ballane. ;-)
The six things I could never do without
Intimacy
Electricity
Internet
Coffee
Good food
Learning
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The nature and direction of humanity, the nature and meaning of life, and an infinite number of whys and what of its.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either enjoying life with friends or doing the types of things I'm inclined to do on any other given night. Being a Bohemian means that I am not limited to only having fun on weekends. ;-)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a vampire. But not one who has been bitten and turned. No. I was born this way. Some of my earliest memories are of the calmness of my neighborhood as I stared out of my bedroom window at the world outside transformed by darkness. Or of playing in the sandbox in our backyard under the indirect light from the nearby baseball field until the last stragglers had gone home and the lights went out.

Of course, I'm not a real vampire. ~_^ I am just being dramatic for fun. I don't drink blood or have super powers or anything cool like that but I am a lifelong night dweller. It's a sleep disorder called, delayed sleep phase (DSP).
You should message me if
The idea of making friends on the Internet has always appealed to me, although I've never done it. I guess it just seems adventurous to make a new friend that you don't know through any particular social connection; to perhaps find a kindred spirit to connect with among the nameless crowds that we are constantly surrounded by and part of.

All I want is to make some new friends and let those friendships take whatever course they will.

If anything you have read here has piqued your interest or curiousoty, or if you might like to go for a simple hike, a picnic, for coffee or any other simple adventure, send me a message. ;-) ~W~
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