Ergoat
33 Berkeley, United States
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My self-summary
I'm a freelance writer (...yes, published), activist between movements, performer and sometimes a world traveler on vacation (IE settled down in Berkeley for a bit).

I have fun meeting up with people who can see beyond the illusion of the Bay Area bubble, as nice as it can be, and expand horizons to a more fully lived life, rather than a stylishly consumed one.

And dig this, I not only have radical theories about how this can be done (in so many diverse ways) but I've also (just as radically) proved it by living it, working and playing it.

It just so happens that currently I'm playing the hunker down and finish writing some books (fiction and non) to not only make my mark and dent in this world, but also a to help inspire others and co-create the next series of adventures.

Being creative, it's a job. It's constantly fighting the forces of un-creation and habit.

So along with the novelty of writing a novel, I'm looking to meet like-minded people to bounce ideas back and forth and who can shake things up when even being creative becomes too habitual for comfort.
What I’m doing with my life
Writing, performing, having fun. Having some of my written thoughts and premises sampled by world touring hip-hop artists (quite a surprise). Looking to take this show on the road again.
Playing D&D twice a month with a great group. (I'll theoretically pause here while you compose yourself from excessive swooning)
Transforming the occasional group binge watch into a marathon by adding fun substances and/or drinking games.
I’m really good at
Well, I like to think I'm a skilled and innovative writer with a niche market. Though I don't know how much of that skill I'm actually applying here on OkC...
Being an entheogenic activist who rarely partakes. Too rarely, really.
It seems I'd rather have pizza and coffee these days. WTF?! I must be getting old...
Not being completely full of myself (only partially).
Casual heroics. Sometimes. Being comfortable with my level of control in extreme situations.
The first things people usually notice about me
My unconventional look, long hair, goatee, dressed in mostly black, but not goth, a smile that's ready to spread across my face.

Oh, and lately, my outrageous sideburns. I don't know where they are going, but it's an interesting journey...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Too much to list, I'll add more later

The Once and Future King, Food of the Gods, The Emperor Wears No Clothes, The People's History of the United States, The Island, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Count of Monte Cristo, The War with Mr. Wizzle, Steal This Book, LOTR, You Can't Go Home Again ...

Animatrix, Matrix, V for Vendetta, Adaptation, Seven Samurai, Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly, Meet John Doe, Ninja Bachelor Party, Yojimbo, Excalibur, Blade Runner, 2001, The Insider, Groove, Human Traffic...

Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop

Rick and Morty, You're the Worst, South Park, Simpsons, GoT, @Midnight, Spaced, Man Seeking Woman (is growing on me), Mr Robot...

Tool, RATM, Hybrid, Royksopp, some electronic progressive trance, Dethklok, Flaming Lips, Ratatatat...
If you can dance to it, or headbang to it (whatever mood you're in), appreciate artistically, but not passively consume it.
Also: Gruvis Malt
The six things I could never do without
*Optimism, even through the worst. (Not the namby-pamby kind, the hard fought kind.)
*Earned enthusiasm, as jaded and cynical just aren't as fun.
*A strong sense of justice. (and smaller awareness of imperfection)
*A healthy libido
*A creative mind that is up to having fun and exploring new ideas
*Sense of adventure
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Thinking.

My books, and creative works, which focus on how life is lived, and how in theory it could be better...
What a culture would look like if they actively engaged in experience enrichment fulfillment instead of monotony.
How to co-create that culture.
Love, in many, many forms. How to honor and worship that love and have that love reciprocate. Especially in female form.

How platonic friends are excellent too.

What a major land reform movement might look like if we really valued clean sustainable food justice. Having your own land, being your own boss... instead of being a wage serf to the system.

Gotta feed the revolutionary mind, AND the revolutionary stomach.

Oh, and Huey Freeman's series opening rant from the Boondocks. You know the line. "Doesn't that OFFEND you?!"
On a typical Friday night I am
Plotting the revolution in 7 easy bake steps.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Shocker: I have never owned a cell phone. I don't have any particular philosophy about this: I just don't see the necessity of being on-call 24/7. Somehow, I manage.
You should message me if
I'm not looking to hook-up on a first date, but to meet someone new over a drink and share some stories. I'm a pretty interesting & unique character: I wouldn't have messaged you unless something special in your profile caught my attention, and encouraged me to explore the possibility of meeting up and communicating face to face.
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