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My self-summary
Aspiring lotus-eater searching for a sympathetic imagination to keep his synapses from going to sleep.
What I’m doing with my life
Collecting stories.

My nine to five is a two in the afternoon till eleven. It suits my internal clock well, and the extra hour lets me get away with a four day week most of the time (Monday through Thursday).

If you're partial to poetry, I house some of my more recent writings online: https://halfsohappy.wordpress.com
I’m really good at
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm a very conspicuous wallflower.

Shaved my beard off for the summer.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Murakami writes my favorite short fiction. "On seeing the 100% perfect girl one beautiful april morning" is particularly fitting for this medium and "Honey Pie" makes me misty eyed every time I read it.

Glen Duncan produces a sort of thoughtful pulp fiction that I can't seem to get enough of. The fact that two of his books have superb soundtracks (I, Lucifer and The Last Werewolf) by one of my favorite musicians doesn't hurt his standing with me either. I'd be remiss to not mention Milan Kundera as well. Immortality was a book that changed the way I look at the world.

Jean Paul Jeunet's films epitomize for me what that tired old phrase 'movie magic' truly means. Some of my other favorites include Cashback, The Exploding Girl, Stranger than Fiction, Her, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Howl's Moving Castle, Shoot 'Em Up, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and the LotR trilogy.

The Venture Brothers is easily my favorite thing still on TV. I was a cartoon junkie growing up and a couple years back I got into anime. Some favorites in that medium include Acchi Kocchi, The Tatami Galaxy, Hyouka, and Cross Game. My Anime List

I don't tune into any podcasts on a regular basis, but I'm very much a binge listener. The exception to the rule is This American Life, which I spent the last three years going through in a reverse chronological fashion. If you're looking for half-remembered tangentially related factoids, I've got you covered.

Songs that are important to me:
Eyedea - Here For You
TZU - Reminisce
Jaymay - Gray or Blue
Koop - Beyond the Son
The Cardigans - 3:45 : No Sleep
Six things I could never do without
A stranger's smile.
A warm place to curl up.
Enough time to enjoy its waste.
Freedom to find myself wrong.
People as happily lost as I am.
The occasional piece of fiction.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What words are worth using.
On a typical Friday night I am
I like having a day a week where I don't leave my apartment. Friday is typically that day. I spend most of the day absorbed in a game/book/show, and around late afternoon surface to make a big meal. The rest of my night is usually frittered away with a group of online buddies (a few of whom I've known since middle school) playing League of Legends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There's a correlation between my fondness for someone and the amount of time that person spends on their phone while in my presence.
You should message me if
If you want to translate that which exists only for you into a shared language.

If one of the lonelinesses that comprise existence needs exorcising.

If your universe is still expanding.
The two of us