I'm a laid back, creative kind of guy. I have things I'm highly passionate about and have been known to stay up all night if working on a cool project or talking with someone I'm into.
I've a total geek and a gamer, I'm into politics, and it's important to me to be good to others. Empathy is important and in short supply. Social justice is a big interest of mine.
Learning new stuff is kind of a compulsion for me. I need the challenge. This has turned me into a professional artist, web designer, computer programmer and sometimes-teacher. I love stories, thinking about -- and building -- the future, I'm an arm-chair esoteric philosophy tinkerer, fountain of random knowledge and an evangelist for curiosity as a way of life. So I've spent a lot of time developing me, and developing a strong sense of who I am. Now I find myself wanting to get to know someone else.
Making goofy faces.
Not taking myself too seriously.
Dropping pretense and speaking openly, honestly, and, if called for, bluntly.
People tell me I'm a good listener.
TV in no particular order: Stranger Things, Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Full Frontal with Sam Bee, House of Cards, The Americans, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, The Blacklist, Agents of Shield, Orphan Black and.. ugh, there's more, but I can't keep going. It's a golden age for TV. I've developed a back log of things I know I'll like but haven't had time for yet.
I watch less movies these days since there's so much amazing long-form serial TV available, but I still enjoy them.
I developed a thing for old samurai movies a few years back when I had a channel that played them on saturday mornings. I'm talking, like, black and white, original Japanese language movies with subtitles and early-cinema production values.
Music: my tastes are broad and jump around a lot, but I tend to lean away from anything that sounds too much like generic pop, whatever that sounds like at the time. I like a good beat, but I'll take a chill melody too. On my iTunes you'll find 90s grunge, modern trance, dubstep, hip hop, nerdcore hip hop, 60s progressive rock, movie soundtracks, classical remixes, trap music, blues, jazz, choir, chill, the Russian national anthem and many MANY gigs of podcasts like This American Life, Radiolab and This Week in Blackness (you should try it). What I'm listening to at the moment depends on how I feel and whether I'm working on something.
Food: I try to keep things low-carb & high protein. I'm a big time omnivore, I want both meat and veggies. I love spicy food.
And my cat.
- you have a sense of humor
- you like a creative man
- you like the kind of person who appreciates the path less traveled
- you can deal with someone who geeks out about big ideas
- you want a partner in adventure, resistance, or creative pursuits
- and you like the idea of having a big, warm, 6'5" tall teddy bear to cuddle with.