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My self-summary
I love discussing the arts, going to museums, going to the theatre, attending operas and seeing good films. I typically go to the monthly gatherings of the New York chapter of Wikimedians. I consider myself an intellectual and would like to meet someone like-minded. Politically, I am a progressive independent. I am drawn toward independently-minded people who are intelligent, artistic and affectionate. Ideally my girlfriend is my best friend.

I love going to the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the American Museum of Natural History. The latter has the ancillary pleasures of how blatantly 1950s some of the cards, diagrams, and typefaces look (the time capsule effect has a huge charm for me)--in spite of any misgivings one may have about taxidermy ;) Diorama, being mixed media, is still an underappreciated art form exclusive to science museums.

My DVD collection:

Hear me sing opera:

Hear me sing rock opera:

Hear me sing rock with a choir:

My collections of DVD, mostly rare VHS, books, and comic books, etc. are mostly in storage in the NYC area until I get through the probationary period at my current job.

Here are the answers to the statistically important questions.

-I do not like the taste of beer.

-I like artistic, classic, comedic, giallo and gothic horror films. I don't like crappy franchise slashers or gore for the sake of gore. Aside from gialli, I prefer supernatural horror to murderer horror.

-I would travel around a foreign country alone, but have never done it.

-I would not want to chuck it all and live on a sailboat. Living without my library for even a few months is aggravating.

-I prefer complex people to simple people.

-Spelling and grammar mistakes annoy me. I have an English degree.

The best match for me in the OKCupid results is The Sonnet. According to the test results, The Window Shoppers will be attracted to me (and I'd be inclined to like them), but are advised to avoid them at all costs. I don't really see a good match with any but Gentle Love Dreamers. The Deliberate/Random thing was close enough that it's the only part that came out different the second time I took the test.
What I’m doing with my life

I'm a writer and filmmaker, singer, and currently attempting to compose an opera. I have sung with with St. Cecilia Chorus, Gotham Rock Choir, the Brooklyn Repertory Opera, and the choir at the Unity Church, among others.

I have been running for office with the Green Party. I got 1,432 votes for assembly with a no-budget campaign.

I recently returned New York where I was since entering graduate school in 2003 and travel in many different circles, including several arts disciplines and participating in the Unity church. I am originally from Indianapolis, which is an underrated city.

I graduated from The College of Staten Island with a master's degree in Cinema Studies and numerous completed scripts to my credit. I am currently working a a freelance writer and video editor, although I can do the latter only on-site because I don't own the necessary hardware or software.

I hope to eventually be able to afford to visit home and meet by niece (born 1/6/2008) and nephew (born 8/17/2011).

I would like to pursue my Ph.D. in cinema studies and become a film professor so I can fall back on something other than office work.

I’m really good at
listening, writing, reading, remembering, providing a wealth of information about interesting topics at the drop of a hat; managing with only a debit card--I don't use credit cards.

I'm also a singer, occasionally for pay. I've done material by Giuseppe Verdi, Ludwig van Beethoven, W.A. Mozart, Pietro Mascagni, Richard Strauss, Johann Strauss, Pink Floyd, Kansas, Evanescence, Randy Newman, The Who, Henry Purcell, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alan Menken, Jody Gnant, Richard Wagner, Giovanni Pergolesi, Strawberry Alarm Clock, The Beatles, Oingo Boingo, Tom Lehrer, Joseph Hadyn and Nunziano Porta, Robert Schumann and Heinrich Heine, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Ennio Morricone and Joan Baez, Jerry Goldsmith and John Bettis, Philip Glass and Suzanne Vega, Collin Raye, Joss Whedon, and many more, including appearing in several operas.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height and my large vocabulary; my singing voice if they hear me sing. People sometimes wonder whether I'd be good at sports, but aside from hockey fights and full-contact Shakespeare, I probably wouldn't be interested. (Somebody else added that last part; I thought it was funny.)

People are noticing my limp a lot more, or else they've just been more inclined to imitate it. (I have back and leg problems that put my feet in constant pain and prone to spasms that make me instinctively grab onto furniture to break my fall. I am medically limited to a desk job as a result, but I can't get disability because I can do such a job. I am in the middle of contesting this--they're basically saying that my education disqualifies me.)
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a) (authors) L. Frank Baum, William Shakespeare, Samuel Beckett, Mary Shelley, Steve Gerber, David Williamson, Max Horkheimer, Theodor W. Adorno, Ralph Ellison, Bertolt Brecht, Brian Friel, Don Elkins and Carla Rueckert, Franz Kafka, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jonathan Swift, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke, Rick Veitch, Jamie Delano, Grant Morrison, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Charles Fillmore, Richard Hofstadter, Tom Stoppard;

b) (directors) Jean-Luc Godard, Stanley Kubrick, Julie Taymor, Sam Raimi, Coen Bros., Terry Gilliam, Joe Dante, Godfrey Reggio, Robert Altman, Werner Herzog, David Lynch, Dario Argento, Stephen Weeks, Ishiro Honda, Akira Kurosawa, Kon Ichikawa, Hiroshi Teshigahara, Josh Becker, Jean-Pierre Jeunet (with or without Marc Caro), Agnès Varda, Curtis Harrington, Tsui Hark, Preston Sturges, Mario Bava, Dorothy Arzner, Wes Anderson, Maya Deren, Jean Cocteau, Michael Polish, Jean Renoir, Guy Maddin, John Paizs, F.W. Murnau;

b) (other movies) Ghost World, The Hidan of Maukbeiangjow, Donnie Darko, The Medium, Citizen Kane, Kamillions, Mahler, Tommy, American Splendor, Tarnation, F for Fake, Dark City, Labyrinth, Split (Chris Shaw), Undermind, Anna to the Infinite Power, Fight Club, Bamboozled, Ravenous, Celia, Sunrise, Metropolis (Fritz Lang), Heavenly Creatures, The Tenant, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Perfumed Nightmare, The Phantom of Liberty, Un Chien Andalou, Delicatessen, The Crowd, Ace in the Hole. McDull, the Alumni, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, RoGoPaG, The Science of Sleep, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Wrong Is Right, The Brave Little Toaster, The Runestone, Playing by Heart, Harry Potter, etc., etc., etc. (I can't rank and it's off the top of my head)

I don't watch much TV. I'm currently watching Once Upon a Time and Pan Am and following Glee on DVD. Other shows I really like include Star Trek: The Next Generation, Pushing Daisies, Ballykissangel, Jonathan Creek, Tanner '88, and Twin Peaks.

c) Styles: minimalism, post-minimalism, progressive and psychedelic rock, film scores, romanticism, classical, modernist, Broadway;

c) Artists: Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Kansas, Cruella De Ville, Goblin, The Who/Pete Townshend/Roger Daltrey/John Entwistle, OperaBabes, Evanescence, Jethro Tull, Jerry Goldsmith, They Might Be Giants/John Linnell/Mono Puff, Ennio Morricone, Pink Floyd, Emerson, Lake & Palmer/Keith Emerson; "Weird Al" Yankovic, Tori Amos, Leila Josefowicz, The Beatles, Smoke Rise, Jonathan Sheffer, Robert Moran, Leonard Bernstein, Elmer Bernstein, Eric Ewazen, Igor Stravinsky, Elliot Goldenthal, John Harle, Paul Schoenfield, The Flock, Sergei Prokoffiev, Charlie Smalls, Danny Elfman/Oingo Boingo, Steve Martland, William Bolcom, The Buoys, Alexandre Desplat, Béla Bartók, Carter Burwell, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Caleb Sampson, Kurt Bestor, Eleven, Shaun Davey, Trevor Jones, Joseph LoDuca, Randy Newman, Patricia Petibon, Akira Ifukube, Koichi Sugiyama, The Langley Schools Music Project, Giuseppe Verdi, Gian Carlo Menotti, The Polyphonic Spree, Tilly and the Wall, Patricia Wise, James Newton Howard, Jody Marie Gnant, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Johann Christian Bach, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Jethro Tull, Yes, The Neon Philharmonic, The Tuna Helpers, Procol Harum, Nirvana (UK), Egg, Exit Clov, Amanda White, White Magic, Jaggery, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, Engelbert Humperdinck (composer), William Christie, Henry Purcell, W.A. Mozart;

d) sushi, fish, Quorn, Gardenburger, milk, cheese, ice cream, Chinese, Japanese, breads, mushrooms, green peppers, potatoes ), sardines, macaroni and cheese , Italian, radishes, endamame/soybeans, corn, peas, pumpkin pie, General Tso's Shrimp or Tofu, eggs, crab, shrimp, clams, Tropicana orange juice, grapes, pears, apples, blackberries, cucumber, pluots, bubble tea.

My chiropractor put me on a low-carb diet; however, I also do not willingly eat red meat and eat a primarily vegetarian diet most days. I abandoned the low-carb diet after a blood pressure scare with the expected results. I recently discovered the wonders of ube (purple yam) ice cream at a Filipino friend's birthday party. I also have been trying numerous varieties of Asian snacks.
Six things I could never do without
-God (Please note that I am a member of the Unity church, which follows the teachings of Jesus but does not subscribe to the Nicene creed. If that bothers you, please move on.)

-writing tools



-the right to vote, and not necessarily for a major party

-an electric shaver (stubble...:shudder:)

I spend a lot of time thinking about
God, making positive changes in the world, writing, films and filmmaking, theatre, music, opera, comic books (especially by Steve Gerber and Neil Gaiman, Bronze age horror fantasy, Man-Thing and Swamp Thing, and Vertigo comics), cryptozoology, mythology and religion, revisionist history (as in delving deeper and learning new things that contradict what we thought we knew, not denials of historic occurrences), my friends.
On a typical Friday night I am
Until I got active with meetings of Occu-Evolve (a surviving working group of Occupy Wall Street), I was going to free Fridays at MoMA nearly every week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have to sleep in night splints for plantar fasciitis. It was supposed to be for nine months to two years. Two years was November 2013. the podiatrist gave me a different brand, and now I wake up with sore ankles and still no improvement. I say this because it makes dancing very painful, so you should know this up front.

I don't mind if ladies send me pictures of their genitalia, but I would never take pictures of mine. (That's supposed to be funny, since based on the women I follow on Twitter, women get bombarded with genitalia pics, but I could never get tired of looking at a friend's ladyparts....)
You should message me if
-you are looking to build a relationship on a friendship.

-you are looking for friendship and maybe more. I would prefer someone never married and childless--I think we would relate better.

-you want to be very affectionate and sensual with the right person, but are not interested in sex without love

-you know the origin of my user name.

-you are intellectual and/or geeky (you'd probably have to be a geek to know #4)

-your preferred reading can't be bought in the supermarket checkout line.

-you find _Rocky_ a laughable film

-you prefer to wear socks, even in summer, and you're not a fan of the tackiness known as flip-flops (auggh! since I moved to Florida I have to see them in January!) I've had podophobia for as long as I can remember.

-you are a creative person

-you do not need alcohol to have a good time

-you are untattooed and unpierced

- you love the arts!

-you scored "radical" on the feminism test
(Radicals score high for gender abolition and Marxism, but are more sexually conservative. If you're politically progressive but chastely affectionate (meaning nothing outside a serious relationship), we might be a good match.)
The two of us