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My self-summary
I'm not everyone's cup of tea, and I'm okay with that.
Mostly I make things, and work freelance jobs to support my primary art endeavors. Working on a dream.

If I didn't lose you already....
Stuff I do: cooking, training in martial arts, or attending meals at friend's houses (food truly is the way to my heart)

Definitely enjoy geeky things, and sometimes even stranger things.... (see what I did there?)

If you want to see what I do and find entertaining, check my Instagram JamesGroeling
What I’m doing with my life
Figuring it out one day at a time.
Working, making something, and trying to stay in the moment each day and enjoy life (especially the little things).

Oh, and this.
I’m really good at
Lifting things up and getting stuff down.

Buying books. (I read as often as possible, and have an addiction to browsing bargain racks, especially at the Strand)
The first things people usually notice about me
Yes, I'm really 6'2", and I'm a biped mammal of the male gender. The whiskers give it away, also yes, the beard is partially red.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
'Mind of My Mind' Octavia Butler. 'The Dark Tower' (series) Stephen King. 'The Black Company' (series) Glen Cook. 'Woman on the Edge of Time' Marge Piercy. 'A Long Way Gone' Ishmael Beah. 'Enders Shadow' Orson Scott Card.
Could keep going on this list for a long while.

Gattaca, Pulp Fiction, Fury Road, Goonies, 13th Assassins, V for Vendetta, Mic Macs, Batteries Not Included, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Lucky Number Slevin

Lost Girl, Sherlock, Daredevil, MST3K, Star Trek Voyager, Archer, Stranger Things, Farscape, Cowboy Bebop.

Berserk, Aliens, Y the Last Man, Locke & Key, Metabarons, Preacher, Sandman, Watchmen, JTHM, Requiem.

Led Zeppelin, LCD, Muse, Unkle, Pantera, Rob zombie, Slipknot, Queen, Tool, In This Moment, Rise Against, Owl City, Lacuna Coil, Bill Withers, RJD2, Wax Taylor, Nujabes.

Just about everything except grapefruit.
Six things I could never do without
Sketchbook and a blue ballpoint pen.
Well broken-in shoes.
Ice cold drinking water.
A book.
3-4 close friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
All of the things. I ponder a lot. Pensive might be a better description, but Space Cadet is sometimes a term that has been used to describe me.

How am I not dead yet? What color is that?(partially colorblind). What's going on in that persons's head right now? Where's food?

Right now I'm thinking of the profiles where people write, "I don't bite." And I'm wondering, "Why the hell not?"
On a typical Friday night I am
Making art, socializing at a bar/event, hanging at a friend's house, reading, working a comic convention, doing nothing, or any combination of those.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My ability to open a conversation with a stranger via text alone is not the best. Sometimes there's rambling regarding something on a profile that influenced and intriguing thought process (Artist = overly creative mind). It's a toss up.

Add to that effect, that everything we read as individual people, we are reading with the tones and inflections inside our own minds. Filtered through what we are feeling at that moment or expecting from someone (and from strangers some people are already slightly guarded). So my words, read in someone's head may have completely different meaning in there (based on their mood, and assortment of past experiences), than they are meant from me.

Humorous example: Key & Peele - Texting Confusion.

FYI this is one of the varied types of thoughts I have at 4am on a weekday when trying to sleep.
You should message me if
If you are:
- As tired of this game as I, and just want to link up and see if we vibe.
- Open to creatives (bonus points for the musically talented, as I am not)
- Want a gym or sparring partner
- Excited by the prospect of being spanked hard by large hands
- Comfortable with someone who travels for work a lot.
- Fond of long walks to explore places (In the city, hiking trails, wandering beaches)
The two of us