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My self-summary
I usually think either too much or too little about what to put in descriptions like these, and I guess that says something about me. My personality is characterized by a delicate interplay of extremes. I try my best to strive for balance, even though sometimes the extremes make their presence felt. I'm a guy with a dark side who chooses to be good because I believe it's better for everyone that way. I see the beauty in all things and yearn for the contentment of all who surround me. I think I'm open-minded and well-rounded and polite enough to be well-liked by most people who aren't too cynical, abrasive, or caustic. I've been sad a lot, but have a generally optimistic attitude and demeanor regardless. I don't really get along with people who are sarcastic or mean just for the sake of cruelty.
What I’m doing with my life
My power and passion is writing, but I haven't shown the dedication that I should. My dream is to become a world-renowned author of fantasy and science fiction and then branch out to other creative, business, and philanthropic pursuits. Recently, I landed a job as an English teacher at a military academy. I taught literature to 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. I didn't have any pedagogic experience, but it was thrilling learning to manage a classroom just by getting in there, and the other teachers were really supportive in showing me the ropes. My contract didn't get renewed, but it was one of the best experiences of my life and I now know that teaching really is one of the things I was made for. At the moment I'm still wondering whether I'll pursue it or focus on another goal.
I’m really good at
Bringing out the best in people. Creating and describing other worlds, possible realities, and planes of existence. Concealing spiritual, philosophical, and inspirational undertones in fun or terrifying fantastical settings. Boosting people's confidence and sense of self-worth.
The first things people usually notice about me
My profile pics probably don't attest to this very well, but it's most likely my smile. When I was a little boy, one of my teachers had a poster in her classroom. It was a drawing of a nice man smiling and floating away with a bunch of balloons in his hand that had the mouth part of a smiley face drawn onto them. On the ground there was another man with upset eyes and no mouth. The floating man was handing him a balloon with a smiley mouth. The caption read: "If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours." For some reason, that poster has stuck with me my whole life. I truly believe a smile at a stranger can brighten an entire day or even save a life. I tend to smile at whoever links eyes with me for a moment, so it's probably the first thing a person notices about me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Clive Barker is my favorite author and I probably owe some of my own writing style to his. Some of my favorites of his works are The Thief of Always, The Great and Secret Show, and Weaveworld.

I'm not a big movie guy, but there are a few that have stayed with me, especially: What Dreams May Come, The Craft, Practical Magic, Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, etc. I have a soft spot for Hayao Miyazaki's animé. I must admit, I also really like zombie apocalypse and vampire themed movies.

I AM a big series guy: True Blood, Once Upon a Time, Lost, Will & Grace, 30 Rock, Orange is the New Black, The Walking Dead, Glee, and lot's more. I'm always looking for my next series fix!

I'm eclectic when it comes to music. I know what I like when I hear it. It can be from any genre.

My mom is a chef. I was raised with an unimaginable appreciation for the culinary arts and the culture behind cuisine. I love food from all over the world and I never have a problem with trying something new. My favorite food group is dairy. I love cheese so much it makes me want to cry when I see a nice cheese section at a market. Yes, it's that serious. No, just kidding. But I like cheese. A lot.
Six things I could never do without
- Imagination
- Food (Not in the "you need it to live" sense)
- Dreams
- Love
- God (Probably not in the way you might think)
- Discovery/Learning
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things it had been hoped I wouldn't think about during my upbringing but that have become an accepted fact of the different creature I am within the majority of my family. Things I wish I thought less about so that I could have a more fulfilling life. Things that I wish I thought more about so that I could have a more fulfilling life. Lots of things, lot's of the time.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably went to a club by myself because my real friends don't really like going out and I need a chance to blow steam with some drinking and dancing once in a while.

Fine dining would be nice if I had the money to indulge every weekend. I do it once in a while.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm fucking lonely in a romantic sense.
You should message me if
If you think we might click and you're looking for something special, it would be really cool if you messaged me, because that's what I'd most like to find on this site.
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