A pirate on a sea of dream,
Something of a ribald-savant...
And yet still not all that I seem.
I'm an actor combatant and fight choreographer, and I pay my bills by freelancing as a theatrical electrician, technician and stage hand. It's surprising how stable and enjoyable I've found it.
Otherwise there are spontaneous antics and tomfoolery abounding, including random sword fights in the park, hosting karaoke shows, hiking the Hudson Valley, drinking beer at the nerd bar and singing in my
Telling stories and listening to other people's stories - I am a big fan or the oral tradition (there's a bad joke there...).
Walking the fine line between ridiculously silly and professionally serious. Okay, more like playing hopscotch around it. But SERIOUSLY.
Pairing tasty wines, beers, whiskys and cheeses, or mixing tasty cocktails.
Being snarky, finding myself in odd and ridiculous situations, making an ass of myself, and shouting out the lame, dirty or antique jokes most of you are thinking but don't want to say... It's part of my charm.
My hair, usually. I don't know why...
I've been sometimes told it's my smile or my eyes. If you tell me this, I will probably blush wildly.
J.R.R. Tolkien, Dr. Seuss and William Shakespeare are the holy triumverate at the top of my lIterary pantheon. Oscar Wilde and Sam Shepard are demigods.
Currently Reading: Feast for Crows (again), Memories of Ice, The Sandman and The Irish Fairy Book. Yes, at the same time.
A selection: A Song of Fire and Ice series, The Malazan Book of the Fallen series, Fahrenheit 451, The Princess Bride, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, World's End, The Lord Of The Rings, Slaughterhouse Five, 1984, countless plays.
Movies: Serenity, The Boondock Saints, The Princess Bride, The Avengers and all the rest of the MCU, REPO! The Genetic Opera, The Court Jester, Spaceballs, Death To Smootchy, Four Rooms, High Society, Independence Day, Interstate 60, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Cabin In The Woods, Dogma, But I'm A Cheerleader, 10 Things I Hate About You, Pulp Fiction, Stranger Than Fiction, Dead Poets Society, Zombieland...
TV: Firefly, Game of Thrones. Stargate SG-1, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Battlestar Galactica, NCIS, Arrested Development, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mythbusters, and Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Shows: Hamilton, The Last Five Years, Hedwig and The Angry Inch, Pippin, The Fantasticks, Songs For A New World (I feel like these choices say a lot about me).
Music: All of it.
Dave Grohl rules with a rawk fist.
Ska is what makes me 'Rude' (I'm actually quite polite otherwise...).
I love Rock, Alt Rock, Classic Rock, Punk Rock, Irish Rock, Pirate Rock, Celtic Rock, Rockabilly, Rock & Roll, Cover bands, and a lot of americana-folk. Give me 90s jams any day of the week. And any song that tells a story.
Foods: Practically Anything--I love food. I'll try most anything twice. Can never go wrong with Italian or a real good burger. I need to discover more sushi.
I drink coffee and chai, bourbon and Irish whisky, dark craft beer and cider.
I love Coffeehouses, Delis and Diners.
People, especially my friends and family--"There’s something way down deep that’s eternal... and that something has to do with human beings." ~Thorton Wilder, "Our Town"
Answers--Or perhaps more accurately, questions to answer. Not trying to be deep; I really couldn't do with a world where everything was known.
How to be a better actor and fighter.
Why I love Tropicana Orange Juice so much.
Where in the World IS Carmen Sandiego?
How to improve things I'm not happy with.
How to go further with things I am happy about.
Why is everyone thinking about how they'd survive the Zombie Apocalypse?
Ethical kink, queerness and non-monogamy; and my place in the spectrum(s).
My fight choreography.
People's stories and experiences.
Working, at a concert, at the nerd bar, singing/hosting karaoke, or just randomly finding trouble to get into. Or sitting at home cleaning weapons, playing pennywhistle and watching Netflix.
...you're interested in engaging a new partner for fun, exploration and new experiences of all kinds, be it in the bedroom, in the kitchen, on stage, or in the great outdoors.
... you dig that casual sex and such comes with real connection and enjoying each other's person, not just each other's body parts. Same goes for dating and friends, obviously.
Let's eat cheese and go adventuring.