Like so many people, I am largely motivated by sex and attractive people, but I cultivate ideals to temper my folly. Although extremely bossy in the bedroom (yes, my name is a command), I'm generous to a fault, sentimental, and very easy going. I aspire to an egalitarian, Anarcho-Alchemist perspective, and try to enjoy everyone's uniqueness, but I'm weary of dull, jaded hipster-clones. I occasionally fret and fuss over futile minutiae, but ultimately rest in the knowledge that Destiny gives each of us what we need, if we have the presence of mind to receive it. (I should point out, this doesn't mean I consider the laws and social norms of the world to be just, good, or fair; I hate seeing others suffer and my only true solace comes from knowing that the "underdog" has opportunities to develop an inner strength denied those born into privilege.)
I like to greet every day with serenity and enthusiasm. Although a bit of a dandy fop myself, I am not snobbish toward drably attired people unless they have a matching attitude. In general, I strive to be harder on myself than on others, because I believe this is the basis of good character. On those rare occasions when I get angry or upset, I usually find a way to be alone until my nerves are steady. To maintain my flexibility, I regularly take long, solitary walks through unfamiliar neighborhoods.
I can't honestly say I'm a loner as I have many good friends, and I always want more, but I recently asked my Dad why, for all my intense sociability, I also enjoy being entirely alone for long periods of time, and he told me I was "a product of judicious neglect." I prefer the fast lane, but I'm cautious and indicate before making a turn. I have a keen eye for nuance and innuendo, but often miss what's in plain view. I squint hard at the last purple before X-rays. Poised on the last rung of confidence before it becomes cocky, I'm secretly a bit shy. Reverent yet perverted. (Perverent?)
I'm convinced that everything modern and technologically advanced is draining us of a certain vitality, though in many instances I'm willing to risk it for the sake of excitement and convenience. I finally got a cell phone when I moved to LA, but until then I felt zero pressure to get one. My holding off wasn't just to be different, they just seemed like a real pain. (Now, I must admit, I love having one!) I guess I'm a bit proud of resisting silly trends, and take pleasure in maintaining composure when everyone around me is freaking out.
I find life to be essentially and profoundly mysterious, and I don't believe there is one right way to view any paradox. The world is too large and ancient and full of wonders to get caught up in rigid ideas and expectations.
I really love authentic American culture like old motels, movie theaters, coffee shops, railway stations, penny arcades, and such. Despite their dreamlike nature, I don't think of them as symbols, but as living realities that remind us of what we've lost. I have never seen an ugly or unappealing cemetery, and I live for flea markets and estate sales. Although I strive not to dwell solely in the past, I really miss the days when cities were literally filled with used record stores, comic stores, and book stores. Young people may be surprised to know that once upon a time you couldn't walk a few blocks in any major city without finding a little shop full of cool stuff both old and new. I'm grateful these things still exist and eager for another road trip to explore what's left of our country, but can't find the right driving partner.
I prefer conspiracy and muckraker books to true crime, but I'd like to hear more about successful criminals, since I have always held a certain distaste for the Law. That said, I acknowledge this mostly vicarious antisocial tendency as a product of contemporary radical individualism, and not a trait to flaunt or pursue.
Also: Sex is a high art which I take very seriously.
A few writers I've always enjoyed: Céline, Lewis Carroll, Philip K Dick, Charles Willeford, Jean Genet, Astrid Lindgren, Emily Bronte, Charlotte Bronte, Juan Goytisolo, Italo Calvino, Opal Whiteley, Mary Shelley, Gilbert Sorrentino, Jane Bowles, Ursula LeGuin, Lord Byron, Gaston Bachelard, Mark Twain, Rob Hardin, G. K. Chesterton, John Hawkes, Flann O'Brien, Julio Cortazar, The Marquis de Sade, Rainer Maria Rilke, Novalis, Goethe, Schiller, Emerson, Dostoevsky, Gogol, Rudolf Steiner. I am a comics freak and I also read a lot about parapsychology, esoteric studies, conspiracy and antigravity/ufo type stuff, sexual politics, and I'm fairly knowledgeable on these subjects.
Some of my favorite movies: Mr. Arkadin, The Brood, eXistenZ, Videodrome, Eyes Without a Face, The Tenant, Pippi Goes on Board, Eraserhead, Female Trouble, Teorema, The Saragossa Manuscript, Don't Look Now, Hump of the Sado Queen, Galaxy Quest, Mudhoney, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, L'Age d'Or, Los Olvidados, Belle de Jour, Score, Bedazzled, The Curse of Her Flesh, Shampoo, Duck Soup, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Carnival of Souls, The Decameron, Autobiography of a Flea, Dead of Night, The Fallen Idol, Shampoo, Welcome Home Brother Charles, Spider Baby, Behind The Green Door, Spirited Away, Marketa Lazarova, A History of Violence, Let the Right One In, I Know Where I'm Going!, Salo, Curse of the Demon, The Holy Mountain, Phantom of the Paradise, Curse of the Cat People, Point Blank, Dead of Night, Billy Liar, The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein, anything with Edward G. Robinson, Lon Chaney, Sr., Buster Keaton, Charles Laughton, Robert Mitchum, Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet, Veronica Lake, Julie Christie. (I made up one of these movie titles. Can you guess which one?)
Owning 4000 LPs makes it hard to choose, but I really love The Beatles, The Bee Gees, The Byrds, The Hollies, Big Star, The Kinks, The Zombies, The Move, The Pretty Things, Queen, Os Mutantes, The Free Design, Scott Walker, Colin Blunstone, Duncan Browne, Nick Drake, John Cale, Pink Floyd, The Monkees, Jethro Tull, The Beach Boys, Hawkwind, Steve Hillage, Bo Hansson, Gong, Faust, Agitation Free, Amon Duul II, Cluster, Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Fairport Convention, Donovan, The Shaggs, Sly & The Family Stone, Parliament-Funkadelic, Curtis Mayfield, Ann Peebles, Family, Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, Van Der Graaf Generator, Peter Hammill, Caravan, Hatfield and the North, National Health, Camel, Magma, Heldon, Le Orme, PFM, Ange, Slapp Happy, Durutti Column, Wire, Public Image Ltd., John Foxx, Joy Division, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Echo and the Bunnymen, Blondie, Chrome, DOME, Devo, The Go-Betweens, Cocteau Twins, Felt, Dungen, The Cardigans, Belle & Sebastian, Astor Piazzola, Charles Mingus, Slim Gaillard, Alice Coltrane, Marcos Valle, Astrid Gilberto, Gal Costa, Lonnie Liston Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Popol Vuh, Captain Beefheart, Robert Wyatt, Brian Eno, The Cure, Ultravox!, Tuxedomoon, Au Revoir Simone, Miranda Lee Richards, Tele Novella, Bart Davenport, The Four Seasons, Iggy Pop, Syd Barrett, Buzzcocks, Small Faces, The Monks, The Young Marble Giants, and so on... Really, I could go for pages. Music is very important to me, and I appreciate popular and esoteric music equally.
Great books, comics and movies
Clean air and water
Love and sex
Same goes double for close-minded bigots. Go out into the world and get some experience already! I may be a white cis male and heterosexually inclined, but my sympathies are more with the queer world, and love and respect all kinds of people. I will address you by whatever pronoun you prefer, and will always try to understand you before assuming anything. I know what I'm about, and I am always looking to learn more about the wide world…
So, now that I have you thinking my way, let's elaborate our shared outlook a bit further :) To effectively subvert the prevalent world-view — which is reductive, reactionary, morbid, dogmatic, materialistic, technophiliac, and otherwise wrongheaded in countless ways — we must replace it with something better. Human beings are social creatures and we cannot survive separate from the truth. If our lives be theater, we should perform with dignity, stagecraft and a respectful wink to the almighty. Yea, so be it.
Ah, but enough about me! ... Well, on second thought, here is some more about me:
Additional note: As Headmaster, my primary concern is to find out what turns my pupil on and what gets her off, and to do it as much as possible. In return, I expect her to support the illusion that I'm completely in charge.
You don't use the word 'random' when you mean arbitrary, surprising, unexpected, or unknown.
You don't mind standing and walking on my right side most of the time.
You occasionally drool, or think you might enjoy drooling on occasion.
You've read my entire profile and think, "I need to know this guy!"