Hi. I'm Jason, a semi-professional author and dedicated artist with an exceedingly broad range of interests. Literarily, I don't specialize and write in various genres. Artistically, I specialize in portraiture and fantasy art and work primarily in pencil, but I am getting into the digital medium. In the not too distant past I've contributed artwork to an indie film production, enjoyed a few exhibitions of my work and donated to various charity events. I also contribute short stories to an ongoing series of charitable anthologies.
I am here to "hopefully" meet that one someone special, a partner in every sense of the word. We meet, we talk, we bond and that's either in friendship, romance or not at all. Either of the first two is fine with me, and I'll hold no grudges in regards to the third. While romance is ultimately what I desire, love cannot be sought, only found.
I equate dating to picking up a book. Usually, the burden of a first impression is on our covers. On the internet, we have the benefit of a synopsis. If we're lucky, a friend will recommend us. This leads to the introduction, if it holds their interest it's on to chapter 1. The story begins here and now, later on we digress, in comes the back story and if they're still hooked, the bookmark, which means they'll be back. Hopefully they'll see enough value in us to continue reading and thus make an emotional investment in the story. If we're a good read, they'll never want to put us down. If bad, they'll probably leave us behind on a bus, but if it's meant to be, well, they'll never want it to end. I know the kind of book I am, worth picking up and a very good read. What kind of book are you?
My friends know they can count on me, and I'm grateful that I can do likewise. Good friends are hard to come by, so I find it gratifying to be one.
I'm resourceful. Not "coconut-radio Professor" resourceful, but in a pinch I could probably make a coconut look like a radio.
I'm also a very good kisser. Seriously, I have a degree from the Association of Oscillatory Sciences in Kissypoo, France. Okay, I made that up, but the certificate looks legit from a distance of five feet.
Moreover, I'm an expert in cuddling. I have a degree from ... well, nevermind.
To sum up, I'm good at what I do, and bad at the stuff I don't do, i.e.: bear wrestling - I'm never doing that again.
Books. I love to read, naturally. I'd consider myself a bibliophile and have a considerable collection of books, both novels and reference works. Just read A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin. What follows is a list of some of the authors who have both thrilled me and influenced my own writing: Hans Christian Andersen; Isaac Asimov; L. Frank Baum; Ray Bradbury; Edgar Rice Burroughs; John Le Carré; Lewis Carroll; Arthur C. Clarke; Michael Crichton; Roald Dahl; Philip K. Dick; Stephen R. Donaldson; Arthur Conan Doyle; Ian Fleming; Neil Gaiman; William Gibson; The Brothers Grimm; Robert A. Heinlein; Frank Herbert; Hermann Hesse; Robert E. Howard; C. S. Lewis; H. P. Lovecraft; Eric Van Lustbader; Frank Miller; Anaïs Nin; George Orwell; Edgar Allan Poe; Pauline Réage; Anne Rice; Dr. Seuss; Shakespeare; Robert Louis Stevenson; J.R.R. Tolkien; Jules Verne; Kurt Vonnegut; H.G. Wells.
TV. Don't watch a lot of it, honestly I'd rather play Fallout 3 or Assassin's Creed than watch television, but a few shows I do like: Dexter; Doctor Who; Spartacus; The Walking Dead; A Game of Thrones; Discovery Channel stuff and 80's cartoons.
Movies. A rich source of inspiration. I enjoy movies of almost every genre from every decade, right across the quality scale. TCM is one of my favourite channels.
Music. I love music. I find it exceptionally inspirational and often assemble soundtracks for my writing and artistic projects. Concerts are a favourite, too. I saw Paul McCartney, The Black Crowes and Blue Rodeo last year, and have three more lined up for 2011, Neil Young, Kid Rock and U2. 50's; 60's; 70's; 80's, and a little bit thereafter, I love it all.
The Black Crowes - "This life, this life aches. And this life moans. This life is great, this life is great. And it's better when you're not alone." - Better When You're Not Alone.
Blue Rodeo - "Tell me one more time again, I guess I didn't hear you. I don't know all the secrets that you keep inside. I tried the same thing too, but they all come pouring out of me when I'm talking to you." - Bulletproof.
Eagles - "I've been searching for the daughter of the devil himself. I've been searching for an angel in white. I've been waiting for a woman who's a little of both. And I can feel her but she's nowhere in sight." - One of These Nights.
Paolo Nutini - "Some people wanna speed it up. In fact I want to slow it down. I wanna get myself dressed up. And take you out on the town." - 10/10.
Bruce Springsteen - "I ain't lookin' for praise or pity. I ain't comin' 'round searchin' for a crutch. I just want someone to talk to. And a little of that Human Touch." - Human Touch.
Kings of Leon - "Off in the night, while you live it up, I'm off to sleep. Waging wars to shape the poet and the beat. I hope it's gonna make you notice. I hope it's gonna make you notice. Someone like me." - Use Somebody.
To complete a list of my favourite artists and cite a line from a particular song would make this section ridiculously long, so what follows is easier on the eyes.
AC/DC; Bryan Adams; Adele; Aerosmith; Alice Cooper; April Wine; The Black Crowes; Leonard Cohen; Bad Company; The Band; The Beatles; Cheryl Beatty; Dustin Bentall; Diane Birch; The Black Keys; Bon Jovi - don't judge me -; David Bowie; Johnny Cash; Phil Collins; Chris Cornell; Elvis Costello; CCR; Sheryl Crow; The Doors; Eurythmics; Foo Fighters;Foster the People; Peter Gabriel; Garbage; Genesis; Cee Lo Green; Guns N' Roses; The Heavy; INXS; Elton John; Norah Jones; Kid Rock; Led Zeppelin; Annie Lennox; The Lonely Island; Paul McCartney; Sarah McLachlan; Paolo Nutini; Lindi Ortega; Ozzy Osbourne; Pearl Jam; Tom Petty; Pink Floyd; Queen; Radiohead; R.E.M.; The Rolling Stones; Justin Rutledge; Bob Seger; Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Paul Simon; Frank Sinatra; Smashing Pumpkins; Sola Rosa; Soundgarden; Steely Dan; Rod Stewart; Sting; Tina Turner; U2; The Who; Gin Wigmore; ZZ Top and quite a lot more.
How OKC determines their match percentages? Any match over 50% can't be all that bad, but I'm think 69% is a better place to start.
From a very young age the women in my family have trained me to be the perfect shopping companion.
I never leave the toilet seat up.
Unless spoken to directly, I will not talk during a movie.
I've never lost a staring contest.
I'm prone to social hangovers.
And, amazingly, I can fold a fitted sheet.
I've no concerns in regard to meeting in person with people I've met online.