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My self-summary
2016 Update: Funny how you look back on even something as trivial as a dating profile description and it seems like it was written by an entirely different person.

Alfred Tennyson once said that it was better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. With no disrespect to the man, I disagree. It's more painful to have known the bliss of emotional intimacy and personal connection with someone and then continued your life from then on.

I've tried for years to get closer to women offline and while my company is never treated with anything other than warmth, no woman has ever looked at me with that same peace and comfort my former girlfriend once did. Speaking of whom, she has dated many people since we broke up while I have not. Which is not a remark against her, I must stress, I'm glad she's happy. It does though, bring the state of my own love life into sharp relief.

Thus I turn to okcupid once more. The site has yet to yield any result beyond an initial conversation and then never hearing from someone again but I've never worn cynicism well so I'll give this another shot.

Alas the same challenge that plagued my first profile persists years later. Trying to describe myself is like trying to describe the back of my own head. It's me but it's un-observable without assistance. Indeed the quest to understand myself is a large portion of what I spend my mental energy on.

That being said allow me to at least attempt an accurate description of myself. Passionate, creative, affectionate, warmhearted, good listener, optimistic. Perhaps a few keywords are not really enough to get a feel for what a person is like but I hope they at least indicate whether even conversing would be something you would want to do.

Lastly, if I might request, please message me if you have actual interest. I'm not a paid subscriber so I can't see the "likes" I receive. I promise that I will respond and be gracious whether the interest is returned or not.

Thank you,

Anthony William Clay, B.F.A.
What I’m doing with my life
-Graduated from Full Sail University as of August 2016
-Would like to be a writer. (Job searching and freelance work)
-Practicing Kung Fu.
I’m really good at
-Explaining complex material in layman terms. (Translating "nerd talk".)
The first things people usually notice about me
Likely the thing that people first recognize about me is my straightforward and sincere demeanor. It's not a physical trait but more than one person has remarked upon this attribute.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Note: Lists do not contain total amount of favorites.

Books: The Art of War, The Divine Comedy, Julius Ceasar, Hamlet, Ender's Game, Animorphs, Don Quixote, Cyrano deBergerac, The Alchemist, The Culture, Neuromancer, John Carter of Mars

Movies: Disney films, Action films in general, Star Wars, Pirates of the Carribean, Master and Commander, The Incredibles, A Walk to Remember, The Matrix Trilogy, Lord of the Rings The Road to El Dorado, The Prince of Egypt, The Princess Bride, Pacific Rim, Kill Bill, Gladiator, the entirety of the MCU

Music: Classic Rock, Heavy Metal

Food: Pizza!

Games: The Assassin's Creed, Metal Gear, and Mass Effect series, Skyrim, Red Steel 2, Sonic Adventure 2, Metal Gear Rising, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, World of Warcraft, Overwatch

TV Shows: Grimm, Justified, Dexter, Doctor Who, Avatar: the Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra, Firefly, Samurai Jack, Megas XLR, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, House, Once Upon a Time, MCU again

Anime: Code Geass, Inuyasha, Fullmetal Alchemist, Pokemon, Digimon
Six things I could never do without
1. My family
2. My wallet
3. My laptop (it has all my stories on it)
5. My phone
6. My faith
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to understand and improve myself. Re-evaluating and trying to piece together who I am and where I stand.

As well as sort of rehearsing, playing scenes from my stories over in my head and seeing how they go.
On a typical Friday night I am
I'm either going to the movies, playing a game, roleplaying on a forum, or just hanging out with my family.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I am a virgin. That's private but I admit it freely to those who ask. I intend to remain a such until I'm married. (Though I've grown a bit more flexible in that decision but the relationship would still need to be very serious and committed.)
You should message me if
You have already hit the like button. If you do indeed like what you see, by all means let's talk.

You could be from anywhere, distance doesn't deter me.
The two of us