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My self-summary
Hi, my name is Duncan. I use they/them or he/him pronouns. I'm still really new on here so parts of my profile (including this one) will be filling in more sometime soon. In the meantime I'll try to figure out how to summarize myself nicely and concisely into this little white box (or contemplating whether just quoting "Writing a Resume" by Wisława Szymborska here would be relevant/not cheating).
Born and raised for the most part in San Francisco, with short periods staying in LA, the past two years in Reno, and now I'm in Amherst for school but make frequent visits to all the other places listed when I can (so if you're in one of those places and see me as having visited your profile that would be why).
Queer in general, but currently primarily interested in male-identified folks for now (often of the beardy, chubby, hairy variety admittedly) but of course this isn't a strict necessity or anything.
I find myself to be assorted ways of Queer and Mixed in many different aspects of my life.
If you are curious about poly things, or have never really thought about poly things but might be interested in the possibility, just ask me about them!
What I’m doing with my life
Currently I'm taking a year off from school, working on transferring for next Fall and in the process of starting up with some internships in NYC for the rest of my time off.
I’m really good at
Cuddling, hugging, listening, being supportive when it's needed, and reflecting on things. I've been playing (classical) piano since I was around seven years old, so I hold that really closely as something I like to do, even though I haven't had enough time to practice nearly as much as I should. I also take my academic pursuits as something I do because I like to, so reading, writing, learning languages, and researching are things that I like to think I'm good at, or at least things that I'm constantly working to get better at.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm pretty tall, I'm generally pretty nice/friendly, and I can be really quiet sometimes. How I smile a lot when I'm talking to people. I have also had a fair amount of people get quite excited by the fluffiness of my hair. I also get a lot of compliments on my butt, so I guess that seems to come to attention at some point too.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Kurt Vonnegut, Antonio Damasio, David Eagleman, Judith Butler, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Michel Foucault, Jean-François Lyotard, Jean Baudrillard, Louis Althusser, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, John Barth, Jean Genet, Chuck Palahniuk, Graham Green, Jhonen Vasquez, Viktor E. Frankl, Hermann Hesse, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Plato, Karl Marx, Aldous Huxley, William S. Burroughs, Haruki Murakami, Sherman Alexie, Edgar Allan Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Philip K. Dick, Ben Rogers

Sylvia Plath, Wisława Szymborska, T. S. Eliot, e. e. cummings, Boris Pasternak, Dorothy Parker

Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Eugène Ionesco, Harold Pinter


Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut, Slapstick by Kurt Vonnegut, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll, Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, Rant by Chuck Palahniuk, Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk, Mother Courage and Her Children by Bertolt Brecht, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, The Balcony by Jean Genet, Lost in the Funhouse by John Barth, One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez, Ariel by Sylvia Plath, The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, Madeleine is Sleeping by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick, Phaedrus by Plato, Gorgias by Plato, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes, Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut, Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut, The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka, The Visit by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, The Important of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde, Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, The Flamer by Ben Rogers, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, Sum: Forty Tales of the Afterlives by David Eagleman, JtHM by Jhonen Vasquez, I Feel Sick by Jhonen Vasquez, Squee by Jhonen Vasquez, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl, Descartes’ Error by Antonio Damasio, Myth and Meaning by Claude Lévi-Strauss, The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir, A Very Easy Death by Simone de Beauvoir, Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman, Simulations by Jean Baudrillard, The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-François Lyotard, Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses by Louis Althusser, A Man Without a Country by Kurt Vonnegut, Night by Elie Wiesel

All About Lily Chou-Chou, Fight Club, Weekend, Harold and Maude, Donnie Darko, Let the Right One In, In The Mood For Love, Chungking Express, Dumplings, 2 or 3 Things I Know About Her, Juno, The Shining, Cabaret, The Cabin in the Woods, Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Lost in Translation, The Orphanage, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Edward Scissorhands, Once, Till Human Voices Wake Us, I Want Your Love, In Their Room, The Right to Love: An American Family, Pan’s Labyrinth, Blade Runner, Office Space, 28 Days Later, The Piano, Amadeus, Equilibrium, Death at a Funeral, Trainspotting, American Beauty, Mean Girls, Everything is Illuminated, Requiem for a Dream, Capote, 28 Weeks Later, Harrison Bergeron, Serenity, A Scanner Darkly, MirrorMask, Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children, Miss Representation, !Women Art Revolution, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, The King’s Speech, 127 Hours, The Science of Sleep; Girl, Interrupted; Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Run Fatboy Run, Botched, La Vie en Rose, Inception, Warrior, Gamer, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Hard Candy, Black Swan, Easy A, Slither, Run Lola Run, Watchmen, Pulp Fiction, Dogma, Josie and the Pussycats, Broken Flowers,500 Days of Summer, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa,The Return (Vozvrashchenie), Four Rooms, The House of Yes, Choke, Cachorro, Temple Grandin, Shutter Island, French Kiss, Sita Sings the Blues, Dark City, Rent, Blue Velvet, Sunshine Cleaning, Coraline, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Wackness, Dr. Strangelove, Goodbye Lenin!, The Kids Are All Right, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, The Breakfast Club, Heathers, The Fall, The Boat That Rocked, My Left Eye Sees Ghosts, Cowboy Bebop The Movie, Cat Soup, Paprika, Dead Leaves, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Castle in the Sky, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Howl’s Moving Castle, Let the Right One in, S. Darko, Seven Pounds, Angela’s Ashes, The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, King Kong, The Cove, Sister My Sister, Un chant d’amour, Volver, Day Watch, Night Watch, Mongol, Crash, The Debt

Amanda Palmer, The Dresden Dolls, Jason Webley, Vermillion Lies, Zoë Boekbinder, Kim Boekbinder, GEM CLUB, Christopher Barnes, Regina Spektor, The Jane Austen Argument, Tom Dickins, Evelyn Evelyn, The Irrepressibles, Birdeatsbaby, The Petrojvic Blasting Company, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mumford and Sons, Zoe Keating, Polly Scattergood, Jaggery, Feral Foster, Willy Gantrim, Rufus Wainwright, Kate Nash, Death Cab for Cutie, Three Days Grace, Lily Allen, P!NK, Yann Tiersen, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sxip Shirey, Zemfira, Nochniye Snaiperi, Wintersleep, The Antlers, Adele, Sia Furler, Rasputina, t.A.T.u., Nichya, Sergei Rachmaninov, Ástor Piazzolla, Alexander Scriabin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Dmitri Shostakovich, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Erik Satie, Samuel Barber, Serge Prokofiev, Johannes Brahms, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Igor Stravinsky, Franz Schubert, Richard Wagner, Antonín Dvořák, Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann, Dmitry Kabalevsky, Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edith Piaf, Pomplamoose, Radiohead, Coldplay, Drowning Pool, System of a Down, Andrew Bird, Alanis Morissette, The Tiger Lilies, Nirvana, Sage Francis, Tom Lehrer, Weezer, The Dropkick Murphys, The Beatles, LCD Soundsystem, Mindless Self Indulgence, Linkin Park, Marilyn Manson, Clint Mansell, Queen, Slipknot, Jimmy Eat World, Billy Talent, Nine Inch Nails, Sugarcult, The Decemberists, Tori Amos, Nobuo Uematsu, Queen, The Red Paintings, Kurt Weill, Once, Next to Normal, Spring Awakening
Six things I could never do without
Art (in the broad sense, not restricted to visual art)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My friends, my family, mi Lalito (eddington18), Philosophy, Critical Theory, Queer Theory, Gender Theory, Neuroscience, Biology, Neurophilosophy, Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Feminism(s), Cultural Production, Literature, Music, Theater, Film, Creative Writing, Race, Mixed Heritage/Mixed Race, Social Justice, Social Change, Languages, Food, queering things, Neoliberalism, comforting others and myself, the people I'm attracted to, the people I'm inspired by, my identity, how I could continue to grow as a person, the things I want to do, the essays I should probably be doing.
On a typical Friday night I am
Hanging out with friends, working on homework, procrastinating on homework, chatting with someone online, or whatever else gets planned for that night (either by me or the people I'm with).

Possibly on my tumblr which is: http://halfhauntings.tumblr.com/
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm currently exploring polyamory and figuring out how that works to still feel comfortable and good/ok for everyone involved. I also have a strong habit of buying lots of used books. And I really like corgis.

For anything else you're curious about, just ask?
You should message me if
You want to talk? I try to respond to everything that comes my way, but I should probably add the disclaimer that as I get busy sometimes the quick "Hey, what's up?" that don't have much more brought up to talk about can sometimes slip through. And don't take it personally as a judgement if you send me a message and don't get a response back for a little while, in all likelihood I just got busy for an extended period of time and forgot about it for a bit and will respond it to it eventually.
The two of us