Curiously optimistic, despite having experienced some of the worst that human nature has to offer. I am slow to bond and ridiculously loyal once bonded. Empathy and kindness are important to me, not just in myself but in a friend or a partner. I feel a certain amount of cynicism is unavoidable in this world, but I prefer to keep it to a minimum and want to be around people who feel the same.
While I'm awkward and goofy on the surface, I desire to connect with people with high emotional intelligence and self awareness. I write hundreds of pages of words that no one, in all probability, will ever read. It helps me to better understand where I've been and where I want to go.
I would rather cook us a meal and then sit in a cozy spot to talk or play a game or draw pictures than go to a loud place to overpay for crummy booze and yell over a bunch of strangers just to be able to hear each other. This does not mean I am above a dive bar. I'd just prefer if it were either on the way to or from something more intimate. I'm not opposed to watching movies or TV shows on netflix on occasion, but I tend to do it with others and avoid it when left to my own devices. I am not a media snob and I will cuddle like crazy and watch the worst Hollywood has to offer if it's with the right person.
I love books and I am completely surrounded by them in my home. I like to have conversations while taking long walks. If the conversation is good, our legs hurt before we get bored. I tend to notice things around me that other people do not even bother to consider, whether it be strange architecture or the shadows made by different trees. If I find a dead animal, I will probably at least take a picture of it if it isn't decomposed enough to get bones from.
I live in a big warehouse filled with a bunch of other wayward mammals going about our lives, but I want to die old, in a house that I built. Until that seems like it could possibly happen, I'm going to be in Oakland, painting and sculpting as if the world wanted more art, even though it might not know it needs it.
My cat will judge you. But, don't take it personally, she doesn't have thumbs.
Most of my trusted friends are women and it's probably because I know what the inside of a male skull looks like. Probably for the same reason, I desire to always improve my awareness, world outlook and interpersonal relationships. I value communication despite having difficulty getting that ball rolling sometimes.
ISFP. If you buy into this stuff, it pretty much means that I will treat you and and everyone else really well. Then I'll be upset when everyone else is not doing that. It also means that I won't share everything until you get to know me and I trust you. I'll be extremely empathetic as well. I don't know if I trust the Myers-Briggs completely. People are just too complex and dynamic.
As for music, when I was a younger guy it was all Punk all the time. Then I graduated to Goth/Industrial until I figured out that there was so much out there to be had. If it's from Iceland, I probably love it. I like Nick Cave, BABYLAND, Tindersticks, Rasputina, Jay Munly, TV on the Radio, Continues..., The Twilight Sad, David Bowie, Amanda Palmer, The XX, Roy Orbision, Future Islands, John Coltrane, Jill Tracy, Rube Waddell, Rome, Dat Politics, Skinny Puppy, Kurt Weil, most chiptune stuff and lot's of others. I'm that horrid cliche of someone who listens to all kinds of music. There is no genre, that I know of, that I cannot at least appreciate one artist from, unless it's dubstep.
Most of the movies I watch tend to come from other countries. Aki Kaurismäki! Like my music, I am all over the map. I also watch documentaries about artists, politics, wars and regular people. There is also a huge swath of nerd shit that runs right through the middle of all that other stuff. What can I say? I like sci fi and animation.
Food? Yes. I'll cook it.
Do women on this site not like kind, honest men who would like a real connection and a chance to be sweet to someone, or do they think men are full of shit if we say it?
If I suck a chain through my nose, how much weight can I lift with it before my face rips apart?
Is three minutes too long to wear a burning hat?
Where are my keys?
How did I come this far already?