I'm not just open to romantic partners, I'm also happy to expand my circle of friends. If you get a message from me and we're wildly incompatible, chances are good I'm just looking to chat or hang. Best bet is to just ask what I'm up to.
A direct approach works best with me pretty much across the board. Just be subtle as a T-Rex and we'll get along fine.
Politics is a big part of my world; if time spent with radical leftist isn't your thing then you may want to move on. I spent a very limited time with Occupy and I have taught classes for medics who accompany protests and other actions.
My "afford rent job" is with a non-profit as a counselor for adults with special needs in Santa Monica teaching life-skills (if you're one of the residents and reading this, congrats you found me, now go do your cleaning). I also do some freelance home and computer repair on the side. If it'll make a few bucks I'll probably give it a shot.
The list of things I'm involved with has gotten so long and it changes regularly. I'm more than happy to talk about anything I'm doing at any given time.
- I build bows for archery. I'm currently toeing into using carbon fiber as well as experimenting with the materials and construction to adjust the weight and draw for different shooters. It's quite a bit of fun. If you'd like your own bow, let me know; materials are less than $10 and it's a fun afternoon project.
- A lot of legal research pertaining to a project to secure more permanent housing. In the same vein, I'm a FOIA nerd so I'm usually babysitting one or two requests at any given time.
- Looking for a place to start growing things again. I kind of hate living in the concrete jungle sometimes. If you've got some open ground and like plants, let me know.
- Writing a polyamory-centered romance screenplay. What? It's LA. Are you *really* that surprised?
- I'm working to start a not-for-profit to refurbish computers for low-income residents. This is a fucking gargantuan task and if you want to lend a hand, I'm all for the help.
With movies my tastes are hard to predict. I enjoy a lot of international and some more "off the wall" films. I do also watch a lot of documentaries. The international cut of "Red Cliffs" (2008) was great, "Blade Runner" (1982) total classic, "Last Samurai" (2003) minus Tom Cruise (why is a white dude "the last samurai"?), "Yojimbo" (1961) another classic worth watching, "Sexy Evil Genius" (2013) great character film and also fills in some of my "off the wall" preference and similarly "Circle" (2015), the two main characters aside "Jupiter Ascending" (2015) was solid sci-fi, "This Is Spinal Tap" (1984) is hilarious especially if you know a little about rock and roll history.
I don't have many TV shows I'm into because I don't have cable but I did get really into Alphas, Walking Dead, Firefly, Terra Nova, Rome, Vikings, and Outcasts.
My musical taste is impossible to present with any degree of brevity or cohesiveness. I've loved punk for years, I grew up listening to it but it's difficult to find punk that's fast enough for me to get into. I also have a tendency to really like one or two songs from an artist and dislike all the rest. You probably wont like most of what I listen to and that's OK. Live and let listen.
A few sample tracks from my popular tunes list:
Track One The Casualties - Corazones Intoxicados Corregido
Track Two The Casualties - Soldado
Track Three Rachid Taha - Ya Rayah
Track Four Ryan Harvey - I Won't Be Part Of It
Track Five Arabic Orthodox Hymn
Track Six Eisenfunk - Skudrinka
Track Seven Crucified Barbra - The Crucifier
Track Eight Sister Sin - One Out Of Ten
Track Nine GBH - Timebomb
Track Ten Groupe Badar - Allah Wastajib
Track Eleven Percival - Jomsborg
Track Twelve Garmarna - Gamen
Track Thirteen Finsterforst - Mach Dich Frie (Make Yourself Free)
Track Fourteen GBH - Sick Boy
Track Fifteen The Revels - Rolling Down to Old Maui
Track Sixteen The Wolfgangs - Cannibal Family
Track Seventeen Seaside Rebels - Abandon Ship
Track Eighteen Mureti - Antifascist Oi!
Food is also a mix (-rimshot-) though I do have a fairly restricted diet due to health issues (I cannot eat dairy, nuts, beans, or soy) but I still eat well. I rarely eat out because it's difficult to be sure the food you're getting is free of allergens but I'm not against a good meal at a place I know wont attempt to poison me.
Added because it needed this section. I do game on the PC a fair bit. I rotate what I play pretty constantly though I don't have as much time or energy to play as I used to. I'm not super into multiplayer shooters, I'm not really willing to put in the fourteen hours daily practice required to remain "1337."
Beyond that, something to read or a project to work on. I'm kind of like a puppy when I get bored. Not in the "awww you're adorable!" way, more in the "why/how did you destroy that?" kind of way.
Is it literal? Figurative? Why is being an albatross better than being a mouse in this context? Where's the curse come in? Why does the music video show two saxophone players when you never hear any saxophones in the song? And why does the Wikipedia entry for the song suggest that the albatross is being used "as an inexplicable metaphor for female empowerment."
This is one of those things you never think about it until you do and then you never stop. Like what happens if Pinocchio says "My nose grows now!"
If it's not already abundantly clear, I'm somewhat of an introvert. I do enjoy getting out and spending time outside but I need quiet recharge time after being out and around.
-This resonates with you at all
-If you're looking for a tabletop gaming buddy. I'm down for most games, doubly so if it's Shadowrun or Legend of the Five Rings. Matsu!
You should NOT message me if:
-You want someone to bar-hop or club with. If you want to go, more power to you, not my scene.
-You can't "be." This sounds like super simple, hippy-dippy shit but the ability to just sit for a few minutes without external stimulation and be alone with your own thoughts seems to be very rare these days. The ability to "be" sounds very woo but it's as simple as "Can you sit in a chair for ten-ish minutes without having to read something or futz with your cell phone?" If you can't do this, we likely aren't going to get along.
-You're half a world away. I'm sorry, I'm looking for someone local. Long distance relationships are not something I can handle. Best of luck to you.
You made it to the end, congrats. If you read the whole thing but still didn't find it to your liking, I still want to leave you with something for being awesome and willing to read the whole thing. Enjoy!