The most important thing I can say first is that I enjoy being serious. I enjoy paying attention to the big picture, to the natural order of things, to the fact that so few of us look at the world outside of how we're guided to. This separates me from most everyone and it'd be awesome if I could discover more social circles where people really think for themselves. Making people laugh is easy enough, but my favorite thing in the world to do is catalyse people by shredding their ideas to the core with logic, flip their minds/worlds upside down by reminding them of what already is, and then when they're completely vulnerable catch them off guard with compassion. Being kind. Actively listening. Ultimately looking for opportunities to invite people to join me in wonder and curiosity, in contributing ideas. Stoking the fires of people's minds.
... But I figure a license to ramble ought to be earned, and so I am not yet as unrelenting as I desire to be. I digest the many complex thoughts & hard feelings I generate by drawing (all my life) and writing. A number of times here in LA I've been asked: "Where did you come from?"
I love quotes and proverbs. Bite-sized wisdom.
"Twenty years from now you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did." --Mark Twain
-Barefoot walking / sitting on the floor
-All animals & creatures
-'Meta' philosophy - I mean understanding how ideas are connected to each other
-Power in every real sense; strength, villains, comedians
-Video games, symphonic music, cinematography
-Illustration & digital artwork
-Architecture (especially Spanish)
-Sex and the various ways people touch
Long and articulately reiterated:
I love sophisticated and intellectual ideas. I enjoy philosophy (though I dislike the word philosophy), psychology, language, neuroscience, and anything I can pay attention to that fuels my understandings and gives my mind something to do in some form or other. Used to be shy. Animals love me. Dubbed 'beastmaster' as per my down-to-earthness with all creatures and Saint Francis for saving every bug out of a swimming pool before I jump in. My sense of humor is occasionally dark but is more shaped by being a classic over thinker. It's impossible to offend me and I used to be one of the healthiest people you would've ever met until that got slightly boring. I like sharing music and making playlists. ♬
My sincere preference is to explore the greater meaningful feelings and ideas in life, about the cosmos, about existence, about consciousness and ourselves, perspective, freedom, potential and what one may accomplish in life and truly how. Legendary. This more often than not means getting away from all the noise of our culture. I actively enjoy avoiding the herd. Thinking about myself thinking about myself thinking about myself gets entangling though, and a good remedy has always been walking into a small movie theater, picking a movie I've never heard of based on the poster, and relaxing to watch in the cool dark. Don't ever see Meek's Cutoff. Most people know me for being a visual artist, being in super good shape, or being deep, but I'll refer to the idea of simply being an old soul. Sometimes I evaluate my actions based on how intelligent I think they'd be considered 7000 years from now.
I've been drawing my entire life, and went to school to make graphics for video games- drawing, digital illustration, 2D & 3D animation, interface design, all the fun stuff- however I honestly hate the idea of spending my life sitting in front of a screen. I half abandoned it all.
"Believe in yourself, and create your own destiny. Don't fear failure."
Melding the compositions of my life to become as fundamentally independent as possible, and to relax a bit. And enjoy things. Next adventure coming up.
I also have two different mobile games which have potential, two labors of love I'm making entirely by myself (doing the art, animation, writing, design, and coding. Music friends.)
My goal is to earn enough money and skills to escape the pervasive bullshit of this culture. I do play the stock market. Please teach me how to garden and cook more good.
"Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."
Deliberately getting into positions to grow, give, and explore reverie about my heart. I always love meeting new people and getting out of my own bubble; exploring the "inexhaustible variety of life"- I like that.
Adventuring & learning to flourish in unpredictability. Really looking for an opportunity to use my grappling hook.
Getting people I barely know to open up and talk about their issues, aka listening. Everyone vents to me, which I enjoy.
But you were the one who came to this profile
Dune, Ender's Game, Catch-22, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues
Ghostbusters, Fight Club, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Adaptation, American Beauty, The Fall, select anime
Rick and Morty, Star Trek: TNG, Sherlock, Dexter, Arrested Development, South Park, Workaholics, Adventure Time is okay, The Whitest Kids You Know, waverlyflams, Evangelion, Naruto
Gorillaz, Phish, Garbage, Linkin Park, Radiohead, Hilltop Hoods, Filter, Stabbing Westward, The Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers, trance & electronic music, Nujabes, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Stravinsky, soundtracks, soundtracks, soundtracks
indie story-games, Overwatch, Awesomenauts, Yoshi's Island, Killer 7, Viewtiful Joe, Shadow of the Colossus, Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow, Etrian Odyssey, Brain Age
and very difficult games
How at the drop of a hat, with the right insight, I can see the world entirely differently.
The universe, nature, people, perspective
the pale blue dot
How effectively I'm nonverbally communicating with non-human creatures
Myself, thinking about myself
The opposite gender
Improving my artwork
The brutal necessity to make money and occasionally answer other people.
being involved with nature/animals
chilling out and just being dorks
the "Hookup" checkbox
Carl Sagan / Terence McKenna / Bill Hicks / Alan Watts
going for a walk in the park and conversing / gesticulating about life
a temporary yet 100% sincere & honest 'ship', for cuddles and affection
(If you know right now that you can't hear my tone of voice, you can't make eye contact with me, you can't see my mannerisms and gestures and body language, you can't hear my intonation. That this text is static, and sterile, and that it's the same for everyone, and that communication here is being withered down to writing skills, barely. LOLOLOL; That an online profile is a pretty innacurate representation of a person.)
*If you have a good proverb to send to me.*
Let's grab lunch