23El Cerrito, United States
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My self-summary
Prickly and nervous man who wants to meet your cat.

I have little dreams of starting a video rental store, or writing a fantasy novel, or making a monster movie, or directing a play with friends. I need to have a little more financial and emotional stability first, though.

I'm actually new around here and actually need someone to show me around. So I may in fact be trying to make friends with you as opposed to date you.
What I’m doing with my life
I just started working at Amoeba in Berkeley and am shopping around for different creative outlets! Let me know if you need extra hands for your D&D campaign.
I’m really good at
Playing at quoits well, eating conger and fennel, drinking off candles’ ends for flap-dragons, riding the wild mare with the boys, jumping upon joined stools, swearing with a good grace, wearing my boots very smooth, like unto the sign of the leg, and breeding no bate with telling of discreet stories
The first things people usually notice about me
I have nice hair when I actually take care of it
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: "Henry IV" by William Shakespeare, "The Metamorphosis" by Franz Kafka, "The Counterfeiters" by Andre Gide, "Cities of the Red Night" by William S. Burroughs, "Concrete Island" by J.G. Ballard, "The Duchess of Malfi" by John Webster, The Autobiography of Yukichi Fukuzawa.
-> Last read: "The Arthurian Tradition" by John Matthews. 5/10. Very peculiar review of medieval King Arthur texts with a strong new age/pagan slant to its ideology. The author at times seemed to believe that the legends actually happened. It had curious passages of unique beauty (especially when describing the long-suffering, penitential Lancelot) but most of the chapters were either too brief, or too obscure, or both.
-> Currently reading: "Tam Lin" by Pamela Dean. Been looking forward to this one for a long time. It's the old Tam Lin folk tale adapted into the form of a college campus novel. I love British folk stories, and I love campus novels, so I'm ready to enjoy this one.

Movies: Jacob's Ladder, Down by Law, Excalibur, anything Godzilla or Gamera, Christopher Guest, Boogie Nights, The Wrestler, Robocop, Escape from New York, Hellboy, Alien, Hausu, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, THX 1138, Spirited Away, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ikiru, The King of Comedy.
-> Last watched: The Lost City of Z. 7/10. Engrossing historical adventure drama with great performances by Angus Macfadyen and Robert Pattinson. Wonderful to get wrapped up in, but its anti-colonial politics are a little too perfunctory.

Music: Tom Waits, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Leonard Cohen, Foetus, Momus, Cabaret Voltaire, Danzig, Big Black, Pentagram, Bathory, Manilla Road, Ulver, Parallels, Kate Bush, John Maus, Donovan, The Mothers of Invention, Haruomi Hosono, Jackson Browne, Current 93, Clannad, June Tabor.
-> The new Ulver album came out and I'm back wandering around in their discography!

Ask me for more of this stuff, I'm full of it.
Six things I could never do without
Spending time alone is important, since that's what enables me to do more hanging out.

Masturbation keeps me sane.

I need projects to work on! Theater acting, stand-up comedy, playwriting, writing film and book reviews-- I treasure having the ability to create things.

And, like a perfect capitalist, I need to be distracted by my big hoard of books, movies, and albums.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How young people can practice art and behave politically while submitting to somewhat brutal systems of capitalism which sap most of their energy on a day-to-day basis.
On a typical Friday night I am
I've been working Friday nights lately, but I'm usually hanging out with friends and doing indoorsy things (dinner, games, movies) but I can be dragged to a bar or a show if necessary.
You should message me if
If you can have fun without drugs and alcohol. I don't teetotal, but I flirt with the idea.

Alternatively, if you don't know what to say, tell me what you think of this video:
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