Disclaimer: my page is a bit long, I know, I don't really expect anyone to read it all. But if you do, props to you and you've gained points in my book.
My name is Chris, but most call me Chopper.
I moved here from Florida couple summers ago (so far, I love it here). Came to the city to spearhead and manage the NYC's first Kava Bar, and it's going quite well. Looking to make new friends to hangout with, or go exploring with, or whatever, basically just see what happens, live life to the fullest and have a blast.
Floridian, Geek, Nerd, Bibliophile, Goofball, Enthusiast, Philosopher, ENTJ, Gemini, Hare, Chaotic Good, Ravenclaw, Water Tribe, House Martell, MTG Red/Green, Filmbuff, Cyberpunk, Noir, Fencer, Artist, Writer, Cook, Gin, Whiskey, Bi, Switch, Fetishist, Romantic
I'm currently General Manager of and bar-tending at Kavasutra Kava bar, which takes up much of my time.
I traveled the country a lot as a kid, and now most local everyday life usually bores me. So I am always looking/finding ways to keep myself amused. Usually found in literary realities and fictional escapes, but I am always down to try new things and explore in this reality.
My mind does not stop, so I write in my free time, mostly fiction, and aspire to be novelist someday. For now it's just a hobby :)
Wanna read some cool stuff? Just ask.
"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing." --Benjamin Franklin.
I tend to try to stay fit. I enjoy a refreshing swim whenever I can find proper bodies of water. I used to fence (Rapier and dagger) with a medieval/renaissance group, and now I am looking to find a new group/place/partner (if you're interested I'd love to teach a rival). I suck at tennis, didn't stop me from attempting the dammed sport though (and kinda enjoyed it). And I like running, it's the best way to end up feeling like shit while equally feeling amazing.
I love delving into books/audiobooks/comics/films/plays and exploring the imaginations of others, as well as my own. I generally excel at most anything creative. Writing is the chosen tap for my imagination, pouring my mind juice out onto absorptive materials. Although sometimes I draw, or build stuff (was a Lego kid growing up, and kinda still am. Could probably have been an engineer if I didn't have a love/hate relationship with math)
I've got a ton of useless skills, like being really good at the Six degrees [of Kevin Bacon] game (linking actors together via movies and other actors they've worked with).
I'm also really good at feinting skill in these following interests:
billiards/pool, blackjack, darts, croquet, volleyball, karaoke, video games, board games
Idk, you tell me... roll a perception check or something
I've recently calculated I've read over 113 books, so I'm not going to list them all, or even my favs, cause that list would be long enough. So, here's some authors, but if you really want to talk books, message me :)
H.G. Wells, Cixin Liu, Orson Scott Card (for his Ender Series), Robert Louis Stevenson, Jules Verne, Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson, Michael Crichton, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Richard K. Morgan, Jeff Noon, Harlan Ellison, Clive Cussler, Raymond Chandler, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Ian Fleming, Lee Child, Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allan Poe (mostly I prefer his short fiction).
Currently reading Blood Meridian, The Cipher (by Koja), and Devil in the White City
Comics and Graphic Novels:
Hellboy/BPRD and anything Mike Mignola touches, The Shadow, Prophet, Saga, Blackest Night and the rest of Geoff Johns' run writing Green Lantern, Allan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series, Red Son, DC New Frontier, oh and the Amory Wars series if Claudio ever finishes it.
If you haven't read Asterious Polyp, (I can't stress this enough) FIND IT AND DO SO!
Same as with my book section, too many to list em all, but here is a short list:
UP, Grand Budapest Hotel, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Handmaiden, Perfume, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Brazil, Brick, Christine, The Thing, Hateful Eight, Once upon a Time in the West, Alien, Moon, Back to the Future, Primer, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World's End, Pan's Labyrinth, Spirited Away, Akira, Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise, The Shadow, It Follows.
tl;dr= basically John Carpenter, Edgar Wright, Wes Anderson, Science Fiction, and anything sad.
Just like blah blah too many to list yadda-yadda,
Westworld, Hannibal, Sliders, Firefly, Doctor Who, Lost, ER, 30 Rock, Rick and Morty, Community, Jeopardy, Over the Garden Wall, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, Transformers, Batman the animated series, Samurai Jack, Baccano!, Cowboy Bebop, Lupin the 3rd, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Venture Bros, Archer, The Aquabats Super Show, Futurama, The Flash, Game of Thrones, TNG, SGU, SVU, X-Files, The Newsroom, The West Wing, True Detective, Luther.
tl;dr= basically, Aaron Sorkin, Science fiction, and a lot of animation.
Oh lord... also too many, but fuck it, here's a bunch.
->Rock: Coheed and Cambria, The Black Keys, Muse, Primus, Rush, Jethro Tull, Chuck Berry, Dick Dale, The Who, Bang Camaro, Audioslave, Powerglove, David Bowie, Queen, ELO.
->Jazz: Wes Montgomery, Glenn Miller, Miles Davis, Herbie Handcock, Maynard Ferguson, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, The Ink Spots, The Seatbelts, Chuck Mangione, George Gershwin, Django Reinhardt, Fats Waller, Houston Person.
->Composers (Classical and Scores): Ennio Morricone, Hanz Zimmer, Howard Shore, John Williams, Michael Giacchino, John Carpenter, Wagner, Debussy, Rossini, Chopin, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Brahms.
->Other: El Michels Affair, Snarky Puppy, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Panic at the Disco, Caravan Palace, SmashFM, Kavinsky, Com Truise, Royksopp, Beastie Boys, Cee Lo Green (mainly for his Gnarls Barkley albums), The Aquabats, Nobody Beats the Drum, Jamiroquai, Everymen (South FL local band).
The Bioshock games, The Metal Gear Solid series, The Dead Space games, Portal and Portal2, the Half-life series, The Elder Scrolls games, the Gears of War games, KoTOR and KoTOR2, Fallout3 and New Vegas, FarCry3 and BloodDragon, The Advance Wars series, Mario Kart 64, Mario Sunshine, Minecraft, Shatter, and the slew of games I got during the last Steam sale.
Scrabble, Scattergories, Taboo, Life, Clue, Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, Fluxx, Munchkin, Bang, X-wing, Heroclix, MTG, D20 Modern, SW Saga Edition, DC Adventures, Pathfinder.... pretty much any game on a table.
I love to cook! Anything, from Miso soup, to epic salads and amazing sauteed spinach, to coal fired skirt-steaks, to killer breakfast dishes, to all kinds of seafood, like Mahi in scampi sauce with a spicy pineapple salsa on top, and more.
And when I am not cooking I enjoy going out to cool places with people, especially if it's a place I've never been.
Sushi on occasion is great, and am always in the mood for Breakfast.
I've got a strange addiction for good Lemonade.
1-Staring into another living being's eyes and seeing life look back into yours
2-The smell of the Universal Studios' ET ride and smelling it in other places triggering nostalgia.
3-Water, and the subtle differences in its taste from different sources/brands.
4-The perfect temperature under the sheets in the morning that makes you never want to get out of bed
5-The relaxing bliss of sitting alone and building with legos, or models, or words on paper, or colors on canvas, or other similar creative projects
6-The exhilarating focus of anticipating your opponent's next move while also searching for the opening to thrust into them
Generally I am considering writing projects that I have yet to finish,
as well as spacing out about dumb shit,
Philosophy--The ethics of everyday decisions, Concepts of Time and reality, are we all just characters in some book? Hmmm.... If so, I don't think the Author likes me very much, and the world sucks because conflict and drama are needed in any story (not so crazy actually if you read about fictionalism), And do we make choices or is the Author choosing for us, in the sentence, "Jack chose to open the first door," did Jack make the choice, or did I when I wrote he did? Or is everything some weird form of Hard-Determinism where your options are a dice roll and you just sort of luck (or bad luck) your way through life?
Ok, enough Philosophy
Why does my personality section say I'm so unfriendly...?
I also spend time thinking about whatever it is I have forgot, fun road trips I could take, if I watered my banzai or not yesterday,
oh and dames, of course!
Abusing Amazon Prime?
Probably working and looking forward to freetime to indulge in adventures
My three biggest fears are: Nano-technology, centipedes, and living/dying alone.
My favorite movies tend to be the sad ones.
I flirt with everybody, men, women, other dimensional ancient ones. If you've got it going on, I don't discriminate.
I have a devilishly perverse mind, with a penchant for all things both kink and sensual.
DISCLAIMER-- I am not really looking for casual sex,
because it shouldn't be casual, it should be intimate and meaningful. Just saying. Don't let this point of view stop you from contacting me, just know I don't do one night stands or hook-ups on the first date.
(Though I don't imagine anyone west of Bree would have much interest in adventures);
If you are a huge dork and are looking for a fellow dork;
If you'd like to check out jazz and other live music in the city;
If you wanna just go to a museum for a day and walk around;
If you wanna just walk anywhere and see what we find;
If you wanna catch a movie or stay in and just watch whatever film I recently downloaded;
If you wanna see just how far the rabbit hole goes.
And/or If you wanna just hang out and do whatever or nothing at all with no pressure to entertain, because sometimes you just wanna relax and be boring, but why do that alone when you can be boring together? (honestly it's the best feeling to find someone you can do this with, someone you can just chill with and just... be)
AND if you want to talk, Say hi, ask me anything, tell me I am a dweeb, make a random statement about my page or idk??? I'm just here to chat (something people on here seem to be allergic to?)
I'd like to get to know if I would actually like to get to know you, ya know? (Holy convoluted sentence Batman).
P.S. - This site seems to have no concept of distance. If you are totally awesome and live nowhere near me... well... You suck! but don't let it discourage you :)