How about this--I like to wax all existential and absurd and roll this little world around and around in my brain until it all seems like a beautiful, strange and subtle joke. I do that more often after a couple of drinks. It's an odd life, and not as cruel as you'd think.
I'm a dilettante, or I've had that tendency in the past. I dabble in whatever happens to capture my interest. Lately, I've been writing stories.
I'm a good and loyal friend, and good company, though a little hard to pin down. It's nothing personal.
I despise laughter.
I don't think I come across as pretentious.
I don't have many pictures of myself, for whatever that says about my personality.
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I am cheerful and cynical. I'm less cynical than I was when I was younger.
New to town, from Austin, TX. Working at this "being a writer" thing. I've had a little success at it. I've published a couple of stories, I've won a few prizes, and I'm here in Virginia on a creative writing fellowship at Old Dominion. Graduate school, because even successful writers don't make any money. You have to have a teaching job. I want to do all of that.
Film: I've been on an old, silent movie kick. It was a different artform; a lot of good stuff. I like Fellini and Godard and Bergman and all those heavy-hitters. Woody Allen's great. And trashy stuff.
Trash is always fun.
Music: I'll always have a soft spot in my teenage heart for all those ninties inde-rock bands like Pavement, Sebadoh, GBV, Sonic Youth, etc. I like a lot of psychedelic, experamental music. I like noise. I like a lot of other stuff too.
I like punk rock and bourbon.
I like all kinds of food. Total trash or brilliant gourmet. I like dishes in between, too, but don't notice them as much.
I also think a lot about food and sex.
Also, if you want to show me your favorite things about Norfolk/Hampton Roads, you should especially message me.
You should definitely message me if you're a spam-bot who wants to collect my personal information so you can send me "pics that are too naughty to post here." I love giving my credit card number to sketchy websites, and god knows how hard it is to find "naughty pics" on the internet. Scammers, please hit me up!
Ohhh...I thought of something. Do not message me if your profile is nothing but a condescending list of things you don't want/don't need/are sick of hearing from men, without saying anything about what you do like, want or might have to offer in a relationship. Seriously, ladies--you've got a lot of profiles like that out in Cupidville. It's the equivalent of a man's profile that has nothing but a picture of abs. By all means, be clear about what you're looking for, but don't assume I want to get to know you just because you are a woman. We fellas aren't all that desperate. Most of us have choices. Tell me why I should be interested in you.
*And I don't really despise laughter.