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My self-summary
People know me as "Bradtastic," online, at least, and in reference to design and most things creative and theoretical.

I suppose I should lead with the fact that much has changed in the past five years — and those years have been like a roller coaster caught in a whirlwind for me.

I enjoy writing and reading, though I'm not often able to dedicate the kind of time that I'd like to either pursuit. However, I read at least one book each day, and if not by hand, I "write" on my iPad.

I used to spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer, doing work and playing games. Not the healthiest of activities — but I felt productive, and had some fun. I had a surgery that dramatically and drastically changed things; I wasn't able to sit up for hours on end, and needed to find a new way to get things done, live and have fun.

Earlier in the year I got an iPad — it's my favorite — I do just about everything on my iOS devices (if not my iPad, then my iPhone). I still use my iMac for graphic design work and Adobe CS software (I design and create stuff when I can), but it's infrequent. I can do just about everything with the plethora of software available at iTunes App Store.

I deal with a chronic pain problem and a nervous system issue, a disability, though most people never know about it — I try to stay as active as I can.

I like a lot of music and TV shows. I love Star Trek (Deep Space Nine is my favorite, followed by TNG). I like my Playstation 3 and dig Blu-Ray. Yes, I'm a bit of a tech geek, but I'm home a lot in indescribable pain, unable to leave my condo... at least I have a nice view — silver-lining, and all that.

I like physics, aircraft, philosophy, politics, current affairs, conspiracy theories and paranormal/supernatural phenomena.

I am eosophobic, eccentric, and decisive
What I’m doing with my life
Unfortunately, I have to deal with a disability. Muscle problems, nerve pain and a bad shoulder keep me from doing the things I used to enjoy; I loved to play Tennis several days per week, and though it wasn't always fun, martial arts kept me in good shape.

The iPad really changed my life. I used to go out four nights each week (with the disability) at the cost of immense pain—I'd just take more painkillers—and when I wasn't out, I was recuperating. I couldn't really sit up at a computer for any length of time.

I don't go out frivolously anymore. I live in a nice enough building in an okay area; many restaurants within walking distance, Lakeshore Ave a short drive away, and a gym, sauna and swimming pool downstairs. Basically, I'm trying to physically recover and rebuild my life.

I write, on the iPad and with pen on paper. I keep a few notebooks and a journal, and blog occasionally. I like writing letters to friends; I could always use more "forever stamps." I think there's something nice about sending and receiving handwritten letters.

I keep a TypePad and Squarespace blog, Twitter occasionally, and keep stuff in iA Writer and Maxjournal on my iPad.

I love art, hipster stuff, future city architecture and all things design. I love type. I play around with graphics and typography with Font Lab, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign, and on my Tablet PC and iPad, using Autodesk SketchBook Pro R2010 and the iOS app. Adobe Ideas, 37signals' Draft, Inkpad and Penultimate are phenomenal.

I read a few books a day and keep current with news. I'm trying to learn more about criminology, sociology in-general, in an effort to hopefully one-day offer a reasonable solution to fix America's crumbling correctional system. I also want to build technology to save our troops' lives and bring them home safe, and create an aerial device to locate missing people in remote areas (such as Alaska or mountain ranges, dense forests... the ocean?)

I live in a high-rise with Stephanie; she takes care of me when I'm hurting or struggling. I'm looking into getting a dog.
I’m really good at
Tech stuff. I pwn it, seriously.

I'm pretty good at puzzles, video games, making women feel awesome and pretty, hurting myself by accident, and predicting the future.

I see the big picture; I instinctively solve things, and very quickly sense how to break something down. Recently, I've learned how to build things up and put things (or people) back together.

I write and design, but not all of the time. Sometimes I rhyme, and it's often accidental, but I'm unable to break it even when it's detrimental. Sometimes, it just doesn't make any sense, but the process itself makes my pain less intense.

Sometimes, I have to force myself to NOT rhyme when I write. This is new; I've fancied myself a "writer" (coincidentally, maybe, I like grafitti as well) since seventh grade, but never a poet, though I'd dabbled here and there. I didn't take my writing seriously until high school—it was around that time, also, when I began attentively enhancing my handwriting.

I have great penmanship. I'm proud of it, and I know it's not macho. Oh well.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm tall. Sort of. 6'3" half Japanese, half Chinese. My eyes are sensitive, so I'm almost always wearing sunglasses.

A few years ago, my hair was really long—I could sit on it—sometimes I'd put it up, but often it was in a ponytail. I was super thin, too. I painted my nails black and red (like playing cards).

Now... I guess I'm more boring. Or less weird... depending on what you like.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Gosh. Entertainment, for someone with a disability? What keeps me sane!

I love so much.

I read a lot of fiction and non-fiction—I love my Amazon Kindle, as books can take up so much space.

About "space;" I'm fascinated by it, especially sci-fi space. I love Star Trek (in this order: DS9, TNG, movies, VOY, TOS... Enterprise I don't care for) and the idea of FTL travel. I dig quantum mechanics and cosmology.

I like Mass Effect, Halo (sort of), post-apocalyptic stories and settings (Fallout, Rage, Borderlands, Metro 2033—a great book, decent game), Star Wars is okay.

I like vampires. Seen all of Charmed and Angel (On TNT). I miss Judging Amy, Gilmore Girls. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip was great; writing on par with Stark Raving Mad. I've seen all of Friends.

I never really liked reality shows, but I dig documentaries. I like Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, Hardcore Pawn (funny, and sad), Auction Kings, Gold Rush, Alaska State Troopers.

I watch Lockup on MSNBC, used to watch Meet the Press. Hard Time, Locked Up Abroad (saw "Peru" and wrote about it, and ended up chatting with Krista Barnes), Investigation Discovery, Dateline NBC.

I love the Military Channel, Nat Geo (Dog Whisperer), and Discovery (Sons of Guns!)

I like all kinds of music: classical, jazz, piano, rock, alternative, lounge, some techno, hip hop, rap... not so much country and R&B. I like Eminem, the Doves, KT Tunstall, Marié Digby, Katy Perry, The Fray, VV Brown, Twista, Jay-Z, Dear Reader, Corinne Bailey Rae, Zero 7, Fiona Apple, Chamillionaire, Muse, BEP, Lupe Fiasco, Lang Lang, Satie, Papa Roach, Fort Minor, Hans Zimmer.

I used to go to the movie theater every week. Now, stuff releases on DVD/Blu-Ray/download so fast, I don't get around to it.

Lost In Translation, Underworld, Wanted, District 9, Inception, Iron Man, My Fellow Americans, Fight Club, Dances With Wolves... I'll watch whatever.
Six things I could never do without
My medication
iPhone 4
PS3 (Blu-Ray player, Netflix and Hulu, games in one)
Books (Kindle)
Electricity/Wi-Fi or 3G net connection
Pen and paper

(what a silly list and topic)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to reduce my pain, and on that subject, lucid dreams.

World problems and conspiracy theories.

Department of Corrections, our penal and judicial system, and how ineffectual (at best) to useless these things currently are.

Illegal drugs; what to do about them. I've seen the damage first-hand.

My dreams.


Stuff I'm going to do when I get my disability under control.

Women (just about all of my friends, especially close ones, are female). I don't like a lot of typical "guy" stuff. I almost never watch the super bowl. I watch Tennis, however (Tennis Channel and all four grand slams).


Stuff I'm going to write.

Stuff I'm going to create or draw.

God. Existence in general.


Chaos and entropy. I spend too much time thinking about all of the stupid things people do; coincidentally, I'm frustrated a lot.
On a typical Friday night I am
Chatting with friends, playing games on my Playstation 3 or iPad, watching movies and shows on Hulu and Netflix. I watch Pawn Stars or something on xfinity, Kitchen Nightmares is cool.

Hanging out with Stephanie.

I'm generally around the building; there's a decent Japanese restaurant around the corner, a Korean restaurant across the street, a Round Table Pizza, Chinese restaurant and a burger joint down the street.

The bay area is full of cool.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've edited my profile, knowing that honesty isn't always the best, understanding that "the truth" of my life will likely make me less appealing to people.

I'm fairly candid and blunt, and I don't really like keeping secrets.

I used to see things only in black and white (obviously not literally) and used to be intolerant. I have a lot of sympathy and empathy now.

I'm kink and LGBT friendly. It helps living near SF. However, I'm also conservative.
You should message me if
You're not a jealous person.

You like to talk about important things, technical things, and/or abstract things. Politics, religion, science, all fair-game—as long as you can stay civil. I'm not interested in yelling matches and name-calling.

You want a friend.

You're interested in military machines and weapons, aircraft and other vehicles.

You think I'm cute.

You know a lot about Star Trek and like Deep Space Nine the most.

You're into dark things and have an active imagination.

You want to talk about lucid dreams.

You want to exchange handwritten letters.

You can deal with a disability. I'm not always easy to like.

You have a Game Center account.

You want to, because you're not shallow.

You're a switch, or know what that means.

And if you're a vampire, and not "just" a psi-vamp, please turn me. I hate the daylight.
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