OH BUT. My dance card is way full. We could still hang out maybe? Just don't expect stuff.
I'm extremely antiwar/global justice/no borders. I mean, I'm a faggy poly environmentalist so I have faggy radical politics and whatever, but holy crap am I antiwar. Damn.
Diversity of tactics. Occasionally property-violent, but do not own a black hoodie. Too square for the anarcho-primitivists, too round for the party-line liberals. Color me roughly anticapitalist. That doesn't mean I'm a fucking socialist. That doesn't mean I'm not a fucking socialist.
Amazing truths for your information so behold:
Hussites > Hessites
U.S. "defense" spending > U.S. social programs
Nausicaa > Mononoke
Celebi brothers > Wright brothers
I'm chock-full of love and and ferocity.
I'm always trying to perfect the art of shoestring traveling. If you're interested I can tell you what I've learned, but mostly it just involves couchsurfing, wwoofing, squatting, hitchhiking, and blagging trains.
I try to get to the woods as much as possible. I do medieval reenactment when I have the opportunity. Yes, I play dress up. It's a legitimate... I mean, it's perfectly... other people do it too!
I'm a biology teacher, or I was/want to be. I get really excited about things like plant-based antivenins and parasitic wasps, and I'm interested in outdoor education and freeschools. I fantasize about one day doing the subsistence farm and child adoption thing, even if that makes me a hippy. Permaculture is neat, as is herbology.
Listening, when it's not banal nonsense. I'm also much less of a pretentious fuck in person.
Intermittent hobbies that consist of fixing, making, and exploring.
Finding small things, reading signs from far away, and noticing visual patterns in general. I dunno, it's weird. Good eyes, this one.
Also I can tell magic rings apart from normal ones. This will turn out to be important later in my story.
Movies - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is by far my favorite movie. Pretty much any Miyazaki (& cartoons generally). Dagon (& mythos movies generally), 28 Days Later (& zombie movies generally) ... Wreck-it Ralph was good
Shows - Rome, Deadwood, This American Life, Carnivàle, and The West Wing for a start. Firefly, The Venture Brothers, and Always Sunny for dessert. Adventure Time all the time, forever.
Indie pop, antifolk and such nonsense, and I love the shit out of it. I like plenty of less poppy bands, too. Post-rock is great. LIST: The Eels, Bishop Allen, The Decemberists, The Magnetic Fields, Kimya Dawson, Jonathan Coulton, The Blow, The Glitch Mob, Teddybears, Detektivsbyran, The Flaming Lips, Sufjan Stevens, Architecture in Helsinki, Jason Webley, Mirah, Boy Least Likely To, Beirut, Cake, and a laundry list of obscure indie shite.
Food - yum!
Favorite Ukrainian realist painter - Ilya Repin
I shamelessly bask in the pleasant sensation of earwax removal.
I'm kindof a boy but I'm kindof not. In the past I've dressed much more faggy squat-rat. These days I tutor so that's what I look like. Appearances, man. Do they ever deceive.
I have herpes and there's an overwhelming likelihood you do, too.
There's a great deal of fear and confusion about this STD, which seems to have started in the 70s, when it officially went from a Weird Little Sore to a Horrible Sex Affliction. Personally, I'm sick of being stigmatized for being informed. I'm coming to find that people are roughly split 50-50 into the completely uninformed who are disgusted by You Herpes Mutants, and the underinformed who are disgusted by themselves for being Herpetically Afflicted. Everybody calm the fuck down.
Bottom line; you already have herpes. YOU HAVE HERPES. Your cold sores are herpes. Yes, those normal little sores. If you kiss one of the uninfected minority, you can give them herpes. If you go down on someone, you CAN give them genital herpes. Just be careful, and be informed. That said, you CAN'T transmit herpes by sharing drinks or food. Cannot.
If you share or are curious about an interest, can type good, are politically active, are happy with life, and are smart, OR any combination of three or more of the above.
If you want a sidekick, if for instance you were a badass superhero whose powers are urban exploration and patience and you could make me like a sidekick who you teach parkour to and who is also a badass.
If you need a hand picking mushrooms. If you'd like to know how jellyfish reproduce.
Seriously, tell me all about your cold sores, we'll talk about it, it's cool.
I have been known to fix other people's bikes when asked nicely. This service is provided free of charge, but donations of good beer or bad wine are cheerfully accepted.