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My self-summary
My, but this has all gotten quite long. Whatever. Message me.
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.
What I’m doing with my life
The talking leads to touching, and the touching leads to sex, and then there is no mystery left. Before I was "being an activist" near Nantes. I guess now I'm a tutor?

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.
I’m really good at
lots of things without trying, which makes me terribly lazy when it comes to things I actually have to work at, like music, programming, or dancing as a lead. BLUES DANCING IS GREAT!

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.
The first things people usually notice about me
My beard and hair colors do not match.

I can be quiet. I'll open my mouth about ecology, radical politics, centrist politics, gender politics, tv shows, other people's foibles, my own foibles, or the nuances of any mundane situation, and I can ramble at length about plant lore if invited to do so.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - I read extremely slowly and sporadically. Science history, classic sci-fi, gritty fantasy, historical fiction. Barbara Hambly.

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
Six things I could never do without
Riparian zones. Wikipedia. People appreciating my humor. Smart radicals and smart radical ideas. Access to a bicycle would be nice. Pfffff... oh, soup in a breadbowl.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Lo-tech engineering projects I'm never going to pursue. The worlds I could find underground, or in space, or between my toes. What I want to do.
On a typical Friday night I am
Loving Oregon. Wondering what my plan is. Traveling in my head.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
How about three?

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.
You should message me if
when you were young you were the King of Carrot Flowers.

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.
The two of us