gavination1
44 Phoenix, United States
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My self-summary
Hi there, thanks for stopping by. I am a puppeteer by trade and passion. Yeah, seriously! I have an MFA in Puppet Arts from the University of Connecticut and am fully employed as a puppeteer. I moved to Phoenix in October of 2016 and don't really know my way around or what is here. Message me if you are interested in any of those details.

I orbit the various sphere’s of the current nerdverse. I am more aware of all of it than maniacally into any one thing. My venn diagram crosses over most of the stereotypical genre’s and memes.

I am more comfortable around women than men and have many more female friends than male.

I cook, I am nice*, I am a little awkward but sincere. People tend to like me, I am not sure exactly why, but they do and I really appreciate it. (*I recently came to see that I am not actually nice. I can be judge-y and impatient at times. What I am is good. Not perfect but good. I am like neutral good but would want you to think that I am chaotic good.)

I used to live in Seattle for quite a long while and that is where I would say I am from although I was born in Hawaii. My life has very recently gone through a tremendous amount of change. I never imagined that I would be living in Phoenix. I did go to undergrad at NAU, but I never saw what would bring me to Phoenix. Yet here I am and the city has been a very pleasant surprise. It is not like I remembered it 20 years ago. Quite a lot is very new to me right now so I experience the world by trying to shake off as many assumptions about anything that I can.

Also my 'd' key doesn't always deploy when pressed. I often produce an indefinite article instead of a conjunction.
What I’m doing with my life
I am working as a puppeteer and discovering who I am artistically and personally. The artistic part is fun. That includes thinking of what show I want to make next, what project I want to start, what is a good Etsy idea. The personal part is more enigmatic.
(ugh...does that sound like a loopy sad artist thing? I am not a loopy sad artist but I am working on things.)
I’m really good at
I am really good at what I do. I am a good puppeteer and performer in general. I am a good teacher (perviously read "I am good teacher", which is pretty funny and thus included) and a good cook.

I am good at talking but I am also, I promise, very good at listening. I mean I can talk enough to make that seem untrue but it is. I like to learn and I like to learn about people and what they do.

I am also pretty resourceful and handy.
The first things people usually notice about me
You wouldn't know it from my main picture, but probably my hair. I don't cut it enough so it is a little crazy.

Also, I haven't met a lot of new people recently but whenever I have, those new people often think I am gay. None of my friends who thought that at the time could explain why later. It is a mystery.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books/Authors
(I don't read enough)
Douglas Adams, Moby Dick, 30's pulp sci-fi (John Carter, Doc Samson), The Intuitionist, Sarah Vowel, Girl with Dragon Tattoo, Harry Potter (damn it I do), Brothers Grimm, Bonecrusher, Sam Spade

Movies (quite a few but this is a good sampling)
"The Favor, The Watch and the Very Big Fish", "Star Wars (in this order IV, V, III, VI, II, I - yes Sith over Jedi), Belly of an Architect, Muppet Movies in general, The Long Goodbye, early Soderbergh- Schizopolis, Kafka, The Limey, Out of Sight, Wooden Allen, Spirited Away, Ghost in the Shell, Rumble Fish, Ralph Bakshi, Cohen Brothers - especially Raising Arizona, Black Dynamite

TV
Paranoia Agent, Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica, Monty Python, Faulty Towers, Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, Venture Brothers, Futurama, Arrested Development, Mighty Boosh

Music
The Grates, Bobby Bare Junior, Matt and Kim, Sleater Kinney, Flaming Lips, The Black Angels, White Stipes, Jil Sobule, Neko Case, New Pornographers, The Peels, "Awesome",

Food
All
The six things I could never do without
Coffee
My family
My computer devices (really the phone)
My brain (as wacky as it is)
My hands, I sure use them a lot. I'd hate not having them.
Art
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I think a lot about puppetry. My head is full of it and I am always thinking about puppets, stories and history.

I also think about feminism, which must sound like a line but it is true. I owe much of my career to women. I listen for ways that I can be the best advocate I can be.

Food, lots of food thoughts. How to make different things or improve others.

I also think a lot about how best to present myself here on this website that is accurate since I am looking for someone who is interested in who I actually am.
On a typical Friday night I am
I don't know. This is a very new phenomenon in my life.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I cry, it is a new thing and I really like it. I tried being a rock and that just made me angry. Now I am "a delicate flower" and... it is really nice to be able to feel emotions again.
You should message me if
If you read the above, look at the pictures and think, "I wonder what that guy is like?". I mean, sure, I just described this website...

If you like to laugh, explore and don't mind getting lost. If you enjoy the company of someone who is smart, occasionally witty and often silly. If you like to have your ear talked off but know the phrase, "stop talking" will be politely and graciously obeyed. If you like humble creative types who come at things at odd angles. Those would be some reasons to message me.

Also, if you want me to message you, you should message me. I too am shy and I have to work up a little nerve to send a message.

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom! You get a gold coin. Clap your hands above your head and it is yours!
(if you do this, you are awesome)
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