hopeilluminates
28 Rochester, United States
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My self-summary
First and foremost:

If you find enjoyment and are passionate about reading, you have captured my attention.

If you will read to me and be read to, you have captured my heart.

Currently exploring the earth, in search of a desk, a bed, and a place to write. I've called Rochester, NY my home base, but like in every other hopeless romantic that lives in this flower city, I'm looking to find myself somewhere else, and even love. A disclaimer: if we connect, I'm 110% willing to travel/potentially relocate.

Simply put, I'm an intense lover of all things LIFE. I enjoy deep conversation, music and the arts!

I don't drink or partake in ANY drugs, whatsoever, so if that's a deal breaker, then know this early, rather than late: it's just not for me. Now if you enjoy those things, please, indulge your senses and enjoy; life might as well be fun, I just choose to have fun in other ways.
What I’m doing with my life
During my down time, I'm constantly writing, creating, self-publishing and making headway on a few poetry/prose compilations that are due at different times throughout the year.
I’m really good at
Writing, being a multi-instrumentalist, and research! I love trivia, and I try to learn everything to the best of my ability, about anything I'm passionate about (people, places or things). It always winds up leading to me knowing something more than just a general overview of a topic, instead I'm able to spout off some random bit of information about a subject that is lesser known. In other words...

...I can be a very passionate geek.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm energetic, silly and intensely passionate about everything, and I'm always in the moment.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Hellbound Heart, Dante's Inferno, Invisible Monsters, The Evolution Of A Cro-Magnon, One and A Half Hearts, Rush, The Hunger Games, Fall Of the House Of Usher, The Thief Of Always, and just about anything by Clive Barker or Henry Rollins. I'm also an avid fan of collections documenting the hardcore punk scene.

Movies: The Fountain, Cashback, SLC Punk, 9 Songs, The Anarchist Cookbook, Monogamy, Away We Go, Last Tango In Paris, Evil Dead, Army Of Darkness, The Rules Of Attraction, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Godzilla Franchise, Nightmare On Elm Street Franchise, Transformers Series, Until the Light Takes Us, Some Kind Of Monster, Prometheus, Heavy Metal, Spawn, Breaking the Waves, Secretary, Stranger Than Fiction, Ruby Sparks, Gamera Franchise, The Future, The Beginners, Return of the Living Dead franchise, Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World, Melancholia, Another Earth and just about anything by Lars Von Trier or Darren Aronofsky. I'm a lover of independent films.

Shows: The Looney Tunes Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Spicy City, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Awkward, Undressed, The Maxx, Transformers, Hung, Behind the Music, Regular Show, Undressed, Daria, Salute Your Shorts, Spawn, Masters of Horror, and South Park.

Music: Quite literally, everything and anything. I find all music to be unique and enjoyable. (okay, most definitely NOT Lil' Wayne) Favorite bands are Metallica, Haste the Day, Against Me!, Converge, Deftones, Underoath, Big Black, Die Antwoord, Black Flag, Rammstein, The Casket Lottery, Anberlin, At the Gates, Rancid, In Flames, Agnostic Front, Good For You, Story of the Year, The Haunted, Madball, Carcass, Aesthetic Perfection, The White Mandingos, Queens Of the Stone Age, Cro-Mags, Duran Duran, Palms, KMFDM, Conditions, Code Orange Kids, The Acacia Strain, NIN, The Clash, Dark Tranquility, Greg Ginn, Pet Shop Boys, Bloodclot!, Fugazi, Soilwork, Harley's War, Minor Threat, U.K. Subs and The Avett Brothers. Favorite hip-hop/soul groups/artists are De La Soul, Camp Lo, Beastie Boys, Cypress Hill, Parliament, Ghostface Killah, Kreayshawn, Earth Wind & Fire, Inspectah Deck, En Vogue, Wu-Tang Clan, Bobby Brown and Mariah Carey. Favorite solo artists are KT Tunstall, Elton John, Billy Joel, Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Madonna, and George Michael.

Food: I am a vegetarian, but love many Eastern dishes, like Thai, Indian, Mediterranean, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. If you enjoy vegan or vegetarian meals (whether you are or not, it doesn't matter) we'll eat just fine!

Shows: Naked and Afraid, Todd and the Book of Pure Evil, The Henry Rollins Show, Louie, 10 Things You Didn't Know, Family Guy, Warlock's Rising, Portlandia, Community, Ash Vs. The Evil Dead, The Muppets.
The six things I could never do without
1. Music
2. Learning new things, always
3. Books
4. Record stores
5. A guitar
6. The ability to write
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Narratives and creative advancements.

Maybe even planning an adventure to somewhere I've never been. I've always been an avid fan of heading in one direction and seeing if you'll wind-up somewhere new and exciting.
On a typical Friday night I am
Watching movies, writing, and finding as much new music as I can mentally digest!
You should message me if
If any portion of your mind reeled back while taking in the information on my profile and thought, "Intriguing!" multiple times, or...

If you understand the difference between being lonely and merely wanting to share many adventures and experiences with someone else...

And if a night of listening to Jack Kerouac spout off sweet nothings, or Micahel Gira drone us into a state of contentment sounds like a splendid night in...

...message me!
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