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My self-summary
Riel is short for Gabriel. I was born and raised in Hayward, lived in Berkeley for the better part of a decade, and I moved to Oakland in 2010. I've lived other places for short times, and traveled a bit. I am an artist, musician and writer. I bicycle every day. I work in the nonprofit sector, doing fundraising for a peace group. I'm a night owl- I am usually up late, sometimes till dawn and I sometimes sleep past noon. I'm adorable. anarchistic. artistic. colorful. complex. creative. daring. dorky. funny. musical. open. sexy. truthful. unique. witty. I'm also here. Hi!
What I’m doing with my life
I'm making music and art. I'm writing. I'm dancing in the pit at shows. I'm at the beach. I'm bicycling all over the place. I'm off enjoying nature. I'm at a protest. I'm reading comics. I'm looking for a vacant lot to grow a garden. I'm shopping at collectibles shops, thrift stores, swap meets, and flea markets. I'm playing nerdy games with old friends, and attempting to meet new friends. I'm going places I haven't gone yet. I'm getting tattooed again. I guess the main thing I'm doing is trying to make myself rad enough so that I'm ready when I meet exceptionally awesome individuals.
I’m really good at
My current visual arts focus (pun intended) is solar woodburnings. I take a piece of wood and sketch a design on it with pencil and eraser, then take a magnifying glass and find a nice sunny spot and use the magnifying glass to focus sunlight and burn the design into the wood. It takes a lot of patience and steady hands, as well as attentiveness to weather conditions and the grain of the wood.
The first things people usually notice about me
Appearance- Eyes, dimpled smile, tattoos, and my often-patchy attire. (PS- the dreads are long gone)

Attitude- Accepting (but optimistic), playful (but serious), curious (but shy), enthusiastic (but chill), respectful (but mischievous).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I have a massive movie collection (Mosty VHS), several boxes and shelves of comics and graphic novels, several more shelves of paperbacks and hardcovers.

Movies-SOME Favorites are Flight of Dragons, Fight Club, Over the Edge, Breakfast Club, Big Lebowski, Star Wars, LOTR, Warlords of the 21st Century, Princess Mononoke, Harold and Maude, Repo Man, Pulp Fiction, Lost Boys, Trainspotting, Doom Generation, Mad Max, Akira, Kill Bill, Hobbit, From Hell, 300, Orgazmo, Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels, Sleepy Hollow, Princess Bride, Army of Darkness, Fifth Element, Wolverine Origins, Sin City, Office Space, Ninja Scroll, Reservoir Dogs, Valley Girl, Titus, Dark Crystal, Natural Born Killers, Snatch, Baseketball, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Curse Of The Black Pearl, Silence Of The Lambs, Wet Hot American Summer, V For Vendetta, Ghost In The Shell, Underworld, Return Of The Living Dead. I don't watch much in the way of television shows but I really enjoy Metalocalypse, Firefly, Kids In The Hall, Superjail, Boondocks, Aeon Flux, Young Ones, and South Park.

Music-SOME Favorites are Nirvana, Crass, Dethklok, Ghoul, Deadfall, Dead Kennedys, Amebix, Toxic Narcotic, Subhumans, Black Flag, Bread and Water, Operation Ivy, Bad Religon, F.Y.P., Dystopia, Black Sabbath, Born Dead, Naked Aggression, Phobia, Instant Asshole, Conflict, Voetsek, Soundgarden, Strung Up, Fugazi, Witch Hunt, Rudimentary Peni, Harum Scarum, Artimus Pyle, D.R.I., Municipal Waste, Misfits, Nausea, Population Reduction, Slayer, M.D.C., Descendents, Venom, Against Me, Common Rider, Tom Waits, Retching Red, Embers, Voivod, Sonic Youth, Melvins, Brainoil, Econochrist, Tad, Resistant Culture, Submission Hold, Link 80, Sepultura, Propaghandi, Gossip, Led Zepplin, Motorhead, Annihilation Time, Behind Enemy Lines, Hirax, Theories, Common Rider, Hatchet, Skankin Pickle, Witch Hunt, BAT, That Dog, and BRYAUGH.

Books-Favorite authors are Earnest Callenbach, J.R.R. Tolkien, Michael Bakunin, Howard Zinn, RA Salvatore, Ray Bradbury, Ursula K LeGuin, Noam Chomsky, George Orwell, Peter Gelderloos, Chris Carlson, Hunter S Thomson, Kurt Vonnegut Jr, Alan Moore, Peter Dickenson, Ward Churchill, Mumia Abu Jamal, Warren Ellis, Isaac Asimov, Evan Dorkin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert A Hienlen, Jules Verne, Aaron Cometbus, Brian Wood, Jim Mahfood, Judd Winick, Peter Bagge, Bob Fingerman, Peter Lamborn Wilson, John Milton, and the Crimethinc Collective.

Food-Favorite types are Mexican, Thai, Japanese, Ethiopian and Italian. I'm a burrito addict, but my favorite dish is french toast a-la-mode in maple syrup, side of toasted plain bagels with cream cheese and lox, with strawberry mimosas (I'm a big fan of breakfast). Favorite drink at a bar is Guinness.
Six things I could never do without
(Six physical items, in no particular order)
1. Bike
2. Guitar
3. Magnifying Glass
4. Magic Cards
5. Books
6. Boots
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Dreams, sex, my past, upcoming events, solar artwork, music, travel, bicycling, gardening, my living space, playing guitar, scifi and fantasy stories, swimming in rivers and in the ocean, trees on hillsides, a particular nerdy card game, confronting nazis/cops/rapists/etc, my next tattoo, books I want to read, how I can please my friends, shows and movies I've seen recently, being sex positive, kink, reinterpreting satanic mythology to reflect anarchist principles, environmental issues, Cascadian secession, social networking, how I should get more sleep and spend less time on the internet.
On a typical Friday night I am
Maybe at a punk rock or metal show...

Or perhaps returning from the beach...

Or occasionally at a restaurant or bar having a meal or a beer with family, friends and/or a date...

But most likely playing magic cards with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm willing to admit pretty much everything to the curious and brave who ask me direct questions!

(But that's sort of ducking the question, so here's something a bit juicier- I am vasectomized. I knew I didn't want to procreate since I was a teenager, and so I later made sure I would never biologically reproduce.)

(Bonus pet peeve- Recently I've found myself hyper aware of word combinations that accidentally result in an insult. For instance- 'more on', 'as whole', 'not see'. If I hear someone say moron, asshole, or nazi by accident, my brain kinda cringes.)
You should message me if
If you like watching movies, smoking pot, listening to punk rock and metal, playing magic cards, making artwork and music, gardening, bicycling, or having really hot sex. I'm a weirdo, as you can probably tell if you read anything above, and so you should be weird too... open-minded and original and odd ok?

I am queer. Yeah I tend to be a dom/top with female playmates, a sub/bottom with male playmates, and a switch with trans/genderqueer playmates.

Please note that at the top of my profile it says 'open relationship', not 'single'. I am in a long term, long distance partnership. Respect this, and you can go far with me. I am still very open to a variety of interactions with the potential to evolve into more serious attachments- i am configurationally flexible and open to letting things develop organically.

Contrary to popular gender roles, I generally prefer to be saught instead of seek, to be the pursued as opposed to being the pursuer, to be wooed rather than woo (though I often make exceptions). I'm down to reciprocate should circumstances allow, but you'll initiate and actively maintain contact to really impress me.

Reconsider contacting me if you are really big on spirituality, wealth or drinking. I'm pretty open minded and accepting of folks in general, but god, greed and alcoholism bring out the worst in people IMO.
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