-Most of my plaid shirts were destroyed in a horrible, bizarre laundry-related accident. Therefore, I no longer look good in plaid.
-Temporarily not vegan, due to health issues (that's an old picture, but yes, I do eat bacon now.)
I am a decorative ironworker by profession. Four years ago I moved to Tucson to realize my dream of opening my own fabrication shop and art collective.
I often feel deeply out of place in society. Even as a very young man, I would listen to my grandpa tell stories about the old days and feel a deep sense of loss, lamenting that I had been born two generations too late. To combat that sense of disillusion I pursue the kind of adventure which most would call reckless and idealistic (joining the Foreign Legion, for example.) I dedicate myself to principals and ideals which most seem to aspire to but find too difficult to attain. I look for friends/partners who share that sort of idealism.
-Running a business
-Renovating my house
-Constructing a military grade flamethrower (yes, that's legal)
"You were turned up to 110%. Really intense. I was like, 'This guy is like a whirlwind of things happening.'" - LaurenBot
"This guy is like the Salvador Dali of Destruction." - Dakota
"Interesting, funny, and refreshingly gentlemanly." - Anna
"I really respect your 'go hard or go home' attitude when it comes to food." - RiotRix
Movies: Any and all Tarentino, Anderson, Arnofsky films, The Thin Red Line, No Country for Old Men, Fight Club, American Psycho, Apocalypse Now, Escape from Alcatraz, Pineapple Express, Dirty Harry, The Great Escape, In a Lonely Place, Serenity, Platoon, Miller's Crossing, Taxi Driver, Natural Born Killers
Shows: Breaking Bad, Homeland, Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Sarah Silverman Program, Star Trek, Firefly, Seinfeld, The Simpsons, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Six Feet Under
Music: Cab Calloway, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits, James Brown, The Isley Brothers, The Temptations, Curtis Mayfield, Judas Priest, CCR, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, Rage Against the Machine, Black Sabbath, Johnny Cash, Parliament, Led Zeppelin, Velvet Underground, Rolling Stones, Miles Davis, Bootsy Collins, Radiohead
Food: All of it. All the food.
Games: Poker, Dice, Blackjack, Apples to Apples, Warhammer, The Dot Com Game, the entire Fallout series, TES
-Why I believe what I believe and do what I do.
-What I want to eat next.
-What I want to create next.
-Why I left the military and why I'm going back.
-How to find peace and understanding in the face of some of the horrific things I've seen.
Anyone I become involved with will have to understand and accept that this disease is huge part of who I am. It has significantly complicated my life and can temporarily alter my personality. While it isn't an easy thing to live with by any means, it affects me less than a fraction of a percent of the time and has motivated me to become a more compassionate, open minded and patient human being.
You should not message me if:
-If you do not understand and appreciate dark humor, we will not get along. I have an extremely morbid sense of humor.
-If you are judgmental or intolerant. Most of my friends and family are queer/trans/POC. Even if this weren't the case, I have zero attraction to bigots. At the same time, I appreciate a healthy amount of political incorrectness.
-If you don't have a handle on your use of substances. Good rule of thumb is that if I can tell that you're intoxicated, I don't want to hang out with you.
-If you are obsessed with sports. Though I would prefer that you abhor sports as much as I do. I think I could stomach someone who enjoys watching or playing the occasional game.
-If you have anger issues which manifest violently, are impatient, bossy, secretive. Zero interest.
-Politeness, punctuality, and consideration for others are the quickest and best ways to impress me. Disregard for any of these things is the quickest way to turn me off.
-If you are full of yourself. I like people who are confident and love themselves, not those who are arrogant and self absorbed.
-If you are a radical feminist/MRA/etc. I am an egalitarian, race and queer politics are important to me, but I am not seriously involved and generally do not get on well with people who identify as radicals.
-If you constantly post pictures of food that you didn't prepare yourself: DO. NOT. CONTACT. ME.