jkhiraya
32 Kapolei, United States
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My self-summary
Looking for a real connection - to develop a good friendship that has the potential to become something more would be ideal.

I'm an empathetic sort. I care about people and what they're going through. I want to be able to help others when I can. I'm also an introvert, meaning that I'm not good in large parties/crowds or at small talk. However, I love a good one-on-one conversation where we have real talk. In a relationship, I love closeness and affection. I'm probably something of an old soul as well.

Update 8/7/2016: I've never straight up put this on my profile before, though I think it is time for me to really own it. I am attracted to taller women. Tallness is such a beautiful trait in a woman to me! I don't know why, it's just always felt more right to me. Of course everything else matters too - chemistry, good/compatible values and so on.
What I’m doing with my life
Doing a bit of creative writing for some projects. While I currently live in Hawaii, I am not tied to where I live and am looking to move whenever the opportunity arises.
I’m really good at
When I have a cause I really believe in, I can make things happen. I am especially driven to help others in realizing their vision.
The first things people usually notice about me
Apparently it’s my laugh. I’ve been told I have a very jolly, boisterous laugh. I suppose I get it from my parents, as I find that I really like the sound of both my mom and dad’s laughter.

I remember talking to one of my friends and I started laughing, then his girlfriend came in and said, “Oh my god who was just now laughing? That laugh… I’m going to be laughing too if I keep hearing you laugh like that.”
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My favorite book series is the Chronicles of Prydain. It’s a children’s book series with 5 stories in a fantasy world about the adventures of an orphan boy and a princess in a fantasy world.

My favorite book of this series is Taran, Wanderer. Taran is the orphan boy and at this point he travels from town to town and takes up several different professions such as blacksmith and tailor seeking to find his true calling in life.

Even as a kid, it really resonated with me the idea of going on that journey to find yourself and who you truly are. Disney has owned the rights to the series for several decades and while they did a commercially unsuccessful animated adaptation in the 70’s, I believe if they attempted it today they could really make a wonderful series of movies from them.

I guess for this same reason, I enjoyed The Alchemist as well.
The six things I could never do without
Affection
Acceptance
Optimism
Warm Showers
Air Conditioners
Places to eat after Midnight
I spend a lot of time thinking about
As someone who works in the creative medium of storytelling, I put a lot of thought into the messages I want to put out there. I’m also especially particular about how females are portrayed in creative media. I’m not a fan of oversexualization, I look to see if a story passes the Bechdel Test and I imagine someday I will have daughters and so I’d like to create female characters that my daughters would find endearing.

Also thinking about pursuing my Masters and my Doctorate someday. I think about how I'd want to approach how we educate people differently and therefore want to get a Doctorate in Education or perhaps Psychology.
On a typical Friday night I am
I would rather tell you my ideal night. In the ideal situation, we’re going out to watch a Marvel movie and we’re geeking out and getting all excited about the references to other movies and other such thing. Or playing a video game or even a board/card game like Cards Against Humanity. I love acts of geekery as a social activity.

For another example, I remember a night out where friends and I went to a restaurant and talked about Greek mythology and our favorite gods/goddesses and stories. That was pretty cool.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I had a horrible fear of zombies since childhood. It may have started when I was probably 8 years old and my older brother made me watch a zombie movie with him in the middle of the night. I remember as a kid, the idea of any of my friends or family being bitten and becoming zombies, still having the face of someone I know and yet having nothing of who they were anymore and becoming a monster… so horrifying.

Over the last ten years, I played a lot of zombie video games and watched tons of zombie movies and shows like The Walking Dead to where it no longer has that kind of effect on me. I now enjoy zombie movies/games.

However, I still do prefer to keep the door closed when I sleep at night, as I am still a bit nervous that maybe a zombie might creep in on me while I’m asleep.
You should message me if
I've gotten first-time messages in the past that have had nothing more than a "hi there" or a "what are you up to?" and that's it. I'd appreciate messages that make me feel like some more thought was put into wanting to have a conversation than that.

You want to tell me what you think you’d want to see in female characters in games and movies. What do you think would make for a female character you’d really like?

You like to play video games and/or want to work in the industry. We can play something and/or work together! Or just nerd out!

You are okay that I may not live near you. In my life I have met many great people from all over the world through the internet, some of which I have known for over 10 years, some I've had the chance to meet in person, hang out with, go bowling and play air hockey and then take crazy road trips where we see scary drifters in the middle of the night pop out of darkness and I yell OMFGOMFG KEEP DRIVING and we laugh our asses off about it once we get to a safe distance lol.

I don't want distance to prevent meeting wonderful people.
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