jonnnney
32 Raleigh, United States
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My self-summary
My name is Alan, I was born and raised in Raleigh, I have a physics degree from Appalachian and Masters in Accountancy from ECU, and I enjoy playing with fire.

I am very active in the local EDM, flow art, and burner communities. I am somewhat active in the local fetish community.

In the flow art community I spin both fire and LEDs. My preferred spinning styles are contact staff and contact swords (contact means I roll it around my body). I also spin dragon staff and chaos staff. I do not spin poi because my left hand is stupid.

I have been in the burner community since 2012. To date I have been to 9 regional burns and even made it out to Burning Man in 2014.
What I’m doing with my life
I recently started my own CPA firm in North Raleigh. Yes, I am one of those young business professionals that you hear about on the news.

In life am mostly focusing on having fun and staying productive. Being self employed is nice, but I have had some issues with discipline. I love Raleigh and I plan on staying here for a long time. So I try and help build the communities in which I am active.

Romantically I am well meaning and loyal, but fairly inept. I was a nerdy hermit for an extended period of time and I didn't really start having fun until ~4 years ago. I have a few of eclectic tastes so it can be difficult to find someone who I could see having a relationship with.

I am always looking for new and interesting ways to have fun.
I’m really good at
Being very safe while not appearing to be safe at all.

Playing with massive amounts of fire.

Seeing the nuance associated with random people's actions.

Doing math in my head.

Analytical thinking.

Pulling off the wearing of absurd costumes.
The first things people usually notice about me
My toys
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like fantasy books. I read as an escape and most other genres don't get my creative juices flowing.

With regard to television I enjoy the traditional science fiction/fantasy tropes; Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings. However the shows I like most are those set in modern times which are slightly off-kilter like Grimm or Lost Girl.

I have recently started enjoying British comedy shows like Mock the Week or 8 out of 10 cats, they are just so good at dry humor.

My favorite style of music is electronic dance music (EDM) examples are house, dubstep, drum and bass, etc. Each sub-genre of EDM has its own feel. I like trance because I can move my entire body to it for hours at a time. I like Dubstep because it is fast yet inconsistent making it a challenge to dance to. I like electro-swing because it is slow enough to try new dance moves but fast enough to keep me going.

I like food that is both easy to prepare and healthy. Most of what I eat comes from Trader Joe's or Costco.
The six things I could never do without
Having fun,
Challenging my views,
Good friends,
Family,
New experiences,
Having time to enjoy flow arts.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
New things to build, what flow toy I want to learn next, how I feel about current events, overthinking things, and whether or not said overthinking is being helpful or harmful.
On a typical Friday night I am
(Note I am choosing to ignore the word Friday in the above question)

For fun I tend to go out to bars and clubs. My regular places are Mosaic, Flash House/Black Flower, and Legends. Mosaic has a nice chill setting and tends to play my preferred style of music. The Black Flower/Flash House has a fun event every Tuesday there is EDM at the flower and fire spinning behind Flash House. Legends has a good variety of burlesque shows, fetish events, and whatnot.

I also have zany antics with friends at fire parties or costumed bar crawls.

Overall tend to go out 2-3 nights a week.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I once stole a pirate ship with a fire breathing dragon while wearing only water shoes, knee braces, and a smile.
You should message me if
There are two kinds of people in this world: those that are impressed by seeing something exceptional and those that are inspired by seeing something exceptional. Message me if you know which one you are.

Also if you are curious about the fire spinning or flow art communities in the Raleigh area.
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