33Troy, United States
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My self-summary
Ok, so I live in China now, but i figure I'll keep this up since its one of the few social media platforms that isn't banned.

I'm essentially a starving artist without much to show for all the starving. In terms of politics I veer pretty hard to the left but my passions typically only manifest themselves in drunken rambles directed at strangers outside of bars. I'm a huge bookworm and if I were living in a different era and could force myself to believe in God I would probably be poring over manuscripts in a monastery. Most people would consider me to be an introvert but that's not a characterization I would fully agree with.

Truth be told it seems that my social circle is shrinking rapidly as friends are getting married/having kids/subsequently dropping off the face of the earth. I have serious doubts about this websites capacity for matchmaking, but I'm getting sick of bars and I suppose this can be a good way to meet new like minded people.
I’m really good at
I initially studied studio art and I still enjoy drawing and painting from time to time although I wouldn't consider myself to be "really good" at it. I love to read and I can slog through dry, impenetrable nonfiction books that would put most people to sleep.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've been compared looks wise to both Eli Manning and Michael Phelps. I don't know if that's a compliment or not, seeing how those guys look like lumpy headed gangley mutants.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books- I could go on and on about this. In no particular order P.G. Wodehouse, Thomas Bernhard, John LeCarre, H.P. Lovecraft, Jean Rhys, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ryszard Kapuściński, Malcolm Lowry, Marguerite Yourcenar, Charles Portis, Michel Houellebecq, Thomas Pynchon, William Faulkner, Italo Calvino, Cormac McCarthy, Andre Malraux, Knut Hamsun, Dashiell Hammett, Haruki Murakami, Henry Miller, Phillip K. Dick, Louis Ferdinand Celine, Mario Vargas Llosa, Edward Limonov, Yukio Mishima, China Mieville.
Lately I've developed more of an appreciation for poetry, especially from the romantic era and WWI British poets like Wilfred Owen and Charles Sorley. I also love non fiction, comics and graphic novels, and trashy sci-fi paperbacks. All of this is the reason I'm going to be more or less unemployable for the rest of my life.

TV-Veep, The Americans, Rake, The Kids in the Hall, True Detective, Nathan Barley, Archer, MST3K, The Whitest Kids U' Know, Peep Show, Trailer Park Boys, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Portlandia, Breaking Bad

Music- I don't keep up with the bleep bloop computer noises that the kids are into. Basically I have the musical taste of a 45 year old dad who doesn't realize he isn't cool anymore: The Cure, Pere Ubu, Destroy All Monsters, Dinosaur Jr., Televison, The Smiths, Sleep, Camper van Beethoven, Wire, Suicide, Stiff Little Fingers, Black Flag, The Replacements, Fearless Iranians from Hell, No Trend, Rites of Spring, The Mountain Goats, The Wipers, New Order, The Coup, Mission of Burma, Patti Smith, New Bomb Turks, Lightning Bolt, Magma, Stereolab, Sonic Youth, Husker Du, The Durutti Column, fIREHOSE, Reagan Youth, Iggy Pop, Bad Brains, The Doors, The Clash, The Fall, Alex Chilton, Joy Division, The Stranglers, Bob Dylan, MC5, Tom Waits, Gang of Four, The Stooges, Kate Bush, Neil Young

Not gonna list movies because really, what insights could anyone glean from knowing that I've watched The Road Warrior and David Lynch's Dune 500 times each.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The impermanence of existence, my plans and goals, things that I imagine most people spend a good deal of time thinking about.
On a typical Friday night I am
At one of Troy's fine drinking establishments talking about Irish history with weird old barflys or getting beat up by dudes with chinstrap beards and TapouT tshirts.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I was briefly in a ska band freshman year of high school.
You should message me if
You're up for hanging out with weird dudes from the internet. Also I've seen the kinds of messages women get, and that shit is frankly terrifying, so I've made it my policy to avoid sending the initial message in most cases, sorry.
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