matthew_J_W
31 London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Eco-feminist, anti-capitalist oddball.
Hippy-hypocrite who watches the world with wide eyes, smiles at odd times and on occasion hides in caverns, stalagmited by doubt.
I like plants and animals and fungi and movement and touch and sometimes ideas
Less self-important than this profile probably makes me seem.
What I’m doing with my life
Resisting the urge to curl up in a ball and cry when considering this question. Slowly ebbing it away into the unfathomability of time?

Contributing to a different cultural vision to the "progress/growth/autonomy from nature" story mainly by quietly getting annoyed at things (it's not a perfect method)

I make a computer game about meditation and memory and pretty lights and animals and space and, while, I'm deeply grateful to be paid to make art, I don't want to make entertainment any more. I'm tired of spending so much time behind a computer screen. I'm happiest when moving: dancing, doing yoga or running.

I sell flowers.
I make psychedelic ink drawings.
I’m really good at
Staring at trees/animals/fungi

Jumping up and falling down levels of self awareness
Jumping

Selling flowers while resisting the urge to answer "how long will they last?" with "you mean 'DID they last'... they lasted once... rooted in the earth and connected and alive... Your question, sir or madam, is 'how long will their severed gonads look pretty in my house' "

Hissing like a snake

Play
The first things people usually notice about me
I look a tiny bit like a lost child.

I look around a lot. At things in the sky or curious tree branches or the other folks with eyes above screens.

my silly long hair or, if it's cut, the zone of its longing absence
(edit: It's not. It's freaking long)

Ask them. I'd be genuinely interested
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
• Recent books:
The World Without Us. What a Plant Knows, Currently obsessed with Infinite Jest (totally rhymes, don't pretend it doesn't). Ishmael. Whipping Girl.

• Films
Meeks Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy, Primer, Schizopolis, Last Train Home - partial to one syllable concept films with said-syllable-peppered scripts: "Did he touch the Sphere?", "It was in the Mist", "WE'VE GOT TO GET OUT OF THIS CUBE!"...

• TV
Steven Universe, Xavier Renegade Angel, Six Feet Under, Bojack Horseman, Brass Eye, The Wire, Rick and Morty. The OA was pretty interesting. STOP WATCHING TV

• Music
Om, The Internet, The Jacka, Portico Quartet, Le Loup, Radiohead, High Places, Murcof, Eliott Smith, Gang gang dance, Kanding Ray, Shpongle, Pusha T. Anything with scary bass.

• Food:
Frozen blueberries, mushrooms, fancy cheese, hummus, salty things, spicey things
The six things I could never do without
Do what?

I really like soothing sounds: certain kinds of voices and low bass.

I'm frustratingly tied to my computer/access to the internet, a tether I'm all about figuring out how to break.

I think communication and empathy are really important. And especially difficult in our culture.

Non-human animals
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Ecological inter-dependencies

How to help people/ guilt at my own selfishness

Desire

How humans can invest in each other/take care of each other in a way that has nothing to do with desire

Whatever I'm looking at

Bio-luminescent jellyfish

Weird shit
On a typical Friday night I am
not that interested that it's friday night. I'm pretty happy trying any new thing. Very hip/ankle oriented dancing style - ball's in your court
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'll never love you as much as I love the pigeon with brown and beige wings that frequents my flower stand. I know. You're cool and smart and make money and change the world and everything, but that pigeon... it's hard to know where to start
You should message me if
You have something relatively nice to say

You like animals. Totally fine if you dislike a bunch of em but if you deeply believe that humans are superior to other creatures there may be disagreements

You wanna recommend me songs

You like dreaming (I mean, imagination and the idea of dreams. I've known people with terrible nightmares and I'm not forcing you to enjoy your nightmares. That would be sick)

You wanna start a balaclava-clad street art gang that changes the god. damn. world
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