midnight_lamp
37 Lima, Peru
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My self-summary
Hello, Peru! I'm here visiting. I would love to meet some of you!

I love being creative and hate it at the same time, but that's pretty much what I do. That's also what I look for in people that I surround myself with. I am always obsessing over some project that I am working on.

I stay up late, real late. By both accident and design.

I'm never bored. the only time I'm not making good use of my time is when I'm procrastinating, which I do often. As a matter of fact, I'm procrastinating right now.

People say that I'm really funny, and 'm attracted to those with a sense of humor. That means they laugh at my jokes. If they're funny, too, that's merely a bonus!
What I’m doing with my life
I've been a writer for years. I've written a published book and bunch of other stuff.

I've been dicking around with podcasting. I think they're as fascinating and eclectic as zines could be in their day. I'm working on one of my own with a buddy.

Reading when I can, which isn't nearly enough. Making zines.
Pacing the floor. Playing records, rocking out, laughing, traveling, hanging with buddies, finding various hustles to pay the bills until I write that bestseller. Writing for a couple of magazines. Trying to hold onto project ideas long enough to actualize them. Planning world travel. Hosting a b-movie night on Mondays. I'm on board with a literary journal here in Seattle and write for the punk magazine Razorcake.
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I'm wrapping up a huge project and looking forward to doing all the stuff that's been bottlenecking because of it. I have a bunch of irons in the fire, travel, art, community stuff. Hopefully, I won't force myself to hop on another big project right away. Or, at least before I start a podcast and visit Australia, both of which are on the top of my list.

The momentum of the anti-police brutality movement and Black Lives Matter has been an inspiration to me. I've been getting out to rallies and covering it for the Monarch Review.

Trying to stay outside the system as much as possible. As well as staying out of the ratrace. I'm still very much a radical at heart. Fuck The Man!
I’m really good at
Staying up late, making people laugh, being spontaneous, inserting my foot in my mouth, avoiding werk*, consuming caffeine, having opinions, re-writing passages, making lists, putting things off.

*This is how I spell werk done to pay the bills, to differentiate it from work done out of passion. It's spelled phonetically.
The first things people usually notice about me
Blue eyes. Flailing limbs. Bespectacled face. That I'm dropping money on the ground.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books/Authors: Geek Love, The Whistling Song by Stephan Beachy, anything that I've read by Greil Marcus, zines, Cometbus, Kurt Vonnegut, Jack Micheline, Steinbeck, Leaves of Grass, Razorcake Fanzine, Harper's, John Dos Passos' U.S.A, Tao Te Ching, I Ching, Bukowski, Dostoevsky, George Orwell, Rumi, Raymond Carver, Neil Gaiman's Sandman, Thomas Wolfe, bell hooks, The Great Gatsby, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Walk All the Days, Frank Bill

Music: Creedance Clearwater Revival, Mountain Goats, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Avail, Motorhead, Patti Smith Group, Steve Earle, Letters, Strawman, Gang of Four, Parliament, Prince, War, Dead Moon, Curtis Mayfield, KRS One, Aesop Rock, Nappy Roots, P.O.S, Leatherface, John Prine, Hollow Earth Radio, The Measure (SA), P.O.S, John Prine, Corespondents, Sham 69, Stiff Little Fingers, American Steel, Black Flag, Kill Your Idols, Descendants, The Measure (SA), Tragedy, P.S. Eliot, Drive soundtrack, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Doomtree, Blue Sky Black Death, Superchunk, Shorebirds, Shark Pact, Miko Mission, The Specials, Screaming Trees

BTW, people who say they like everything but country and rap seem pretty close-minded to me. Why write off a whole style of music when you haven't heard all of it?

Movies: Cannibal:The Musical, Urbania, Roadside Prophets, Cool Hand Luke, Easy Rider, Some Kind Of Wonderful, Dawn Of The Dead, Day Of The Dead, Pump Up The Volume, Triplets Of Belleville, Plan 9 from Outer Space, Bringing out the Dead, Taxi Driver, Blood Feast, Troll 2, Bloody Pit of Horror
The six things I could never do without
1. something to type or write on
2. cheese
3. my friends
4. my glasses
5. free will
6. funny stuff
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next project.
Hope.
What humanity is losing to the Information Age.
Things that I am putting off. Ideas for future projects.
Everything that I want to do before I die.
How to get more out of life and better myself.
Traveling to far away places.
Revolution!
Synchronicity

I've also been thinking of selling all my stuff. When did I decide I needed a record collection over the freedom to dump a couple of boxes in people's basements and take off? And all those books I dumpstered years ago...what the hell's wrong with the library!

I'm also been thinking about quitting writing until it's fun again. Yeah, if I could be so kind to myself.
On a typical Friday night I am
Getting out to a punk show and living the chaos or staying in and working on something. Being outdoors if it's warm.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I always get a little teary-eyed see one of those "restore faith in humanity-type" compilations on Youtube.
You should message me if
...if you have a sense of humor.
...if you can keep things light and fun at first. At least, know better than to talk really dark or heavy shit or to get too deep into politics on a first (and, really, second and third) date. Seems like entry level dating shit to me, but I keep going on these super serious dates. The only real way to get chemistry going is with fun and laughter.
...if you can hang with the following. I still live carefree and take risks! I still have a dumb phone! I still live the life of writer, know it's risks and have no plans of settling into a 9 to 5.
...you, like me, are looking to meet more creative folks to get inspiration from and to bounce ideas off of.
...you're fun and can live the chaos. Like to talk about literature (zines and independents are a big bonus). If ...you're a night owl. If you like stuff like punk and b-movies.
...you like climbing rooftops and exploring abandoned buildings and going where you're not supposed to go.
...you have a busy and full life that you can impress me with.
...don't mind if I'm slow to respond. I got a lot going on, always.
...you can shut up about the Seahawks, (it's OK if you're a fan, I just don't want to hear about it).
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