For the past year, I have been working as a therapist / case manager / mental health tech for a community mental health non-profit. Maybe re-careering, I don't quite know, but this is the first time I'm really helping people.
Other interests include collecting music, baseball, and enjoying quality television. I'm starting to write for myself again: essays, fiction, journals. I would love to get back into rock climbing. Knowing how to drive a stick shift is a turn-on; liking technology is a bigger one. Oh! -- board and card games are the cat's meow. Speaking of, I love and am good with animals of all stripes, feathers, and fur. Looking for an independent, loving partner who can provide sincere, intelligent, direct intimacy.
Bonus points if you know the reference in my username. Double bonus points if you know what a rhizome is.
I am apocryphal, studied, and a little perverse
N.B.: Totally into the trans* movement, even though I'm cis-male.
Sunrise, M, Pandora's Box, Man With A Movie Camera, Greed, The Rules of the Game, Rebecca, Rope, Singing in the Rain, All About Eve, Playtime, The Third Man, Stalker, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Au Hasard Balthasar, The Night of the Hunter, Safe, Dead Man, Naked, In the Mood for Love, Chunking Express, Sonatine, Eureka, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, The Lion King, Lilo & Stitch, The Emperor's New Groove, How to Train Your Dragon (seriously, Hiccup is gay for dragons in that one), and (most recently) the films of Joanna Hogg (esp. Exhibition). But my all-time favorite is Yuri Norstein's The Hedgehog in the Fog.
MUSIC is difficult for me to write about, since it's the only art I experience purely emotionally, without any intellectual understanding.
NOVELS / NOVELLAS / STORIES. If on a winter's night a traveler, Dhalgren, Crying Lot of 49, House of Leaves, Disgrace, His Dark Materials, Darkness at Noon, Catch 22, Lilith's Brood, Angle of Repose, Bastard out of Carolina, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The Counterfeiters, Our Lady of the Flowers, "The Overcoat," The Garden Party: and Other Stories, Master and Margarita.
SHOWS. Fraggle Rock, The Twilight Zone, All in the Family, The Wire, Mad Men (I think we take for granted how poetic this show is), The West Wing, The Simpsons, Six Feet Under, 30 Rock, Enlightened, Lost (I don't care that the ending was maudlin), Aeon Flux, Deadwood (cocksucker), Twin Peaks, Freaks and Geeks, Black Mirror, My So-Called Life, Dr. Katz, The Critic, Bob's Burgers, Good Eats, No Reservations, The Mind of a Chef. Obsessed with Game of Thrones and ASoIaF (but who isn't?). And Buffy's kind of just assumed at this point, right? And am I the only one who remembers GUTS and LEGENDS OF THE HIDDEN TEMPLE?
FOOD. Yes; all of it.
--I am the karaoke king of Elvis' "Burning Love" -- and the fucking emperor of the fabulous Wynonna version from Lilo & Stitch
--I learned a little bit of Hawai`ian language, and would die to meet someone who speaks it.
--Of the people I've dated seriously, only one was comfortable with my pansexuality. I'm looking for that ratio to improve.