ontolome
28 Chicago, United States
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My self-summary
I'm pretty reserved. Never exactly the life of the party-- almost always a mysterious and black-clad presence, but politely smiling :) And a fairly hard-core intellectual. Once you get to know me, you'll probably find me a bit eccentric, or optimally, charmingly weird. I mix the high and the low-- a darkest, even morbid, sobriety, with childish levity.

Also worth noting: I'm as elusive as I am considerate and perceptive-- to a genuine fault. You'll lose interest quickly if you aren't serious to a fault, too. (If this resonates, you'll likely understand that by "serious" I don't mean humorless. A badass sense of humor is, if anything, terribly alluring)
What I’m doing with my life
phd student, shooting for an academic career.
I’m really good at
reading between the lines, writing, drawing, and massively goofing off in selected, rare settings.
The first things people usually notice about me
all the black i wear (technically grayscale). this austerity extends beyond my wardrobe and into my lifestyle more generally.

maybe my reserve, and my smile-- referred to once as a "mona lisa smile" because it can be inscrutable. also, i seem really "nice"/"sweet" or whatever.

what they don't notice, but bears mentioning, is that i'm not in perfect health. nothing too dire; i just don't brim over with youthful energy and resilience all the time. those who find it a turn-off are invited to pass.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
to read, mainly stuff by dead german guys, some by dead french guys, and formerly, russians, too.

i'm not a fancy cinephile. i like well made kiddie and horror films, especially those involving supernatural themes. and a fair amount of anime. my favorite american cartoons are animaniacs and pinky and the brain.

as for music-- industrial, dark wave, bach, beethoven, brahms, or anything lovely and a bit dark-tinged or dissonant. i'm not a serious connoisseur.

food-- spicy.
The six things I could never do without
sleep, night, cats, internet, black coats, cats with black coats.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how people tick. finding the right person. things which might exist but which are beyond the realm of our experience. synthesizing ideas, complicating an ever bigger and messier picture in the hope that it will somehow become simpler and more elegant... alas.
On a typical Friday night I am
alive, i think.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
no.
You should message me if
i didn't do a good job of scaring you off.
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