rainproof_monk
33 Livermore, United States
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My self-summary
Words alone are incapable of describing me in a meaningful way, which is why I also employ proper punctuation.

I believe in the three 'R's: reading, writing, and running. Basically, I'm just an ambidextrous dream journalist, INTJ (crackpot), who flosses and thinks cloudscapes are beautiful.

Arguments don't solve anything, in my opinion, although patience and a sharing of concerns might. I'm down to earth, but only because levitation invites too many awkward questions.

I enjoy spending time with my family. My parents, who are still married after thirty years, raised me in a nuclear family. As a result I gain energy by fusion and glow in the dark.

Do continue reading if you're also interested in building a relationship using 1) compromise 2) creativity to sustain romance and 3) whenever possible, numbered lists.
What I’m doing with my life
Editing a novel manuscript that I'm as excited about as a surfer on a tidal wave. Also writing flavor text for Wizards of the Coast. Previously worked as a health-care professional. Currently, speculating on investments.

I have written several fantasy novels. Even Kickstarted one with internal illustrations galore. The creative process thrills me from worldbuilding down to the innovation at the sentence level. Finding just the right word is like finding a gold coin on the beach.

At parties, I'm the designated dancer. To me, dancing is creativity in motion, and I love improvising to the beat. I'm interested in attending more cons wearing cosplay. I think of Yosemite as an open-air cathedral, and I want to go hiking there this year.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Reads: Nonviolent Communication, James Herriot's animal stories, PG Wodehouse's Jeeves stories, Poe's poetry, David Sedaris' memoirs, Oscar Wilde's plays, Twelfth Night, Cyrano de Bergerac, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, The Prince, The Little Prince, The Prisoner of Azkaban, Warbreaker, Mists of Avalon, The Hobbit, The Winter King, A Clash of Kings, The Hogfather, Calvin & Hobbes, and The Big Sleep.

Online reads: Wikipedia, National Geographic, Penny Arcade, Monitor on Psychology, xkcd, and Science News.

Games: Dragon Age has great story and characters. Portal has mad science. Magic: the Gathering has great fantasy art and creativity. Bioshock Infinite, delicious setting.

Movies: Love Actually, Casablanca, What We Do in the Shadows, Zootopia, Shaun of the Dead, Edge of Tomorrow, Lord of the Rings, Fury Road, V for Vendetta, Spirited Away, Trollhunter, Pan’s Labyrinth, Birdman, and Brick.

Shows: Jessica Jones, Penny Dreadful, Inside Amy Schumer, Everest: Beyond the Limit, and Firefly.

Music: Alternative rock, classical, and Broadway.

Food: Well, I'm a vegan, but I'm not the type of guy who looks down on others for culinary reasons, except for competitive eating. Engulfing fifty hot dogs in a minute isn't a sport. It's a psychological disorder.
The six things I could never do without
1. Pondering
2. Challenges
3. Learning
4. Creative Outlet
5. Family*
6. Friends*

* I know everyone lists these, but I'd rather be accused of being trite than a cold bastard.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A lady of eighty-two years told me that last month she’d gotten married. “It’s never too late for romance,” she said with a girlish grin. I congratulated the newlywed and asked her what she loved most about her new husband. She said, “He always finds things that he can do for me. My first husband always found things for me to do for him.”

Seeing her so happy made my day, and I realized that I too am looking for a relationship of giving. I’ve seen the opposite, where each person takes as much as they can and gives as little. No thanks. Far better to have a lifelong friendship with a wonderful person you can trust. A person you respect, who’ll share your adventures and make them more memorable, more thrilling. A person who’ll always surprise you with their warmth, year after year, with flowers and candlelight all the way into your eighties. Because it’s never too late for romance.
On a typical Friday night I am
Anxious, as I am every night and every moment, no matter if I'm on stage or sitting alone. But I deal.
You should message me if
You are a nasty woman. Meaning, of course, intelligent, driven, and strong.

You're interested in a potentially serious relationship with a lighthearted gentleman.
You don't think drugs are required to have a good time.
You prefer verbal communication over telepathy.

Since you have read this far, I have a question for you. If you could ride any transport to anywhere and there meet any people with whom you could do anything, what would they be?
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