rshoots
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My self-summary
Maybe my writing comes off a little stiff, but in person I love to joke around. Usually in the most inappropriate ways as possible (Anthony Jeselnik is my spirit animal). Usually in the corniest way possible. Let's be honest, it's the only way I'm going to get my nine servings of vegetables!

I thrive on meaningful connection with others. Love helping my friends, and strangers when I can. I experience emotions intensely in a way that stereotypically men aren't thought to have. The quality of my interactions with others is important.

I have a great interest in philosophy. Plain language philosophy or GTFO! So much philosophy uses complicated vocabulary and semantics to obfuscate its circular reasoning. Strong believer that if you can't state something in a clear manner, you're trying to hide the holes in it. That's why I chose to use obfuscate. lol
What I’m doing with my life
Abandoned the math/science track. I have more of an artistic temperament and greater interest in it. Brought the science-based rationality & philosophy with me into my creative endeavors. This usually precludes me from the culture involved with art. Most of my friends are still involved with math/science/tech.
The first things people usually notice about me
...is that I'm intense.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So I went way way WAY overboard on this. I did it because you never know what obscure thing will make you click with someone. But for the love of donuts, skip it! lol

::AUTHORS::
Philip K. Dick, Mary Shelley, Nick Harkaway, Neil Gaiman,, Greg Bear, Christopher Moore. Can I put Mary Shelley twice? She essentially created science fiction!

::BOOKS::
Mary Shelley's The Last Man, Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff Christ's Childhood Pal, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, Watchmen, Y! The Last Man series and a bunch of non-fic stuff like "Gödel, Escher, Bach", Hidden Order, The Black Count, Are We in Time?, perception science, film studies.

::MOVIES::
Cloud Atlas, Sunshine, Primer, Vanilla Sky, Source Code, Waltz with Bashir, Chungking Express, Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Paprika, Lucky # Slevin, 28 Days Later, The Hidden Fortress, Seven Samurai, Hudson Hawk, Master and Commander, Black Hawk Down, Iron Monkey, Enter the Void, Once Upon a Time in China II, Koyaanisqatsi, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem, Big Trouble in Little China, The Thing (John Carpenter's version), Inception, Paris J'Taime, Children of Men, (500) Days of Summer, Moon, Lost in Translation, Point Break, Oblivion, Metropolis, Serenity, Black Dynamite, Mel Brooks' movies, Collateral, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Mystery Team, Constantine, Blade Runner, GATTACA (all neo noir!!!), Hook, 8 1/2, Seventh Seal, Last Action Hero, 2046 and Kung Fu Hustle.

::DIRECTORS::
Danny Boyle, The Wachowskis, Akira Kurosawa, Wong Kar-wai, Yuen Woo-ping, Tsui Hark (ultra famous HK director who went to UT... what?), Sofia Coppola (early work), Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham, Stephen Chow, Duncan Jones, Christopher Nolan, Edgar Wright, Joss Whedon, Katsuro Otomo, Shane Carruth, Hitchcock, Orson Welles and Kubrick.

::CINEMATOGRAPHERS:: (sorry, it's what I do)
Christopher Doyle, Larry Fong, Wally Pfister, Roger Deakins, Anthony Dod Mantle, Alwin Küchler, Sławomir Idziak and of course the old greats of classic cinema.

Thank goodness I stopped myself from listing editors.

::SHOWS::
Firefly, Arrested Development, Ghost in the Shell, King of the Hill, Happy Endings, NOVA, South Park, Luther, Outcasts, Misfits, Shin Chan, Monty Python, Sliders, Red Dwarf, Skins, Hyperdrive, Spaced, X-Files, Simpsons, Continuum, The Ben Show, Nathan For You, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Chef, Stoker and Hoop, BSG, The Tick, Black Books, Master of None, Knights of Sidonia, Attack on Titan, Broad City, and Rick & Morty.

::MUSIC::
Anything and everything! Good music is good music. I have a fondness for musique concrète, jazz, acid jazz, trip hop, post rock, noise rock, all electronic music, Rusko, Beta Band, Radiohead, Portishead, Health, Polish Ambassador, Squarepusher, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Nina Simone, Nouvelle Vague, Gotan Project, Pierre Schaeffer, Kraftwerk, Magnetic Man, Skream, DJ Spooky, Dan Deacon, The Streets, The Avalanches, DJ Shadow, Massive Attack, The Knife, Wax Tailor, Dan le Sac, Midnight Juggernauts, The Presets, 65daysofstatic, Moby, The Animals, Björk, Sigur Rós, NERO, Jamie XX, Burial and Daft Punk.

::GAMES::
Dactyl Nightmare, Chip's Challenge (I would be beyond amazed if anyone knew what these first two are), MYST, Remember Me, Vector Man, Gunstar Heroes, DJ Hero, El Shaddai, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Ref Dead Redemption, The Dig (LucasArts you will be missed), The Journeyman Project, Comix Zone, Einhander, Advent Rising, Heavy Rain, Indigo Prophecy, Rez, Colony Wars, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Max Payne 3, Beneath a Steel Sky, Journey, Mirror's Edge, Uncharted series and anything made by Jason Rohrer.

I added games because I think they're the accumulation of all art mediums and will soon be blending with film. I don't get to play very often anymore.

I LOVE long games of Go.

::FOOD::
Indian, sushi and seafood. I really enjoy experimenting with new foods.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What did Bill Murray have for lunch?

Could I buy that fabulous red cowboy outfit Jeff Goldblum wore in Buckaroo Bonzai?

Why people put "PLEASE READ" type warnings/criticisms in their profiles for people who don't read profiles. Is the emotional catharsis really worth the negativity that comes across for people that do read profiles?
You should message me if
...you're crazy enough to go through these questions with me. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/open-gently/201310/36-questions-bring-you-closer-together
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