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My self-summary
Hi. My name is RJ. I am a professional spoken word artist and voice actor. I am the vice president of the non-profit that runs SLC's poetry slams, and I run the Greenhouse Effect Open Mic.

Also, Fuck Donald Trump.
What I’m doing with my life
A touring poet. (so, if I popped up outside of Utah, it means I'm on tour.) I also narrate audiobooks and do other voice projects, when I'm at home. I run a service where I write compliments for people

Listen, I'm sure being a poet isn't helping my case. Dudes who say they are poets are awful. I just happen to make some sort of living off of my art. My biggest claim to fame is that I went viral on youtube and imgur once.
I’m really good at
Cursing the sky.
Driving long distances.
Shouting at rooms full of people until they give me money.
Giving compliments.
shouting down nazis, online, offline, and on stage
Ranked #2 in haiku and #1 in dirty haiku at the world haiku deathmatch. I'm also very good at doing voices.
The first things people usually notice about me
Usually my beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I play a lot of video games. I particularly love indie games, and JRPGs. Also, really big into anime. Favorites include Psycho Pass, Tokyo Ghoul, Cowboy Bebop, FLCL, Attack on Titan, One Punch Man, and more.

As far as music, I listen to Ska and indie, mostly. I have a lot of spoken word too, but thats kind of my trade. Driving affords me a lot of time to listen to audiobooks. I love the works of Neil Gaiman. My favorite book right now The Name of the Wind. I would recommend you read the book Dogs of Babel. I also read and listen to a lot of poetry .
Six things I could never do without
Here's the deal. I don't care if we have shared interests or not. In fact, learning and accepting each other's differing interests is part of this whole dating thing. I don't care if we like the same or different things things. All our interests could be shared eventually.
I don't care if we like the same things... But... But... But.... I want us to HATE the same things. I hate the systems of oppression that bring down my friends. I hate white supremacy, mysoginy, homophobia, even if I benefit from them on a systematic level. I hate the xenophobia and nationalism that has infected this country. I hate the performative masculinity that makes men act like Douche bags and internalize their feelings (insensitivity to guard against sensitivity. Fuck that.) I hate for-profit prisons. I hate companies like Phillip Morris that make a profit off of death and addiction. I hate the oligarchal rule of the corporate class. I hate Donald Trump and everything he stands for. Those are the things I definitely could do without and have been trying to dismantle with art and outspoken action. Let us like whatever, but let us hate the same things.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Jokes, fan theory's, politics and how I hate them but must participate as a victim of them. Philosophy. Regrets. The usual stuff.
On a typical Friday night I am
At home, working on writing or just playing video games. I'm not a big party guy. I do love table-top games though and have a large selection. I often have company over to play.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I hate all my poems, even the most popular ones.
You should message me if
You want to. I don't like to message first because I know ya'lls inboxes get flooded. If you're the literary type, the anime type, send me a message. As long as you're passionate about something, I can find something to like about you.

I'm gonna be real. Online dating is a dumpster fire. You're not obligated to respond to me, or any of the other fuckbags on here.
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