The-Red-Man
26 San Antonio, United States
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My self-summary
Basic Life Philosophy: try and leave the world a better place than it was when we came into it.

So that's what I'm doing as best I can, one day at a time.
Marxist-Feminist Transhumanist Anti-Theist
fighting for change through art & activism.

ENFJ/P if you're in to that sort of thing. I'm very mature for my age, in part because I've been working and supporting myself since I was 16.
What I’m doing with my life
Being a walking anachronism. Engaging in the dramatic arts. Union organizing. Handing out subversive literature at protests and rallies. Building the revolutionary party. Gardening. Acting. Writing. Directing. Cartooning. Editing TV Tropes. Lumberjacking/Trailbuilding. Carpenting. Welding. Playing Bass Guitar. Sound Editing/Audio Engineering--jack of all trades, master of none. Working two theatre jobs downtown and trying to finish my BFA. Building sets/running boards during the day. Rehearsing by night. I'm very fortunate to be able to do what I love and get paid for it. I like telling stories. Narrative is what I want to do with my life--animation, plays, films, music, comics, novels, etc.

I travel when I can. Always looking for new people and places. I find it helps grease the creative gears. My latest project is an episodic series in which we follow the unpublished accounts of amateur detective extraordinaire Sir Sherlock Holmes in an homage to the Victorian mystery and gothic horror genres. It airs the last weekend of every month. The pilot episode played to full houses and received great critical acclaim. We're in rehearsals for episode II as you read this. If you're cool, maybe I'll comp you a ticket.
I’m really good at
I'm a polyglot with a knack for picking up languages and placing accents.
Я говорю по русский. Mein Deutsch nicht ist schlecht.
Mi español es Tex-Mex. Soy Tejano orgulloso. Viva la raza!
我講廣東話呀. 一種語言永遠不夠.
Worte, palabras, слова!

I've been told I'm really good at reading people. Some have accused me of possessing psychic powers, but I promise I'm just an observant writer/director. Listening helps. It's a skill few actors ever master.

Kung Fu. I practice Zui Jiu Quan (Fist of Drunken Alcohol), so I guess that makes me good at keeping my balance, falling without hurting myself, and appearing drunk while sober. Meditation and flexibility are also perks. I've recently started doing Yoga.
The first things people usually notice about me
Thousand yard stare? (Apparently my eyes are intense. People get lost in them. I'm serious.) That I'm dripping with sarcasm? Righteously long flowing locks? Stylish Satanic goatee?

...can you have more than one first thing?
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favorite authors in no particular order:
Vladimir Lenin, Sun Weishi, Leon Trotsky, Hannah Arendt, David Harvey, Celia Hart, Aaron McGruder, Deepa Kumar, Arthur C. Clarke, Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Marx, Bell Hooks, Friedrich Engels, Dolores Ibárruri, John Steinbeck, Sabina Spielrein, George Orwell, Emma Goldman, Nelson Mandela, Lucy Parsons, Aldous Huxley, Nellie Bly, Niccolo Machiavelli, Elizabeth Peters, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michelle Alexander, Moliere, Nadezhada Krupskaya, Victor Hugo, Kate Richards O'Hare, Leo Tolstoy, Dorothy Parker, Anton Chekhov, Betty Friedan, Alexandre Dumas, Clara Frasier, Rudolph Rocker, E. Sylvia Pankhurst, Arthur Miller, Angela Davis, Huey Newton, Alexandra Kollontai, Cornel West, Florence Kelley, Malcolm X, Helen Keller, Ernesto Guevara, Sojourner Truth, Fidel Castro, Mary Harris Jones, Slavoj Zizek, Clara Zetkin, Alan Moore, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Gail Simone ...
that's enough for now.

Movies:
Dr Zhivago, Novecento, Cranes are Flying, Drunken Master, Lo, Metropolis, Lawrence of Arabia, Lucky # Slevin, M, Crash, Window to Paris, Freaks, Enter the Dragon, Blade Runner, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Suicide Kings, The Red Violin, Duck Soup, Reds, Joyeaux Noel, A Night at the Opera, Inglorious Basterds, When the Wind Shakes the Barley, Soul Kitchen, The Princess Bride, Dogma, The Great Dictator, Chinatown, The Name of the Rose, Modern Times, Gattaca, A Knight's Tale, Good Bye Lenin!, True Legend, Black Dynamite, The Road to El Dorado, Young Frankenstein, North by Northwest, Terminator, Fargo, Star Wars, Fight Club, The Legend of Paul and Paula, Drunken Monkey, This is Spinal Tap, Dance of the Drunken Mantis, Men Who Stare at Goats, Fern Gully... too many to count really.

TV Shows:
Rick and Morty, Mr. Robot, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Black Jesus, Cowboy Bebop, X-Files, Zeta Gundam, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Invader Zim, Trailer Park Boys, Super Dimension Fortress Macross, Firefly, The Boondocks, The Lone Gunmen, Black Dynamite, Dexter, Beavis & Butthead, Millennium, The Pirates of Dark Water, Trigun, Key & Peele, King of the Hill, Spitting Image, Golan the Insatiable, The Whitest Kids You Know, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Sealab 2021, Fawlty Towers, Metalocalypse, Chapelle's Show, Bojack Horseman, Classic SNL (Chris Farley/Phil Hartman years), The Goode Family, The Wire

Anglosphere music (in no particular order):
Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show, The Soviettes, Guns N' Roses, Patti Smith, Eric B. & Rakim, Lindsey Stirling, Verdi, Veruca Salt, Social Distortion, The Epoxies, Wagner, The Dollyrots, Naughty by Nature, Pussy Riot, The Rolling Stones, Tsunami Bomb, Tupac, Chumbawamba, Tchaikovsky, Joan Jett, Death, Joni Mitchell, Bad Religion, Martha and the Vandellas, Creedance Clearwater Revival, The Devotchkas, Mozart, Sugarcoma, Steam Powered Giraffe, Vanessa Mae, Parliament/Funkadelic, Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Deadline, Notorious B.I.G., Ninja Dolls, Ozzy Osbourne, N'dea Davenport, Robert Johnson, The Brand New Heavies, Randy Rhoads, Civet, Sly and the Family Stone, No Doubt, Public Enemy, The Runaways, Jimi Hendrix, Lita Ford, Airbourne, The Donnas, Beethoven, Orianthi, NOFX, Pat Benatar, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Heart, Sam Cooke, Evanescance, Propaghandi, Aretha Franklin, Anti-Flag, Lacuna Coil, Bach, Patsy Cline, Rage Against the Machine, Garbage, Grand Master Flash & the Furious Five, Arch Enemy, Aerosmith, Paramore, System of a Down, Sonic Youth, Elliott Smith, Poe, Booker T. & the MGs, The Brunettes, The Who, Ella Fitzgerald, Slipknot, Band of Skulls, Smashing Pumpkins, Anouk, Disturbed, Julie Delpy, Metallica, Catherine Feeny, Mötley Crüe, The Dresden Dolls, Mussorgsky, Flyleaf, Marilyn Manson, honeyhoney, The Offspring, Nena, Daniel Johnston, Boney M., Stravinsky, Fiona Apple, The Misfits, Pink, Dio, Divinyls, Black Sabbath, Sia, Dick Dale, MIA, James Brown, April March, Foreigner, 4 Non Blondes, Living Colour, The Cranberries, John Lee Hooker, Lenka, Quiet Riot, Imogen Heap, Barrett Strong, Sara Bareilles, Van Halen, Salt N' Pepa, Chuck Berry, Suzanne Vega, Def Leppard, Chaka Khan, Otis Redding, Nu Shooz, Night Ranger, Night Club, Bo Diddley, Technotronic, Muddy Waters, Gloria Gaynor, Hank Williams, Walls of Jericho, Johnny Cash, Blondie, Vivaldi, Bonnie Tyler, Chuck Mangione, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Eric Clapton, The Breeders, Rachmaninoff, Lily Allen, Wilson Pickett, Vagiant, Judas Priest, Massive Attack, The Steve Miller Band, Kate Nash, Sammy Hagar, KT Tunstall

Bonus Points if you know any of these foreign acts:
Tito y Tarantula, Raphael Mendez, Nathalie Cordone, Mazz
Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Aznavoure, Joe Dassin, Rachid Taha
Die Prinzen, Die Puhdys, Hanzel und Gretel,
Tараканы, ГрОб, Янка Дягилева, ДДТ,
崔健, 张浅潜, 二手玫瑰, Mr.
مريم صالح, رشيد طه
井上 大輔 ,堀光一路 ,新井正人 ,松原みき ,鮎川麻弥

That music list is way too long. I know. Can't be helped. Behold the eclectic mind of a sound designer in all its splendor!

Food: Barbacoa and Big Red! I love living in the Tex-Mex Mecca of the world. I'm also fortunate enough to live down the street from great Thai, Vietnamese, and Chinese food. So when it isn't tacos, it's probably one of those. I'm a grill master if y'all ever wanna barbeque.
The six things I could never do without
1.) Freedom and the struggle for it. You have nothing if you have no rights. Freedom is merely privilege extended unless enjoyed by one and all.

2.) Literature. My great escape and favorite artistic form.

3.) Rock N' Roll! It ain't noise pollution. \m/,

4.) Theatre. No business like show business.

5.) Friendship. Life's joys are meaningless unless shared with others.

6.) Love. "Love is the most important quality in a revolutionary." -- Che
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Jetpacks, permanent revolution, world history, postmodernism,
class warfare, alienation, hierarchical systems of authority,
space travel/colonization, evolution, cybernetics, sexuality, transhumanism, isolation, philosophy, love, race relations, politics, economics, futurism, gender studies, Marxism, privilege, Rock N' Roll, giant robots, steampunk, martial arts, dystopia, Heavy Metal, TV Tropes, Epic Rap Battles of History, aesthetics, sociology, neuroscience, anthropology, genetics, linguistics, philology... herbs...
On a typical Friday night I am
More often than not, teching a show. Or acting in a show. Or doing stand-up comedy. Or singing/playing music. Then partying hearty with bohemian theatrefolk in to the wee hours of the morning.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I died once. No, not metaphorically. Like, for real dead.
Lights out, no heart beat kind of dead.

...

It's okay though, I got better.
You should message me if
you want to commiserate away from the prying eyes of the state and plot the destruction of the global corporatocracy that has turned us all into slaves of its accursed coinage.

...or you wanna hang out and smoke and drink and watch movies/tv and cuddle and whatnot. I guess that's cool too.
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