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I'm going to start giving cash prizes to anyone who reads my entire profile.*

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09/05/16 Temporarily in Lebanon, NH. Usually in Amherst, MA. Fuck NH.

05/26/12 Note: a lot of crazy shit happened in my life about 6 months ago, and it's continuing to happen. As such, I don't really have the time, availability, or mindset for meeting new people. You're still certainly welcome to send me a message if my (incredibly outdated) profile makes you feel like it, and I'll promise I'll try to remember to reply - and I'm so so sorry to everyone who's already messaged me and never received a reply thanks to my forgetful self. It's not you - it's me.

11/04/09 Wait, what? At some point my "Body Type" got changed to "Overweight." Aaaaaaaahahahahahaha. Yeah, I'm 5'9" and 125lbs on a good day. I probably scared a lot of people away with my fatness on here...I'm such a tubbs.

(Don't worry, there's more interesting stuff further down.)

10/30/09 Ugh. I had no idea the formatting of my profile got all messed up. I fixed it.

07/18/09 Yeah, I pretty much don't care about this site anymore. You have to be pretty mofo incredible if you think it's worth my time to hear from you.

07/03/08: I'm gonna move the important stuff to the top - it's a really long profile. By all means, read it if you'd like.
What I'm really looking for these days are new friends for:

  • Photography - taking pictures with me

  • Modeling - modeling so I can take pictures of you

  • Eating - eating lots of new, exciting, weird, and interesting foods

  • Cooking - cooking lots of new, exciting, weird, and interesting foods
  • Hot saucing - hunting for really spicy, knock-you-down hot sauce with me.

Kindly send me a message if you're interested in any of those things. I don't bite, really. I get a lot of people viewing my profile, but few people send me messages (or reply to mine). What's up with that? Send me a message if you can help explain that - I'm zOmegaXz on AIM (and here).

P.S. If you don't read my whole profile, or don't want to, or are the type who doesn't like to read that much, or for whatever other reason didn't read most or all of my profile, then fuck you. I mean that most sincerely. It's quite the lengthy read, but that's because it's full of stuff that's actually important. If you read it all and want absolutely nothing to do with me as a result, then that's totally fine. But if you can't be arsed to read it - fuck you.

05/30/08: So many things in this profile are way out of date. I'm very much NOT looking for a relationship right now, and I probably won't be for a very long time. I'm also quite sick of girls my age and the transitory nature of the college life. As it is now, I'm looking for exciting new friends and people who are interested in modeling for me. That's right. In a completely non-creepy way. I'm looking to get serious about my photography skills and I'd like to practice portraits. If you don't mind standing in front of a camera and heeding to weird requests like "crouch behind that trash can and poke your head and left foot out from behind it", send me a message! What I get out of it: photography practice. What you get out of it: a CD with a bunch of flattering pictures of you and maybe some physical prints if you'd like them.
Why has no one responded to this?! See my flickr and add me as a friend!
EDIT: I'm mostly shooting for the paper these days. You can see those photos at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dailycollegian/tags/matthewharrison

Also, send me a message if you're into hot sauce. I want to try some good hot sauce with someone.

How can I best present myself? I've had a couple of bad experiences with the female species that has left me very messed up and crazy, so I'm not explicitly looking for romantic interests at this time. However, I'm always looking to meet interesting and unique people, and I could use some more friends. Should such a friendship lead to something in the future, that would be ok.

With that said, my name is Matt(hew), I've just started college in Spring '05 after having been out of highschool for a while, working and moving to various places with my ex. I live alone, and I'm nearly completely alone in my day-to-day life (by choice). I'm finding a lot of my old mannerisms resurfacing; some of them good, some of them bad.

I'd say I'm a very eclectic type that's well out of the norm. I have a whole slew of interests in lots of things, many of which you wouldn't think possible for one person to like both. I also just naturally do things differently from everyone else. This is both a positive part of who I am, and also the cause of a lot of mental anguish.

I've been told that I know myself well, and this is very true. I'm also very honest and hold openness and honesty very high. As a result, when I say something about what I think or how I feel or anything like that, you can be guaranteed that it's very true and accurate.

I'm always trying to better myself and move forward, but I have problems overcoming my extreme laziness and procrastination. I'm told I have this strict set of morals that I adhere to, and this makes me unhappy and frustrated a lot because the world doesn't adhere to them. They're not "standard" morals, mind you, they're my own moral code.

I just don't think like everyone else in terms of social stuff. I don't "date", I don't look at the opposite sex as though everyone is a potential relationship as some people do (although I may fantasize about a future with a girl if she catches my fancy), I don't flirt, I don't talk about the same things other people do, I don't make eye-contact much, I don't know how to take compliments, and I find high sentimental value in things most people don't. I'm sure 3/4 of the people reading this just went "wow, what a loser", but I'm also incredibly loyal, selflessly nice, loving, caring, a sucker for cuddling, and I have an intense desire to make people happy and to serve the world. This will affect you positively if you know me.

I very much value intelligence. Proper spelling, grammar, and typing will hold my attention, while the opposite will not. I sometimes have colorful language that sounds completely normal to me, but people seem to interrupt me to laugh/comment on the weirdness of what I just said. I rarely ever swear, but not because of any prudish/Puritan beliefs. Most of the new people I've met lately have thought I was very clean/pure/straight-edge/wholesome/etc, and I suppose I largely am now, but that doesn't mean I was always this way or haven't seen and done many things. I think I'm a pervert, but I keep this completely to myself.

This all makes me sound so serious and boring and messed up, but I just want to be completely open and have people know what they're getting into before talking to me. I'm actually almost always goofing around and making jokes and just being silly. I make people laugh. Although, for some strange reason, if I fall in love with you, I'm completely dull and reserved and quiet and not at all goofy.

The best way to get to know me is to talk to me, as cliched as that sounds.

I am intellectual, changing, and introvert
What I’m doing with my life
Attending college (Studying Computer Science and Astronomy at the University of Massachusetts), trying to deal with myself, trying to move forward in life, looking for people to share and enrich my life.
Learning and practicing photography, wanting to get paid for it.
Learning every single thing there is to know on this planet and constantly searching for more. Please teach me what you know.

Also, for the past 3 summers I've participated in Google Summer of Code, where I work on open source software (and get paid!). In other words, much of my life is spent typing at one of my several computers.
I’m really good at
Letting myself down, but this is getting better lately.

Also, knowing everything under the sun (and a lot of things beyond the sun). Seriously. I know everything. And if I don't already know it, I'm going to find the answer quickly. And in the 0.0005% of the time I'm wrong about something, I expect you to immediately correct me. And I'm going to correct you, too. I don't mean that I think your opinion is wrong and I'm always right. I mean that if you get some fact wrong, I'm going to correct you. People take this as me feeling superior to them and trying to put them down because I'm "always right". But this isn't the case - if you're wrong, you get corrected. If I'm wrong, you correct me. No hard feelings. Seriously, it would save SO much time and confusion if people understood this right off the bat. End of incoherent babble.
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm quiet, alone, and dressed like an old man.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
10/30/09: Most of these have been added upon and have changed significantly. I may or may not be arsed to update them in the future. Note how none of these are linked. I couldn't care less if you like the same forms of media as I do. If we're like-minded people, we'll naturally be drawn towards the same things.

A. Catcher In the Rye, Catch-22, The Neverending Story, The Complete Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, religious texts, A Short History of Nearly Everything, O'Reilly programming books, good text books, old reference books and encyclopedias, anything educational.

B. Catch-22, Big Fish, Being John Malkovich, Stalag 17, Garden State, Star Wars, Magnolia, really original and unique and well-made movies, anything educational.

C. Really good electronica is the music du jour. Bonobo, BT, Casino versus Japan, The Chemical Brothers...I love my record collection (vinyl), and have every Led Zeppelin studio album except Coda. Right now I'm listening to my mint condition Japanese import of Presence. If that doesn't excite you, then god help you. I also like Marilyn Manson, Muse, Arcade Fire, classical (Beethoven++), Radiohead, jazz, The Cinematic Orchestra, all the other eclectic things that are on my playlist, anything educational (?).

D. SWEETS (cinnamon/honey buns++), Chinese, Indian Indian Indian, Thai, southern, coffee (I'm counting that as a food!), dried fruit, anything educational (?!). I also really like to cook for people. I'm not especially good at it, and I hardly ever cook just for myself (it seems so selfish and wasteful to go through all that work and spend all that money just for me), but I LOVE to have people in my home and cook for them. I love to make good food for good people and have them smile.

Six things I could never do without
  1. Education, intellect, learning, thinking, dreaming, imagining, inspiring, educating (astronomy++)

  2. The things that make me who I am, and a single close friend/significant other to confide in and share things with

  3. Solitude

  4. Creativity, creation, creating, uniqueness, something different, something good (music++).

  5. My material possessions that help me to enjoy life: computers, telescopes, bicycle, books, music

  6. Caffeine and sweets, new and exciting food
I spend a lot of time thinking about

Why are things like they are? Why is this generation going down the crapper? Why do people seem to fear education and intellect? Why aren't things "better"? Why don't others seem to share my dreams about bigger and better things? Why are humans such strange animals whose days are based on the generation of income, and nights spent preparing for the next day?

Why am I so different? Why aren't more people different? Am I smart enough? Will I succeed? Am I better or worse than others? Why am I so messed up? Why am I so socially phobic? What will happen to me in the future?

How can I learn more about astronomy? How can I learn more about computer science? Why don't I work hard enough to learn material that I can easily learn?

And many, many, many other things.

11/27/06: I'm ALWAYS thinking. I exist almost entirely inside of my head, and as a result, I don't talk much to most people. Even if I'm just sitting there doing nothing, I'm happily entertained with the thoughts in my head.

On a typical Friday night I am
At home, on a computer.
Shooting something for the newspaper.
Trying to be the unwobbling pivot at the center of an ever-revolving universe, and to be still.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
This is what pops up as the first result when I type "ass" into Firefox.

I used to have some stuff here that I'm pleased to say is no longer true =)
What remains is what I put before that I think is still true. Really though, very few things are too private for me to admit. I'm an open book, read me. Then put a bookmark in me and come back to read some more later. Don't stop reading though, I'm always writing new volumes.

I can be naive, and look at the world with childlike innocence. I can be very cynical and look at the world with dark and twisted thoughts. I have visions of a world that's just...better. More compassion, less capitalism, less pollution, more beauty, a greater good, a higher purpose.

11/27/06: I think I'm finding (or rather, re-discovering) god, and I'm not sure I like this. Despite the fact that I like to keep to myself and be alone, I get so foolishly lonely sometimes. If you see me logged into OkCupid, I'm probably sitting here wishing and hoping that some crazy and unique girl is going to want to randomly come over to my apartment and take a nap with me without having ever met me.

P.S. I pee. A lot. I've determined that either my bladder or my prostate is the size of a walnut. Probably both. I don't like to go someplace if I'm not certain my frequent peeing needs can be met. Seriously. It's the cross I bear.

You should message me if
01/08/09: This is the most important "You should message me if...".
If you're as in love with Quantum Leap as I am, or if you've ever rocked out to the theme song. It's by far one of the greatest things mankind has ever produced. Even better than Jesus!

You can relate. You share things with me. You're interested in me. You have questions. You have answers. You want to talk to an insanely honest person who will listen to your deepest thoughts and concerns, and try to provide valuable feedback without judging or mocking you. This goes for everyone: we should all be more honest, and talk to one another to get feedback and insight on ourselves. We shouldn't be afraid to say things to others because of what they/society might think. It's ok to have questions and thoughts that are out of the ordinary.

11/27/06: Also, message me if you're a few years or months away from dying from a serious medical condition, and up to this point you've been afraid to let anyone close because you don't want to hurt them, but you want a taste of deep love before you die.

More good reasons to message me: you want to go to an Indian restaurant with me (and this is a thought that really excites you - the Indian food, not going with me), you want to come nap/cuddle with me without having ever met me, you want to help me clean up years of accumulated junk in my apartment, you're somehow the woman of my dreams, you want to go for fast-paced walks just for the sake of walking and talking, there's some activity that you've really really been wanting to try/get in the habit of doing, but no one wants to do it with you and you need a partner.

DON'T message me if you're not willing to put in time and effort into getting to know an incredibly complex and different person. I may seem like I fall into certain categories at first, but all of your assumptions about me are wrong. If you start a friendship/something else with me then decide it's not working because I'm not who you thought I was, it's going to confuse and hurt me.

08/31/07 - I have awards now? What are awards? According to the icons below this message, I'm not a white-bearded wizard. So, keep that in mind if that's what you were expecting.

Also, see the photography clause at the start of this long thing.
Also, if you have any bizarre, unusual, or freaky interests.
Also, if you share my love of Chinese/Asian grocery stores, get excited by all of the new and interesting foods and sauces (some of which you remember fondly from childhood), and say the phrase "what the hell is that?! Let's eat it!" a lot.

Si quieres ayudarme a aprender español.

Wenn du willst, helfen mich lernen Deutsch.

Also get in touch with me if you're sexually adventurous and want someone to explore with. BAM, I said it. I realize that being a guy and mentioning sex in my profile instantly labels me as a sleazeball horndog who's only interested in getting into your pants. Rest assure, this isn't my only interest. The walls of text above this should reflect that. Most people don't make it down this far anyway, so few will even read it....Hi, mom!

*Cash prize must be received in person (offer void to residents of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada).
The two of us