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|I am a:||Fan-Guy|
|Who is:||A Non-Dating SoulGeek|
|My Relationship Status:||In a Relationship|
|My ZIP/Postal code||
|My Life Form:||About Average|
|My Typical Style:||Closet Goth, Nerd Chic, Dapper|
|My Extras:||Evil Minions|
|Do I Smoke?||Nope Never Did|
|Do I Drink?||No Booze of Any Kind|
|My Occupation:||The Arts|
|Any Offspring?||I have Offspring Living at Home and Living Away|
|My Religion:||Spiritual But Not Religious, Disciples of our Blessed Lady of Caffeine|
|My Lingos:||English (Duh), Federation Standard, Ankh-Morporkian|
|ME and YOU|
|My SOULGEEK Self:||
My name is Dino Andrade and I am the Creator of SoulGeek. I have been a Fan-Guy for as long as I can remember in a life in which I have experienced great joy and great tragedy.
What I have learned from the joys is the simple peace that comes from connecting with another human being. What I have learned from the tragedy is that fewer things are more devastating than being alone. Combined they are the driving force behind the creation of this site.
A human being gave me heart. Life itself shattered it. Another human being mended it. Like it or not, that is who I am. For the entire story just click the "Story of SoulGeek" link at the top and bottom of the site.
|The SoulGeek I'm Looking For:||
I'm looking for all the Fan-Guys & Fan-Gals out there who are searching for a geek of their own and found all those premium dating sites a wasteland. You tried so hard to find someone only to get the door slammed in your face every time you so much as mention Star Trek, Batman comics, or Doctor Who.
I want you to know that SoulGeeks get you. They understand your love of Manga and D&D night. They dig the idea of cons and cosplay. They write fan-fiction, and draw fan-art. And they don't think it's silly for a grown-up to love Star Wars. This is the site you’ve been looking for. This is home. Welcome to it.
|Ideally, if I could be any character from the worlds of Sc-Fi, Horror & Fantasy I would be:||
|But I'm probably more like:||
|In a Nutshell|
|I'm Into:||Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Animation, Comic Books, Fan Conventions, Fan-Fic, Collectibles, Film Scores, Signings/Autograph Events|
|My Other Car is:||a Starship|
|Why I love Sci-Fi, Horror, Fantasy, Animation, etc...||
Science Fiction - Two words. Rod Serling. His use of allegory gave power to TV Sci-fi, taking it from kid stuff to that of true relevance. Those who followed from Roddenberry to Whedon continue the tradition, commenting on life in ways often more powerful that any drama.
Horror - When I was a kid I saw The Bride of Frankenstein and I wanted to be the Monster. Growing up I realized that what I really wanted was to "play" the monster. I knew all my life I wanted to be a part of sci-fi, horror and fantasy. Acting was the ticket.
Fantasy - I'm one of those lunatics who likes to curl up with his sweetie and watch the 4 hour directors cuts of The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and Return of the King in one massive all day marathon.
That same sweetie got me into Terry Pratchett's Discworld.
Animation - In Pinocchio it was terrifying when Lampwick screamed as he turned into a donkey. Such power from an image that was not life photographed, but life created is simply astounding. What Walt Disney did with that power had a huge impact on me.
Comic Books - It's where it all started. My Mother dug Mexican Vampire flicks and my late father was an amateur pin-up artist. As a kid at a swap meet in the early 70's I found a copy of Vampirella. It was both worlds combined and I was hooked. Thank you Jose Gonzales.
|Some of my SCI-FI Favorites include:||
The Twilight Zone (though not all was sci-fi), Star Trek, Doctor Who (favorite Doctors are Troughton and Smith) Harry Turtledove, Planet of the Apes, H.G. Wells, Star Wars, Aliens, Bladerunner, CE3K, Galaxy Quest, DS9, Frank Herbert, Wrath of Kahn, Galactica (new), MST3K, Asimov...there's soooo many.
|Some of my FANTASY favorites include:||
LOTR, The Natural (it COUNTS!... it's ALL about mythology), Terry Pratchett (just finished THUD), Field of Dreams (it's fantasy and I love baseball, get over it). The Oz books written by Baum, Harry Potter, Brazil, Babe, The Hobbit, Pan's Labyrinth, Dark Crystal.
|Some of my HORROR favorites include:||
The Bride of Frankenstein, Ray Bradbury, Dracula (many), Alien, Dawn of the Dead (original), Buffy, The Exorcist, American Werewolf, Gojira, Hammer Films, Prince of Darkness, Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein (it counts dammit!) The Haunting (original).
|Some of my ANIMATION-ANIME favorites include:||
Animation - The Nightmare Before Christmas, Pinocchio, The Iron Giant, Rabbit of Seville, Beauty and the Beast, Snow White, Pluto's Judgment Day, Fantasia, Bully for Bugs, Toy Story Trilogy, Twice Upon a Time (uncut), Lonesome Ghosts, Futurama, Mulan, Cats Don't Dance, The Incredibles.
|Some of my COMIC BOOK/MANGA/WEBCOMIC favorites include:||
Vampirella, Ghosts, Weird war Tales, Creepy, Eerie, Tales From The Crypt. Alfredo Alcala, Tomb of Dracula, Gene Colan, Arkham Asylum, Crimson, The Dark Knight Returns, The New Haunted Mansion, Lenore, Star Trek/Doctor Who crossovers.
|Some of my FILM, TV etc... SCORING favorites include:||
Franz Waxman, Bride of Frankenstein, Jerry Goldsmith, The Blue Max, John Williams, Superman, Danny Elfman, Sleepy Hallow, Star Wars, Capricorn One, Scissorhands, Raiders, Bernard Herrmann, North by Northwest, Carl Stalling, The Omen, Planet of the Apes. And these days, damn near ANYTHING by Michael Giacchino.
|Some of my SIGNING/AUTOGRAPH EVENT favorites include:||
I've had the honor of attending (mostly) book signings by such folks as: Ray Bradbury, William Peter Blatty, Douglas Adams, Clive Barker, Kirk Douglas, Chuck Jones, Tim Burton (Nightmare Laserdisc) Robert Wise (Citizen Kane & The Day The Earth Stood Still Laserdiscs), John Landis (Animal House Screenplay), Uta Hagen, Bob Hope, Don Drysdale, Hank Arron, Nichelle Nichols, Neil Simons, Garry Marshall, Alice Walker and Bear McCreary (score to Battlestar Galactica)
|Some of my COLLECTIBLES favorites include:||
I'm into all manner of stuff from: The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Haunted Mansion (the attraction), vintage Disneyland, Vampirella, Universal Monsters, pin-up art, animation cels, Star Trek stuff...dear God, must I go on.
|Some of my CONVENTION favorites include:||
ComicCon, voice over panels, Dragon*Con, WonderCon.
VO panels & ESPECIALLY legends panels where I got to see folks like: Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, Forrest J. Ackerman... guys like that!
|Some of my COSPLAY favorites include:||
I'm a sucker for anyone done up as the Scarecrow from Batman: Arkham Asylum.
Kinda obvious, huh?
|My Non-Geek Stuff|
|Some of the NON-GEEK stuff I enjoy:||Exercise, Playing Sports, Cooking, Travel and Day-Trips, Erotica, Creating Art, Watching Sports, Healthy Diet, Theme Parks, Performing Arts, Concerts, Dining Out, Trying to Take Over the World|
|I'm Looking for a:||Fan-Gal, Fan-Guy|
|The SoulGeek I Seek|
|Height of:||4'6" or Below, 4'7", 4'8", 4'9", 4'10", 4'11", 5'0", 5'1", 5'2", 5'3", 5'4", 5'5", 5'6", 5'7", 5'8", 5'9", 5'10", 5'11", 6'0", 6'1", 6'2", 6'3", 6'4", 6'5", 6'6", 6'7", 6'8", 6'9", 6'10", 6'11" or Above|
|And is:||Looking to Date a Fan-Guy, Looking to Date a Fan-Gal, Looking to Date Either, A Non-Dating SoulGeek, Looking for Friends|
|Relationship Status of:||Never Married, Married, Married: In a Polyamorous Relationship, Divorced, In a Polyamorous Relationship, Widowed, Separated, Single But Not Looking, In a Relationship|
|Is Into:||Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Animation, Anime, Comic Books, Manga, Webcomics, Video Gaming, Table Top Gaming, Fan Conventions, Costumes and Cosplay, Fan-Fic, Fan-Art, Collectibles, Film Scores, Fan Clubs and Fan Organizations, Gadgets, Gizmos and Computer Stuff, Signings/Autograph Events|
|Ethnicity:||Native American, White / Caucasian, Latino/Hispanic, African American, African, Asian/Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, East Indian, Mediterranean, Mixed, Other|
|Occupation:||Student, Teacher, Skilled Labor, Superhero, Retired, Retail, Ufologist, Medical/Dental/Health, Professional, Paranormal Investigator, Technical, Military, Food Service, Arch-Villainy, The Arts, The Sciences, Sales, Civil Service, Nanny/Child Care, Other, Veterinary/Animal Care & Services, Grooming Specialist - Hair/Nails/Make-up etc., Burden on Society|
|Life Form:||Athletic, Big Gal, A Few Extra Pounds, About Average, Curvaceous, Petite, Big Guy, Thin|
|Regarding Offspring:||As Yet Not Aware of Any, Living at Home, Living Away From Home, Sometimes Living at Home, I have Offspring Living at Home and Living Away, All Growed Up and Out The House, It's Kinda Complicated|
|Regarding Pets:||Cats, Dogs, Fish, Tribbles, Birds, Rodents, Reptiles, Pet Rock, Evil Garden Gnome, Other, None|
|Religion:||Agnostic, Methodist, Taoist-Buddhist, Baptist, Jewish, Wiccan, Protestant, Adventist, Catholic, Shinto, Hindu, Atheist, Pagan, Muslim, Other Christian, Mormon, The Force, Jedi, Spiritual But Not Religious, Flying Spaghetti Monster, Invisible Pink Unicorn, Other, None For Me, Thanks, Disciples of our Blessed Lady of Caffeine|
|Style:||Average Joe, Non-Conformist, Goth, Hipster, Eclectic, Grunge, Way Geek And Proud Of It, Conservative, Closet Geek, Closet Goth, Trendy, Nerd Chic, Haute Couture, Red Cape & Tights, Free-Spirited, Just a Little Geeky, A Little Gothy, Cosplay, Steampunk, Furry, Gamer Chic, Drag, Dapper|
|Smoking:||Nope Never Did, Occasionally, Regularly, Like a Chimney, Trying to quit, I Quit|
|Possible Extras:||Long Hair, Tattoos, Body Piercings, Evil Minions, Glasses, Handicapped, Borg Implants, Two Hearts, Mithril Underpants|
|Drinking:||A Couple Socially, Regularly, Like a Fish, No Booze of Any Kind, Bill W. and I are Buds|
|Politics:||Really Liberal, Liberal, Left of Center, Centrist, Right of Center, Conservative, Really Conservative, Ask Me, None For Me, Thanks|
|Possible Lingos:||English (Duh), Spanish, Japanese, Klingon, L33t, German, Sign Language, Time Lord, French, Italian, Wookiee, Hebrew, Tagalog, Portuguese, Joss-Speak, Arabic, Gaelic, Mayan/Aztec, Transylvanian, Swedish, Elvish, Russian, Korean, Other, Hindi/North Indian, Mandarin and/or Cantonese, Native American Languages, African Languages, Federation Standard, Ankh-Morporkian|
|Possible Non-Geek Stuff:||Exercise, Playing Sports, Cooking, Travel and Day-Trips, Erotica, Dancing, Singing, Creating Art, Watching Sports, Martial Arts, Healthy Diet, Theme Parks, Performing Arts, Concerts, Dining Out, Outdoor Stuff, Playing Music (musician), Trying to Take Over the World|