Shawn Arthur

Roanoke, Virginia, United States

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About Me


Prying open my third eye


Lets see, how to start.. I'm a 28, I have a dog named Wendy who rocks. I'm laid back, relaxed, introspective, and and anti-bragger. I dislike interviews because of this fact and usually the people who become friends are the ones who care enough to ask me about myself as I tend to do of others. I'm nonconfrontational and I don't enjoy unnessasary real life dramas. I'm a deep thinker and that can be good and bad. I dont mind children (as long as they aren't mine) and i generally like animals. I can be a bit introverted which is part of the reason im trying this out. Like i said i dont like to brag so i will just tell you what others in my life have said of me. I'm honest, hard working, friendly, loyal, down to earth, and caring. I try my best to be considerate of others feelings and I always attempt to be there for my friends when they need me.


To find balance, understanding, and purpose in my individual existence. To not be swayed by the standards of what life should be to me according to others. To live life the way I want to so I can be happy with who I am and what I become throughout. I think therefore I am.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I'm a bit of a shy guy at first but I will open up in time. If you happen to be that the type of person that just clicks with me it may just be automatic. I would like to see the sights and participate in some of the local happening wherever I might end up. I hope to find some people with similar interests as me so we might enjoy these things together.


So far I've hosted once and it was a cool experience. We had a lot in common so we had plenty to talk about. The only thing I can think of that was bad was that I we didn't have more time.


Music, colors, art (especially surrealism), hiking, camping, socializing with interesting people, reading (mostly fanasty/scifi stuff), glass working (working on it), video/board/card games, microbrew beers, food, movies (dont watch a lot of tv though except a few select things), computers and technology.

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies - Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind has been my favorite movie since i saw it in theaters and since the first few times I watched it i feel i can relate to it more than ever. Alien, Aliens, Drive, Valhalla Rising, Se7en, The Usual Suspects, Pulp Fiction, Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Inception, Fight Club, American Beauty, Spirited Away ( and just about every studio Ghibli's movies), The Departed, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Pan's Labrynth, Old Boy, Sin City, The Big Lebowski just to name a few.

Music - I like a lot of strange music but my base is metal/rock. Gojira, Cloudkicker, Tessaract, Samsara Blues Experiment, Rings of Saturn, Vibravoid, Book of Black Earth, Crippled Black Phoenix, Ancestors, Tides, Grails, The Grand Astoria, Subrosa, Mastodon, The Ocean, Genghis Tron, Portishead, Beats Antique, Pink Floyd, Animals as Leaders, System of a Down, Skrillex, The Algorithm, Lamb of God, Scale the Summit, Latitudes, Gru, Gnarls Barkley, etc. Doesnt even put a dent in the list but hopefully gives some idea.

Books - Book of the New Sun, Wheel of Time series, Sword of Truth series, Dark Tower series, Song of Ice and Fire series, Mistborn series, Original Dragonlance trilogy, The Riftwar Saga, Name of the Wind, The works of H.P. Lovecraft, Ender's Game, Warbreaker, War of the Worlds, 1984, World War Z, Zombie Survival Guide, I am Legend, Snow Crash, Legend of Drizzt, Starship Troopers, Alice in wonderland/Through the Looking Glass, etc. Always building this list but these are the ones i can remember offhand.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I've fallen in love and then lost it. To me that was more amazing than any sight I have ever seen.

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