Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Mike. Long-haired, polyamorous cat owner with a strong geek streak
and fondness for hitting people with historical weapons.
I drive a banged-up old hatchback, live in a small apartment
underneath a large house, eat a diet mainly consisting of takeaway
food, and communicate primarily with emoticons. I believe that the
Savage Garden song 'Affirmation' is among the greatest
philosophical works of the last century, and that all the problems
of the world can be solved by rock-paper-scissors.
I'm non-monogamous, and currently in an open relationship. If
you're cool with that, I'm cool with you.
What I’m doing with my life
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My hobby is historical re-enactment. On weekends I dress up like a
Viking and hit people with blunt metal weapons, and a couple of
times a year I head out into the bush with a group of like-minded
individuals and spend a long weekend eating, drinking, fighting,
crafting and talking by a roaring campfire. I also do public
performances and displays aimed at educating and entertaining kids
Unfortunately this doesn't bring in much money, or I would do it
for a living. At the moment I'm working in retail, saving up for a
big trip to Europe, and considering going back to uni.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing. I've tried my hand at fiction, journalism, poetry,
scientific reporting, songwriting, argumentation, and theater, with
varying degrees of success. When I was younger I saw myself
becoming an author.
I'm moderately good at archery, hockey, and music. I was a
trumpeter for a few years, played in orchestras and jazz bands, and
dabbled in composition and lyric writing.
Something I'd love to be better at is acting. I've performed in a
few amateur stage productions, but in the last few years I've been
preoccupied with other distractions. I've worked backstage as a set
designer, stage manager, sound tech or general dogsbody on a bunch
of high-school and amateur stage shows, and would love to do so
again if I wasn't caught up in other hobbies.
Lately I've acquired a forge and an anvil and have been trying my
hand at blacksmithing and other forms of metal work. I recommend
it; it's a great way to de-stress that involves no jail time.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My long hair, and big front teeth. I recently learned to plait my
own hair, and am inordinately proud of this.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Far too long to list here, but if you mention Joss Whedon you're
sure to get my attention.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Campfires - better than TV.
Books - when I'm done reading them I use them to hold up wobbly
Cider - it's like apple juice, but with alcohol. In fact, that's
exactly what it is.
Something to make or repair - crafting things with my hands is one
of the most relaxing and fulfilling activities I know.
My beard - because without it I look like a 12-year-old.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
My next escape from the city. I only manage to get away a couple of
weekends a year, but I'm always looking forward to them.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
On an ideal friday night, I'm sitting by a bonfire under a clear
sky, surrounded by new and old friends and a steadily growing pile
of empty cider bottles, four hours into a conversation about life,
the universe, sex, money, politics, religion, and why This'll
Totally Work, Just Watch Me.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I'm a straight guy whose dirtiest fantasy involves Chris Hemsworth
and Nathan Fillion.
You should message me if
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If you love the outdoors.
If you're a nerd at heart.
If you like cider and cats and tabletop RPGs and have no idea how
to play pool.
Or if you're none of the above, but have a bunch of crazy
obsessions all of your own.
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