This will not be brief, but I appreciate someone taking the time to read through it.
In terms of my personality...
I am always honest. You may think that sounds great now, but keep in mind this means I will refuse to tell lies in situations where you might want me to. For some people, that gets annoying. For me, its a principle of integrity. Maintaining my own sense of honor and honesty is more important to me than lying for you.
A great fictional character that represents me would be Eddard Stark (from Game of Thrones). Like him, I consider honor paramount, and the only people I would ever give up my honor for (if I had to) are those I love the absolute most.
I dislike large crowds and cities, I prefer smaller gatherings and open spaces. The woods and rivers are great.
I grew up relatively poor with a "do it yourself" dad, so I'm accustomed to being frugal and not having nice things. I'm of the opinion that homes are meant to be lived in, not maintained like pieces of art. I prefer some dust and dirt instead of pristine white.
I have good control over my emotions, and I'm often bad at interacting with people that don't share this feat. I just don't know how to deal with people who are always angry or depressed.
I really don't feel I was born during the right time. I have a large reverence for ancient cultures and traditions, especially warrior cultures (Celtic, Norse/Vikings, Greek/Spartans, Samurai, Native Americans, etc). But I do like some of the things the modern world has brought us, like films, games, the internet, etc.
I immensely enjoy stories, in just about all formats. This includes video games, movies, books, etc. It should come as no surprise that I also like creating my own stories, though I am a lazy writer with many unfinished projects.
I love animals and treasure their companionship, but I also recognize natural order of things. I am no stranger to hunting or butchering, though I prefer that proper respect is given to the animal.
I want to travel the world and see all of the diversity in landscapes and animals. How I intend to be able to travel remains a mystery, but I'm still hoping!
If I had to equate myself to an animal, it would be the mythological Chimera, because I am a mismatched being, made up of strange, incompatible parts that aren't meant to fit together.
Specifically about love...
I have been in love before, it was by far the best feeling I've ever felt, and I would like to have it again. I hope to one day find my dream companion, my "valkyrie", so to speak. This ideal I've built up is quite possibly too bizarre to ever become reality, but I continue to hold out hope she exists.
Some of the more romantic activities I would love to do with a woman include riding around on horses (or running, if we lack horses), hunting, camping, gaming together, and sparring. Seriously, let's suit up in armor, grab our weapons, and beat the crap out of each other. I love it when a woman knows how to fight.
I honestly wish I could just take one of my guy friends and turn them into a female, because that is pretty much what I want. I cannot think of any feminine traits I desire aside from the physical body - I want a good friend and companion that just happens to be a woman.
I am looking for an equal, a comrade, someone to share my life and love with. I am looking for someone that I just get along with, effortlessly, where we can always say we'd rather be doing something together because we love each other's company.
I know it's all unrealistic, but I prefer my romanticism and dreams to reality.
I asked a friend of mine to write a "review" of me. And no, I didn't ask him to make it sound epic, he did that of his own accord.
"Duncan and I met in a health class in the 10th grade. It wasn't long at all before I began to see his sarcastic, yet somehow witty and amusing humor manifest itself. He's not a very aggressive person, despite his imposing size and princely appearance, rather, quite the opposite. Duncan is shy by nature, yet once he gets to know someone, he's a steadfast ally. Always willing to lend an ear, he has on many occasions listened to various rants and endured massive Wall-O-Text text messages, just to reply calmly and efficiently, giving just the advice we need to hear. A conversation with him may last hours if left unchecked, for he has a wealth of fun and interesting things to talk about.
Oh, what can be said of Duncan? He is strong, yet studious. He enjoys video games and movies, yet has a love for the simple pleasures of the outdoors.
Duncan has not abandoned reading in this new era of technology. Entranced by written words, he has pushed his abilities to their limits, becoming an admirable wordsmith and an accomplished recreational writer.
Duncan is a great guy: a fiercely loyal friend and a passionate romantic. Need I say more?"