28 Granite Falls, WA
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My self-summary
Hi there! I'm a unique kind of nerd living in the rainy state of Washington. I have a strong interest in nature and I enjoy being outside in any sort of natural terrain. I love animals of all kinds, but have a great fondness for cephalopods, hymenopterids, and especially mustelids. I am a student and teacher of Chinese martial arts, and have been training for quite a long time.
I find beauty in some strange places (well, strange to most people), like the flight path of an arrow being released from a wooden bow, the first sprouts of seedlings pushing up through soil, a trickle of water running through the sand, the humming of a honeybee hive, and a well-executed knee-wheel throw.

In general, I'm a fairly introverted and reserved person, but in the right setting I can be quite gregarious.

I live with my two partners (see below), and we share our space with three cats.

Update: we now officially own 23.5 acres of forest and farm land up in Granite Falls. Due to this new development, and all the work I'll be putting into starting the farm and building our cob house (yep, house made of cob, :D look it up), I have even LESS free time than usual. Unless it's snowing. In which case, screw it, I'm staying inside or going skiing.
Yay for progress towards our goals, but it means I have little time for extracurriculars these days .

Note: I am polyamorous (NSPP, yay!) and am currently in happy relationships of various levels of seriousness with some lovely people.
What I’m doing with my life
My long term goals involve turning our newly-acquired piece of land into a fully operational organic farm. I am generally interested in living a life closer to true sustainability and harmony with my world. The elk and deer who eat my plants, and the coyotes that will undoubtedly eat our animals are a part of this world, though living with them will be a challenge.
Outside of work, I spend a lot of time practicing and teaching kung fu, and regardless of the directions my life or career take, that will always be a part of it.
With the free time I have after work and training, I like to cook, hang out with friends, play in the forest, catch up on my reading, and play games (either the computer or table-top RPG varieties).
I’m really good at
Smelling things. I don't know why, but I have incredibly sharp olfactory sensors.

Staying calm and optimistic in almost any situation.

Identifying edible or poisonous plants and fungi.

Offending people with bad jokes.

Being a mediocre archer.

Skiing like a maniac (I'm not particularly skilled on the slopes, but when I strap on a pair of skis, I apparently lose all fear and inhibition).
The first things people usually notice about me
Depending on my mood, most people's first impressions of me range from "smart-ass with a strange sense of humor" to "wait, there's someone standing there? I didn't even notice him".
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: sci-fi, fantasy, historical fiction. Recently I've been engrossed in the works of Steven Brust, Scott Lynch, Brandon Sanderson, and Patrick Rothfuss.

Also in the list of things I love to read: XKCD, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Questionable Content, Girl Genius, Order of the Stick, Something Positive, Girls With Slingshots, Strong Female Protagonist, and Sinfest.

Movies: just about any cheesy sci-fi, action, or martial arts movies. I also love to laugh at horror movies!

TV: Firefly, S.H.I.E.L.D., Game of Thrones, Arrow, Sherlock, Star Trek, ya know, the usual nerdy shows.

Computer games: though recently I have had very little opportunity to play, gaming is still a guilty pleasure I indulge every once in a while. I usually play computer games because I enjoy the plot lines and the characters' stories, so they are usually filed in the same parts of my brain as good books and movies.

Music: melodic power metal, 80's rock & pop, eurobeat, happy hardcore, dubstep, heavy mahogany
Well, I have a great fondness for Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Italian, though I guess there isn't much that I don't like.
Oh, and I will do just about anything for good chocolate.
I am also a huge fan of mead and scotch; always looking for interesting types to sample.
The six things I could never do without
Besides the obvious necessities, there isn't much I couldn't do without.
However, my life would be significantly less enjoyable were it not for:
home cooked food
physical contact
a mattock pick (most useful tool ever invented, I swear!)
comic books
sunny days in the forest
time to practice and teach
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Martial arts, biology, sex, and whatever game or book I've recently become engrossed in.
Also, during almost any conversation, there will be a nearly constant stream of bad puns (or AWESOME ones, depending on your point of view) running through my brain. The frequency with which I voice them depends on my mood at the time.
On a typical Friday night I am
If nothing else presents itself, I will likely occupy myself with training/exercising, cooking, pursuing the perfect scotch cocktail, watching cheesy movies or old tv shows, and even the occasional rave or wild party.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
There isn't much about myself that I'll keep secret. I'm a pretty open book, so if you'd like to know something, just ask. Seriously, it's unlikely you'll even come close to asking anything too personal/private. And I just realized that sounded like a challenge...
For the sake of filling out this profile though, I'll admit I still watch cartoons sometimes. There's definitely a part of me that is just a kid at heart.
You should message me if
I'm not going to enter a big list of the different kinds of people who should or shouldn't message me. But, I enjoy getting messages (seriously, I get all excited when I see the little mail notification from OKC), so feel free to send one my way!

P.S. I would be especially interested in hearing from the types of people that know how to tell the difference between a crow and a raven, understand the relationship between baguazhang and taijiquan, can discuss the merits or drawbacks of THAC0, or know what a "Fesnyng" is, without looking it up. Simply put: animal lovers, martial arts nerds, and gaming geeks.

...actually, ya know what, screw it, I will likely get along well with anyone who can feasibly describe themselves as being nerdy or geeky in any way at all. Passion and intelligence are very attractive to me.