UPDATE 4/13/15: I am still interested in meeting new people but I will be moving to New York in June for grad school. I will probably move back to Chicago after but for now I am going to say I'll be gone for at least a year beginning in June.
Intro about what I'm looking for/identity fun stuff:
I am completely interested in meeting new friends and hanging out with new people.
IMPORTANT GENDER NOTE: I am bi-gender fluid. For those who are not familiar with the term and for the sake of preventing any confusion I will explain what that means to me. Basically it means I do not identify with just one gender and my gender identity flows fluidly between my many genders. If you are not okay with someone who identifies as more than one gender (including male and female-but again I am not strictly male or female) please refrain from messaging me. In a relationship I would not be your boyfriend or girlfriend, I would use "partner" only or other neutral alternatives.
Pronouns: They/them or ey, em, eir please!
I'm attracted to people-not any one type of person or gender. I don't believe in a gender binary (as I don't fall into the binary myself). Pansexual is the best term. I will admit that I'm pretty attracted to androgyny but honestly my attractions depend heavily on getting to know who someone is.
I guess I should start by saying that I identify somewhere between bisexual/pansexual and possibly demi-sexual since I don't usually develop sexual feelings until I've really gotten to know them. I also feel I fit the gray asexual term since I go through periods where I don't feel any sexual desires at all (plus I have some physical dysphoria that affects that as well).
I'm pretty much the usual nerdy/artsy type. I love reading, books, hanging out in bookstores and making/looking at art. I'm pretty traditional about it. I draw, paint and I do animation the old fashioned way (hand draw and I use a scanner to put it onto my computer to edit).
I like going to anime conventions and I am eager to someday
attend a Star Wars convention. I do cosplay at conventions and I'm pretty much okay with most nerdoms (as I like to call them) so if you're a nerd (of any kind), feel free send a message my way. =)
I'd describe myself as a sensitive and multi-layered person who likes to be direct and honest. I like to look at life as a story that is unfolding but that if you work hard at it it'll somehow work itself out. I'm curious and spontaneously random, but loyal and loving to a fault at times.
I am definitely an animal person, I love the outdoors, sports and having meandering adventures exploring new places. Admittedly, I am more of a dog person than a cat person (probably because I'm allergic to cats).
I don't like people who are sexists, anti-semitic, homophobic,
closed minded, racist, or promote hatred in any way. I find people
who base their lives on hatred to be unintelligent and ultimately
not worth talking to because they don't change their minds.
"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"
-Peanuts (Charles Shulz)