Idealistic and romantic with a cynical veneer. Or the other way round. Either way, there's a thick weird streak and a good dose if nerd. INTP, I'm told. And I read profiles from the bottom up.
Those are the big things, I guess, but I'm pretty damned inquisitive and I dabble in everything from mushroom hunting to throat singing to brewing. I was a rock climbing instructor for a few of years--I'd like to get back into that.
This is tough...mostly things people haven't heard of. I like books about languages, linguistics, space, travel, space travel, bizarre tales of elderitch horror, philosophy, religion, atheism, all kinds of science. Jorge Luis Borges, Octavia Butler, Anthony Burgess, Mary Doria Russell, Freeman Dyson, a million others.
※ Movies ※
Being John Malkovich, Moon, American Beauty, Forbidden Planet, House of Sand and Fog. Anything well made and smart.
※ Shows ※
I usually only watch one show at a time, with a few months between series. Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Deadwood, Star Trek (most of them), True Blood, Six Feet Under, the West Wing, Law & Order (except the one in California), Coupling, the Office, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie.
※ Music ※
Pretty damned near everything. From rootsy ska to horror punk, Tuvan throatsinging to Scottish war ballads, old school country, some dubstep, múm, Tegan & Sara, a little calypso, the Gypsy Kings, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, the Misfits, Jimmy Rodgers, Pink Floyd, Shonen Knife, the Decemberists, Metallica, G'n'R, Iron & Wine, M. Ward, Modest Mouse... I could go on.
※ Games ※
The Floor is Made of Lava.
Other good excuses:
You like to read and/or watch movies/TV and then dissect and discuss.
You like to go out sometimes, but stay home often.
You like long, sprawling conversations about everything. I particularly like things that take 20+ minutes of preface to fully appreciate.
You like all kinds of music. And I mean all kinds.
You can introduce me to new, fascinating, obscure things.
You want to push me to be a better person--healthier, more productive, more creative, kinder, more outgoing, more spontaneous, more adventurous (although this last one won't take much arm twisting).
And if you're looking for a deeper connection, what I really most deeply want...is a partner/partners who wants to explore all the little details nobody else notices. The things yet to be articulated, yet to be invented.