The Internet! - durrr, I am so original
Computers - and vidya gaims
Electronics - it's kinda my job yo
DIY - I like taking things apart... and sometimes putting them back together right
Survivalism - get off my lawn you damn zombies!
Self-sufficiency - don't need nobodies help
Woodworking - nothing as manly as the smell of cut lumber
Metalworking - I've made a few knives and I'm working on my second sword, ask me, I'll send you pics
Glass blowing - not sure this is the right term since I haven't actually "blown" any glass, but I have a torch and I've made figurines and beads and shit and it's cool
Auto repair - after cut lumber, the next most manly smell is motor oil
Hiking - pretty much grew up playing in the Niagara gorge
Kayaking - I <3 water
Camping - especially if it's near water
Skiing - gotta have an outdoor winter interest in these parts or you'll spend all winter without the sun
Scuba diving - Just starting taking basic certification classes, but hey, it counts anyway
Caving - I've only been twice though, would do it more if the bats would quit going extinct, geez, thx bats
Rock climbing - mostly in gyms, not many mountains round here
Animals - my golden retriever and my 3 cats could beat up everyone you know
Urban Ex - it's the perfect combo of adventure and local history
Photography - I'm no professional but I know what aperture priority means
Here's a collection of dealbreakers/makers, no hard feelings if you dont fit this list, but we probably wouldn't mesh in the longterm:
Religion - If you're religious, superstitious, or believe in things like fate/karma/soul mates, we wouldn't make a good match.
Offspring - Grew up in a big family and loved it, I can't see myself with anything less than 3 kids, preferably more, let me know if you want to have all the babies.
Veganism/Vegetarianism - Eating dead animals is an important bonding activity for me, I've tried dating a few vegetarians, it's just not something I could see working out long term, sorry!
Kinkiness - If handcuffs push your boundaries then we definitely wouldn't be a great match in bed, the weirder the shit you're into the better.
That's it, that's the no nonsense version, if you're still on board then congrats for making it this far!
Something that always blows my mind when I think about this is that there might be anyone who *wouldn't* want to be a magician right! You'd think that anyone who had a choice in the matter would choose the profession that allows you to shoot lightning bolts out your fingertips and communicate via wizardly powers with people far away.
Now here's the kick, if you replace the word magic with electro-magnetism, then in a way we DO live in a world full of magic, but we've become so used to it and quantized and harnessed it, that it has become boring and mundane and there are literally people out there who would prefer to be a janitor rather than a wizard. Electricity and Magnetism are these awesome invisible forces that our ancestors worshiped and our forefathers tamed, it is the framework behind everything we use day to day, it literally permeates the air around us like some kind of aether. There are so many parallels, instead of reincarnating corpses or enchanting stone golems it powers pacemakers and robots, instead of flying carpets and broomsticks it propels airplanes and helicopters, instead of secret messages whispered in arcane tongues we send streams of binary data via light frequencies through the air or along glass strings, how fucking cool is that!?... I'm out of poetic analogies, but what I'm trying to say is that I'm into electrical engineering and I think the world is still full of secrets if you know where to look.
Shows: Breaking Bad, Person of Interest, The Wire, Full Metal Alchemist, Avatar & Legend of Korra (if you love avatar we are already friends), Top Gear (I actually like the US version better, please don't judge me), Star Trek (mostly just TNG and TOS), Stargate, Firefly, and other really nerdy stuff.
Music in no particular order: Rise Against, Brand New, Alexisonfire, Matthew Good, Metric, Thrice, Relient K, Audioslave, City and Colour, Billy Talent, USS, Mobile, and Linkin Park as a bit of a guilty pleasure. Lately I've been all about the ambient mixes though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQx9df2s2XQ
Games: Borderlands, Bioshock, Mass Effect. Also, Majora's Mask > Ocarina of Time. Anything with the words Tower or Defense in the name, lots of Awesomenauts lately. In the non-video category I will kick your ass at Settlers of Catan.
Food: Bacon is nice.
...not that I spend a *lot* of time thinking about this, but I read it the other day and it was like: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CS7j5I6aOc
...you like the idea of a self-sustaining farm with solar panels and a greenhouse.
...you need a partner to go sky or scuba diving with, or you just want someone to play video games with.
...you like to climb trees, swim in lakes, trespass in old buildings, ride motorcycles, shoot guns, and generally kick ass.
...you spent your childhood under the covers with a flashlight reading books past your bedtime.
...or if you don't fit any of those things but you're loyal, adventurous, and daring and you think we'd make a good team