I'm in UMKC's creative writing MFA program and am working as a graduate teaching assistant (basically, I teach freshman composition/discourse). If one of my students happens to read this: hi, now shoo, go away, nothing good will come of this. :P
I am a big RPG & miniature gamer nerd. If you enjoy rolling dice to do things that are represented by character sheets and/or tiny plastic monsters, we will likely find a lot in common. Likewise if you enjoy rockets or trains.
I enjoy bullshitting about big ideas related to reading, writing, thinking, and discourse. I enjoy finding interesting things in genre/pulp/SFF fiction, but I'd also be happy to talk about classical drama, Shakespeare, or 19th-century British serials.
I'm very sexually, socially and economically progressive, at least by my own definitions. I once read a profile by someone who said he thought he was the most open-minded person in the midwest, but I think it's actually me. I become very annoyed with 'progressives' who dial back their progressivism as soon as they've gotten theirs (e.g. gay rights advocates who have no time for trans people and other, less visible forms of queer, and so on down the line). I still have trouble living up to my own standards, so I'm tolerant of others as long as they're trying.
I tend to rely a lot on the questions someone has answered when I scope them out on OKCupid, so I appreciate people who take the time to answer a sizeable hunk of questions. It's true that it's not a substitute for reading someone's own words and getting a sense of their personality, but it's a very big help to be able to just go through and flag potential dealbreakers (or dealmakers, ha).