I find it a bit difficult to fit myself into a lot of the questions asked here, though I suppose that's sort of the norm for a site of this sort. These questionnaires seem to like to make me out to be an extremist of frequently contradictory forms. I gather that I'm meant to talk about my politics, my hobbies, my sexuality, whatever; these things have never struck me, honestly, as definitive of a person, and besides those answers I do have to give seem to be more evasive than definitive.
Nonetheless, we'll try.
I'm literate and precise. I prefer honesty to tact, though I tend to try to walk the line for others. I am a realist and a materialist. I prefer actions to words. My history involves a dark litany of nerd games to which most people will not admit. I'm reasonably well read, though not impressively so.
I adore my narrow range of artistic pursuits. I like to pretend to myself that I'm a writer, though if you're reading this, you can obviously tell otherwise. I am an adequate formal charcutierre and enough of a chef to talk most people out of Outback Mistakehouse. I blow glass, which leads to some interesting side consideations. There was a time at which I played piano and a time at which I wrote poetry, though those are both largely behind me. I still write prose and dialogue, though, in large part in work. Speaking of which, I write video games for a living. (Yeah, it's that bad.)
I am kind of a freak. My preferences shift on a month to month basis, and I have little tolerance for people who are stupid because they aren't trying. I try as best as I can to respect other people's beliefs and preferences, but as with anyone, there are limits. I am liberal in nearly every sense of the word, with an odd conservative streak in terms of economics, foreign policy and criminal law. (That means murder and arson and country music and so on.)
My sexuality is complicated, and mostly has to do with what feels good. I'm more open minded than many people expect; I've played across age and body size boundaries happily and will probably do so again.
I'm not actually straight; it's just that I'm also not exactly bi. Men don't particularly interest me, they just also don't bother me. Women I like of all forms: tall and short, skinny and fat, white and black, young and old, whatever. Different things work for different women, and you can do things with one side of a spectrum that you can't with the other (no cowgirl with BBWs and no smothering with waifs.) Some people only like one thing. Me, I like variety. I won't go below 18 and I have a hard time going below 24. I don't play with animals, pain has limits in either direction, humiliation for play only. I don't seek out BD anymore, but there was a time I was dominant, and I can do that for someone if they want it.
I very much enjoy new things, and things I haven't done in a long time. I am particularly fond of doing things that my partner wants, but has a hard time admitting to, or hasn't found someone with whom to practice. The effects can be dramatic, and as I've found, even a bit addictive from the other side; there's very little quite as much fun as seeing the look on your partner's face that says "oh, *that's* what it feels like, yummy."
As far as groups, if the situation with a couple's right, or if he's better hung than I am, yeah, I might play, but I marked myself straight because I'm mostly interested in women, and because any time I tell a system I'm bi, I get a mailbox full of guys whose enthusiasm is stronger than their reading ability, or who think they're huge.
Who sees themselves honestly? I mean, if you ask me, I'm six foot fourty, I glow in the dark, I could take Bruce Lee blindfolded and I'm a reasonable defense against volcanoes. In fact, I'm even high in Vitamin D. You could do worse.
So, short of giving you the numbers we all pretend we don't care about, I don't see much point in prattling on about myself, honestly. I'm a big dork, I enjoy challenges, I like complicated people, and I don't pretend to be things I'm not in order to spend time with people who are interested in such facades.
Oh, and I have long hair. Some girls dig that.
I am careful, hedonistic, and liberal