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SwordSonnet

28 F Newtown, PA

My Details

Last Online
Jul 16
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
Native American, White
Height
5′ 6″ (1.68m)
Body Type
Curvy
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Never
Religion
Christianity
Sign
Scorpio, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
UPDATE (June 29, 2014): While I am not yet in an "official" committed relationship, I have changed my status to "seeing someone" because I have found and met one especially amazing person here who has set the bar so high for any other potential dates that I no longer find the need to be actively hunting.

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I'm an intellectual, a nerd, and a blade-wielding badass on a quest for my one true love. I'm also a hopeless romantic who is fiercely loyal and who will fight like hell for you or beside you on the field of honor. I believe that being female is no excuse not to be chivalrous and honorable at all times. It is also no excuse not to woo one's love. When I love, I love intensely and that intensity can be overwhelming to people who don't relate to my level of passion. I dream of how much my soulmate will be the inspiring muse behind many of my creative works. I'm a textbook Pre-Raphaelite beauty who has often felt like she was born in the wrong era, who is an old soul, and who usually feels most at home among men who have ideals of honor, valor, and camaraderie.

Don't judge me by my age. Truth be told, you should subtract about 4 or 5 years because: 1) that is how long I spent in a period which I was dead and not free to be me. It is really like I didn't exist for those years, and I hate that fact. 2) Based on looks, people always guess I am 4-6 years younger than I really am, so that works out!
What I’m doing with my life
*Striving to give my internal warrior soul a worthy external counterpart! I am re-starting P90X (ooooh yeaaaahh!) with Body Beast on deck so I can be stronger and have a crazy epic bod and be able to do important things like being able to run distance, master things like Spartan and Mudder events, and hold my own in all-day armored battle. Plus, I need to have final fighting shape measurements to give to my chosen armorer(s) to make an amazing suit for full-contact steel! I am so excited! My body creates muscle easily without assistance and keeps it a long time. I will not lose my killer curves either while adding strength and tone.

*Striving to live a life of passion that stays true to myself! I may be feeling a personal renaissance coming on. I'm back in a good place, and I'll be focusing on doing all the self-actualization projects and activities that I have been meaning to do for a long time. This means working on art, writing poetry and fiction, crafting dramatic scripts, reading the awesome books on my to-read list, and re-honing my mind so I can fully engage in the intellectual/academic disciplines that I have always been passionate about and gifted with intuition and talent for. It is time to get things published!

*I am also working full-time weekdays (out of my field for the mean time in the pharma industry), and enjoying my epic renfaire/SCA/Markland/renaissance family on weekends and some weeknights for fight practices and other cool activities!
I’m really good at
...Crossing blades; will you dance with me? I fence with rapiers at least once weekly. I was on my varsity fencing team in college (foil) and made it to New England Regionals. I love epee and have also been told I am built like a sabreur and therefore should learn sabre. For now, though, my focus has been on renaissance and medieval forms. I also fight in armor.

...Writing; I apprenticed myself to Shakespeare at age 13 and began experimenting in Elizabethan playwriting, teaching myself early modern English, and mastering metrical poetry (sonnets, ballads, etc.) and the art of rhyming in a way that makes the poem stronger instead of infantile-sounding. My darker poetry has reminded people of Poe. Not all of my poetry is in verse or rhyming, but a good amount of it is. I have some fantastic fiction novels planned and already have a stand-alone portion of one under my belt which served for my master's thesis. I really appreciate well-engineered and highly-crafted figurative elements (to the point where expert literary execution gives me chills), and my writing is full of metaphorical layers. Fictional genre I like to write in include fantasy, magical realism, historical fiction, and speculative fiction such as steampunk. Nonfictional genre I like to write in include literary criticism and academic articles such as the one I wrote (and published in a scholarly journal) on World of Warcraft. Regarding poetry, I've also done some crazy stuff like composing things in Middle English (I love Chaucer) which is a really fun challenge.

...Critical thinking, logic, and solving problems creatively and intellectually.

...Archery/Shooting. Well, I'm at least decent. I shoot an English longbow and would like to hunt with it. I'd like to keep working on accuracy with that and with my Mosin. I wish all of my times at the range were like the first time I went skeet shooting with my new .410 at age 13. I missed MAYBE twice all day, and that was just with my first shots. Beginner's luck, and embarrassing as hell for everyone else there who was getting blown out of the water by a barely-teenage girl.

...Art; my top medium is pencil. I also really enjoy ink and paint.

...Costuming; I try to do my own costuming whenever I can. if you catch me at an event, you will most likely see me cutting a dashing figure as a swashbuckling rogue in a plumed leather capitano, bodice, doublet, cape, slops, and thigh-high leather boots with the perfect heel height for La Verdadera Destreza. Renfaires feel like home for my soul.

...Zoology; my first love (before English/lit) was zoological science. If only I'd double-majored, I'd most likely be working at a zoo or refuge now. I hate how people hire based on letters first regardless of inherent skill and knowledge. Anywhere with animals feels like another home for my soul.

...Being a good listener and advice-giver; empathy is really important. I've been through some things I'd wish on no one else ever, and although sometimes my scars feel impossibly deep, it's been some small consolation to already have been able to help others and to have some sense because of it that what I have suffered was not utterly meaningless.
The first things people usually notice about me
My smile, except if I am in a fencing mask, or if I am in a bodice.

Alternately, it could be my hair, which is fairly long and currently dyed red. It brings out even more the natural roses in my cheeks.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Shows: I'm not watching any regularly now due to a crazy schedule, but when I can, I'm going to start/catch up on these:
____BBC The Musketeers: I haven't seen any episodes yet, but based on the youtube snippets/fan videos, I am obsessed. The cinematography is exquisite, the actors are attractive, the acting is good, the writing is entertaining, and the costumes are wow.
____Black Sails
____Game of Thrones: I have been told by others that I remind them of Asha/Yara Greyjoy and Brienne of Tarth. I should be watching.
____Vikings
____I am also a huge fan of wildlife and historical documentaries. I'm pretty sure I was the only kid in my elementary school who had a favorite wildlife documentary narrator. I also am a big fan of certain Python sketches from Flying Circus. I have also enjoyed Firefly and Star Trek. With Star Trek, I have mostly watched DS9, Voyager, and the original series.

Poets/Writers/Plays/Literature:

Shakespeare; Coleridge; Melville; Keats; Byron; Wordsworth; Seamus Heaney; Gerard Manley Hopkins; Wallace Stevens; Sylvia Plath; Tennyson; Kipling; Emerson; Thoreau; Blake; John Donne; Raleigh; Arturo Perez-Reverte; Cervantes; The Iliad; The Odyssey; Cyrano de Bergerac; Cymbeline; Romeo and Juliet; Twelfth Night; Much Ado About Nothing; All's Well that Ends Well; Richard III; Henry V; Cymbeline; Tolkein; C.S. Lewis; N. T. Wright; Brian Jacques...

More Books/Movies/Plays:

V for Vendetta; The Lion King; Mulan; Beauty and the Beast; Robin Hood; Serenity; Inception; Alatriste; The Duellists; The Mask of Zorro; The Count of Monte Cristo; The Three Musketeers; Ivanhoe (A&E); Stardust; The Princess Bride; The Pirates of the Caribbean; Wildlife Documentaries; History Documentaries; Monty Python; Judith (awesome apocryphal book); The Little Prince; Redwall Series; The Lion in Winter; WALL-E; Red Cliff; Sucker Punch; Tristan + Isolde; A Very Long Engagement; Braveheart; Ironclad; Gilbert & Sullivan (i.e. The Pirates of Penzance); The Phantom of the Opera; Man of La Mancha...

Music:

Medieval and Renaissance Music; Classical; Vivaldi; Corvus Corax; Loreena McKennitt; Blackmore's Night; Emily Autumn; Steeleye Span; Imagine Dragons; Black Keys; Sting; Enya; Nightwish; Pirates For Sail; This Way to the Egress; Albannach... I can appreciate most music, and while there are certainly some exceptions, I am not so much a fan of jazz, big band, rap, and country.

Games:

Conqueror 1086 AD; Conquest of the New World; The original Spyro; WoW, Pirates of the Burning Sea (great concept but sadly Sony clunky; Tabletop RPGs; Board Games; Carcassonne; Apples to Apples; Oblivion; Skyrim; Old Text Adventures; Zelda is awesome; so is Oregon Trail; Fable II; The First Templar (enjoyable engine and surprisingly good storyline that raises truly interesting moral and philosophical questions); Fun stuff like Metal Gear Solid (great humor); Sid Meier's Pirates (repetitive but still fun and an interesting engine); Champions of Norrath original and Return to Arms (fun engine, but lacking storyline especially in RTA); Mount & Blade (awesome concept, but I wish the engine were better); The Guild II (some of the shenanigans one can pull in that game just crack me up); Stronghold...

Artists:

Artemisia Gentileschi; Rembrandt; Georges de La Tour; El Greco...

Food:

Steak; burgers; phở; avocado; sushi; Tapas; Brazilian; Indian; Thai; Japanese; Vietnamese; Chinese; aged, interesting crystally chesses; cheddar cheese; goat cheese; edamame; asparagus; spinach; arugula; fresh local apples; mango; Greek yogurt; pineapple; black cherries; red plums; wild-picked raspberries; dark chocolate; almonds;... I have no food allergies, am adventurous, and am not picky. The only kind of olive I will eat is a black olive, and I prefer to eat them separately (even though they are not sold separately...because that would be weird).

Drinks:

Water; milk; chocolate milk; amazing local apple cider (hot, cold, spiced...); Nantucket Nectars red plum juice; orange juice; Williams Brothers Brewing Company Scottish Ales; spiced rum; mead; red wine...
The six things I could never do without
Swordplay, armor and feeding my swashbuckler/warrior soul
Shakespeare and literature as a way of life
Nature (wildlife, wilderness, and the ocean [I'm a seafarer at heart])
Epic romance (dizzying kisses and cuddling included)
An epic, passionate, adventurous life
Simple joys like amazing friends, a blazing fire, and delicious food
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Will I ever find my musketeer, or will I need to sew a life-sized one to cuddle with every night?

How can I beat my shadows?

How can I make up for so much lost time in my life with my career, dreams, and creative endeavors and reach my potential?

Who will actually want me for me and not want to change anything?
I’m looking for
  • Guys who like girls
  • Ages 21–38
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating
You should message me if
You can appreciate a lady who *totally* geeked out when she learned there was a Sega Genesis game based on Cutthroat Island...and who still has a Genesis in her basement.

You are looking for a woman who resembles Morgan Adams, Brienne of Tarth, Bradamante, Britomart, Mary Read, Grace O'Malley / Granuaile / Grania / Gráinne Ní Mháille, Boudica...

You agree that the male version of the "little black dress" is not a penguin suit or a modern military uniform but rather some kind of far more inspired and swashbuckling haberdashery from centuries past.

You are looking for the love of your life and not a fling, a polyamory add-on, or someone to play games with. You want someone who will fight to the death for you, cuddle you every day/ night, write verses for you which will rival Shakespeare's, be your biggest fan, game with you, train with you, co-author an epic adventure with you, and push you to seek your dreams.

You want a lady who knows how to be totally goofy, witty, and hilarious and who wants to laugh so hard with you regularly that you have tears in your eyes!

You want to be the inspiring fire or the companion beside a female knight when she decides to put on full steel and take on armored Russia and fight for your honor and favor.