Based on other people's profiles, I have a tremendous amount of text here. I urge you to read the results of my cacoethes scribendi.
To attempt to synopsize, I'm a 32 year-old with a passion for words and education. I have an affinity for electronics. I am also very enthusiastic and open about sex. I love music, and usually have some playing whenever possible.
I have a lovable ball of black and white fur with boundless energy and a taste for feathers. Her name is Trixie - short for "venatrix," which is Latin for "huntress" - and she is the cutest kitten on the entire planet.
The more I watch her around other people, the more I realize that I am her human, as much as she is my cat. She deigns demand food from others or stand still for one or two pets. For me, she sits on my shoulders and purrs. She snuggles up near me in bed at night and follows me around during the day. She mewls piteously when I leave in the morning and greets me at the door when I return home. Truly, our meeting was fortuitous, and my life would be poorer without her.
A more in-depth description of various facets of my personality:
I am a writer. I think in words, and am fairly skilled in their use, written or spoken, to communicate ideas. I write various types of short fiction and essay. I post most of my writing to my personal website. In keeping with my love of words, I have a bit of a lexical fascination: I love obscure words, long words, and strange words.
I used to be libertarian, but then I grew out of my college-freshman arrogance and greed. I used to be a strong laissez-faire capitalist until I realized that the American deification of capitalism is not beneficial, nor fair. I consider myself a social liberal and progressive, favoring social capitalism as an economic policy. Fiduciary duties and duties of care do not go together in systemic providers such as health care and education.
I was, and am, ignostic. I feel that the impossible question of God's existence is preceded by an equally impossible question of God's identity. However, these questions notwithstanding, I consider myself atheist.
I'm a feminist. Humans are humans, and should be treated like humans, regardless of gender identity, biological sex, sexual orientation, etc. Rape culture sucks. Patriarchy sucks. If you don't think so, you're either massively misinformed or entirely too un-empathetic to bother trying to get along with.
I am a rabid empiricist. Rational thought and the scientific method has advanced human endeavor in nearly innumerable ways. I am an enthusiastic naturalist, and identify as a Bright.
Philosophically, I am a physicalist, a naturalist, a monist, and a realist.
I am quite dominant, though I'm not particularly rude or domineering about getting my way in everyday social interactions. I'm moderately sadistic, though that doesn't always come out in play. Much like my sexual orientation, this is flexible in the right circumstances, or with the right person.
I'm extremely exhibitionist. I love to be watched, whether I'm being sexual, doing daily activities, or even sound asleep.
I used to be polyamorous, then I was a swinger, but now I'm a relationship anarchist. I know I've spent a lot of time searching for a partner.
I have struggled with identifying myself relationship-wise, as the implications of swinger and polyamorous both turn me off. Luckily, hot_cellist turned me on to relationship anarchy, which perfectly describes the way I've always wanted to do relationships. So yes, that's me.
When I love, I love completely. I overlook flaws or personality incompatibilities, no matter how egregious. Once I have fallen in love with someone, I do not stop loving them, ever. I could name every woman I have truly loved, and still say with perfect honesty that I love them.
I am a highly sexual person. I've had numerous partners, and pretty much every fantasy I can realistically expect to fulfill, I've fulfilled. Curiously enough, this has resulted in a very laid-back attitude towards sex, in general. If it happens, I enjoy it immensely, but I'm not obsessed with ever more of it. My greatest arousal comes from giving pleasure; the sound of my partner losing themselves to the pleasure (or pain, depending) I give them is the biggest sexual rush I have.
I'm heteroflexible. I considered identifying as queer, but there are many political ramifications to that label that I'm unhappy with, and the minefield of identity politics simply doesn't interest me.
I've experimented with body-shaping in several ways: dietary, weightlifting, swimming, and others. Now that I'm employed full-time, I've cut back on the working out, but still find time to exercise and stretch daily, as well as carefully monitoring diet and function. There's nothing unintellectual about maintaining one's body in peak condition. The mind is an emergent property of the physical, and there are feedback loops between mind control and body control.
I am myopic and esophoric, meaning I can not function effectively without my glasses.
I am transhumanist. Having mitigated natural selection's influence on our species to nearly zero, we must now replace it with our own actions if we wish to advance. Feel free to ask me about it.
I am passionate and informed about the growing global energy crisis. Fossil fuel production is peaking, but renewable sources of energy are not being implemented in sufficient quantities or at sufficient speeds to meet current demand for energy, let alone the rapidly growing hunger we currently exhibit. The future of technological civilization is at risk, and no one seems willing to discuss it. Global climate change is obviously a huge part of this. Ask me more.
I am likewise very passionate about intellectual property law. Copyright and patents are broken in fundamental (though different) ways in our legal system, and it stifles innovation and art in ways both subtle and gross. I support movements like copyleft and open-source. I donate to the EFF. And yes, I use linux wherever possible. Ask me more.
I believe strongly that humanity's future belongs among the stars. Freeing ourselves from the finite surface of our island home, Terra, will simply and elegantly solve many of the problems we face, most of which stem from limited resources, space, and an ever-increasing population. Colonization near-Terran space is not going to be done easily, but the main problems are those of will, not scientific, technological, nor logistical. Ask me about it, please. A good start if you're interested, but not talkative would be Gerard K. O'Neill's 1976 book on the subject, The High Frontier
Even if you don't want to read about that, you must be able to appreciate the beauty of the Blue Marble, the Pale Blue Dot, and Earthrise. I find that I simply can't get along well with people who don't look up, or don't understand looking from above.
I understand generative grammars.
I do not really like riddles. They generally revolve around hiding one or more crucial pieces of information by either leaving it out completely or using obtuse language, and are thus fairly boring. A good problem, on the other hand, can captivate me for hours. Examples of those include the Hundred Prisoner Problem and the Green-Eyed Guru. Ask me more, or propose another problem.
My sense of humor trends toward sarcasm: very dry, cynical, and snarky.
I have a fairly good memory for conversations; I can often repeat conversations nearly verbatim from weeks or months ago. However, I am absolutely terrible at matching faces with names at first. I attach names as signifiers to personalities, not to appearances. Until I get to know you, I will forget your name. Frequently. Sorry.
I love Diet Coke.
I value honesty and bravery highly, and correspondingly, I despise deceit and cowardice. If you want to impress me, stand up for your principles, keep your promises, and tell hard truths. If you habitually dissemble or equivocate, I'm really not interested.
Above all, I believe that happiness is something you make, not something you have. Despite the hurts I have been given, earned or unearned, I make an effort every minute of every day to be happy.
I am sardonic, concupiscent, and callipygian.