This is actually a pretty big deal for me. I'm a huge fantasy/sci-fi (mostly fantasy) nut. I love playing tabletop RPGs (Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Exalted, etc.) and have been reading fantasy novels (with the occasional Stephen King binge) non-stop for over ten years. If you play tabletop games and/or are familiar with the works of Tolkien, R.A. Salvatore, or Glen Cook, then I will more than likely think you are one of the most awesome people ever. :D Don't take that the wrong way, please. I don't limit myself to only interacting with people that are gamers, so don't feel as if I wouldn't be interested in talking to you if you aren't one. The only reason I'm making as big a deal about it as I am is that gaming is a very important part of life. That might sound kind of pathetic at first, but please allow me to explain. What this means is that gaming itself holds special meaning for me. The majority of my closest friends I met through games. I love my friends a lot, and would never have met most of them if it weren't for us all having the common interest of hanging around a table and rolling dice.
I tend to be a little shy at first. I'm an open book if we're just chatting online, or even on the phone sometimes. But, as soon as I get into a face-to-face interaction, I start to get a little shy. It just takes me some time to fully open up and feel comfortable with someone in person.
I don't like to go to bars or large parties. First off, I rarely ever drink. And second...I don't like parties, unless it's a small one with close friends. I prefer quality over quantity. My shyness also plays a part in that. I feel very awkward in situations where I'm surrounded by people I don't know, unless I also have some friends to hang out with. This may seem weird or boring, but I am a firm believer in the beauty of simplicity and consistency. That's not to say that I hold it paramount or anything. Simply put: I enjoy spontaneity; I do not enjoy chaos.
I can be pretty goofy. My sense of humor is fairly broad, and while I can enjoy a clever witticism, I'd be a liar if I said I didn't get the occasional kick out of silly innuendos or lame puns. You make a pun, no matter how terrible, and I will more than likely get a giggle out of it.
Proper grammar is important to me. I'm not incredibly obsessive about it, but when someone sends me a message and I can count on a single hand the number of words that were actually spelled correctly, I tend to just ignore that person completely. Some things are easy to look past, but if I get the feeling that the person didn't even try, and thus doesn't even care if they are making themselves look like an idiot...well, I see no reason why I should care about what they have to say.