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.
Once I do feel comfortable with someone, I can be very affectionate. I love hugs and holding. When I am close with someone, I am the kind of person who likes to spend time with that special someone very often. That's not to say I'm super clingy. I am more than capable of giving and respecting space. I just happen to be one of those people who likes to give attention and make that someone happy as much as I can.
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, it doesn't give me a good first impression and I may not respond at all.
I also have a terrible time trying to initiate conversation, even online. Because of this, it is very possible that you may be reading my profile after having noticed that I visited yours but did not leave you a message. I may have thought hard about it, and may have even attempted to write one, but I often find it difficult to construct the deep and grand piece that so many people require in order to respond.