Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a professional freelance writer who's smart, creative, funny,
and deceptively normal-looking on the outside but engagingly
unconventional on the inside. I'm also something of a paradoxical
mix of hardened skeptic and starry-eyed romantic...I love science
and value rationality, yet I'm fascinated by the human impulses
toward religion and spirituality and fantasy. Random notes: I love
music, movies, books, all animals with fewer than six legs,
long-distance driving, autumn, long walks, the desert, the
mountains, the night sky, and oh yeah, chocolate. I hate
fundamentalism and doctrinaire thinking of any stripe, hot weather,
evil monolithic corporations, football, and mushrooms. I'd like to
find someone who's intelligent, first and foremost...honest always,
funny most of the time, serious when it matters most, silly when it
doesn't, and warm all the time.
I am wry, intellectual, and calming.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Trying to make the world safe for rationality and creativity.
(Usually I leave the cape and tights at home.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Writing. Listening. Empathizing. Trivia questions about old SF
movies and TV shows. Playing classical guitar at a semi-mediocre
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Umm...I don't know. Usually they don't notice me unless I'm trying
to be noticed, and my tactics for that depend on the situation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
A favorites list would be way too long, and anyway, should be the
sort of subject discussed and argued over in person. In reading,
with some exceptions, I tend more toward nonfiction of various
types, mostly history, science, and various stuff I read for
professional purposes and research. Other random selections:
Movies/TV: Blade Runner; all of Kubrick; all of Michael Mann; The
Dark Knight; MI-5; The Thick of It; Sherlock; Miami Vice; Homicide:
Life On the Street; The Prisoner; Babylon 5. Music: Everything from
Bach to Arvo Part to R.E.M. to Radiohead to Brian Eno to Reverend
Horton Heat to Warren Zevon to Johnny Cash to Social Distortion to
Loreena McKennitt to...well, too much to list, really. Easier to
just show you my iPod.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Music, books, MST3K, chocolate, women, the night sky, my friends.
(Yeah, that's seven things. So I broke the rules. I do that for my
friends, because they're more important to me than arbitrary
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Whether the publishing industry will survive long enough for my
agent to sell another book for me.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
If not hanging out at a bookstore, concert, or movie with any
number of geeky friends, probably sitting at the back table of a
coffee shop, reading/writing/thinking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
What, are you crazy? Admit anything private on the freaking
Internet?? Sorry, some things are still best done the old-fashioned
way, i.e. in person.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...you know what MST3K stands for. You know the source of my screen
name, Exeter. You're smart, intellectual, artistic, creative,
and/or play a stringed instrument. (Especially a bowed instrument.
I dunno, I have a thing about women who play bowed
And incidentally, please note that none of these are nonnegotiable
requirements, as some people seem to think.
Who are you looking for?
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