I am passionate, creative and pretty damn awesome, and looking for someone who can honestly say the same. False modesty is not a virtue I possess (or at all, just like any deception), but I do try to look at myself as objectively as I can. (Fair warning: I can also be mercurial, easily frustrated, and prone to unwise spending. Everyone has their faults and I'm no exception.) I love to write, sing, act and roleplay (which to me is much like marathon improv acting). I'm a natural introvert who's learned to love being with other people, but who sometimes still needs a little alone time to unwind.
I'm as likely to spend an hour having a philosophical, political or religious discussion with you as I am to spend that hour playing the Simpsons arcade game with you, or smoking a hookah with you... or all of the above at once, if you have the stamina. During that time, you'd probably be crawled upon and nuzzled by at least one or both of my cats, Mufasa and Nemo. I am very socially liberal, but open to conservative ideas fiscally. For example, I do think the government should always balance its budget (a conservative idea, at least it used to be), but I also think the most logical area to cut would be military spending (a traditionally liberal idea). I'm always open to rational or even heated debate on any topic, as long as everyone involved understands that the purpose of an argument is to try to learn and/or teach something, not to bludgeon the other person over the head with your opinion until they stop moving.
My interests are fairly typical geek, with some hippie thrown in. They include comic books, role-playing games (tabletop and LARP), video games (especially retro consoles like SNES), tinkering with computers and Linux, good science fiction and fantasy of all types, movies (particularly mind-fuck cinema like David Lynch or Richard Kelly), camping, regional burn festivals (think Burning Man but smaller), Pennsic War, skiing, and religion / mythology / the occult. Psychology is also a longtime interest.
About who I'm looking for: I'm looking for someone who can keep up with me, but also challenge me to try some new things. I can be a bit of a homebody, so sometimes I need a little kick in the pants to go out and do stuff. But often a quiet evening of cuddles and a movie or video games is just perfect. My ideal guy might be geeky, fuzzy, cuddly, and deeply passionate about something. Being a gamer and an occultist would also help a lot.
But if you read up on it, I could be completely off base about this. When asked to list the traits they look for in a partner, most people list things that don't describe a single one of their SOs. So the specific details about your background or appearance interest me less than what your mind is like. Are you adventurous? Creative? Funny? Able to disagree without automatically assuming the other person must be stupid? If so, then we'll get along famously.