I'm really into exploration and want to try anything once, but that stretches pretty far. I like being out in the country and going for walks, cycling, reading, listening to music, but also into the hedonistic side of life with loads of nice booze, good food, and sex. I really like good conversations with people, especially when they go a bit deeper (without just becoming academic) but I guess you need a bit of a shared politics for that.
I'm currently in a polyamorous relationship, and although we see other people I'd say she's my primary partner and we're very serious about each other.
At the moment I'm working in the special collections section of the university library, so spend all day with rare and old books and manuscripts and learning loads of interesting things about them. Sort of my idea of heaven.
I'm a anarchist/ communist and, as my class takes a battering from capitalism reforming itself in the wake of the credit crunch, I'm involved in quite a few political projects at the moment. I like talking to people about politics and how it acts in our everyday lives, how power relations work and how we can build our own resistance.
I got into BDSM a couple of years ago and I'm exploring that as a switch, right now I'm getting really into rope so getting better at that (though I'm also rope monogamous for the foreseeable future). BDSM is tied up (ha!) with an understanding of power for me, and that entails the politics mentioned above. I firmly believe that you can't do power play without thinking about how to counter external factors that contribute and having mutual respect, ultimately I think that means being a feminist to some degree.
I'm a punk at heart and the DIY culture, expression and anti-dogmatism of that is something that's really important to the music I like. I'm really into math rock, hardcore and post-punk (Fugazi, Sleepytime Trio, The Wipers, Minutemen) , but I generally like experimentation and originality in music and that goes across genres (Scott Walker, Neu, Joan Of Arc, John Fahey, My Bloody Valentine). More recent music that I think is interesting tends to be poppy rather than heavy (Dirty Projectors, Grimes) and I'm getting more into electronic music (Hype Williams, Holy Other, Death Grips), especially different types of techno (Andy Stott, Robert Hood). Oh and a big fan of camp romantic pop (Magnetic Fields) or emotional indie (Wedding Present).
I don't have a TV so my viewing habits tend to be around downloading, working through and getting obsessed with a particular programme. I like longer (let's face it, they're usually HBO) dramas (The Wire, Deadwood, Breaking Bad) and comedy (Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia). I used to bloody love Eastenders and watch it religiously but then a couple of years ago it got really shit and broke my heart.
Also an internet connection and occasional trips to the country.