Hi, I'm a polyamorous male withtattoos, a goatee and a Buddha belly that makes a great pillow. For simplicities sake, I identify as bi but I really like the term Queer, aside from being all-encompassing it also just sounds cool, no really, just let it role off the tongue, Qqquueeerrrrrrrr. There, doesn't that sound like an expensive French cheese? MMmmm I'll have a Queer omelet please:)
I'm Pagan and love camping and being out in nature but don't do that nearly as much as I would like.
(10/15/12):I've found I get along best with folks that have some spiritual side to their life but also have a very high regard for things like evolution, critical thinking and science (I use spiritual in a very broad and not necessarily religious sense here). Agnostics, Buddhists, Humanists, Thelemites, Unitarians, the more liberal Jews, Muslims, and Christians as well as non-evangelical Atheists are all welcome as are fellow Pagans obviously.
To quote JMS: "Brother Michael, faith and reason are like the two shoes you wear on your journey. You get a lot farther with both than just one" (extra geek points if you get the reference)
I'm a huge history/mythology/folklore geek, and a bookworm. I also love Science Fiction (a Poly Heinlein fan, how unique), especially B5. I love martial arts but haven't practiced in many years.
Politically I'm VERY left. I self identify as a feminist,(if you don't think it's possible for a cisgendered male to be a feminist, we're probably incomparable) and get along best with other lefty, tree hugging, liberal, blue state, sex positive,commie, pinko scum. I also have a bit of a mischievous and rebellious nature and tend to have a problem with authority figures. I guess New York attitude with San Francisco politics is a good way to describe me:)
I live with my female primary partner, (her profile is crista42). While the two of us would like to eventually find a third partner, we also date individually and I'm open to anything from a potential long term partner (including ongoing long term committed secondaries) or casual fun, or friends with benefits or just friends. (UPDATE 10/2012: At the moment, I think I'm ideally looking for something long term, weather that be casual friends with benefits or someone that would end up a life long love of-course depends on chemistry but I'm at a point in my life where I'm not interested in short flings and would prefer a small number of ongoing deep connections)
A NOTE on the above part: We have a beautiful baby boy, and while I am now dating again, I'm starting off slow due to the time eaten up by the little dude. I am also very interested in making new friends (We're new to the area), preferably other Poly, liberal, kinky, queer, low drama,freak like beings, and if that leads to more then friends down the road, that's cool too. And we're both very interested in meeting other alternative parents for friendship, community, mutual support, and play-dates for the kids. (you know you're a parent when the word play-date has a whole new meaning :):):)
(UPDATE 10/4/12: The above paragraph is a bit dated. It's mostly still true but our son is 5 now, so while my time is still limited, I'm a bit less sleep deprived)
I guess I'm a typical Poly person in that I've always felt like this is the life style for me but didn't hear of the word polyamory until the late '90s. I've been with my primary partner for over twelve years now, and we've lived together for nine. (we were Poly before we met and were introduced by each others lovers, it's a fun story)
Ok, what else can I say about myself, I'm a Pisces, and tend to be shy around new people, however once I get comfortable with someone I get very outgoing.
Some of my most intense spiritual experiences have involved being alone in the woods sitting by a tree.
I've now been told by two completely unrelated people (and had it confirmed by a third) that I remind them of the character of "Stuart" from "Dykes to Watch Out for", I'm still trying to figure out if that's a good thing or a bad thing??????????????????????, but I'm starting to realize that either way, it's at least partly a true thing. OY!!! (though I think I'm a lot kinkier then Stuart:)
I love the Urban life and am equally comfortable in a rural setting but strongly believe that suburbs are the root of much evil and anyone that actually prefers suburban culture(or rather, lack thereof) when given a choice should be deported to Coventry (no not the British city of that name, I wouldn't saddle the Brits with American suburbanites, that would just be cruel. ), (UPDATE 10/4/12: I'm really not as pretentious as that may make me sound, really:)
I've been told my sense of humor is demented, perverse, highly cynical and often inappropriate. I'd like to think I'm also kind, loving, affectionate, loyal and funny, as well as goofy (and sometimes Sneezy and Grumpy and Lazy and Doc:). I can also be very, very, very kinky(you're gonna have to ask if you want specifics) but don't have to be. I enjoy being lazy on Sunday mornings. I like chess and some board games ("RISK" brings out my competitive side like you wouldn't believe. Must be something about that world domination thing) Oh, and I can't spell to save my life.
So I used to have this whole snobby and pretentious sounding paragraph in here about sports, but honestly, I don't care about sports either way as long as you don't make me watch stuff with you. Mostly I just wanted an excuse to say corporate-military-industrial complex :) who doesn't?)
there is also a bunch of stuff I don't necessarily seek out on my own but which i tend to enjoy if I'm with someone that's into it, including Anime, live music, RPGs, live theater, renaissance fairs, or Hentai among other things.
I am laid back, goofy, and playful