When it comes down to it, I'm looking for someone that can make me happy and who I can make happy in return. Compatibility is key. Our qualities, personalities, and outlooks don't need to be exactly the same. They just need to mesh well. We don't need to have the same exact interests and do the same exact activities. I'd much prefer it if we didn't do all of the same things, as long as we're both open to new experiences. Relationships are about growing together, learning new things, and teaching each other. Those who are closed to taking risks and having new experiences bore me. Being content with the things you already enjoy is perfectly fine, but that doesn't mean you can't try new things. Having a few similar interests and activities is , of course, helpful.
I'm not looking for someone to complete me. I'm a whole person all by myself. Ideally, we would compliment each other. Improve upon each other's strengths, and cover for each other's weaknesses.
I've got no Myers-Briggs letters for you to read, and you should see why: http://www.vox.com/2014/7/15/5881947/myers-briggs-personality-test-meaningless?utm_medium=social&utm_source=Facebook&utm_campaign=voxdotcom&utm_content=Saturday
I am at the same time, a rule follower, and one who delights in challenging assumptions. Stick with the things that work. Be rid of those that don't, especially if they hurt people. And yet, there's plenty of things that I cling to that aren't great. I'm hardly ever a fan of when someone challenges me on something, but it needs doing. People should not be afraid of doing so. It makes me think. Forces me to try and come up with reasonable explanations and formulate arguments - brain work. If I'm wrong about things, then someone ought to tell me as much.
I'm a huge proponent of balance and moderation. For me, almost nothing is completely off limits, but I try to avoid going overboard as well. Express your anger at the injustices of this world, but do not let it rule your life. Do not shy away from violence when violence is at your door, but do not forget there are other ways to handle situations. Defend the weak. Uphold the true virtues. Understand that perfection can never be, but you should strive for it anyway. Everyone is human and to be human is to err. It's whether or not you learn from the mistakes you make.
I'm a generally curious person. I have an interest in many things and people. If I ask about something, I'm likely being genuine. I actually do want to know, and it isn't born out of malice. I only bring it up because the easily upset and offended typically jump straight to that. It's very tiresome. Learn to give a person the benefit of the doubt before getting all bent out of shape. You'll find that life will become far more bearable and far less taxing.
I have a tough time staying angry with anyone, even those that have done me the most harm. Forgiveness isn't always easy. Neither is letting go. I'm getting old *rolls eyes*. I just don't have the time or energy for staying mad. I don't even want to be mad.
Age isn't of huge importance to me, but I do find there's a point at which things are likely to not work out. 19 and 39 are my outer limits, 10 years on either side. More than likely, someone between 24 and 34 would be more compatible with me. However, I won't put a hard and fast limit on things on the off chance that I do find someone that I do well with who doesn't fall within expected parameters.
I don't believe in one-night stands. You are not a conquest, you are a person. I'm not keeping a tally. If things progress to such a point on our first encounter or our eighth, then I'm going to want them to keep progressing. I'm not going to pressure you into doing anything sexual. If at any point you feel as though I'm doing that, do not beat around the bush. Ask me to stop. I may throw the idea out there, but I'm not going to make you do anything you don't want to.
Oh, and I do actually have a suit of armor. I have been knighted, but not by a Lord or Lady, so it's not quite official yet. With just a bit o' polishing, guess what that makes me. [I'll have picture proof soon enough. I can't get into the armor alone. it requires a squire.]
There are a few questions I have for you. They are somewhat important.
Question number 1: Do you have a pulse? I'd like to avoid dating the living dead if at all possible. Look, the media have been portraying this "sexy vampire" thing rather falsely. It's all fun and games until you come up a couple of pints short one night and it gets worse from there. Plus, they're not very faithful. They kinda have to get around to get all of the blood they need without killing anybody. It's a rather risky business. You don't know who else's blood they've been sucking.
Question number 2: Do you eat food? I eat food. Food is important. It keeps you alive, and depending on the food, helps keep you in decently well. I take great pleasure in food. I relish trying new and different things, and I especially like ethnic foods. The sheer variety of flavors, textures, and combinations thereof out there is amazing. I delight in cooking as well, though I haven't been doing nearly enough of that lately.
Question number 3: Do you like to do things? Do you like to do things with other people? I like to do things. Things tend to provide a good amount of entertainment, and in some cases, exercise. Some things I like to do are horseback riding, volleyball, classical fencing, martial arts, paintball, bowling, hiking, spelunking, archery, traveling, ballroom and other types of dancing, bicycling, and many more. I don't do any of these nearly as much as I'd like to. It would be a grand time if you'd like to do any of these (or other) things together.
With the help of a friend of mine, I've also been making forays into amateur film-making. Even if you aren't interested in dating, but are interested in movie making, you should contact me and let me know. There's bundles of things we have in mind to do, and we're especially looking for anyone with technical experience. I'm coming at things from the acting, writing, directing, and combat choreography side of things. Right now I'm trying to work on the photography, filming, editing, and video effects aspects.
Here are some shorts we've completed or are in progress
Entry for LCCXII: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kk-0Q6ukOpg&feature=youtu.be
The effects aren't completely finished on it, but it's what we got done before the deadline.
Blooper Reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEqnuCnDHMk
Where the real magic happens. If none of this makes you laugh, we probably aren't meant to be.
Entry for LCCXIII: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZL05G80xAl4
Very nearly complete. I like how this one turned out, especially since I almost got myself killed while filming it.
Empty Jacket: Paramilitary unit vs. Weapons Smugglers - coming out in late Fall/early Winter
Hawkeye: Fraction of a Second: A Marvel fan film - coming out in late Spring/early Summer of 2016
I used to be really good at Risk and then I gloated too much. My friends typically gang up on me when we play nowadays ...
When it's not summer - The hats and coats I wear (none of which are pictured). A lot of friends and acquaintances easily identify me by my outer wardrobe. My roommate often refers to me as his lawyer.
Movies: I'll watch anything of value. old films, new films, foreign films, domestic films, and even a silent film or two. I'm the most likely to complain at horror films while I'm watching them because they tend to suck. It's like the characters are nearly always chosen from amongst the most incompetent members of humanity. Still, I keep watching them, so I must enjoy bitching about them. I love the Original Trilogy of Star Wars the most, and for many reasons.
Shows: Neflix's DareDevil Agents of Shield, Archer, Arrow, Big Bang Theory, Firefly, Doctor Who, Dexter, The Venture Bros, ...
Music: I listen to at least a little bit of everything, but classic rock is my jam. There's just too damn much to list.
Tasty, delicious, wonderful foods
My family ... well ... sometimes, not so much
My friends - Even if we don't get to see each other as often as we like
Swordplay - I have a penchant for stabbing and slashing things, but only with practice weapons. I promise that no one was injured.
The majority of my organs in a generally intact state and still attached to me.
Mainly, how to fix the problems of the world.
Pffft, look through some of the questions I've answered on this site. I don't know any of you. Why did I admit to so many things? Thank goodness I'm not under any kind of investigation ... as far as I know.
If you're 90% or higher on the Enemy scale, then there's a good chance you're my arch-nemesis. You should write to me so that we can start planning out our epic final confrontation.
If you have any interest at all in any kind of dancing. I've learned a teeny bit and I want to practice and learn more. Having a partner really helps for this.
If Vegan/Vegetarian cigarette smokers confuse you. I may have even written to some. Doesn't mean I don't get that combination at all. You're not going to eat meat/animal products, but you'll suck down cancer sticks? Why?
I have a mild case of Misophonia, that generally revolves around mouth/eating/utensil scraping noises. If you regularly chew with your mouth open or bite your silverware, things may not work out between us because I will go crazy. No really, it drives me insane. Shivers go up and down my spine. It just can't be the only thing I hear. If there's music or other background noise, it's not so bad. I know it's weird. I'm sorry. I'm just happy that I only have a mild case of it.
If you've read through this entire bloody novel I've got going on here, then you've done me a great courtesy, and I thank you. I hope this read through actually brings you to have more questions than answers as compared to the stereotypical blank slate and a "just ask me anything".