I enjoy a multitude of hobbies. Reading, writing, and being engaged in fantasy and science fiction in myriad of ways happens to be one of them. Other hobbies include reading the social sciences in general, mindful and healthy living, dancing, and the occasional social activism. Ever since I was a wee girl, I have also been involved in video games and play-by-post storylines - it is a guilt(less) pleasure for me.
What else do I enjoy? Well, I am one who also enjoys intellectual conversations, making food, and hosting parties for friends, and helping others when I can show the best of myself. Lately, I have been involved with cooking my own food, especially the various ethnic foods. I hope to make tasty food that can somehow strike the balance between economic and avoiding GMOs.
I would also like to think myself also a fan of good, dry sense of humour. I watch British comedy and enjoy things equally humourous. Monty Python and recently, Simon Pegg's films (bar Hot Fuzz) amuse me. Soon I will be flirting with some Black Adder during a nice, cool night.
And then there is more below, but I like to talk about these sort of things in person or on a voice chat of sort. I feel a good chunk of the conversation is lost when it is purely text.
Oh, and if you are wondering. At some point I was a Whovian, Trekkie, and I am trying to believe the Force is with me. <.< I have not caught up on everything in these realms, but they still remain dear to me.
However, I have many aspirations. One of the aspirations include being able to go overseas again in the next year or two. It is a guilty pleasure of mine to immerse myself in other cultures, expanding my horizons - so to speak. I have a wanderlust that really hates being confined to one place for too long. Another aspiration of mine includes doing some activism work on the side to combat some of the social injustices in the world.
Movies/television shows include Game of Thrones, Avengers and related Marvel films, Christopher Nolan's DC Comics movies, and a few others. I love a multitude of action, comedy, and even some romance. The most important element in a film or series involves the plot and the amount of intrigue and intellectual elements. I do not care about the content if the quality of these traits are outstanding - hence I enjoy Game of Thrones. It has everything, content-wise, but the storyline catches me the most. Person of Interest also attracts me for the same reasons.
When it comes to music, I integrate a number of styles and genres in my MP3 players. New Age, ethnic, classical rock, alternative, symphonic and industrial rock, and so forth are compelling for me. One moment I can be listening to Azam Ali or Niyaz and in the next, I might find myself drawn to Sarah Brightman or Within Temptation. It all depends on what I want to be inspired by. There are even a few individual country songs I enjoy, even while I dislike the genre in general.
I am a shameless foodie. My favourites happen to be Asian cuisine, especially Indian, properly made Chinese and Vietnamese food, and Thai food. When I crave falafel, I will find myself in a Middle Eastern sort of restaurant. Recently, I have been trying to expand my tastes, and will sometimes try to make properly made European foods (especially Italian).
Now I go onto my books... I think I enjoy a number of books, but I especially enjoy Barb and J.C. Hendee's Noble Dead saga and related books. They are amongst the few authors who can write a fantasy/science fiction with vampires who have their own personalities - some even heroic or protagonistic - but are still vampires (in other words, not 'sparkly'). Their lore in the realm their fantasy books take place is also rather interesting. The elves in their setting are also complex and political, versus simply a 'superior, moral race.'
What does this mean in terms of being on this site, the online dating scene, and so forth? In the long run, I see myself eventually settling down, but at this time, I am not going to give such things a timeline. So, when talking to me, I suggest abandoning any sense of anything longterm with me and trying to make a good friendship with me.
Being friends first is important for me to get a feel of the person and to see if we connect in anyway, shape, or form. From here, I can see if a person is going to just be a friend, a very good friend, a mutually beneficial relationship, or someone who I feel will complement me as a longterm partner. All the qualities that make a friend is important in my longterm relationships, as that includes the trust and other components that make a healthy relationship in the many forms that may take. In addition to the above, I want to enjoy the person's company, feel we can both be imperfect people who work on a good relationship, and someone who can feel like themselves around me and vice versa.
If you feel you can just simply hang out with me a few times in various mediums and figure this out, and can just be fine with where we end up from there, feel free to message me. I need at least a few days to a week to respond in most cases, and will try to keep people informed of where I am in the roller coaster that I call life. >.>