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My self-summary
My first name means warrior. My middle name means defender.
I am glad my parents chose them.

Unless you are the sort of person who dreams of riding into battle on horseback, letting out a mighty warcry and brandishing a weapon, I'm not sure we are kindred spirits.

This will not be brief, but I appreciate someone taking the time to read through it.

A nerd who enjoys the outdoors as much as sitting on the computer.
I always prefer the forest to the city. I am very concerned with being honorable in all my dealings. I am forgiving, understanding, and never angry. Physical affection is important to me in a relationship.
I like to get my heart pounding with loud metal music and calm it down with soothing celtic music.
I am an introvert. I am a feminist. I am politically liberal.
No smoking, drinking, or drugs. I love animals. I will most likely not want children.
My lovelife so far seems to be a pattern of falling for women who either treat me poorly or abandon me.

Who I am as a person...

I am always honest. You may think that sounds great now, but keep in mind this means I will refuse to tell lies in situations where you might want me to.
What you see is what you get. Nobody has ever told me that I'm any different once you get to know me from the person you first meet.

Honor matters to me. I aspire to be like Eddard Stark.

I dislike cities and large crowds, I prefer nature and small gatherings. Most days I try to remember that all humans deserve compassion and understanding, but some days I want to turn into Prince Nuada (Hellboy 2) and purge humanity from the earth.

I'm generally optimistic, sarcastic, and almost never get angry about anything. I like to envision myself as a loud, boisterous barbarian but I am really quite soft-spoken and passive.

I have an interest in ancient cultures and traditions, especially warrior cultures. But I also love things the modern world has brought us, like films, games, medicine, the internet.
I am non-religious and not particularly spiritual. I am more likely to ask someone else to pray to their god(s) on my behalf than I am to pray myself. I only really believe in that which gives consistent results, AKA science.

I immensely enjoy stories, in just about all formats. This includes video games, movies, books, shows, etc.

I love animals and treasure their companionship. Don't think I could ever live without dogs. I have had snakes, lizards, scorpions, chickens, pigs and sheep. I'd really like to have a horse some day, and a raven.

A good deal of my free time is spent engaging in battle via online video games. I'm much more thrilled about fighting other players than I am playing single-player games, and I really want a companion with the same enthusiasm and battle-hunger as me.

What I'm looking for in a relationship...

I am searching for a woman with a strong personality, who knows who she is. Someone who can walk in both worlds, being a loving, tender partner one moment and a bloodthirsty battle companion the next.

I'd prefer a woman who doesn't use makeup and rarely wears dresses, but it's not a dealbreaker. It would be fair to say I prefer women whose appearance is more masculine or androgynous. If you want a reference, I find Gwendoline Christie a bit too girlish for my tastes in real life, but as Brienne of Tarth she is devastatingly attractive.

I am looking for an equal, a comrade, someone to share my life and love with. I am looking for someone that I just get along with, effortlessly. I want it to be a common occurrence for us to stare into each other's eyes and grin wildly, knowing how lucky we are to have found each other.
I have been in love before, it was by far the best feeling I've ever felt, and I would like to have it again. I hope to one day find my dream companion, my "valkyrie". I continue to hold out hope she exists.
I want a companion for life, someone to come home to, to travel with, to share everything with.

What can you expect of me if we are together?

I'm like a good dog: I'll always be loyal to you. I'll always be happy to see you. I'll never get mad at you. Wherever you go, I want to be at your side. Whatever I am doing, I would enjoy it more if you were there too.
I'll shower you with affection daily. I'll make food for us, and if I have to put in extra work because you like yours prepared differently, I will gladly do that for you. If anything is ever bothering me I won't keep it a secret, I will let you know and we can work through it together.

We can waste away the rest of our days together watching shows, playing games, traveling the world, raising animals, going on walks, riding on horses, or sparring.
Seriously, let's suit up in armor, grab our weapons, and beat the crap out of each other (safely). Combat is a dance all its own.

When it comes to sex, I want to give and receive tons of affection, through kisses and cuddles and everything else. I have a decently high sex drive. I need intimacy in my life, and my partner should feel the same.

I'm pretty vanilla in my preferences. I don't really have any kinks, and while I am open to trying things, I'm not sure I'd be sexually compatible with someone who needs a kink-heavy partner. I'm all for passionate biting and scratching, but bondage and power dynamics aren't really my thing.

You know what's erotic to me? Waking up in the morning next to someone who fills my soul, being kissed by them, hearing them sincerely whisper "I love you" in my ear.

I consider myself to be heavily romantic and at least partially demisexual. For those who have not yet immersed themselves in the terminology, demisexual means that my physical attraction towards someone is heavily influenced by how much I like or dislike them. What that realistically means is ... if I love you, you will be the most beautiful creature on earth to me, even if you are pretty average-looking. And likewise, I will not be drawn to someone whose personality repulses me, no matter how pretty they might seem.
If I don't know anything about them though, I admit I might give a long stare to any woman who looks like She-Hulk.
What I’m doing with my life
Working, thinking about going to Australia for a year or two.
Trying to find my soulmate. It's a challenging quest.

People say that I should focus on myself right now, but what's the point of sprouting roots and building a life before I find my mate? She could be ANYWHERE. Tying myself down to one particular region only limits my options.

Attempting to be more pro-active, do things I've always wanted to do.
I started to learn to ride on horseback, I got myself a bow and tried hunting, I had an artisan make me a ceremonial axe, I got my first tattoo.

Hoping that if I get my shit together and find a partner, we can live somewhere other than the US. I am so tired of waiting for the culture in this country to evolve and catch up to where Scandinavia has been for years.
I’m really good at
Sharp, sarcastic humor. Also, dark self-deprecating humor. Ask me about my dead mother some time. Nothing is off the table to talk about.

I like to think I'm a decent writer, but I really need to keep working at it.

I'm good at staying calm and seeing the brighter side of things. I rarely get bogged down by negativity, and I almost never get angry.

I am pretty good at video games, especially if they involve charging forward with an axe into a horde of enemies. Back when I played World of WarCraft (never again, I am retired from MMOs) I was an Orc Warrior who ascended the ranks to become High Warlord.

I can roar like a barbarian and purr like a cat.
The first things people usually notice about me
Without a doubt, the long hair and the beard. Which I intend to keep forever. I'm a viking dammit!

Or, if I have my dogs with me, people notice them first. Because Hrothgar and Astrid are both beautiful beasts.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't read often. Mostly due to laziness, which is a shame.
The House of the Stag by Kage Baker is my favorite book of all time.
Harry Potter, Eaters of the Dead, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Road, Anvil of the World, Bird of the River, Orcs series by Stan Nicholls, D&D books by R.A. Salvatore.
Poetry of Stephen Crane and Edgar Allen Poe.
(I have yet to read anything by Kage Baker that I did not love.)

Lots of stuff! Action/fantasy/drama frequently.
The 13th Warrior, Stardust, Sin City, 28 Days Later, The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Jurassic Park, The Grey, Kingdom of Heaven, Avengers, Thor, Willow, 300, Princess Bride, Alien, Pan's Labyrinth, The Mask of Zorro, Godzilla, Spaceballs, Star Wars, King Arthur, Ironclad, Hellboy, V for Vendetta, Gladiator, Watchmen, Interstellar, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Monty Python, A Knight's Tale, REPO The Genetic Opera, District 9, Kill Bill, Evil Dead 3: Army of Darkness, Austin Powers, The Prince of Egypt, The Dark Crystal, Chronicles of Riddick, Let The Right One In (Swedish), Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Swedish), Death Becomes Her, Children of Men.

Game of Thrones, Vikings, Scrubs, Sherlock, Firefly, Gargoyles, Community, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Daredevil, Orange Is The New Black, True Blood, QI (Quite Interesting), Rick and Morty, Star Trek, Marco Polo, Supernatural, Castle, Shannara Chronicles, Whose Line Is It Anyway, The Last Kingdom, The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, Archer, Psych, The Newsroom, Peaky Blinders, Penny Dreadful, The 100, Agents of SHIELD.

Ensiferum, Blackmore's Night, Tyr, Faun, System of a Down, Enya, Kamelot, Florence + The Machine, Sabaton, Loreena McKennitt, Powerwolf, Wardruna, Marina and the Diamonds, Eivor Palsdottir, Nightwish, Soundtracks.

A good chunk of my library is viking metal, and rest is rock, celtic folk, medieval folk, techno, soundtracks, and lots of other things. I cannot stand most pop, rap or country.
My library has hundreds of artists but many of them I have less than 5 songs. I don't usually like an artist's entire body of work. They have to be especially good for me to like multiple songs let alone albums.

Want a sample of what it sounds like when I shuffle my music on a drive? Here you go!

I like both online PVP and single-player immersion. I did the MMO thing before and played lots of World of WarCraft, but no more.
Diablo I/II, WarCraft III, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Neverwinter Nights, The Elder Scrolls, Dawn of War, Overwatch, Dota 2, Rainbow 6 Siege, Chivalry Medieval Warfare, Banner Saga, Rise of Nations, Torchlight 2, Dark Messiah, Divinity: Original Sin, Gauntlet, Borderlands, Age of Empires, Battlerite.
Also have to mention Tabletop Gaming: D&D (5th Edition is pretty good), Pathfinder, Numenera.

A game has to have one of two things to interest me. Either a great story, or great PVP. I either want to immerse myself in a story or I want to go crush other players in combat.

I like meat. Pizza is also fantastic. I also like spicy stuff. I'm not really sure how else to categorize my food tastes, but I should say I am not big on fruit. I've tried many-a-times to eat it, all different kinds, but my body goes "NO!"

General Activities I Love Doing
Gaming, Playing with dogs, Browsing the web, Hiking, Camping, Watching shows, Writing, Sparring, Archery, Riding horses.
Six things I could never do without
1) Love. Everything else in life comes second.
2) Nature/animals.
3) Video games! I enjoy being able to fight people in virtual space.
4) Music. It inspires my writing, keeps me going, and is just great.
5) Stories. Shows, games, books, anything that tells a story!
6) Meat. The bestest food group.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Whether or not I'll ever find my companion. Surely she's out there somewhere.

Where I'm going in life.

Why people do the things they do.

Video game design.

Swords, axes, spears, armor, and everything else related.

How to get to Valhalla.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sitting at home, playing games with my Australian gaming buddy.

Or wasting my life on YouTube. Wanna know what I'm watching?
Click this then!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't really have any secrets, so here are some things to know.

I am still friendly with some of my exes. I try not to burn bridges out of spite.

I have JRA - Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Most of the time it is irrelevant, my medication keeps it under wraps, but I can get random periods of eye problems and joint pain.

I avoid confrontation, especially in relationships. I don't like being around couples when they argue, and I really don't like to argue with my partner.
Furthermore, I just don't really express anger. I've been warned that this means some day I am likely to explode, but so far it has never happened. My last partner, who lived with me for over a year, remarked that she had never seen me angry during our entire relationship.

I have a habit of being oblivious to obvious solutions. I say dumb things and then have to clarify my meaning. When I am dealing with something that is unfamiliar, I turn into a robot who does nothing unless specifically told to.
You should message me if
...if you happen to be an intelligent, creative, geeky, 6-foot tall, muscular warrior-woman who is honest, loving, knows who she is and what she wants, that certainly helps your chances.
If you look at characters like Brienne of Tarth or Lagertha and think to yourself "Fuck yeah, that's me" - please consider submitting a marriage application immediately.
(Anyone who thinks armor like THIS is acceptable need not apply.)
(Fuck metal bikinis, real warriors wear armor.)

...if my description intrigues you. If so, just do it. Don't be shy, I assure you I'll message you back. Life's too short not to take chances, especially tiny ones like messaging a person on the innernetz.

I can rant at you about how great Kage Baker is!
Or you can tell me how great (some of) my music playlist was. Maybe you have some music of your own you want to recommend?

(Note: I might make exceptions for people with low match percentages and/or people whose only message content is the word 'hi')
The two of us