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My self-summary
I believe in upfront honesty, so let's you and me get one thing clear before we go any further. I am not just here for relationships of a romantic/sexual nature. I quite enjoy friends, and want more all the time. I also mean this in all seriousness, not just as a way to disguise the fact that I'm here looking for hookups or something. Romance is wonderful, friends are wonderful, either one can bring joy pretty honestly, I think. If you are coming to my profile looking for a relationship of a romantic/sexual nature, please be informed that I am polyamorous, not monogamous, and am in a relationship that includes my fiancée, GramaryePrime, Nyamin, and OliveYves. Now that that is all cleared up...

I am a young man that that has just moved to Vancouver to pursue further education in the Classics in the not-too-distant future. I am a fan of the fantastic, and consider myself to be a good conversationalist and pretty decent guy, although I often get really bothered when people describe themselves with terms like "decent guy". They're very rarely decent in any way. I am generally a pretty happy person. I like philosophy and baking and generally having friends and being sociable. I'm quiet, well-read, and prone to laughter. I'm a little strange, but try to be honest about it, and everything I can. I have it on reliable authority that I am "a silly". I hope you have an excellent day!
What I’m doing with my life
I am trying to write and read and enjoy myself as much as possible. I'm currently working as a tutor, and intend to go into a Masters' Program in the Classics to further my education. Mostly, though, I'm doing things that make me happy as much as possible, because that just plumb makes sense. Currently this involves editing a first draft, taking fencing lessons, and trying to make friends in a new city.

I am completing my descent into literary madness this year. On top of completing NaNoWriMo last November, I am trying to do more or less the same thing every other month, to force myself to write and be all productive. Booyah.
I’m really good at
I have a few talents, things I like to do and think I'm of an acceptable skill level at, but there is always room to improve (which I intend to do). These things include: baking, singing, writing, dancing strangely, and massage. I am generally happy to do any and/or all of them if asked, though not all at once.
The first things people usually notice about me
I don't know, I'm not other people, and for some reason folks tend to keep it to themselves, or it just varies. I'm quiet and polite, generally, so maybe that? That's what I'm told, anyway.

Also that I'm pretty verbose. I'm prone to babble when I get excited about something, or if I'm talking and am nervous. I'll also do things like add qualifiers to my sentences, like verbal footnotes, especially if I realize that something I've said could possibly be misconstrued before someone has time to react but not before having said it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Well, let me think a minute here. I'm pretty indecisive/indiscriminate, so it's hard to narrow down favourites. Also, I'd like to make it clear now that not everything I like is good. I just like it. Also these lists are by no means exhaustive, or even as indicative as maybe they ought to be. I enjoy the consumption of stories in any form a great deal.

Books: David Eddings' Belgariad, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files and Codex Alera, J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter, Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Lev Grossman's The Magicians, and most everything by David Mitchell, Max Barry, and Joan D. Vinge. Lysistrata and The Birds by Aristophanes. I've never read a Sophocles play I didn't like at least a little.

Movies: I don't watch a lot of movies anymore, so it's hard for me to remember which ones I used to like watching. The Blues Brothers, The Sting, Love Actually, Big Trouble In Little China, The Five Deadly Venoms, The Truman Show, and Gosford Park, let's say are my favourites.

Shows: Doctor Who, Psych, Community, Parks and Recreation, Game of Thrones, The Venture Brothers. I don't watch a lot of television, and I don't even keep up with these unless I'm around people who enjoy/want to watch them.

Music: I honestly like almost every genre I've heard. I enjoy show-tunes and older pop (Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc.), mostly because that's the kind of song I can sing. My voice is not built for rock and roll.

Food: Pasta with garlicky sauce, chocolate mousse, really good hamburgers, gyros, souvlaki, a mixture of Thai foods, sushi, and scalloped potatoes. Also, anything. I have encountered dishes I dislike, but never a kind of food as a whole.
Six things I could never do without
Air that is breathable.
Water that is drinkable.
Food that is edible and nutritious.
Sleep that is sufficiently restful.
Health that hasn't entirely deserted me.
Smartassery, apparently.

Let me try this again.

Reading and Writing Stories (they are intertwined forever in my mind).
Baked goods.
Good friends to share all the above with.
GramaryePrime, I don't care if it's sappy.
My self-respect.

Wow, I am just really bad at this.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
A wide variety of things. I like thinking up story ideas and scenes quite a bit. I'm often prone to picking apart things I've just read or seen in my head and trying to see what worked and what didn't and why.

I do think about sex perhaps more than I'd like to admit, though I spend even more time thinking about kisses and cuddling than I do sex.

I spend a lot of my time thinking about people, and human nature (if it exists), and the world we live in today.

I spend a lot of time thinking about stories, too. Mine, those of others, historical ones, mythological ones... Stories as a whole excite me.

I also spend a lot of my time thinking up jokes that I'm never going to tell anyone on account of how bad most of them are.
On a typical Friday night I am
"Typical" is misleading. Some weeks I want to be out doing things with people - going to movies or the theatre or to get food or just generally being out and about. Other weeks I want to have people over for a dinner party or just hanging out. Sometimes it's nice to just be more or less alone and relax, write, and read without any social pressure. It all depends on what kind of week - and what kind of day - I've been having, and what the people in my life are interested in.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm willing to admit an awful lot, actually, but I'm more comfortable doing so in response to a question than I am in a "HERE, HAVE SOME INFORMATION ABOUT ME!" sort of sense. There's a different feel between choosing to share something with someone specifically and just posting it on a "Who Am I" page.

Having said all that, here's something: I consider myself to be a terrible person that is actively trying to be a wonderful person so that no one catches on. Friends have told me that I am actually just a good person, but I choose to see this as a sign that it is working.
You should message me if
You feel so inclined. Really, that's about it. I'm on here in the interest of making new friends, possibly new more-than-friends, but without any kind of expectation of finding the latter. If you think I seem interesting and should like to hang out, in almost any capacity, well, who couldn't use more friends?
The two of us