27Whitehorse, Canada
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My self-summary
I'm eccentric and earnest and very, very shy. I love the outdoors and I read a lot of good books (and a lot of bad books). I'm incredibly stubborn and generally pretty happy, although I'm prone to some crippling social anxiety at times. I love to travel and to learn and eat good food.
What I’m doing with my life
Dog and child training! (Really sort of the same thing, but don't say that to the parents)
I have a dog-training business in my hometown, and I work at the local daycare. Sometimes I spend part of the winter volunteering at a school for Burmese Refugee children in Northern Thailand, and sometimes I spend part of it traveling in the Yukon's mountains. I write. I have adventures.
I’m really good at
Writing surreal stream of consciousness poetry. Having mad tea parties (sometimes these are naked. Don't be weird about it). Making sense of the world through metaphor and symbolism (not really making sense of the world at all). Overcoming anxiety (I have a lot of practice with this). I'm good with animals and children, but adults sometimes make me stumble. And bore me.
The first things people usually notice about me
Usually they notice me when I'm apologizing to them for stepping on their toes, spilling coffee on them, calling them by the wrong name or asking them inappropriately metaphorical questions...that kind of thing. I'm very clumsy - physically and socially - but I am also very, very sincere. People do not always know what to make of this.
I sometimes make sexually suggestive comments and am totally unaware that I am doing so. This is followed by wide-eyed and effusive apologies.
Also, I overshare.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
(This always takes a long time...there are many)
The Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter
Deathless and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making - by Catherynne Valente (and everything else by her). This is beautiful:
Any poetry by Alden Nowlan, Marge Piercy, Don McKay, Kay Ryan, Beth Goobie...
The Compass Rose, The Left Hand of Darkness, the Beginning Place...really anything by LeGuin
Pillowman by Martin McDonagh
The Red Tree and The Lost thing by Sean Tan
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
Fairytales and folk tales and myths
Perdido Street Station and Embassy Town by China Mievelle (anything by China Mievelle)
And I think I'll stop there. I'm always happy to talk about books.

Pirates of the Caribbean
Wristcutters - A Love Story
Sweeney Todd
Anything by Martin McDonagh
The 10th Kingdom
The Princess Bride
The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle

Doctor Who

Amanda Palmer
The Magnetic Fields
Paul Simon
Leonard Cohen
Gordon Lightfoot
Emily Autumn

I love to try new and unusual foods. I'm allergic to an annoying number of things...just ask if you're interested. I love sushi, curries, tea (!), coffee (!!), interesting liqueurs (anything that you have to explore the taste a little to decide if it's good or bad, and then it just kind of grows on you, and it burns a little...)
Really anything new and unusual that isn't going to land me in the hospital.
Six things I could never do without
Good stories, coffee, adventures, a sense of humor, freedom and good friends.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Fairytales, nakedness, kink, freedom, family, gods, monsters under the bed, shadows, spirits, people, anxiety, mental illness, new ways of thinking, new ways of being, dog training, children training, playing, stargazing (do I think about stargazing? I'm sorry, that's more of a metaphorical thing...I don't really think about stargazing), dreams, symbolism, metaphors, poetry, words, stories.
On a typical Friday night I am
Campfires with friends, dressing up in ridiculous clothes, skinny dipping in the (cold!) river, drinking good rum, camping, hiking.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't have any real experience dating. Crippling shyness and the late realization that I like girls have had something to do with that.
You should message me if
You want to talk about stories or ideas, if you want to go out for good food or good alcohol or an adventure, if you're looking for more than sex, but also sex. I'm interested in relationships, but I'm pretty open about what that can mean.
The two of us