I will cheerfully admit to being a nerd, with the social awkwardness that goes with it. Collecting math jokes is something of a hobby of mine, but my humor also includes elements of wit, puns, and a significant dose of general silliness.
I am the deeply devoted faithful servant of a pair of cats as different from one another as it is possible for two cats to be.
I am a liberal, but enjoy discussing politics with others, regardless of similarity or difference in belief. I don't, however, expect a relationship to work out with someone of a conservative mindset.
I adore reading, though more often online than through hard copy.
I enjoy going to see stage productions of musicals. I am also fond of playing computer games, especially of the strategy and RPG variety. When time allows, I am also quite fond of kayaking. I hope to get back in to karate as time and location allow. I enjoy bicycling, camping and hiking, upon occasion, and have had to do each in the process of acquiring my education. I expect to be seeing more of the latter two in the coming months. My experiences have given me some great stories to tell, and this, too, brings me joy.
I am introspective, intelligent, and imaginative
I am also quite fond of web-comics. Of these, xkcd is by far my favorite. Others I read regularly include Something Positive, Gunnerkrigg Court, Girl Genius, Schlock Mercenary, Questionable Content, Order of the Stick, Least I Could Do, Grrl Power, The Dreamland Chronicles, Alice Grove, and Oglaf (NSFW). I've also read The Phoenix Requiem, DIgger, and a few others which have reached a conclusion.
I don't watch many movies these days, but I enjoy a good comedy or adventure movie. Gore for its own sake is, in my opinion, the makings of a terrible movie. Some of my favorites include The Princess Bride, Avatar, Labyrinth, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Outrageous Fortune, The Court Jester, Flight of Dragons, Willow and Phantom of the Opera.
My favorite shows include Grimm, Castle, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and Sherlock. If we include shows that are no longer running, add The West Wing, and the works of Joss Whedon.
When it comes to music, I'm fairly open, with the exception of rap, which I despise. Some of my favorite genres are 60s-70s rock, anything by Nobou Uematsu, Broadway showtunes, classical music, and opera, but only if I can get the visual experience as well as the audio.
I am an enthusiastic omnivore. I like most things, and I'll try anything once, so long as there aren't serious risks of it affecting my health. I adore Indian, Thai, Ethiopian, Mexican or Chinese food. While I've highlighted certain specific cuisines, I've never found a cuisine I dislike. I'm also fond of cooking, though I enjoy it more as a team sport than as solitaire. I can make a risotto that will knock your socks off.
2. My cats
3. My computer
4. My family
5. My friends
6. My sense of humor
Perhaps it would help if I mentioned what I look for when I decide whether to message someone else. Distance and education are both factors, but not generally deal-breaker factors. I look for a desire to have, or at least willingness to consider, *a* child at some point. I wish that this site gave more options for describing time, number, and things like that. I look for someone who likes, and is not allergic to, cats. I look for someone who is either specifically non-religious, or is not too deeply involved in spiritual matters. By this, I mean that science must come first when it comes to explaining the world around us, and educating the next generation. Finally, I look for those who are politically liberal.
Please do not message me if:
* You idolize Vlad the Impaler, and his method of eliminating poverty
* You have ever seriously attempted to destroy the world (having a good maniacal evil overlord laugh doesn't count)
* You supported Trump. Trump is an abomination. Those who supported him disgrace the name of human, much less American.
* You hate rocks