Polyamorous, liberal, feminist, blacklivesmatter, Buddhist, very outdoorsy.
If any of that sounds like a deal-breaker, feel free to move along :)
Still here? Alright, let's get into more detail.
I have had a fascination with nature from a young age and I enjoy being outside in any sort of natural terrain. I love animals of all kinds, but have a great fondness for cephalopods, hymenopterids, and especially mustelids. I am a student and teacher of Chinese martial arts, and have been training for quite a long time.
I find beauty in some strange places, like the flight of an arrow released from a wooden bow, the first sprouts of seedlings pushing up through soil, the humming of a honeybee hive, and a well-executed knee-wheel throw.
In general, I'm a fairly introverted and reserved person, but in the right setting I can be quite gregarious. Be warned, I am likely to babble at great length if asked about things I'm passionate about.
I live with my anchor partner in tiny Granite Falls and we share our space with two cats.
We also own 23.5 acres of nearby forest and pasture where our flock of ducks, two horses, cow, and honey bees reside. Hopefully we'll be moving into a little house on the farm soon too!
Outside of farm work, I spend a lot of time practicing and teaching kung fu, and regardless of the directions my life or career take, that will always be a part of it.
With the free time I have after work and training, I love to cook and experiment with cocktail recipes. Other common activities are hanging out with friends/dates, playing in the forest, catching up on my (woefully long) reading list, and playing games (either the computer or table-top RPG varieties).
Identifying edible or poisonous plants and fungi.
Improvising spice and seasoning mixtures.
Physically...maybe the long hair? Or my strange eyes? I dunno.
Also in the list of things I love to read: XKCD, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, Questionable Content, Girl Genius, Order of the Stick, Something Positive, Girls With Slingshots, Strong Female Protagonist, Kimchi Cuddles, and Sinfest.
Movies: just about any cheesy sci-fi, action, or martial arts movies. I also love to laugh at horror movies!
TV: Firefly, S.H.I.E.L.D., Game of Thrones, Arrow, Sherlock, Star Trek, ya know, the usual nerdy shows.
Computer games: though recently I have had very little opportunity to play, gaming is still a guilty pleasure I indulge every once in a while. I usually play computer games because I enjoy the plot lines and the characters' stories, so they are usually filed in the same parts of my brain as good books and movies.
Music: melodic power metal, 80's rock & pop, eurobeat, happy hardcore, dubstep, heavy mahogany
Well, I have a great fondness for Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Italian, though I guess there isn't much that I don't like.
I spend a lot of time playing around in the kitchen, and one of my favorite date activities is cooking together.
I am also a huge fan of mead and scotch; always looking for interesting types to sample.
A mattock pick and horihori (most useful tools ever invented, I swear!)
Sunny days in the forest
Well crafted cocktails
For the sake of filling out this profile though, I'll admit I have a persistent fear that I'm not accomplishing enough in my life and will never achieve the things I seek.
For instance, it'd be fun to hear from people that know how to tell the difference between a crow and a raven, understand the relationship between baguazhang and taijiquan, can discuss the merits or drawbacks of THAC0, or know what a "Fesnyng" is, without looking it up!
I will likely get along well with anyone who can feasibly describe themselves as being nerdy or geeky in any way at all. Passion and intelligence are very attractive to me.