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 on a little farm in Granite Falls and we share our space with two cats. The property is also home to our flock of ducks, two horses, a cow, some pigs, honey bees, and soon some chickens.
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.
And I'm working on my cocktail mixology, which is getting pretty darn good, if I do say so myself.
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 generally 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.