Dinesel
27 Oakleigh, Australia
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My self-summary
Why should I tell you everything here? Anyway, why in the 'verse would you want to know about me in the first place?

Oh, all right. I'll give you a bit. But don't message me unless you read the last box on the page. The ones in between don't matter, but the last one does.

I'm a nerd, a roleplayer, a half-elf, a purple unicorn with a star-shaped cutie mark, and a medieval re-enactor, and then much worse than that. Do not ever attempt a mind-meld - contact with a non-mad brain could cause an explosion. But if you're mad too, you get a DC 18 Will Save to not explode. If you succeed, I then explain my ancestry and make you take another save.

My alignment is Chaotic Good, and I don't get on well with Lawful Neutrals.

I am curious and lazy - a self-balancing pair of characteristics.

I love languages and the study of etymology. I've studied, or at least learned a bit of, quite a few languages over the years: French, Latin, Dutch, Sindarin, Adûni, Swahili, Mandarin, Greek, Quenya, Welsh, Italian (mostly in choir), and Hebrew. I regret the lack of Klingon, Anglo-Saxon, Galician, and Auslan in that list. I've also had attempts at Basic, Rexx, and C++, but never had much success with them, though I did learn enough structure to later pick up Lilypond without much trouble. I have only recently picked up Sarcasm as a secondary language, through reading The XYZ (http://xyz.net.au). (Bonus points to anyone who recognises all those languages.)

Music makes me part of what I am, and can even manipulate the voices in my head sometimes. (On the other hand, they use music too, and it's really hard to tell them to shut up.) I was taught the basics of music by my mother and the next level by Lindir of Karningul, then just kept trying things until they worked. Or sort-of worked. If I can get a tune out of it, that'll do.
I've tried composing music too, but it didn't go too well. Maybe I'll try again one day if I can find some really good hymn-style poetry. (Did you want a list of instruments I've attempted? I promise it's not as long as the list of languages in the previous paragraph!)

My cousin and I found Atalante (Atlantis) on Google Maps! Also, satellite photos of the ocean are creepy.

Apparently the strange things I say are so frequent that not only do my friends not bother to ask what they mean, I can say I have to pick up a rabbit (to look after while another friend goes on holiday) and it is taken as a crazy metaphor for some unknown thing.

I name my computers after knights of the Round Table. What do you name yours after?
I also have a tendency to ask various other machines (not necessarily my own) what their names are, and sometimes they have one to tell me. And if they don't have one, I usually give them one, because a name is a mark of respect.

I don't like walks on the beach (I don't like walking at all), but I do like shared physical activities sometimes. Cycling or fighting, something like that.

Someone who likes playing with hair could easily get into my good books. Even better if you have hair I can play with too.

How many church services can one person attend in a weekend? I'm normally at seven, across four churches and a Messianic synagogue. I also hang out at Monash Uni a lot during the week, because I discovered I can go to church there any day I like!! Which usually means any day I don't have work. I help out there as sacristan, which I love - I get to be OCD for the house of God!

If you're looking for possible activities, first of all ask yourself why. If you're sure you want to do this, a game of Magic: the Gathering has been popular. You won't mind if I bring a brother or two to join the game, will you? Dancing and various medieval activities are my favourites - ask me what we do and when the next event is.

P.S. What does summary mean in real life? ;)
What I’m doing with my life
Apparently I'm fiddling around here, trying to be even more socially inept.
I’m really good at
Nothing; I'm a jack of all trades, master of none.
The first things people usually notice about me
How should I know? I've never met me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
My lists are fairly random. If you get the correct impression of my tastes, congratulations, mark down one more impossible thing you've done today. If that makes six, why not top it off with breakfast at Milliways?

Books:
The Lord of the Rings and all its related works (the Silmarillion is my light reading), and don't ever talk movieverse to me. I wish I could say they don't exist, but in the absence of that possibility, they ought never to have existed. Then other fantasy and historical fiction, especially if it involves dragons! (The Temeraire series and the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica, for example).
Children's books such as Hairy Maclary and the Railway Series I still love, but mostly to share with children. And my copy of Alice in Wonderland is precioussssssss!

Movies:
I don't watch a lot, but my favourites include Dorkness Rising, The Princess Bride, Beauty and the Beast (Belle being such a geek) and a few other Disney movies, anything with Danny Kaye (The Inspector-General is particularly good, but any of them), Spirited Away, Star Wars (both trilogies, plus the animated TV series The Clone Wars, and probably the new one but I've only seen it once). P.S. Will someone please slice up that protocol droid with a lightsaber?
Not quite movies, but I also love Shakespeare (though I think he needed an Arthur Sullivan).

TV shows:
Please don't spoil the Doctor's latest regeneration - I haven't caught up with the last season yet!
New interest: My Little Pony! It's not a sissy children's show any more, and I would dare to count myself a Brony. Well, a Pegasister.
Bonus points to anyone who notices references to seven fandoms across my profile (some of them have been mentioned).

Music:
Gilbert & Sullivan, The Seekers, classic hymns, classical, Loreena McKennitt, Giuseppe Verdi, Gregorian chant, Ponyphonic, Aviators, and what few pieces I have from Rivendell. Don't tell me there's no such place as Rivendell. If that were true, where would that music have come from?
The six things I could never do without
1. God
2. My family, blood and adopted
3. My bikes (or steel horses, as I call them), Rochluin and Tálagor. My car Reina belongs with them too.
4. Music, listened to or played/sung
5. Books
6. The SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism, a medieval re-enactment society)
7. A cup of tea when I need it. Tea is magic.

Or, alternatively: Laughter, Honesty, Loyalty, Generosity, Kindness and Magic.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The present more than the future, at least just now. Projects such as recording some music and sewing costumes; why I like to be one of the boys and how I still end up being at least a bit girly; stories I'm trying to write, which will probably never be completed; why I can either notice the music I'm listening to or what I'm reading/playing; Doctor Who and Lord of the Rings and PONIES!! (My favourite two Doctors are David Tennant and this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U0QDt8wiCs )
On a typical Friday night I am
Playing Vespers on the pipe organ in the chapel at Monash Uni (they let me play that amazing organ!), then running a (very casual) medieval & Renaissance dancing session which may or may not end with watching a history documentary or an unrelated movie.

Or I might be stalking around uni with friends, unlocking doors. Why? Because we can. And because we're Batman.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm completely mad. Wait, that's not private at all.

There are ways of breaking my mind - there are things too mad even for my crazed brain. If you're impatient to find them out, ask my maddest brother. No, I'm not telling you which one is maddest; you'll have to figure that out for yourself.
You should message me if
Hailing frequencies are open if you have no disturbing lack of faith, and you first look at this: http://www.thinkgeek.com/product/a69c/
(substitute "t-shirt" with "profile").
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