So let's start with some simple things about me:
-I'm a geek. As they put it at Blizzcon, the word "Geek" is identity. It means a lot of things.
-I'm slightly chivalrous, and I like doing things like opening doors for people and offering to help when I see someone carrying something heavy or awkward. Especially if you're interested in dating me, you can't be the type of person who's offended if I pull out a chair for you, or get your drink for you, etc.
-I don't drive. Still don't have any license beyond a learner's permit. I get around with a bicycle or my own feet. Long story, ask me about it if you actually wanna know.
-I'm a thinker. I like to sit and imagine that I'm someone else, and wonder what life is like from their standpoint. I try to understand everyone I meet, which doesn't always work.
I've answered a lot of the matchmaking questions due to boredom. Several of them, I've had to think twice about. Most all of them are no-brainers for me, things that I can just say "Of course!" or "Absolutely not!" But then, there's always that one tiny little unlikely hypothetical situation, where I might consider otherwise... That's how my brain works. But I'd suggest against reading all of them. Sort them by importance, or by most recent, or by magic if you want, then read several pages and see what you think. But if you read all the answers to your questions, then you won't have anything to ask. And asking will get you better answers, and more importantly, conversation.
I'm pretty much unavailable from 9pm until 8am, and then I've got a few hours I can squeeze in around important things like... sleep.
Being there. It's a skill that seems surprisingly uncommon these days. I like to make someone feel special, or to hold someone and listen when they are upset about something, or to call them randomly when they've got a bit of time between classes or after work, just to say I love them and see how their day is going.
To say "Call me anytime, or stop by if you need something" and mean it, and live up to it. To laugh with someone when they laugh, and to offer my shoulder when they cry. Devoting myself to a person (whether as love, or as good friends) is something I very much enjoy, and while I haven't done it with too many, I do feel that I'm pretty dang good at it.
Once I get my mind set on something, effort and determination become my biggest qualities. Also, my worst traits, in cases where I've set my mind on something that turns out to be a just-plain-bad idea. Currently getting slightly into steampunk costuming.
-I nearly always wear T-shirt and sweatpants
-I'm usually very quiet and withdrawn, especially in places with lots of people.
-I usually act a bit older than I am, but it's because some parts of my mind never grew up at all, if that makes any sense.
The Discworld novels by Terry Pratchett, Lord of the Rings, StarWars, Narnia by CS Lewis, the A Kingdom for Sale series by Terry Brooks. Most of the works of David Eddings that I have read. The Redwall books, back when I was a kid. A Spell for Chameleon and it's sequels. Just about anything well written, funny, witty, or exciting that I can get my hands on or make time for.
Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Ironman, WALL-E, Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs, Toy Story, Toy Story II, Buzz Lightyear Movie, Harry Potter (I still haven't gotten around to watching the rest of these, so no spoilers please!), Fear of the Dark, Sixth Sense, Final Fantasy Spirits Within.
Star Wars. This one is awesome enough for it's own line.
Star Trek. This one too. I haven't seen the new one yet, though.
Lord of the Rings. "
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children. "
Many of the works found on OCRemix.org, mostly those pertaining to Final Fantasy, MegaMan, Metroid, Legend of Zelda, Castlevania, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, or any other game that I've actually played. I'm a huge Nobuo Uematsu fan, love every piece of music of his that I've heard so far. Nox Arcana, Two Steps from Hell, Gregorian, Nightwish, Kamelot, a few pieces by Ozzy Osbourne, The Black Mages, Linken Park, and movie soundtracks. Any music that can convey meaning and emotion, and doesn't make my ears hurt.
Exception: Country. I can only stand so much country before I must listen to something else, and there are only a few country songs that I really LIKE. Not Pretty Enough by Kasey Chambers would be one of them. I know, being here in Austin, that's practically like saying I don't like music. Oh well. Recently enjoying Metric.
Subway sandwiches, pancakes, bacon, burritos, ColdStone or Marble Slab IceCream, stir fry, ravioli, pizza, donuts, anything well made with a good amount of chocolate, milk or yogurt. Rather addicted to both Chocolate and Milk. I can get withdrawals and cravings for either or both. Burger!
Also, games are a big deal for me, so here's a list:
World of Warcraft, Final Fantasy, MegaMan, Metroid, The Legend of Zelda, Chrono Trigger and Chrono Cross, Smash Bros, Starcraft, Soulcalibur IV, MarioKart (or most other racing games,) MarioParty, Halo, Borderlands, or any first-person shooter, hack-and-slash, 2-d scroller, overhead strategy, puzzle, or musical game that has a fun multiplayer mode, or a good plot and story. Used to play Eve-online, loved it, but got bored with it, having a lack of people to log in and play with at any regular frequency.
-Google (and the rest of the internet)
My mind operates on multiple tracks at any given time, different parts of my personality going off on their own tangents and letting me consider several perspectives or ideas at once. I'm either thinking about several different things at once, or thinking about several different aspects of the same thing.
The only problem with this, is that as my stress levels rise, or as my body gets tired, I start losing access to some of my tracks, which makes it easy for me to completely miss something I would normally notice, or forget something I'd normally remember. Sort of like a memory leak. Actually, now that I think of it, it's more like a segmentation fault...
Staying up late doing one or several of the following:
-Playing Video games
-Biking around town
-Going for a walk
-Trying to get some cleaning done
In addition to these things, here are some things I'd LIKE to be doing that involve more people:
-Watching a movie
-Having a party! ...
-Dancing, especially in the rain
-Cuddling on the couch
-Cooking up a kick ass stir fry, or a batch of dark-chocolate cream cheese brownies.
This passion for fiction and fantasy creeps its way into every aspect of my mind, both platonically and sexually speaking. I won't go into the details, but there's so much that can be done in the imaginary realm that cannot or should not be done in reality. I would very much like to wind up dating someone who can appreciate the value of that, and enjoy it.
Also... I am just a tiny bit bi-curious. Enough to appreciate the physical and mental attractiveness of some men. But it's more of an appreciation for the conceptual appeal, and less an attraction to the ... ahem, practical applications. I consider myself completely straight, and I'm not open to guys romantically.
-you feel like it, or have questions, or feel like striking up a conversation, or want to discuss the chemical composition of cheese... on second thought, scratch that last one.
-you actually want to meet me. It can be in a public place if you'd like, I'm not a creep but I know you can't know that just from an internet profile. I really want to actually make some friends in Austin and maybe more, and while I love to chat online, that's not all I want to do! I spend enough time staring at text on my computer screen.
-you want someone to go running or biking with. I need to get back into shape, but it's just not so much fun doing it by myself.
-you're thinking about it, but you're not sure... Seriously, I get looked at by a lot of people, but I never have any messages. Is there something on my face?