I'm an INFJ personality, according to the Myers-Briggs test...meaning I'm an introvert with an overactive imagination and a penchant for wanting to counsel others.
While I'm listed as 'bisexual' here, I'm actually pansexual (rough translation: I'm attracted to people, not specific genders). Sadly, OKCupid doesn't have an option for that yet.
Just so everyone is clear--I'm in a loving and dedicated relationship, and I'm certainly not looking to start a new one. I'm aware this won't make me very popular on a site like OkCupid, but it'll hopefully weed out people who are just looking for sex. That's not why I'm here.
My boyfriend has a profile here, as well, and is also looking for friends. :D Reidiest's Profile
If you're interested in the fandom side of things and want to see more of what I'm all about, have a look at my Tumblr!
Warning: gratuitous feelings.
Outside of work, you'll find me volunteering for Historic Interpretations, a Raleigh-based reenactment group which specializes in the 16th-18th century time period. I have several friends in the SCA, as well, but I've never had the time or inclination to join, myself.
In addition, I'm considering going back to school to learn a trade...in this case, Esthetics and make-up artistry. It's something I enjoy doing--particularly helping others feel better about themselves via skincare, and bright, fun make-up looks as well as stage make-up.
-- Make-up application, both standard and stage
--Remembering pointless trivia, particularly if it involves the works of J.R.R. Tolkien ...that "other" language in the sidebar? That would be Quenya. I can do bits of Sindarin and Dwarvish, too.
--Navigation. I somehow wind up as the designated map-holder/navigator on almost ever trip I take. I'm not sure how this happens.
--Reminding people of just how amazing they are
--Making a fool of myself for the sake of humor
I'm rather outgoing, if somewhat awkward about it--I usually answer smiles and waves, and can start a conversation with almost anyone.
--For the people who have messaged me saying "lolol that's not what i noticed first NICE BOOBIES" like it's clever and original, here's a hint:
It's sexual harassment, not to mention piggish, chauvinist bullshit. You might want to think long and hard about why it is you're still single.
-The Silmarillion, followed by Tolkien's other works
-The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
-The Mage Tower trilogy by Mercedes Lackey
-Megan Whalen Turner
I'm always reading something!
-The Lord of the Rings
-How to Train your Dragon
-Secret of Kells
-The Princess Bride
-Robin Hood: Men in Tights
-Kingdom of Heaven
I don't currently have cable, but I do enjoy watching educational TV from time to time. UNC-EX has some decent programming--travel shows, science and history documentaries, etc.
-Nightwish (mostly old, but some new)
-Florence + the Machine
I love music in most of its forms, but I have a special love for
symphonic metal and celtic/folk music.
I'm adding Video Games as a list, too--it's not as long as the others, but I do have my favorites:
-The Elder Scrolls (Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim--I was late to the party, so I missed the earlier games)
-Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II
-Fable, Fable II and Fable III
-Guild Wars II
...Are we noticing a trend yet? Good. ~
As for food? I like food. A lot. Especially meaty things, like
bacon, burgers, and a nice rare steak. I'm also partial
to Mediterranean and Middle-eastern food, as well as Thai, Indian....
Ffff, too many things to list here.
-Having a pet in my life
-Halloween and other excuses to dress up
-Music in all its forms
-If you read (and liked) the Silmarillion!
-If your idea of fun involves garb and 16th-century drinking songs, among other things.
-If you actually read this profile, and want a like-minded friend in the Cary/Raleigh area.