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My self-summary
Name's Mathew, it's a spelling error, a mistake that worked out better than anything I could have planed. It's common and unique all at the same time, which fits me pretty well. I typically go by Mat but answer to a wide variety of nick names.

I have a passion for creative movement arts (Dancing, Gymnastics, Martial Arts, Capoeria, Stage Combat) and any creative expression related to freedom of movement. I adore the crafting of stories and weaving of words (writing, acting, role-play). I'm a geek, a gamer and an open minded liberal with a healthy respect for rational conservatives (zealotry and extremism are almost never a good thing, no matter the viewpoint they originate from). I'm into historical swordplay/fencing, expect me to joke about getting stabbed a lot. I read a lot, mostly Fantasy or Sci-fi and enjoy writing in those genera as well. I adore felines and have been described as a bit catlike myself for traits like my insatiable curiosity.

I am not afraid to ask questions and am honest to a fault. I've practiced transcendental meditation for most of my life, spent a great deal of time exploring philosophy (both eastern and western.) I'm fascinated with the way the mind works and the study of thought and perception (Epistemology, psychology, logic, Vedic Science). I'm very interested in holistic healing modalities and how the mind, body and spirit work in harmony.

I enjoy deep conversation about complex subjects and welcome friends who can (and will) challenge my ideas. I have a lot of respect for people who aren't afraid to let me know if I'm being a jerk or ignorant about something (so long as they do so in a civil manner). I try to be the kind of person who will push the people I care about to think and grow; and hope they do the same for me.

I'm a playfully mischievous spirit and would love to find someone to be playful alongside, a 'partner in crime' so to speak. I admire passion, compassion, intelligence and creativity. Strong-willed women, who are proud of their femininity but are not afraid to step outside traditional gender roles or challenge the status quo are awesome.
I’m really good at
Getting lost
crafting intricate tales and complex story-lines.
Dancing (or so people keep telling me...)
Heartfelt public speaking
The first things people usually notice about me
I can't really speak to what people actually notice about me first, but I hear a lot of comments about:

My hair
My being short (5'3")
Whatever crazy thing I'm doing at the time.
The way I move (being able to do flips draws a lot of attention)
A lot of strangers have commented that I'm very polite and respectful.
I get asked a lot if my name is actually spelled with 1 T. It is.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Listing this seems like such a daunting, intimidating and time consuming task. There are just so many things I enjoy in life... if I just started in on the books or video games that come to mind I could be here a while...

I rarely bother with the idea of favorites, It's rare for any one thing to stand out enough for me to label it as 'my favorite'.
Six things I could never do without
'I could never do without' is so dramatic, let's say I wouldn't do well if I didn't have the following in my life for a prolonged period.
-A Cat
-The ability to creatively express myself physically and mentally.
-Friends and family.
-A good book or story to read.
-Something meaningfully productive to do with myself.
-A computer.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why do I think or behave the way that I do? Followed by wondering why I spend so much time over-analyzing my own thoughts and behaviors (and why my attempts to alter them so rarely actually work out.)

I have an hyperactive curiosity, apparently it is fun to tease by dropping hints that kick it into over drive and then withholding the details which would satisfy it.

Also, I'm always creating worlds and stories in my head.
On a typical Friday night I am
Coming home to relax to unwind with some video games, read a book, play with my cat and prepare for whatever set of adventures are on the agenda for the weekend.

Fridays are typically pretty boring when compared with my weekends (which are likely to include 'stabbing' people with swords). But Recently, the occasional Game Night, Steampunk event or Blues Dance have made them more interesting.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Over the in the Questions sections of Okcupid I've already admitted to a lot more than I'm entirely comfortable with...

It's hard for me not to answer almost anything when it's asked directly. Oddly, I'm good at confidentiality, I will take other people's secrets to my grave, But I'll probably tell you anything you want to know about me, provided you know what to ask.

I have trouble knowing when to shut up and can make myself sound a lot worse than I am. I'm over willing to admit my (sometimes imagined) faults.

Also I have a 'small' talent for understatement.
You should message me if
You find me interesting and would like to get to know me or have questions about anything on my profile. Please don't be shy, go ahead and say hi.

I know it can be a hard to break the ice so here are a few random things it's easy to get me to talk about:
-Good books (especially Fantasy or Sci-fi)
-Writing, telling stories or wordplay.
-games (video/board/role-playing/physical games)
-Freedom of movement and the creative expression of dance or other movement arts.
- martial arts, fencing, Swordplay, Self-defense
-Nerdy/Geeky stuff
-and tons of other things I can't think of right now.
The two of us