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My self-summary
First and foremost, never assume anything about me. If you're not sure, ask questions. I don't bite much and I'm happy to answer. I'd much rather you ask me a whole bunch of questions now, rather than assuming I'm a nano-sexual termite with a foot fetish.

I do not do one-night stands or 'friends with benefits' situations.

As a note: Right now, I want exciting conversation, I want to make friends and I want to get to know people. I'm at a point in my life where my social circle is rather small, and I'd like to fix that. Tickle my grey matter and see how it goes! Specifically, I like knowing people before I consider a date and I very much dislike people who are pushy or over-zealous about life plans before we've even met. I'm more inclined to date women than men right now as a physical preference, but personality is the deciding factor and that will get you further than your genitals will. You want to ask me out on a date? Get me thinking. Get inside my head. Teach me something. Show me something you've made, written or played. Do something to show me that you're an actual person, not just a face on a dating site!

*The important bits*

I'm in a long-term relationship with an awesome partner. We are in an open and Polyamarous relationship. As a rule, it's a fully disclosed relationship and nothing gets hidden from the other partner. It's a trust thing. You don't have to love the both of us, but we are a package deal and if you want to be in a relationship with me, he isn't going to stop existing.

I am Pansexual. This doesn't mean I'm attracted to cookware (though I do love me a good wok). I won't bother going into details. I figure if you're interested, you'll do a bit of your own research. What does it for me is being able to have some kind of connection with the person beyond a physical level. Maybe we have awesome conversations about the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow. Maybe we can have a good bitch about crappy authors. It doesn't matter what it is, so long as we can get along and have a laugh.

I'm a gamer, but not a 'girl gamer'. I play tabletop and pen and paper RPGs, PC games, PS3 and Xbox, I have a mini army somewhere and I will likely insult your mother mid-game.

I know my way around a sword very well. Yes, an actual sword and I have the scar to prove it. Been in the medieval movement for about 7 years or so now, though health issues keep me from regularly participating. I also learned horseback archery and jousting and I'm presently working through historical longsword amongst other things.

I'm probably shorter than you, but I will bite you if you use me as an arm rest. I consider myself 'fun size'.

I have a slight obsession with corsets and lacing, roleplay and being able to dress the part of the Lady. I'm a dreamer and frequently fall in love with characters from novels. I have more costumes than I do normal clothing, though I don't cosplay. I just like looking awesome.

I'm prone to fits of craftiness and making strange and wonderful things. I'm somewhere between a Princess and a Tom Boy, only with less lace and more leather and sawdust. I abhor the colour pink.

I make very silly jokes. I like a challenge and can be rather competitive. Dark chocolate is my catnip.

I have been diagnosed with both Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. This can make things a little difficult sometimes and I may vanish for a week at a time as I wrestle control back from my body, but please don't take it personally. If I haven't responded to your message in a while, send me another one. Chances are I've fallen asleep on the keyboard, been bedridden for a few days or the fatigue has wiped my short term memory. Again. Wiped my short term memory. Again.

I also have an age restriction of anyone old enough to be my mother/father. For those that are confused, if you're above 35, you're too old. It's nothing personal, but anything above that age bracket makes me feel very uncomfortable.
What I’m doing with my life
What I'm doing? Right now I'm taking every opportunity that comes my way. I'd love to go back and finish my vet nursing studies and work in animal rehab, but I don't really think that's an option right now.

I'm in the process of running my own small business based on my creative skills, and I'm loving almost every minute of it. The hours are crazy, the oay is awful like most arts jobs and I wish you could tell *those* clients what you really think of them, but I can't really complain. Not every day you get to do the things you love most for a living.

I'm also plotting to take over the world. Baby steps, though.
I’m really good at
Anything involving my hands or anything that gets me thinking. In no particular order:
- I sew. Both by machine and hand. I also knit but can't crochet to save my life. Srs. Destroyed needles in craft-induced rage while trying.
- I Draw/write/paint. I like to tell stories or capture moments and other arty farty stuff like that.
- I make awesome jewellery. I work with natural items, semi-precious stones and shiny bits.
- I'm a decent cook. I wouldn't make it my job, but I can certainly feed myself
- I mess about with wood work, leather work, casting and sculpting.
- I'm very good at working with animals. I've raised budgies, kittens, ducks, parrots, puppies, strange balls of fur and I can threaten to castrate someone with the knowledge to back it up. I'm a competent horse rider and adore Equines of all shapes and sizes.
- I'm awesome at making horrible dad jokes and puns that make my partner want to lock me in a closet.
The first things people usually notice about me
From a distance? Usually my cane or my exolosive laughter. If I'm at an event, I LOVE to get dressed up. Corsets, full skirts, heels or boots... the works. So probably that, too.

Up close? My strange sense of humour. I will laugh at *almost* anything. I can't take life seriously. I'm also a daydreamer and I may ask you to repeat the question.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love books. I've completely run out of space on my bookshelf, and that's after triple stacking it in some places and using every nook and cranny. At present, my favourite authors are Anne Bishop, Jacqueline Carey, Robin Hobb, Piers Anthony, Asimov, C.S Friedman, Tolkien and Fiona McIntosh to name a few. I love fantasy and Sci Fi, or very interesting or quirky non-fiction. I love suggestions for new reading material, especially if it's the kind of thing that allows me to bury myself in the plot and forget about the world.

Movies? Mostly things that make me laugh, even if it's just at horribly inappropriate moments. I'm a big kid at heart. Jarhead, District 9, Hellboy 1 and 2, Howl's Moving Castle, The Avengers, Little Nicky, Spaceballs, all of the Resident Evil movies, Tangled, Brave, Treasure Planet, LotR and the Hobbit, Starship Troopers, Tron. That kind of thing.

I don't actually own a TV, but I do really love Lexx, Firefly, Pokemon, Dr. Who, Futurama, Once Upon a Time, Rome, The Tudors, Game of Thrones, Adventure time, The Venture Brothers, Archer, Mythbusters, Skyland and a whole bunch of others that make me hot and bothered in the costuming department.

I like a little bit of everything as far as music goes. Kind of hard to pin down. At the moment I'm particularly interested in electro swing and jazz because it helps me get into the mood to work on projects.

Food? Anything made with love. I like sushi/sushi-mi, pizza, pasta, steak... I'm willing to try anything once. I love mushrooms and strange ethnic foods that make other people pale
Six things I could never do without
Trist, my partner. He's made of awesome. Srs. Except when he farts and clears a room. Or drools on me in his sleep. Then he's slightly less awesome, but still pretty cool.

My hands. Good for so many things! Crafting, scratching, flipping people the bird, typing, making wild gestures...

My friends. God knows someone has to put up with me. When I rule the world, I WON'T be feeding them to wild animals.

Getting outside. Fresh air and green stuff = love. I go batty if I have to stay indoors. Even just going for a walk around the block, gardening, a bike ride around the park, etc.

My craft stuff. I would go crazy if I couldn't make stuff. Well, more crazy.

My hat. My head feels naked without it.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Stuff I can make and the books I read. It's a little depressing to look up from the pages and realise that the world you were embedded in isn't the one you're looking at.
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably at home, either working stupid hours to match whatever my sleeping habits are, gaming and bring rather lour about it or I might be able to sneak out for a little night out with frienfs. I'm a bit of a home body thanks to the physical shenanigans my body likes to pull, but more often than not I find myself wanting to do things like taking a stroll around the harbour of an evening.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I really like My Little Pony. Both the series and the toys. Not in a creepy Brony sense, though. Something about the plot, the colours and the alegories remind me of when I was a kid and have this warm, special place inside because of it. Collecting the toys is also my form of personal rebellion.
You should message me if
You want someone interesting to talk to and aren't immediately after physical gratification. If you're the sort of person that thrives off emotional connections with others and are willing to get to know them.

You have interesting stories, terrible jokes to share or you want to recommend a good author. If you're genuinely passionate about something, tell me so we can stay up all night talking about it!

You're someone who won't see my illnesses as a point against me, rather as something that just makes me more interesting. In a Frankenstein's monster sense of interesting, but not exactly in a bad way. I sometimes have to use mobility aides. They range from a walking stick (or, as I call it, my Pimp Cane) to a mobility scooter and a wheelchair some days. If you would feel embarrased or uncomfortable dating someone who has to use these on occasion, or who might need a physical hand here and there, spare me the heartache and don't message me.

Open and clear lines of communication are necessary in your veiw of a good relationship. You get a gold star if you can straight up express yourself without being a dick, and not expect me to play guessing games or "just know" things. I'm about as thick as two short planks some days. You may need to spell it out.

If you can use punctuation, grammar or spelling (you're, not ur). It makes me sad how many people overlook this one. Seriously. I'm after people I can have an actual conversation with and if your introduction is "hey i red ur profile", then that's about as exciting as a sack full of potatoes on a hot day, and I also find it incredibly hard to read due to part of my conditions. I WILL judge the hell out of you if you pull that crap.

If you're willing to go exploring to wild and interesting places (everywhere from bushwalking to exploring the hidden shops in the Rocks Markets), respect my physical capacity and are self-sufficient and don't expect me to drive all the time. I adore my car more than pizza, but driving isn't always an option for me due to health. It would be awesome if we could tag team that stuff.

If you've read this far, have a cookie and shoot me a message.
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