I'm intelligent, sensual, passionate (in a general as well as a relationship sense), hedonistic, witty (but probably not as much as I might like to think), intensely (blindly) loyal, compassionate, often unintentionally arrogant-sounding, liberal, a great conversationalist and sexually flexible (see below).
The above probably sounds contradictory to some but, as i said, I'm the last person who should attempt to describe me.
I've been on something of a spiritual journey over the last five years. I stopped working as an IT professional and retrained for a new role that is much more poorly paid but more satisfying and which I am wary of stating on this site (but I'll happily reveal this privately to anyone interested). The journey involved (inter alia) my realising and accepting that I am bi- or pan- or pomo- sexual (all unhelpful labels but they'll do in the absense of anything else I am aware of or I can come up with myself) and that I can relate sexually and emotionally to both sexes. This may be an immediate disqualifier for some, but it's who I am and I'm not going to pretend otherwise anymore. It doesn't mean I cannot enter into a meaningful and fulfilling relationship with anyone. It does mean, for the moment at least, I will not promise to be in an exclusive partnership with anyone but when I am with someone, then I'm with them in every sense at that moment. I suspect I will want to settle with someone eventually and at the moment I feel that in my ideal world that "someone" would really be a mixed gender couple.
I enjoy film but probably watch more TV and again enjoy Sci Fi (collecting the classic Dr Who DVDs as they are released - only 10 left!) and humour in particular but also like music broadcasts (contemporary and classical) and watch a fair bit of current affairs. I'm not into reality TV!
Some favourite films: Spartacus, Dune, Blade Runner, Lord of The Rings Trilogy, Alien (& sequels), 1984 (Richard Burton, John Hurt & Suzanna Hamilton version), Excalibur, Life of Brian, any of Terry Gilliam's films especially Time Bandits & Brazil, Barbarella, Dark Star, Fahrenheit 451, Highlander, Zardoz, any other Python film, The Illustrated Man, Jason and The Argonauts (Harryhausen version), The Da Vinci Code, Men In Black, The Ipcress File, The Bond franchise - escapist rubbish but great fun, In The Heat Of The Night, Rocky Horror Picture Show, most Woody Allen, Blow Up, Avatar, The Hunger, Solaris (Tarkovsky version), The Godfather Trilogy, any Ken Russell, Equus, Amadeus... and many more. Even have a liking for the twee, unreal world portrayed in Richard Curtis films and have a soft spot for Love Actually.
Some favourite TV (both old and current): Merlin, I Claudius, The Prisoner, Dr Who (old & new), Torchwood, Monty Python, Red Dwarf, Noggin The Nog, The Clangers, Up Pompeii!, Fawlty Towers, Star Trek (TOS), Survivors (original '70s version), The Thick of It, The Young Ones, Being Human, The IT Crowd, Outnumbered, Drop The Dead Donkey, The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Tinker/Tailor/Soldier/Spy, Gormenghast, Elizabrth R, Garrow's Law, Bob & Rose, A Very Peculiar Practice, Grumpy Old... series, The Flipside of Dominick Hide, most Dennis Potter, The Owl Service, Sherlock, Kung Fu, Rock Follies .. and again many more.
I like Evita as a show (especially Rice's lyrics) and enjoy Shakespear finding it a bit heavy going but rewarding.
My musical tastes are very diverse going from early plain chant through every period and genre (with the possible exception of the more syruppy C&W) up to current stuff although I am beginning to lose track of really recent stuff. John Peel is one of my heroes and a lot of my modern music was acquired after listening to his show. I also watched a lot of Whistle Test and the sounds from this and Peel's shows are probably my favourites although I do like a lot of newer and older stuff. Artists of note for me include: Floyd, Bach, Zeppelin, Kate Bush, Beatles, Michael Nyman, Jan Garbarek, Mike Oldfield, Roy Harper, Springsteen but this does not even begin to cover the range of my LP/CD collections.
Food - I like just about everything (but still stuggle to eat my brassicas). I'm an accomplished cook and enjoy preparing a meal for an intimate dinner. My favourite foreign food is Italian but I also like, in no particular order, Thai, Indian, Greek, Chinese and Tex-Mex.