Oh, and I HATE most photos of myself, so probably not going to post many.
Yes, I am looking for casual encounters, but equally, if not more so, I am looking for friends that I can chat with, whether it be about music, books, dragons, unicorns, video games, whatever. I have issues talking to strangers face to face occasionally, which is why clubbing doesn't really work for me unless I'm with a group, which doesn't happen often.
I play a couple of different instruments, primarily trombone and tuba. It's what keeps me going. I will listen to anything if it's on, but when playing, I prefer playing soundtrack pieces or slow swing ballads (kinda weird, I know).
I try to be completely honest, even though it can make me seem harsh at times. Please don't be offended by it.
I am enlisting in the US Navy in a few months, so I don't have time to commit to a long term relationship, but I am more than willing to make some new friends and maybe have a short relationship or two, depending.
I have very little practical experience with dating, due to my overwhelming self-consciousness, self-loathing, and severe shyness when it came to dealing with the opposite sex. I do however know what turns me on/off, and am not afraid to admit that. This all sounds very strange, but I am working past the shyness/low self confidence as we speak, also, there are various reason for the other part, which I do not want to explain here. I will explain it if you ask.
I REFUSE to judge people solely on their looks, though it does play a factor, as it will be a factor even if it doesn't seem like it is at the time. I had that happen far too often to me during my school years, and do not wish half the pain that I felt on my most hated enemy.
I realize that this is beginning to become a very long summary, but there is a lot that I figured out that I wanted to put out there.
I am not perfect, nor will I ever be. If you want to talk to me, you have to be able to accept that. There are a few things that you should try to avoid if you can while talking to me:
1.) Spelling and grammar- If it is only occasionally or something very minor, I'll let it go, but if you make more spelling mistakes than my 5 year old niece, we'll have an issue.
2.) Being judgmental- Don't make a snap judgment about me. I'm more complex than the questions/tests/summary on this site can show. Get to know me.
3.) Being close-minded- I am completely straight, but I am still a large supporter of LBGT rights. If you ARE homophobic, that's up to you, just please don't try and force your opinions onto me. Same goes for religion and politics. I like to debate, but there is a difference between a debate and putting someone else's values and insights underneath your notice.
George R.R. Martin
Stephen R. Donaldson
Anything with Will Smith in it.
Star Trek (both originals and new)
Don't watch but,
Music: (VERY long list, this isn't complete)
Two Steps From Hell
Fall Out Boy
3 Doors Down
A variety of Dub artists.
Beans in general
Steak (medium rare)
Wow, this is a long list. O.o
6.) Good friends.
The behavior of others.
Why we, as humans, exist and whether or not a god, or gods, created the human race.
Whether we are alone in the universe.
Music I could write/play.