Extraterrestrial females and sentient artificial intelligences are welcome to apply, but must not be put off by astonishment and endless questions.
I am a software developer by trade, and an author of fantasy novels whenever the urge takes me. I have varied interests, and attempt to pursue them as I have time, inclination, and opportunity.
Software design and development
Writing (novels, poetry)
Distinguishing spellings and meanings among homophones (A good many people on here seem to find that particular skill to be a matter of grave concern, for some reason.)
Lately, it seems people have been noticing that my books are available on Kindle. That makes me happy. :)
I have a new one too, that ought to be coming out before too long.
Movies: Pretty much all of the Marvel movies, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Fifth Element, Pirates of the Caribbean, Meet Me in St. Louis, X-Men (all), Maleficent, and too many more to list! Honestly, I like most anything with a compelling story, and I tend to care more about said story than I do about which actors are in it.
TV Shows: The Flash, Arrow, Doctor Who, BBC's Sherlock, Lucifer, Game of Thrones, iZombie, The Big Bang Theory, Castle, Firefly, Grimm, How I Met Your Mother, Leverage, The IT Crowd, and a few more.
Music: Mozart, Enya, Loreena McKennitt, Evanescence, Jonathan Coulton, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Connie Talbot, far too many more to list.
Food: Pizza, enchiladas, pizza, lasagna, pizza, spaghetti, pizza, chicken strips, pizza, celery, pizza, raw carrots, pizza, blueberries, pizza, cantelope... did I mention pizza?
- My family
- My computers
- My Android-based phone
- Intellectual stimulation
- Good tea
I'm confused by the people who live 10-15 minutes from me by train, and yet seem to be under the impression that I'm thousands of miles away, because I'm technically not "in the city".
In truth, I spend a good deal of time thinking about pretty much everything I encounter, and some things I've yet to encounter. I may or may not remember what I thought about any given item; I have a selective memory, and I'm not the one doing the selecting.
Also, I'm secretly laughing at all the profiles containing the so-common-it's-cliché cop-out answer that if they said anything, it would no longer be private.
- Able to communicate effectively and honestly
- Interested in actual interaction
- Generally okay with a partner who is likely to take anything she says literally, unless he's familiar with it as an idiom
Ideal candidates will fail to meet the following criteria:
- Prone to manipulative or passive-aggressive behavior
- In possession of feline companion
- Repulsed by intelligence and/or geekiness
- Conventional consumption of tobacco
I respond to all messages I receive, even the ones barely worthy of the name. If all you say is "Hi" though, you'll probably only get a "Hello" in response.
Oh yes, and in case you didn't read my summary, I am allergic to cats. If that is a problem, I'm sorry, but allergy meds really don't help. Please note that Egyptian Sphynx cats are fine; I'm not allergic to those.