Punster. Writer. Occasional Editor.
ISTJ, Ravenclaw, Hartman Personality Profile: White.
I am also super dense. Dropping hints isn't going to work. Be direct, say what you want, save yourself time, effort, and trouble. Take initiative. Subtlety generally doesn't work. Just be like, "Hey, Jeff. X." Where 'x' is whatever you are trying to get across; 'we need more milk', 'come shopping with me', 'kiss me', 'stop doing that thing that you do'.
I can occasionally be subtle, crafty, etc, it just isn't in interpersonal relationships with beautiful ladies.
I am also reading a bunch of awesome things and occasionally playing some awesome games.
Let's start with relationship type. I am not strictly one or the other. Here is what I want: someone to hang out with that shares some interests; so we can do cool and weird things together. Video games, conventions, traveling, and so on. Once we are together and we have what works for us, I am then open to the possibility of adding on others.
Similarly, in the case of already in relationship folks, get to know me. Once you and I have an understanding that there is potential, then let's meet your partner (assuming you are already together (married, domestic partner, etc) or are together often enough where we will have to be together often on outings). Let's see if we can reach an understanding. If not, well that's potassium. Not too involved and we can be friends, go our separate ways, or whichever. If it does, then we go from there.
On the subject of children: I have a desire to continue my lineage, but I have no interest, at present, in raising a child.
I also have a deep admiration and fondness for Xianxia and Chinese Fantasy novels. Coiling Dragon, Stellar Transformations, Martial God Asura, Against the Gods, I Shall Seal The Heavens, Battle Through The Heavens, Zhan Long, and The King's Avatar, to name a few. Korean novels like Ark, Ark The Legend, and Legendary Moonlight Sculptor are fantastic as well.
This, on the whole, led to an interest and appreciation in Chinese culture and mythos.
That said, as I have worked in a bookstore, I've expanded what books I read. JR Ward and Alice Clayton are fantastic Romance authors, and I highly recommend them. Cassandra Clare is good (though I really do think the Mortal Instruments books should just be a trilogy), and John Flanagan is fantastic at what he does (seriously - the Ranger's Apprentice series was awesome to read).
Books are nourishment for the soul; people that don't read aren't worth my time.
My music tastes stretch far and wide. Here's a list that will make my profile so much longer than it has to be. I do this only because it makes it easier to read, and I hate hard to read profiles.
In no particular order with very little rhyme or reason (partially because I'm insane and mostly because I adore bad puns, and so my rhyme and reason are stretched thin. You'll get used to it... or you won't.)
The High Kings
Il Volo - Grande Amore
And more. Much more, much of that is singular songs by various artists, but there is no need to get that particular.
Video games. Man, girl, lady, dude, person, nouns and adjectives. We need common terms for the gender neutral folks. Dude often gets applied to males and females, and there is also bro for guys, but like... they/them doesn't cover nearly enough. We need more, and though I'm far from the right person to make this sort of term, it's still a thing we need people thinking on and spreading throughout the blogosphere until it becomes a thing.
So anyway, videogames. Also, acronyms. LoL, SWTOR, FFXIV, WoW, HS, ME, SC, B&S, XCOM, FO, and more. I was tempted to make some up and intersperse them to keep you guessing, but I'm not that creative or that interested in making this difficult for you. Once we know each other better? Absolutely. On occasion. Actually, probably not, I'm terribly forgetful. I'll plan to do it and then just up and forget because I'm fairly honest and lying and deceit generally helps no one.
I would make a list for manga and anime, but space in its ever growing entirety doesn't have enough room for my love of manga and anime.
That being said, I feel like I should list a few just so you can compare it to your list and give us something to talk about. Alternatively, it'll be some recommendations for you to check out.
The Irregular at Magic High School
Darker Than Black
Sports anime. I adore sports anime.
Manga (Also including Manhwa and webnovels here):
So, I read all of Naruto, and enjoyed it, but I dislike the anime.
New Prince of Tennis
List too long, doesn't even scratch the surface, but there's some to check out.
Family (The ones you choose along with the ones you don't.)
The list goes on.
I am the master of this profile, and as such I maintain and excercise my right to ignore any arbitrary rules and regulations that I please; especially if by doing so there are no harming or inconvenient consequences.
Why someone with a Master's Degree in Mathematics (that also works as a math tutor) has trouble calculating his to-hit and damage totals in Dungeons and Dragons games.
Also, I'm polytheistic. I don't make a big deal about it, I handle spiritual matters my own way, but I understand that this won't jive well with some people. So, here it is.
What? Did you think guys aren't shy as well? You think I want to send the first message? Not only is it nerve-wracking, because you can't simply say 'hi', you should ask about something in the profile, but it can't sound 'generic', otherwise it'll be ignored. EVEN THEN, your message will still probably get ignored, because honestly, ladies get thousands of messages and mine'll just get lost in the masses.
Still though, I should try right? Because if I don't send one, nothing will happen, because heaven forbid a lady take the first step. Yes, you can initiate too, that's a thing that can happen. Whoever believes that only guys can/should initiate conversation, a relationship, moving forward, etc, should be pulled aside and enlightened by all the SJWs of the world.
Feminism, yea? Equality for all. Well, that also includes the less than splendid things as well.
Then there's the folks that are like "I'm not your typical girl." Really? I think you are. Do you wait for someone to come talk to you? Do you fantasize about that one type of guy, ignoring everyone else along the way? Do ignore long, thought out messages because "eww, that's too long; not gonna read that."
You probably are a typical girl.
This wasn't intended to be a rant, but it ended up that way. I may be slightly salty, and possibly jaded. Whatevs, life goes on, and I'll be over here being FABULOUS while you're over there moaning about how no one cares about you or treats you right, treats you like you should be treated.
SPEAKING OF WHICH, where are all the posts and memes about treating your boyfriend like a king? There's plenty of 'I just want my guy to treat me like a princess/queen.' It goes the other way too. Respect is a two-way street.
See, I take the Deudermont approach to people, and it works out well, for the most part, but I understand it's not for everyone.
That's a reference you probably don't get because you aren't nerdy enough or well read enough. If you do get it though, huzzah, you're my kind of people.
Hey ladies, try making a guy profile sometime, trying to attract other ladies, even if only as a friend. Maybe it'll help boost your confidence sending messages? Or maybe it won't, because you can send hundreds of messages out and get nothing in return. Seriously, this sucks.
It does, however, work out well for some people, and THAT IS AWESOME. I wish those people the best, and hope they live happy lives. Now I mostly keep the profile up because I like to admire beautiful people, and hold out a faint thread of hope that maybe someone awesome, short, nerdy, and a gamer will send a message. Not even for a relationship, although that would be thoroughly awesome. Having more people to game with, especially locally (D&D, anyone?), would be super cool. Because you can never have too many gaming buddies, and really, almost everyone plays different games, so rarely do you run into the situation of too many people, not enough slots.
So, I'll be over here playing FFXIV, Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, etc. Send me a message, maybe we can play together? But really, you won't, it's potassium.