Student_of_Lore
25 Bristol, United States
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My self-summary
Geek. Gamer. Bookwyrm.
Punster. Writer. Occasional Editor.
ISTJ, Ravenclaw, Hartman Personality Profile: White.
I am all these things and so much more.
What I’m doing with my life
Extended vacation in Ft. Worth, TX to expand my horizons, learn some of life, find direction. Direction has been found, moving forward.

At the moment, I'm working on a few different projects, but I feel like they'll fall under the Valve category for production.

That all aside, here is what I am looking for in a partner.

I only have one specific quality that is an absolute must in a partner. They must enjoy reading. I love reading. I may, in fact, be slightly addicted to it. I need someone I can talk to about books, stories, characters.

This is the only quality necessary, everything else is malleable.
I’m really good at
ignoring arbitrary rules that I care not one bit for. This is not an 'I'm really good at' section, it is now a place for various thoughts that don't belong elsewhere.

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. From there, your partner and I will hang for a bit, get to know each other, 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.

New topic. Males, men, being a guy, and so on. I generally fail across the board. I'm terrible at being a guy. Anything generally considered 'manly' or a thing that males do more often than others, is generally not something I do or do well. I am pretty bad on that front.

I mentioned this down below, but I don't understand guys. They often infuriate me with their idiocy. When I consider what other guys have done - it makes me rage sometimes.

Now, not quite a new topic, but somewhat tangentially related: I absolutely fancy strong female characters when it comes to plot and video games. I also have a tendency to fancy ladies that are strong individuals that tend to take charge as well.

Obviously, I'm not going to go into detail on preferences, as they are subject to change and more often than not turn folks off or away if they are interested but don't fit the preferences. My preferences are not only flexible but are like my standards, in that they are wide - they cover a vast spectrum and is definitely not suitable to put on display.

No one's standards are suitable to put on display.
The first things people usually notice about me
It varies. Make your own impression of me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Fantasy and Sci-fi books, movies, and shows, for the most part. I do quite enjoy tv dramas as well.

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.)

Blind Guardian
Zedd
Hammerfall
Alestorm
Scythia
Nightwish
DragonForce
Kamelot
Masterplan
Van Canto
ItaloBrothers
Manian
DJ S3rl
Nightcore
Nightstep
The High Kings
Avicii
Nero
Il Volo - Grande Amore
Hardstyle
Cascada
Twilightning

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.

Anime:
D.N.Angel
Shuffle!
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.
Soul Cartel
The Gamer
Black Haze
New Prince of Tennis
Red Storm
HunterxHunter

List too long, doesn't even scratch the surface, but there's some to check out.
The six things I could never do without
Basically, in no particular order:

Hot Tea
Comfy Clothes
Family (The ones you choose along with the ones you don't.)
Honesty
Toiletries
Stories
Puns
Vehicles
Air
Currency
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.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The best way to cultivate my Dao-heart.

I don't understand guys, at all. Probably because when it comes to societal norms and expectations regarding males as a gender, I generally fail across the board. I think about this sometimes.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working, gaming, and writing, quite possibly in that order.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I don't do: Nature, Insects, or Arachnids of any sort.

My pants have a 5% drop rate. Every date increases it by 10%. Buying a book that I am looking forward to for me: first book is a 45% increase, each subsequent book is 5%.

Men incur a -1000% modifier, and all actions have reduced % gains. It isn't impossible, but massively unlikely.

Money speaks, and I can be bought... but not a one time fee. Subscription only.

That said, none of this is possible if you don't send me a message.
You should message me if
You are curious or interested. Really, you should message me if you want to.

At this time I will reiterate:

I make puns at almost every opportunity. There is no such thing as a bad pun, only folks without a sense of humor. If you can't handle this, then, much like people that don't read, you aren't worth my time.

If that offends you, then I shall pray for your soul (not really, I don't pray often), because if you get offended by words on a page that don't necessarily have anything to do with you... well...
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