26 South Hadley, United States
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My self-summary
Hello, people. I'm primarily looking for cool people to hang out with. I'm definitely not interested in casual sex. It's just not my thing.

BUT, supposing I were to find someone who caught my interest for dating, here's some further information...

Establishing a solid, legitimate friendship with the possibility of potentially upgrading to romantic relationship later.
Guys who have skills, hobbies, and talents that would be useful/marketable in the event of the apocalypse
Guys who like learning to do things they don't know how to do.
Guys who are passionate and enthusiastic about things.
Guys who can dance (proper dancing, not this newfangled tomfoolery all the kids are doing these days. I know medieval dancing, contra, a little swing, even less waltzing. Would love to take some ballroom classes (i also competed in Irish dance when I was a kid but not anymore)).
Guys who are interested in academic subjects like history and science.
Guys who like videos of kittens.
Funny guys.

One night stands.
Sexist douchebags.


My Big Dream is to be able to support myself writing novels. I published my first one about four years ago. Y'know, like you do.

I would recommend looking at my "You should message me if" section. I would HIGHLY recommend this.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm going to be rich and famous! I'm going to change the literary landscape!

Sewing, writing, doing an Epic Reading Project (all the winners from six influential science fiction/fantasy awards: Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy, Clarke, Tiptree, Mythopoeic Fantasy.... plus a few dozen other recs -- the total comes to about 315 books, and I expect to have it done within two years.)
I’m really good at
Writing, cooking, a host of useful hands-on skills, people-wrangling, project management, recommending books, sewing/costuming, teaching... I'm good at Things.
The first things people usually notice about me
I can sit on my hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Bridge of Birds, the Vorkosigan series, The Engineer Trilogy, The Kingkiller Chronicles, The Gentleman Bastard Sequence. Stormlight Archives. Fragile Things, American Gods, the Temeraire Series, Discworld, The Dark Lord of Derkholm, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Mistborn, etc etc. Fantasy and science fiction.

Movies: Stilyagi, On Drakon, Star Wars, Mirrormask, Stranger Than Fiction, Hairspray, Pan's Labyrinth, Moulin Rouge, Serenity, Stardust, The King's Speech, Going Postal, The Fall, Lord of the Rings...

TV Shows: Galavant, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Miss Fisher, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Agent Carter, QI (Stephen Fry!!!), Call the Midwife, The Musketeers, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Steven Universe

Music: Catchy stuff I can sing to is my favorites, but I like a bunch of stuff. In no particular order: Fun., The Decemberists, Vitas, KT Tunstall, Dar Williams, Enya, Loreena McKennitt, Irish folk music, Queen, Mozart, musicals (ie, Hamilton, Les Miserables, The Book of Mormon)

Food: Anything, except... well, I don't eat anything that fornicates in water. Or insects. Or chihuahuas. Or cats. And I'm not too fond of rabbit or duck. Or game. It tastes nasty. I hate venison. Hate it. Also, mutton. Lamb is okay, but mutton is horrible.
That sounds kind of prohibitive, doesn't it?? If it fits within these guidelines, though, I'm totally happy to try it. I LOVE Indian and Thai and Ethiopian food (chicken tikka masala, lamb korma, gulab jamun, naan, beef pho...mmmmm). And...y'know, everything delicious. Yorkshire pudding. Shepherd's pie. Tiramisu. Creme brulee. Most pies. Cake.

Video Games: Mostly too busy to play video games, but I've played and enjoyed: Legend of Zelda (OoT, MM, half of Twilight Princess), Katamari Damacy, Portal, Pokemon (Red, Yellow, Gold, Sapphire), some Skyrim...
The six things I could never do without
Shit, I dunno. I think it's kind of stupid to have things that you couldn't do without. It's a very American concept, isn't it? I mean, at the end of the day, I could do without the internet. It would be painful and dull as I got through the withdrawal symptoms, but it would be possible. It's not like my life depends on having internet. I am fond of most of the amenities of modern life, such as hygiene and medicine and air conditioning.

This is a silly question.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Stuff. This video: http://vimeo.com/28066212
On a typical Friday night I am
Online. My Friday nights are sacrosanct. Completely off-limits.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My mind goes blank at this question.
You should message me if
I know it's hard to message someone. I've been there. I feel you. Just ask me about books or something. I love talking about books.

Just... Dear god, please don't try to get a response with empty flattery. I am not looking for compliments on my appearance. I don't care if you think I'm pretty/beautiful/adorable/cute/whatever. These words have NO VALUE TO ME when they come from strangers on the internet, so please don't say them. If you don't understand why, read these articles: http://freethoughtblogs.com/brutereason/2013/05/02/why-you-shouldnt-tell-that-random-girl-on-the-street-that-shes-hot/
I really hate it when people do this -- there are so many things about me that are more interesting than what I look like, and I've mentioned a lot of them on my profile. Do nottttttttttttt comment on my pics. Please? PLEASE? I'm a person just like you, bro.

Edit #2: Okay maybe some examples of what I DO NOT want to hear from you will be helpful:
"hey beautiful what's up" (unsolicited compliment; boring conversation starter.)
"you have a beautiful smile and caring eyes." (Weird and creepy; unsolicited compliment.)
"Very nice photos" (This isn't a conversation starter. Unsolicited compliment.)
"I was reading your profile and thought you seemed normal enough so what is really wrong with you? HAHA" (Wow, offensive.)
"I can't believe a great girl like you is still on OKC." (You don't know anything about me, douchebag.)
"good morning how is your morning so far" (Fine thanks.....Awkward silence.)
"hi" (Hi. Awkward silence. Just skip the small talk and say something interesting.)
"So why are you moving to MA?" (There is nothing inherently wrong with this question, except that literally every single human being in the world has asked me, and i'm sick of it. It's low-hanging conversational fruit. For god's sake, if you're smart enough to ask this question instead of asking for titty pics, then you're smart enough to ask something that's actually interesting and original. So let's all just assume that the answer to "Why are you moving?" is "Because I fucking wanted to, shut up.")