Outside work, my main hobby is that I am a gamer, mostly tabletop games but also some video games. I have had a stint as a competitive gamer, touring Canada and the USA playing various games for prizes and typically being able to break even. Didn't make money there but was able to finance a lot of travelling and awesome experiences.
I have a strong interest in anarchism, social justice, feminism and queer liberation. I've always wanted to pursue education in those fields but I felt my natural talent in STEM fields would be wasted if I didn't use it.
I occasionally go to protests but my real interest lies in skill sharing. I've done a bunch of workshops related to technology, STEM and anarchist politics in the past and I'd like to do more of that. I love sharing ideas and transmitting skills to other people.
Making people laugh
Listening and giving comfort
Physical displays of affection
Talking too much about some random trivia that got my mind occupied at the moment, figuring that out, then being a bit shy and self-conscious about it and hoping you'll have some of your own endlessly fascinating trivia to talk about
On TV, I am a great fan of Game of Thrones again. I also like shows like Leverage because of my love for con and heist movies as an art form. That's why one of my favorite movies of all time was Foolproof (the fact I have a crush on Ryan Reynolds helped... Oh and if you have a Deadpool costume for use in the bedroom, I am eternally yours.) I also like satirical comedies like Community and Better Off Ted. But of course, the best thing ever to be on television involved a little thing called Firefly. I'm a browncoat for life and I will always cherish my DVD copy.
When it comes to music, I tend to gravitate towards two poles. The first is early hardcore punk (Bad Religion, Dead Kennedys, Minor Threat), more modern straight edge hardcore (XLimp WristX, Have Heart, Death before Dishonor, Madball) and doom/gloomy hardcore, d-beat and crustcore like His Hero is Gone, Nux Vomica, World Burns to Death (it's my nick, get it?), Fall of Efrafa, Tragedy. I also incorporate some metal in there because of past relationships with metalheads: Dimmu Borgir, Ensiferum, Nightwish, Turisas, Nekrogoblikon, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth...
The other pole is an interest in folks music and historical anarchist or socialist hymns. I like Utah Philips and Billy Brag, as well as the whole catalog out of the IWW song book. This sort of overlaps with the previous pole through bands like Dropkick Murphys and so forth.
I also have a passing interest in politically aware hip hop, but mostly French (as in France). Sniper and Keny Arkana.
If you want to hear what that sounds like, here is a 2010s style mix tape, i.e. a YouTube playlist
As for food, I'm an on-again/off-again vegan (i try but I have food addictions and bad stress coping mechanisms) and mostly enjoy Thai and Indian food because it is easy to find good vegan food from those culinary schools.
And finally, I listen to the Citizen Radio podcast. Every. Day.
My iPad (which covers 1. and 2.)
Have I mentionned sex?
Technology, science, math and its social effects.
Sexual politics (feminism, queer liberation, trans liberation) and kink. I often practice my knots and rope techniques.
Decolonization and my place as an ally in people of colour liberation politics.
I am fat. I am not chubby or whatever other cutesy euphemism. I do not have "extra pounds" like a tall guy does not have "extra inches". OKCupid though has no option for "Fat and Proud" and forces me to lie or label myself "Overweight". I am militant about self-love and body autonomy, for myself and for others. I am not "sexy for a fatso", I am DAMN sexy, as many of my previous lovers have reminded me over the years. I am not looking for your pity fucks. If you are into fat people you are not doing me a favor by dating me, you are doing yourself one. If you are a decent human being who accepts body diversity then maybe I will also be doing myself a favor and date you.
Geekitude turns me on. Is there a subject you know way too much trivial information about and can't stop yourself from talking about it non-stop? I am listening. I will probably do the same to you later. Maybe we can retire to the boudoir and you can explain to me all about the obscure comic book villain you are obsessed with, or the history of Polka music, or whatever...
* You understand that I am mostly looking for long term, serious but non-exclusive relationships. I want the potential to, over time, become deeply into each other and wildly in love, not remain forever aloof, casual and blasé. But I am thrilled at the idea of you feeling these feelings with other people as well, and wish you will feel the same regarding me and my other relationships.
* You think this is hot: http://www.criminalwisdom.com/hysterical-literature-the-orgasm-as-art/
* You are Team Valor.