I find normativity to be...problematic, even as I recognize the ways in which I am and present as such. One of the great beauties of being human is our amazing variety - and one of the great tragedies of our society is the lengths it goes to crush that, even while claiming otherwise.
What I am looking for here is affection - that twilight layer between friendship and relationship, without the pressing need for it to be more, romantically or sexually, though with no need to avoid such developments either. The mainstream narrative of the relationship versus friendship leaves for a lot of unexplored territory in between, around, and beyond. I believe that can use some investigating.
I am poly, and best describe my approach as relationship anarchy: each connection with another person is its own unique, organic thing, and each person is equally deserving of full respect.
I identify as male out of one part inertia (it's what I was assigned and socialized as, and I don't have much of a need to really contest that), and part recognizing I have the privilege of such assigned to me wether I like it or not so I figure I can claim it to be able to speak against it from within. My orientation is questioning as I don't really have any attraction to men/masculine-presenting, but my attractions do include non-binary as well. So I'm not straight in that sense, but given that I present as pretty norm, I don't really feel comfortable with claiming queer (honored as I am when my queer friends count me as one).
As the rest of the profile will show, I am super nerdy (even as I recognize just how much toxic junk there is in nerd culture). I was a physics major once upon a time, still have that general interest while mashing up my Wicca and Discordia.
Starhawk's Truth or Dare is a defining work for me.
Or, that I am not a velociraptor.
So here goes: Star Fleet Battles (more Truth than game) and the other Star Fleet Universe games. Dungeons and Dragons (4E, but grew up playing pretty much every version). World of Warcraft (in casual mode now). Warmachine and Hordes. Warhammer 40,000. Exalted. Anything either World of Darkness, but especially Wraith: the Oblivion, either Mage, and Vampire: the Requiem. Ogre/GEV. Malifaux. Munchkin of many flavors. Fantasy Flight boardgames in all their luscious insanity. Final Fantasy (not 8!). Earthdawn. Tiny Wings. X-Wing Alliance. Half-Life. And many more.
For more passive media, I continue the sci-fi/fantasy/horror trend. Favorite authors include H.P. Lovecraft, Charles Stross, Iain M. Banks, Robert Heinlein, Douglas Adams, Robert E. Howard, Robert Jordan, Thomas Ligotti, Neil Gaiman, and so forth.
My list of movies that I can always watch again: Ghostbusters, Big Trouble
In Little China, The Fifth Element, Dark City, The Matrix, Inception, Iron Man, the original Star Wars trilogy.
Favorite TV Series: Doctor Who (new and old), Torchwood, Star Trek (TOS, TNG, and DS9), Millenium, Firefly, Mythbusters, Invader Zim, Chopped, Ren and Stimpy, Sifl and Olly.
When it comes to food, I am very broad. I adore sushi. I am a confirmed omnivore. Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, a good juicy burger. Pizza please! Gyros and feta and olives and yum! Bacon is meat candy. Speaking of candy and such, I have a sweet tooth that frequently needs reinned in. I am diabetic, which has caused a shift in my eating and relationship with food, but I still love it. Cheese.
Not in that order, and often in assorted combinations.
...you like new friends.
...you are intrigued, and think you can intrigue me.
...you are just so moved.