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My self-summary
ENFJ, if you're into that sort of thing.

I'm a lover, a fighter, a brewer, a drinker, a healer, a destroyer, a listener, and a rambler. I'm very open-minded, and I love new ideas. One of my biggest strengths is that I don't lie. It isn't that I can't, but that I just don't believe in it. Honesty and openness are a big part of who I am, so if you're the deceitful type, don't bother messaging me. I've got no time for people who can't say what they want truthfully.

Also, apparently, I'm "more" of just about everything. Click that Personality tab up there and see what I mean. I even surprised myself. I disagree with that B.S. about me being less romantic and love-driven though. I am all ABOUT the romance and the love.

I'm also attracted to talented bartenders.
What I’m doing with my life
Currently, I'm doing the working-guy thing, but that's not all I have going on. On the weekends, I'm a full-contact, hard-hitting, gut-slamming fighter (see photos of armored warrior). Beyond that, I'm planning to do something much bigger with my life. I can make some of the finest beer you've ever had, and I hope to be able to produce it commercially someday. Presently, however, I have been working on getting a business started creating custom-made leather goods, mostly of the medieval armor variety. Google "medieval Aquaman." Yeah, I didn't do that, but I'm capable of doing stuff like it.
I’m really good at
As I said, I make fantastic beer (I've won the medals to prove it!). I started by making the classic styles, and these are what win the medals in general. I enjoy making the odd ones also: chocolate-coffee stouts, chocolate peanut butter porters, sweet-potato browns, lemon wheats, pecan pie browns, and other silly things like that. I used to do more of the oddball ones, but lately I've been trying to focus mostly on making classic styles really well.

I made my own armor, and I've taught others how to make theirs as well. I enjoy working on it and then getting to go out and actually use it! Recently, I've begun taking commissions on armor building, and I really want to expand my repertoire to include some biker gear and interesting adult-oriented leather apparel. I'm not there yet, but I'd like to get there soon. If you like my armor, thanks! But, the disclaimer is that that's about the simplest suit you'll see me take credit for these days. My skills have vastly improved, and I sorely need to build myself a new suit.

While abroad, I learned to carve wooden masks, but I'd hardly say I'm "really good" at it. I'm hoping to be able to carve up some cool gargoyle heads to use as covers for some beer taps.

I'm a great fighter, if I do say so myself. I've been fighting for several years now. My very favorite compliment I was ever given for my fighting was, "You hit like a dump truck wrapped in skyscrapers!"

And, I'm sure there are a few other excellent qualities, which I imagine would make fine topics of discussion!
The first things people usually notice about me
Most likely, it's the hair. A tall, broad guy with long, dark, ringleted hair is a bit of an anomaly, I've found. I'm very fond of my hair. The photo of me with short hair is, fortunately, a thing of the past, and I hope it never returns.

Otherwise, it's maybe my size. I consider myself to be pretty well in shape (you end up being that way when you fight like I do), but I'm still tall and built broadly. I rather enjoy it, but some folks are intimidated by me (I'm a big cuddly lug anyway).

Oh, also the armor, but that's only sometimes!

What people don't generally seem to notice first are the eyes, but I think they're pretty neat myself. I have central heterochromia, which means that I have multiple eye colors within each iris. Mine, actually, contain all standard eye colors in layers, and depending on when you look, some colors are more prominent than others.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
That's a boatload of things to put in this little box! Ok, to get it out of the way, I DO like books, but I can't just devour them like some folks. So, more often, I find that a book provides less entertainment per minute than some other things. Thus, I don't read a whole lot, but I HAVE read a few things all along. I'm currently thumbing through a few books on zymurgy, polyamory, and business management. I also spend a good bit of time researching my present interests on forums. If you like it, there's a forum for it! Lots of reading.

Edit: As I noticed, people appear to give judgments of you based on the books you say you like. For those people, I rather enjoyed The Time Machine, Candide, most anything by George Orwell. I like Twain, and I think Homer was actually a god. I think Beowulf is one of the finest pieces ever written.

Movies... Well, years ago, I'd have told you 300 and V for Vendetta, but I think I've moved a little beyond that era of life. I still like those films though, but I don't think they're "me" anymore. Now? Not sure. I enjoy films as I see them, but a "favorite" isn't really something I do with films. I like the types that make you think hard - the kind that causes you to have a discussion that lasts from the moment you finish it until an hour or two has passed. Good films, those! Oh, I've also been told that I look just like Thorin Oakenshield, the leader dwarf in the Hobbit films.

In the way of music, I'm a rocker. I have a fondness for most anything with an electric guitar in it. I like metal (80s and modern - wildly different, eh?), hard rock, prog rock, classic rock, rock & roll, etcetera. I also like Irish-American drinking songs quite a bit. I think one of the best places in life is listening to live blues on a cool night with a fantastic beer in one hand. And, I can also find something I like about most everything else out there.

I like most all foods. Good food though. I don't need vast quantities of crap. I'll take a smaller bit of something absolutely breathtaking over that any day. Also, my motto for it has generally been, "If it tastes good and it won't kill me, I'll try it once."
Six things I could never do without
Comfortable living and the creature comforts that go with that, beer (and making it), friends, lovers, fighting (for fun, never anger), and good music. That probably sums it up.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My future business, my next beer recipe, my armor, sex (c'mon, don't you?), and my motorcycle, Lillith (oh, you must see her! Beautiful!). Lillith, the mythological character, embodies much of what I'm looking for in a partner. But, unlike Adam, I would never consider her submissive to me. She is my equal.
On a typical Friday night I am
This depends entirely on the week. It's usually always different. Sometimes, I go out with a sweet person or friends (or both). Sometimes, I stay in and build armor. Sometimes, I'm making a batch of beer. Sometimes, I sit about lazily and play video games or something. Whatever it is, I have fun with it, and I try to do it with others as often as possible.

I suppose, If I'm lucky, I'm spending it getting to know you better. People are fantastic, and friends of all levels can't be overvalued.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
See, this is the thing: there really isn't any question that I wouldn't answer honestly to a person I like. So, you could likely ask me just about anything directly (awkwardness be damned), and if I like you, I'll answer you.

I often pretend I have a badass soundtrack playing behind me as I'm walking along. Also, I sometimes pretend that I have the superpower allowing me to change red lights to green before I get to them.

When I fight, I pretend that I have the strength of Sauron in the first Lord of the Rings film when he took to the battlefield and smashed those soldiers about like ragdolls. I haven't managed to get that same effect yet, but... I pretend that I could, if I wanted to.
You should message me if
If you're looking for a fun person to hang around with, short-term dating (with possibility of longer-term, maybe), or simple friendship. I removed "casual sex" from the list. Honestly, it just doesn't interest me now. Sex can be had with friends and lovers, but I just don't care enough about strangers or new acquaintances to bother with it. I'm pretty easy-going, and I like to let things occur organically. I'm pretty open to talking about everything without boundaries.

If you're interested in my fighting stuff or brewing, you can message me about that too, if you like! And, if you're around me long enough, you'll probably get free beer.

Oh, and here's a thing:
The two of us