Ad Astra Per Aspera.
That's the motto for me to live by. My Story began in 1992 in Redondo Beach, California, born to two Navy Officers. Over the years, I lived the vagabond lifestyle of the child of military parents. Australia, England, Brazil, Japan, Canada, and Germany are the countries I lived in during my travels, and I visited many more during my time. I have no idea how I got stuck in Indianapolis, but the pops and mom are retired now, and I'm stuck here until I commission. I'm a student at IUPUI and an ROTC Cadet with IUPUI's ROTC Battalion (Capital Warriors Hooah!) I'm also a Soldier in the Indy National Guard, but on extended furlough since funding is dry - the State can't afford to pay me, so I'm out of a job for the time being.. I'm the science nerd who's big into politics and debate. I'm into everything really. Intelligence is a necessity, and I do prefer a certain threshold for women to meet or exceed physically. I'm pretty taciturn and aloof. I like to consider myself a man of wit, a rogue who gets by on his boyish charm. My dream is to be a Military Intelligence officer in the United States Army, and beyond that, to obtain a career in the government. I love the outdoors, but I'm more of the hiker, solitary nature lover. I love the exotic locales that provide adventure and discovery, and I am an animal lover to the core. I'm a city boy; there's just a certain life and energy to the city, a feeling of being in the wild despite the environment that encompasses it. Life is best accomplished at a headlong and breakneck pace, and to give it a swift pat on the back (and a quick kick in the ass) is the only way to plow forward.
I make friends easily, though I'd be the first to tell you that I don't really do the close friend thing, and people say I have a natural charisma that makes me... compelling.
Movies: There's so much really. I really have to say that there is a lot that catches my interest. I'm too knowledgeable for this stuff.
TV: Chuck, Castle, Being Human (US & UK versions), Dexter (gone downhill), White Collar, Archer, Covert Affairs, Homeland (Season One), Firefly, Doctor Who, Sherlock, and the Venture Bros. That's just the tip of the Ice Berg. I also have a huge crush on the Australian Actress Yvonne Strahovski.
Video Games: Mass Effect. Straight and simple. Mass Effect is my favorite franchise period. Even after the travesty of ME3. Miranda Lawson represents my dream woman perfectly. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age, games that have a large amount of a role play and epic sense to them. I'm also a legacy gamer. I've been playing forever.
Music: I'd be listing bands and artists and composers all day. Let's just say I'm very knowledgeable on the history of music since 1750. From Johann Sebastian Bach of the Baroque Period to Muse, I have an incredible appreciation, if not preference for musical arts.
So more than six things really.
Someone who is highly intelligent and highly motivated. Competent. Interested in abstract discussion and able to look beyond local parameters. Someone who thinks and sees bigger and can understand the idea of a larger world that is more beautiful and more diverse than their wildest imagination. And someone with whom I can mentally challenge and be challenged by. There's nothing greater to me than holding a passionate argument about something, anything!
Someone who isn't absolutely prone to emotional apparatus. I've been accused of being a sociopath to a certain degree. While I don't entirely agree with the label, I can't help but feel that there is some merit behind it. I'd rather have a person make sense on an intellectual level and an emotional level. I don't want to play around figuring out if I do or don't love someone. I'm pretty pragmatic with my emotions, and practical with my dealings. I generally prefer it greatly when women are the same.
I can't stand smokers. Tattoo's are also a deal-breaker for me. I can't stand them. I don't mind a little alcohol here and there, but I prefer to stay sober, and I believe my date should too. Nothing is a bigger turn-off than a drunk wench vomiting in your back seat. I've been there and done that and come out $300 poorer to get the seats cleaned. I'm all for pot-heads doing their own thing, but if you are one, please stay away. I'm not into that crap, and I certainly don't want it coming back on me. I have a future career to look forward to, and I don't want someone to ruin that by making me or my possessions smell like dope. I also don't like odd body piercing.
Perhaps a little Cake would help:
I want a girl with a mind like a diamond
I want a girl who knows what's best
I want a girl with shoes that cut and eyes that burn like cigarettes
I want a girl with the right allocations
who's fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack
She's playing with jewelry, she's putting up her hair, she's touring the facility and picking up slack