Fair warning - I often don't reply to anyone whose profile is less than an 90% match or more than a 10% enemy match to mine because we disagree on social issues personally important to me.
A deal-breaker for some: due to negative associations, I do not currently like to play most board games. Card or tile games are fine. I know it's counter-intuitive to the rest of my personality, and it dismays my friends. I'll watch y'all play board games all day, but I won't participate.
I am: a punster, eccentric, serendipitous, effusive, intense, chameleonic, travel-sized, a minimalist, honest, ethical, liberal, empathic, compassionate, outspoken, crude, queer, Burner, and so on.
I try to be at least as cool as Reggie Watts. My favorite quote comes from Joseph Fort Newton: "People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges." I also have a particular soft spot for the Latin phrase "Dum spiro, spero" (While I breathe, I hope).
Prior to the past 8+ years in Austin, I've lived in the Houston area, small towns around Sugar Land, TX, and two years in Berlin, Germany.
I have some fabulously muscular legs from cycling and other activities, and I'm fat. If you think someone weighing about 170 lbs. and wearing a size 14 in women's clothing is outside of your criteria for personal attractiveness then I am definitely not a match for you.
I currently live alone because there aren't any co-ops in north Austin, but I spent a year living in two co-op groups in east Austin. I have a strong interest in sharing resources and responsibilities (cohousing, co-ops, etc.). I'm a budding (har har) gardener that had a plot at a community garden until I lost eligibility by moving.
I play a lot of Pokemon Go. My interest in card games like Dominion, Magic: the Gathering, Hearthstone, and DiXit waxes and wanes.
I also volunteer to proofread scanned books for Distributed Proofreaders as a tiny way to digitize and preserve older literature; I also volunteer to index old public records with Family Search to assist in genealogy searches.
As an autodidact I try to practice German and Spanish skills on DuoLingo. I have a special fondness for learning languages because I love to learn how people use different sounds and gestures and other ways to communicate the same concept to other people. I love people-watching (in the least creepy way possible).
I like to share videos!
Do you have a favorite book? Tell me about it! I devour sci-fi and fantasy anthologies, and I'm especially fond of most writings of N.K. Jemisin, Nnedi Okorafor, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, James Alan Gardner, Mary Roach, Jasper Fforde, Patrick Rothfuss ...
I watch TV shows online like Steven Universe and Adventure Time. I watch some fantasy, action, science fiction (naturally) and darker movies as well. I also like nature/science shows and documentaries Ex: David Attenborough
Anime: Food Wars!, Kill la Kill, Knights of Sidonia, Osomatsu-san, Yuri on Ice, Samurai Champloo, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, Paprika, Another, Cowboy Bebop
I like most music; give me some drum and bass, and I'll shake what my mama gave me. My playlist consists mainly of folk music, pop, EBM, industrial, and musical hits from the 1960s forward. Lately I have In Love with a Ghost, A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Tove Lo, and Lorn on repeat. I like music mashups that theoretically shouldn't mesh well but do in practice Ex: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft9BAClTh0M
I also like bands like Ordo Rosarius Equilibrio because they have song titles such as "Three Is an Orgy, Four is Forever" and "Who Stole the Sun from Its Place (In My Heart)" and I cannot tell if they're serious or it's all a big joke.
I cannot think of a food that I wouldn't try once. I tried switched from a social vegetarian to a full-time pescetarian but found myself less happy and healthy, so I'm researching ways to address that.
- the digitization of literature, libraries, and databases
- bartering and non-standard forms of currency (Ex: tacos!)
- kinetic sculptures
- biospheres; co-housing; tiny house; underground living
- spelunking; ocean exploration; space exploration
- old technology Ex: Antithykera mechanism
Some more points that raise compatibility but aren't deal-breakers:
... you don't use the terms "boys" or "girls" to refer to men or women respectively
... you wear pragmatic, comfortable shoes (or rarely wear shoes)
... you often have a good time without drinking alcohol
... you voted in both your local and national elections
... you don't carry or own a firearm
I love hearing from people outside of the greater Austin area as well as inside of it.