I'm on the smarter end of the spectrum but am not always as articulate as I'd like to be. I'm a very literal thinker, which I find limiting sometimes. I think hate is overrated, but irritation happens. Still, I'm accepting of a lot of things, because the world is filled with all different types and that's what makes it interesting.
I love Japan and its culture, and most of my pop culture interests lie there. Note: very into pop culture. Very.
I'm not what someone could consider 'normal', but I think the word 'normal' is really difficult to apply to anyone. Maybe saying I'm not mainstream would be better, but I like things that are mainstream too. I just like what I like, and I know I'm different, and that's okay. I don't want to fit into anyone's mold but my own.
I'm good at being optimistic! But also realistic.
I'm also good at reading maps and not getting lost, making friends of all ages, and staying in bed for a long time. I don't scream at spiders. I'm also good at grammar and spelling, and I've mostly learned to keep my mouth shut when people make mistakes, but I notice them. Don't get me started on the difference between less and fewer.
Musically I listen to a lot of Japanese music: Arashi, Kokia, Koda Kumi, Perfume, etc. Ninety nine times out of a hundred, I'm listening to a female vocalist, but there are some exceptions, like Rob Thomas and Adam Lambert. Genres I like include dance-pop, hip-pop, Celtic, and whatever genre Utada is. But there are songs outside of those genres that get to me, too.
Movies: Groundhog Day, Strictly Ballroom, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (aka Spirited Away), Soap Dish, Princess Bride, GANTZ, The Secret World of Arrietty, just about anything that makes me feel sentimental. I've seen a lot more movies than I remember, because I don't generally consider myself a movie person even though I have a lot of fun watching them.
Yes, I love anime, but only the ones that live up to my high standards. Not going to lie, it's hard to do. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Eden of the East, Ouran High School Host Club, and Hyouka are on the top of my list right now.
I watch a lot of Japanese dramas, too: Ryusei no Kizuna, Kagi no Kakatta Heya, Stand Up!!, Densha Otoko, and Lucky Seven, to name a few.
I also like So You Think You Can Dance and Project Runway.
Japanese. Surprise! Takoyaki, okonomiyaki, shabushabu, oyakodon, yakitori, yakiniku, monja... it's pretty much all delicious. Only thing I don't like much is tempura.
Lots of kinds of cheese, pesto pasta, garlic, most fruits excepting bananas (ugh) melons (ugh) and grapefruits (aksjgkjasdf ugh), artichokes, fish, salads.
2. My computer.
5. My sense of self.
6. Good food.
I like guys who are secure in their sensitivities, so they're not going to go judgmental or try to squish things into gender roles. It's okay to like My Little Ponies or things with gay romance in them.
I also like people who are good at communicating, are a little nerdy (clearly, as I am nerdy), but just generally want to have a good time. Guys who understand feminism are also A++++.