My best friends tend to be women. I'm not sure why, exactly, but it just works better that way. I have guy friends, sure, but they more often tend to be those I've worked with or want to work with in some way rather than just "hanging out" buddies, if you take my meaning.
I have references. See the links in the "You should message me if" section at the bottom.
"I am arty, extroverted, and quick-witted." Heh, that came from an older version of the OKCupid profile that had a three word summary of some sort (I don't recall the details, but somewhere along the way it got absorbed into the self-summary). That's still largely true, on the surface, anyway. The difference is I now realize it would be more accurate to change the middle bit to "an extroverted introvert." It's totally a thing.
I love fantasy and science fiction books, art, and movies, and I enjoy comic books/graphic novels. As an artist (which I am when my muse is being cooperative), my past specialties have been fine art portraits, fantasy illustration, and comic illustration. I'll go wherever the creative impulse takes me, however, as I've learned not to take it for granted.
I am a member of and frequent participant with the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), a renaissance festival enthusiast and sometimes participant, and I have been known to participate in Viking Age historical re-enactment, where my interests include costuming and crafts of the period as well as "live steel" combat.
I'm not at all religious, being essentially atheist (I love a comment Penn Jillette made on the topic: "You don't have to be brave or a saint, a martyr, or even very smart to be an atheist. All you have to be able to say is 'I don't know'."), but I have some views and philosophical leanings that are not dissimilar to some of the tenets espoused by many followers of Asatru (I have no problem with the term "heathen"), a fair number of whom I find among my friends. To (attempt to) be clear, I don't follow any religion, I don't believe in the literal existence of any god(s) or goddess(es) -- or, indeed, anything "supernatural" at all -- and my overall views of what constitutes "spirituality" and my philosophy of life are actually quite eclectic if put in terms of matching established schools of thought. Confused yet? ;)
Movies: Star Wars; The Lord of the Rings; tons of comedies, both brilliant and cheesy, so many that I dare not name names.
Music: A very WIDE variety. A lot of people toss the word "eclectic" around a bit too liberally, but it's definitely apt here. I like at least something from most (but not all) genres of music, though I have a particular affinity for heavy metal, progressive metal, power metal, progressive rock, and folk in many forms from many places. Favorites include Dream Theater, Kamelot, Fates Warning, Devin Townsend, Spock's Beard, Stan Rogers, and many, many more. The majority of the stuff I'm really into falls fairly far outside the categories of what you'll hear on mainstream hit radio. That said, I'm also frequently happy to put on a classic rock radio station and just leave it.
(Okay, okay! I've removed the more literal items of air, water, food, sleep, and replaced them with things I don't WANT to do without.)
Also, if you're not put off by polyamory (i.e. ethical/consensual non-monogamy). I don't limit my ability to love to just one person, nor do I believe such limits are natural or healthy. I have some very special women in my life, though none is a "girlfriend," as it were. They are my best friends in the world, treehouseFLY, KrakenSkulls (whom I met here on OkCupid), and another who is not an OkCupid user; one lives on the east coast but has spent a great deal of time in Oklahoma with me this past year, and the other two live on the west coast (separately), each with her spouse and extended family. All of us have played different roles in one another's lives at one point or another, and the nature of these relationships is constantly evolving and changing. These are my besties, my confidants, my partners-in-crime, and I love them all, truly, madly, deeply. If you're OK with that, so are they, and will be glad to call you friend if you're cool. Seriously, click on the links and ask them. I got references, yo! ;)
On the other hand, if you think "polyamorous" just means "slut," you are sorely mistaken and should just move along, or at the very least do a little research. Thank you.