I'm a nerd at heart, kinda first and foremost. I love video games, sci-fi of almost all varieties, fantasy... I read and write fun stories that just pop into my head, and I also play tabletop games with friends once or twice a month. I'm a renny (if some of my pictures didn't already clue you in), which means that I perform in and attend renaissance faires. I'm a singer, dancer, actor, and fighter that has been performing since 2005. It's a ton of fun and it's where I met a good portion of my chosen family. I'm a convention-goer and an amateur costumer and cosplayer. It's another fun hobby, and I hope to get better and better at it as time goes on.
Personally, aside from my utter nerd-dom, I'm someone who's devoted to people I call family, whether they came into my life through blood or by choice. I'm a recovering Catholic and a Pagan (and I'm totally willing to answer respectful questions about what that means). I'm also something of a hopeless romantic, and I feel just as good about dinner and a movie and walking around the streets of the city as I do with staying home and cuddling with someone. It's all a matter of the company I keep.
I tend to summarize myself a whole lot better when I'm actually chatting with someone. If you like what you read here, why not message me? I'm always up for making a new friend and seeing where it leads.
I'm also an amateur actor (voice and stage) and stuntman, having been a student of martial arts and fight choreography for 10 and 8 years respectively.
As some pictures may show, I'm also a burlesque performer with several troupes that perform all along the East Coast, but I mostly perform in New Jersey and NYC. If you want to check me out on YouTube (where I post a number of my performances), my stage name is Oliver Swisskey.
Also, people notice that I blush a lot, and very easily.
Movies: The Batman series (minus Batman & Robin, which just never happened), Chris Nolan's Batman series, Clue (my favorite movie!), Star Trek TNG movies (except the first one, Generations), Dr. Horrible's Sing-a-long Blog, The Producers, Phantom of the Opera, Star Wars (the original trilogy), Serenity, and a lot more. I like movies, too.
TV Shows (since it seemed rather apparent): CSI & CSI: NY (I only watch CSI: Miami for Ryan Wolfe), Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Star Trek TNG, DS9, and Voyager, Firefly, Family Guy, Glee, Doctor Who, and a lot more. I don't watch a whole lot of TV, despite what this may show, but I do enjoy it oh so much.
Music: A VERY eclectic taste... You'll find, in my playlist: Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, showtunes, Lady Gaga, The Living End, Sum-41, The All-American Rejects, Panic! at the Disco, Britney Spears, The Charlie Daniels Band, Iron & Wine, Bo Burnham, Big Time Rush, Nobuo Uematsu, Beethoven, Carmen, and, again, so much more. I love music.
Food: I'm an Italian boy, so pasta is always big for me, as is pizza. I'm also no stranger to chinese take-out and sushi, mexican and cuban food, and of course, good ole american "cuisine" of cheeseburgers and fries. Honestly, I'll try almost anything once.
-Take-out, be it pizza, chinese, or whatever. It's a nice treat.
-My iPad, with all my creative ideas, musings, and whatnot.
-Musical theatre, with which I serenade my fans during my shower concerts. (Totally guilty of singing in the shower, as I mentioned)
-A vest. I love vests.
-Love, be it familial, platonic, or romantic... I couldn't live without the people I love.
Besides, I make it a point to respond back to anyone who messages me.