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My self-summary
Hi there, my name's Will!

A little about me... I'm a nerd who enjoys video games, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, renaissance faires, cosplay, tabletop gaming, and a host of other interests. I am a performer at heart, having performed at renaissance faires as a singer, dancer, actor, and stage fighter/stunt person since 2005 (if any of my pictures didn't clue you in already). In addition to faire stuff, I'm also a burlesque performer, mainly in New Jersey and NYC, though I have traveled along a good portion of the east coast. If you don't know what burlesque is, I'm on youtube and I'd be more than happy to show you one of those as a demonstration. Mix that with cosplay and it's always a wonderful conversation starter. Honestly, I really am just a big nerd looking for another big nerd.

Other interests of mine include cooking (I really enjoy Mexican food, but I can be coaxed into trying anything once), musicals, working out, and spending time with my niece.

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.
What I’m doing with my life
Admittedly, I'm looking for more steady work, but for now I'm something of a private handyman/assistant to one of my friend's parents. I've done everything from general yardwork and housework to electical work, plumbing, carpentry, masonry. You name the job, I have probably done it. It puts money in my account and I get the satisfaction of knowing that I help people that I care very much about.

I'm also an amateur actor (voice and stage) and stuntman, having been a student of martial arts and fight choreography for 20 years and 11 years respectively.

As I mentioned and some pictures may show, I'm also a professional 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.
I’m really good at
Singing and Writing. Those seem to be my two cardinal talents. I love to sing, whether it's just rocking out in the shower, humming along while I write, or actually performing onstage or at faire. I truly enjoy it.

I've also been writing since around 7th grade, and I certainly hope that I've much improved since then! I like to write fantasy, sci-fi, romance... I regularly compete in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) every November, where it's a race against time to write 50,000 words in 30 days. Admittedly, I'm also guilty of writing fanfiction (so sue me). In addition to the writing aspect, I'm also good at creating characters and personas for when I'm gaming with friends or going to renaissance faires or conventions.
The first things people usually notice about me
People tend to notice that I blush a lot, and very easily. Maybe you'll get a firsthand account of that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Harry Potter Series (books 3, 6, and 7 are my favorites), The Vampire Chronicles (Book V: Memnoch the Devil is my favorite), A Christmas Carol (the only one by Dickens I DO like), The Kite Runner, The Iliad and The Odyssey, The Once and Future King, and a lot more. I love to read.

Movies: The 80s-90s Batman movies with the exception of Batman and Robin, Star Wars, almost any movie musical (The Producers, Chicago, Les Miserables), almost any Disney musical (Beauty and the Beast is my favorite), and my all-time favorite movie is Clue.

TV Shows (since it seemed rather apparent): Star Trek: TNG, DS9, and Voyager, CSI, Whose Line Is It Anyway?, RuPaul's Drag Race, Supernatural

Music: Most musical soundtracks, Tony Bennett, Michael Buble, AC/DC, Lady Gaga, Cage The Elephant, The Living End, Big Time Rush... There's a lot more to add to this list, but suffice it to say that it's an varied taste in music.

Food: I will try pretty much anything once, but I love mexican food, italian food, sushi, and some good diner food.
Six things I could never do without
-My family (the ones that I prefer to keep around)
-Geek Gatherings (renaissance faires, conventions, etc)
-My laptop
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next fun burlesque act, a fun bit to do at faire this year, choreography (either for a number or for fighting), what my gaming group's next adventure is going to be, the next chapter of the story I'm writing...

It's always buzzing.
On a typical Friday night I am
hanging out with friends for a movie night, playing video games. I have a pretty solid circle of friends. Other than that, I might also be at a rehearsal or going to a show.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
ET freaked me out as a kid. If I'm being honest, it still does.
You should message me if
I caught your interest! I'm always looking to make new friends and whatnot, but if you think we could click, don't hesitate. I'll always make it a point to be friendly and respond.
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