I am a pierced and tattooed Goth geek, but don't let all the black and steel fool you: I'm a happy person. I may listen to death disco, I may wear unnecessarily overdramatic clothing, I may use way too much eyeliner, but it doesn't mean I can't smile. I love life and all the beautiful things in it. I write incessantly. I scribble tattoo designs in the margins of my notebooks. I knit. I enjoy soccer. I make the best latte you will ever encounter - even in Seattle. I love to be outdoors. I read Wired magazine and the plays of Oscar Wilde; I read Stephen Hawking and Mark Danielewski, Neal Stephenson and Victor Hugo, JRR Tolkien and Neil Gaiman. I'm a Victorian pirate queen in a cyberpunk universe. I hit the gym every day. I collect books the way most girls my age collect shoes. I dance to Saint-Saens and swing, to Robbie Williams and VNV Nation. I'm monogamous and don't think that's something I should have to apologize for. I sing in the rain. I admire Margaret Cho and Taylor Mali. I pray to pagan gods. I play the violin. If I'm charming and eloquent around you, it's because I really like you; if I'm shy and tongue-tied around you, it's because I really, really like you.
I want to publish my novels someday. I want to visit Europe. I want to own a coffee shop; I want to own a tattoo parlor. I want to learn to paint. I want to go back to school. I want to show people the beauty I see in them. I want to object on the grounds of Brooklyn. I want to start a band and call it The Painted Saints. I want to live abroad for a year. I want to fall in love.
At the end of the day, I know who I am and I'm okay with that person. I have a job and a car and an apartment of my own. Life is full of adventures to enjoy every day - it'd just be that much more fun if I had someone to share 'em with.
"People seem to think that open-mindedness equates to blind acceptance. Open-minded people are still allowed opinions. One can approach a subject with an open mind, consider the evidence, and still declare you an idiot." --Timerift.net
So what am I looking for? Ideally, a tall tattooed pagan biker with a nerdy streak who likes to dance, doesn't smoke, and likes a good book as much as he likes a good bar fight... but we wouldn't want to get too specific now would we. I want someone intelligent, creative, funny, positive-minded, monogamous, and above all unique. I want someone who knows what's worth fighting for. I want someone who can handle having their views and assumptions challenged; I want someone who's prepared to challenge mine. I want someone who believes in honor and integrity. I want someone who likes to kiss as much as he likes to make love.
Still reading? Send me a message. Let's talk.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
How about lunch at the Pepperdock and then a walk along Alki? Or shall we explore Kubota Gardens? If it's cold, maybe we'll get lost in a bookstore and stop for coffee. This is Seattle - there's no shortage of interesting things to do!