During the week, I work nights at a fairly cushy and secure blue-collar job. But my great passions are literature (fantasy, horror, sci-fi, and classics), martial arts, and social games and RPG's (I'm not a video-gamer and don't watch much TV).
My goal is to establish myself as an independent game designer and publisher, and I'm working very hard on that right now. This has been taking up most of my free time lately, and everything else has been on the back burner. Most of all I've been missing my athletic activities, and I want to get back into martial arts as soon as I'm not so busy.
Other than that, I'm a generally inquisitive person who reads eclectically (not just genre fiction), and I love the gaming industry and convention scene. I can be a bit of a solitary introvert, but I do still love getting out and meeting new people, and learning about their careers and interests.
I'd like to meet another driven, creative person with clear goals - maybe a writer, or illustrator, etc., who enjoys the same genres as I do. But I also emphasize the need for someone who's as literate as I am, and can think and converse on my level. I realize that probably sounds snobbish to a lot of people; but if you find that's a need you can relate to, then by all means, message me!
I also need someone who's independent, and understands that I don't have a ton of free time right now. I tend to be pretty scarce during the week, and because of my work-schedule, I'm mostly nocturnal. Such social life as I currently have revolves around gaming with my friends, and that takes up my Sundays.
My ideal relationship right now would be with someone who could unwind with me on Saturday nights, game with me on Sundays, and pursue her own interests the rest of the week. If you're also a night owl like me, that's a plus. I need someone who's relatively local, and not planning to relocate in the foreseeable future, because all my friends and immediate family are here in the southern New Hampshire/northern Massachusetts area.
I realize that having such a tight schedule and working such weird hours isn't optimal, and I don't want to stay in this situation forever. My long-term goal is to be self-employed, with the freedom and flexibility to make my own schedule and spend more time with the people who are important to me.
Anyway, I hope I'm not coming off as being too dry or uptight. I love to laugh; I love wit, sarcasm, and absurdity. I love Cracked. com, I'm a die-hard fan of Seanbaby. I love dark humor; to date my favorite movie is probably "The Cabin in the Woods," and David Wong's "John Dies at the End" is high on my list of favorite books. I haven't gotten around to watching much of "Archer" yet, but I loved "Frisky Dingo" and once in a while I'll kick back with something like "Southpark."
My ideal first date is meeting up somewhere public, like a cafe, book store, or casual restaurant, and just talking and getting a feel for whether there's a connection. Strolling around and exploring are cool too, but beyond that, I like to take things slow. I'm looking for something serious with the right person, and even if there's superficial chemistry from the start, I don't want to rush into a committed relationship just to see it unravel after a month or so (I've made this mistake a few times).