Hi, my name's George and I'm a software developer (not quite where I imagined myself but it turns out orbital laser platform owner is a hard career to break into). I'm a recovering blogger, find it very hard to say no when people ask me for help and my hobbies include world domination through the ballot box (and, where necessary, judicious use of murder and blackmail).
Outside of my more esoteric hobbies such as politics, I'm also quite keen on reading - sci fi, fantasy, history, etc. - as well as strategy computer games, watching films, walking, singing, camping, musicals and sailing.
I've been told that I'm quite an easygoing and understanding person, and I love people with sense of humour.
That being said, I do have an unfortunate appreciation for bad puns, so whether I'm entitled to comment on what constitutes a sense of humour is a matter of some debate.
P.S. Updating this to add that I don't log in to OK Cupid very often any more but I still read and reply to any messages I get.
What I’m doing with my life
Recently finished a degree in Electronics and Satellite Engineering - basically I learned how to build spaceships and satellites while trying not to electrocute myself or blow shit up. I'm working as a software developer for now and periodically checking job listings for satellite engineers.
One of my main hobbies is politics, which I know some people find boring, but I do it anyway because a) I enjoy it and b) I'm fed up with all the injustice in the world and want to hit it over the head until it goes away. I've been the chief minion (she says right-hand-man but I like my version better) of a pretty awesome parliamentary candidate, which kept me busy, and now I'm working on doing my bit to defenestrate the local Tories.
I'm also a feminist who believes strongly in intersectionality. I think I might even count as vaguely militant.
I’m really good at
Mainly I'm good at protesting against things I don't like, writing
about things I do like, doing musical theatre (I once played a
Victorian policeman, wearing women's clothes and singing about how
depressed he was to be wearing women's clothes), camping in the
middle of the wilderness and generally knowing a bit about pretty
much everything. Except football and golf. I don't know anything
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm human shaped.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The Count of Monte Cristo, The Wheel of Time series, Harry Potter, A Game of Thrones, The Commonwealth Saga, 1984, Animal Farm, stuff by Isaac Asimov, anything by Arthur Clarke, history books that don't take a year to read and assorted alternate history books. Oh, and my favourite series of all time has to be "Rivers of London" - if you haven't read it then go and read it now, you'll love it :)
Films: V for Vendetta, 500 Days of Summer, Serenity, Lord of the Rings, Scott Pilgrim Versus the World and lots and lots of others.
TV: At the moment I only have the time for watching How I Met Your Mother, Game of Thrones and South Park. Oh, and Doctor Who. Because the Doctor is awesome (Moffat sucks though).
Music: A big, wonderful mess. I love lots and lots of different types of music but my all time favourite musician has to be Billy Bragg.
Food: English, Italian, Indian, Asian and any kind of sweet pastries. Favourite meal has got to be family recipe spaghetti bolognaise though.
The six things I could never do without
Books, greenery, tasty food, friends, kink and feminism.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to put the world to rights/whether I can get away with a lie
On a typical Friday night I am
No such thing as a typical Friday night. I'm more likely to spend
them hanging out with friends or chilling at home, for example,
than going out to a nightclub.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm definitely not vanilla.
You should message me if
You want to :) I'll always reply to a message. That said, it helps
if you like silliness as I'll normally default to one of those
modes at some point in conversation as my mouth seems to think
that's a great way of getting people to like me even when my brain
is screaming no.