Alexiconasaurus
28 Ottawa, Ontario, CA
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My self-summary
An acadian in a franco-Ontarian and Quebec environment.
I go about every situation with a smirk and a witty comment.
There's a very high chance that I'll burst into song lyrics or movie quotes in the middle of conversations.
I am the kind of person who will belt out pun after pun, but groan loudly whenever someone makes one. I'm a hypocrite that way.

I'm also incredibly conscious about social issues and am a not-so-secret Marxist, though there is a strong need for more intersectional analysis.
What I’m doing with my life
Academia. All academia.

Right now, I'm finishing up the first year of my PhD in political science. I'm studying human rights in Asia, specifically concerning foreign labour.
I've just come back from a two month trip to Taiwan, which I spent learning Mandarin. Most of my pre-thesis writing time is devoted to conferences, language, networking, and eventually publishing.
I am an ambitious person and I won't settle for less anymore.

Also, my goal is to look like Michel Foucault. Though I don't own a turtle neck (yet).
If that fails, I'll beard my way to success.
I’m really good at
Being a hand-talker, remembering random factoids about everything, and slipping into my French accent when I have a few drinks.
The first things people usually notice about me
My height and tattoos. I'm pretty easy to spot in a crowd. Either that or people hear me first: I have that booming acadian voice.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Here are some.

So, books. Here we go:
The first book I ever read was the Count of Monte Cristo. Fun fact, I used to hate reading. Then my old man pretty much forced me to read one of his favourite books (Cristo), and I haven't looked back since. Then came my old of fantasy, especially Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Sandman is one of my top picks for literature.
I'm that pretentious person that reads Bukowski unironically.
Oh and, of course, all of those academic texts I pretend to read.

Movies:
I'm a big fan of Spaghetti Westerns, especially Once Upon a Time in the West. Satire is one of my favourite genres. I'd argue that Dr Strangelove and Life of Brian are the best dark comedy / satire films out there.
There's also Princess Bride; Pan's Labyrinth; Star Wars (OG, of course. None of that prequel stuff); There Will Be Blood; Fight Club; Blade Runner; Amadeus; American Psycho; Godfather (I even like the third one); Life if Beautiful; Shake Hands with the Devil (amazing adaptation); C.R.A.Z.Y.; Wrath of Khan; Dracula (even with Keanu Reeves' hilarious attempt at a British accent); Fifth Element

Shows: Game of Thrones, Rome, Deep Space Nine (better than TNG, and I love Picard), Avatar: The Last Airbender (so awesome), M*A*S*H, Columbo (especially Columbo); I am such a fan of Classic Doctor Who it's not even funny anymore.

Music: I'm a big fan of old blues (1930s Delta) and blues rock; The Black Keys; A Tribe Called Red; Leonard Cohen; David Bowie; Jimi Hendrix; Tom Waits; Stromae; Simon and Garfunkel; Pink Floyd; Coeur de pirate; Dionysos; Beatles; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; The Who; Gorillaz; Zeppelin; Gordon Lightfoot.
Also, I love musicals. My two tops are Les Mis (Dream Cast, of course) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Ted Neely movie. None of those recent ones).

Food: Spicy foods are great. I enjoy some Indian and Chinese foodstuff. I've been exploring many different recipes lately. A major focus on homemade cooking. I intend to start making bread like crazy.
The six things I could never do without
Give me a glass of scotch, some great music, good friends, engaging conversation about nothing and anything, some open water, and a sixth thing that sounds deep and meaningful.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why DS9 was so unpopular among Star Trek fans when it's clearly the best of the whole series.
On a typical Friday night I am
I go from not-very-mild mannered academic to an even less mannered academic with a drink and friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I used to be terrified of the dark. I'd wrap my blanket around my feet so monsters wouldn't grab them.
You should message me if
You tell me what you want / what you really really want / you wanna / you wanna
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