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I'm lazily studious and a devoted academic. I love absorbing
knowledge, and trading ideas with people.
I moved to Ottawa about two years ago to pursue a Masters in
Political Science. I've finally defended that damn thesis of mine
and I've started my PhD. It's been a hell of a ride and I hope it
Aussi, je suis acadien. Interestingly enough, it was only when I
moved to an incredibly anglophone city that my identity as not only
a French-Canadian, but an Acadien, emerged.
What I’m doing with my life
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Academia. All academia.
My undergrad in philosophy set me on a path that I have no interest
in deviating from. From it, I've become immersed in feminism,
critiques of neo-liberalism, and the study of power
Like I mentioned, I'm now doing my PhD in political science. I'm
considering a number of paths for the next five or so years, but
time will tell which one I'll definitely take.
For the time being, I'm studying everything I can about Canadian
politics to better understand our system and hopefully work to
change it. Ambitious and likely naive, but it's fascinating.
Trying to find that balance between theory and practice that best
solves issues. Lookout for my thesis: "How I Will Fix Everything: I
Totally Can (Maybe)."
Also, my goal is to look like Michel Foucault. Turtle necks and
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Telling tales of humour and wit, being a hand-talker, remembering
random factoids about everything, getting far too involved in a
debate or conversation, and slipping into my French accent when I
talk too much.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My height and the tattoos on my forearms, most like.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Here are some.
So, books! Here we go:
Comte de Monte Cristo (first book I read through and through);
Harry Potter series; Dune; Good Omens; Cat's Cradle; Bukowski; The
Great Gatsby; Sandman; Maus; Marx; Sherlock Holmes (I still find it
hilarious that there's an entire short story about gingers); Death
of a Salesman; Shakespeare (Othello and Richard II especially);
Lord of the Rings; The Hobbit; Camus; Shake Hands with the Devil;
and, of course, all of those academic texts I pretend to
I'm a big fan of Spaghetti Westerns, especially Once Upon a Time in
the West; all of Kubrick, but Dr Stangelove is on the top of that
list; Kurosawa; Monty Python (Life of Brian is a personal
favourite); The 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; Amadeus; Dracula
(even with Keanu Reeves' hilarious attempt at a British accent);
Shows: Game of Thrones, Rome, Deep Space Nine (better than TNG, and
I love Picard), most HBO, Monty Python's Flying Circus, 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
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; Coeur de pirate; 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
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
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A wonderful book, a cool breeze, clever company, a nice glass of
wine, board games, and Columbo.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I'm a pretty big day-dreamer, so I spend a lot of time simply
thinking. From the most inane to the most serious.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Either hanging around the apartment with some friends, out to a pub
to relax from the week's work, or saving the world. Something like
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I used to be terrified of the dark. I'd wrap my blanket around my
feet so monsters wouldn't grab them.
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