Instead of the name I actually got, my parents almost called me Axle. It wasn't even after Axl Rose, it was another 80s Axle. Maybe that says quite a lot about my upbringing.
I can truthfully say I am half British, half French and half Polish.
I sometimes play guitar and I swim every weekend (no Swimmers Body™ juuust yet but it's happening 8-D). I want to start some bedroom game development and drawing. I should probably learn French too.
I have no formal training but I've always been very interested in history, politics and philosophy. If this is all guff to you, don't sweat it. I've had some cool relationships with people who never really cared to talk about any of this with me.
Actually, my last relationship was with someone who would've been a terrible OKC match, but we were extremely happy together. I like learning from people of totally different outlooks and temperaments.
It took me a while but I think I finally understand and have internalised the following proverb:
"Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others."
I read lots of papers because reading just one is daft, frankly. To modernise a phrase from Orwell, some things are true even if they are written in the Daily Mail.
I'm not really looking for anything serious, but I wouldn't say I'm after "meaningless" one-night stands either. I'm trying to take a break from long-term relationships and just make some friends.