First and foremost, I am a misanthrope, but by no means a
womanthrope. I particularly do not enjoy spending time in crowded
areas, such as clubs, or some bars -- unless there's some good live
music that justifies my suffering. I enjoy reading and try my hand
at writing short stories. I've played in a jazz/pop band for the
past few years and have written some music as well. Music is an odd
and subtle constant in my life. Fencing is my sport, after a long
foyer into soccer, football, volleyball and cross country. When it
comes down to interacting with people I'm overly polite and easy
going, I try to avoid conflict on a regular basis and limit
socializing--not that I'm afraid of social interaction, I just tend
not to like trivialities and small talk.
What I’m doing with my life
I am doing my undergraduate at the University of Ottawa, doing an
Honours Specialization in English and a Minor in French. I look to
pursue my postgraduate studies in Comparative Literature and
eventually become a professor full-time and coach a fencing team
part-time, or work in translation... Or if all fails, I'll go to
I’m really good at
I have reason to believe that I write decently, and I have a wicked
The first things people usually notice about me
In public I'm quiet, but I have a lot to say if someone is willing
to engage in a good conversation.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Arrested Development, Adventure Time, Bob's Burgers, Archer,
Regular Show, Dr. Who, Sherlock, etc.
I'd have to say my favourite band of recent years has been The New
Pornographers; however, I enjoy a lot of different kinds of music,
from Chopin, to Cannonball Adderley, Django Reinhardt to Devandra
Banhart, I can talk music for quite some time.
Any short story or novel by Kafka, Borges, Balzac, Hemmingway,
Conrad, Wilde, Fitzgerald and the like... My literary kink is the
Modernists for sure. I enjoyed the Potter series, The Descendants,
anything by Douglas Coupland. I'm also pretty into semiotic texts;
I enjoyed Foucault's History of Sexuality, Julia Kristeva's The
Horror of the Abject, Slavoj Zizek's The Sublime Object of
Ideology, Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Beyond Good and
Evil, Walter Benjamin's discourses on Law, Gilles Deleuze's The
Logic of Sense--I have yet to fully flesh out my exploration of
I enjoy a lot of different kinds of foods, I like to try new
cuisine quite often. But I'd have to say perogies are pretty up
there... Polish bias.
The six things I could never do without
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The uncertainties mankind faces in the near future, and how my
generation has become drenched in a listless malaise stained by
egoism and apathy, plummeting the human condition to alarming new
On a typical Friday night I am
I usually go to fencing practice, and then either hang out with the
team or return to my hovel and do homework.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I like being alone, but can't help but to admit I'd prefer company
You should message me if
You can make sense of my strangeness/oddness.