29 Northampton, UK
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My self-summary
I'm often scruffy, sometimes smart, and (probably) always skinny. I try to always be smart (thinking that is), though I don't always succeed. Have long dark hair that will probably (hopefully) end up somewhat longer grey hair. I cleave towards Absurdist philosophy and I do my best to be cheery about it.
What I’m doing with my life
Working as an assistant at the archive and library of a major publishing company. It's virtually my dream job, its going well and if I step back from myself I can still only just believe I got it.

For hobbies I spend most of my free time reading or listening to music or watching films. Or finding more to read, listen to or watch. The list grows forever.
I’m really good at
Books. Researching them, categorising them, sorting them, thinking about them, reading them, writing about them and talking about them.
The first things people usually notice about me
I look glum a lot although I don't generally mean to, but soon most people realise I'm a reasonably cheery, chatty sort. I'm also generally nervous on first meeting people so quite a few notice that. And I guess some people notice my hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some top books: Last Exit to Brooklyn (Hubert Selby Jr), V. (Thomas Pynchon), Naked Lunch (William Burroughs), The Outsider (Albert Camus), Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)

Few favourite playwrights: Henrik Ibsen, August Strindberg, Eugene O'Neil, Tennessee Williams, Tom Stoppard, Martin McDonagh

Top five films: Miller's Crossing, Casablanca, Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!, North by Northwest, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Some favourite music (non metal): Sonic Youth, Pixies, The Breeders, Sleater-Kinney, Throwing Muses, Come (and Thalia Zedek solo), Mogwai, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Present top metal: Carcass, Emperor, Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Marduk, Pelican, Neurosis, Sigh

Food: Mostly anything but especially Asian food. And seafood. Mmmm, delicious delicious squid. I'm perfectly happy with a few slices of toast, or cereal or tea and choccy biccies though.
The six things I could never do without
Tea and choccy biccies (for comfort, and a sturdy connection to civilisation and tradition that doesn't make me feel sad or ill)
A nice warm jumper! (being skinny, these are very handy for keeping the shivers away)
A good book! (a good book is a different world, different way to think, to feel, to be. I can't imagine just going through this one physical reality)
A sturdy ladder! (I'm up and down them a lot and would prefer not to fall and break anything)
Animals! (they teach and amuse and awe us so much)
Movies! (because the techniques of assembling them have almost limitless potential, but they can also do visceral and crude better than a lot of literature. And I like the stars and the gutter)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Stories for novels that may never be, whether everything is going to be ok and whether that matters.
On a typical Friday night I am
Nose in a book or head on a pillow. Or eyes on a screen, buds in my ears. Friday nights I'm usually too tired for the real world.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I can't ride a bike.
You should message me if
You're intrigued, share tastes, have things to recommend me (particularly if you have science fiction to recommend me, I feel like I need more science fiction), things you want to ask me, or if you're just plain bored and fancy a bit of good, or weird chat.

If you have a time machine and wish to use it irresponsibly!