Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Well, I'm a geek. There's no real getting around that fact, so I
might as well be up-front about it. I read a lot, I have a
collection B movies, and when people ask me how many languages I'm
fluent in I have to equivocate because their question wasn't
That aside, what else defines me?
I'm from oop north, as you would normally tell straight away from
my accent. That part north of Watford and south of Edinburgh that
BBC maps generally show as "here be dragons".
This isn't true of course. Geoff from Byker Grove was a well known
monster hunter in his youth and the dragon problem is well under
I was brought up with a father who wanted me to appreciate the
outdoors, and a younger sister who needed someone to watch musicals
with, so I know 30 kinds of knot and all the words to several
Gilbert and Sullivan operas. One day this combination will come in
useful, I just know it. (Perhaps on this very site!)
What I’m doing with my life
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After an interesting stint contracting for the BBC on Doctor Who
and Walking With Dinosaurs (thousand yard stare comes as part of
the package), I'm heading up a team of game developers working on
all sorts of different things.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
the complicated stuff. Need me to fix your wireless or parse your
tax return? No problem.
Now the simple stuff on the other hand... calamity ensues.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Usually my curls. Despite my best efforts every morning, by noon my
hair will have re-assumed its usual chaotic form. It could be
worse, my father had the same problem and he was ginger. A
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I'm not sure I could name a favourite book. I've enjoyed so many,
it seems rude to choose between them. I tend towards science
fiction and fantasy, more for the interesting ideas they present
than a particular preference. The new George RR Martin novel will
probably be my next purchase.
For movies I tend to prefer an old B movie to anything new. Just
because it's bad doesn't mean it isn't fun! I tend to prefer a
character driven piece to a hollow CG-laden "blockbuster", quality
over quantity! (Even when the quality is "questionable"!)
I guess like a lot of people I don't watch as much TV as I used to,
save for some of the BBC comedies and drama via iPlayer. I tend to
buy things on DVD later (or in the first instance, in the case of
things like Anime), an eclectic range from Absolutely to the
I deal with a lot of music as part of my job, but it's of the
soundtrack variety rather than the pop charts. If you were to
listen to my mp3 player you'd hear everything from symphonic
orchestra to techno, but you'd probably not be able to name any of
For food I usually go for something plain, like a nice home-cooked
pie with fresh veg, with curries as an occasional treat.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
A nice thick book
A handy notepad
A pair of alarm clocks
My copy of the Hairy Bikers cookbook
A coat with lots of pockets
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
notions and concepts, spinning them around in my head, trying to
put them together into some bigger, grander and unique.
Then one day (one day!) when the stars align, and someone asks
"what's your idea then?", I'll have a far better answer than they'd
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
usually unwinding in a pub with my friends. Maybe one of the live
music events, depending on what's on.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My friends once made a spoof zombie-movie poster with my picture
photoshopped in. People who saw it thought it was real. I don't
know whether to be flattered or ashamed.
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