Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a jester, first and foremost. Laughing and making others laugh
is the lynchpin of my character. I have a lighthearted outlook on
life and found out it's infectious. See the Photos section for an
assortment of antics.
I have a soft spot for quirky stories, and the fun is in making
them. Strange stuff such as hulahooping to ambient whalesong in a
squatter hellhole or seeing a band that only plays songs from '90s
cartoons, but a spot of tea and a B-movie work just as well. Don't
call it mundane, call it fundane.
Sometimes I put the pro in procrastination, but I'll work on it
tomorrow. I can also be scatterbrained: that's probably how I'll
end up whenever that much-anticipated World War Z hits.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I study Research of Literature(with a BA in English under my belt,
finished at Maynooth NUI), with an interest in nature writing and
postmodernism(or sophistry, if you will). Afterwards the plan is to
get an internationally applicable teaching degree or PhD so life
goes open world.
Since this all very pie-in-the-sky, I do volunteer work for
committees and boards on the side, with an emphasis on variety:
mentoring students at my old high school, gophering like a pro,
postering the town or working the bar. You meet some great folks
and learn lots of handy little skills, so I hope to be able to
copypaste said formula while abroad. For the coming year, my
guideline is finishing my thesis and building up a publishing
history of sorts(essays and articles, mainly).
I also dance rock 'n roll(rock4temps & lindyhop, to be
precise), because it has lots of spinning around that looks very
fancy very quick. I'm also doing an amateur teacher training for
the former, so I can spread the dancing fever myself now.
Writing is another hobby, so I write satirical pieces for various
student rags and websites. Furthermore, I'm heading promotion and
recruitment for a social entrepeneurship non-profit to earn back
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Making frog noises, forgetting faces and whipping up poetry that
actually has proper cadance. It's a shame how poems have the stigma
of schmaltzy romance attached to it nowadays, otherwise I'd write
more for friends.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Puns. I'll take quantity over quality in my humour any day of the
week, and me and idiom dictionaries are a match made in hell.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Discworld, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Movies: Airplane!, Hot Shots, The Naked Gun trilogy
Shows: Community, Archer, Portlandia
Games: RPGs that poke fun at themselves à la Paper Mario,
multiplayer mayhem à la Smash Bros
Music: Epic metal, deephouse, DnB, chiptune, skapunk, electrojazz,
synthpop(I punch up Youtube playlists like FunkyPanda, listing all
the artists takes ages)
Food: Summer sauerkraut, rhubarb, spinach pie, rice pie
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
*A bike, because there's no such thing as free parking outside of
*A world wide web filled with assorted weirdos to marvel at.
*Hertog Jan&Liefmans Fruitesse for the summer eves.
*A closet filled with all sorts of headwear and props that are only
appropriate for costume parties.
*A Wii, because of the pick up 'n play aspect. Always good to shove
the controller into the hands of a fresh person and see them adapt
in a few minutes.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
What to try out next in the grand scheme of bucket lists, and when
that dude from the Bank of Niger is finally sending the shipment of
1 million dollars worth of Viagra to my address.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
At any concert/party/b-day that has a sweet theme/music, arriving
late because my outfit is horribly awkward to bike around in.
If not at a party, I'm probably scrounging the internet for
fangames/mods(currently failing at progress in Fire Emblem:
Immortal Sword), parody vids and generous helpings of the soap
opera re-enactment that is social media.
This Friday night we had dinner with our sister student
associations at mine(loads of leftovers so double desserts for
everyone), then headed to one of the neighbouring ones for the
afterparty. The theme was IKEA, so they had lots of DIY furniture
that got wrecked over the course of the night, as it should.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I have a severe case of ticklishness and sometimes shave chest tats
for theme parties. Those without the stomach for it need not apply.
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
...you're the Brain to my Pinky, who is also good at dopeslaps.
Heaven knows I need them sometimes.
...you (want to) know and go out to active timewasters that are off
the grid and not too heavy a burden on the wallet(f. ex. World
Pillow Fight Day, gigs in bars, cultural festivals, volunteer at
riot police training, etc.).
...you hate politics but seem to have a political opinion on every
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