26 Leiden, Netherlands
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My self-summary
I'm a jester, first and foremost. Laughing and making others laugh is the lynchpin of my character. As per their medieval function, there might even be a nugget of truth hidden in a joke from time to time. I have a lighthearted outlook on life and found out it's infectious. See the Photos section for an assortment of antics, and petition the CDC to declare jolly cynicism a disease.

As you will guess, I have a soft spot for quirky stories, and the fun is in making them. Strange tales 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 if you word it in the proper manner (no, I will not mine you for material for the next Great Dutch Bildungsroman). 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
I study Literary Studies (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 a PhD in a low-competition area so life goes open world. In the meantime, I do some tutoring and translating, and serve as a human pincushion for needles full of experimental medicine for that cold, hard dosh. And to round it all of, I'm soon going to be a street seller, so look forward to me badgering you in front of a supermarket in your neighbourhood.

I get my exercise by dancing rock 'n roll (rock4temps, 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. Started a small group for it at my student association, so we'll see if it gets popular.

Culture is something you do in my opinion. I write for various student rags, and now also JASON Magazine and Prymates. I also volunteer at lots of events and festivals in small ways, and the most recent ordeal is reviewing shorts for a movie festival to see if they're worth screening. You can usually find me there bartending, lugging trash or doing other oddjobs that sadly do not involve very sharp bowler hats. It's fun to do, so I will eventually do this in a paying capacity, which will probably evaporate the relaxed atmosphere around it.
I’m really good at
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. I'm going to try a slam later this year (I hope it's like show wrestling, but with words). An example: http://www.editio.nl/schrijfwedstrijd/schandpaal/
The first things people usually notice about me
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. As a wise man once said, a good pun is its own reword.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: Discworld, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Blogs: SlateStarCodex, ThingOfThings, FredrikDeBoer, PopeHat
Movies: Airplane!, Hot Shots, The Naked Gun trilogy
Shows: Community, Archer, Portlandia, Mr. Robot, Game of Thrones
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
*Free festivals. http://www.festivalinfo.nl/festivals/?type_select=gratis is my friend.
*A bike/public transport, because there's no such thing as free parking outside of Monopoly.
*A world wide web filled with endless new insights into human folly and vice.
*Hertog Jan and Liefmans Fruitesse for the summer eves.
*Headwear and props, because slumming costume parties is life.
*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. Do not fear, I will not try to convert as Miyamoto tells us to tolerate heathens.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to fight the fear of missing out. How to fit random phrases and sleepy thoughts together into coherent articles. How all good things come in three and why my mortal fear is trisection.
On a typical Friday night I am
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 I did promo for my rock 'n roll society in Delft. We are starting up again this semester, so if you live nearby and want try dancing, do join in: https://www.facebook.com/events/501478066698773/?ref=25&sid_reminder=315996850094080000&action_history=null
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a severe case of ticklishness and sometimes shave chest tats for theme parties. Those without the stomach for it need not apply (this means that you're able to look at it without throwing up, not that you have to have enough hair on your stomach for chest tats yourself).
You should message me if
...you can put up a fair fight in bant-to-bant combat. Scoring high in the Dank Triad of personality traits also helps (irony, mellowness and creativity).

...you want to try a Thing and need wry commentary along for the ride. If you don't know a Thing, I will gladly provide one (f. ex. World Pillow Fight Day, polka gigs in bars, culty food fairs, volunteering at riot police training, etc.).

...you like your politics nitpicky and esoteric. Forget left and right, try marxist accelerationism versus anarcho-futurism.