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(Update 21/07/15 - This needs an update! Profile is a couple of
years old, it's still mostly relevant, although I'm unemployed for
the moment, will update this properly once I'm re-employed again in
the coming weeks. For now, I'm making the most of my time off and
just poking around on here for fun.)
First, the basics I guess!
I'm an academic and creative sort of person. I tend to swing wildly
between those two sides of myself depending on the day.
I'm a bit contradictory at times, I like quiet, but I'm very fond
of big cities and the background noise they generate. I live very
near the Adelaide CBD and I wouldn't have it any other way. I love
alone time, but I also appreciate good company.
I'm a bit of an introvert (this may be an understatement), but I
tend to open up around people once I know them better. I like
chatting with people one on one, or in small groups, rather than
trying to socialise with large groups of people.
I love books, music, TV, video games. Indoor things! But I'm not
averse to spending time away from home, and would love to travel
I love language; written word especially, but I'm fascinated by
vocalised language as well. Regional dialects and accents are
I don't like to argue, but the beliefs I do hold near and dear to
my heart are very important to me.
I frequently get bouts of severe insomnia, so I tend to be up at
odd hours. I'm pretty used to it by now.
I overuse ellipses... it's a problem. I'm also not great at short
What I’m doing with my life
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Working and saving. I work in admin at the moment, hoping to do
pretty much anything else eventually. Renting, but hoping to get my
own place one day. I would like to go back and finish University
one day, something artsy this time.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Reading very fast! One day I hope to put my English skills to good
use and write a book. Probably a terribly clichéd fantasy novel or
I'm excellent at spotting grammar errors and typos. This earns me
so many friends. Sarcasm is another strong suit.
I occasionally still wrestle with apostrophes and semi-colons
though. A gold star if you spot any errors in my profile!
Hiding my social awkwardness in public. I put on a good show when
it comes to social interaction, but I'm actually a complete wreck
around people I don't know.
My knowledge of movies and video games is also pretty extensive.
I like to think I'm good at art, but another part of me is
convinced I'm delusional. Thankfully that part hasn't won out
I'm REALLY good at procrastinating.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My eyes are almost black in colour, that often draws comment.
Besides that, probably my scruffy hair.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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The books of Terry Pratchett, Nick Hornby and Jim Butcher. Lord of
the Rings, World War Z and Temeraire. I also enjoy the occasional
ALL the TV shows, from Breaking Bad to Sherlock, and everything in
between (especially if it's a bit geeky). Some specific favourites:
Doctor Who, Justified, Fringe, Firefly, Stargate & Community.
Watching Veronica Mars now, it's really good!
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is my favourite film; anything by Edgar
Wright or the Coen Brother will get my attention. I love going to
the movies, and I'll give just about anything a chance.
Music wise, I love the sort of stuff you hear on Triple J, anything
a little bit alternative, or rough around the edges. My tastes are
eclectic, but over-produced music generally makes my head hurt
(except when it doesn't! Music is a fickle thing.) I love Muse,
Sleigh Bells, Art vs. Science, The Beatles, Alexisonfire,
Ladyhawke, The Grates, The Jezabels, Depeche Mode. I have a soft
spot for Pachelbel's Canon, even though it's sort of a musical
Finding food I like can be difficult, I'm very picky (especially
since I'm now trying to keep my diet strictly vegan) but I'll give
most things a try. I also love coffee!
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
In no particular order: books, a laptop, internet, plumbing,
electricity, cargo pants.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Video games, religion, gay rights and coffee. Lately feminism,
especially as it relates to internet culture. Probably some other
things too. Ask me! It changes from moment to moment.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Being thankful it's Friday! Probably on the computer wasting time,
or possibly plonked down on my beanbag while I watch a movie, or
play a video game, or read a book.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My ring-tone is the Saints Row 3 theme. I'm rather fond of the
colour pink (not wishy-washy light-pink mind you, full on hot
pink). I sometimes eat cereal for dinner.
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