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JustPlainJayn

26 F Bristol, UK

My Details

Last Online
Today – 4:04am
Orientation
Bisexual
Ethnicity
Asian, Black, White
Height
5′ 4″ (1.63m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Strictly other
Smokes
No
Drinks
Often
Drugs
Religion
Atheism, and very serious about it
Sign
Education
Working on masters program
Job
Art / Music / Writing
Income
Relationship Status
Seeing Someone
Relationship Type
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English, Chinese (Poorly), Polish (Poorly), Turkish (Poorly), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm a writer and traveler, workaholic (when I have a job), news addict, the-worst-football-hooligan-ever, a very amateur musician, and a culinary enthusiast.

Quiet or talkative will depend on subject proposed, present company, and level of energy at the time. I'm extremely introspective, rational, strong-willed (stubborn), and honest. I'm not concerned with the opinion of people that have no place in my life: strangers, bigots, or dickheads.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Lived in China, Poland, and Turkey. Travelled to many other places. Moved to Bath for my masters, then found Bath a bit dull, so I moved to Bristol.

Carpe('ing the) diem. I'm writing novels, playing and watching sport, laughing with friends, cooking almost every meal at home, obsessing over words and melodies, playing guitar and singing when the mood strikes me, sketching pictures of portraits, and doing copious amounts of reading.

Sometimes I do things because I simply cannot think of a good reason not to: Join Ladies' rugby in Warsaw? Why not? Teach English in China? Why not? Wear a ball gown to the cinema? Why not?

Planning to stay in the UK, but it's possible that what happens to most MA students in a creative field will happen to me: I will not be (immediately) successful. Then I'll have to take another English teaching job. Or perhaps I could find a way to get paid to travel and write. I'm thinking Japan this time. Berlin or Holland would be nice. Still, my first choice is staying right here.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I don't know what to write here without sounding cocky or self-deprecating.

I do what I like, regardless of how skilled I am at it. This makes me happy, so I'm quite good at being happy, but I'm not so good at always staying positive or keeping a chipper mood. I return to optimism at the end of anything, via hard conscious effort, but I'm naturally a more melancholy person.

What I like: reading, writing, playing guitar, singing, drawing, discussing culture, watching movies, cooking, baking, playing sports, feeling connected with people via watching sports, good conversation, politics, sometimes shopping (if I really need something I have a good way of going straight into a shop for it, making sure it's the right one with 98% accuracy fueled by laziness, and buying it). Whether or not you can be 'good' at some of these things is arguable, but I feel it more fully answers the above.

I also seem to be really good at charging at things that scare me: flying, social interaction with new people at a party, crowds (okay, I don't literally charge at any of these things, especially crowds). I won't let myself be owned by my fear. I'm good at being anxious but generally not acting on it. And if it's something I'm actually afraid of, I confront it.
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Hair, eyes, smile, voice. Usually in that order.

If I'm not smiling I look angry or upset (even if I'm thinking about which exciting novel to start next), and then my entire face completely changes into a different person when I'm smiling-- or so I'm told.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Literature: I like political writing, whether it is overtly political or political in style itself. I can deal with abstract and unconventional works, but have not read much of this. My current favourite is 'Running Away' by Jean-Philippe Toussaint.
Right now I'm doing a lot of reading for my modules and research for my MA. History, sociology/social politics, politics, poetry, and memoir mostly.

Movies:
Charlie Chaplin, Hayao Miyazaki, Wes Anderson, When Harry Met Sally, Taare Zameen Par, Death at a Funeral (2007), Religulous, Chicken Run, The Empire Strikes Back, 28 Days Later...

Shows: Doctor Who, Sherlock, Spaced, Firefly, The Walking Dead
I had listed Star Trek on here. I actually haven't even watched that much Star Trek, but I like the idea of the show (promoting peace, being strong when wholly accepting our differences, adventure) even more than I like the idea of Star Wars (a guy uses strength from spirituality to save the day, ultimately). I just think Star Wars was done better.

Music: 60s Rock, Led Zeppelin, Nick Drake, Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, classical, some jazz, Nina Simone, Laura Mvula, some Janelle Monae, some Adele, The Shins, Pixies, Bright Eyes, War Paint, The Strokes, Beirut, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Caravan Palace, Bernhoft, Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, George Harrison, Against Me!, Ani DiFranco, and a few songs here and there by this person and that one.
Right now I'm on a Robert Johnson and Tom Waits streak.

I like good music. If it moves me, impresses me, I'll listen to it. Extra points for any genre when it's live. Love a live gig.

Food: I cook at home a lot, really, almost every meal, every day. I'm allergic to milk and gluten. I cannot eat anything containing or cooked in butter or margarine, no yoghurt, no ghee (so no curry), no pasta, bread, cheese, beer. It also rules out many desserts.

I support Arsenal and the German National Team-- I know, I know, I've only got pictures in orange. My flatmate for a brief stint in Warsaw was Dutch and he gave me that shirt and I think the Netherlands is a wonderful country, so they have my love too. However, my favourite player is Özil. I can get rather fired up about football, but I am definitely the worst hooligan anyone has ever met, as I am willing to miss a game for a good reason: working on the novel, friend in need, or other previous engagements (as I don't memorise the schedule of the matches). However, get me in a pub with a screen and some fellow fans, and I'll participate in chants and all. I really enjoy football, but it isn't my first priority.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
information
human connection
communication
challenges
some mystery in life
honesty.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
-How to climb back up to optimism when I fall into my natural flow of focusing on the negative.

-How people tend to ignore the many dynamics of a person's character based on what they can reduce a person down to-- namely how serious I am in my profile (see: The Two of Us, -with explanations-) and how silly and goofy I tend to be in person. How I must be one or the other or another, but never all, for example: my love of football often leads people to dismiss my love of wearing dresses and analyzing literature as unreconcilable.

-constructive solutions to serious problems that would send anyone in their right mind into a flying bout of righteous indignation.

-what the next meal is, how it needs to be prepared, where I'm eating, how much time it will take, and what that means for plans of the day. I do spend, really, a lot of time thinking about food.

-pacing of a story, description, dialogue, language.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
There isn't, and I haven't a clue. Never bored.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
I'm here for the questions mostly. I've had my profile for years now and in that time I've answered... thousands.

I'm self-absorbed. It's a gargantuan character flaw of mine, but it isn't intentional and I am aware of it. I think understanding how complex I can be helps me piece together how characters come to life in stories-- how to really make people in stories complex. So, I visit a lot of profiles to see if there are questions I haven't answered.
I’m looking for
  • Everybody
  • Ages 19–45
  • Near me
  • For new friends
You should message me if
Offer a few tips to help matches win you over.
Go to the "The Two of Us" tab. On the right, in the filter, click on "Unacceptable Answers" and have a look.

If you're homophobic, racist, a misogynist, strictly religious, chances are our match percentage is not so high and we will not be good friends. If you fall into the above categories, you can be sure that I'm not going to write you back. You will not like me and if you ignore that fact to pursue superficial interests, you can be sure that if I reply at all, I will not be kind.