Mr_Eman
34 London, UK
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My self-summary
I'm a London-loving guy, having been here 2 years, and don't see myself ever leaving. Still finding new things to love and spending time at the ones I know already. Somewhat recognisably Another Bloody Aussie.

Would love to do more travelling, inside the UK and out. I'm generally surprised by how little travel people here have done, especially with Europe on the doorstep. I'd love to see New York, Germany and more of Italy.

Big fan of theatre, can't really get enough West End action. I see about one show a month. Favourites from 2012 are The Kings Speech, Spamalot and Uncle Vanya.

I am intellectual, talkative and heaps modest.
What I’m doing with my life
I used to work long, long hours, but right now I'm exploring the city and finding what there is to do.

I love music and look out for new gigs, but the I find the tube doesn't help in keeping up to date with new bands. Can't say I'm much for the generic club experience.

I'm a big fan of romantic gestures, and would like to have more of them in my life (both giving and receiving).
I’m really good at
Knowing really obscure and pointless facts (see note on parentheses below), and making jokes about them that noone else seems to understand.

Making people laugh and feel good about themselves.

Packing things into small spaces (not a pickup line).

Writing painfully long personal summaries (spot the self-referentialism).

Parentheticals (stuff said in parentheses) NB: a parenthesis IS NOT A BRACKET, and vice versa. Quick syntax lesson: (, ) - parentheses [, ] - brackets {, } - braces Also: parenthesis - singular; parentheses - plural. Yes, this will be on the test.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I'm either quietly observant or boisterous. Really depends on my mood, who I'm with and maybe how many drinks I've had.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
A Scanner Darkly, Ubik, and various other stuff by [[Philip K Dick]
Practically anything by Chuck Palahniuk (except recently - what happened, Chuck?!)
The crazy, terrifying world from the within Lovecraft's mind
High Fidelity, American Psycho, A Confederacy of Dunces, The Teleportation Accident
My favourite ever book is On The Beach by Nevil Shute.

Planet Terror, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, American Psycho, Mystery Men, High Fidelity, Lawrence of Arabia, Event Horizon, Airplane (or Flying High, depending where you're from)
Pretty much anything else with George Clooney, eg Solaris, Three Kings, etc. Recently saw The Descendants and was sadly unimpressed
Bond movies, especially the Roger Moore ones
Drive, Skyfall and Dredd were my favourite movies of 2012

Flight of the Conchords, Doctor Who, QI, Russell Howard's Good News, Mock The Week, anything by John Safran or Lawrence Leung (Australian comedians), Life on Mars (UK version), Family Guy, X-Files, Lost, House, IT Crowd.
I hate Reality TV, except Come Dine with Me. Don't watch a lot of TV really, which you can probably tell by the number of old shows on this list.
Peep Show is a favourite since coming to the UK.

c) Kanye West, TISM (and, by extension, Root! and The DC3), Max Tundra, Oh Snap!!, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Eagles of Death Metal, Them Crooked Vultures, Phoenix, Darwin Deez, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, Prodigy, David Bowie, Flight of the Conchords, Bloc Party, Van She, N.E.R.D., Van She Tech, British India, Black Kids, Ladyhawke, Grafton Primary, Mark Ronson and a million others. From a greats-of-the-20th-century perspective, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin and Roy Orbison are big favourites. Always looking to find new UK bands to love!

d) I'm pretty easy, and happy with most cuisines. I particularly like a good Indian or Italian.
The six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
A little time to myself;
Internet;
The ability to not be a morning person;
Something that interests me to focus on (a book, tv show, work, etc);
Culture, pop or fine;
The attention of others
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What the hell is a "guilty pleasure"? If I like something, I like it; and guilt by its nature isn't pleasurable. Really, people.

Whatever happened to having a conversation with someone about a topic of interest, rather than just being directed to google for "the answer"?
On a typical Friday night I am
Something atypical, typically.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Surely this is more fun told in person?
You should message me if
You have common interests to me, especially with music, books or theatre (I don't have nearly enough theatre-going friends). You think we'd get along as friends, or see potential for something more (those don't have to be mutually exclusive).
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