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My self-summary
Hello there! I have one guiding philosophy in life: When faced with two decisions, choose the path that will give you the best memories.

I'm a word nerd so I apologise in advance if I seem verbose. I have a passion for cinema—celluloid pulses through my veins, which is far more uncomfortable than the usual blood.

I am an introvert at heart, but surround me with compelling personalities and I will open up.
What I’m doing with my life
Creating memories; slaving away at an office job that has nothing to do with my journalism degree.
I’m really good at
Making people laugh, writing, Scrabble, impersonating people, and turning up to events half an hour early.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I am quiet and reserved—a 'wallflower', if you will. My sense of humour is distinctively deadpan and divides opinion. I am also known for my chest hair, which discreetly pops out of my shirt collar.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
* The Catcher in the Rye
* High Fidelity
* Lolita
* American Psycho
* The Perks of Being a Wallflower
* The Virgin Suicides
* The Picture of Dorian Gray

Movies: I'm a huge film buff, but at the same time, my tastes are very specific. I mainly like drama, comedy, thriller and horror films. I'm not that keen on spectacular blockbusters. My favourite film is American Beauty. Favourite directors include Ingmar Bergman, Alfred Hitchcock, Stanley Kubrick, Richard Linklater, David Lynch, and Michael Haneke. Despite my self-proclaimed status as a cinephile, I am not averse to watching trashy slasher films from the 80s or B-movies.

TV shows:
* Six Feet Under
* The Simpsons
* Louie
* Freaks and Geeks
* The Inbetweeners
* Fawlty Towers

* Louis Theroux documentaries
* The Office (US)
* Parks and Recreation
* The occasional game show

Music: Good lyrics are VERY important to me. My favourite artists are Crowded House/Neil Finn, Something for Kate/Paul Dempsey, The Whitlams/Tim Freedman, Rufus Wainwright, Megan Washington, Augie March, Elton John (circa 1970s), The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Wilco, Courtney Barnett, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, R.E.M., and Radiohead.

Food: Look, as long as you're okay with pineapple on pizza...we'll get along just fine.
The six things I could never do without
* The written word. You are reading this right now, and these seemingly abstract curves and lines called 'letters' are forming associations in your mind. They're making you feel things.
* Conversation. (Accompanying alcoholic beverage optional.)
* Films
* My laptop
* Something to look forward to. There's just got to be something fun happening next week, or in two weeks' time at the absolute max. If you don't have anything to get excited about, the daily grind will defeat you.
* Live music. I often think about dying when I'm at a fantastic concert. I think about dying because I feel so blessed to be alive in that moment, and I realise a day will come when I'll no longer get to feel this.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Some would call me neurotic or pedantic, and they'd be fairly accurate. I like things to run smoothly and pride myself on my organisational skills (hope I'm not sounding like some drone on LinkedIn). I think of very random, innocuous things such as the location of a particular candy wrapper I threw in the bin ten years ago. Where is it now? Also, I wonder how many people are doing a particular thing at the same time (e.g. how many people are filling out their OKCupid profiles right now?). I also fear death, which is stupid because there's nothing I can do to alter the inevitability of it. I am fascinated by the history of library books and wonder whose hands they have touched before mine.
On a typical Friday night I am
At a bar with work friends. I'm fairly new to the "drinking culture", and it's not as scary as I thought it would be during my years a Friday night-recluse.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have my Vegemite toast WITHOUT butter, so I guess you could say I'm pretty hardcore. Tell your friends about me. They'll think I'm the stuff of folklore.
You should message me if
* You nodded your head and/or smiled while reading most of what is written above.
* You can introduce me to the best coffee/burger/pizza in Sydney.
* You can string a coherent sentence together and refrain from typing "lyk dis."
* You're ambivalent about messaging me, because you may as well find out what I'm like. No online profile, no matter how elaborate, is an appropriate substitute for a face-to-face meeting of the minds.