I live in Italy and I feel kind of "trapped" here, since I used to
live abroad for many years (UK, Ireland, Russia) and 10 years ago I
had to come back to my homeland. So, I joined this website mainly
to make friends all over the world.
I have a special love for Russia and Russian culture (literature,
arts, films, and, more in general, what Russians call the "russkaya
dusha". Russians will understand). Also, I do like to learn many
languages (Portuguese and French are my last discoveries!).
What I’m doing with my life
My job is about editing and writing books, and I love it. I also
love to study for myself. I am very good on developing theories
about the meaning of things. I am afraid I am also "good" in
getting things more complicated than due to please other people.
Sorry for that: it's just the way I am - a reflective person, but
also with a strong creative and playful nature.
Recently, I have finished to write a sci-fi novel and I hope to
develop a graphic novel out of it.
I’m really good at
I asked a friend for this and she said (about me):
1) Listening to people's issues 2) Creating new games to be played
together 3) Surprising people about what I know, when I seem I
don't care 4) Telling stories that keep the attention of the
audience 5) Making friendship at a very deep level 6) Achieving
difficult goals in life
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably, that I have a bit of a stutter.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books and arts. All classic books (Russian novels, Shakespeare,
Melville, Swift, Stevenson, etc.). Reading is my work, and also
writing books - so, it's very difficult to answer this question.
Oh, well, ok... I'll try. A couple of names about contemporary
authors: Vassily Grossman as a novelist, Derek Walcott as a poet,
Samuel Beckett as a playright, Kandinsky as a painter.
Movies. All Hitchcock's movies. Favourite film directors: Bergman,
Tarkovsky, Sokurov, Herzog, Buñuel, Kiarostami, Resnais, Altman,
Scorsese, Ken Loach, Truffaut, Orson Welles.
All "indie" movies: I enjoyed a lot "Lars and the Real Girl", "The
Wrestler", and "Little Miss Sunshine". Sci-fi's (I love Battlestar
Galactica and Star Trek - TNG, Enterprise, Deep space 9; Firefly)
and sci-fi from 50ies. Tv shows: Real Humans (a Swedish series),
Dexter, The Sopranos, and Monk!
Music. Rock/blues from 70ies. James Taylor, Genesis, Suzanne Vega,
Tom Waits, Jethro Tull, Neil Young. British pop music.
Food. Japanese food (sashimi). All kind of fish. I eat everything
actually. I have a very good relationship with food, I just enjoy
it when is good.
The six things I could never do without
Internet, freedom, my books, my guitar, true friends, reflecting on
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Philosophy. Religion. And again philosophy.
On a typical Friday night I am
I have not a typical Friday night. Really, it doesn't matter. I am
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Ach, this is going to be unpopular: I don't like dogs. I know this
is a big turn-off for many. It seems all the world adores dogs: I
just prefer other animals (snakes, lions...) and pets (parrots,
hamsters, cats). Sorry again, I just haven't a good feeling with
dogs. Cats come to me, dogs bark at me.
You should message me if
You were interested by my previous answers. You think we have
something in common. You believe in friendship before everything
else. You have something to tell me. Just read what I wrote: my
tastes, my ideas. I won't reply to a simple "Hi there". It's not
snobbery, but... even a "ah, I love Vassily Grossman too!" or "why
don't you love dogs?" are better than a simple "hi there".