Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
I'm back living in London after going to live in the North
(Sheffield) for six years while I studied. While there I learned to
eat chips and gravy, talk to people on public transport and very
occasionally call total strangers "duck".
Even after living here since I was ten (except for the six years in
Sheffield) I still love the city, and still feel blinded by the
lights and sights of London occasionally. In a good way.
Note: Income has the dollar sign, but I chose the number in £s.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
I'm making the most of being back in London and all the gigs I can
go to and events I can get involved in. Theatre has been part of my
life since around 2008, and has taken me to perform in seven
different theatres, including two at the Edinburgh Fringe
By day I'm a programmer at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe,
based in Oxford Circus where I work with people developing games
for the PlayStation Vita, PS3 and PS4.
By night I'm a Ceilidh dancer, writer, gamer, or catching up on TV
shows or films (with friends, preferably). Occasionally: sleeping.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
...not getting run over around Oxford Circus, which is much harder
than it sounds. Also, there are a few character archetypes I play
really well in the theatre. I can also put together a pretty
awesome script, given enough time to let my mind go running free.
The first things people usually notice about me
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My first name is really unusual, so I often get asked about that.
I'm named after a fictional detective, though not a famous one (I'm
not called Sherlock), and share the name with a Bond villain.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Films: Probably my favourite film ever made is The Princess Bride.
It's funny, has some fantastic characterisation and some beautiful
swordplay. The book is also fantastic, but in a slightly different
way. In general, I also like any film with Ellen Page in (e.g. Whip
It or Juno) or with Heath Ledger (e.g. A Knight's Tale,
Books: This is much easier to do by author, right? Douglas Adams,
without question. It's really easy to own all his books because
he's a slow writer, and only managed eight of them. Although The
Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy his best known series, Dirk
Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is, without doubt, his best
book. People should also read Last Chance To See which is basically
a book about endangered animals that's really enjoyable. Instead of
just making you feel guilty it makes you feel we're all part of an
amazing world that we have to be careful with.
Music albums: My tastes are quite eclectic and cover many genres,
depending on my mood. For rock, it's Iron Maiden who still know how
to write a good melody; for pop Robbie Williams because I'm a
sucker for a cheesy lyric and an anthemic tune, and for orchestral
get me some How To Train Your Dragon or Pirates Of The Caribbean
TV Series: Firefly was one of most awesome series ever, until it
got cancelled. If you've watched it you'll know what I mean.
Computer Games: I work in the games industry, so picking favourites
is really, really, REALLY hard. Portal is the best game ever made,
I think. The writing is so tight and the gameplay perfectly paced.
I've also played all the Assassin's Creed games and most of the
DLCs. My favourite genre is driving games. Race Driver: Grid is a
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Morning trains to great days out.
Mornings in bed, to catch up on sleep.
Days out at whatever events the world has to offer or relaxing in
Days in, playing board games.
Evenings out to share drinks with friendly people.
Evenings in to play, write, or similar.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
That song I heard on the morning radio, but which I can't remember
the lyrics, title or artist of. You know the one? It goes:
*Tuneless humming*. Recognise it? Oh...
All the small things in life that make it great.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
...in a pub with friends, ceilidh dancing or getting an early night
ready for a busy weekend.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Although I'm not Russian, my name is. An actual Russian man tried
to teach me how to pronounce my name properly once. I couldn't do
it. (And still can't.)
I sometimes think that no matter how good life is, there'll always
be, somewhere, a wish for something more to aim for.
You should message me if
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You like showing people new things.
You like discovering new things.
You found a typo, grammar or spelling mistake in my profile.
You didn't find any typos, grammar or spelling mistakes but you
were looking for them.
You are my long lost sister, who was adopted, so we can unite and
overthrow the evil Galactic Empire.
You want to go to something with someone, but don't know who, but
think I'll like it based on things we have in common.
People, your attention! I have hidden five song titles (all more
than one word) in my profile. If you can find any of them, give the
song title and artist (1 point each), and message me the ones you
find. I will then get you one of these prizes:
1-4: A drink from a coffee shop / bar, or similar.
5-7: A cinema or theatre ticket (non-West End).
8-10: A meal in a restaurant.
More than 10: A secret prize.
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