I'm probably a little nerdy. I watch a lot of movies, and read a lot of books. I start every morning with a cup of tea. I love science fiction & fantasy, and a good convention.
But then, there is very little I'm not up for doing, especially if I haven't done it before. I'm friendly, if not a little shy at first, and am very easily amused. I like the outdoors, but don't see it nearly enough. I have yet to go camping - shock horror.
Please note: I'm interested equally in boys and girls, as well as everything in between, inc. trans, intersex etc.
What I’m doing with my life
Used to be a bookseller, a customer service monkey, and a Sainsbury's girl (I looked dashing in the maroon getup). Currently unemployed, but studying English Literature with Creative Writing.
These days, doing whatever I can find to fill my days. Mostly, that's trying not to get into fights on Reddit, while "slush" reading for a science fiction & fantasy magazine (voluntary).
I’m really good at
Procrastination is my biggest talent - as in, my life is full of small intricacies to help me be a little lazier. I enjoy writing, although I'm not sure if I'm all that good at it.
The one time I went rock climbing, I was really good at it, but haven't had the opportunity to check that wasn't beginner luck.
One of my party tricks is being able to name the book/author films are based on, but that always backfires when someone throws out a curveball.
The first things people usually notice about me
I tend to talk and gesticulate a lot. A gentle nudge that I should be a little more reserved does the trick!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: The End of Alice by A.M. Homes. Blindsight & Echopraxia by Peter Watts. Crash by J.G. Ballard. The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeannette Winterson. The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Less Than Zero by Brett Easton Ellis. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep? by Philip K. Dick. The Princess Bride by William Goldman. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Less. Harry Potter books. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. White is for Witching by Helen Oyeyemi. Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.
Movie: Brief Encounter. The Full Monty. The Third Man. Idiocracy. The Goonies. Laputa: Castle in the Sky. When Harry Met Sally. Lord of the Rings trilogy. The Killer Shrews. Clueless. Mean Girls. I have an unfortunate penchant for rom coms.
TV Shows: Lost. Peep Show. Orange is the New Black. Game of Thrones. Doctor Who. Orphan Black. RuPaul's Drag Race. The Office. Community. Entourage.
Music: The Smiths. Wolf Parade. Death Grips. Elvis Costello. Moonface. Mazzy Star. Neutral Milk Hotel. Sunset Rubdown. Franz Ferdinand. Mariachi El Bronx. Swan Lake. Missy Elliott. The Shins. The Decemberists. The Beach Boys. Andrew Bird...it's a pretty mixed bag.
Food: Avocados, mushrooms and potatoes are my jam.
The six things I could never do without
Books. Cigarettes. Tea.. Only three, but I'm easily pleased.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Life, the universe, and everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
Often at home, but sometimes you'll find me at a friend's, down the pub. I occasionally go to clubs, but it's usually only with friends who, like me, don't really drink.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I love Anne Rice novels. She is my guilty pleasure. Yup.
Oh, and I play board games. Got a 25+ strong collection.
I'm a pretty open person. Ask me anything, and I'll give you the honest answer.
You should message me if
you're open and friendly.
If you enjoy going to the cinema, to art galleries, to book stores, to animal sanctuaries, to talks and lectures, to cosy coffee shops.
If you like travelling, trying new food and learning new things.
If you can talk about books, but that's not required, just desirable.
If you don't read, then you shouldn't mind me talking about the books I've just finished.