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Hello! I'm Ashley, a young(ish) man who is new(ish) to lovely sunny
Hove but Sussex born and bred.
I'm a fun, easy-going guy and can find and make new friends easily,
but something a bit more special is always nice, and thought this
might be worth a try. I'm currently enjoying an active and sociable
life in Brighton, another way of saying that I like finding myself
quite busy. I prefer to make the most of my evenings and weekends,
enjoying the company of good friends and the tingling feeling of
new experiences. By day I'm a software developer. It's neat.
I'm an optimist, and am learning to live with the occasional
disappointments that brings. The half-full mentality is more than
worth it :-) I don't tend to stay unhappy for too long, and don't
find it hard to invent ways to keep myself happy, so odds are I'm
obnoxiously happy right now, so don't be afraid to message me!
What I’m doing with my life
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I love words, and I have pretensions of being a hobbyist writer,
but likely don't write nearly as often enough to qualify as such. I
do take part in National Novel Writing Month every year though,
which means I have a few 50,000 word proto-novels laying around and
plenty of scraps of other things. When I die, maybe they'll be
published against my will, and I will become the new Kafka...
I work doing what I enjoy and am good at, which is designing
software. It's fun!
The first things people usually notice about me
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I don't really have a problem with new people so I have a habit of
introducing myself to people before they even know I'm there.
Though this section is usually used for pointing out favourable
portions of ones face, so I'll say I have really awesome dimples.
Not even gonna try to be modest on this one. You can see them in
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I read classics most often, and not just because they're cheaper. I
have a great passion for the Chinese classic novels. There are four
of them, and they're all great. I begun reading one on a whim, and
found myself transported to a magical world of wonderment... I'm
My favourite author though is Tolstoy, and consider War and
Peace the most perfect thing ever written, and was most
disappointed when it ended. It's too short! Among the
other Russians, I enjoy Mikhail Bulgakov.
I read 1984 this year. It's not that happy.
Musically I was once such a rabid enough fan of Sigur Ros to name
my OkCupid profile after them. I still adore the fellows, and have
seen, and will see, them live, but find myself listening to electro
a lot now, some of which is decidedly cheesy. M83, Errors,
iamamiwhoami, and whatever's on my Spotify playlist right
Update! Having a bit of a BEACH HOUSE binge at the moment.
three months... a long time straight now.
Teen Dream is like, a really good album and that.
I hold the - now thankfully popular - view that Karl Pilkington is
the funniest man on TV and radio. I've heard almost everything he's
ever broadcast. Yeah...
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
* The stars. I often look up. Also, one helpfully exploded at some
point and made the planets and mountains and people and stuff,
isn't that nice.
* The sea, though it is at the bottom of my road and I don't visit
* Spotify or one of those other sites that have all the music ever
at your fingertips, what a great time to be alive.
* Lovely, generous friends, lucky enough to have met more than a
* Some kind of portal to the internet, I think I have three, one
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
I'm one of those people that can happily spend hours chewing on the
big questions. The really tasty ones. Saying that, my brain spends
a lot of time on idle. If you have anything to say to kick it into
gear, send me a message!
You should message me if
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