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34 / M / Straight / Single
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
- Last Online
- Nov 16
- 6′ 1″ (1.85m).
- Body Type
- Atheism but not too serious about it
- Graduated from college/university
- Computer / Hardware / Software
- Doesn’t want kids
- Likes cats
- English (Fluently), Japanese (Poorly)
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I've recently started GMing a Pathfinder game for a group of friends in Oxford.
I've started doing Tai Chi which has to be the best way to lose weight for the amount of effort that goes into it.
Enjoying my job. It's never dull: something new breaks every day, and it's only usually my fault. They're expecting me to be in vaguely in charge of people now, which doesn't come naturally.
I do a decent evil laugh.
I'm apparently good at teaching. This baffles me, as I generally find the process incredibly frustrating, yet somehow I come across as patient. I can be a bit of a grammar pedant, despite being far from perfect myself.
I can dance salsa, and things similar to it, including smatterings of ballroom. I've even been known to teach ballroom, though that really is the blind following the blind. I love a ceilidh: they're easy for everyone to join in even if they don't know stuff, messing up is half the fun, and they're exhausting - in a good way. I can dosey-doe a man twice my size.
I'm really bad at
Pretending to be normal.
Remembering stuff. Seriously, I have a rubbish memory. That's what computers, devices and pencils are for. I use lots of paper, especially when I'm thinking, planning and figuring stuff out, which happens a lot.
Picking up on subtle signals. If you think I'm deliberately ignoring your feelings, 9 times out of 10 it's because I honestly haven't noticed.
I'm utterly incapable of modern, club or disco dancing, probably because it's without form or rules (at least ones I can decipher).
I'm honest by nature. That's not a virtuous life choice, I just am - I don't get a choice in the matter.
Drink: Real ale, sake, well made tea and real coffee. I also adore sloe gin, but it takes two years to mature - which is why my kitchen cupboards are full of bottles.
Update: Some have questioned whether it's really worth leaving sloe gin for two years. I insist that giving it that extra time to mature does wonders for the flavour. I've recently been experimenting with replacing the sugar in it with various substances like honey or maple syrup - but it'll be a while before I know the result.
Anime: Crest of the Stars, When They Cry, Durarara!!, Clannad, Eden of the East, Haibane Renmei, Code Geass, Bakuman, A Certain Magical Index and far too many others to list. I've recently been enjoying Sword Art Online, Kokoro Connect and Psycho-pass. I'm told all the anime I love is depressing, which I deny, but I do enjoy a good harrowing.
Hint: if you hate anime, that might be an issue.
TV: I've been enjoying Dexter and Game of Thrones recently. Favourites include Firefly, Fringe and of course Doctor Who. If you're British, you have to like Doctor Who. It's the law.
Books: I grew up with Douglas Adams and Tolkein, and now read sci fi and fantasy like Dune, Rivers of London, The Dresden Files or Neil Gaiman; Japanese novels like Spice & Wolf or Scrapped Princess; or occasionally proper books like Rebecca, The Handmaid's Tale or The City & The City (though not often enough). I also waste my time on technical books and manga.
Movies: Red Cliff (Chinese), Night Watch (Russian), Italian for Beginners (Danish dogme film that's really funny), Alien (textbook horror). I don't watch a lot of movies, so there are probably massive gaps in my cultural knowledge. I'm looking forward to the new Hobbit.
I applaud any film or TV show that gets the science of space right: there should be no noise in space even when stuff blows up (except when it hits the camera - points to Galactica), explosions don't billow without an atmosphere to push against so you don't get that cloudy look, any moving objects will keep moving at the same speed until they hit something, lasers and similar weapons that are supposed to move at the speed of light shouldn't be seen travelling, and the distance between stars is staggeringly huge.
Music: My mood in music varies like the weather, but I'm particularly fond of Kajiura Yuki. It's great material for testing headphones.
I've got some friends in the Oxford folk scene, and they're awesome. I can't sing for toffee though.
- Friends, of the geeky, filthy, silly variety
- Something intriguing to ponder
- Real coffee. No instant and definitely no coke. I'm a fussy addict
- The net, for untold thousands of reasons
- Just five more minutes in bed...
I continually conjure up hobbies, projects and random things to apply myself to, and these things occupy most of my mind. To an observer these may look oddly like work. The ability to get excited and lost in a thing indicates to me an interesting person.
Lately, I've been thinking about: Recipes for okonomiyaki.
- Girls who like guys
- Ages 25–40
- Near me
- Who are single
- For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating