University student majoring in Classics. I'm quite enamored with classical antiquity, its literature, culture, and history. I also take great pleasure in learning the languages. Outside of school, I'm an enthusiastic reader, and a book is seldom absent from my person, or far from my thoughts. My taste in literature is comparatively catholic in appreciation. The canonical works of Classical Antiquity, the Mediæval period, the Renaissance and the Baroque, French Existentialism, English Romanticism, continental philosophy, modern & post-modern literature, and a smattering of the gothic, fantastic, and grotesque all compete for, increasingly scarce, shelf space in my room.
Before getting caught up in classical scholarship, which was inevitable as my talents and inclinations lean heavily towards the academic, I studied music. I studied Classical guitar at University for two years, Jazz guitar at college before that, all in addition to taking private lessons. I'm a record geek, and an obsessive music fan; I spent a sizeable portion of my formative years in record stores, and still tend to spend far too much time wearing headphones.
Personality wise, I'm rather introverted. I'm more than content spending time alone, pursuing my own interests, hobbies, and whims. This having been said, I do regularly enjoy the company of other people. Though I'm decidedly better at one on one conversation or within a small group of people, I am quite capable of gregariousness if need be. It has been remarked upon by several of my closest friends that I bear an unnerving resemblance in temperament and inclination to that of the archetypical Byronic hero. I use a fountain pen almost exclusively. Tea is quite often the only beverage I'll drink in a day, and I drink far too much of it. Moreover, I know an inordinate amount about various blends, brews, and varieties of tea, which is largely due to an unfortunate talent for inadvertently memorizing trivial information. Politically, I'm very much a leftist, as Žižek once put it "a communist in a qualified sense". I have an affinity for reptiles and I've had a few of them over the years, right now I have a gecko. I wear glasses rather frequently, but I don't have any pictures of me wearing them, I should fix that. (note: This has been remedied.)
I imagine that to be everything.