Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Consider this a warning.
Since one of the most popular shows on TV is based on a series of
doorstop-sized fantasy novels, and the highest grossing summer
blockbuster films of the past decade are all about comic
characters, I can't use the word 'geek' any more. It's become
mainstream. The brand has been diluted. The word does not convey
what I need it to. So...
I am a massive nerd.
I like massively nerdy things, like statistics, and word games, and
the economic implications of copyright law. I write smutty
limericks with linguistics jokes in them. I read books about the
history of hat-wearing in Western culture. I spent a good two hours
last night thinking about why tears are the only bodily fluid we
don't find gross. I buy second-hand textbooks on subjects I'm not
even studying. I can talk for quite a while on why I think art is
an artefact of the human visual system. A couple of weeks ago I
decided, for no reason whatsoever, that I didn't know enough about
how steroids worked, so I went away and read up on them.
If that scares you off, it's probably for the best. If it piques
your interest, by all means read on...
What I’m doing with my life
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Like the Soviet Union, I have a five year plan, though mine will
probably prove to be more popular. I'm doing tech things for a
fashion company at the moment, and studying towards an Economics
and Maths degree in my spare time. The plan is to do a Masters in
badass applied maths techniques in a couple of years, and then make
In my spare time, I swing dance (Lindy Hop, Balboa, vernacular jazz
and Blues), meet strange people in museums, draw, and play the
piano very, very badly. Seriously, it would anger you.
(As a bit of a warning, some people think I'm a bit mentally into
the swing dancing, because I travel up and down the country [and
occasionally abroad] doing it. This is because they haven't met the
other swing dancers who are far more mentally into it than I am.)
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
A previous incarnation of this profile had several hundred words in
this section. This was rather too immodest, and made for heavy
reading. Just ask me to impress you, and I'll see what I can come
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably the outlandish facial hair. It's like a hook, so people
can remember me as "the guy with the sideburns", rather than
remembering me by whatever it was I offended them by doing.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I am in Stage Two of growing old. This consists of me starting to
like things my parents liked when I was a kid, but I couldn't
understand at the time. Some examples include Nat King Cole,
mushrooms, and complex dramas where people have lots of
I've gotten quite into espionage fiction over the last couple of
years. I reckon espionage fiction falls somewhere on a spectrum. At
one end of that spectrum you've got square-jawed action heroes
riding away from explosions on a jet-ski they're sharing with a
bikini-clad bombshell. At the other end you've got middle-aged men
in the 1970s sitting in a darkened room, chain-smoking and
wondering who they can trust. I've started to prefer the latter end
of that spectrum. I think that's also a part of Stage Two of
I own some cake tins. It's my intention to use them at least twice
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The amount of androgenic body hair someone has (both men and women)
is largely a consequence of their testosterone levels. Testosterone
levels are also associated with both positively- and
negatively-perceived behavioural characteristics (aggression,
sexual appetite, risk-taking, etc.). Is the current trend for hair
removal just a fashion, is it for accentuating secondary sex
characteristics, or is it part of some weird strategy for
concealing one's testosterone levels?
Stuff like that. I think about stuff like that, all the bloody
time. Remember that, future girlfriends, when you feel the need to
ask what I'm thinking about.
My team at work occasionally go for lunch at Byron, the curiously
prevalent burger chain. Their comment cards are phrased "I've been
thinking...", and every time I'm in there, I fill it out with
whatever philosophical perplexity I've been mulling over of late. I
like to imagine they have a mull over them as well.
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