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darrkenium

29 M Oxford, United Kingdom

My Details

Last Online
Today – 2:12pm
Orientation
Straight
Ethnicity
White
Height
5′ 11″ (1.80m)
Body Type
Fit
Diet
Mostly anything
Smokes
No
Drinks
Socially
Drugs
Sometimes
Religion
Agnosticism, and somewhat serious about it
Sign
Pisces, and it’s fun to think about
Education
Graduated from Ph.D program
Job
Science / Engineering
Income
$50,000–$60,000
Relationship Status
Single
Relationship Type
Strictly monogamous
Offspring
Doesn’t have kids, but might want them
Pets
Likes dogs and likes cats
Speaks
English (Fluently), Italian (Okay), Welsh (Poorly), C++ (Poorly), French (Poorly)

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My self-summary
Hello! I'm Tom. I'm a scientist by day, but would love for my writing to earn enough to live on someday. I love exploring foreign cities, cycling trails, playing football or hiking across the coast. I live for great art, whether it be written, filmed or played. You will find me just as comfortable dancing away at a music festival or playing board games in a quiet corner of a pub.
What I’m doing with my life
Science! I returned to academia last summer after two years working on wind farms for a renewable power consultancy. Now I'm a postdoc in material science at Oxford. The machine I run breaks down materials one atom at a time so you can build a 3d model of its structure. It's just as awesome as it sounds.

In my spare time, I write. I just finished a novel which I'm revising for publication next spring.
I’m really good at
Mix tapes - although nowadays I just make mixes on Spotify.

I'd like to think I'm pretty decent at writing, and my singing voice isn't bad.

I can cook, but am much better at making it up as I go than following a recipe!
The first things people usually notice about me
Either one of my many geeky t-shirts or my hair, which has defeated all attempts to control it. It has a plan, I find it's easier just to go along with it.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love a lot of music across a lot of genres, but mostly things you would find at the End of the Road festival or the Other Stage at Glastonbury. Jazz, world music and dancey stuff also get a look in when I'm in the right mood.

For example: Radiohead, The Hold Steady, Iron & Wine, Wilco, Pearl Jam, The National, The Arcade Fire, Calexico, Elliott Smith, TV On The Radio, Public Service Broadcasting, Laura Marling, Local Natives, Air, Glasser, Mogwai, Death Cab For Cutie, Ben Folds, Spoon, Ludovico Einaudi, Thievery Corporation, Fela Kuti, The War on Drugs, Amadou and Mariam, Toumani Diabate, Vieux Farka Toure, Tiniarawen, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Keith Jarrett, the Beastie Boys, the Chemical Brothers, the Streets, Faithless, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Yes, Dire Straits and Bon Iver.

My reading list began with a lot of scifi in my youth, but now I read a lot of other genres of fiction, as well as popular science, economics, history and psychology. There are few authors I try not to miss - China Mieville, Neil Gaiman, George RR Martin, Nick Hornby, Neal Stephenson, Michael Chabon, Charles Stross, Malcolm Gladwell, Michael Lewis, Patrick Rothfuss, Terry Pratchett. Plus the classics - Kundera, Steinbeck, Hemingway, Douglas Adams, Iain Banks, Fitzgerald, Tolkien, etc. In general I read what's had good reviews, as well as the writers I know personally.

I really enjoy quirky films like Wonderboys, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Stranger Than Fiction or The Life Aquatic and watch most of the award-nominated films each year if I can, but I also love a popcorn action or scifi movie. I don't watch TV but I go through series on Netflix - The West Wing, House of Cards, Battlestar Galactica, Firefly, Fringe, Breaking Bad and The Killing are some favourites.

I love food, and there's very little I won't eat. I try to eat healthy most of the time but I occasionally succumb to a pulled pork roll, burrito or curry. I'm a little obsessed with avocados.
The six things I could never do without
Music
Something to write with
My kindle
Good company
One of my bikes
The internet
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How society would work if we lived within our environmental means.

How much Shania Twain would freak out if Brad Pitt became a rocket scientist.
On a typical Friday night I am
At the pub, a gig or having a few drinks over a board game with friends. If I'm staying home, it will probably involve cooking something tasty.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm colour blind. In practice this has very little impact on modern life other than a tendency for people to hold up pencils and ask me what colour they are.
I’m looking for
  • Girls who like guys
  • Ages 24–33
  • Near me
  • Who are single
  • For new friends, long-term dating, short-term dating
You should message me if
You're a writer and want to chat about creative stuff.

We share similar tastes and you want to share some awesome new band, film or book you think I'd like.

You feel like we'd get along.