Living with depression and advanced sleep phase disorder. Mostly I cope by watching Steven Universe.
A video game designer I like just released a cool new game: http://mkopas.net/files/deesbignight.html
I'm pretty into reading, politics, history and video games.
As my father likes to remind me, he was born in the same hospital as John Craven. Alan Bennett's dad was his butcher growing up, and he lived down the street from Richard Hoggart. Somewhere between these three anecdotes, my sensibilities start to come into view.
Anarchist, democratic socialist, feminist, science fan, Dvorak user, full-time gamer, comics buff, slow foodie, and cheese fanboy. Fascinated by Westminster. Notable peaks: Oasis breaking up, being stood up and going home to begin learning to play the keyboard, revealing to my much younger brother that I know *everything* about Pokémon. Notable troughs: Tony Benn's death, every time I see George Galloway's face, being poor and having to eat industrial food, living in the UK with its culture of industrial food.
New DavelyDave, New Britain: under a New DavelyDave government, all urban roads would be partitioned into highways and Dutch-style cycleways (wide, red, smooth, unbroken, and separated from the road by at least three feet, with angled kerbs). The National Curriculum would include lessons in Python, cookery, personal finance and economics. A Citizen's Income, starting at £11,000, would be made available to everyone, and incorporated into a progressive income tax, with a top band of 80%. Prescription charges out, abolition of the police and prisons, nukes shot into space, donations to political parties banned (each instead is given an identical allowance assuming it obtains a 2% threshold of the vote), the Speaker as Head of State, large parties to be split up along ideological lines by writ, PR, seven federal states (that's regional and English devolution to the uninitiated, which—check the dates—I advocated *way* before it was cool), withdrawal from permanent UN Security Council membership, and lessons in how Yorkshire puddings are a starter, not a side, to be cooked fresh under the meat, and not from frozen, for all citizens. My dad taught me to make them with dozens of eggs.
Despite appearances, I'm a very affectionate person. I like people to think I'm smart, but I'm not all that cerebral; I just kind of feel my way through everything.
My emotional intelligence is a bit hit and miss. I spend most of my time alone, and so my perspective can be a little dippy. In some contexts, I have total self-knowledge, but in others, I struggle to identify patterns in my own behaviour. I am very sensitive to the needs of others when I'm paying attention, but I'm not always paying attention. I am responsive and communicative when it suits me, and completely unreachable when it doesn't. As a result, I'm probably not a very good leader, and I can be a middling boyfriend. The sort of MP who can be electric in the Commons when they've prepared for a topic, but who shrinks from their constitutency duties.