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with this handy executive summary: Basically I want you to think
I'm funny, emotionally perceptive and sensitive, intrigued more
than judgemental, and for it to be a bit of a mystery as to why I
earn so much with a personality as elaborated below...
Want to make people really happy without them being able to
understand how or who is doing it... I work in a large company for
The Bad Guys and I'm very, very important.
"Violet, sad, soulful eyes." That's actually a quote I just heard
on a podcast, and has nothing at all to do with me - my eyes are
actually dark dark brown and you'd have to look deep to glimpse
anything other than blank confuzzlement! Or perhaps you can
interpret it as a recently-found sense of wonder... pretender
extraordinaire, I like to believe.
I love to chat to people about life, love and everything, but I'm
NOT INTENSE!!! - just fascinated :O) (btw that smiley is hell to
draw on an iPad - be impressed)
Much prefer cosy nights at home or in the cinema/pub or out walking
etc. than out clubbing. Wanting to find someone who can ignore the
reserved facade and cuddle shamelessly.
What I’m doing with my life
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Working in a friendly and enthusiastic environment, coordinating
multiple projects being launched around the world and somehow
having to make them meet in the middle (!) Tactful diplomacy and
gentle piss-taking seem to be the key...
Inevitably wondering where I'm going with this whole life thing...
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Not worrying too much.
And origami roses.
And cooking. Or so I'd like to believe. Especially choux pastry -
if you think you can bake, then let's have a bake-off.
The first things people usually notice about me
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The unusual violet eyes.
I come across as not being very tactile at first (and I hate this
about myself) but love to be touched.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love films/books that are full of colours or smells or
imagination - I really loved the book (and film) Perfume for this;
I have to admit to a geeky love of Game of Thrones and The Walking
Dead too. A little known series called Mushishi was also brilliant
(some of it is on YouTube right now). And I love films that look
into the mind and madness - Fight club, Memento, Pan's Labyrinth,
I love some documentaries too - anything by Adam Curtis I will soak
up and ponder forever after. And doesn't everyone love David
Attenborough to bits?
I have a funny taste in music - if you've ever heard of
Amethystium, Ogrudy Alamut, Pulsar Bleu, Sami Takieddin, Wendy
Grondzil, or Sofaspace then please message me!!!! Also loving the
new Emancipator track, Minor Cause - really sends shivers down my
spine. Some Royksopp tracks are brilliant, especially "What Else is
There". On the lighter side, those 90s hits really take me
Finally, of course, I need my fair dose of comedy. South Park is a
favourite, also like Family Guy, American Dad etc. I quite like
satirical game shows like 8 out of 10 cats, Have I Got News for You
etc. but only watch when I'm bored. Oh - also Charlie Brooker and
Doug Stanhope :O)
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Trying to avoid the usual ones...
Ecstatic moods, moments of forever-lost nostalgia
A goddamned *working* water boiler
The softness, scent and shine of the Abingdon spring sky; the
blazing summer thunder storms after a scorching Geneva afternoon;
the memories of the mischievous fauna and magical summer flora
around Palo Alto
My biggest concern about the impending zombie apocalypse is what we
are going to do when the toilet paper runs out
The hope - and opportunities to try - to understand people so
deeply that they can't tell where the new source of happiness is
coming from; the prayer that this one day happens the other way
And I thank God most of all for the interweb and it's mobile phone
Did I cheat on that one? :O)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Where I'm going with my life, and how I can find someone with whom
I can share the beautiful things I've found.
Alternatively, becoming a drifter in the "modern wild west", riding
a motorbike from town to town, solving (or committing) crimes (I'm
a profoundly flawed hero in this scenario), breaking hearts, and
dusting off into the sunset, never to be seen again. One day I'll
meet a tragic, unexpected end, far far too young.
OR, becoming a drugs baron in South America. I'll obviously have to
spend some years working my way up the ladder - being a mule, then
maybe a lab chemist etc. - but eventually I'll rule a large empire
that sells gods and horror in little white packets. I will meet an
inevitable violent demise at the hands of my most trusted
right-hand-man (a current close friend/colleague of mine).
OR!!! Becoming the geek computer scientist - hovelled up in
miserable, dingy accommodation and barely seeing the sunlight for
years (but still hygienically showering regularly) - who discovers
the secret to true general artificial intelligence. I unleash it
upon the world asking it to do every good it can for humanity -
conflicts are resolved, medicine and healthy water/food becomes
available to all within months - Earth becomes a utopia where each
individual is deeply loved and nurtured by the AI. Yet tragically,
the one individual it cannot help is me - the damage done by those
years of isolation, and my intimate knowledge of its workings makes
me distrust it and everyone else, and I wither away into
Or just wondering how to answer a question some random guy in the
pub asked me recently: what colour is the Universe?
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Out for a drink with colleagues, or in with a movie and takeaway.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Several of the local takeaways know me by name now... but I'm a
great cook, honestly!
And apparently I can use HTML too!!! Who'd have guessed?!
You should message me if
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