I usually fall in between things, I love comics but not superheroes, writing but not academia, games but not all this 'I'm a geek' stuff... I have a powerful allergy to cliche and therefore hipsters. I can't bring myself to speak to blokes with beards and no nautical experience. Noone understands me. :(
I play piano and guitar. I should probably have mentioned that earlier, you know, because it's supposed to be cooler.. but it's not representative. I really dislike music culture/affectation. I was in a band for years, but just enjoyed creating songs. I grew up spending every free minute between school and sleep drawing.
My favourite dating profiles are the ones that list their typical Friday night as being spent 'smashing the patriarchy'. Ideally, I'd like to be with someone like that, forever.
I get on with warm, CARING, intelligent, rational, sensitive idiots. That girl I saw reading the Roald Dahl book on the tube. Love these: shyness hiding adventurousness; intelligence and ingenuousness; depth and irreverence; causticness and sweetness.
I love football but not lads, art but not galleries. Tolstoy and Turtles cartoons. Rain drumming at the windows. I don't love faddishness: neuroscience-fetishing, TED-talks, homeopathy, ethnic wall-rugs, huffington post articles. I can't bear self-appointed-gurus of any sort. I live near Brighton - that's the norm. You can pay to get a photo of your aura in the local native american accoutrements shop. There's a local native american accoutrements shop.
I don't understand how people can watch 99 percent of american television. I don't mean to be difficult. I'd say that if politely turning down a bowl of grit too.
I exercise my right not to vote.
I have one major aversion, cultivated since coming on here: self-righteous pseudo liberals. I don't think believing in equality makes you a hero; it makes you normal. And I can't think of anything more boring to talk about. The world/this place is heaving with reactionary race and gender studies types, with multiple chips on their shoulders. I find the hypocrisy spectacularly repellent. It might seem strange mentioning this.. but about half the profiles on here start ranting and raving about 'white cisgender men'. Or think that certain haircuts are more seditious than others. I'm trying to be blase - in truth it's pretty rubbish.
I can't be around people who:
- think it's fine that 'you can't be racist against white people' is being taught in universities
- excitedly throw around words like patriarchy and privilege
- use words like 'mansplain' while complaining about casual sexism.. the brainlessness.. I just.. despair..
- or are threatened by the existence of issues of inequality affecting men. (such as this...)
... that kind of thing. It would just be nice to meet someone who doesn't make generalisations about men, white, or straight people while being hypersensitive about the opposite or blindly 'support' whoever is the same demographic as them, whatever the situation. Fugging hell. Having never fitted in, in life, among the above categories, it's a bit rich to be shovelled in among 'them' when it suits someone's agenda. The hypocrisy of feminism in the west power-nauseates me :/.
I'm pretty ingenuous and having to talk about this upsets me; reducing the world to politics/demographics is just so small-minded.
Umm... I should also probably mention.. I definitely don't want to meet anyone into drugs; I just know who I am these days and would welcome the unusual experience of meeting someone with similar sensitivities.