Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Having thought long and hard about this I still can't come up with
an ideal self-summary. Clichéd but also true.
I do remain, in spite of any evidence, something of a classical
romantic. I adore connecting with a person, a sense of wonder when
discovering the energy they possess for their passions and their
delight in sharing that energy; or enjoying introducing someone to
a new place, book, film (etc) and rediscovering that thing through
That makes me sound like a shocking hipster or pretentious idiot.
Hopefully though the meaning untangled itself from the shackles of
language and made it out okay.
I'm (clearly) not a person to use five words when 500 and some
opaque imagery is an option. I find the idea of trying to sum
In a few neat boxes like this an exercise in futility, but rest
assured I'll be taking first impressions about you from the same
boxes... Thinking about it, I do wonder how I've managed ever to
stumble over interesting people on here but I have some really
great friends I first encountered on this site so I guess it works
I find myself constantly baffled on this site by the people I meant
to have loads in common with who list music gigs as their main
Perhaps I can be summed up by:- Went to Latitude one year, only
watch one band play and that was because everything else
stopped/closed as Suede was the band in question. Spent the rest of
Latitude in the Comedy and Literary tents having an awesome time
(So saw lots of Robin Ince and kept out of the rain too). If you're
thinking "sounds like a good festival experience" then we will
probably get on awesomely.
What I’m doing with my life
Don’t overthink this one; tell us what you’re doing day-to-day.
Keep wondering if any of the things I'd enjoy doing with my life
would actually pay a living wage or if they are all going to being
hobbies that I over invest in between some kind of wage
A delightful cocktail of freelance and temping for a while since
graduating a couple of years ago, the variety is nice enough but
the month to month tension about contrat length is far from
Away from such mundanity I have some great friends here in this
lovely city, but the draw of London does get ever louder.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I talk fast, and way too much, and sidetrack myself often.
Occasionally I get to the point. Often I'm playing devil's
I can get competitive in things that I find enjoyable and
rewarding; not anti socially competitive to the extent of crushing
others, just don't be surprised if I've sneakily being reading up
or practicing something I was claiming last week to be a novice
In objective and measurable ways I am fairly good at:- pub quizzes
and in particularly film trivia that is of no value to anyone away
from quizzes since the IMDb was created, fencing (obviously a
useful skill in the digital age, and a key aspect in many a modern
Bridget Jones's check list) and copy editing (thank you Microsoft
word for ruining that...)
The first things people usually notice about me
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Depends how they encounter me. If it's out somewhere then the loud
laugh and the joking around. It it's around a theatre rehearsal
I'll be the one failing to stay focused even while directing. But
I'm not as loud and brash as I can seem. In fact I personally claim
to be a touch shy; a claim none of my friends agree with apparently
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Help your potential matches find common interests.
Films? Way too many to list. Withnail & I perhaps the most
important one for people who want to *get* my sense of humour, In
The Bleak Midwinter the one that will always make me cry.
Books:- Northern Lights, Stewart Lee's How I Escaped My Certain
Fate, Preacher, H.P. Lovecraft, Game Of Thrones (Bored with waiting
for new books though), everything by William Goldman, Douglas Adams
Music:- Lots of 90's classic Brit-pop, particularly early Oasis.
Also Radiohead, The Smiths, Muse, G&R, REM
Shows:- House, Sons of Anarchy, Lost (failed at the end though),
Life on Mars, West Wing, Studio 60, Deadwood, Carnivale, House of
Cards, Hannibal, Firefly, Daily Show
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
My close friends
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Why I'm procrastinating, why I am wondering about procrastinating
and not at least enjoying it, wondering why seemingly intellegent
people got so excited about Inception when The Prestige is Nolan's
better and smarter film, why I can spot other peoples typing errors
but never my own, how did my old German Shepherd accept the cats
joining us on an evening walk but bully them relentlessly once we
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Friends, films, wine, socialising, coffee, putting the world to
rights. Order varies
I would say cinema for new releases, but crowded friday night
cinema seems to take the fun out of it.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I’m an empty essay… fill me out!
Oh god, I tend to admit far too much almost all of the time. In
fact I really should do something about my lack of tact.
That should be the thing to admit. It's possible I have no filter.
You should message me if
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If' you're still reading and not utterly bored by now.
If you play Carcassone or Agricola.
If you can accept someone can adore the Lord of the Rings films but
loath the books with a burning passion.
If you agreed with most of this but there was a film, or activity
or whatever that you felt was missing and want to introduce me to
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