zero_mirrors
32 London, UK
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My self-summary
Bookseller, film grad and wannabe writer/journalist. I hold a deep conviction that there is a story behind everyone and everything. They may not all be interesting, but I'll wager they're important. I enjoy getting to know people, coming to know their stories; and sharing in them in my way.

Yeah, that was the pretense.

I list myself as bisexual as experience has taught me that boys have soft skin and nice lips too. As an adjective I feel it is kind of redundant though.

Travel wise I want to hit Japan, New Zealand and the cryogenic wilds of Scandinavia.

I like to think I am creative, idiosyncratic, and curious
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a well known chain booksellers. My soul remains my own, though the paperwork and sales figures dilute some of the magic. Its still not a bad way to earn a living.

I've taken up painting. While I lack any real talent, it's an incredibly rewarding and stress relieving exercise, and not everyone who sees the results pulls a face like a dog trying to program a VCR.

I've decided that 2014 is going to be a year of great change. Not sure what that will involve, but I'll keep you posted (assuming anyone really gives a damn).
I’m really good at
Inventing my own random expressions. Withering put downs. I can juggle and do impressions, though not necessarily at the same time. Listening and understanding. I suck at being judgemental.

Writing. Besides my online work, I have a number of short stories and novellas on the go right now. You have to be careful when it comes to things like this - I work in book selling; every other person I meet is "A Writer."

My knowledge of films is near encyclopaedic.
The first things people usually notice about me
My lips, or so I'm told.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Some tasters:

Music - Manic Street Preachers, Android Lust, InMe, Biffy Clyro, VNV Nation, Future Trail, Rammstein, Johnny Cash, Nine Inch Nails, How to Destroy Angels, Massive Attack, Ladytron, Neil Young, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Switchblade Symphony, Fightstar, Emilie Autumn, The Birthday Massacre, Nirvana, Oasis, Noel Gallagher, A Perfect Circle, Paramore, Pink Floyd, Rasputina, Scarling, Queen Adreena, Smashing Pumpkins, Tori Amos, Sneaker Pimps, IAMX, The Sisters of Mercy, Editors, Joy Division, The Cure, Siobhan Donaghy, The Dead Weather, Fleetwood Mac, Radiohead, Assemblage 23, Einsturzende Neubauten, Yoko Kanno, Origa, Ilaria Graziano, Cryogenica, My Friend Skeleton, Neil Young, Michael McCann, Elgar, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Vaughan Williams...

Books - Any Caitlin R Kiernan, especially "Silk" and "Tales of Pain and Wonder". There's also J.G. Ballard, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, H.P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin, Mike Carey, Kristopher Reisz, Poppy Z. Brite, Iain M. Banks, Anais Nin, Natsuo Kirino, Orson Scott Card, Christopher Hitchens.

Massive fan of graphic novels too; especially Sandman, Hellblazer, Scott Pilgrim and later X-Men.

Films (Top 10) - Dr. Strangelove, Night of the Hunter, Ed Wood, Requiem for a Dream, The Crow, Ghost in the Shell, Persona, 8 1/2, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Pandora's Box.

Television - The Wire (it really is the best show ever made), The West Wing, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, The Thick of It, Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, Daria, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Ergo Proxy, Claymore, Life, Battlestar Galactica, House...

I'm increasingly into video games as I get older. I've developed an almost fanatical devotion to the Deus Ex universe. Dragon Age is better than Mass Effect, and I enjoy a bit of Final Fantasy.
The six things I could never do without
- Dr Pepper
- A notebook
- A pen
- Music
- Books
- Kindle
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Deus Ex, The Culture and acrylic paint.
On a typical Friday night I am
Usually coming home from work.
You should message me if
...the whim should so carry you.

I'm open to all topics and I enjoy mass debating.
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