I'm not cool, bar a short period of time in 2004, I've never been cool, that's fine I've never wanted to be cool.
I'm an odd mix of idealistic and cynical (I wholeheartedly believe that if your not cynical your not paying close enough attention).
In the long term I'd like to be a writer (novels, tv, films, graphic novels I'm not fussy as long as it's creative) but will probably always have another job to pay the bills. I write reviews for a horror website and a music site on the side at the moment. Which is a fun sideline.
I also write music, sing and play guitar and have been in bands of varying quality and style since my early teens. I still write although I no longer have band. I toy regularly with the idea of doing acoustic gigs, but all my heroes from Hardcore bands seem to be doing that so it feels a little cliche.
Before I grew my hair longer and my beard the Leonard from Big Bang Theory similarity got mentioned fairly routinely despite being much taller than him and having dressed the way I do and loved the things I do for far longer than the show has been on tv.
Films, i studied Film so obviously there are loads more but honorable mentions: One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest Breathless/ a Bout de Souffle Rashamon and all other Akira Kurosawa films Battle Royale all Christopher Nolan Films Donnie Darko Garden State Lost in Translation Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist The Omen Evil Dead Grosse Point Blank High Fidelity Ferris Bueller's Day Off Bill and Ted Shaun of the Dead Get Carter Brotherhood (korean) Enter the Dragon Pulp fiction and Quentin Tarantino in general all David Fincher Films Pineapple Express The Sure Thing Before Sunrise/Sunset Manhattan 500 Days of Summer Festen Scott Pilgrim Vs The World Kiss Me Deadly The Seventh Seal Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind Taken Upstream Colour Primer Gasland The Corporation Park Chan Wook's films The Raid
TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother Friends Scrubs Wonders of the Universe Family Guy Arrested Development IT Cowd The Walking Dead Spaced Chuck the Thick of it The Big Bang Theory House Black Books Spaced Sherlock Freaks and Geeks Community
Music, I'm open to anything that means something and feels sincere but my first love will always be rock music. Particularly hardcore and post hardcore: Propaghandi Glassjaw At the Drive-In Black Flag Led Zeppelin The Clash Al Green Marvin Gaye Ray Lamontange Gavin DeGraw Pearl Jam Ben Harper Jeff Buckley Brand New Leonard Cohen The Descendents Colin Hay The Black Keys We Are Scientists Jimi Hendrix Bon Iver The Get Up Kids Rival Schools The black Crowes The Kinks Sonic Youth The Pixies Fugazi Hot Water Music Neutral Milk Hotel Sonic Youth Say Anything Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros MxPx Daniel Johnston Face to Face Deaf Havana Million Dead (way better than Frank Turner on his own) Hell is for Heroes The Future of the Left
I love food and cooking mostly italian, thai, chinese and indian. I also enjoy anything sweet and ideally brightly coloured and have recently discovered that Dime Bar Milkshakes might be the greatest invention in human history.