37Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Hello all

Argh. How to translate my personality into a paragraph of text that won't scare or repulse? I'm a front line manager in Customer Services for a local housing association/charity. I do this because it pays ok and requires very little personal investment allowing me to please myself for the rest of my time. My main goal is to save enough to get my own place in Canterbury, where I went to university. My multifarious interests include psychology (I am a graduate psychologist), anthropology, role-play-gaming, ebaying, scifi, fantasy, horror, especially Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Haruki Murakami, David Mitchell and classics such as Jane Austen, etc etc. I also write my own fiction. I hope to write for kids someday or really childish adults. I love anything weird and wonderful. I've been a practising witch since I was 15 but I'm philosophical about it and not at all predisposed towards black velvet and pewter jewelry. I'm a nice person, a bit crabby and introverted. Sometimes I come off as a bit scary and aloof. I have a wicked sense of humour that veers toward the dark and twisty at times. I also think I should rule the world. Dislikes include hypocrisy, people who play tedious mind games, infidelity, people who use text talk or omit punctuation in e-mails, unrepentant morons, hate criminals and the unneccessarily whiny.

I am unusual, insightful, and slightly evil
What I’m doing with my life
Mostly going through the motions of the weekly rat race, counting the hours until the weekend. I like learning new things. Lately, I have cultivated an interest in botany and foraging. Often to be found peering into hedgerows.

I've had various jobs, mostly involving admin, teaching or healthcare. My current job involves providing customer support to clients of a housing association. These days that means bedroom tax, homelessness and **shudder** universal credit. I also write reports and work on projects. What I really want to do is write novels.
I’m really good at
Writing, reading books very quickly. Remembering vast tracts of trivia, diagnosing odd psychological ailments, languages,divination (i.e. tarot, palmistry, etc.), roleplaying, looking after people, being creative, being smug, sarcasm, drawing like a small child, giving advice, being a witch.
The first things people usually notice about me
My walk. I've been told I stride, as if into battle. I've got long blonde hair and green eyes. Fairly buxom. Slightly idiosyncratic wardrobe. I do not fear colour.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
a)Lots of these. Anything by Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Haruki Murakami, Margaret Atwood, China Mieville, Charlaine Harris, Scarlett Thomas, Alan Moore, George Orwell, Austen, the Brontes, Elizabeth Gaskell, Georgette Heyer, Charles Dickens, Stephenie Meyer, trashy vampire soft porn (e.g. Anita Blake). I love children's books like Harry Potter, the His Dark Materials series by Philip Pullman, Garth Nix. Generally, odd, fantastical books. Urban fantasy, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, anime.
b)Aliens, the Directors Cut, The Shawshank Redemption, The Princess Bride, V for Vendetta, Labyrinth, most Tarantino films, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Spaceballs, Donnie Darko, Secretary, Harry Potter, Southpark the movie, Jay & silent Bob films, When Harry Met Sally, Love Actually, lots of daft horror films, lots of soppy rom-coms and anything scifi/fantasy. Except that Dungeons&Dragons film with Jeremy Irons. That was crap.
c) Metallica, Biffy Clyro, Slipknot, Korn, Tori Amos, Nirvana, Foo-fighters, Kings of Leon, Florence & the Machine, Kate Bush, Sisters of Mercy, U2, Greenday, The Dead Weather, The Kills, opera, piano/violin classics.
d) Chocolate, mexican food, italian food, a nice steak, my mother's xmas dinner, long island ice teas,champagne, coffee. More chocolate. I also enjoy anthropomorphic food such as jelly babies or Pom bears, but only because I enjoy taunting them before I eat them.
Six things I could never do without
Books, my mum, my friends, simple pleasures, complex pleasures, Mother Earth.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Faith, philosophy, love, magic, morality, why people are such b*****ds/so stupid/so annoying, politics (see previous), the nature of life and being, poetry, literature, music, art and how I will go about taking over the world. I also spend a lot of time daydreaming about various fantasies, often involving acts of personal heroism or revenge on hated enemies (hee hee).
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably reading with a nice glass of wine or watching Netflix or the weekly Sky+ saves. Otherwise gaming and cackling with glee as I crush yet another enemy under my dainty little foot.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nothing. Things are only embarrassing if you tell people, or allow them to live after they find out. I've already told you all there is to know, pretty much, including being a member of a minority religion that people like to burn and the whole world domination thing. I am a total geek but miraculously free of social anxiety disorders.
You should message me if
You want to. Particularly if you are interested in the same sort of things as me or if you're interested in sharing some new life experiences. I'm a fairly friendly person. It's always nice to hear from new people, unless they are creepy, stalker types. I warn you, I respond to fear with violence.

What I'm looking for is a decent, funny (can't resist a naughty sense of humour), hard-working guy who is comfortable in his own skin. Open-minded but not too deviant and above all, someone who does not need to be mothered or psychoanalysed.
The two of us