32Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Swashbuckling! Romance! Robots! Explosions! Car chases! Derring-do! Excitement! Thrills! All of these things I can promise you. Yes, all of them. (NB: Not all of them.)

I'm an aspiring writer for children, and very modest cartoonist in the making. I refuse to just write "From" and "To" in birthday cards. (I take ages to write birthday cards for this reason.) I'm fond of animals, and I think penguins are hilarious.

I like theme parks, funfairs, fetes, zoos... not keen on clubs. I don't like going places where I can't hear the people I'm with. I'm talkative, so this is a must.

I don't drink, although being from Somerset, I can still be persuaded to drink cider. I don't mind going to the pub, although I'd rather sit in a nice beer garden for a chat. I love films – really, completely obsessed with them. I also read a lot. (Well, okay, I own a lot of books and I will read them, I *definitely* will, but which one first? Argh.)
What I’m doing with my life
Writing. Drawing. Seeing family and friends as often as I can. I have a fun job in a theatre, which helps fund my filthy writing habit. I spend much of my time getting from one place to another, but whenever there's a spare minute (and a piece of paper), the scribbling continues.

Another, smaller ambition is to actually read everything on my bookcase.
I’m really good at
Writing. I have a small, palm-sized children's book published, which sits on my bookcase between larger things. I have a degree, which mostly serves as an attractive wall decoration, but nonetheless, I'm proud of it. I tend to work hard even if it's just a menial task. I'm known to procrastinate, but hey, who doesn't? On a related note, I'm quite good at naps.

I taught myself to play drums, and am okay at that. I can also play piano, albeit not much, and by ear. I have a spectacularly good memory for worthless film and television trivia, such as where I've seen an actor before. I've been told I make pretty good coffee.

I get along well with dogs. I can lift heavy things for several seconds. I am, much to the annoyance of my friends, very good at Mario Kart Wii.

Lastly, I'm very good at spotting spelling mistakes and fixing them. My heart sinks a little when I see an apostrophe in distress.
The first things people usually notice about me
How helpful, nice and funny I am. Also, how short.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love to read Dickens, Stephen King, Philip Ardagh and Terry Pratchett. Recently read lots of Arthur Conan Doyle. Generally obsessed with Douglas Adams. Other favourites include If Chins Could Kill by Bruce Campbell, The Writer's Tale - Final Chapter by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook, H. Rider Haggard's She and Dracula. I like to think I'll read almost anything, as I'll buy anything even remotely book-shaped in a charity shop.

My favourite film is Ed Wood, although I objectively believe Back To The Future to be the greatest film ever made. (Come on. It is.) Other favourites include Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang; The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen; The Love Bug; The Truman Show; Groundhog Day; The Haunting (1963); Tremors; Return to Oz and Misery.

I like a fair bit of music, but mostly The Beatles, Radiohead, The Divine Comedy (and anything to do with Neil Hannon), Arcade Fire, Elbow and R.E.M. I grew up with Blur, have a soft spot for the Hives, and enjoy movie soundtracks. (Everything seems to sound like Hans Zimmer these days, but that's no bad thing.)

As for food, erm, omelettes? Yes. I quite like omelettes. And french bread. Also spaghetti bolognese that consists largely of Dolmio. And mashed potato with lots of gravy. Classy, I know.

NB: Since television is clearly meant to be in here, I love to watch Frasier, (a good episode of) The Simpsons, Eerie Indiana, Doctor Who, Quantum Leap, The X-Files and early episodes of Buffy and Angel. Recently watched 30 Rock, liked that a lot. Dad's Army's great. Oh, Arrested Development.
Six things I could never do without
* My laptop. Gosh, how spiffy it is. Though it breaks sometimes.
* My books. I even have trouble letting go of the ones I didn't like.
* My phone. It's annoyingly useful for almost everything - I've become one of *them*, those people with a phone for a hand, who just need to check Facebook *one more time*... (But I could totally stop using it if I wanted to.)
* My DVDs and videos, because I utterly love them. If there's a fire, I may waste valuable rescuing time trying to figure out which ones I can live without. Also, it's good to have a lot of them so you can introduce people to things like Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. It needs to be done. Do you realise some people haven't even seen Back To The Future?
* Good conversation. (Although now, ironically, I can't think of much to say about it.)
* Something to scribble on.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Ideas for books. The future. Things that worry me. Robots.
On a typical Friday night I am
Working. Or out with friends. Or in with them.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When passing a person walking their dog, I tend to wave at the dog.
You should message me if
You talk a lot. You like films. You want to visit places and try their hot chocolates.
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