-Ulysses, Alfred Lord Tennyson
I'm a geek, a lover, often rather silly. I'm motivated in odd ways but primarily through the acquisition of joy.
Should you choose to meet me you'll find a genuinely compassionate, often confused, wonderfully smart guy with an occasional penchant for strangely configured beards and moustaches.
I like cycling, playing computer games, reading fiction, learning how to negotiate my way through working and social life, being surprised and causing surprise in others.
I like to help people where I can and often base what I do on how best to achieve that.
I prefer to meet in person than chat on OKC for extended periods of time. I have many internet friends and finding more isn't why I'm here.
Make yourself known. We're going to have a great time.
The rifters sequence, the complete Sherlock Holmes,The Praxis,Love All The People, Mr. Nice, American Gods, On,Salt,Trainspotting, The Vorkorsigan Saga, The Forever War, His Dark Materials trilogy, House of leaves, By the Sword, Star Fraction.
Robert Rankin, Iain (M.) Banks, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ken McLeod, Joe Haldeman
Movies, also including TV:
Heat, Blade Runner, Human Traffic, Labyrinth, REPO: The Genetic Opera, Bad Boys 2, Shaun of the dead, Hot Fuzz, LA confidential, Hancock, Battlestar Galactica, The Sting, Frost/Nixon,Sharpe,Children of Men,House
Portishead, Martin Stephenson, The Cure, Depeche Mode, Sisters of Mercy, Projekt Pitchfork, Vangelis, The Cult, Curve, VNV nation, Deathboy, Frank Turner, Orbital, Leftfield, PIL,Pink floyd,Nine Inch Nails,leftfield,Jordan Reyne,JoCo
Food: Italian and Chinese, My own
Ultimately the real reason you should message me is that you fancy an interesting companion for a chat over coffee. I fucking love sitting somewhere, putting the world to rights and if that sounds great to you we should probably do it together sometime.