Likes: the internet, books, chocolate, ales, human bones, films with subtitles, Vikings, pub quizzes, Bonferroni corrections, drunken conversations in which all the world's problems are solved.
I've been off the site for a while so my statistics are pretty awful, please don't be put off if it says that I never reply to messages.
OK Cupid now tells me I should write at least 1000 words. Next it'll be asking me to submit my profile to Turnitin.
But mostly faffing about on the internet.
Movies: diverse. Some favourites: Birdman, The Sound of Noise, The Fall, Pan's Labyrinth, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Princess Bride, Let the Right One In. I hit the Leeds Film Festival pretty heavily most years, I enjoy the strange stuff. On the more mainstream side, I have a weakness for comic book movies, musicals, and anything Studio Ghibli.
Games: I'm an RPG fan, although I rarely seem to get time to get really into a game lately. Neverwinter Nights, Fallout 1 & 2, that sort of thing. I've also been playing a lot of ancient adventure games I got from GOG, which has been great fun - some nostalgia, and some I missed first time around.
Shows: I don't have a TV, but rent things on DVD sometimes. Generally comedy, anime, or sci-fi/fantasy.
Music: I have eclectic and old-fashioned tastes. Mostly folk, jazz, classic rock, and everything in between (Steeleye Span, Fleetwood Mac, Pentangle, The Decemberists, Madeleine Peyroux). Also some 1950s stuff - Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra - the more jazz/blues influenced bits are best. When in a serious mood, Elgar, Parry or Rutter, anything melodic. I'll listen to good stuff from just about any genre. For going out dancing I prefer rock clubs, the atmosphere tends to be better.
Food: I'll try just about anything once, and Leeds is great for food. Can't stand mushrooms despite several tries, but not a picky eater as a rule and I like trying new places. I have a sweet tooth and like experimenting with baking.
I have a tattoo. It's a mathematical symbol.