I like language(s): reading, writing, talking, wordplay, metaphors, witticisms, aphorisms, linguistics and more such sweetness. I have a diploma stating that I am a master in a few of the above, but the journey is much more interesting than any destination.
So far, that journey has taken me past retail management for an entertainment store (books, cd's, dvd's, games) to being an assistant-librarian in charge of everything youth-related. That means that one day I'm ordering comics, the next I'm devising a library game for Youth Book Week, the following I'm explaining to senior year students how to use a Doodle for reservations and I finish the week trying to find an appropriate "scary book" for an 8 year-old girl who "doesn't like princesses". I like this stopover, but eventually I'll heed the call of the horizon once more. I want to be passionate about what I do - if the passion's gone, I'll find a new challenge.
And yet... Even though I am rarely entirely satisfied with my situation for very long, I am also a creature of habit: I get comfortable easily and deal with change at my own pace. No, that does indeed not make things easier.
I'm eclectic in most of my interests. I like many things and have opinions about even more. Feel free to put that to the test. I like to explore fresh knowledge / opinions and I consider that to be a healthy habit.
If you intend to strike up conversation, you'll find me to be a good listener: opinionated, sure, but usually fair.
I'm an INFJ, for fans of typology. I'm very middle of the road on the E/I and S/N axis though.
Reading, gaming and discovering music and movies as frequently as I can. I also enjoy drinks with friends in a semi-quiet setting. Or setting the dance floor alight. Depends on the day.
The few languages I do speak.
Dancing like nobody's watching.
Analyzing (people, situations, problems).
My hindquarters, I've been told.
My eyes, which veer between green, blue and gray. As in: their color actually varies depending on my mood.
Intangibly? I emit comfort vibes. That's another way of saying that I appear to have a face people like to talk to.
Books: "Cloud Atlas" (David Mitchell), "number9dream" (David Mitchell), the "Hyperion" & "Endymion" cycle (Dan Simmons), "The Remains of the Day" (Kazuo Ishiguro), "Watchmen" (Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons), the "Dark Tower" cycle (Stephen King), the "Sandman" chronicles (Neil Gaiman), "His Dark Materials" (Philip Pullman), "Wolf Hall" & "Bring up the bodies" (Hilary Mantel), "The Great Gatsby" (and basically every short story he ever wrote) (F. Scott Fitzgerald).
Movies and series: V for Vendetta, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Inception, Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain, Big Fish, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Battlestar Galactica, Carnivalé, Community, most BBC Earth documentaries.
Music: The National, Alle Farben, Arcade Fire, Klangkarussell, Sigur Ros, Beach House, Booka Shade, CHVRCHES, Caravan Palace, Stromae.
Games: Mass Effect, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Split/Second, Skyrim, (formerly) World of Warcraft, Baldur's Gate.
Food: Belgian, Thai, Italian. I'm not very particular.
Places & Travel: Brussels, the seaside, my apartment, California, Rome, Berlin. As for future destinations: the more shrouded in imagery from 1960's National Geographic reels, the better.
Any of my senses
Basically, what makes life worth living. Why people behave the way they do, a.k.a. why smart people do dumb thing and great people low things. Whether lasting love is even in our genes. Whether simple contentment is something to cherish. How to make the best of things.
And aside of that, which is honestly most of the time, pretty damn random shit.
I get overly excited behind the wheel of a car sometimes. The kind of excitement that is expressed in expletives. Hey, I live in Brussels.
If the requirement of having something meaningful to say doesn't scare you.