38Guildford, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Well, I'm a geek. There's no real getting around that fact, so I might as well be up-front about it. I read a lot, I have a collection B movies, and when people ask me how many languages I'm fluent in I have to equivocate because their question wasn't specific enough.

That aside, what else defines me?

I'm from oop north, as you would normally tell straight away from my accent. That part north of Watford and south of Edinburgh that BBC maps generally show as "here be dragons".
This isn't true of course. Geoff from Byker Grove was a well known monster hunter in his youth and the dragon problem is well under control.

I was brought up with a father who wanted me to appreciate the outdoors, and a younger sister who needed someone to watch musicals with, so I know 30 kinds of knot and all the words to several Gilbert and Sullivan operas. One day this combination will come in useful, I just know it. (Perhaps on this very site!)
What I’m doing with my life
After an interesting stint contracting for the BBC on Doctor Who and Walking With Dinosaurs (thousand yard stare comes as part of the package), I'm heading up a team of game developers working on all sorts of different things.
I’m really good at
the complicated stuff. Need me to fix your wireless or parse your tax return? No problem.

Now the simple stuff on the other hand... calamity ensues.
The first things people usually notice about me
Usually my curls. Despite my best efforts every morning, by noon my hair will have re-assumed its usual chaotic form. It could be worse, my father had the same problem and he was ginger. A bullet dodged.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm not sure I could name a favourite book. I've enjoyed so many, it seems rude to choose between them. I tend towards science fiction and fantasy, more for the interesting ideas they present than a particular preference. The new George RR Martin novel will probably be my next purchase.

For movies I tend to prefer an old B movie to anything new. Just because it's bad doesn't mean it isn't fun! I tend to prefer a character driven piece to a hollow CG-laden "blockbuster", quality over quantity! (Even when the quality is "questionable"!)

I guess like a lot of people I don't watch as much TV as I used to, save for some of the BBC comedies and drama via iPlayer. I tend to buy things on DVD later (or in the first instance, in the case of things like Anime), an eclectic range from Absolutely to the Avengers.

I deal with a lot of music as part of my job, but it's of the soundtrack variety rather than the pop charts. If you were to listen to my mp3 player you'd hear everything from symphonic orchestra to techno, but you'd probably not be able to name any of the pieces.

For food I usually go for something plain, like a nice home-cooked pie with fresh veg, with curries as an occasional treat.
Six things I could never do without
A nice thick book
A handy notepad
A pair of alarm clocks
My computer
My copy of the Hairy Bikers cookbook
A coat with lots of pockets
I spend a lot of time thinking about
notions and concepts, spinning them around in my head, trying to put them together into some bigger, grander and unique.

Then one day (one day!) when the stars align, and someone asks "what's your idea then?", I'll have a far better answer than they'd have imagined.
On a typical Friday night I am
usually unwinding in a pub with my friends. Maybe one of the live music events, depending on what's on.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
My friends once made a spoof zombie-movie poster with my picture photoshopped in. People who saw it thought it was real. I don't know whether to be flattered or ashamed.
You should message me if
you want to? Bonus points for icebreakers in iambic pentameter, haiku or in the form of a knock-knock joke.
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