DoctorBastard
26 Melbourne, Australia
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My self-summary
[UNDER SEVERE RECONSTRUCTION]

I am not a doctor. Get that out of the way first.
I've been through several mostly unrelated jobs (including, but not limited to: gallery, gay bar, publishing house, paddle steamer, and a gentleman's outfitter), before settling down over a year ago and running a coffee shop in my local library. I then lost everything (profession- and finance-wise) to a nasty piece of council bureaucracy and a bad contract, and have since been clawing my way back up from nothing.

Stories are important to me, and I can appreciate most anything in life if a good story can be made from it. Or at least a good laugh, anyway.

I don't read or write as much as I feel I should, I have more suits than is probably reasonable, and I drink what I feel is exactly the right amount of tea.
What I’m doing with my life
Started over from nothing. Doing okay now.
Working nights at a hotel, working days at an amateur theatre company. Writing another play. Saving to go overseas.

I'm also looking into tailoring; I have experience in pattern making and hand sewing, so that's a painful part out of the way already.
I’m really good at
Telling stories. Any story: verbal, written, anecdotal, pointless. I write a little, and have had pieces published here and there.
Making a good cup of tea.
Knitting, but I can't crochet to save my life.
Fussing over trivial things (good grief, I'm an old lady).
Keeping my middle name a secret.
Being surprisingly warm.
Smelling nice (I am told this semi-regularly).
Backgammon (this is a lie).
The first things people usually notice about me
Of all the people who are qualified to answer this, I am not one of them.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books and Authors:
Catch-22, Douglas Adams, Joe Abercrombie, Dianna Wynne Jones, Lewis Carroll, Oscar Wilde, Dorothy Parker, Neil Gaiman, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, The Brain That Changes Itself, Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler, lots of YA fiction.

Film:
Big Fish, Hayao Miyazaki, Wes Anderson, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Confessions, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

Television:
Bryan Fuller (especially Pushing Daisies), The Venture Brothers, Archer, Gravity Falls, Boardwalk Empire, Black Books Misfits, Ugly Americans, Rocko's Modern Life, Louis Theroux.

Food:
Tea
Pretty much anything served to me
Tea is a food
The six things I could never do without
Pen
Tea
At least one suit, for whatever occasion
Probably the Internet?
Knitting needles
And a plot hole
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The stories behind everything. And death, actually. Not in a bad way.
Wait that answer wasn't funny. Great, what do I do now?
On a typical Friday night I am
Games night with friends. Ticket-to-Ride, Resistance, Coup, Werewolf, Channel A, Spaceteam, anything we can find that will involve lots of yelling and laughter.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I feel like funeral services is my calling. I had to turn down a position as a mortician's assistant due to prior commitments once, and I am looking at going back.
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