EllinikosGreen
28 Barcelona, Spain
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My self-summary
• I'd take Ten over Twelve and Twelve over Nine, but Eleven is my Doctor and I'd pick River Song over all of them any day of the week.
• Reading The Catcher in the Rye makes me want to punch Holden Caulfield right in his big stupid head.
• Home doesn't feel like home unless I have a print of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks on the wall.
• My favourite overly-specific genre of music is songs about Christmas that aren't really Christmas songs at all.
• I prefer pizza to curry, Dutch to German, paper to plastic, sci-fi to fantasy, John Cusack to Johnny Depp, McDonagh to Molière, Stephen King to Charles Dickens, Christopher Reid to William Wordsworth, and little bits of Audrey Niffenegger to just about everything else.

I think that'll do for now.
What I’m doing with my life
Learning Italian in Spain. Don't ask. If you do ask, probably don't ask in Italian, although if I'm being honest with you I could use the practice.

Other than that, I write stories for a living. It's a pretty sweet gig, I don't mind telling you.
I’m really good at
Bad puns on any given topic, impressions of JFK doing his 'Ask not what your country can do for you' speech, and Lafayette's speedrap verse from Guns and Ships.

Yeah, I don't know why either.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: A Single Man, And When Did You Last See Your Father?, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Godfather, Replay, American Gods, The Long Walk, and The Time Traveller's Wife. For non-fiction, I like anything that's jape-filled and childish, so Bill Bryson, Danny Wallace and Dave Gorman all do nicely. Leave me with some Stephen King, Agatha Christie or Raymond Chandler and you'll come back to me a happy man.

Movies: 50/50, Groundhog Day, Toy Story, The Song of Lunch, Citizen Kane, Paperman, Groundhog Day, Nuit Blanche, Chasing Amy, Eagle vs Shark, Casablanca, Groundhog Day, The Artist, and, to my eternal shame, Babe. I tell people my favourite film of all time is 12 Angry Men; in actual fact, it's a toss-up between that and Conversations with Other Women. Gabrielle Zevin answered my question on Goodreads once and I positively swooned.

Shows: Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, 30 Rock, Parks & Rec, Doctor Who (Moffat era, thank you very much) . I'm still quietly mourning the loss of The Colbert Report and Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, but Last Week Tonight makes for an acceptable substitute. Current bingewatch is You're the Worst, and it's everything I never knew I always wanted.

Music: Horribly acousticy mopey indie folk blah. Damien Rice, Emmy the Great, Slow Club, Okkervil River, Sigur Rós, The Antlers, Carly Comando, Camera Obscura, The Postal Service, John Wesley Harding (the man, not the album), OK Go, The Penguin Café Orchestra, The National, David Ford. Ludovico Einaudi when I'm working. Who am I kidding? Ludovico Einaudi any time, any place.

Food: I've got a longterm thing going with Spearmint TicTacs. That counts, right?
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably confused and thinking it's Thursday -- one of the dangers of not having a fixed work schedule -- but don't let that put you off. When Tuesday rolls around, I'll rock your weekend like it's going out of style.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I think admitting I like Babe would do it. What else do you want from me, OKCupid?
You should message me if
You've got a book recommendation, you've got tips on how to make a decent zuppa Inglese (my recipe comes from the Shane McGowan School of Culinary Excellence), or you've got a message from my handlers and the usual drop box has been compromised. Either/or.
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