I've tried writing all sorts of things here but they either sound very generic or very salty. Final conclusion: I suck at writing about myself. I'm never going to come up with anything especially original so I guess I'll just stick with the facts.
Code monkey for a music-oriented ecommerce business by profession, nerd by calling. . Lives north of Manchester in a house in the suburbs that I'm working hard to own, but is still mostly the bank's property at this point.
Really introverted and shy, find big groups of people exhausting, especially so when they're drunk (Don't get me wrong, I've got nothing against people going out for a good time, it's just my idea of a good time is not the same as most other people's). Would much rather go to the movies or a not-very-busy restaurant than to a club or bar, or even just curl up on the sofa with a movie and/or book. Yeah, living on the edge!
Like trying and failing at being creative on my down time (doodling, writing, stuff like that). Would like to learn a musical instrument and/or a language but never seem to be able to find the time to do so. Play videogames, but not as much as I used to.
Would like to get cats, but would feel too guilty about being at work all day and leaving them all alone.
I'm mostly looking for friends more than anything else. Romance would be nice but I'm realistic on the odds of that actually ever happening. So if you're looking to friendzone somebody, I'm your man!
I'm currently working as a software developer for an e-commerce business with their tech HQ in the city centre. Most people don't care about that stuff and their eyes glaze over whenever I try talking about work, so that's all I'll say on the topic for now.
I've finished my degree at long last and decided to celebrate by buying a house! Okay, I must be insane to be committing to that much debt for that many years, but it's better than throwing money down the drain to pay off my landlords' mortgage instead, I guess. Also I'm learning a lot (mostly about how expensive home-ownership is!)
I am interested in Japan and learning the language due to family connections, I'd really like to learn at least a little Japanese if I could find a good teacher or at least somebody to practice with. I'm saving up in the hopes I can finally get enough money to get out to Japan some year and visit my family. My cousin was only 10 last time I saw her and now she's graduated university! What's up with that?
I'm interested in illustration and dabble in drawing and creative writing. I really wish I had more time and inspiration for both of these hobbies, my current job is just such a time sink! Still, doodling is a nice way to unwind after work.
I do try to keep fit but honestly find exercise to be torturous. I have to force myself to do it, but I'm doing my best. My sweet tooth doesn't help either.
Books (or authors):
Terry Pratchett, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty Four, Dune, Jules Verne, Frankenstein, War of the Worlds
Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, The Green Mile, Watchmen, Dark Star, Clerks, Lilo and Stitch, Spirited Away, Spiderman, The Dark Knight, Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Life Of Brian, Grave of the Fireflies (I'm putting this down as a film I liked, but it's so heartbreaking I just don't think I could cope with watching it again), Iron Man, Back To The Future, Serenity, The Matrix, V For Vendetta, Terminator, Terminator 2, Yellow Submarine, Toy Story, Apollo 13
(This is potentially going to grow to a huge list as I like so much!)
The Prodigy, Deadmau5, Pink Floyd (Especially The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon), War of the Worlds, Radiohead, Chopin, Philip Glass, John Williams, Smashing Pumpkins, The Verve, Ocean Colour Scene, Franz Ferdinand, Gorillaz, Beethoven, Muse, Jimi Hendrix, Oasis, Queen, Tenacious D, Jonathan Coulton, Dan Le Sac Vs. Scroobious Pip, Daft Punk (their Tron soundtrack at any rate), The Stone Roses, Coldplay, Razorlight, The Bluetones
Chinese food, Starbucks (Yes, that counts as food as far as I'm concerned), Chicken
Video games (Okay, I know it's not on the list, but hey!)
Fallout, Team Fortress 2, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Trigger, Katamari, Guitar Hero, The Secret Of Monkey Island, Half Life 2, Portal, Destroy All Humans, Forza, 1 Vs. 100, Poker Night at the Inventory, Left 4 Dead, Rock Band, Mass Effect
I'm so freaking shy I suck at even striking up a conversation online! That's utterly lame of me, I know. I really am trying to change that though... so if you see a really awkward sounding message in your inbox, you'll know why.
I kind of think of myself as a permanent 19 years old. I've been told by a few folks that I look younger than I am, but unfortunately not that much.
Oh, and if you can tell me the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow or where your towel is then you should drop me a line right this instant!