FlyingMandarine
31London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Hi! Welcome! Please, don't stay out here in the cold, come in! You'll sit down by the fire, I'll give you cookies, and we'll pretend whatever atmosphere you imagine out of this first line actually exists and it's not just my profile talking to you.

I'm Patrice, originally from the south of France (Marseille, if that rings a bell?). I moved to London a couple of years ago – that should explain the curious accent, for anyone wondering.

Making a change in the world, one small step at a time, is something dear to me; thus the veganism and atheism, amongst other things. I'm also non-monogamous and in an open relationship with ninja_toilet (who decided she needed a break from the millions of people contacting her on OkCupid for some reason, so no use in checking her out!).

I'm a 1st dan in a Japanese martial art called kendo and have been doing theater acting, but my most precious interest is video games, which is probably not quite as exotic-sounding as "a Japanese martial art called kendo" but oh well.
What I’m doing with my life
Until recently, I was a freelance translator (Japanese-English-French).

Now I am an aspiring video games writer working on my first game, a sci-fi/thriller called A Poison Green. In the rather unlikely case that you'd be interested in what it looks like and what it's all about, you can click here to learn more!

I also work for a, uh, famous store, making sure your fruits and vegetables are as fresh as the aforementioned cookies that I hope you've had time to try.
I’m really good at
Lucid dreaming? Playing devil's advocate? Not knowing the basics of bike repairs even though I cycle several hours a week?
The first things people usually notice about me
Social-wise, I like to listen to people, and I prefer one-on-one conversations. I'm not very talkative in groups when it's small talk time, and you won't find me laughing and cracking jokes with a beer in hand at parties.

Well, you probably won't find me at a party in the first place.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Games: Point'n'click/story-driven adventure games (like Telltale's The Walking Dead) and multiplayer games (Overwatch, Killing Floor 2, Trackmania). Only on PC though!

TV shows: Game of Thrones, In Treatment, Oz, The Leftovers, Westworld.

Movies: Earthlings, Requiem for a Dream, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

As for food, I'd be more than happy to devour a pizza with vegan cheese every day of the week. Just add a few vegetables here and there and let's pretend it's a healthy alternative.
Six things I could never do without
The six things I would rather not do without:
-the Internet,
-video games,
-other people's attention,
-a way to make the world a better place,
-eating lunch while watching something,
-debating.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Animal rights, religion and atheism, ethics, voting systems, alternative relationship models, LGBTQ rights and daydreaming about stories taking place in my head and of which I would make a TV show or a video game.
On a typical Friday night I am
At my kendo club. Same for Tuesday night, if you want to know.

... alright, that was three years ago. Let's keep this sweet memory of non-monotonous activities on the forefront of our mind and let it not be replaced with our present day pastimes.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have recurring nightmares about animals I've loved and who are now gone; I become aware that I'm dreaming and about to wake up, and spend the last few seconds of that dream hugging and telling those ghosts that I love them.
You should message me if
you've read something that resonated with you, you speak Japanese and would like to practice, or the idea of getting as far away from small talk with a quasi-stranger at a café sounds like something up your alley!
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