I recently moved to San Antonio, in the heart of Texas, in order to marry my beloved (whom I met on this site but has since retired her profile).
My life didn't go entirely to plan, in no small part thanks to Saddam Hussein and his bright idea of a "Human Shield", so my academic achievements lag behind parental (and self) expectations, essentially petering out just after 'A' level (which I struggled to get, not because they were difficult but because I often didn't want to go out and face the classes). This is all finally behind me, barring an ongoing court case again the British government (for ordering the plane to land in occupied Kuwait, knowing that it had been invaded, so as to get operatives in country). I'm seriously considering whether to pursue a degree once more or whether I ought to think about something else entirely. However, for now, I'm considering what work is available locally while I pursue my hobby / interest in firearms and work towards making a living as an FFL and gunsmith.
In spite of messing my academic life up, I did pick up plenty of knowledge and lots of self-taught skills. I'm pretty good with anything related to electrics, electronics or computing, whether building a PC or radio, writing a program or just using the damn things. I'm not bad at actually fixing household items, either, engineering nous for the win!
I am tall, dark-haired, and handsome
I'm also pretty talented at making sincere promises which I don't always fulfill (sad but true) and procrastination with regards to tedious tasks. Oh well.
I'm especially good at winding up and mocking the afflicted (or 'religious' as they prefer to be called). Sorry, no apologies about that (although the pedant in me suspects that might count as one).
I suspect you'd need to find someone and ask them, for a more insightful assessment.
Ghostly white and cuter in person. And cranky after traveling a lot of hours or when hungry.
Also, now I have a black Cowboy hat and some cool cherry red boots. No, I am not kidding. ;¬)
All of Tolkien's works, most of Philip K Dick's works, all of Iain M Banks' works (as Iain M - i.e. sci-fi), The Forever War, Lammas Night, His Dark Materials series, Discworld novels, especially Wee Free Men, most Anne McCaffrey, especially Damia and the Planet Pirates novels, anything by Neil Gaiman, all of David Gemmell's works, Julian May's Exiles and Galactic Milieu sagas and lots more I can't think of for now.
They're FILMS damn it! Anyway... Underworld, Fifth Element, Amélie, Equilibrium, Pulp Fiction, Gattaca, Remains of the Day, Dead Poets Society, Gosford Park, Spaceballs, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Bladerunner, Alien, Aliens, Predator, Terminator 2, The Killing Fields, Good Morning Vietnam, Wing Commander, Blade 2, and others which escape me for now.
Lots and lots including all Goth, pretty much all Rock and Metal, lots of 'Indie' and a fair bit of 80s Pop, all Celtic Folk and quite a lot of other stuff. Aye, I am eclectic in my musical tastes.
I don't like Baked Beans or parsnips, pretty much anything else is fine. Aye, that includes, Haggis, squid, etc, etc. I especially like spicy food such as most Indian sub-continental styles, Mexican, some Thai dishes and so on.
I'm pretty vocal about politics, religion and philosophy. I can hold a conversation on most other things too but anything that falls into the three above is likely to be something I know a good deal about and have strong opinions on.
Also, I'm probably not that interesting in this regard; things I think should be kept private probably are of no interest to you, whatsoever.