30Ely, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Unabashed geek, self-certified jack-of-all-trades, and thoroughly incompetent polymath. I'm a gentleman of impropriety and an ill-educated scholar!
I often speak too much and think too little, or think too much and speak too little. And I write far, far too much; if I say "hello, I like your profile" with a thousand words, then I apologise in advance! But, if you can see past the social foibles that come with geek territory, I'd like to think I'm a genuinely interesting person. I'm shy yet eloquent, and I'm introverted yet passionate. I love terrible jokes, and I don't take life too seriously - aside from occasional impromptu philosophical ponderings.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm an electronics engineer for a local business. Most of my spare time is taken up renovating/demolishing/rebuilding a neglected 18th century cottage! It's awesome, ask me about it! The rest largely involves running around hitting people with swords while dressed as a Victorian Aristocrat or an Elf.
I’m really good at
Procrastinating, getting lost, abusing exclamation marks, lighting fires, inventing new words, preposterosity, meddling, dabbling, hyperbole, dashing my dignity upon the rock of self-respect, and trailing off in the middle of...
The first things people usually notice about me
My permanent grin, or my unfashionably long hair.
Or that I perpetually look confused, lost, or like I'm about to say something.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I think books are excellent, especially old ones; they have a wonderful texture and smell to them, and proper bindings! I'm not so picky about the actual contents. For the most part, I read Tolkien, Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Bill Bryson, Gaiman, and enormous non-fiction references - but I've been known to read everything from trashy sci-fi through to Dostoyevsky.

I can appreciate most films for what they are, regardless of genre. I particularly like The Princess Bride, LOTR, Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Megapiranha (and other B-movie greats), The Lion King, all of the zombie films!

TV: IT Crowd, Firefly, Black books, Blackadder, Doctor Who, Merlin, Peep Show, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, etc.

Music: I mostly listen to Classical, Rock or Metal, but I like something from most genres. Particularly: Brahms, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Bruckner, Medtner. Opeth, Agalloch, Epica, Kamelot, Alestorm. Radiohead, Porcupine Tree, and Muse.
Six things I could never do without
Coffee, showers, music, sleeeep, a good challenge, and placeholders.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The inane, the irrelevant, the inconsequential, and the incomprehensible.
Also, what I would do if zombies struck at this very moment.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm Batman! Don't let my gangly limbs or lack of martial skills fool you.
I'm scared of slugs, wasps, and velociraptors.
I get excited by Denby pottery.
You should message me if
- You are a magnificent person
- You appreciate reasonably wordy correspondence instead of a "hi how are you" style chat.
- You have a plan for how best to survive the inevitable zombie uprising (tell me!)
- You have have lot of money. In Nigeria. That you need a small fee to release to me, your randomly-chosen benefactor.
The two of us