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My self-summary
I'm basically a nice guy. I play my cards close to the chest at first but the more you open up to me, the more I open up to you.

I have a natural curiosity about the world. I love finding what I don't know, so am a big fan of trivia big and small. So, I'm not just being nice, I actually do want to know hear about your thesis on sulphur breathing plankton or how Pakistani independence has affected European trade routes (both real world examples of conversations I've found fascinating).

I get passionate about things and people that are important to me but the good news is that I'm usually up for at least hearing the other side of the argument, even if I ultimately disagree with it.

I like to think I have a good sense of humour, though it can get a bit absurd at times. I contend it's all part of the charm and I'm capable of being serious if the situation calls for it.

I can count on one hand the people I've met in my life that I outright dislike. Most people I get quite fond of, even if it's just an element of them amongst all the elements that annoy me.

I am not, a, and tyrannosaurus
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently in the process of rewriting my life.

I just got back to Toronto after two years in my home country of Australia. I loved it the first time I was here and I'm hoping that, if I meet the right people, my second stay will be even better,

By trade I'm a communications specialist in the not-for-profit sector, having tried the big kids out for a while (and enjoying it) but looking forward to getting back to the grass roots.

Aside from that, I'm embarking on a few creative pursuits. I have a screenplay in the works with one friends, and am helping another one write a video game - so there's a lot of headspace dedicated to why people do things from a story point of view.
I’m really good at
I'm really good at Uno. Like freakish good. Uno is my mutant superpower.

I'm also alright at backgammon but can never remember how to set up the board and I used to be good at Trivial Pursuit for a window between 1997 and 2003.

I'm a decent cook though not as spectacular as some of the people I've known in my life so far.
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably my voice. It's pretty deep for a short guy.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Loves me some Salman Rushdie, Gunther Grass but am not adverse to the more popular stuff either - Clive Barker is a fave, as is Michael Chabon. I've just started getting into Ian McEwan though it all feels a bit like rich people with fake problems (mind you so does Iris Murdoch and I like her too) and it's an absolute cliche to be living in Toronto and liking Margaret Atwood, but I do anyway.

Movies? I have the films that I love and the films that I watch. I love great arthouse films but a lot of the time, I'm really just in the mood for something easy to digest. Truth is my two favourite genres are kids films and horror movies (which aren't so far apart as you might think) but my favourite films of all time are the ones I don't want to watch every day (or in some cases, ever again).

Food is all good with me so long as it's not got peanuts in it but I have a partiuclar affection for Japanese food and sometimes get a massive craving for Melbourne souvlaki (which is the only appropriate meal to have at 3am on Brunswick St).

Oh and dumplings. My god, people, dumplings.
Six things I could never do without
1. Pegs. There's never enough of them.
2. Pens. Though it seems I frequently am going without them.
3. My satchel. It has my stuff in it.
4. Clothes. I'm not against public nudity, but I don't want it to be my own.
5. A direction. I go stir crazy when I don't know what I should be doing.
6. Something to read. I don't necessarily even care what it is.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where did I put my keys?, who would I take on The Amazing Race?, why do people like Glee?, am I remembering a real thing or something that happened in a dream? why don't more people like Kate Bush?
On a typical Friday night I am
Riding Falkor the Luckdragon high above the plains of Fantastica.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I have a birthmark. Yes, you'll need to buy me a few drinks before you can see it.
You should message me if
You're up for meeting new people, don't come with expectations attached, treat people courteously and can hold a conversation about current events.
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