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My self-summary
Look at my pictures... LOOK AT THEM!!!... Notice how I'm social enough to have my pictures taken by other people, both hands are in (almost all of) them, there is no hefty close up of my face... and I'm not holding a phone stood in front of a mirror... Says a lot in this technological day and age don'tcha think? \=]

Time for another update. The name is Laurence. I am of European origin (half British half Italian) and (at the time of scribbling this update) have Resided by myself in Edinburgh for 4 years after living nearly my entire young and Adult(?) life in Aberdeen (world's biggest village) And I haven't looked back. I am the kind of person who if I like something I'll like it for life. I'm not the type who goes with the flow or follows whatever is the "in thing" to please others around me. And I Consider the Word "Cool" To be an insult. I enjoy playing sports and partaking in physical exercise and as a result I am of fit muscular build. I also like various types of alternative music and as a result I like to attend many concerts, which Up till now have mostly been in the central belt. I appreciate humor of a few kinds ( as detailed later, a rarity for someone from Aberdeen ) so therefor I like to laugh a lot as well.

I do not intend to have kids or get married in my lifetime. My closest friends from my hometown have taken this route and It scares me Sheisse-Less. I personally think marriage is an outdated as VCR's and Dot Matrix printers. Also there are 7 billion people on the planet at this time, that and I'm too much of a big kid already, and I don't want to share my life with any actual ones. I'm very much a childfree male and will want to stay that way for as long as existance... well... exists. Also I will not consider dating or a relationship with someone who already has children or with anyone who's biological clock is ticking louder than the last few seconds of a suicide bomber's life.

As I'll detail later on here,in all honesty, I am something of an Immature testosterone fueled, metalheaded, Breast-obsessed "blokius maximus" and that Behaviour's not likely to change. (and when I say Immature, I mean, still laugh at crude drawings of &/or things that look like male Genitalia,that and dead baby jokes -> they never get old!!). That aside, whilst I know I'm not going to win any Nobel Prizes, I do consider myself a reasonably well educated, well read, scientifically and logically minded individual. Also if you are an American woman reading this. As far as members of my gender based over there are concerned... I'm sorry.

I'm also going to throw this out there, I'm possibly one of the few males of my ilk that is willing to admit this, But so far little has worked and I want to tackle this head-on. Up to now I'm SERIOUSLY lacking in both sexual and romantic experience. Although my mind has been smart enough to attain a degree in Engineering... navigating the minefield of "bullshit psychology" required to be successful in this area of life is a skill I'm completely unable to master. It is a pretty "interesting" time where I am (and always have been) ready to start this part of my life at a point when it seems nearly everyone is ready to stop and settle. Though I have thankfully handed over my V-card towards the end of the last decade, I still want to make up for A LOT of lost time on either a casual or romantic basis, with one or multiple partners &/or participants (not necessarily at the same time, I do need to walk before I can run! :P ), So to Quote the Late, great Freddie Mercury: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFDcoX7s6rE \m/ \m/
What I’m doing with my life
As an alopecia sufferer... right now It seems like I'm a cosmetically disadvantaged male living in a in a sea of pogonophiles... look on the bright side, you won't have any stubble rash ;)

I begrudgingly return to my hometown of Aberdeen every so often to work as an onshore and offshore field engineer for the oil and gas industry. Travelling is a major part of it even if most of it is ultra short notice. As stated, I'm in Edinburgh now. And I now have what I feel to be an established circle of friends/geeks/nerds/metalheads/loonies/miscreants/deviants (delete as apropriate) and feel very happy being part of their company. At some point i do hope to move to Mainland Europe... Berlin to be exact. A great city for the young at heart geeky metalhead \m/ (yours truly) and consequently, my favourite city on this earth that I've been to :D . Also, as someone who's a big Tech-head/geek/nerd I follow the advice of Kevin and Alex from the end of Diggnation episode 129. (Linky: http://revision3.com/diggnation/2007-12-20cctrax ), an unwillingness to accept this part of my identity is not something I'll compromise. Hobbies wise I'm big into technology, have started to learn to program and hope something either creative or commercial can come of it with some Ideas I have.

Additionally, one thing I take great pride and pleasure in, especially in the modern economic climate on these here British Isles, is that I'm able to financially support myself and live alone. Most people I meet born post 1980 these days usually still stay with their folks or with friends/flat/housemates due to high accommodation costs here. I'm glad that those days are far behind me and that being alone in my own space is something I'm greatful to have experienced, and I wouldn't be the dude I am if I had to abide with other people around me.
I’m really good at
Sports: Football (soccer for those outside the Uk)
Cycling & Running.
Doing arty and nerdy things with graphical imaging.
"Figures"... numbers & Hourglass Variety :P
Computers plus games,
Mimicking Angus young's stage/dance moves. (it's pretty much the only way I know how to dance)
Being good with technology, both in terms of hardware and software.
The first things people usually notice about me
visually it will either be whatever bandana I'm wearing at the time, or my Gameboy tetris game cart on a necklace chain that I wear. Beyond that....

My Shoulders & waist (former, way bigger than latter) + mediterranean looks.
My Lewd/crude/rude/sick/immature sense of humor That's midway between Radio 4 and Viz.
My lack of subtlety.
My ability to helicopter headbang with the trails of my bandanas. Being able to laugh as loud as a foghorn!!
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books: I'll be honest here and admit that I struggle to read fiction for pleasure, I can read factual stuff for reference "till the cows come home", I can handle comics of different kinds though, Be they Marvel, DC, Asterix & obelix, tin tin adventures etc... but ask me to get through a short fictional novel and I would seriously struggle. . On the flipside I do like Private Eye Magazine, and Ian Hislop - it's editor - is someone I greatly admire. Likewise Charlie Brooker , who's Books I am currently Reading. (cannot fail to agree with everything he says after seeing this! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaVhyURSfZU )

Add to that, I'm also forever reading Viz, and it's spin-off "roger's Profanisaurus - Das Krapital" Where It has listed all the Profane words, phrases, and slang terms used in the English Language. That book proves that swearing IS both big AND clever :P http://is.gd/diOq2t

Shows: Over the last decade I've really found myself appreciating radio more and more, BBC radio to be exact, I love BBC 6 music (best music station EVER) and I'm really into the comedies that usually air on radio 4 too... Particularly the now show, Mark Steel, Old Harry's game, I'm sorry I haven't a clue, and the news quiz. I also like "have I got news for you" and with a bit of technimalogical jiggery pokery, I'm able to watch the daily show and tlast week tonight from across the pond.

You can probably tell I'm someone who loves satire. And if you are someone who knows that it ISN'T the Scottish flag, then we'll get on!

Also this is the 21st century here OKC, So I'm gonna share my favorite podcast. The Bugle, quality Transatlantic British Satire!! Who's your fave hottie from history? and have you ever played "the roof game"? :P ( http://is.gd/K1RiO5 - use with firefox. And http://thebuglepodcast.com), other podcasts include freakonomics radio, the allusionist, There's no such thing as a fish, this week in chiptune, and the infinite monkey cage.

I also love the slapstic of old cartoons like Tex Avery and Warner Brothers/ Looney Tunes. In more recent times Animaniacs was one of my favorites.

Movies: anything containing either or all of the following:
+ car chases
+ adrenaline pumping action sequences
+ Buxom actresses wearing nothing or very little
+ comedy (bonus points for satire and the gross out variety)

Music: Rock, Heavy metal, Indie, Big beat and other forms of electronica, Chiptune Music aka stuff made on gameboys + ataris and other old game consoles. I'm trying to learn how to make the stuff using tracker software. Rude Songs as well like Kevin bloody Wilson and the amateur transplants

Food: Meat, Love the stuff!! my cartoon alter-ego would be the Lumnox from Ren & Stimpy. I'm a totally unashamed carnivore... Although don't start calling me "Kowalski"!
Six things I could never do without
1) net Access
2) My Mp3 player streaming rock and chiptune music on tap
3) My Bicycle
4) My Bug Digital Radio
5) Thick Gloves in winter (I only ever seem to get ill if my hands are cold)
6) Being away from Aberdeen
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How to gratify my prurient interests when I receive little potential and actual help in doing so: http://youtu.be/iaHDBL7dVgs

How to build a social circle of childfree (free being the key word here people, not "childless") people now that I have moved southwards.

How we as a species have come to the point where we are now a virus-like, financial clusterfuck of a civalisation worshipping at the alter of televised karaoke winners.

Whether I should be less honest in this profile and thereby - in theory - get dates and sex for a considerable period of time, but risk slowly driving future potential partners into a murderous rage with my immaturity, geekyness and sheer unwillingness to cohabit, marry, or procreate.

Not only that, but I really am of the belief that I haven't really grown up, and for the last 20 years, the world has just shrunk :P
On a typical Friday night I am
either at home onshore or working offshore :P If I'm at home and not working then I'd like to spend it at a rock/alternative nightclub. so far my new locals have been Bannermans, Opium, Studio 24 And the Banshee Labyrinth.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I did make something of a very personal admission in the opening statement of this, but outside of that...

As someone who can speak French & Italian... I find the german accent really attractive, and I think Volvo's (old ones) are great and great looking cars (I'm biased because I own one) ... Oh, and I cried at the end of "Wreck-it Ralph". It's pretty much the only film that has made me do that.
You should message me if
If any or all of the following apply:

If this makes you laugh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5HY5npK_X0&feature=youtube_gdata_player =p

If you've got the touch... And the POWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!... YEAH! http://youtu.be/AZKpByV5764

If you think this is awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg

On a more serious note... First and foremost, I'm not gonna be mad keen on the slews of Women who always write "I don't know what to write/scribble/type here"... It means you don't know yourself or who you are! I know myself, who I am and what I like, be willing to return the favor!! :P

I am a nerd, and I like fellow nerds, especially if they are female. However if you are able to at least navigate your OS's File system on whatever device... that's a very good start!

Physically, I'm male and I'm only human, ergo I do Appreciate the more (natural) Buxomed Lady, so if you are willing to let me do this : http://m.imgur.com/IeBvmCx on a regular basis without me getting a "wall mounted" substitute then that will be an added bonus. In addition I would love it if you are not a prude, not just in relation to my sense of humor, but I have little hangups in discussing (and given the chance, doing) sexual and physical related matters seriously . I like to think that - for a man - I have a good attitude to contraception and look out for my own sexual health and that of my... Err... Fellow participant ;) and appreciate members of the opposite sex that do likewise... You won't find a hippocritical "slut-shamer" here!!

If you're easily able to differentiate lust and desire from love and romance... Which segues nicely into....

If you're willing to help me make up for a sex-less life during my teens and 20s, preferably by helping to void the warranties on as many mattresses as possible, ergo if you'd want to pursue something along the lines of a "friends with benefits/fuck buddy/booty call" arrangement, then that will be perfect!

If firing out a crotch-cannonball and raising it into something resembling a functioning human being over the best part of 2 or more decades IS NOT something you want to do during this lifetime!

If you also like (any or all of) Satire/private eye/viz/the profanisaurus/bbc radio comedy (as stated somewhere above). We will get on great.

Likewise, if you are a fellow bugler... what I will say is that together, great minds will think, bullshit, draw penises and eat waffles.... alike!! :P

Also Message me if you were able to spot the "big Lebowski" reference I put somewhere in my profile ;)

More bonus points if you don't stay with your folks and if you live in the confines of the Edinburgh Bypass.
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