Oblomow
31 Besançon, France
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My self-summary
Expat-German, now living in France. I begin to like it, guess I'll stay here for the moment.

Someone once called me a "Liebhaberstück" ( roughly translatable as collector's item or objet d'art), and that somehow hits the mark.
I'm conditionally extroverted, i.e. I may be a little shy in the beginning, but I tend to excesses and to being the life of a party once I'm in the mood.

The tests here are not that bad, soI've saved the results of those that didn't fail completely to describe me.
What I’m doing with my life
Being full-time honey of the man of my life
( http://www.okcupid.com/profile/transvince?cf=recently_visited)

Graduated with a master in Russian studies and history in 2014, now teaching German.

Then I play guitar and piano and sing , and some even say it didn't sound that bad. I'm not really a big sports-person, but I do sports for the results i.e. to feel better. I am a convinced pedestrian, though.
I’m really good at
- Languages. I am quite a linguistic nerd and enjoy talking foreign languages. Besides I'm good at imitating most German dialects ( I admit I love Bavarian most....) and disguising my voice to make a fool out of myself.
-Useless knowledge of all kind ( see my subjects of study).
- Not bearing a grudge. I forgive and forget, as long as someone is honestly sorry.
-Accepting people the way they are. There aren't any other anyway.
The first things people usually notice about me
-My low-pitched voice
-My bald head ( better to look like Bruce Willis than like Danny DeVito, right ? )
-My style of clothes ( some would call me a classy skinhead, some a preppy....whatever. I dress down at times, though)
-My serious appetite
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
-Books: Goncharov-Oblomov, Heinrich Mann- The Loyal Subject, Gogol-The Nose, Erofeev- Moscow-Petushki, Gazdanov-Night Roads, Fallada-The Drunkard, Ionescu-Rhinoceros....anything that deals either with the actual reality or which really absurd, so it can't pretend to do that. This excludes any kind of "historical" novels ( which I, being historian, regard as nuisance) and fantasy. Oh, and I happen to love original satire such as http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.com/ aswell.
- Music: Rock ( both Classic and Post-Rock) ,20's, 60's, 70's, 80's, Classical ( Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert ( most of all) , Schumann, Grieg...rather piano), Metal ( Black and "Post-Black" like Alcest and Amesoeurs) any many other things. I have quite a broad taste in music I like, however, what's on the radio is mostly not my cup of tea.
-Food: well, let's say anything, although I prefer hearty things. I'm a very adventurous eater that tries anything at least once but who also appreciates good old German cuisine. I love eating, cooking and anything that deals with food.
I don't mind something vegetarian once in a while, but I guess fanatics on this behalf won't have fun with me.
-Movies: Die Feuerzangenbowle, Texas-Doc Schneider hält die Welt in Atem, Ödipussi, Annie Hall ( Woody Allen is hillarious..), Falling Down, Stalker, Tod eines Schülers, Die Verrohung des Franz Blum...mostly serious stuff, although I like absurd movies and some comedy aswell, and NO contemporary German movies.
-Shows: None. I consider TV a nuisance which will hopefully die out soon.
The six things I could never do without
-A glass of water after waking up. Or better a bottle after some of those nights.
-My personal space. Even it is a broom closet, I need a space that is MINE.
-Hope; although I can be quite a cynic sometimes, it simply keeps me alive
-My friends
-John Barleycorn and his relatives.
-Art
I spend a lot of time thinking about
-Where I belong. I've been sceptical about clubs and corporations of any kind for all my life, but I would be happy to find a niche.
On a typical Friday night I am
Depends. Having some beers in a cycle of friends, maybe spending time at home. The days of excessive partying are over, though.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
-I'm kind of a late bloomer.
-And a very bad driver.
-Oh, and I've served in the military. Not for too long, in fact I was just drafted, but just so you know.
You should message me if
- you think you could like me. Just keep in mind I've found the one I want to spend my life with, but apart from that, anything goes. You may join us, for instance.
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