Nerd & Geek - AND Loving it!
Love motorcycles, cars, games/gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, reading, movies, cinema, theatre, old-school boardgames, concerts, cooking.
I may have my Grown-Up moments, but basically I am a Big Kid.
(I am NOT looking for a mom: I already got one; she gave birth to me. )
Not particularly looking for love, but I if I happen to trip over her, I'm happy to and willing to give her a chance. Main reason I'm here is I always like meeting new (interesting) people -so for me friendship is always an option :-)
Or perhaps better rephrased:
Let's be friends first, falling love is always an option.
I work in the field of oil and gas, so I'm regularly traveling all over the world. Though it is not the same as going on holidays.
You work a lot and get to see less of the country. Though I seen enough of some places to know where I don't want to spend my Holiday
I have a cat, used to have two :-( so normally I would classify myself as a cat-person. I recently realised this:
I'm neither cat nor dog-person. I like both. Owning and loving my cat, doesn't make me a cat-person.
When I was young and very allergic to anything that fur or feathers, I wanted reptiles and spiders. Still do. But my mom is arachnaphobic and a cat and a snake do not mix well.
Bottom line: I am an animal person.
Btw I like people too. Mostly. Most of the time.
Mostly happy as things are. I got a fun job, great colleagues, loving family.
I like to learn & discover new things.
I'd like to become better at what I do. Job. Hobbies. Being me.
I don't have any ambitious goals set, I realised like the road I have set foot on and I'm simply along for the ride.
Being alone. Most of the time.
Listening to people.
Being passionate about the people and things I love
Being a Friend -which sometimes mean I give advice my friends don't want to hear.
Remembering unimportant facts & details.
Being a work-a-holic
My Job- I hope
Yo-yo-ing -with my weight. Defying gravity so far.
Sketching/Drawing. I suppose.
I don't think I'm that good, but my friends seem to think I am.
Then again, my heros are Frazetta, Royo, Escher, Giger, Rembrandt, Bilal, Lawrence, so my standards are set slightly higher.
Cooking. Though I am not a master chef, I prepare meals that I enjoy and being a gourmet -or is it an epicurian?- it so coincidentally happens that others enjoy them too.
I always found mysef inconspicuous. I'm there. But there's no neon arrow lit up pointing at me telling everybody "Hey, QC is HERE!"
First impressions can be:
I can be very enthusiastic and very passionate and an avid extrovert storyteller when speaking of the things I am so passionate about
People think I am angry or not-amused, I generally walk around as if I have a mission, face frowned to the max. People mistake that as being in a foul mood. I'm generally lost in thoughts;
Except on those very rare occasions that I am really, truly and utterly not amused. Then people should be thankfull to any deity that looks cannot kill.
I'm shy at first, but outspoken when comfortable. Have an off-set sence of humour.
I am slightly eccentric.
I'm short, I'm tubby -rotund even- and that I left my sixpack in the fridge. Wanna grab one?
Everything by Lovecraft,
Everything by R.E. Howard,
Everything by Edgar Rice Burroughs,
Anything By Robert E. Heinlein,
Anything by Murakami,
Philip Jose Farmer,
Philip K. Dick,
F. Paul Wilson,
Melville, Stoker -the standard classics.
Anything by Yann Martell
(With the movie, "Life of Pi" is larger than life, but do try "The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios" as well)
George R.R. Martin
(there is a lot more to him than "A Song Of Fire And Ice" -which I started reading long before the series made it popular, "Dreamsongs: A RRetrospecive" is a good start)
The Raw Shark Texts - Steven Hall
House Of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski
The Dresden Files,
Joseph Campbell A Hero With a 1000 Faces,
The Kama Sutra,
Almost anything I can get my hands on that has more letters than pictures.
Comics (more pictures than letters):
Suske & Wiske,
Paling & Co (Filemon y Mortadelo),
Asterix & Obelix,
Elfquest, de huurling,
De opkomst en ondergang van Keizerrijk Trigie,
de Familie Doorzon,
Robbedoes & Kwabbernoot,
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
Hamlet (my fav is Branagh's),
Anything that has Ray Harryhausens Dynamation in it.
Anything by Wes Anderson,
Anything by the Coen Brothers,
Anythng by David Lynch,
Any Movie by Akira Kurosawa,
Any Movie By Sergio Leone
The Last Starfighter,
Indiana Jones (series),
The Maltese Falcon,
Battle Beyond The Stars,
Breakfast At Tiffany's,
The Pink Panthers (series)
The Magnificent Seven,
King Kong (1933 is favourite),
Tarzan (Johnny Weismuller, of course),
Italian Crime & Horror (Gaillo?),
Bad Monster Flicks,
Classic Monster Flicks,
Gore Flicks (real honest to god Gore, no CGI -Herschel Gordon Lewis, Tom Savini, Giannetto De Rossi, Germano Natali to name but a few. And yes, taking "The Thing" in account, I would even dare mention Rob Bottin, Stan Winston, though these two excel as masters of SFX in general, Chris Walas gets a credit because of The Fly)
Asian cinema Chinese/Korean/Japanese:
A Chinese Ghost Story,
I am a Cyborg,
Jackie Chan movies,
Bruce Lee movies,
Zatoichi to name but a few
Ghost in the Shell, teveel om op te noemen eigenlijk
Battlestar Galactica (old & new),
Garth Marenghi's Darkplace,
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future,
Tales from the Gold Monkey,
Bring'm Back Alive,
Space: Above and Beyond,
The Greatest American Hero,
Star Trek TOS/TNG,
The Clone Wars,
Misfit Of Science,
Space Battleship Yamato (which they turned into a great live-action movie)
I like Xena Warrior Princess (Though the series sadly derails around S3.5 and S4) and Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
The Blues Brothers,
The Rolling Stones,
Bob Marley...you know...Pop, Rock'n Roll, Rock, Country & Western, Hardrock, Metal, Blues, Soul, Reggae, with a puff of Jazz and a pinch of Classical
Roy Lichtenstein .
Anything I cooked, baked, fried, boiled, roasted, grilled or in any other way prepared myself. But if that is not the case, I enjoy these cuisines:
Whisk(e)y -I prefer the less Peaty ones (Oban, Yamazaki, Cragganmore, Glenmorangie, Jura, Glenkinchie, Dalwhinnie, Balvenie, Highland Park, Glenfiddich, Shoulder Monkey)
Coffee (black, espresso, cappuccino, iced, frenchpressed, filter, turkish, tubruk, percolator)
Beer: Trappists and Abbey Beers, Kriek
Tea: Earl Gray, Grean Tea w. Ginger or Gingseng, Blackcurrant Bracer
Other: Ginger Ale/Beer. Smoothies, Milk Shakes,
Heroes (perhasps: people that made a lasting impresion is a better description):
Einstein, Bohr, Schrodinger, Curie, Pauli, Fermi, Volta, Tesla, Elvis, Bruce Campbell, Ray Harryhausen, Phil Tippet, Rob Bottin, Stan Winston, Tom Savini, John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Peter Sellers, Freddy Mercury, Lloyd Kaufman, George Lucas, Jim Henson, Arnold Schwartzenegger (I mean, the guy made it from Austrian teenage bodybuilder to f#$Qing guvnor of Californa AND married a Kennedy), Giger, Frazetta, Corben, George Lucas
Electricity and everything that comes with it
oh that makes eight, maybe I should insert "abacus" somewhere in that list as well.
So should (good) coffee be in there somewhere.
I also need a steady 9-17 job (I'm not a 9-17 person, but I need the structure that such a job imposes on my life, though a 3 maybe 4 day workweek is more preferable)
I was thinking about adding sex to the list, but I actually can do without, I just don't want to do without. I just don't like sex for sex. I can do without, because prefer making love (and while doing, have steamy, passionate and mayhap kinky sex)
Actually, I just realised that this is a trick question.
The list could look like:
oxygen, fire, nutritions, a roof over my head, family, good health
internet, a laptop, my cappuccino, my motorcycle, my MP3 player/music, my hobbies
Kind of depends on whether you answer the question existentially, bare necessity-wise, what you need most, what you enjoy doing most of the time...
Theremay be The One Ring, but is no The ONE list.
Or maybe I'm just overthinking the question :-/
Lately Losing weight. I lost about 16 pounds already. Plus a ton of hair. Keeping momentum, that's the key. And the hardest part.
I dreamt I was a tetromino -a tetris block- but no matter how hard I tried, I never fitted... anyhere :-( What does Freud have to say about that!?
Or I may to visit friends. I may catch a movie, or have dinner in a resataurant. Or do both.
Saturdays & Sundays are also very good for such things- any day of the week, really, but when you take in account having to get up early to go to work -you get the point.
I can and will enjoy couch-surfing every once in a while. Gaming, reading of watching a movie at home, even on a Friday evening. It really depends on how exhausting the week before was.
Sometimes I need to get out, sometimes I need to stay in.
Having a 5 to 6 day workweek, can really put a dent in my energy reserves for evenings.
I travel a lot for work, and ever since, being at home with my cat, catching up on games & movies doesn't sound so bad anymore.
Before- I exhausted myself by having to get out of the house at least 2 out of 3 weekenddays/nights. Preferably 3 out of 3.
Especially Sunday-eve I used to HATE Sunday Eve with a passion.
Now I find it annoying.
Not that I am overly bisexually active -actually, a bear in hibernation would be more sexually active than I am- but it is part of who I am.
I'm not looking for guys in that department -though new friends are always welcome, but there is no option "girls who like bi-guys"
My cat crawls under the blanket when I go to bed.
I read the Twilight Saga and I liked it. There,
The books are quite good, although Breaking Dawn might as well been titled Breaking Yawn for it's torturing slow start.
I forced myself to another chapter and the pace started to pick up. If it hadn't, the book would have ended as toilet paper, since I don't have a fireplace. But it wasn't ... it felt a bit anticlimactic.
STAY AWAY FROM THE MOVIES!
And yes, I did own the single of "I just called to say I love you",
hey I was EIGHT, what did I know about music!
I love Kaiju-movie; Godzilla, Gamera -and yes: Pacific Rim.
I enjoyed Buffy & Angel.
I enjoyed Hercules: The Legendary Journeys & Xena: Warrior Princess (though from S3.5 that show goes downhill)
I'm a sucker for The Rocky Horror (Picture) Show -though I don't have a second collection of clothes (wink, wink), all I can say I love the quirky idiosyncrasy of the plot and -of course- the soundtrack.
a Date with me :-)
If you read that much you woudn't mind reading a bit more ;-P
Message me if:
-you think I am an interesting person an want to check me out in real life
-you think we can be a mutual addition to each others group of friends
-you think "Hey you sass that hoopy, there's a frood who really knows where his towel is. Wanna grab a Pan Galactic Gargleblaster at Milliways?"
-If you think 'My heart will go on' should be banned from any form of media, forever.
-So should Stevie Wonder for releasing "I just called to say I love you" in 1984 and so should [i]Sir Elton John[/i] for his Nikita (of which we now know was [em]not[/em] about a Russian [em]girl[/em].
-If the transition of awesome orchestral movie music of epic proportions to oversentimental my heart-will-go-on-sound-a-like pseusdo-soft-rock ballad at the end of Avatar annoyed the hell out of you too
You should NOT message me if:
-your profile says 'looking for guys who like girls' when your Q&A says you're looking for straight guys
-you're into unsafe sex
-if you only want a one night stand
-you're in an open-relation and only looking a human-dildo or boy-toy on the side (I have nothing against open relationships, I have something against being me the 5th wheel).
-If you think Lady GaGa is the best thing to hit the music industry since the Spice Girls