Quarok
26 London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
Everyone who's worth knowing is a little bit mad. I read an awful lot and have a penchant for inordinately long words. Sapiosexual. I like really fucking sharp people. I have an English Lit. degree from Cambridge with a post-grad qualification in statistics. Subsequently, I am prone to flights of whimsy pushed rigorously to the point of absurdity.

I am simultaneously relaxed and intense: always thinking but rarely worried. I am no sycophant, and I'll tell you what I think. I won't ever take a moral high ground but if you can't back up your opinion I won't be gentle. I hang out with people who call me on any bullshit, and I will defend what I say until I'm convinced otherwise (which I am, regularly). I love it when other people do the same.
What I’m doing with my life
I work for a tech company who refer to Old Street as Silicon Roundabout un-ironically. Despite studying literature, I now code all day. It's been a wild ride. What I'm really mostly doing is suffering from an embarrassment of social riches which means it's impossible to get anything of substance done. I am friends with a broad array of astonishing, intelligent, compelling people. Come meet some of them!

Other than that? A litany of success punctuated with abject failures. Getting a massive pay raise. Running out of money at inappropriate moments. Reading ALL THE TIME (I run a reading group + have minor dalliances with the classics on the side -- note I've now mentioned reading twice). Walking into people on the tube because I'm reading (thrice). Going to the shop to buy dinner and wandering around with a friend for 45 minutes and leaving with no food and a bottle of vodka. &&cc
I’m really good at
taking just criticism. Being permissive.
The first things people usually notice about me
great beard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I like stuff that's really clever and stuff that's really fantastical; I love it when they come together but that's really rare.

I know lots about good video games and literature. A bit less about film, music and art.

Metal.
The six things I could never do without
Can you imagine life without the internet? A good argument. Learning something new and difficult.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
who do we think we are, we for whom Hamlet is more real than our janitor?
On a typical Friday night I am
wandering among the blasted crags of memory.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've been arrested at gunpoint.
You should message me if
If you can not only put up with someone who has several very close female friends, you don't even think it's an issue. I've no time for jealousy.

Speak your mind and speak it loud. I like opinionated people, but love those who are opinionated, know their stuff and don't get sidetracked in conceptual mire. i.e. if you haven't fended off the postmodern dragon by now then I'll probably be bored. Also: feminism = humanism/common sense. Don't believe that (or something similar), we probably won't get on so well.

You think we would click. I am always silly and ready to make a joke, but they are often about very serious things.
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