27 Kiev, Ukraine
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My self-summary
I wear hats. I hate mediocrity. I idolize Bogart and pretend I live in a gritty noir novel. Anything else, ask.
What I’m doing with my life
Teaching English and going to uni.
I’m really good at
I'm a politics buff. Geopolitics and international affairs, not so hot on the local stuff. I'm a writer of relatively compelling quality, I've been told, and I absolutely adore philosophy. I can kill three hours debating obscure philosophical points, easily. Otherwise, I'm a bang-up cook and a pretty decent actor. Hell, I'm being modest. I pretty much rock.
The first things people usually notice about me
My hat, usually. Normally a fedora or a conductor's cap. Or my earrings, I suppose.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I read a lot, so my favorite book list would probably fill a book by itself. But I guess my top picks would be the Dresden Files, the Spenser novels, Neuromancer, and the Harry Potter books (a guilty pleasure). Equilibrium was definitely an awesome movie, but I've seen the new Star Trek movie, and it was simply epic. I'm somewhat of a major Trekkie, though not of the overweight and aging variety. Serenity, obviously, cause I'm a Browncoat. Also the classics (Casablanca, the Maltese Falcon...Really, anything that has Bogart). And Scott Pilgrim, because c'mon. He's Scott Pilgrim. And where would I be if I didn't mention Transmetropolitan or Warren Ellis in general, a man who has had such influence on my life. Of course the cyberpunk classics - the Sprawl trilogy, Snow Crash etc. Some of the Shadowrun novels. I read comics. Lots of comics. If it's a comic, I've either read it/heard of it. Also, the Principa Discordia, since it's my Bible. Fnord? Then there's a newsrags I consume daily - The Nation, New Statesman, The Economist, New Yorker...and on and on and on. Christopher Hitchens (RIP, you beautiful bastard), is my favorite journo.

I mostly listen to reggaeton and bossa nova now. Roberta Sa, Rosalia de Souza, French pop Yele (I ain't proud.) Or of course Chopin, Mozart, and definitely Sinatra and Louis Armstrong.

I don't eat all that often, more because I'm lazy and a smoker than anything else, but I love food. Like I said above, I enjoy cooking a great bit, and I'll try anything at least once. I'm an unabashed carnivore.
The six things I could never do without
Friends, the internet, a pack of cigarettes, alcohol, books, and the rest of the world.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
how to afford a villa on the French Riviera. It's more a hope, y'know.
On a typical Friday night I am
probably having a beer at the best restaurant in Kiev (which happens to be around the corner from my flat.)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I adore kids.
You should message me if
If you're curious, if I catch your attention for whatever reason, feel free to contact me. I'm a social guy, and I love meeting new people and making new connections.