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My self-summary
Strap yourselves in motherheckers because I wrote a lot of things here and I don't want to cut it shorter because I feel when I eventually die at least this OKCupid profile will outlive me as archaeological evidence and future generations will know me as 'a person who had a semi-successful online dating profile' or 'homo-alonus' (not to be confused with Macaulay Culkin who is 'home-alonus') (also I'm not the gay kind of homo, it's a biological classification joke).

The name's Ryan, I know it's not something interesting/pretentious/new-age/exotic like Quilliam, Grayvis or Symon (the Y makes it unique) but I got it for my first birthday so I've grown fairly attached to it over past couple of decades. Other things I've grown attached to are various facets of geek culture including but not limited to video games, tabletop games, roleplaying games, various branches of scientific study and mathematics (Maths is awesome. FIGHT ME IRL), the usual cavalcade of pop culture television and film as well as a good dose of minor to severe internet addiction. Things that have grown fairly attached to me are facial hair and beard related puns.

When I'm feeling less sedentary I like to cycle and rockclimb but most of the time I'm sat at home playing or reading or sleeping or wishing I was sleeping or cooking yummy foods (cooking is awesome. FIGHT ME IRL). I also love to travel all over the world and try to leave the country at least once a year, as such I am not that adverse to long distance relationships even though they can be quite the pain at times (not really a fan of anything more than 5hrs time difference though).

The list of types of humour I like is not so much exhaustive as it is exhausting, I like sarcasm, irony, puns (the worse the better), dark humour, really dark humour, pop culture references, slapstick, deadpan... I think you get the picture.

TL:DR, In summation and to cut it short: I'm quite the catch, I like to be sarcastic, geek culture and the sights and flavours of lands far and wide. Also don't actually fight me IRL, I have an aversion to being punched in the face and/or body. If you absolutely must then at least punch me in the eye, I think a sweet eye-patch could really round out this faux rugged look I've got going.

To top it all off here is the sort of thing that you will find I link to you a lot if we end up chatting on the reg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYr9kIyambE
What I’m doing with my life
Singing Gilbert & Sullivan songs when no one is watching.

Singing Gilbert & Sullivan songs when people are watching.

Also more recently I've been singing Hamilton songs when no one is watching and would you believe it also singing songs from Hamilton when people are watching.

Career-wise for the time being I'm working in a local farm shop with my best friend and some super cool bosses. I get to be around delicious ingredients all the time so I'm never short on ideas for dinner. The downside is the food is too good and I spend a great deal of my money there.

Eventually I'm looking to run my own business. I'm working on ideas and getting valuable experience in small business. Ask more on that if interested.
I’m really good at
I like to think I have intelligent conversation to offer. I'm supportive of my friends and like to facilitate a good time. Making people laugh brings me immense pleasure, I often do it by dropping a poorly placed swear word or subverting an expected swear with a hilariously mild euphemism. Currently a big fan of 'fuppping heck!'.

I can also snap my fingers quite quickly and rhythmically.
So you might say I'm good with my fingers and that was really lewd. Sorry not sorry.
The first things people usually notice about me
If I'm in a completely new social environment then I'm usually quiet and polite until I've finished testing the waters where senses of humour are concerned. After that I can be loads of fun. I'm also a bit of a posh cunt, so that likely comes across to most people.

Some people tell me I dress smartly, apparently tucking in a shirt is all it requires these days.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't read an awful lot due to a shortish attention span, but I've been getting into audiobooks lately (since I can do other things while listening to them). I typically read scientific journals instead or the occasional autobiography from some of my favourite comedians.

Disney and/or Pixar films are unconditionally loved, Mulan and Aladdin are my favourites.
My absolute favourite films are Cloud Atlas and Forrest Gump, after that it mostly falls under genres such as fantasy(LOTRs, The Hobbit ect), sci-fi and biographical, or my favourite directors such as Quentin Tarantino and Duncan Jones. I also have an affinity for Bond films, Roger Moore may not empirically be the best Bond, but he's *my* Bond. Marvel is good too, I've spent literally over 100 pounds on a Marvel themed board game...

The usual mix of geek and mainstream. Dexter, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Community, Adventure Time, Whose Line is it Anyway?, The I.T Crowd, Blackadder, Archer, Garth Marenghi's Dark Place. Avatar: The last Airbender, Futurama, Rick and Morty, Parks and Rec and countless others.

My main tastes are vaguely alternative. Cloud Control are my favourite artists at the moment. I also like classic 80s and 70s music. My Frank Sinatra playlist is extensive. Really I just like certain artists or songs and don't tack myself to particular genres.

I'm fairly adventurous with what I eat, often trying new things and enjoying the flavours of a variety of cultures. There absolutely must be meat in my diet or I will go crazy. Give me a rare steak and you'll bed me. I also visit my local sushi restaurant so often that they recognise me (perks include the homemade soy sauce and real wasabi, you better be jelly (technically envious but jelly is fun to say(AND delicious))).

GAMES (seriously, it's ubiquitous enough to be an important category):
Computer games are a varied spectrum for me so I'll have to break it down into sub-categories.

Shooters: Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, Half Life, Warhammer 40K Space Marine, PAYDAY, Left4Dead, Vermintide

RPGs: Mass Effect, Fallout, Dark Souls, Pokemon, Dragonquest, Bioshock

Strategy: Civilization, Starcraft, Warcraft, Age of Empires, Mount and Blade, Rise of Nations, Heroes of Might and Magic, Hearthstone, Dawn of War

My board game collection fits in a large suitcase, my current favourites are: Marvel Legendary, Carcassonne, Tokaido, 7 Wonders, Smash Up!, Geek Out, Machi Koro, Kingdom Death: Monster and I suppose I can also tolerate the classics like Risk, Monopoly (eww) and the likes.
Edit: My board game collection no longer fits inside a large suitcase.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
The internet. My various computers and devices. Quiet time. A distinct sense of apathetic optimism ('everything will turn out fine...'). A few good friends and steak & whisky.

'Steak & whisky' counts as one okay?!
Jesus get off my case what are you a fucking Maths teacher oh my god leave it alone you're always so picky I mean really what the hell is your gosh darn problem you snide quibbling prick.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Mathematics. Philosophy. Science. Fantasy. Sci-Fi. Video games. Board games. Good places to eat. What film I should see in the cinema this week. That interesting thing I heard about the other day. Why the fupp is my self summary so long. What is a female and how do I attract one successfully. How I could combine the ingredients in my fridge into something I haven't made before.
On a typical Friday night I am
Friday is TV night at Bart and Toby's house. I'm currently imposing Westworld on them.

Needless to say I am not a clubby person. My idea of bliss is a nice quiet evening with some good friends, a few laughs and no particular inclination to get drunk so we can 'really get this party started'.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
The square of the hypotenuse on a right-angle triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
You should message me if
If I send you a message or if you're feeling brave enough to send the first one. Or if you want me to explain to you why the sum of all the positive numbers from 1 to infinity is equal to -1/12. Or if you have some interesting/unconventional opinion on a given topic, I will converse the shit out of you.

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