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
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 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.
Some people tell me I dress smartly, apparently tucking in a shirt is all it requires these days.
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.
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.
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'.
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Written by Ryan.
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