35Exeter, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I've crossed that dangerous line into the thirties territory now, the point at which one really should have a handle on how the rest of life is going to turn out.

Thus, I smile and act like I know what's going on.

Quiet and shy (although I may prefer insightful and contemplative as descriptors), I've never talked about myself for long enough to develop a decent self-summary. As you can no doubt tell.

I've been here in Exeter for over a decade now, having escaped South Wales (you know, the part where people don't actually speak Welsh) to go to university.
What I’m doing with my life
I hospitalise people!

As in, I book people's appointments for clinics.

Of course, since I only deal with outpatients, I guess I don't really hospitalise anyone, but don't spoil my fun!

I do work in the knee department. I tell people this when I answer the 'phone. Therefore I'm a man who says 'knee'!

Those weren't funny. I know they weren't. I can do better than that?
The first things people usually notice about me
My hair is long and unkempt. It used to be kempt.

No, I kid. It was never kempt.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I used to read a lot when I was younger. There was The Hobbit at an impressionable age, but once I found out that Lord of the Rings was overblown and dull I began searching through all manner of pulp fantasy nonsense for anything better. Hooray for Elric and the Book of the New Sun, right?

But anyway, I eventually moved on to short stories of the horrific or steampunky nature, even if the definition of the latter annoys me sometimes. Also, as I've gotten older I've started to read more comics and graphic novels. PICTURES! Now while I do read worthy and clever stuff like Atomic Robo and The Unwritten, DC and Marvel pap still finds its way into my hands...


Rule number one for good movies is that there has to be at least some small sliver of impossible, unrealistic madness at the core of the thing. Stories based on real life are dull; escapism is where it's at! Also, the animated Transformers movie had a great impression on me at a young age. The live-action Transfoermers movies have had a less pleasant influence. Urge to kill rising.

Anything with zombies, robots or dragons in it is worth at least a watch. I like old westerns as well (stetsons are cool), and am partial to anime.


My television watching has gone right down. From the glory days of 'Murder One' through 'Buffy' and 'Angel', 'Lost' kinda killed serialised American TV for me. Only the ludicrous amounts of blood and sex in 'Spartacus' makes it watchable. Um, that and getting to see Xena's tits is a present to a pubescent me.

Oh, 'Game of Thrones' is great. Of course I watch 'Doctor Who'.

There are more bad episodes of 'The Simpsons' now than there are good ones. That is a sad fact of life, and a point that I will defend to the death.


Music and food? Pass. Neither interests me immensely. The music thing normally surprises people - who assume that my long hair can only mean that I'm a mosher - and the food thing is no surprise to anyone - on account o' me being so thin.
Six things I could never do without
The numbers one to six are very important. Count 'em on one hand! Base twelve is where it's at!
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Hail Pharaoh of Darkness, Hail Nyarlathotep, Cthulhu fhtagn, Nyarlathotep th'ga, shamesh shamesh, Nyarlathotep th'ga, Cthulhu fhtagn!
On a typical Friday night I am
probably gaming. Not just that more socially acceptable video gaming, neither; I play card games, board games and tabletop role-playing games as well.

Those things also pretty much define my social interactions! Oh...
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I do not own a mobile 'phone. I'm not a fan of talking over the telephone anyway, and the mobile variant is just an excuse for people to promise things without really committing; knowing that they can just call ahead to cancel things.

And... breathe.
You should message me if
I'll reply if you message, which could be an encouragement or a deterrent, depending on what you thought of the above statements. It's possible that I may be better able to explain myself through conversation and when prompted than when having to fill out an essay on self.

I'll certainly babble less.
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