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My self-summary
Me: Decent cook, terrible time-keeper; prone to rambling on about avian intelligence, evolutionary biology and why Die Hard is the platonic ideal of an action film; good at DIY but bad at tidying.

You: whatever man, I'm not going to tell you how to be. Being smart and funny would probably be a bonus though.

I like the theatre, art galleries, cinema, museums (especially weird little ones,) aquariums and wildlife reserves, but I don't go out nearly as often as I'd like to. I prefer pubs and cafes to clubs, but I do like a good dance - even though I'm terrible at it!
What I’m doing with my life
Spending too much of it playing stardew valley. Also working and all that bollocks.
I’m really good at
- Wasting time researching stuff that catches my interest, but is of no real use.
- Remembering the useless stuff I've researched - like the cognitive capacity of crows, or why cold water is denser than ice, or the etymology of the word cappucino - while forgetting peoples' names and birthdays.
- Cooking (well, quite good. I wouldn't say I'm a master but I at least know the arcane art of making tasty stuff out of whatever I have to hand.)
- Chatting nonsense.
The first things people usually notice about me
- That I am very ginger, shortly followed by the fact that I'm creeped out by people who need to let me know their opinion on redheads.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I'm easily sidetracked and tend to get really into stuff for a short time, so these change a lot.

East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
Pratchett (All of them!)
Naming of the Dead (Ian Rankin)
Gormenghast (Mervyn Peake)
The Regeneration Trilogy (Pat Barker)
All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
Everything is Illuminated (Jonathan Safran Foer)
The Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper)
The Odessey (Homer)
Farewell My Lovely (Raymond Chandler)
Cotillion (Georgette Heyer)
H20: A Biography of Water (Philip Ball)
Parasite Rex (Carl Zimmer)
Phantoms in the Brain (Vilayanur S. Ramachandran)

Die Hard
2001: A space odessey
Brain Dead
The Thing
Dr Strangelove
Withnail & I
Old Boy
Mad Max - all, but especially Fury Road.

Black Sun Empire
Billie Holiday
Savannah Churchill
Alice Cooper
Kate Bush
Massive Attack
Depeche Mode

...I don't have very consistent taste in music, I'm afraid. Or films, or books.
Six things I could never do without
In no particular order:
- The internet
- Genuinely good coffee
- Cats
- Great food
- Books
- A decent pair of boots.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Birds, astronomy, space travel, chemistry, etymology, entomology, animal behaviour, the evolution of the precision grip in hominids, anthropology, physics, pharmacology, logic, the structure and function of the human brain, fish, fossils, dinosaurs, how to make the perfect beef rendang, virology, computing, history, prehistory; and how even though I know a little about many things, I wish I knew a lot more about everything.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm often late to places because I met a cat on the way and stopped to make friends.

Also I really fucking love birds.
You should message me if
You're fascinated by terrible things.*

You like a good laugh.

Also if you'd like to go out for a chill drink/coffee sometime.

* Like bad films and weird fan-art, not like, the Holocaust or whatever.
The two of us