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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, 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 love to go to gigs and dance extremely badly. So badly. I am a terrible dancer.
What I’m doing with my life
Spending too much of it playing BotW. 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, faces and birthdays.
- Cooking.
- Chatting breeze.
The first things people usually notice about me
- That I am very ginger, quickly 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!)
Gormenghast (Mervyn Peake)
The Regeneration Trilogy (Pat Barker)
All Quiet on the Western Front (Erich Maria Remarque)
Eclipse of the Century (Jan Mark)
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
The Thing - Carpenter version, best film ever made, fight me.
Dr Strangelove
Old Boy
Mad Max - all, but especially Fury Road.
The Seventh Seal - I'm not even being pretentious, it's a genuinely fun film

Black Sun Empire
Billie Holiday
Angel Haze
Amon Tobin
K Flay
Vince Staples
Kate Bush
Massive Attack
Depeche Mode
Nadia Rose
Princess Nokia

...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
- My drill
- A decent pair of boots.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Birds, astronomy, space travel, chemistry, etymology, entomology, birds, animal behaviour, the evolution of the precision grip in hominids, birds, anthropology, physics, pharmacology, logic, the structure and function of the human brain, birds, fish, fossils, dinosaurs, birds, how to make the perfect beef rendang, birds, virology, computing, history, prehistory, birds; and how even though I know a little about many things, I wish I knew a lot more about everything.
On a typical Friday night I am
If I'm honest, sleeping after work. In an ideal world, chilling down the pub/in someone's garden.
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