Proudly bi, geeky, kinky and more, although all such things are only signposts and not guidebooks. While I've happily been in long term monogamous relationships, I'm equally down with polyamory (although not with the fact the word mixes Greek and Latin roots) and more non-traditional setups. I describe myself as polyamorous and am a big believer in ethical non-monogamy, although I'm trying to get people to use the shortened name, Eth Non-Monog, for no reason other than the fact it sounds like a Lovecraftian monster.
Oh and last year I beat cancer. Feels good :)
I write. I'm currently working on a children's book and musical which has got some great feedback as well as keeping a bunch of other smaller projects. I also started and still run Create Together which started as just running meetups for writers but recently expanded to events for visual artists too.
"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don't have books, don't fuck them." ~ John Waters
Books are hard because there are just way too many, but in a pinch I'd say my favourite series is the Thomas Covenant Chronicles by Stephen Donaldson but my tastes vary widely. Anything by China Miéville, William Gibson, Kurt Vonnegut, Oscar Wilde is a safe bet. Isobelle Carmody will always have a special, unfinished place in my heart.
"She said her favourite
Godard film was Alphaville
and I felt ill..."
I love any movie by Charlie Kaufman, David Lynch or Christopher Nolan. I like early Tarantino and later versions of Blade Runner. I love Godard, Truffaut and Kurosawa but am equally happy watching a Disney musical. Currently overly obsessed with Wings of Desire, a German film that, despite inspiring the remake starring Nicholas Cage called City of Angels, is actually brilliant.
"I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts." ~ Orson Welles
I'm most definitely a TV geek. Dramas like Deadwood, Mad Men, ROME, Girls, Breaking Bad, The Good Wife and Boardwalk Empire through to comedies like Flight of the Conchords, 30 Rock, Bob's Burgers and Archer and sci-fi like Doctor Who, Battlestar Galactica and much more are all safe bets. More recent loves include Bojack Horseman, Westworld, Atlanta, You're The Worst and Fleabag.
"So control your desire to curse
While I crucify the verse..."
I have fairly eclectic taste in music and my tastes swing wildly, although musical theatre cast recordings are a constant. Also, both albums by San Fermin have blown me away over the last two years.
"After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations." ~ Oscar Wilde
I have a preference for asian cooking - especially Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese - but anything with pork is a winner usually. Brazilian BBQ is a favourite and if you like great burgers and fried chicken I know the best place in Sydney. ;)
"...and every fucking city feels the same" ~ Paul Kelly
While acknowledging the inherent privilege in this statement, I live for travel. Favourite places include doing aid work in Timor Leste, visiting the Chernobyl reactor and the abandoned city of Pripyat, living and working in London and exploring cities like Tokyo, New York, St Petersburg, Helsinki, Paris, Prague, Rome and... way too many others.
The letter 'e'
Oh, and don't let the polyamorous thing put you off: even if you're 'all about' the monogamy or have no experience with setups like that, I'd much rather talk with you about what I'm about and looking for than let people assume.