__meh
35 Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
meh.

Still on okcupid. Why would a woman ever need a website to find a man? Pareto principle, and all that. I guess it's just for laughs. You're a tourist in this world, I'm a prisoner.

Anyway, about me:

- Career-man, workaholic
- Likes expensive/pretentious food and cooking
- Doesn't drink much anymore, but used to (primarily for health reasons)
- Hates sport but likes exercise
- Loves animals and nature but also likes to eat animals and nature, oh I am full of contradictions
- Bit of a tory boy
- Bit of a geek/nerd, whatever you want to call it
- Bit of a bookworm, history geek
- Obsessed with maps and atlases, for some reason
- Obsessed with trivia, wants to know everything about the entire world
- Likes board games, card games, chess, backgammon, scrabble
- Loves technology and computers
- Hates chavs
- Lived in Canada for 4 years and might move back some day
- Bit of an Americanophile
- Bit of a night owl
- Bit of an internationalist, I like to read about other cultures as well as meet people from them
- Voted No in the indie ref, and would do so again
- Prefers coffee to tea, the more expensive the better
- Loves music, film and literature and talking about them
- Loves playing computer games and board games, but also loves the outdoors and socializing too. Life is all about balance.

N.B. I wouldn't read too much into OK Cupid's "personality analysis" thingy, which appears to be labelling me as "unfriendly" for some reason.
What I’m doing with my life
Vanity of vanities; all is vanity.
I’m really good at
Being stubborn & opinionated
Writing software (my job, after all)
Remembering things
The first things people usually notice about me
That I am not a creepy backwards-talking dwarf.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Music: Boards Of Canada, Aphex Twin, Venetian Snares, Autechre, Frank Zappa, Tool, King Crimson, Rush, Mogwai, Arcade Fire, Wolf Parade, Caribou, The Cure, The Fall, The Smiths, Faith No More, Wolf Parade, GYBE, AC/DC, Led Zep, Rainbow, Radiohead, CCR, Talking Heads, Pixies, Mercury Rev, Spiritualized, Roxy Music, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, Killing Joke, Magnetic Fields, Beirut, pretty much every Krautrock band, oh tons more...

Books: HP Lovecraft, MR James, Albert Camus, TS Eliot, Primo Levi, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas Pynchon, Neil Gaiman, Patrick O'Brian, George RR Martin, Isaac Asimov, Iain M Banks, Paul Auster, Don DeLillo, John Updike, David Sedaris, Thomas Bernhard, HL Mencken, tons of various Graphic Novels, Computer Science textbooks, too much to mention...

Oh and lots of the classics too like Dickens, Shakespeare, Dracula, Vanity Fair (the novel not the magazine), some ancient Greek drama, blah blah

TV: South Park, BBC 4, David Attenborough, GoT, Breaking Bad, Sparticus, Silicon Valley, Flight of the Conchords, Louie, lots of HBO shows actually, Twin Peaks (I am still in love with Audrey Horne), True Detective... also like historical documentaries and eh, anything with a bit of intelligence and intrigue about it.

I consider South Park to be the best work of satire in the entire history of art. If you agree with this then WE ARE MEANT TO BE TOGETHER.

Comedians: Andrew Lawrence, Louis CK, Bill Burr, Doug Stanhope, Joe Rogan, Jim Jefferies, Jimmy Carr

Films: Stanley Kubrick, David Lynch, Terence Malick, Werner Herzog, Coen Bros, David Cronenberg, John Carpenter, Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Guy Maddin, Jacques Tati, as always loads more I can't be bothered listing here...

I'm a pretty big film buff. I like to watch films and then discuss them with other people.

Ah why not, here's my top 20 (no particular order):

1. 2001
2. Bladerunner
3. Mulholland Drive
4. Decalogue
5. Fitzcarraldo
6. Synecdoche, New York
7. Paris, Texas
8. Glengarry Glen Ross
9. Dog Day Afternoon
10. Days Of Heaven
11. Miller's Crossing
12. The French Connection
13. Festen
14. Alien
15. The Thing
16. The Departed
17. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife And Her Lover
18. Three Colours Trilogy
19. One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest
20. Apocalypse Now

Food: Fillet steak will always be the #1, but I enjoy foods from all over the world. Especially French, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, Japanese, Indian, Thai and Middle Eastern. And KFC (guilty pleasure).
The six things I could never do without
I find this question offensive.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Zeno's paradoxes
The id, ego and super-ego
The Fermi paradox
Entropy
Why is there something instead of nothing?
Whether the world really is run by shapeshifting reptilians or not
Technological progress and how it is changing the world
Dystopian science fiction novels I want to write
How men & women experience the world differently
Why I'm still single
On a typical Friday night I am
Probably falling asleep after a hard week's work.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I wish I was gay. Getting laid would be a lot easier, and they seem to have a cool community.
You should message me if
...I messaged you. Because you're not going to message me first, are you?

Also, if you're intelligent, good-humoured, loving, compassionate, and want to live a full and happy life with someone else.

Also, for the love of all that is good and right in this world, please use proper spelling & grammar. I am very uptight about that. 100% guaranteed I will ignore you if you send me something like "hi how r u lol".
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