cynik75
40 Lancaster, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I'm a single man in my early 40s. I enjoy movies, books, video games, art, theatre, music, socialising and all that stuff.

I'm also a bit of a geek. And by that I mean I am totally a geek.

I probably shouldn't mention that, should I?

Moving on. I love to debate and discuss on almost any topic. I have the habit of playing Devil's advocate to keep a debate going. I have many views on many topics, many of them probably ill-informed! I am passionate about my deeply-held ideals and opinions, but not so much that I ignore opposing views or evidence.

I'm a pretty creative person, with some talent for illustration. I'm currently hoping to turn that into a career/sustainable lifestyle! (On a side note, if anyone wants to commission an illustration... ;-))

I would like to think of myself as open-minded. I hate, and will always challenge, any attitudes or behaviours that dehumanise a subsection of humanity: homophobia; racism; sexism; oppression; bullying and so on. If you have a problem with someone because of WHAT they are, rather than WHO they are, don't bother to get in touch. Really. You probably won't enjoy the experience as much as I will.

Someone once accused me of pedanticism. "Actually," I said, "the word is 'pedantry'." (Apologies to whoever I stole that pun from - if you know where it comes from, could you let me know? It's been irritating me for ages and Google has been no help at all!)

I'm also the best possible person to have with you in the inevitable Zombie Apocalypse.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm currently leaving the teaching profession and hope to be more creative. Any suggestions?
I’m really good at
Um... I mix a mean White Russian.

I'm also pretty good at being a friend and having a load of useless trivia floating around my brain.

I enjoy drawing and hope to become an illustrator/professional artist at some point soon. If only I knew how to get started!

Oh, and I rock at Guitar Hero... \m/
The first things people usually notice about me
Probably the slightly unruly hair and beard combo.

Possibly the eyebrows...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
So many...

Ok. Books first. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.
The Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch.
Pretty much anything by Terry Pratchett.
The Great Gatsby.
Of Mice and Men.
Lord of the Rings.
Dune.
Anything by Neil Gaiman (particularly Neverwhere and American Gods).
Graphic novels by Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Grant Morrison, Frank Miller, Garth Ennis among others.
1984.
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.
Bill Bryson, Charles Dickens, Jasper Fforde, Jeff Lindsay, Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clark.

Movies:
Superhero films, especially The Dark Knight and Avengers.
Godfather trilogy.
Star Wars.
Easy Rider.
Blade Runner.
Akira.
The Big Lebowski.
Shaun of the Dead.
High Fidelity.
Truman Show.
The Princess Bride.

Tv? Don't watch much tv, but...
Life on Mars.
Sherlock.
Dexter.
House.
Black Books.
QI.
Big Bang Theory.
Spaced.
Castle.
The six things I could never do without
Bacon.

Cheese.

Bacon and cheese.

Tea. Lots of tea.

Mental stimulation.

Art supplies (at least paper and a pencil).

Books.

Cynicism and sarcasm.

That's six, isn't it? Maths was never my strong point...
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Things I can't change...

Plot holes in movies.

The novel that I'm failing to write.

If art is something I can make a living from.
On a typical Friday night I am
Often doing very little, but I hope I can change that!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Nothing here. Maybe you could ask me in person. Who knows, I might even tell you!
You should message me if
You want to!

You have anything you'd like to ask.

You just want to chat with someone who has similar interests.

You are new to this as well and want to 'network' with other terrified n00bs! ;)
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