daan_k
30 Utrecht, Netherlands
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My self-summary
I think too much, but I like it that way. I have a bad habit of second-guessing all my decisions, but when I do arrive at a decision, at least I know all the pros and cons. I think of myself as pretty observant of others, and I'll probably have something interesting to say about you. I have a way of showing people new sides of whatever's bothering them, but often end up giving them advice I should be following myself. I usually know exactly what to do, then don't do it.

I'm an outgoing introvert. I like to think things through. I find it important to have an opinion on anything I encounter but even more important to suspend opinions that I don't have enough reasons for having. I'm proud of being pretty open-minded but sometimes wonder if that's holding me back. I'm good at giving gifts, less good at accepting them. I may enjoy being mysterious a little too much.

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What I’m doing with my life
Recently graduated, currently semi-unemployed, looking for my 'thing'. Maybe writing? Maybe political science? Maybe back to philosophy? In the mean time, I'm busy pretty much full-time with my myriad hobbies (my babies) and my friends. I love languages, music, dancing, movies, traveling, and reading. Trying to hack my brain to fit as many languages as possible.
I’m really good at
Reading people. Languages. Translating ideas.
The first things people usually notice about me
That I don't seem to age, especially if they haven't seen me for a long time. I'm not sure what to think of that... And that I generally joke around a lot with anyone I'm talking to.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger,
Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky,
Novecento by Alessandro Baricco,
American Gods by Neil Gaiman,
Neuromancer by William Gibson.

Movies: Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine, Ghost World, Boys Don't Cry, Ikiru, Ghost in the Shell, Princess Mononoke, La Cité des enfants perdus, Fucking Åmål, The Dreamers, Scott Pilgrim, Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (judge if you must; it always cheers me up!)

Shows: Buffy, Sherlock.

Music: Sufjan Stevens!, Midlake, Belle and Sebastian, The Books, Fleet Foxes, Devendra Banhart, The Flaming Lips, Warpaint, Alessi's Ark, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Joanna Newsom, Tom Waits, etc etc etc: http://www.last.fm/user/dangeroo

Food: Italian, Japanese, Indian. Vegetarian unless it's something I haven't tried before.
The six things I could never do without
friends,
music,
language,
the internet,
alone time,
art.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
What it means to be a person in a society. That is a pretty weird thing to be, if you think about it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Out with friends! To a concert, or to a bar for a chat and interesting beers. Or dancing. But what I enjoy most in the weekend is hanging out with my hungover friends all through the next day, in coffee bars and tea houses. Rummaging through a bookstore. Going home and eating together. Watching a stupid show or a movie with a cup of tea.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm pretty moody sometimes.
You should message me if
1. You are looking for friendship!
2. You speak one of the languages in the sidebar and want to talk to me in it.
3. Like me, you are in favor of a unified world government and want to start a committee for investigating the possibilities (think super UN with teeth).

(the list is and/or, obviously)
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