34 Abingdon, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
You can skip the entirety of the rest of this profile if you want with this handy executive summary: Basically I want you to think I'm funny, emotionally perceptive and sensitive, intrigued more than judgemental, and for it to be a bit of a mystery as to why I earn so much with a personality as elaborated below...

Want to make people really happy without them being able to understand how or who is doing it... I work in a large company for The Bad Guys and I'm very, very important.

"Violet, sad, soulful eyes." That's actually a quote I just heard on a podcast, and has nothing at all to do with me - my eyes are actually dark dark brown and you'd have to look deep to glimpse anything other than blank confuzzlement! Or perhaps you can interpret it as a recently-found sense of wonder... pretender extraordinaire, I like to believe.

I love to chat to people about life, love and everything, but I'm NOT INTENSE!!! - just fascinated :O) (btw that smiley is hell to draw on an iPad - be impressed)

Much prefer cosy nights at home or in the cinema/pub or out walking etc. than out clubbing. Wanting to find someone who can ignore the reserved facade and cuddle shamelessly.
What I’m doing with my life
Working in a friendly and enthusiastic environment, coordinating multiple projects being launched around the world and somehow having to make them meet in the middle (!) Tactful diplomacy and gentle piss-taking seem to be the key...

Inevitably wondering where I'm going with this whole life thing...
I’m really good at
Not worrying too much.

And origami roses.

And cooking. Or so I'd like to believe. Especially choux pastry - if you think you can bake, then let's have a bake-off.
The first things people usually notice about me
The unusual violet eyes.

I come across as not being very tactile at first (and I hate this about myself) but love to be touched.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I love films/books that are full of colours or smells or imagination - I really loved the book (and film) Perfume for this; I have to admit to a geeky love of Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead too. A little known series called Mushishi was also brilliant (some of it is on YouTube right now). And I love films that look into the mind and madness - Fight club, Memento, Pan's Labyrinth, Mulholland drive.

I love some documentaries too - anything by Adam Curtis I will soak up and ponder forever after. And doesn't everyone love David Attenborough to bits?

I have a funny taste in music - if you've ever heard of Amethystium, Ogrudy Alamut, Pulsar Bleu, Sami Takieddin, Wendy Grondzil, or Sofaspace then please message me!!!! Also loving the new Emancipator track, Minor Cause - really sends shivers down my spine. Some Royksopp tracks are brilliant, especially "What Else is There". On the lighter side, those 90s hits really take me back!

Finally, of course, I need my fair dose of comedy. South Park is a favourite, also like Family Guy, American Dad etc. I quite like satirical game shows like 8 out of 10 cats, Have I Got News for You etc. but only watch when I'm bored. Oh - also Charlie Brooker and Doug Stanhope :O)
The six things I could never do without
Trying to avoid the usual ones...

Ecstatic moods, moments of forever-lost nostalgia
A goddamned *working* water boiler
The softness, scent and shine of the Abingdon spring sky; the blazing summer thunder storms after a scorching Geneva afternoon; the memories of the mischievous fauna and magical summer flora around Palo Alto
My biggest concern about the impending zombie apocalypse is what we are going to do when the toilet paper runs out
The hope - and opportunities to try - to understand people so deeply that they can't tell where the new source of happiness is coming from; the prayer that this one day happens the other way round
And I thank God most of all for the interweb and it's mobile phone babies.

Did I cheat on that one? :O)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Where I'm going with my life, and how I can find someone with whom I can share the beautiful things I've found.

Alternatively, becoming a drifter in the "modern wild west", riding a motorbike from town to town, solving (or committing) crimes (I'm a profoundly flawed hero in this scenario), breaking hearts, and dusting off into the sunset, never to be seen again. One day I'll meet a tragic, unexpected end, far far too young.

OR, becoming a drugs baron in South America. I'll obviously have to spend some years working my way up the ladder - being a mule, then maybe a lab chemist etc. - but eventually I'll rule a large empire that sells gods and horror in little white packets. I will meet an inevitable violent demise at the hands of my most trusted right-hand-man (a current close friend/colleague of mine).

OR!!! Becoming the geek computer scientist - hovelled up in miserable, dingy accommodation and barely seeing the sunlight for years (but still hygienically showering regularly) - who discovers the secret to true general artificial intelligence. I unleash it upon the world asking it to do every good it can for humanity - conflicts are resolved, medicine and healthy water/food becomes available to all within months - Earth becomes a utopia where each individual is deeply loved and nurtured by the AI. Yet tragically, the one individual it cannot help is me - the damage done by those years of isolation, and my intimate knowledge of its workings makes me distrust it and everyone else, and I wither away into obscurity.

Or just wondering how to answer a question some random guy in the pub asked me recently: what colour is the Universe?
On a typical Friday night I am
Out for a drink with colleagues, or in with a movie and takeaway.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Several of the local takeaways know me by name now... but I'm a great cook, honestly!

And apparently I can use HTML too!!! Who'd have guessed?!
You should message me if
You want to brighten my day or open my mind!

Unless you're one of those people (you know who you are) that believes it's impossible for a guy and a girl to 'just' be close friends. In that case you've got to have something damned well worth saying.