A quick self-summary would probably be that I'm a bit nerdy, alternative and adventurous type. I'm always happy to learn something new and to meet new people, and I enjoy a good conversation. I'm a freelancer, so I keep really weird hours sometimes and can be difficult to pin down, but I'd like to think I'm worth that difficulty!
Books: John Steinbeck, Kit de Waal, Junot Diaz, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Harper Lee, Chuck Palahniuk, Hunter S. Thompson, Charles Dickens, Douglas Coupland, Aldous Huxley, William Gibson, Terry Pratchett, J.T. Leroy ... and the list keeps on growing!
Films: Ghost in the Shell, The Godfather (Parts I and II. We don't talk about III), Alien, Clerks, Jackie Brown, The Big Lebowski, Spirited Away, L.A. Confidential, Blade Runner, Dr Strangelove, Seven Samurai, Zatoichi, Shaun of the Dead ... again, this could go on for pages and pages. I have also been on a bit of a documentary kick as of late.
TV: Archer, Parks and Recreation, The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Daily Show, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Black Books, Arrested Development, Community, 30 Rock, QI (depending on the guests), The Tick, Invader Zim, Twin Peaks, Spaced, Futurama, Frasier, Rome, Boardwalk Empire, Treme, Deadwood, Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo, The Venture Brothers, Sealab 2021.
Music: Deftones, Nine Inch Nails, Alice in Chains, Rammstein, Slayer, Metallica, The Heavy, Corrosion of Conformity, Sisters of Mercy, The Black Keys, The Cure, David Bowie, Soulfly, Black Sabbath, Sepultura, Lamb of God, Mad Capsule Markets, Beastie Boys, Tool, Jimi Hendrix, A Perfect Circle, Johnny Cash, Clutch, Red Fang, Dean Martin, Sam and Dave, Down, Mastodon, System of a Down, Childish Gambino, MC Lars (To name but a few – I'm also trying to learn more about regional scenes, so if you can recommend anything, I'm all ears).
Food: Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Italian, Thai ... as long as it isn't too sugary/creamy, I'll probably enjoy it! I do also enjoy my coffee, scotch, and I've recently developed a taste for good wine, beer and ale too.
I consider myself a feminist, and I'm currently trying to learn more about current feminist theory, intersectionality and LGBTQ issues/causes (I'm always up for a discussion and happy to learn more).
I'll usually end up at a rock club/bar at some point on a Friday night, and follow it up with a quest for a hangover cure the following morning!
I can be quite easily distracted by polite conversation, which has led to some odd moments, including not actually properly introducing myself for 20 minutes in one instance.
I'm normally quite relaxed, but having cameras pointed at me makes me a bit uncomfortable. As if my profile photos didn't make that obvious.
Also if you've liked me, drop me a message. I'm curious to see who you are!