literaryINTPJ
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My self-summary
INTP/INTJ hybrid (enhanced introvert) and writer. I'm an easygoing, quiet and low-maintenance person looking likewise for someone who is down-to-earth, and not into drama or mind games.

I enjoy walks in the park, taking in the cultural scene, drinking tea, beer, and wine, and cuddling on the couch while watching a movie.
What I’m doing with my life
I have adopted Horace's maxim, Littera Scripta Manet (the written word remains), as my motto for my goal of becoming the best writer I possibly can be.
I’m really good at
I'm pretty good at analysis, but then I overanalyze and begin to wonder if I'm that good at analyzing things after all...which requires more analysis...
The first things people usually notice about me
I'm reserved. I rarely smile (the INTJ Death Glare is my default facial expression).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Favourite Fiction: Fifth Business, The Wars, Fathers and Sons, Of Human Bondage, A Confederacy of Dunces, Pierre and Jean, This Side of Paradise, The Doll, The Remains of the Day, Blood Meridian, Animal Farm, 1984, Down and Out in Paris and London, A Handful of Dust, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Painted Veil, Notes from Underground, The Moon and Sixpence, Siddhartha, The Stranger, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, Journey to the End of the Night, The Jungle, The Secret Agent, The Forever War, Ender's Game, The Sun also Rises.

I also enjoy reading philosophical works, as well as non-fiction on a wide variety of topics.

Favourite Non-Fiction: Dialogues of Plato, Edith Hamilton's Mythology, Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, Rene Descartes' Meditations, Ray Kurzweil's The Age of Spiritual Machines, Selina Hastings' The Secret Lives of Somerset Maugham, Susan Cain's Quiet, Gordon Wood's The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, James Madison et al. The Federalist Papers, Aristotle's The Art of Rhetoric. Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus.

Favorite Movies: A Death in Venice, No Country for Old Men, Mulholland Drive, Good Bye Lenin, The Third Man, Downfall, Crash, M, Russian Ark, A Single Man, Stalker, The Apartment, 12 Angry Men, L.A. Confidential, Into the Wild, The Man from Earth, Psycho, Silence of the Lambs, The Kite Runner.

I don't watch much TV, but I do like Star Trek, especially TNG. True Detective was well done as was BSG. Game of Thrones, X files (old and new), Sense8, and Man in the High Castle have their moments, and Hannibal is well written although a tad too gory for my taste. American Dad and Clarence are fun to watch.

I'm all over the place when it comes to music from classical to top 40 to film scores.
My three favourite compositions of all time:
1) Mozart's Requiem.
2) Chopin's Nocturne No.20 in C-sharp minor.
3) I Vow to Thee My Country (I'm afraid I don't understand why this song is not the UK's national anthem).

My three favourite pieces of film music:
1) Hans Zimmer's Time.
2)Yann Tiersen's Summer of '78.
3) The Host of Seraphim (so haunting at the end of The Mist).

I love potatoes, potato pancakes, chicken, pierogi, pasta, crepes, and cabbage rolls. Oh, and all sorts of veggies and fruit.
The six things I could never do without
I'll bring it down to four things, as I don't care to be constrained by the above limitation. I could not do without my books, my laptop, which I need for writing, the Internet, and my phone.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Literature, Writing, Politics, History, Society, Science and Technology, Architecture. I spend a silly amount of time admiring the aesthetic qualities of buildings and city panoramas on architecture websites.
On a typical Friday night I am
Writing. Drinking beer. Sometimes both.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
As an introvert anything private I'm willing to admit here would be dull. All right, I'll admit that I like cuddling a lot, as well as holding hands. I also have a good sense of humour. And that other than the obvious, I don't have much in common with most gay men. Like I said, dull.
You should message me if
you want to.
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