31 Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I'm a oft-travelling Englishman now back at home. Spent some time in Czech Republic, USA, Iceland, China and Japan this year but am back in England for a few months at least.

I Enjoy: art, philosophy, random holidays, the paranormal, reading, meditation, the Tarot, cooking, Earl Grey tea, mythology, the spirit world, heavy rain, mild revenge, the countryside, my exotic pets, dark times in history, writing, Pimms, old man pubs, manipulation, inappropriate jokes, polyamory, antiquing, silence, heavy rain, etherealism, falling asleep to gorgeous music, sharp satire, grass roots football, karaoke, martial arts, alternate realities, Taoism, posh wine, moonlit bodies of water, pointless rambles.

I Don't Enjoy: moths can piss off.
What I’m doing with my life
Making movies, making songs and fightin' round the world.
I’m really good at
Accumulating unusual pets. I have quite big selection of various reptiles and tarantulas, which you can ask me about if it interests you. Also, a little kitten called Jonathan.

The first things people usually notice about me
Mad hair, probably. Or general weird hippy vibe. My ex-boyfriend said I was a cross between Bernard from Black Books and Gale from Breaking Bad. He was trying to be mean, but was almost certainly right.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Books - Haruki Murakami is probably my favourite author. Well, no probably about it. I also like various philosophy books, religious or spiritual treatises (Bushido/Taoist literature), books on the psyche, books on mythology and the occult, Sartre, Kierkegaard, Camus, Dark Tower series, Japanese literature such as the works of Natsume Soseki, Mariko Hashioka, Yasunari Kawabata, Yukio Mishima, things to do with social science, political stuff, and stuff many people would find pointless or tedious.

Films - Not all that many other than Weird Asian films, thought provoking films such as Eternal Sunshine, hilarious ones like Dumb And Dumber, and real life ones such as Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas (although somewhat embarrasingly, I am also a Clint Eastwood fan). Final Fantasy looked lovely, in fairness. Big fan of much comedy stuff DVD though. The Office, Futurama, Peep Show, Family Guy, Alan Partridge, Nathan Barley, Black Books, Jam, Seinfeld, Father Ted, Ren And Stimpy, South Park. Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld as I totally empathise with Larry David.

If I watch TV at all, it's generally some current sporting event or something on the Discovery Channel like meaningless speculation about ancient times, or aviation disasters (though it may seem a bit scary, I know pretty much everything about every plane crash ever mostly due to a job I tried to get a couple of years ago). Admittedly Sky+HD is a better invention than penicillin.

Also, The Itchy and Scratchy Show and Fightin' Round The World With Russell Crowe.

Music - Stone Roses, Nirvana even though I should have probably outgrown them by my age, Sigur Ros, Gomez, Jeff Buckley, Jun Yamamoto, Interpol, Beethoven, John Martyn, Decemberists, Pavement, Susumu Yokota, Xavier Rudd, The Bluetones, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, anything at all sung by Colin Meloy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Radiohead, South, The Doors, Massive Attack, Nick Drake, Iron And Wine, John Butler Trio, Bon Iver, Andrea Bocelli, Scott Matthews, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Seth Lakeman, Jose Gonzalez, Michiko Tanaka, Bach, The Verve, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, - basically dream pop/folk/indie/whatever. Alanis and Madonna are my guilty pleasures.

Christ, do I ever miss the 90's.

Food - Hardly ever eat out, certainly never at fast food places, and never ever ever any ready meals (ever ever) which is why I'm healthier than I look; pretty much everything I have is cooked by myself. Or a loaf of good bread; I'll eat a good lunk of bread as a meal for the day. Not apricots though. Like 1 in 30 are good. They are a very low percentage fruit.
The six things I could never do without
R.E.M., naps, wine. The other things are just frills.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
It changes with my moods, a million different things from one day to the next. What people are trying to achieve. Is there universal truth? How people would live if they knew exactly when they were going to die from the day they were born. Why so many people think friendships and relationships are totally black and white. What if I'm already dead. and how would I know? Why certain emotions are more desirable than others. Whether, if I was so inclined, I would make an effective serial killer. What people could give to one another and why they don't. Which country shall I go to next? Why people fear death. Crime. Is death an 'it'?. Whether what people think of me is actually any of my business. So many things.
On a typical Friday night I am
Seeing how many times I can bounce a basketball in an hour, then trying to break that record.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Most folk on here claim to be honest, down-to-Earth, sport-hating, dog-loving, fun-loving yet always socially awkward, shy at first but chatty when you get to know me, fans of Big Bang Theory.
I am none of these things. I also dislike long walks on the beach. Sand pisses me off.
You should message me if
Any of the below apply:

- The prospect of a 'normal' life (wife/ 2.4 kids/ mortgage/ tedious career etc.) scares you more than anything else.

- You find Irja's wallet. Seriously you guys, it's been like 5 years now.

- You need advice or help with your animals.

- you are happy for Toto - Africa to be 'our song'. Or maybe REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling

- You promise not to ask me if I prefer men or women (I may have to stab you in the pancreas if you do this).

- You stalk Björk.

- You are Björk (sorry for stalking you, by the way).

- You want to tell me your dream sandwich.

- You look like/are Jack White.

- You also travel about a lot and want to tell me where I should go next.

- You want to make me a cake.

- You want to send Jonno a present.

- You are a desperate fool at the end of your pitiful rope.

(or, you can't sleep at night because of this sentence