I do remain, in spite of any evidence, something of a classical romantic. I adore connecting with a person, a sense of wonder when discovering the energy they possess for their passions and their delight in sharing that energy; or enjoying introducing someone to a new place, book, film (etc) and rediscovering that thing through their eyes.
That makes me sound like a shocking hipster or pretentious idiot. Hopefully though the meaning untangled itself from the shackles of language and made it out okay.
I'm (clearly) not a person to use five words when 500 and some opaque imagery is an option. I find the idea of trying to sum myself up
In a few neat boxes like this an exercise in futility, but rest assured I'll be taking first impressions about you from the same boxes... Thinking about it, I do wonder how I've managed ever to stumble over interesting people on here but I have some really great friends I first encountered on this site so I guess it works for me.
I find myself constantly baffled on this site by the people I meant to have loads in common with who list music gigs as their main interest.
Perhaps I can be summed up by:- Went to Latitude one year, only watch one band play and that was because everything else stopped/closed as Suede was the band in question. Spent the rest of Latitude in the Comedy and Literary tents having an awesome time (So saw lots of Robin Ince and kept out of the rain too). If you're thinking "sounds like a good festival experience" then we will probably get on awesomely.
A delightful cocktail of freelance and temping for a while since graduating a couple of years ago, the variety is nice enough but the month to month tension about contrat length is far from enjoyable.
Away from such mundanity I have some great friends here in this lovely city, but the draw of London does get ever louder.
I can get competitive in things that I find enjoyable and rewarding; not anti socially competitive to the extent of crushing others, just don't be surprised if I've sneakily being reading up or practicing something I was claiming last week to be a novice at.
In objective and measurable ways I am fairly good at:- pub quizzes and in particularly film trivia that is of no value to anyone away from quizzes since the IMDb was created, fencing (obviously a useful skill in the digital age, and a key aspect in many a modern Bridget Jones's check list) and copy editing (thank you Microsoft word for ruining that...)
Books:- Northern Lights, Stewart Lee's How I Escaped My Certain Fate, Preacher, H.P. Lovecraft, Game Of Thrones (Bored with waiting for new books though), everything by William Goldman, Douglas Adams and Pratchett.
Music:- Lots of 90's classic Brit-pop, particularly early Oasis. Also Radiohead, The Smiths, Muse, G&R, REM
Shows:- House, Sons of Anarchy, Lost (failed at the end though), Life on Mars, West Wing, Studio 60, Deadwood, Carnivale, House of Cards, Hannibal, Firefly, Daily Show
My close friends
I would say cinema for new releases, but crowded friday night cinema seems to take the fun out of it.
That should be the thing to admit. It's possible I have no filter.
If you play Carcassone or Agricola.
If you can accept someone can adore the Lord of the Rings films but loath the books with a burning passion.
If you agreed with most of this but there was a film, or activity or whatever that you felt was missing and want to introduce me to it.