43 Toronto, Canada
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
Join today
Find great matches with our advanced matching system!
My self-summary
Things that make me happy: living within walking distance of the beach; making friends in other cities and taking road trips to visit; Halloween; seeing live standup comedy; reviving old friendships via Facebook; listening to foreign accents or being fooled by a fake accent; cheesy '80s songs that have that swirly synthesizer sound during the chorus; the day when all the snow finally goes away for good.

Things that turn me right off: humourlessness; an air of entitlement; dogmatic religiosity; dogmatic politics.

Always looking to meet: wallflowers, cosplayers (I do cosplay photography as a hobby, so if you're a part of the local fan con community, clicking is very likely), gingers, someone who speaks like an Aaron Sorkin character, aspies, anyone for whom the final episode of "Spaced" brought a tear to their eye, tomboys, girly girls, recovering goths, recovering punks, standup comics...I guess what I'm looking for is someone smart, maybe a bit (okay, a lot) nerdy, and a city slicker--I'm just not much for canoeing and sleeping in the woods, my idea of a great vacation is exploring some European capital armed with just a subway map and a camera.

I'm skeptical about the logarithms hiding in the match percentages on this site. I've not clicked with folks with whom I was supposedly 99% and hit it off with people in the "keep away!" range. I'll write if you sound cool no matter what the invisible boffins say, and I hope you'll do the same.

I study the Welsh language as a hobby, os ydach chi'n siarad Cymraeg, rwi'n chwilio am bartner sgwrs. Diolch yn fawr!

And since this is really presenting itself as a major issue of late, I'll get it out of the way...while I know a lot of really terrific parents, I have decided (not without a lot of consideration) that it's really not a path for me. If you absolutely have your heart set on having kids at some point, we might not be a great fit.
What I’m doing with my life
I went to film school, but I work an office job to pay the bills. I do photography, play guitar and occasionally write for nerdy popcult websites.
I’m really good at
Indexing. Packing a suitcase. High-speed subtitle reading. Jigsaw puzzles. Navigation using not-to-scale tourist maps. Language theory (more than actually learning the language, sadly).
The first things people usually notice about me
Whether or not I'm currently on fire? I have no idea how to answer this.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Writers: Douglas Adams, James Clavell, Chuck Klosterman, Nick Hornby, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Malcolm Pryce, J.K. Rowling, Ian Rankin, Greil Marcus, Irvine Welsh

My top ten favorite films in no particular order are (at this writing so it will probably change by the time you read this): Blade Runner, In Bruges, 24 Hour Party People, Stranger Than Fiction, Trainspotting, Taxi Driver, Dr. Strangelove, Naked, Videodrome, Wings of Desire. Favorite directors include Michael Winterbottom, Wim Wenders, Edgar Wright, Neil Marshall, Michael Mann, Robert Altman.

Music: Queen (I've seen "We Will Rock You" three times), David Bowie, The Kinks, Pere Ubu, New Order, Joy Division, The Jam/Style Council/Paul Weller, XTC, Pet Shop Boys, Tom Waits, X, Kirsty MacColl, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Richard Thompson, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, Replacements, Frank Zappa, The Clash, Husker Du, The Pogues, The Streets, Ramones, Randy Newman

TV: Skins (UK version), Misfits, Dr. Who, Torchwood, The Avengers, The Wire, Farscape, Mystery Science Theatre 3000, Gavin & Stacey, The Inbetweeners, The IT Crowd, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, Luther, Sherlock, The Thick of It, Veep, Mock the Week, Hannibal, The Young Ones, Battlestar Galactica, Millennium, Coupling (UK version), Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Archer.

Comedy: Rhod Gilbert, Frankie Boyle, George Carlin, Michael McIntyre, Bill Hicks, Dara Ó Briain, Milton Jones, Denis Leary, Ed Byrne, Mitchell & Webb.
The six things I could never do without
1. passport
2. camera
3. this mp3 I found online that's basically an hour of background engine hum from the Enterprise stitched helps me get to sleep
4. FanExpo
5. the Cheese Shop sketch
6. popcorn with real butter
I spend a lot of time thinking about
My next trip to the U.K., and will I ever get the chance to live in Cardiff long-term someday. Meeting great people who can change my life. Narrative universes. Time travel paradoxes. Set lists. Who shot the deputy? Where did Edward Scissorhands get the ice?
On a typical Friday night I am
Either at a movie for opening night (I live within walking distance of a good theatre, mercifully) or possibly studying as I take a class on Saturday mornings.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Despite what my music tastes listed above might indicate, I think that "Don't Stop Believing" may be among the top five greatest moments of American pop music in the last century. Also, I saw Mel C. in concert and she knocked my socks off. An unironically great time was had.
You should message me if
you're cool and strange and you find this whole internet personals thing as bizarre as I do. Or if it also bothers you when bookstores break "fiction" and "literature" into separate sections.