roryi
38 London, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
The word 'geek' is woefully overused - but some aspects of that stereotype do describe me well: bursts of mildly-obsessive enthusiasm, a tendency to over-think things (though I recognise that many of the best experiences in my life have come from being spontaneous), and a level of curiosity that sometimes gets me into trouble.

The word 'obstreperous' is woefully underused - but add it to the above and you'll have as good an overview of my personality as I'm able to muster right now.
What I’m doing with my life
Doing tech things for a big charity; plotting adventures (and sometimes actually having them); over-using semi-colons; wishing that there were more days in the week.
I’m really good at
Cooking, debating, planning, list-making

Working towards becoming really good at
Photography, spontaneity, doing interesting things with rope

Unlikely to ever be really good at
Abstaining from being cheeky, brevity
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
books
So far this year, I've read a bunch of social and political history stuff, some 70s feminist scifi, and, er, some other stuff besides. Favourite recent books are 'Our Endless Numbered Days' by Claire Fuller, and 'The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet' by Becky Chambers; I'll happily ramble on about either if you want to ask me about them.

fillums (er, I'm from Northern Ireland, so that's how I say it.)
Hudsucker Proxy, Me Without You, 16 Years of Alcohol, Tank Girl (yes, really), Shortbus, IvansXTC, Sleeping Beauty.

shows
All the Netflix series, just like everyone else. Apart from Marco Polo, that is; it was frustratingly shit despite looking so very lovely.

music
I've got a bit of a thing for shoegazing - I could wallow in waves of fuzz for days on end. And proper twee pop, too - handclaps and la-la-las are where it's at, dammit. Otherwise, it tends to be electro-y these days, though I'm also finding myself increasingly interested in jazz and contemporary classical stuff - a sign of getting old?

foods
I love cooking things that can't be rushed - roasting and stewing, rather than frying or grilling; I make my own stock, render down fats, and use way too much seasoning. I may be a decent cook, but I'm an awful baker; if you can make awesome cakes then I'll almost certainly love you forever. Or something.
The six things I could never do without
optimism, lust, ambition, bile, desire, and, finally, the interweb - to help glue it all together.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
When I was seven, we wrote at school about what we wanted to do when we grew up. All the other kids wanted to be popstars or astronauts; I said that I wanted to run my own desalination plant. This seems to be disturbingly typical of my childhood.
You should message me if
...you're looking for a substantive connection, rather than a one-off hookup - the sort of relationship that involves trips to the pub and playing boardgames and going off on adventures together as well as plenty of kinky experimentation.

...your defining characteristic isn't that you're "laid back". Surely that just means you're not particularly passionate about anything? pah!

...or if you have a good sourdough starter that I can steal from.
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