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My self-summary
Hey all! I'm Stephen (Steve or even Stevie), an odd sock wearing (before it apparently became fashionable!), extremely introverted (ISTP), socially awkward gamer, sports fan, expert toast toaster, who would rather live in the country than the city. Sound slightly odd? No? How about totally abnormal then? I agree! In addition to that I spend time talking to friends in the US whilst being said socially awkward gamer. That usually descends into extremely weird and hysterical conversation. I'm also highly sarcastic, I can't stand crowded, noisy places. I would much rather be lying on my bed going through various tv series or in front of the computer. That or in a tent, but that's not always practical!

Being an introvert, I value personal time immensely, which does mean I tend to need a lot of time in my own little world, doing things that help me recharge and keep me somewhat sane.

When I say socially awkward, what I really mean to say is I battle with anxiety, and have done for a long time. Although since doing more reading up on personality types and other such stuff, the anxiety isn't as much of an issue as it used to be. I'm beginning to understand more what is actually down to anxiety and what is simply my personality.

Anyway! Here's some of the stuff that interests me and occupies my time these days:
Camping/countryside. Spontaneous camping trips anyone? I would love to! Long walks are rather good as well.
Motorsport - F1, endurance racing, touring cars, pretty much anything.
PC gaming.
History - WW1 & 2, the Roman empire.
TV drama (Spooks, Luther, that sort of thing)
Animals - LOVE dogs especially
Roast dinners - does that count as an interest? Haha.
What I’m doing with my life
Running an online gaming league! That or in a caravan down on the beautiful south coast of England, dreaming of living there. Also very good at making plans for various places to visit, then never actually doing it, because anxiety, woohoo!
I’m really good at
Using the toaster.
The first things people usually notice about me
Apparently my eyes are "striking". They look all sorts of weird colours to me. :p That I appear to be extremely nervous and/or quiet. Probably my size, I'm not the smallest of people (wide, not tall). Unfortunately chronic knee injuries have made doing any sort of exercise extremely tough, what with being in constant pain. However, this summer will see a concerted effort to try and lose some weight through changing eating habits. There is an positive however, I give big, soft, warm hugs! :D
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV shows - Luther, Spooks, Being Human, The Fades, Mock the Week, Top Gear, Spartacus, Homeland, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, Silent Witness, Misfits, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Sherlock, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes, The Thick of It, Skins, The Walking Dead, True Detective, Pramface. With the exception of a couple, I have watched through most these shows several times, with Luther, Spooks, Being Human and Band of Brothers probably being my most watched.

Music - Muse, Snow Patrol, Meat Loaf, Sigur Rós. To be honest, I'll listen to nearly anything, except rap or bloody "dubstep".

Movies - a couple of favourites are Die Hard (the original trilogy) and Saving Private Ryan. Typically though I find it harder to get into movies, unless it's the original Star Trek cast!

Food - spaghetti bolognese, roast dinner, carbonara, cottage pie. Sometimes a visit to KFC can't be resisted. I must have mentioned how awesome toast is by now? You may need to keep Galaxy chocolate bars away from me, mmmmmmm.

Games - oh god, so many, but a few are Tribes: Ascend, Team Fortress 2, The Walking Dead, FIFA, Tiger Woods 13, Battlefield 3, rFactor, rFactor 2, Worms, 7 Days to Die, Space Engineers. In days gone by, things like Crash Bandicoot, Colin McRae Rally, Halo.

Nowhere else have I really mentioned my passion for motorsport, I absolutely love it! From short touring car races to watching the Le Mans 24 Hours all the way through. I'd say motorsport was my first love.
The six things I could never do without
PC/laptop/internet - used for nearly all my gaming, TV and music needs.
Decent TV drama - love a good bit of involving tv. Soaps do not count!
Friends - although they are mostly people found through gaming, they have truly helped me through some seriously tough times. :')
My own space - as a introvert, this is massively important to keeping sane and happy. I really do urge people to go and do some reading up on introverts, it makes for some very interesting reading. That and social and generalised anxiety disorders. :)
Camera - I'm not great with a camera, but when you take a picture you're really happy with? It feels incredible.
Morning toast! - mmmmmmhm! This to me is like coffee or tea to others. :D
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why we, as a species, are generally so judgmental of people that are seen as "different". That and just what the hell I'm going to do with myself in the future. Lately it's been " how the hell am I 27?!" D: Wishing I had some new knees as well, d'oh.
On a typical Friday night I am
Sat in this chair, browsing, talking to friends around Europe and in North America over the interwebz. Living the high life baby!
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Wouldn't be very private if I put it here.
You should message me if
You find me completely irresistible! Haha. That or you survived reading through my essay, in which case you deserve a cookie! In all seriousness, I'd love to hear from you if you think we have some things in common or have similar beliefs/personalities. I'd love to find that someone special, but good friends would be amazing as well. :) My only request is to not message me with just "hey" or "how are you?". I know sending the first message is...awkward, but there's a lot of stuff here to pick out and talk about. :D