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My self-summary
"Decadent and complex while remaining wholly refreshing and drinkable".

Once, while in Newcastle, I went to a pub and ordered myself a beer with this description. I thought it represented well the way I see myself. The description went on to say:

"While dark, rich and decadent this beer finds balance and subtlety in its lightness and drinkability. Great for matching with sweeter dishes and intense desserts."

So, a decadent behaviour without the lavish and the wasteful indulgence while maintaining an air that is both mysterious and difficult to read is what I'll use to describe myself here. A man of inner turmoil and conflict with a childish fascination for people, life and the world. Others have called me genuine, compassionate, shy, silent and slightly stubborn. "Still waters run deep." is an expression that has been thrown at me more than once which I think is a good thing? :P Of the 16 personality types (if you care about such things) I'm apparently a INFP-T. Idealist? Calm, reserved and shy? Diplomat? Potential to be led into isolation from lack of understanding from others? Sounds about right!

Truth is I'm not good at describing myself and I've probably re-written this summary several times trying to convey the most accurate image of who I am. Besides, words are easy and you have no way of knowing if whatever I say here is the truth. I'm kind, affectionate, silly, I don't take myself or most things too seriously, I'm a Drokt from Boltus 5 on an eight Myriad year long planetary expedition to discover the long lost U'muhn artifact of my people. See? Could you spot the odd one out? I know it's difficult so probably the best way of knowing is to get to know me better. Just be warned that some facts about be might be under a non-disclosure interplanetary agreement with the Droktion Senate.

I used to be a closet Hufflepuff but after seeing Fantastic Beasts and knowing Newt Scamander was also also a Hufflepuff I'm no longer ashamed of my house. That guy's alright!

And in case the looks haven't given it away I ain't from around these here parts. I moved from Portugal to London and here I shall remain until chance makes me live somewhere else. Socrates might have been proud of me for I am neither Portuguese nor British but a citizen of the world (I don't really know what I mean by that).
What I’m doing with my life
Currently working as an architect in London and in my free time I draw (badly), I write music (badly), I read (not as much as I should), I dream (too much).

What I plan on doing in the near future is to live as much as I can and be happy, possibly with people who inspire me to be the person I wish I could be. I want to travel to far away and exotic places, go on adventures and careless road trips around the world, do outrageous and regrettable things that I can tell to my kids one day "You shouldn't do that. Your daddy did it but regrets it and you shouldn't make the same mistakes!"
I’m really good at
Messing up very simple recipes, overthinking my problems, remaining silent for long periods of time, procrastinating, making a decent beef stir-fry, imagining fictional dialogues that I will never have and having my head in the clouds.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
I don't read as much as I could/should but I love to. Some of my favourites include the Dune series which I'm currently reading, The Saxon Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell and All the Light We Cannot See. I read to escape so as long as it is fiction and has an interesting plot and likable characters I'm hooked. Suggest me things!

A Saturday movie night with pizza and popcorn has been an essential part of my weekly routine for many years so I've seen a lot of movies from the most famous ones to the most obscure independent titles. My watchlist now contains more than 500 movies and yet I always feel like I have nothing to watch! So it's hard to pick but the some I re-watch on a regular basis include Once, The Garden of Words, Road to Perdition, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Big Lebowski. The Station Agent, anything by Studio Ghibli or movies by Wes Anderson. I love animation movies so I find myself watching those the most.

I'm usually not very up to date with series but some of the newer ones I've watched and liked include Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, The Man in the High Castle and Hannibal. Then I just re-watch a lot of older shows like Spaced, Black Books, Scrubs, Fawlty Towers, Seinfeld, South Park and Twin Peaks.

I am and will always be a metalhead at heart even though you'll often catch me listening to other genres of music. I like Jazz, Blues, Folk, Classical, some Electronica, Indie, maybe some Pop. I'll just stick with the cliché "As long as it's good..." to make it easier for me. I will make you a mixtape if you ask nicely!

I wish humans could survive exclusively on biscuits and cakes because that's all I'd be eating. I'm just not a foodie and trusting my cooking is a risky business although it hasn't killed me yet. I'm not vegetarian but respect people who are and I'd happily get more into a healthier lifestyle but you'll need to understand that I need a nice juicy steak from time to time :P
The six things I could never do without
An escape from life
Family & Friends
Good memories
Sweets & Chocolates
A comfortable pair of shoes

The six things I could DEFINITELY do without:

Egocentric and pretentious people
Mosquitoes and wasps
Unpopped popcorn kernels
Indecisive weather
Crowded stinky trains in my morning commute
Sudden loud noises such as slamming doors
I spend a lot of time thinking about
The complexity of life and trying to understand myself and where things are headed.

Might be a byproduct of getting old but I also spend a lot of time thinking about my childhood, the things I've done and miss and the things I haven't done and wish I had. There's still plenty of time right?
On a typical Friday night I am
typically at home, typically relaxing after a long typical day. Alone most of the time, fascinated by this shiny screen that connects me to the wide web. I watch, I draw, I read and if it's disgustingly hot outside I'll just grab something cool from the fridge, sit by my bedroom window in the dark and keep the moon company.

On Saturdays I'm usually out and about at museums or wherever TimeOut London suggests that's interesting to me. Sucks to do these things alone so if you're looking for a partner to go on adventures in London I'm totally in! Sundays are my lazy-stay-at-home days :P Everyone needs one of those.
You should message me if
you're not just looking for casual sex or a quick hook up (am I the first guy here to say this?) and you'd like to get to know me a bit better and are ok with me not being much of a talker or Mr. Happy Smiles all the time. I also hate formalities so just jump right in there and talk to me like you've known me for ages :)

If you don't live near me then I'm afraid friendship is as far as we'll get. I've been in a LDR in the past and I know they don't work for me. I need to be close to someone to feel connected and I'm simply not in a place in life where I can drop everything and move somewhere else. I hope you understand and please don't let that stop you from writing me a message :)

Like most people here I'm not A-listed so if you leave a like in hopes I message you back then you might need to make yourself a cuppa and put your feet up :P More than 220 people have already followed that advice it seems. Just leave me a little message ^^ I always reply as soon as I can. If I don't then it's probably because I'm busy at the moment or haven't seen it.