27Birmingham, United Kingdom
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My self-summary
I'm nice but sometimes blunt. Usually more nice.

I can be both disciplined and lazy, depending on my mood. I pretend I like going to the gym, but really I haven't been since November, and I much prefer sitting on my arse in front of the TV.

I love science, comics, running and dancing, but Buffy trumps all of these.

I'm currently seeing an awesome guy in a FWB-type relationship, but we're totally open. I'm up for meeting new people if they're particularly interesting and are neither spiteful nor self-obsessed. I'm MUCH more attracted to women but that doesn't mean I wouldn't date a guy, and always enjoy hanging out with anyone who can make me laugh to the point of needing new underwear.

I'm a socialist and feminist, I believe in working to live and not the other way round. I love pets but don't have any myself. Being decent to others and having fun is pretty much my motto in life.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm a nursing student in my final year. I love it, it's great and rewarding, but I'm crazy busy and really looking forward to not being a student. However I get to see lots of cool stuff, use my brain and my brawn, build relationships with people of all ages/backgrounds, reduce suffering, and sometimes even make people laugh (often with my singing). Also MY JOB IS SCIENCE which makes it even more awesome.

Spare time is split between TV, gym, eating, sleeping (alone and with others), going out when I can, and trying not to cry over uni deadlines. In the last two months of 2012 I spent far too much time off my face or recovering from said off-faceness, so have resolved to make January my "calm the fuck down" month. That doesn't mean I'm not going to have any fun. It just means I have to remember to be a responsible adult more than 20% of the time.

In an ideal world, as well as my nursing career, I'd also be an up-and-coming athlete and a successful singer appearing on Devin Townsend's next album. But I'm a little more realistic. Being a nurse will do me just fine :-D
I’m really good at
Running*, cooking, singing. And nursing, so I'm told, ie. I'm more compassionate than evil. I like to think I'm a good dancer, and people have told me I am, but they've usually been in a similar state of intoxication as me at the time of said compliment.

*Have not been to gym or for run since November. But luckily I am still in great shape and can still sprint like a motherfucker. Oh yes.

I also have a special "superpower" called compathy (physical empathy): I can feel other people's pain and discomfort. Yes, this can be a disadvantage in my line of work but I like to think it gives me more insight into what my patients experience.
The first things people usually notice about me
I've never asked. But I guess: I'm short, blonde and usually wearing a large rucksack.

Some people seem to think it's completely acceptable to grab my arms and examine my tattoos, even if it's their first time meeting me. I always appreciate those who don't assume they have a Darwin-given right to manhandle me to check out my ink. Just friggin' ask!

Also I sing. All the time. I'm good at it (that isn't me being big-headed, I have the papers to prove it).
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
TV = Buffy/Angel, Dexter, True Blood, Breaking Bad, Dollhouse, Firefly, United States of Tara, The Walking Dead, Battlestar Galactica (2004), Weeds, Grey's Anatomy, Being Human (UK), Spaced, Misfits, Oz, Six Feet Under, The 4400, The Sopranos, Brian Cox space stuff, anything about weird animals under the sea. Oh, and Hollyoaks. Don't judge me.

Films = Run Lola Run, Trainspotting, Shaun of the Dead, X-Men, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction, Das Experiment, The Edukators, Rocky, Serenity, Wayne's World, Girlfight, But I'm A Cheerleader!, The Godfather, Saw Films, asian martial arts films that feature kick-ass girl protagonists (eg. Chocolate, Raging Phoenix). Pretty much anything with zombies.

Books = graphic novels, political stuff especially re: feminism/LGBT, occasional bio/autiobio, and any decent fiction that I get time to read. I recently read the first two Dexter books and the Hunger Games trilogy, all of which were amazing. I've made a half-arsed attempt at starting Terry Pratchett's "Equal Rites". I don't read as much as I'd like to, other than COOL AS FUCK SCIENCE SHIT. Because it's cool as fuck. And science. And shit.

Music = Devin Townsend, Placebo, Manic Street Preachers, Garbage, Lady Gaga, Aimee Mann, DJ Marky, Therapy?, Johnny Cash, Jonatha Brooke, Jimi Hendrix, Muse, Asian Dub Foundation, Christina Aguilera, Green Day, Bad Religion, NIN, Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Etta James. And lots more. DnB, metal, indie, reggae, trance, hip-hop. I love a lot of 90s music. I am very eclectic. I hate Justin Bieber a lot.

Food = Chinese, Japanese, jam on toast, anything containing caffeine, soya yoghurts, cereal, BBQ sauce, Murray Mints, Mexican, Thai, garlic, pasta, dairy free white chocolate buttons. Alcohol (this counts as a food group).
Six things I could never do without
Glasses/contact lenses
Lip balm and chewing gum (they fall into one category of "dry mouth remedies")
The internet
My sister
I spend a lot of time thinking about
How amazing the human body is - how it looks, functions, goes wrong, fixes itself, the relationship between all the different little bits.... I'm basically an anatomy & physiology nerd. Also pharmacology is cool. I like seeing insides. I loved those autopsy programmes. If this freaks you out, run away now.

How much my back hurts; I have chronic back pain, and while it doesn't stop me doing anything (I can still run/dance/contort into weird positions etc.) it's a bitch to be in pain 24/7... but I try not to moan about it.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either out dancing my boots off or watching DVDs with my sister. Occasionally working (such is the nature of the being employed by the NHS). I can easily be persuaded to go out or stay in. I am always willing to make time for decent/fun people.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I'm a vegan nurse but my favourite sound is zombies eating people, as the organs and cartilage are ripped and crunched. Disgusting I know, but it's escapism and everyone has a vice...
You should message me if
You think we'll get along! And if you're one of those "shy" people, don't worry; as long as you're creepy I will probably reply :-)
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