NAME: Jon / leaveyoufordead
AGE: 20 almost 21
LOCATION: UK, specifically Wales
ODD FACT: I have no wisdom teeth. Also, I like my eggs soft-fried.
INTERESTS AND HOBBIES; Although biologically 20/21, I am mentally much older that, about 45. My current interests and hobbies tend to reflect this; I'm really interested in Ancient History, especially in Greece and Persian history. But I don't limit myself to that, I enjoy medieval and modern history too, as well as non-era based history, such as gender history or the history of homosexuality. I'm doing an Ancient History degree at Cardiff University (home of Torchwood and Doctor Who) although I'll be finished with that by summer.
As well as being interested in History specifically, I love English Literature and Language, although it's been a while since I studied either. I read as much as I can, and I write a lot, normally in the form of role-play but also short-stories, and stories about the antics of my cats, in the style of the late Doreen Tovey, who wrote a great many wonderful books about her wicked Siamese.
I like gardening and growing things too, and seem to be the only student in Cardiff with a compost heap. I'm planning to grow soy beans, carrots, peas, and maybe some onions and salad-y bits over the next year, and will be happily updating with their progress. Later in life I hope to have a small-holding and be the 'house-husband'- I'd love to keep some chickens, goats and maybe a donkey too, as well as having fruit trees and grow my own vegetables. As I'm gluten intolerant, and my fiancé is lactose intolerant, I try to make as much food at home from scratch as possible, and really enjoy it. While I don't enjoy housework, I do like the satisfied feeling of getting it all done!
I also like the Internet, and spend far too long online. As well as that, I have a healthy interest in retro Science-fiction (such as old-school Battlestar Galatica, Blake's Seven, Escape from Jupiter, and Buck Rogers in the 25th Century; as well as StarGate SG1, Red Dwarf. I'm also a fan of Magna and Anime - my favourite anime being Ghost In The Shell, which I like to watch in the original Japanese. I also like NCIS. As for music, I love a mix of stuff, ltos of more retro things and old rock, like Bowie, Visage, The Smiths, Queen...
I campaign for human rights, a more liberal and forward-thinking society, animal rights, fair trade and environmentally friendly practises. I shop at LUSH.
Oh, and I love BENTO. But I can never get the rice to cook right into that nice sticky sort of consistency... anyone got any advice?
WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW; At the moment I'm writing my dissertation based on homosexual initiation rituals in Ancient Greece. It's interesting, although a very difficult subject to cover. I'm also moving house in the next couple of weeks, as my partner and I want our own space after two unhappy years in student digs. I'm starting a new job next week too. Excitement all around!
LOOKING FOR; I'd like friends that share the same sort of interests as me, but we don't need to share all the same! I really don't want anyone who will be offended by my opinions or political/social beliefs, or vice-versa. I tend to read and comment more than a post, which most people don't seem to mind too much.
ALSO KNOWN AS; I am also leaveyoufordead on LJ, but use it very little nowadays. I'm leaveyoufordead on a great deal of sites, or sha6jjh if that tag is already taken.
More info is on my journal bio: http://leaveyoufordead.insanejournal.com/profile