Cognitive dissonance has been seen around these parts

Daniel Of The Boustrophedonical Perspective
7 August 1979
London, United Kingdom
Blotto Street
Prince Avenue Primary School - Southend-on-Sea England - Essex UK (1982 - 1987)
Royal School for the Deaf - Exeter - Exeter England - Devon UK (1987 - 1995)
Exeter College - Exeter England - Devon UK (1995 - 1998)
University of Reading - Reading England - Berkshire UK (1999 - 2003)
Winchester School of Art, Southampton University - Winchester England - Hampshire UK (2003 - 2005)
Interests: (84)
anecdotes, antiques, art, bagthorpes, ballpoint pens, being loved, blotto street, bohemians, camaraderie, carry on films, cats, chic, chocolate, commedia dell'arte, communication, companionship, conversation, costume, creativity, dandyism, doctor who, drawing, dreams, eccentrics, elegance, excitement, fairgrounds, fashion history, friendship, fun, funfairs, games, georgette heyer, ghost trains, gingerbeer, grammar, happiness, harry potter, haunted houses, hitchcock, hugs, individualism, intelligence, irony, jabberwocky, kilt lifters, kilts, kitsch, kittens, laughter, life in general, little apple dolls, living dead dolls, love, memories, men, men in glasses, movies, originality, people, poetry, portraits, quixoticism, random acts of kindness, reading, regency, sapphire and steel, scarves, scary-go-round, short stories, shorts, social history, song lyrics, suits, surrealism, tales, tall men, textiles, vintage clothing, whimsy, whodunnits, wit, withnail & i, writing
Phosphor shall rise above a moon of sorrow
And we shall know such a day as never was,
Tomorrow, or a day after tomorrow,
Do what you will and when, love whom you please.

ODE IN WARTIME, Kenneth Allott

British. Passionate about the things I love - fine use of words, vintage clothing, textile and dress history, social history, creativity and macabreness. Oh yes, and Doctor Who, Sapphire and Steel, and The Avengers - that whole genre pleases me greatly. I never cease to be surprised by the random things I know about random things. My brain is a rattle-bag of trivia. Now for the psychological self-portrait.

Often unmotivated and uninspired, yet capable of caring deeply about people, and for maintaining a deep and enduring love for the foibles and charm of humanity and the people that I consider my friends. I am a contradictory person. To many people I am quiet, reclusive, noncommunicative and difficult to get through to. To an extent I guess I encourage this, even though that isn't really what I am, and it makes me glum. I'm a social person, I love communication and value being with friends. Yet all too often I make little effort to do these things. Most times, I am myself only when I am online.

Technically, and I hate admitting to it, I am totally deaf. Personally, I do not identify as Deaf. I am just someone whose language is that of the visible. The written word, the scrolling text in a chat window. The ubquitious notepad and pens which I always have on me in real life. For me, the Internet is a world where I can socialise normally - chat in real time, say things under my own steam, not worry about my pad soaking up beer.

My first language is English. I do not sign, but I know a bit of British Sign Language. NEVER, ever try to pigeonhole me under "Deaf" - no matter how gently you try, I'll get very upset and defensive. Ironically, I should apply that driving force to many more things - since any obstacle that gets thrown my way usually tends to make me give up and concede defeat. I hate it, and I hate that I'm like this where I'm concerned. I'll fight for other people, argue with them, listen to them, try to help them - but when it comes to myself, ah - I guess I'm useless, really. ;) And I need to work on that!

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