Eclectic is probably the best place to begin. I’m interested in a great number of things, but overall I suppose that my tastes tend to be directed to the gentle and the strange. Sometimes I feel 12 years old, and can be very silly. Other times I feel more mature than anyone else in the room, and have to examine everything with circumspection.
I think that the personality test on Plenty of Fish is... a little inaccurate. My Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, though, it INFJ, which I think is pretty nifty.
My aesthetic tastes hover around the steam punk and the gothic. By gothic i mean mostly Victorian/ Romantic gothic; more Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker or Mary Shelly than Twilight. Though I am not adverse to other forms and flights of fancy.
I am a creative writer who has written a graphic novel, a collection of short stories, and a volume of poetry, and don’t plan to stop writing anytime soon. My favorite genres range from classical literature, to science fiction, fantasy and weird tales.
I’m going to York to become a professor of Science and Technology Studies. I very much enjoy instilling enthusiasm in my students, and examining the shady underbelly of the history of science, for I think that all the best histories are subversive in some way.
My PhD Project is on the 19th century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche and his relationship to the various branches of science during his lifetime, but I also professionally work on the intersection of science with what is sometimes called the occult.
One day I would like to establish myself as a writer, but enjoy teaching and learning too stop being in a University environment, and suspect that there is a good synergy between those two professions anyway.
Some of my favorite movies are: Big Fish, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Norfork, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Amadeus, Pi, Wall-E, Lilo and Stitch, Enlightenment Guaranteed, The Labyrinth, The Dark Crystal,and The Adventures of Mark Twain (a little known claymation gem with one of the best depictions of Satan I have ever seen).
And as far as my preferred reading goes: Lud-in-the-Mist, Asimov, Heinlein, Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, Xenogears, Goethe, Schiller, Nietzsche, Kafka, Dune, Arthur C. Clark, Frankenstein, Carl Jung, Notes from Underground, Michel de Montaigne, Ajax, the Bacchae, the Divine Comedy, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Tempest, The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Don Quixote, D'Alembert's Dream, H.P. Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Spider Robinson, Terry Pratchett, Pico della Mirandola, Hyperion, Copenhagen, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Paracelsus, Robertson Davies, Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace, W.T. Stead, Lord Kelvin, Alfred Tennyson.
My musical tastes vary from classical to classic rock, from Celtic to industrial, gothic and comedy, and in this regard I cannot even exclude the old musical whipping boy called “country” because I’ve learned to enjoy Johnny Cash a great deal.
And, as long as I'm shamelessly farming my facebook profile for lists of things I think are great, music wise I enjoy:
Epica, VNV Nation, Inkubus Sukkubus, Gogol Bordello, Hayley Westenra, Emilie Autumn, Lorena Mckennitt, Lacrimosas, Musicals, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Super Star, The Nightmare Before Christmas and the like, Opera, Stan Rogers, Simon & Garfunkel, Flanders and Swann, Gilbert and Sullivan, Celtic, Theatre of Tragedy, Nightwish (Old), A.F.I., System of a Down, Rammstein, Enya, Ravi Shankar, Riverdance, Squaresoft (old), Video Game, Great Big Sea (old), Me Like Hockey, Mahler, Gustav Holst, Berlioz, Lisa Gerrard, The Dresden Dolls, Wir Sind Helden, Death Cab For Cutie, Jack Off Jill, Zbigniew Preisner, Alice Cooper, The White Stripes, Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Flight of the Conchords.
If you've gotten this far then I suspect you enjoy reading, so you may also be interested to know that I keep a blog under my Nom de Plume at: http://edmundsiderius.wordpress.com/
In terms of my own uniqueness, there is not much I can say. Everyone likes to think that they are unique, while at the same time wanting to feel like everyone else. It seems to be a paradox of human personality that we always want to be reassured in both directions at the same time.
Thanks for looking into me, and I hope, at the very least, that I've provided an enlightening distraction to brighten your day.