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About me

Industry Student
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Interests Reading, writing, modern literature, cooking, James Joyce, mean cocktails, Bob Dylan, fairy tales, folk lore, cinema, culture, theology, history, street food, conversation.
Favorite Movies The Field, Babette's Feast, Calvary, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Bridget Jones, The Snapper, I Sell the Dead, Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Stardust, In Bruges, Calvary, The Princess Bride, Fight Club, This is Spinal Tap, Mary & Max, The Ghost & The Darkness, Sleepers, Romantics Anonymous, The Shawshank Redemption, Amadeus, A Room with a View, The Commitments, The 13th Warrior, The Jane Austen Book Club, Rory O'Shea Was Here, The Fifth Element, Borstal Boy, Rear Window, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!, Good Will Hunting, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Love Actually, The Brothers Grimm, Wallace & Gromit, About a Boy, all three Hannibal movies, and Pride & Prejudice (technically a BBC series). There are a few others, but I'm too ashamed either to list them or admit how fond I am of Netflix.
Favorite Music Bob Dylan, The Clash, Otis Redding, Creedance Clearwater Revival, Edith Piaf, The Airborne Toxic Event, Regina Spektor, Bob Marley, David Bowie, The Who, The Ramones, Joel Plaskett, Neko Case, Mark Knopfler, Wilson Pickett, Keane, Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer, Bloc Party, Coldplay, The Cranberries, Paul Simon, David Gray, Death Cab for Cutie, The Gaslight Anthem, The Beatles, Joshua Radin, Mumford & Sons, Oasis, Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Talking Heads, U2, Vampire Weekend, The Avett Brothers, Norah Jones, Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms, a smattering of swing, folk, soul, and the entirety of the 90s.
Favorite Books A Portrait of the Artists as a Young Man, The Man Who was Thursday, Heart of Darkness, The Power of Myth, Neverwhere, American Gods, Coraline, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell, Shadow of the Wind, Borstal Boy, The Iliad, The Canterbury Tales, Beowulf, Confections of a Closet Master Baker, The Consolation of Philosophy, The Parts of Animals, Bird by Bird, The Woman in White, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Hobbit, Northanger Abbey, Everything That Rises Must Converge (anthology), Fragile Things (anthology), Les Miserables, Remains of the Day, And Then There Were None, Little Women, A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Going Postal, The Hogfather, Lord of the Flies (I actually loved it, what is wrong with me?), The Name of the Rose, Dracula, A Tale of Two Cities, The Count of Monte Cristo