fatal exception

a blog about sundry things


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I’m difficult to summarise in single-page blurbs, but I’ll give it a try:

I’m a student who plots revolutions in his spare time. I write prosy articles about music and computers and politics and typography and cultural phenomena. I’m a relentless observer of the world, constantly analysing it and drawing meaning from things both simple and complex. I am ridiculously pretentious at times, but I don’t always think that’s a bad thing. I’m a rusty polyglot, and speak in a few registers of the English language. I’m an aesthete. I’m curious, and see the world as something to be marvelled in, rather than to be taken for granted. I believe in equal rights and equal opportunities, and have a distaste for institutionalised bigotry.

I’ve got some disabilities, but that won’t be the focus of this blog, as I want its focus to be on its content, not me as a person; I have other places to discuss my personal life. My life will inform what I write about, but I don’t want the central topic of the blog to be me, if that makes any sense.

I’m fond of matcha ice cream, indie rock, using British spelling for no good reason, bhangra, recursion, poetry, illuminated manuscripts, Richard Dawkins, Macs, social democracy, England, Germany, classical music, photography, graphic design, linguistics, art history, political science, Neutraface, Gill Sans, Douglas Hofstadter, Indian food, sushi, green-tea Frappuccinos, Mark Z. Danielewski, new wave, queer theory, sociology, evolutionary biology, the Pre-Raphaelites, evolutionary biology, the impressionists, iTunes, Photoshop, Illustrator, bizarre humour and Doctor Who, amongst (many) other things.

I really can’t stand the Republican Party, macaroni and cheese, misused apostrophes, “unnecessary” quotation marks, “cannot” being written as two words, most bubblegum pop, the fact that Linux can’t run any industry-standard applications, waking up before 8 AM, MySpace, Windows (in all its instantiations, although Windows 7 is more tolerable than some of the earlier versions), the Copperplate font, bigotry, the Southern United States, fundamentalist religion, creationism, the “ghetto” subculture and most of its adherents, country music and most hip-hop.


Written by Finn

December 20, 2009 at 7:13 pm

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