The Character Dating Profile

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The Orangutan Librarian was mighty creative during a procrastination streak and created this awesome tag called The Character Dating Profile. You get to choose any character you like and then create their dating profile. I LOVED the idea immediately, it’s just that the picking of a character wasn’t easy at all. HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO CHOOSE ONE OF MY BABIES!? In the end I went with my darling August from This Savage Song. I just love the guy!

Rules:

  1. Link back to the creator The Orangutan Librarian
  2. Answer as your/a character
  3. Have fun!

❤️ Name ❤️

August Flynn

❤️ Age ❤️

17?

(Talking about his age is SUPER difficult. The guy just plopped into existence and was 7 or something!)

❤️ Interested in ❤️

Uhm … humans?

❤️ Looks ❤️

Black hair, tall-ish, DEFINITELY no coal black eyes. I have no idea where you could possibly have heard that from! Also, tattoos – but they aren’t permanent … unfortunately.

august-flynn

❤️ Religious views ❤️

If there is some higher power he/she has failed us big time …

❤️ Greatest ambition ❤️

Finding purpose in life.

❤️ Favourite Hobby ❤️

Playing the violin.
*is asked to give a little taste of his music*

NO! I CAN ONLY PLAY WHEN I AM ALONE.

❤️ Three BEST Skills ❤️

Judging people’s character, playing the violin, staying unnoticed.

❤️ Ideal Partner ❤️

Someone sharp and reliable. Someone who doesn’t judge preemptively.

❤️ Perfect Date ❤️

I wouldn’t take my date to a restaurant, but rather go somewhere quiet


So, that was it! I think I answered that more in my voice than August’s … but he’s gonna have to live with that now. Not sure it will ever get him a date though. Oh well, time for someone else to try their hand at this! I TAG EVERYONE who wants to do this, but also some specific people to keep the ball rolling!

A cynical view on (dating) life

Seen as I am a huge fan of British comedian Jon Richardson, I did not hesitate one second to buy his book It’s Not Me, It’s You from 2011. It has a lot of elements from his stand-up program and is therefore extremly funny, yet not as funny as I thought it would be, because of a few but existing serious bits in the book. (This should by no means indicate that I didn’t like it though!)

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Richardson himself said that it is not meant to be an autobiography, but to me it definitely seems like an honest view on life from his perspective. The book focuses on Richardson’s quest for love and how his pursuit for perfection gets in the way of it. While never having been diagnosed with OCD, it still is a re-occuring topic in Richardson’s work (including a great documentary called A Little Bit OCD), hence, the book also takes on several of his neurotic and compulsive-obsessive tendencies. It originally only started out as an article for The Guardian‘s Valentine’s Day issue, but turned into a “relationship guide from the point of view of someone who hasn’t been in one for eight years” according to Jon Richardson himself.

I really enjoyed reading the book and found Richardson’s cynical view on life and dating weirdly refreshing, but I also felt that I found out more about Richardson as a person (including his irrational anger and enjoyment of alcoholic beverages). Do you know the book or any of his stand-up gigs? What do you think about it?