My name is Richard, I’m 20, and an Anatomy student at University of Glasgow, Scotland. I graduate in 2012. Some people think I’m a bit of a nerd (the studying and goody-goody type, not comics and video games type) and I act about 40 instead of 20 (though occasionally it’s 3 :P).
I’m mainly interested in learning things: I really enjoy uni, and in my spare time like reading about most sciences. I teach myself foreign languages (fluent in German and English, and trying to learn various others such as Russian, but I’ve not got much time for it). Other interests include religion (Christianity mainly) although I consider myself an atheist; faith is a very important concept to me and religion forms a large basis in my writing. I love mythology, especially Greek, and also geography (learning capital cities, flags, etc.).
My biggest hobby is writing; I’m currently working on my first novel (“Andromeda”) and I write lyrics and some poetry. As often goes hand in hand with writing, I also love to read, but I don’t do it that often. I’d call Stephen King my favorite author, although some of his characters and most of his endings frustrate me!
In my journal, I tend to write mostly about my day and go off on tangents about things that are a bit more abstract and serious. I’m highly opinionated and keep meaning to add more posts about my thoughts on controversial subjects. However, I’m very accepting of others’ opinions too. Even if I think you’re wrong, I like to hear others out and offer my viewpoint on things, although I never think I can “change” someone, only offer them insights to another side and hope they can do the same for me. I have a Day Zero project (attaining 101 goals in 1001 days) so I occasionally post my progress for that. Also, I sometimes post huge photo posts - these are always under a cut.
What I’m looking for in LiveJournal friends is anyone who is open-minded and kind. I like people to comment on my entries, but I’m not a comment whore. I only comment on entries when I have something to say and I wouldn’t expect anything different in return. I’m always interested to get to know people better via email, Facebook, or MSN Messenger, as sometimes the posts we put up don’t allow for optimum communication with each other!
I tend not to mind what people post about, as long as it’s different. It doesn’t matter whether it’s something I like reading about - if it’s ALL you post, then it may get a bit monotonous. I should mention as well that I’m teetotal and am against drugs and smoking; also I’m a virgin, so if all your posts are about getting drunk and having sex, I’m probably not going to be very interested! Again, posting about these things is o.k., just not for me if it’s ALL the time. I only remove people after a long time of us not communicating pretty much at all, and if I’m honestly not interested to read their pages again. I like to give people a chance though!
As evidenced by this info, I tend to go OTT in my posts. :P Still, if you want to add me, just let me know where you found my journal and I’ll more than likely be happy to add you back!