Tea-stained was born. Tea-stained is currently firing electrons, measuring colour patterns, applying ecological models, and is writing a blog. This blog.

Likes: Books (Kobo Abe, Douglas Adams, W.N.P Barbellion, Beats, Samuel Beckett, Brontës, Edwin Chargaff, Anton Chekhov, Albert Camus, E.J.H. Corner, Leonardo Da Vinci, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gerald Durrell, Lawrence Durrell, existentialism, James Fenton, Hergé, Bert Hölldobler, G. Evelyn Hutchinson, Aldous Huxley, Julian Huxley, Thomas Henry Huxley, Christopher Marlowe, Vladimir Nabokov, Friedrich Nietzsche, George Orwell, Sylvia Plath, Edgar Allen Poe, Marilynne Robinson, Bertrand Russell, James Salter, W.G. Sebald, George Bernard Shaw, Wallace Stevens, J.R.R. Tolkien, John Kennedy Toole, Jules Verne, Alfred Russel Wallace, Evelyn Waugh, H.G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, E.O. Wilson, Ludwig Wittgenstein, P.G. Wodehouse, Stefan Zweig), fashion (brown, green, grey), films (Woody Allen, Amelie, Wes Anderson, Richard Ayoade,  Ingmar Bergman, Brad Bird, Brian Blessed, Tim Burton, Charlie Chaplin, Frederico Fellini, W.C. Fields, Errol Flynn, Jeff Goldblum, Shemp Howard, Sammo Hung, Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, Laurel and Hardy, David Lean, Ian McKellen, Miriam Margolyes, Marx Brothers, neorealism, Laurence Olivier, Pixar, Popeye, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone, Geoffrey Rush, slapstick, Studio Ghibli, surrealism, Quentin Tarantino, Hiroshi Teshigahara, trash, Orson Welles, James Whale, Edgar Wright), food (blood oranges, bread ‘n’ butter pudding, crepes, crackers, lobster, shortbread, sashimi), music (Adrian Boult, Frédéric Chopin, the Cure, Bill Evans, George Gershwin, Gilbert and Sullivan, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, Kraftwerk, Madness, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, the New York Dolls, Charlie Parker, Queen, Franz Schubert, Robert Simpson, Sharks, Silvery, Sparks, strings, Art Tatum, trashy glam/garage rock, Yuja Wang), Sausage Dogs, Sega, science, sounds (ants, cicadas, clocks, crackers, Eucalyptus leaves, gasps of surprise, mouse clicks), tea (generic Yorkshire, brown rice, green, Irish breakfast, Pina colada), television (AOC, anything trashy, Rowan Atkinson, BBC playhouse,  Jeremy Brett, Civilisation, Cosmos, DariaLarry David, Stephen Fry, It’s always sunny in Philadelphia, Graham Linehan, Groucho Marx, Monkey, Monty Python’s flying circus, Dylan Moran, natural history, Rake, 90s Simpsons, Seinfeld, Spaced, Patrick Stewart, Yes Minister), visual arts (Caravaggio, the Caravaggisti, Ernst Haeckel), walking to the mailboxand wine on occasion.

Dislikes: The beach, false laughter, interacting with sales representatives, large groups, mangos, that foolish middle-aged individual that attempts to bully her/his way onto an already uncomfortably full train carriage, the sour stench common to any location that has played host to a group of children, the state of science (inadequate means of communication, overpopulated, the ‘publish or perish’ mentality, rejection of philosophy), the unsavoury trends in cinema today (less genuine auteurs, more formulaic nonsense, less dialogue, shorter scenes), and vanilla ice-cream.