Dom Perryson (20), an Arts/Law student at UQ, majoring in ‘Good Times’ (his words, not ours) is a quirky, fun guy who loves a cheeky joke and a squeeze. Sometimes he crosses the line. But his defence? He thinks of himself as, and will tell anyone who listens, a ‘bit of a character.’
Coming a long way since his days as a gawky middle school debater at his Brisbane private school, Dom got a boost of confidence in Year 12 when a girl at Mock UN added him on Facebook, and then when his new Maths C tutor Sarah laughed kindly at his jokes.
Since then he’s been unstoppable.
Determined to take his new-found sexual swagger to the bright lights of the university stage, Dom has set about on his quest to become a Big Man On Campus Who Picks Up with great success.
Or so he’d have you believe.
When other students were asked their feelings on Dom, they ranged from ambivalence at best, to disgust at worst.
“He’s really weird. He thinks he’s this big quirky character, but honestly, he’s just a bit of a creep. I mean, he followed me around for all of first semester and now keeps writing poorly-coded messages to me on UQ Love Letters.”
This female student has had to have her identity protected. “Once, I went to Prohibition on Ladies Night for the free drinks, and he was just there by himself at a booth! Not waiting for anyone or meeting up, literally just there being an actual pervert.”
“Yeah, and he reckons it’s fine because he’s a zany personality- last week in the Valley he literally threw a kebab at me because I didn’t want to go home with him, and then Channel 10 signed him on for Pilot Week.”
In an interview, Dom admitted that “I know I can be a bit weird sometimes— I mean, I’m a bit of a nerd maybe, and some girls have said they feel uncomfortable— but I’m such a character, none them ever mind!”
When asked if they minded, every girl responded with a resounding “Yes.”
Please Dom, no more to come.