Well crap, this is the most vague and general question one could
ask. Let's start with books the best way to answer that is to list
my favorite authors, Terry Pratchett and Robert Anton Wilson. Those
are my absolute favorites. The list of books that I've read in the
last 6 months to a year would be extremely long and annoying to put
up here. Most of the stuff I read comes from Project Gutenberg so
late 19th to early 20th century literature. I like fiction mostly.
Though what's most important is that it is a good story that is
engaging, interesting, and makes one think. Currently I'm trying to
read "Naked Lunch" by William S. Burroughs. Though I'm not finding
much time as of late to do much reading.
As for movies, I'm a really big movie guy. It really depends on my
mood at the moment as to what I'll watch and enjoy. I really enjoy
CGI, VFX, and animation so there are times where I'll watch a movie
solely for the eye candy. I've become somewhat jaded to most of
what Hollywood puts out these days. Finding that going to the
Redbox is a more enjoyable experience and I don't feel like I've
just wasted money. However the one thing that gets me out to the
theater without fail is when Pixar comes out with a new movie. The
only exception was when I went out to see "Tron: Legacy". Like I
said sometimes I just like the pretty eye candy.
Music, now this is a bit tougher for me. I do like and enjoy music
I'm just not super into it. I'm weird like that. I tend to need the
audio along with the visual. That said, my two favorite bands are
They Might Be Giants and My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult. Though
I've been getting into Benny Benassi and Daft Punk a bit. Mostly
for the music videos but I enjoy the music as well. I'm very
eclectic when it comes to my tastes. From classical to lounge to
alternative to industrial to classic rock to 80's to country (but
only if you don't consider Johnny Cash a genera all to himself) to
some rap. Basicly if it's fun, quirky, upbeat or angry and
aggressive I'll most likely be into it.
Ok I'm just a wee bit peeved with things. After answering like a
bazillion of those stupid question thingies I took a gander at my
"personality" stats and it comes to find out that I'm ranked as
being less well read. Not just a little, no they make it look as if
I'm illiterate. So here is my big flying fuck you too at the Ok
Cupid personality assessment bot.
Robert Anton Wilson - The Illuminatus! Trilogy, Cosmic Trigger I:
The Final Secret of the Illuminati, Prometheus Rising, Everything
Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults and Cover-ups
Terry Pratchett - The Colour of Magic, The Light Fantastic, Equal
Rites, Mort, Sourcery, Wyrd Sisters, Guards! Guards!, Eric, Moving
Pictures, Reaper Man, Witches Abroad, Small Gods, Lords and Ladies,
Soul Music, Feet of Clay, Hogfather, Jingo, The Last Continent,
Carpe Jugulum, The Fifth Elephant, The Truth, Thief of Time, The
Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, Night Watch, Going
Postal, Thud!, Making Money, Unseen Academicals, Strata, Good Omens
(with Neil Gaiman), The Carpet People, Johnny and the Dead
I've damn near read everything this man has put out, and I intend
to do so within my lifetime.
Douglas Adams - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - A Study in Scarlet, His Last Bow, The
Hound of the Baskervilles, The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, The
Return of Sherlock Holmes, The Sign of the Four, The Valley of
Aesops Fables - 2 different translations/collections.
Agatha Christie - Secret Adversary, The Mysterious Affair at
Styles, there are numerous others but I can't point them out from a
Alexandre Dumas - The Count of Monte Cristo.
Algernon Blackwood - Four Weird Tales, The Wendigo.
Arthur Machen - The Angels of Mons, The Great God Pan, The Hill of
Dreams, The House of Souls.
Bram Stoker - Dracula
Brothers Grimm - Household Stories.
C. Collodi - Adventures of Pinocchio.
Lewis Carrol - Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Phantasmagoria and
Other Poems, Sylvie and Bruno, The Hunting of the Snark, Through
the Looking Glass.
Edgar Jepson and Maurice Leblanc - Arsene Lupin, 813, The Blond
Lady, The Confessions of Arsene Lupin, The Crystal Stopper, The
Eight Strokes of the Clock, The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene
Lupin Gentalman Burglar, The Golden Triangle, The Hollow Needle,
The Teeth of the Tiger.
George Grossmith - Diary of a Nobody.
H. G. Wells - The Invisible Man, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The
Sleeper Awakes, The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds.
H. Rider Haggard - King Solomon's Mines
H. P. Lovecraft - (shorts and novellas) A Reminiscence of Dr.
Samuel Johnson, At the Mountains of Madness, Azathoth, Beyond the
Wall of Sleep, Celephais, Cool Air, Dagon, Ex Oblivione, Facts
Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family, From Beyond, He,
Herbert West - Reanimator, History of the Necronomicon, Hypnos,
Ibid, In the Vault, Memory, Nyarlathotep, Old Bugs, Pickman's
Model, Polaris, Sweet Ermengarde, The Alchemist, The Beast in the
Cave, The Book, The Call of Cthulhu, The Case of Charles Dexter
Ward, The Cats of Ulthar, The Colour Out of Space, The Descendant,
The Doom that Came to Sarnath, The Dreams in the Witch House, The
Dunwich Horror, The Evil Clergyman, The Festival, The Haunter of
the Dark, The Horror at Red Hook, The Hound, The Lurking Fear, The
Moon-Bog, The Music of Erich Zann, The Nameless City, The Other
Gods, The Outsider, The Picture in the House, The Quest of Iranon,
The Shadow Out of Time, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, The Shunned
House, The Silver Key, The Strange High House, The Street, The
Temple, The Terrible Old Man, The Thing on the Doorstep, The Tomb,
The Transition of Juan Romero, The Tree, The Unnamable, The Very
Old Folk, The Whisperer in Darkness, The White Ship, What the Moon
Brings, The Shunned House.
Hugh Lofting - The Story of Doctor Dolittle, The Voyages of Dr.
J. Walker McSpadden - Robin Hood
James De Mille - A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper
James M. Barrie - Peter Pan.
Jonathan Swift - A Modest Proposal, Gulliver's Travels.
Jules Verne - Around the World in 80 Days, The Underground
Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows.
L. Frank Baum - All of the Oz books.
Mary Shelly - Frankenstein
Oscar Wilde - The Picture of Dorian Gray
P. G. Wodehouse - A Damsel in Distress, A man of Means, A Prefect's
Uncle, Love Among the Chickens, Death at the Excelsior,
Indiscretions of Archie, Jill the Reckless, Mike, Mike and Psmith,
My Man Jeeves, Not George Washington, Piccadilly Jim, Psmith in the
City, Psmith Journalist, The Adventures of Sally, The Clicking of
Cuthbert, The Coming of Bill, The Gem Collector, The Intrusion of
Jimmy, The Little Nugget, The Little Warrior, The Man Upstairs and
Other Stories, The Man with Two Left Feet, The Politeness of
Princes, The Pothunters, The Prince and Betty, The Swoop, The White
Feather, Three Men and a Maid, Uneasy Money, William Tell Told
Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre - A Nest of Spies, A Royal
Prisoner, Fantomas, Messengers of Evil, The Exploits of Juve.
Robert Louis Stevenson - The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Hyde, Treasure Island.
Rudyard Kipling - The Jungle Book
Sax Rohmer - Brood of the Witch-Queen, The Golden Scorpion, The
Hand of Fu-Manchu, The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu, The Quest of the
Sacred Slipper, The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu.
Other than the works by Prachett and Wilson, everything else is on
my e-book reader and what I've read within the last year. But
that's not everything.
So yeah, Fuck you Cupid bot if I'm not well read, asshole.
Oh, my most favoritest movies and shows.
The Venture Brothers
I bet you can't guess why.
I also think that Dr. Girlfriend is super fucking hot and I spend
my nights awake and alone wondering if I'll ever find a woman who
is just as good or better than her.