I like fantasy and sci-fi a lot. Been reading nonfiction lately. At
the moment I'm reading Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in
Our Time by Carroll Quigley and it's pretty great.
It's hard to cherry-pick because I like lots of things, but I'll
Some authors I've liked are Murakami Haruki, John Taylor Gatto,
Tolkien, Mark Twain, Dickinson, Ben Franklin, Descartes, Camus, Tom
Woods, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Saul Kripke, Hume, probably other
philosophers. I love Murray Rothbard, Mises, Hayek, and the whole
anti-state intellectual gang. I must admit I've also enjoyed
reading some opinions by Federal Circuit Judge Posner.
Movies... Christopher Nolan films are great (Memento, Dark Knight,
Inception). Eternal Sunshine, Benny and Joon, LotR, Star Wars, V
for Vendetta, Fight Club, Michael Keaton Batman, District 9, Hoshi
no Koe, Dawn of the Dead, pretty much any Miyazaki movie... I watch
a lot of documentaries too.
I like lots of music, and I try to not go out of my way to dislike
things (with pretty much all things in life actually). My favorite
genres are rock and electronic music though. I may or may not like
what you are thinking of when you hear "electronic music."
Let me try to be specific, and as is the custom, Lists!:
Radiohead, A Perfect Circle, Tool, Nine Inch Nails, Owl City, Two
Door Cinema Club, 80kidz, Foster the People, Ben Folds, Billy
Talent, Fleetwood Mac, Broken Bells, Shinichi Osawa, The Alan
Parsons Project, Daft Punk, Muse, She, Shiny Toy Guns, The Postal
Service and Death Cab, and... Vienna Teng.
Shows... honestly I don't really watch TV shows anymore. I like
Game of Thrones and I loved Firefly, and I hear there are tons of
great ones that I like like The Wire, Breaking Bad, and The Walking
Dead, which I will probably watch at some point, but right now in
my life I've been more watching internet shows, so I'll just show
them to you and you can check them out to see if you like
Savage Love podcast (k it's not exactly a show but kind
Red Letter Media's reviews and Half in the Bag:
Penny Arcade the Show:
Here's some other more popular stuff. Star Trek TNG, The X-Files,
Invader Zim, I kinda liked 30 Rock for awhile, the early seasons of
Spongebob Squarepants, Archer, Trailer Park Boys, South Park,
Azumonga Daioh, Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex, and...
Asian foods are typically my favorites, especially Indian food and
sushi. But I can always devour bloody dead animals in other styles
as well, and occasionally even plants. Actually I'm pretty
conscious about trying not to eat meat all the time. I don't really
care if I'm with someone who is a vegetarian, and I would actually
like to be moreso on that sort of diet. But it would probably
bother me if someone had a big problem with me eating meat.
I also like video games:
Bioshock, Super Metroid, Thomas Was Alone, X-COM Enemy Unknown,
Hotline Miami, Natual Selection, various Zelda games, various Mario
games, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and its ilk, the
Battlefield series, The Half Life and Portal series, Cave Story,
the Mass Effect series, and the Fallout series.