Oh wow. So much to choose from.
Books: A wide range of things, from fantasy and
sci-fi, to classic literature, and then on to popular science and
mathematics. Authors such as William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Scott
Lynch, George Orwell, Raymond Smullyan, and Michio Kaku come to
mind. I also have a love of things Alice in Wonderland related,
which spans across all of the sub categories below (apart from
maybe food, but it may be only a matter of time until it finds a
way to infiltrate there too).
Comics/Graphic Novels: Big, huge fan of Ben
Templesmith's art and storytelling. Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
make an awesome pairing - pretty much everything they touch is
golden. David Lapham/German Nobile's Caligula series was messed up
but pretty damn awesome. I'm also reading Brian K. Vaughan's Saga -
but then again isn't everyone?
Movies: Where do I begin? Looking at my collection
here, I like visions of dystopic futures, Bladerunner, Equilibrium,
and animes such as Ergo Proxy and Texhnolyze. I have a soft spot
for Hackers, and A Knight's Tale and Plunkett and Macleane are two
of the most enjoyable films I have seen (I do love a bit of an
anachronistic historical romp). Oh and Hero. The cinematography in
that film, just amazing.
Shows: Like TV shows? I'm going to run with that.
I enjoy watching things like: Burn Notice, Game of Thrones, The
Borgias and Breaking Bad. Not sure many people caught the HBO show
Carnivale, but that is quite possibly my favourite show ever, such
a shame it was cancelled. And like, bring back Firefly too.
Music: Fun times. My main interest lies within the
gothic/industrial/ebm genres, with artists such as The Cruxshadows,
Ayria, VNV Naton, Assemblage 23, NIN and KMFDM being regular guests
on my playlist. I also enjoy some more folky things like
Blackmore's Night and The Mediaeval Baebes. Recently I have been
listening to a bit of melodic drum and bass, e.g. Feint, and have
been enjoying it greatly.
Someone matching my description has been seen dancing away on the
dancefloors of the various gothic/industrial club nights in
Gaming: I'm adding this section because it seems
appropriate. Right now, I'm playing Dark Souls - it's not as hard
as people make out. I have a love of the Assassin's Creed franchise
and other stealthy type games, Dishonored deserves a particular
mention due to it filling both a stealth and steampunk role in my
life. I also like rpgs and strategy games, with the old but amazing
Neverwinter Nights and Starcraft 2 keeping me occupied online. I
play board games and tabletop rpgs too - D&D/Pathfinder, World
of Darkness, Cyberpunk 2020 - all old friends to me.
Food: As far as food goes, I have eclectic tastes.
I love japanese, sushi bars and teppanyaki restaurants are two of
my favourite places to eat out. I also do a mean homemade teriyaki
salmon much to the delight of my flatmates. I like mexican quite a
lot too when the mood takes me.