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Books: I generally tend to go with books that fall under magical
realism, science fiction, fantasy, horror, and philosophy. My
all-time favorite is easily "Fahrenheit 451". A close runner-up is
"Animalia" by Graeme Base. I'm a big Lovecraft fan. Neil Gaiman is
a writing idol of mine, along with Stephen King and Ernest
Hemingway. I think Bertrand Russell is probably the most clear and
elegant philosophic writer in history. I'm big into high quality
comic book/graphic novels. They can be as artistically important or
meaningful as any novel. I really, really love the short story form
too. I think the best horror works are short stories, and I believe
a lot can be elegantly done with very few words.
Favorite Philosophers: Gottlob Frege, Bertrand Russell, Plato, and
Socrates. I've begrudgingly come to recognize that Hegel is a
genius. Nietzsche is incredibly quotable.
Music: DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, Dave Matthews Band, Muse, Frank
Sinatra, Snow Patrol, Deadmau5, Dan le Sac vs. Scroobius Pip,
YTCracker, Late Night Alumni, Nero, MC Frontalot, Pendulum, MC
Lars, Del the Funky Homosapien, Gang Starr, Buddy Wakefield, Rise
Against, Nirvana, Coldplay, My Chemical Romance, Paul Van Dyk,
Panic! at the Disco, and Sage Francis, Frou Frou, Imogen Heap,
Telepopmusik, Royksopp. Some Bo Burnham and Stephen Lynch. So much
more too. I love musical theater, musical movies, classical, rock,
trip-hop, a ton of various electronica genres, hip-hop. I'm more
likely to have Julie Andrews stuck in my head than anything from
the pop charts. Oh, Bollywood music is great too. I give all music
a chance, just like any other art medium.
Movies: I'm a big fan of movies. I do refuse to watch torture porn
[Hostel, Saw, etc.]. It's not artistic or entertaining. Gore seems
like a lazy way to do horror. A few favorite films are Pulp
Fiction, Casablanca, The Matrix, Thank You for Smoking, Second-hand
Lions, Wall-e, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Ghost in the
Shell, Waking Life, Heavy Metal, and The Proposal.
Television: I really only watch television shows through Netflix
these days. I've been watching Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep
Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. I also watch a fair number of
different DC and Marvel super hero cartoon series. A few other
favorites are Eureka, Top Gear (the BBC version), Sherlock (BBC
version), Chuck, Cowboy Bebop, Dollhouse, Futurama, White Collar,
Once Upon A Time, The Walking Dead, Californication, and various
educational series covering the sciences and documentary
Food: I'm a big fan of pizza? If I were a super-villian, I would
plot the demise of cilantro. Maybe create some robotic bees that
destroyed the plant. Or, threaten to destroy the moon if my demands
weren't met. That demand being the abolishment of cilantro.