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Books: For fun: Terry Pratchett (RIP :( :( )
, Neil Gaiman, Jim Butcher (Dresden - can't get into Codex), George
R. R. Martin, Jacqueline Carey, Terry Goodkind, Clancy, King,
Christopher Moore, Patrick Rothfuss, Mira Grant, many others. I'm
an unashamed fan of Marvel comics, particularly the X-men, Deadpool
and, of course, Hulk (strongest one there is!). Other graphic
novels like Watchmen, Sandman, Lucifer and Walking Dead are also
Serious/deeper reading/just plain interesting stuff: Mapping Human
History, Reading Lolita in Tehran and looking forward to starting
The Red Queen soon. Deep fiction: The Art of Racing in the Rain,
and Water for Elephants.
Movies: Marvel movies, LOTR, *good* horror (Silence of the Lambs,
not Saw), Broken Lizard comedies, sci-fi/action/drama in general -
not a rom-com guy, sorry.
TV shows include Burn Notice, Dexter, NCIS, House, West Wing,
Castle, Bones, Lie to Me, Firefly, Dr Who, Archer (daaanger
zooone), Sherlock (BBC version with Bilbo as Watson). I tend to
avoid reality TV like the plague on humanity that it is (exception:
Cooking shows... Chopped. CutThroat Kitchen, etc).
Music: Most things that aren't rap or boy bands are fine by me. I
haven't been to many concerts. Reel Big Fish most recently,
Trans-Siberian Orchestra once, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street
Band four times. I have a major thing for Irish/Gaelic rock and
folk: Scythian, Gaelic Storm, Gothard Sisters, Screaming Orphans,
Carbon Leaf, Albannach, Danny Burns, Aine O'Doherty, Kilmaine
Saints, Barleyjuice, Dubliners, Dublin 5, besides the better known
Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly
Food: All sorts. Chinese, Italian, American, Pho. I would like
Mexican and Indian, except most things spicy do very bad things to
my stomach, so I avoid 'em