The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, Lord of The Rings, A Song of Ice and
Fire, Asimov's Foundation and Robot Series, anything by Neil
Gaiman. Also love reading about history, from antiquity through
Late Middle Ages, with quite a fondness for The Viking Age.
Music(Here we go. Hope you have time.):
First off, MOTORHEAD. Then everything else.
Acid Bath, Agalloch, Alcest, Amebix, Amon Amarth, Anathema,
Angelwitch, ArchAnthrax, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Avantasia,
Bathory, Black Dahlia Murder, Black Label Society, Black Sabbath,
Blind Guardian, Bloodbath, Bolt Thrower, Bouncing Souls, Burzum,
Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Cathedral, Celtic Frost, Children of
Bodom, The Clash, Clutch, Corrosion of Conformity, Count Raven,
Crowbar, Cryptopsy, Dark Tranquillity, DarkThrone, Deafheaven,
Death, Destruction, Dethklok, Devin Townsend, Dio, Discharge,
Dissection, Down, Edguy, Electric Wizard, Eluveitie, Emperor,
Ensiferum, Enslaved, Entombed, Eyehategod, Finntroll, Gallhammer,
Gamma Ray, Ghost, Heaven and Hell, Hellhammer, Helloween, The
Hidden Hand, High on Fire, Iced Earth, Ihsahn, Immortal, In Flames,
Insomnium, Iron Maiden, Iron Reagan, Judas Priest, Kalmah, Kamelot,
Katatonia, King Diamond, King of Asgard, Korpiklaani, Kreator,
Mastodon, Mayhem, Mercyful Fate, Metallica, The Misfits, Mithotyn,
MoonSorrow, Morbid Angel, MOTÖRHEAD, Municipal Waste, Mutilation
Rites, My Dying Bride, Nile, Obituary, The Obsessed, Operation Ivy,
Opeth, Orange Goblin, Origin, Pagan Altar, Pallbearer, Penance,
Pilgrim, Possessed, Pride And Glory, Queen, Ramones, Rancid,
Reverend Bizarre, Saint Vitus, Satyricon, Shrinebuilder,
Skeletonwitch, Slayer, Sleep,Social Distortion, Sodom, Solitude,
Aeturnus, Sonata Arctica, Speedwolf, Spirit Caravan, Spiritual
Beggars, Strapping Young Lad, The Sword, Thin Lizzy, Thyrfing,
Triptykon, Trouble, Týr, Ulver, Uncle Acis and The Deadbeats,
Unisonic, Venom, Warning, Wino, Wintersun, Witchfindrr General,
Wolves in the Throne Room, Woods of Ypres, Zakk Wylde, 40 Watt
That's a start. There's a lot more.
Also, You can hate every single band on this list and I'm fine with
that. But, if you don't like Queen, you are a horrible human being,
and I want nothing to do with you.
Rocky, Star Wars, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard,Adaptation, Bad
Lieutenant, Matchstick Men, Face/Off, Con Air, Clerks, Mallrats,
Chasing Amy, High Fidelity, Big Lebowski....ummmmm, I can't think
of anymore. I'm pretty easy when it comes to movies.
Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy, Metalocalypse, Shameless, Family
Guy, American Dad, Classic Simpsons, How I Met Your Mother, Scrubs,
Looney Tunes, Ninja Turtles, Transformers, Thundercats, Beavis and
Butthead, Daria, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Daily Show, Colbert
Report, @Midnight, ummmmm, again, I'm sure there's a lot more. Just
Meat. And beer.