Help your potential matches find common interests.
For the sake of brevity, I will try to stick to three for each
category. Otherwise we would be here for quite a while.
- The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. A book which is not only
excellent in it's own right, but when I was younger really helped
me to think about what I believed, and continues to be valuable to
- The God Delusion. An imperfect book, perhaps, but on this list
for similar reasons to the one above. Challenged me and, indeed,
caused me to alter my position on the subject.
- The Fault In Our Stars. Because it's just a lovely book. Funny
and sad all at once, and devastatingly effective at both.
- The West Wing. Simply one of the greatest shows ever made.
Phenomenal in just about every way.
- Star Trek. A franchise that probably did more to raise me than my
parents, which I do not say lightly. Long before I was reading
books that made me think about who I was and who I wanted to be,
there were these shows, asking me those same questions, and
inspiring my answers to be better than they otherwise would have
- Firefly; browncoats for life. 4 lyfe, yo.
First of, I should note that I mostly listen to hip-hop. Most
people are rather surprised by this. I'm not sure why.
- The Cool, Lupe Fiasco. The Cool is simply my favourite album of
all time. Wonderful wordplay, deep meanings and themes including
the multi-song, multi-album story of The Cool, and it's easy to see
why Rap Genius called Lupe "The Proust of Rap". Took me years to
feel like I actually understood all of that album.
- Late Registration, Kanye West. Yes, he's an asshole. And an
egotist. But also a genius. And this album was simply wonderful.
"Drive Slow" in particular uses a saxophone sample that just shoots
straight to the soul.
- The Marshal Mathers LP, Eminem. I assume that the reputation of
this one precedes it, and that I need say no more, yes?
And finally, Games
-KotOR 2. Ugly, even for it's time, incomplete and buggy as hell. I
loved this game despite all that. It's the game that first taught
be that games could really be meaningful, and have something to
say, and even allow you to say something in turn.
-Time Splitters: Future Perfect. On the other side of the coin, the
finest silly, camp and funny shooter ever made. Simply brilliant
- Journey. Simply the most beautiful game ever made.