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Books: Nathanael West, Camus, David Mitchell, "The Amazing
Adventures of Kavalier & Clay", "Dubliners", "Dune", "Zuckerman
Unbound", "Cat's Cradle", "After the Quake", "The Invisible Man",
"A Streetcar Named Desire", "Neuromancer", "War is a Force that
Gives Us Meaning"
Comics: Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Osamu Tezuka, Adrian Tomine,
Chris Ware, Neil Gaiman, Yoshihiro Tastumi, Katsuhiro Otomo, Johnny
Ryan, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Scott Snyder, "Understanding
Comics", "Box Office Poison", "Asterios Polyp", anything featuring
Animal Man or Swamp Thing
I love video games. You don't have to. If you do, great and I'd
love to talk about them, but it's really low-priority on my list of
ADDENDUM: I don't like jockey, military-glorifying games, I think
eSports are silly, and I get genuinely excited when I encounter
anything that earnestly flouts the rampant misogyny and
heteronormativity in video game culture.
Movies: Rushmore, Punch-Drunk Love, Ikiru, F for Fake, The Squid
and the Whale, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Annie Hall,
Manhattan, Akira, There Will Be Blood, Taxi Driver, Adaptation,
Death to the Tinman, In the Mood for Love, Talk to Her, Magnolia,
The Social Network, M, Ugetsu, Grizzly Man, A Serious Man, Beetle
Queen Conquers Tokyo, Phenomena (the Argento one), House (1977),
Music: Neutral Milk Hotel, Talk Talk, Songs: Ohia, Godspeed You!
Black Emperor, Burial, Om, Will Oldham, Forest Swords, Shearwater,
Tim Hecker, Utada Hikaru, Pallbearer, Descendents, Janelle Monáe,
Barn Owl, Liturgy, Alcest, How to Dress Well, Wolves in the Throne
TV: Death Note, Girls, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Wonder Showzen,
30 Rock, Judge Judy, Broad City
Food: Pseudo-halal, i.e.: no pork or booze (I like talking about my
not drinking with people I've just met about as much as I like
talking about my beard: not much).