Books-- The usual geek-favorite authors; Douglas Adams, H.P.
Lovecraft, Isaac Asimov, Bruce Campbell. As for non-fiction, I love
Anthony Bourdain, Hunter S. Thompson, and Harvey Pekar. I'm a big
comic book fan, too, and I wish Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, and Brian
K. Vaughn would write more books. V For Vendetta,
Transmetropolitan, and Allan Heinberg's Young Avengers are some
all-time faves (although Children's Crusade was shit), but the only
one I really follow religiously right now is Saga.
Movies-- Yeesh. I don't so much watch movies as I rely on them for
sustenance. Anything made by Guillermo del Toro, Terry Gilliam,
Michel Gondry, or the Coen Brothers are must-sees for me. I like
Guy Ritchie a lot when he's not pandering to American audiences
(translation: Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels > Snatch),
and John Woo when he's allowed to whole-heartedly do his thing; if
you can get your hands on the original, 5-hour-long Chinese version
of Red Cliff, watch it (or just ask me, since I have it). I've also
recently learned of the genius that was Charlie Chaplin.
Yeah. I love movies.
Shows-- I love British television. I would move to England for the
TV. Doctor Who, Torchwood, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd,
Being Human... it's all brilliant. There isn't a lot of domestic
stuff that I watch that's still on the air. I dig Firefly, Mystery
Science Theater 3000, The Tick in all of his incarnations, and
various Star Treks. Once Upon a Time is my big guilty pleasure
right now. Do web shows count? I suppose I should put Wil Wheaton's
Tabletop, Nostalgia Critic, and Epic Rap Battles of History in this
Music-- I listen to nerdcore/underground/old school hip-hop (with a
few modern mainstream guilty pleasures), 2nd- and 3rd-wave ska,
8-bit/chiptune, quirky/funny pop/rock... seriously, I can, will,
and love to talk about music for hours; if you want details, just
All-time faves: Tom Waits, Jurassic 5, Sage Francis, Eels
Recent faves: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (yeah, I got sucked in),
Anamanaguchi, MF Doom.
Food-- Cajun will always be my first culinary love. Sushi comes a
very close second, though. I'm also a fan of Mexican, German, and
British pub grub (if you've never had a Scotch Egg, you don't know
what you're missing). I will eat anything that comes out of the