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).
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. Do web shows count? I suppose I should put Wil
Wheaton's Tabletop, Brows Held High, and Epic Rap Battles of
History in this category.
Music-- I chill to Aesop Rock, Jurassic 5, Eels, and Mega
I work out to Dragonforce, mc chris, Anamanaguchi, and Dan
I rock out to Adam WarRock, Coheed & Cambria, The Glitch Mob,
and Andrew W.K.
I drink to Tom Waits, Brother Ali, Atmosphere, and Ben Folds.
I am always looking for new music.
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
Video games-- No, this part isn't required, but I figure it's
important-ish. I'm slowly getting back into the video game scene,
but I've found (like so many other aspects of my life) I prefer the
indies to the big AAA titles. I'll play the AAAs if someone has
them/offers, but I'm not gonna go out of my way for them. I'm
currently obsessed with Awesomenauts and Super Mario
All-time top 5 (no particular order): Final Fantasy 7, Shadow of
the Colossus, Jet Set Radio Future, Super Street Fighter II
Championship Edition, Soul Calibur 3.