Books: Just about anything that is Sci-fi
oriented, I do enough reading
for work and for study. When I sit down with a good book of my own,
I want escapism. Some favourites include anything by John
Birmingham, anything post apocalyptic
or steam punk
. I can also
recommend the book World War Z if you are a zombie fan. The talking
book has some very interesting actors doing the voices.
Webcomics: The Order of the Stick, Questionable Content,
Movies: Yes, once again a Sci-fi nut, but I particularly anything
with philosophy behind it, rather than just being an action SFX
show case. So gritty stuff like Serenity or Firefly is always good.
I absolutely hate true crime and cop shows though.
TV: No real suprise here, I'm into escapist TV when I actually
watch it. That means you can keep your cooking shows and your
reality shows all to yourself. I would rather: Game of Thrones, The
Walking Dead, maybe some old school M.A.S.H., or straight the
Sci-fi with things like Babylon 5, Stargate or Star Trek.
Music: I am very ecclectic, I like just about anything but Doof
Doof music. I like a good viseral sound as much as the next person,
hey I used to be a drummer, but there is just something about that
music that bugs me. I would say amongst my favourite artists at the
moment would be Loreena MacKennit
However I am a fan of some good old fashioned hard Rock from time
to time. A bit of Queen, or Guns and Roses (the old stuff).
Podcasts: Penn's Sunday School, Skeptics Guide to the Universe,
Monster Talk, Skeptoid, TAE.
Food: I like far too much of it for my own good.
Activities: Riding the motorbike, particularly on trips away (Makes
for some great private time to listen to podcasts on long rides).
Geeky persuits of a gaming nature, be it computer games, or
roleplaying games with actual dice. Good nights out with friends,
or even nights in for that matter.