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).
Painting my miniatures, as frustrating as that may be. 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. And most recently I have discovered and
interest in Roller Derby.