I most enjoy fanstasy and SF, and own practically every work by the
Tolkien estate. Also treasured in my library are the Hitchhiker's
"Trilogy" and the Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. I also enjoy
LeGuin, Simmons, Heinlein, Aasimov, and C.S. Lewis. I also enjoy
the history of medieval Europe, and have Beowulf, the Comedy, and
the Song of Roland. I am also getting better acquainted with the
Arthurian Legends, the Volsunga Saga, and Chaucer.
A paragraph should be set aside here for the sheer volume of
academic material I read. It would be bad enough if it were just
geology related, but I read a metric crapton of medieval and
renaissance combat history, too. HEMA is as much a scholarly
pursuit as it is an athletic one. So all the other modes of
entertainment are enjoyed when not being absorbed in swords and
I have seen a lot of movies, and my parents have ingrained in my a
respect for older movies (if they're good). Some favorites include
Schindler's List, Alien, Indiana Jones, 39 Steps, Star Wars, Jaws,
and Murder by Death. This is nowhere near an exhaustive list, just
what first popped into my mind.
I will watch almost any TV show once to get an opinion on it, but
my favorites are Modern Family, Fringe, the Mentalist, Castle,
Doctor Who, Sherlock, Firefly, and Masterpiece Mystery
I listen to lots of different music. In terms of popular music, I
gravitate towards Classic Rock and shy away from Rap and Hip Hop.
My classical favorites are Bach, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Karl Orff,
and Copland. I also like studying Medieval plainchant through
I hate grapefruit.
I believe there should be a games section here, too, so I will make
one. My favorites are Apples to Apples, Trivial Pursuit, Cranium,
Outburst, Taboo, Backgammon, and Chess. I do play some cards, but
not very much. I like poker, gin, and authors (with the special
"Authors" card sets). On the Playstation I indulge most often in
the Souls series, the Project Soul series, Ultimate Marvel vs.
Capcom 3, Dragon's Dogma, Heavenly Sword, and, yes, Assassin's