Books: Flashman and novels by James Clavell to my shame, fantasy
sometimes (Matt Stover's Acts of Caine books are great, GRRM is
fine on overall arc but not good line-by-line), historical fiction
other times. In terms of non-fiction, I tend to read history books
(hmm, I think there might be an overarching theme here), economics
books, and occasionally something to do with politics or
philosophy. Lately I'm rediscovering the joy of physics.
Audiobooks: Because sometimes an iPhone is handier than a paperback
- books on psychology or economics for the most part, again a lot
of books on history and historical fiction.
Music: Daft Punk, TISM, Justice, Gilbert & Sullivan, Rammstein,
Megaherz, Kate Bush.
Movies: Ranges from The Man Who Would Be King and Casablanca right
over to Shoot 'Em Up and Inglourious Basterds
Food: Is it good? Is it plentiful? I'll give it a try. However, I
strangely favour both Italian and hearty English food. Anything
with gravy is my weakness. Seriously, I am terrified that one day I
will try cereal with gravy and never go back.
Beer: Sour beers and farmhouse ales are more my end of the beer
spectrum. I only like hoppy stuff that is about balanced flavours,
not the stuff that is just shoving as much lupulin as possible into
the wort. Belgium seems to most reliably produce the drinks I
Cocktails: I prefer classics like Negronis, Manhattans, and Mint
Juleps (for different times of year)
TV: The Wire, Rick and Morty, Brooklyn 99, It's Always Sunny in
Philadelphia, Workaholics, The League, Archer, Rome, Deadwood,
Miami Vice, High Stakes Poker, 30 Rock, Community, That Mitchell
& Webb Look, Peep Show, Futurama, Firefly, Aqua Teen Hunger
Force, Vikings, Boardwalk Empire, The Hollowmen, The Thick of It,
Absolute Power. The Simpsons, like everyone else my age.
Board games: Citadels, Battlestar Galactica, Jungle Speed, Avalon,
Diplomacy (for the discord it brings), Pandemic, Love Letter,
Video Games: The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, Skyrim, Arkham
City, LA Noire, Assassin's Creed II and Brotherhood, The Saboteur,
Minecraft, Left 4 Dead (really the entire Valve oeuvre),
Darksiders, Shen Mue, SOULLLL CALIBURRRRR