I hate these kinds of lists (I can never seem to come up with giant
lists that other people make), so here's what I can think up:
of Ice and Fire
, Harry Potter, John Hodgman
, the Time Machine,
most non-fiction involving History and Politics (I could list some
of my favourite political bios, but very few people know or care
about Arthur Meighen anymore), trivia/miscellanea/list books, etc.
I also listen to audiobooks at work.
Movies: I'm never good a picking my favourite movies. Most are
niche sci-fi (think They Live) or generally bad/mediocre movies
that I'm strangely attracted to (Clue, Batman & Robin, McHale's
Navy...so, yeah). Essentially, as long as there is something in the
movie to be made fun of, I'll enjoy it. That also means I like to
talk during movies...sorry. That's why I love when people
livestream movies or TV shows online; I can riff in the text chat,
or over Skype.
TV: What is this "TV" you speak of? The internet provides all of my
television programs. However, when I do discover an antiquated
television set in some locale (or hop on Netflix), I like to watch:
Jeopardy, most Star
s, Mythbusters, Red Dwarf, The Thick of It
Web/YouTube series, etc. Other than that, it's news (mostly
political) for me.
. If you like
Gundam, that will make me over 9000(!)% interested. Not that I'm
expecting that, of course. Other than that: Fullmetal Alchemist
Naruto (lapsed), Evangelion
, Ghost in the Shell, et
al. I don't read manga often, because I don't like paying for them,
and reading online just doesn't feel right.
Music: My secret shame: video game soundtracks...but wait a minute!
Although I do listen to the classic 8-bit tunes (especially
also like orchestrated, remixed versions which, when one thinks
about it, are just the same as any other "regular" music (If there
even is a precise definition of "regular music"). As well, I like
anime and movie soundtracks, because each piece "connects" to a
place in the original work.
I'm also a podcast addict. Whether it's about current affairs,
video game news or humour, my phone is always loaded with podcasts
for bus trips and boring waits. My favourite is the Ricky Gervais
I also regularly listen to CBC Radio, especially when I run out of
podcasts. I generally like the political shows (like The House and
Cross-Country Checkup), but I've started warming to some of their
other shows, like Wiretap and Ideas.
Video Games: Most games from the classic era (defined by me as the
systems). I was into the classic RPGs
VI and Chrono Trigger
, but I no longer
have the time to get involved with modern ones. I'm really into
historical strategy games, like Europa Universalis
Venice can't conquer 15th century Europe) Hearts of Iron, and
. I play a
bit of everything, except racing, sports and most other games
without much plot. But if you play a game, it's almost guaranteed
I'll know something about it. Oh, and the standard shooters (such
as Call of
), since I don't always have the time to invest in a long,
story-driven game. I'm usually on my PC, and sometimes on my
. I've also got a
, but I rarely use
Food: Nothing in particular I'm mostly a picky eater, so I stick to
the basics of meat and potatoes
. In fact, I can enjoy a meal
with just potatoes! I generally dislike fancy food though,
especially when you pay money/time just to make the food look
nicer. Once in a while I step out of my comfort zone, but usually
this requires a bit of peer pressure. I also recently became
sensitive/allergic to eggs, which has been frustrating to no end.
Though, luckily, I can still eat baked goods.