I love to read. Normally I enjoy fantasy,
science-fiction, and humor. Some specific examples are Neverwhere
by Neil Gaiman, Lord of the Rings, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,
, The Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin.
Anything by Terry Pratchett or Robert Heinlein. I also loved
Michael Chabon's Adventures of Kavalier and Clay. I'm also a huge
comic book nerd, and can talk your ear off about them if you let
me. Some faves include almost anything from Alan Moore or Brian K.
Vaughan, Sandman, Y the Last Man, The Umbrella Academy, pretty much
any Avenger book, Preacher and Runaways.
I'm also a bit of movie geek. And love everything
from dumb comedies, cheesy horror, riveting dramas,
balls-to-the-wall action and even the occasional thought-provoking
documentary. And having Netflix for a while now, my list of great
films or films I love (not necessairly always the same thing) has
grown considerably. Big ones for me include The Avengers, Royal
Tenenbaums, Almost Famous, Batman Begins and Dark Knight, Serenity,
Iron Man (and really all the Marvel films for that matter), Kevin
Smith's and Quentin Tarentino's films. The first two X-men and
Spider-Man films (what's with the third parts being so
disappointing? But X-Men: First Class was a ton of fun!), Shawn of
the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The Ring and the Pirates of the Caribbean
trilogy, Zombieland, (500) Days of Summer.
Not reallly music, but my radio is most often set to
NPR. Or I listen to a podcast. More on topic: Jonathan Coulton, The
Beatles, Bif Naked, Billy Joel, Flogging Molly, Garbage, Professor
Elemental, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighters, Bowling For Soup,
Weezer, Tori Amos. I'm one of those types that can listen to most
anything and not complain.
Food wise I'm willing to try anything, but tend to
stick with the classics. Pizza, Cheesecake, a good Philly
Cheesesteak sandwhich (I'm picky with my Phillies), Mexican. Every
once in a while I get a craving for sushi.
Right now the big shows for me are Doctor Who,
Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother, Leverage, Arrow, Parks &
Rec, Burn Notice, and Community. I cancelled cable so I'm behind on
some shows, but hey, that's what Netflix is for. I'm also a big fan
of anything Joss Whedon touches, classic MST3k (Joel or Mike, I
swing both ways).
I can play a lot of games but I tend to lean
towards MMOs, RPGs and platformers. The Final Fantasy series,
Ratchet & Clank, Psychonauts, Fallout, Metal Gear Solid series,
and Batman Arkham series are all favorites. Borderlands 2 has been
a constant favorite off and on for over a year.
Patton Oswald, Christopher Titus, Maria Bamford, Kids
in the Hall, Upright Citizens Brigade, Chris Hardwick, Paul F.