I read books all the effing time, but these days a great many of
those are required reading. And I still absolutely love them,
unless they suck, which does happen unfortunately. Or they're
mathematical in nature, which happens even more frequently and is
even more unfortunate.
Tad Williams' Otherworld series, Frank Herbert's first three Dune
novels, George RR Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, Isaac
Asimov's Foundation series, Arthur C. Clarke's Childhood's End,
Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore, the Tripitaka, Tibetan Book
of the Dead, and half a dozen other Buddhist texts, Alexandre
Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, assorted musings from Mark Twain
-- these are some of my favorites at this juncture.
Stellar films include Fight Club, The Shawshank Redemption, V for
Vendetta, the original Star Wars trilogy, the Lord of the Rings
trilogy, Schindler's List, City of God, Brazil, Se7en, American
History X, The Departed, The Green Mile, you know, frankly, I think
IMDb gets a lot of this stuff pretty right, so just click on its
top 250 and you'll find a lot of my favorites resting comfortably
within that space, thus proving me fairly mainstream in this regard
in addition to being addicted to run-on thoughts separated loosely
by too many commas.
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine was a great series and space shows just
haven't touched that mark since. Of course, that's not hard to say
considering how few have existed since. Game of Thrones is an
excellent adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire which I somewhat
controversially genuinely prefer over its literary origin.
Battlestar Galactica (2003) is good except when it's not. Sherlock
is delicious and I can be straight and recognize that, dammit.
Farscape was irreverent in every conceivable way and I delighted in
it as an adolescent. I also developed an unhealthy lust toward
Claudia Black, but who wouldn't? I was gifted with the opportunity
to have a conversation with her back when I was 16 years old and I
can just imagine how awkward and stilted I must have been. But
that's a tangent. Oh, The X-Files was good. Except when it... I
guess we've been through this.
Nine Inch Nails was my "Perfect Drug" for a long time. Trent really
helped me through some tough times. I like a lot of associated
acts, but my real loves are threefold -- 60's classic rock, 80's
synth and glam, and the Romantic Period at large. I've got so many
exceptions though. My playlists are more eclectic than a New York
I like food, yeah.