First of all, I really love
Back then (when I still had time :P) I used to read a whole lot,
mostly fantasy and whatever I got into my hands. Now the focus is
mostly on my study books, a few things that interest me besides
that and stuff I find on the internet, also everything I manage to
lay my hands on in a calm second. More below...
I won’t even start to list all the books I like, just a rundown. As
for the fantasy section, of course there are Lord of the Rings and
Harry Potter*, also quite a few trilogies.
As for more sciency stuff there's Richard Dawkins, a brilliant
writer and evolutionary scientist. Since reading his book “The God
Delusion” I consider myself an atheist. I saw him speaking in
Mülheim last year and nearly got to sit beside him!
He also has this superawesome children's book about science!
* my brothers and I would have a “Harry Potter day” each time a new
one came out. Someone bought three books and then we’d only take
reading breaks reluctantly to quickly eat something and then return
to lecture. Usually, we wouldn’t finish until late night or the
next morning. :)
Whatever time remains besides studying, social life and others goes
It's a marvelous place to learn things, to blind out the world
around me and for the lulz, but also to kill hours and hours of my
precious time. :D
This is some of my daily internet checking routine:
- SMBC (it's a webcomic - give it a try!)
- xkcd (am I geeky yet?? :P) and Abstruse Goose (for everyone who
likes xkcd, but even better)
Potter and the Methods of Rationality; it's a fanfiction and you
should really, really, really give it a try (I barely manage not to
I don’t own a TV and though I enjoy watching movies I haven’t seen
many (something having to do with priorities). Also, my “not seen”
list contains Star Wars...
Chance has brought me to the coasts of metal-ism, mostly to
symphonic metal (or rather, “music stuff with a female lead singer
and not too much growling”). I’m not sure about the genres and
before some metalhead kills me for any iniquity I do to the Holy
Realm of Metal, I’ll go with my favourite bands: Within Temptation,
Epica, My Dying Bride, Volbeat, Deathstars, Disturbed, Evanescence,
Subway to Sally, Sabaton, Eluveitie, Ensiferum, Nightwish, Flyleaf,
To sum it up; I love dramatic music (sometimes even melodramatic),
emotional music of all kinds as long as it mirrors the emotion
purely and intensely (especially melancholy) and well, a whole lot
of other stuff. I’d probably rather go with catchy than
I’m not picky with food – or, should say, was
. Before I
went from “vegetarian” to “vegan”. Oh well… At least it did help my
cooking since I do no longer eat canteen food [update: my "Mensa"
now offers vegan food - WHEEE!] and my brother rarely cooks. It’s
been more than two years now and I am quite happy with it. :)
I have ethical reasons – whoever wants to know more has to ask.