Books: I'm a big fan of cyberpunk, and have a sizeable collection
of sci-fi, fantasy, and other speculative fiction. When I was in
grade school, I used to chew through truckloads of that stuff every
week! Nowadays I mainly read the Internet, and very little fiction.
I will, however pick up anything by my favourite authors, or that
comes highly recommended to me by my literary friends.
Shows: I especially enjoy Buffy, Xena, Firefly, Babylon 5, anything
with that Joss Whedon flavour to it, and Star Trek. TNG is my
favourite, but I love them all (except 'Enterprise'). I've been
known to enjoy a little reality TV now and then (read: cake/cooking
shows & What Not To Wear). I just discovered both Archer and
Community, which will further delay my watching of Battlestar
Galactica, much to the chagrin of my friends.
Movies: My classic picks are 2001: A Space Odyssey, Apocalypse Now,
Fight Club, TRON (the original), Twelve Angry Men, The Thin Blue
Line, Office Space, and Dr. Strangelove. If it's well-directed and
has a good score (a must!) I'll like it. Even a film with mediocre
script can score high points with me if the cinematography and/or
visual design is stunning. Ultraviolet, Equilibrium, and TRON
Legacy are good examples.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture is a guilty pleasure I'll readily
admit to. I do enjoy indie movies when they're not depressing,
which isn't often enough. Stanley Kubrick is my favourite filmmaker
by far, and Hanz Zimmer writes my favourite scores.
Music: I grew up around classical music and classic rock; I listen
to very little of either these days. Massive Attack, Modest Mouse,
Silversun Pickups, Sukh Knight, Alert, LCD Soundsystem, Doctor P.,
Chipzel, PrototypeRaptor, and various game scores are my playlist
for the moment. I discover most new music on Bandcamp... I love the
raw freshness of what I find there.
When I produce music it's usually some flavour of progressive house
or chiptunes, with a little 'filth' sprinkled overtop.
Food: I'm not a very picky eater. I especially love burgers, pasta,
and vegetarian cuisine. I like most seafood but sadly, the texture
of shrimp just... weirds me out.