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Being a self proclaimed nerd I tend to buy into a lot of the Sci-Fi
and fantasy media.
I'm not a big fan of books, I tend to stick with comics when it
comes to finding a read. I like to read a lot of indie stuff by
creators like Doug Tennapel, Jeff Smith, Bryan Lee O'mally and
Justin Peterson. Fables and Walking Dead are the two series that I
enjoy the most.
When it comes to movies I love way to many to list them all. I love
watching them and will sit through just about anything. I love
anything by Studio Ghibli or Hayao Miyazaki. I enjoy movies like
Snatch, Seven Samurai, Predator, Tron, Pacific Rim, Godzilla
movies, The Star Trek Movies (both new and old), Rocky, Serenity I
can go on and on, my tastes are quite eclectic when it comes to
movies but not as random as my music preferences. I love all music,
from punk rock to electronic to folk music to rap. And before you
ask me, yes I do love that song by (insert artist or band
I listen to a lot of instrumental scores that more so when im
drawing but that habit has seeped into my everyday listening. I
enjoy music creators like Joe Hisaishi, Koji Kondo, Austin Wintory,
Peter McConnell, Disasterpiece, Jim Guthrie, Mogwai and the list
goes on into obscurity.
Television shows are what I'm really into, I often put on old shows
that I have seen a dozen times while I draw. Some of my favorites
are Star Trek, both TOS and TNG (Kirk is my captain of choice but I
love the way that episodes flow in TNG), Firefly, Twin Peaks, Game
of Thrones, Always Sunny, Wilfred, and arrested development.
I also watch a lot of cartoons and anime. I enjoy Venture Bros.,
Metalocalypse, Adventure Time, the misadventures of Flapjack,
Gravity Falls, any old cartoons like Ed, Edd, & Eddy and Ren
& Stimpy. In the anime field I watch stuff like Cowboy Bebop,
Gurren Lagann, Trigun(I'm big into the space western genre), Attack
on Titan, Kill la Kill and FLCL.
I play a lot of old video games and indie games because, nostalgia.
In all seriousness though, the AAA game industry today saddens me,
I'm glad that the indie scene is getting more recognition because,
it really deserves it. Indie developers actually pour their heart
and soul into these games and I can appreciate that being a sort of
indie artist myself. My top favorite video games(in no order) would
be. The Shadow of the Colossus, The Legend of Zelda(nes), Metal
Gear Solid, Silent Hill 1 and Mike Tyson's Punch Out. The
Earthbound/Mother Series is a new and welcomed addition to my
favorites list of games
As for indie games the list goes on and on, I haven't come across
an indie game that I dislike yet. I really have a strong love for
that video game company and their games Journey, Flow and Flora. I
love anything by Double Fine Productions, same goes for Edmund
Mcmillen and Team Meat, Im psyched for Binding of Isaac: Rebirth. I
love FTL, Swords and Sworcery EP, VVVVVV, Lone Survivor, Fez, Cave
Story, Braid I could go on and on, but Ill stop here.
I think what draws me towards indie developers is that I grew up in
the same generation that they came from and I view to their games
as love letters to that era of video games. Plus, they are the only
creators willing to make anything interesting and different as
apposed to the cookie cutter bullshit released nowadays.