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There are a *ton*, but...
The Once and Future King, The Little Prince,
Watership Down, American Gods, Catch-22,
Dracula, Bernard Williams's Ethics and the Limits of
Philosophy, and Erich Fromm's The Art of Loving. I also
thought Kushiel's Dart, by Jacqueline Carey, was a great
read, if a bit opaque at times due to her word choice.
Movies & Anime
I like Tim Burton's films, some of Robert Zemekis's works,
especially the Back to the Future films, what works of Christopher
Nolan I've seen, and Stanley Kubrick's films (notably, Dr.
Stangelove and A Clockwork Orange). I've also been known to watch
The Pirates of Penzance, from time to time.
I enjoy the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, and have
several favorite anime series: Spice and Wolf, Neon Genesis
Evangelion, Fullmetal Alchemist (both the original and
Brotherhood), Chobits, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, and
Bleach are noteable examples.
My favorite Western TV shows are probably Twin Peaks, Sliders, The
West Wing, and Louie. I do enjoy The Mentalist, but, unfortunately,
I don't watch it regularly anymore. I also enjoy some of the
programs on the BBC; for me, Sherlock and Merlin are notable
highlights of what they have to offer.
There's almost too much that I like to list. The short version,
though, is that I like any kind of rock, enjoy classical music
(particularly Saint-Saens and Vivaldi, but Sarasate can be nice,
too), and I will at least listen to pretty much anything-- other
than gangsta rap.
With food, I'm generally not very picky at all. I really have a
thing for good bread and certain cheeses, though-- Gouda and