Music: Parov Stelar, C2C, Daft Punk, The Beatles, DIO, REO
Speedwagon, Journey, Yes, Queen, Dire Straits, King Crimson, Star
Platinum, THE WORLD... :P
I also really like listening to covers of songs by 'Youtube
artists', like so: http://youtu.be/5QWBLVhql1w
And the album for "The Great Gatsby" is one of my favourites
Isaac Asimov: "violence is the last resort of the
Terry Pratchett: all irredeemable, expendable bad guys are obvious
sociopaths — the rest are just misguided or scared or stupid but
never outright evil, and get some chance of redemption. The gods
are there to be mocked, not venerated; truly benevolent higher
powers (like Death) don't care what people believe. And basic human
(dwarvish/trollish/undead/etc.) kindness and decency always, always
wins the day in the end. Also, he's funny as hell.
Walt Whitman: open greatness.
Philosophy: Look, it is possible to like philosophy without being a
haughty snob about it. Kant blew my mind, Nietzsche inflamed me,
Eliezer Yudkowsky made sense of stuff.
Video Games: I play games for the story or for the aesthetics.
Anything by Bio-Ware and Obsidian. Portal's lots of fun. Proteus is
a wonderful trip.
Blue is the Warmest Colour, because *spoilers.*
Pacific Rim: it's not the lone hero that wins the day, but
teamwork, friendship, honesty, and trust.
Into The Wild: magnificent piece of humanity, up until the
"adventure in Alaska" bit, which really wasn't the smartest
Anime: FLCL, Eva, Bebop, Attack On Titan, Madoka, Ouran,
Psycho-Pass, Gankutsuou (dem fabrics!), Kill La Kill, Vinland
Saga... ultimately, they're all about understanding and accepting
oneself and one's world as they are, to throw away one's very self
for the sake of that which is truly precious. And then there's
Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, which is pure fun.
Comic books: Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, Animal Man, Jodorowsky, Métal
Hurlant: strange, shocking, mesmerizing.
General: John Green. He is awesome.
Relationship stuff: The Ethical Slut. A solid reference book.
Food: I like strong, complex tastes.