Books: R.A. Salvatore's Forgotten Realms books, Dragonlance, S.D.
Perry's Resident Evil novels, Laurel K. Hamilton's Anita Blake
series (before that series turned into blatant porn in the last few
books.) I don't get to read as much as I would like to these
Television Shows: There's very, very little on live TV that I
currently like or watch. I don't even have cable anymore and I
don't miss it. Back when I still had cable, I use to like watching
shows on Food Network a lot. I mostly watch old 90's TV shows and
some anime and video game playthroughs on youtube these days.
Some old TV shows I really like are: Star Trek: The Next
Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Highlander, Kung Fu: The
Legend Continues, X Files, The Lost World, Buffy, Angel, Are You
Afraid of the Dark?, Hercules, Xena.
Note: Just to be up front about this. Unlike what seems to be the
majority of people these days, I do not care for blue humor themed
shows at all. This includes shows like Family guy (hate it), the
Simpsons, Futurama, South Park etc. in my opinion, they're
incredibly obnoxious, shallow and degrading. I understand many
people would disagree with me about this and that's fine... but my
opinions about such TV shows will not change. Don't try to explain
to me why I should give these shows a chance or convert me---I've
heard it all before and I'm not interested. Bringing these shows up
at all in a conversation with me will more than likely end the
conversation. I have nothing to say about them and don't want to
hear about them.
Movies: The Game (1997), The Crow, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy,
The Chronicles of Narnia movies, most Star Trek movies (I hate the
new movie). I like just about any movie that's medieval fantasy
related and/or has a smart plot and intelligent, realistic acting.
I also like some anime movies. I can't stand movies that have a
terrible plot and terrible acting and depend solely on physically
attractive actors and special effects etc. I generally don't care
for comedies either... especially comedies with lots of blue humor.
Go look up "blue humor" on Wikipedia if you don't know what that
Anime: Blood+, Sword Art Online, Kyo Kara Maoh, Fairy Tail. Legend
of the Legendary Heroes. Those are my current top five favorite
animes. If you like fantasy anime and haven't seen any of those,
you should definitely check them out.
By the way, if you've ever enjoyed playing any MMO and haven't seen
Sword Art Online yet, go watch that anime... right now!
In no particular order I also like... Wolf's Rain, 12 Kingdoms,
Chrono Crusade, Scrapped Princess, Black Cat, Avatar: The Last Air
Bender, Elemental Gelade, Inuyasha, Ragnarok the Animation, Hero
Tales, Last Exile, Vandread, Black Butler and Romeo X Juliet ...
that's about all I can think of at the moment but I have watched
more anime than that.
Music: I tend to like orchestrated rock and such. Some of my
favorite bands include Within Temptation, old Nightwish and some
songs from Xandria and old Evanescence songs. I hate rap.
Food: I love Italian and just about anything that's good and good
Video Games: Let's see... I like and play RPG's mainly. Some of my
favorite RPG's are: Ogre Battle, Tactics Ogre, Ogre Battle 64, FFT,
FF1, FF6, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Lufia, Suikoden 2, Suikoden
3, Suikoden 5, Breath of Fire 3, Legend of Dragoon, Resident Evil
1, 2 and 3 and Silent Hill 1, 2 and 3. I know the last two series's
are survival horror games but I consider them to also be RPG's
because of how they play out and their focus on storyline and
character development. As far as I'm concerned, the Resident Evil
series ended with Code:Veronica and the Silent Hill series ended
with Silent Hill 4. I've definitely played more games than that but
those are the main ones coming to mind at the moment.
I also like some PC games, like Neverwinter Nights and Mount and
Blade and older, turn-based, strategy, PC games like Lords of Magic
and Age of Wonders... and maybe an occasional RTS game like Age of
Empires. I have also played several MMO's over the years. EQ1, EQ2,
Lineage 2, Guild Wars, Ragnarok Online... and some others. Though,
I don't play them much anymore.
I know most of these games are pretty ancient now... but yeah, I
always preferred the style that rpg's and other games from the 90's
had I guess. I don't like many newer games these days.
As for newer games... I liked Rune Factory 3 and I'm looking
forward to RF4. Age of Wonders 3 looks promising and I'll probably
be trying that once its released. Skyrim was fun for a while I
guess... but I can't compare it to other Elder Scrolls games since
I haven't played the older ones.
Cry of Fear is a great indie game in many different ways, I felt
like it totally captured the true essence and spirit of survival
horror that's been otherwise, completely forgotten in present day
Dark Souls was interesting and I enjoyed playing it with a friend
for a while. though gfwl and the forced pvp really ruins that game
overall, in my opinion.
Can't really think of any other newer games I've played and/or
liked at the moment...