Rather then just list stuff, I’ll just list my very favourites, and
a few reasons -why- I like them.
Visual Media (Comedy): Scott Pilgram vs. the
Every time I watch it I pick up on new things, it is a fresh kind
of funny, it has plenty of gaming references, the comic book
aesthetic, the music, the split takes…
Visual Media (Comedy/Horror): Cabin in the Woods.
Joss Whedon is genius, breaks the mould in all the right places
with twists to actually keep you guessing.
Visual Media (Surreal/Silly): Excel Saga.
Probably not the best first anime to watch, and that problem is
even worse when you watch the -last- episode first, but by golly
did it set an impression!
Audiophony (Cause that’s a word): Gomez, The Exies, Celldweller,
The Glitch Mob, Bjork, Gotye, Muse.
Yeah, ok, it is hard to pick one.
Written Media: Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality
I liked the original works, but I kept thinking there are a lot of
unanswered questions -- this story asks them, and a whole bunch
more! It’s funny, it’s moving, it’s sad, it’s educational and, it’s
the best thing I’ve ever read!
Honourable mention goes to “The Fault in Our Stars” TFiOS
(so glad I read the
last third of that at home) and the first four Discworld
books (I’ve only just
started - it is a wonderful silly kind of nonsense.)