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Movies: LOTR, HP, Star Wars, Star Trek, Avengers, Sherlock Holmes
(anything fantasy/SciFi will get me to watch initially). I like
comedies (even the romantic ones) I feel that I am not entitled to
an opinion about a movie if I haven't seen it. That being said, I'm
not a fan of Horrors and will avoid those if at all possible (this
does not include Vampire/Zombie movies). Any of the Simon Pegg/Nick
Frost movies (Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the dead, etc).
TV: Dr. Who (even going back to when I was a kid), Star Trek,
Castle, Person of Interest, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly,
(pretty much anything Joss Whedon has done), Breaking Bad, Dexter,
Spartacus, Game of Thrones, Sherlock Holmes (both the American and
Books: Harry Potter, Terry Goodkind's the Sword of Truth series,
anything from Forgotten Realms...
Food: Sushi, Thai, Pho, Indian, Greek, anything made at the EXP
restaurant and bar or StormCrow! ;)
Board Games: I have a large assortment of board games that I like
to play - Agricola, Settlers of Cataan, Dominion, Lords of
Waterdeep, Carcassonne, Ticket to Ride, Kings of Tokyo, Las Vegas,
Munchkin, Small World, and a bunch more I can't think of at this
moment. (so no, not your typical Monopoly/Risk/etc, although I have
those as well.) ;)
Video Games: Civ, Borderlands, LoL, Endless Space; these what
occupy my time these days, they change depending on who's around to
play with. I really enjoy Strategy games, or FPS, preferably with
people I know..