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Books: The tours de force that are The Berenstein Bears.
Midnight's Children is pretty cool too, I guess. (I took a
course on The Man Booker Prize, and I have yet to read one of their
winners I haven't thoroughly enjoyed.) And I suppose A
Clockwork Orange is somewhat phenomenal, as well as
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. If on a winter's night
a traveler wasn't too shabby either, but The Bernstein
Bears are definitely the what's what.
Movies: If someone mentions Evil Dead/Army of Darkness, they are
automatically my friend. I would consider having sex with someone
if they managed to work "Klaatu barada Nikto" into a conversation.
That aside, I can be a bit snobby about movies, and I tend to favor
the "critically acclaimed", though I love a good cult movie. To
name a few: Let the Right One In; Oldboy;
Synecdoche, New York; the original Star Wars
trilogy; LoTR; anything by The Coen Brothers and most
of Kubric; many more wonderful movies; and many very, very
wonderfully bad movies (See MST3K reference bellow).
Shows: In the not too distant future (about next Sunday A.D.),
somewhere in time and space (down in Deep 13), I've joined Joel,
Mike Nelson, and their robot crew on their endless chase; I've
learned most of my life lessons from Jeri Blank; I've peered into
the now forgotten bucket of truth; I support the Bluth family; and
wubalubadubdub. I am down with Finn and Jake; with Mal Reynolds,
Bill Adama, Jack O'Neil, the Leviathan Moya et respective crews;
and with Frank Underwood, Walter White, Daenerys Targaryen, and
Piper Chapman. There was also a doctor I met a few times, but I
never caught his name.
Music: I only have a few bands to offer, those being: Animal
Collective, The Black Keys, The Dead Weather. Please note their
bluesy feel. My favorite song is "Maggot Brain" by Funkadelic, but
the true theme to my heart's ceaseless drum is "Danse Macabre".
Also, I know a few musicians, some of them up and coming. Once, I
even reunited Brain Chase with his old roommate.
Games: I honestly feel that game based narratives are under
appreciated in the writing community, and I have come to very much
appreciate story based games and games that try to change the way
we look at narrative, such as Portal/Mass
Also: DoTA, Magic: The Gathering, D&D (Pathfinder)
Food: I love food. If there is food in front of me, I am compelled
to eat it. That is my primary requisite: proximity. I make Indian
foods, Italian foods, Lebanese foods. Basically, if it's in our
around the fertile crescent, I want to make it. In other words, I
craft the foods of our ancestors and absorb their ancient powers.