Help your potential matches find common interests.
Books: Murakami, Pratchett, McCaffery, Lovecraft, Robert Howard,
Robert Forward, Asimov, George R. R. Martin, LOTR and derivative
Movies: Kurosawa, Miyazaki, Ahnuld Schwarzenegger science fiction,
as well as Junior; Lost In Translation, Braveheart, Land Before
Time, Mrs. Doubtfire. The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.
Music: Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Tarot, Charon, Kamelot, After
Forever, Celesty, Korpiklaani, Mandragora Scream.
For TV I generally obsess over anything that was shown on Cartoon
Network and Nickelodeon during the 90's. I have watched a few HBO
dramas and insomnia-drunkenly marathon'd Battlestar Galactica. I'm
about to go on a binge of the Beetlejuice cartoon. I also am a huge
fan of the DC Animated Universe.
I value music, and I really enjoy the art and composition of it.
But I don't know much about bands and I have limited exposure.
People who can make music fascinate me and I want to pick their
brains. It's a language I desperately wish I understood.
Food: Eh, anything. I do overwhelmingly prefer protein, peppers,
tomatoes, squash, bananas, blueberries. Beefsteak rye is the
tastiest bread. I generally dislike fried food but I am not
innocent of the McDonalds Zeitgeist.
Videogames: I like sidescrolling platformers and sidescrolling
adventures; classics such as your Marios and your Dankey Kangs and
Castlevanias, along with some oddities here and there – recently
Battleblock Theatre, Risk of Rain. I enjoy multiplayer
bizarro-fests; Dokapon Kingdom, Smash Bros.. RPGs and FPSes though
both of the older variety. I spend an inordinate amount of time
researching the history of games and I enjoy perusing the archives
for undiscovered things. It is sort of an unstated passion (because
no one in my social circles takes the medium seriously). I have not
purchased anything in the current gen and of the last gen I only
own a Wii – video games are a luxury hobby and the expense has
become too great for too little payoff. I generally buy cheaper
steam games and free yohoho and mods. The well of experience in the
gaming world is deep and the high price tags clutter the surface of
the water, blocking the sun from reaching the gems at the bottom
where they would just sparkle. Bask them in the light of your
attention and they will not disappoint.
Tabletop Gaming: GURPS, D&D, Warhammer, CoC, Mordheim