Favorite book? All of them. Except "Great Gatsby." If we hang, I'll
probably give you a book, I actually maintain a free bookstore in
my apartment. I've recently fallen in love with Orwell's "Homage to
Catalonia." I love used bookstores; pawing through piles of
unsorted old books with random titles in a dusty corner of a dimly
lit shop sounds like am amazing time to me. Jack London's "The Iron
Heel" is incredible if a little didactic.
On a food/book note, I recently acquired a copy of "Apicius" and
it's just as weird/awesome as you'd think it is. It's made me
appreciate how people will eat almost anything; If it's got four
legs and isn't a table, if it's swim in the water and isn't a boat,
if it flies and isn't a kite, people will eat it. So if you've got
some flamingo lying around and want to cook it to perfection, hit
me up. "Apicius" has a recipe for flamingo. Dead serious.
Movies are unpredictable with me, I can never predict what I'll
like and what I won't. I love a lot of the showy, over-the-top
martial arts movies ('Iron Monkey," "Red Cliff," "Ip Man" etc) and
wushu dramas. I'm down for most anything that's engaging and a lot
of my favorites are probably a bit surprising.
My TV taste is a bit limited because I don't have cable and I don't
want it, I don't even own a TV. That said, Netflix and shadowy
corners of the internet have turned me onto a few things; Alphas,
Walking Dead, Firefly, Terra Nova, Rome, Vikings, and Outcasts. The
new Spartacus series, as cheesy bad as it looks, is actually
fantastic once you get into it.
My musical taste is impossible to present with any degree of
brevity. It ranges from hardstyle to Gothic choral to metal to punk
to traditional Arabic to rock to alternative to instrumental to
Bolliwood to Irish and on and on ad mortem. You probably wont like
most of it and that's OK. I have a PLEX server set up and if you
have a PLEX account (free) I'd be more than happy to give you guest
access for a taste of what you're in for, musically.
A few sample tracks:
The Casualties - Soldado
Rachid Taha - Ya Rayah
Ryan Harvey - I Won't Be Part Of It
Arabic Orthodox Hymn
Eisenfunk - Skudrinka
Crucified Barbra - The Crucifier
Sister Sin - One Out Of Ten
GBH - Timebomb
Groupe Badar - Allah Wastajib
Percival - Jomsborg
Food is also a mix (SEE WHAT I DID THERE!?), I tend to cook for
myself regularly and though I do have a fairly restricted diet due
to health issues (I cannot eat dairy, nuts, beans, or soy) I still
eat well. I rarely eat out (eating out with food allergies is
balls) but I'm not against a good meal at a place I know wont
attempt to poison me. Asian is great but I'm game for anything I
can actually digest.
I'm almost exclusively a PC gamer (though I do love me some
Kessen). I have a long list of favorites but for the sake of space
I'd have to go with Arcanum, System Shock 2, Thief 1 and 2,
Minecraft and Black & White. And no, I'm not a WoW player,
I recently built my own Minecraft server for use with friends, it's
a pretty amazing place if I do say so myself. If you're a Minecraft
player, let me know. Once we get to know each other, another person
would be welcome.