I used to read a lot when I was younger. There was The Hobbit at an
impressionable age, but once I found out that Lord of the Rings was
overblown and dull I began searching through all manner of pulp
fantasy nonsense for anything better. Hooray for Elric and the Book
of the New Sun, right?
But anyway, I eventually moved on to short stories of the horrific
or steampunky nature, even if the definition of the latter annoys
me sometimes. Also, as I've gotten older I've started to read more
comics and graphic novels. PICTURES! Now while I do read worthy and
clever stuff like Atomic Robo and The Unwritten, DC and Marvel pap
still finds its way into my hands...
Rule number one for good movies is that there has to be at least
some small sliver of impossible, unrealistic madness at the core of
the thing. Stories based on real life are dull; escapism is where
it's at! Also, the animated Transformers movie had a great
impression on me at a young age. The live-action Transfoermers
movies have had a less pleasant influence. Urge to kill
Anything with zombies, robots or dragons in it is worth at least a
watch. I like old westerns as well (stetsons are cool), and am
partial to anime.
My television watching has gone right down. From the glory days of
'Murder One' through 'Buffy' and 'Angel', 'Lost' kinda killed
serialised American TV for me. Only the ludicrous amounts of blood
and sex in 'Spartacus' makes it watchable. Um, that and getting to
see Xena's tits is a present to a pubescent me.
Oh, 'Game of Thrones' is great. Of course I watch 'Doctor
There are more bad episodes of 'The Simpsons' now than there are
good ones. That is a sad fact of life, and a point that I will
defend to the death.
Music and food? Pass. Neither interests me immensely. The music
thing normally surprises people - who assume that my long hair can
only mean that I'm a mosher - and the food thing is no surprise to
anyone - on account o' me being so thin.