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Tolkien'verse, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the
Unbeliever, Clancy's Jack Ryan Novels, David Weber's Honor
Harrington series, A Brief History of Time, Naked Lunch, anything
by Asimov, the Known Universe books, and, unfortunately, the
earlier SW books. So sue me.
As for music, my tastes wildly vary. I'm largely into metal genres.
Now, before you click away from the page, hear me out. Metal has a
side to it that few people are willing to get to know. Yes, it can
be loud and abrasive, aggressive and violent. But there is a
potential for beauty like no other form of music I've come across.
The soaring heights of bands like Polyphia and Slice the Cake, the
melodic hooks of Periphery, the apocalyptic symphonies of
Septicflesh, the unrelenting grooves of After the Burial... all of
these things paint waves of emotion and experience that I can just
fall into and drift away on.
It should be little surprise that I also have a taste for some
classical composers like Bela Bartok and Berlioz. Marche au
Supplice is a masterpiece.
(oh, and I'm loathe to say this, it seems to turn a lot of people
off... I love Star Trek. Was my first love. I am, and ever shall be
Film wise? I've seen a lot. I have a taste for horrible films,
z-grade cinema, and the like. Truly terrible stuff. If you've never
seen anything reviewed by The Cinema Snob, check out his stuff. He
turned me onto a portion of film I never knew existed. And also
Caligula. So much Caligula.
I love the Pythons, and anything that falls in the absurdist vein -
A Fish Called Wanda, Brazil, Being John Malkovich, etc.
I also have a soft spot for over the top action. The first RED film
was so self aware and such a caricature of 80s action... it's