Authors: Brandon Sanderson
, Scott Lynch
, Rudyard Kipling
, Douglas Adams
Wynne Jones, Terry Pratchett, Tolkien, far too many more to
Books: Way of Kings (first book in the Stormlight Archive) is THE
best book ever written, hands down, period, the end. Everyone else
go home. Show's over. No encore. It is, however, closely contested
by The Gentleman Bastard Sequence and the Kingkiller Chronicles.
(I'm also fond of Fragile Things, American Gods, the Temeraire
Series, Discworld, The Dark Lord of Derkholm, Hitchhiker's Guide,
Mistborn, etc etc.)
Movies: Mirrormask, V for Vendetta, Stranger Than Fiction,
Hairspray, The Producers, Pan's Labyrinth, Moulin Rouge, Serenity,
Stardust, The King's Speech, Going Postal, The Fall...
TV Shows: How I Met Your Mother, Firefly, Dr. Horrible, QI (Stephen
Fry!!!), Doctor Who, Franklin and Bash, 30 Rock, Psych, Raising
Hope, Sherlock, and shamelessly, The Millionaire Matchmaker, mostly
because of the crazy clients.
Music: Catchy stuff I can sing to is my favorites, but I like a
bunch of stuff. In no particular order: Fun., The Decemberists,
Vitas, KT Tunstall, Dar Williams, Regina Spektor, Super Junior,
Shakira, ABBA, Enya, Loreena McKennitt, Irish folk music, Queen,
Mozart, sea shanties, Sting, Flogging Molly, Nana Mouskouri, The
Beatles, Dropkick Murphy, musicals (ie, Les Miserables, Moulin
Rouge, Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The
Book of Mormon), oldies and classic rock.
Food: Anything, except... well, I don't eat anything that
fornicates in water. Or insects. Or chihuahuas. Or cats. And I'm
not too fond of rabbit or duck. Or game. It tastes nasty. I hate
venison. Hate it. Also, mutton. Lamb is okay, but mutton is
That sounds kind of prohibitive, doesn't it?? If it fits within
these guidelines, though, I'm totally happy to try it. I LOVE
Indian and Thai and Ethiopian food (chicken tikka masala, lamb
korma, gulab jamun, naan, beef pho...mmmmm). And...y'know,
everything delicious. Yorkshire pudding. Shepherd's pie. Tiramisu.
Creme brulee. Most pies. Cake.
Video Games: I really like games that are more about the story than
they are about...y'know, skill. I LOVE Legend of Zelda (Ocarina of
Time is probably my all time favorite; Majora's Mask was fun, but
frustrating, and I've never finished any of the others--alas!--so I
can't make a good judgement call on them. Twilight Princess was
pretty awesome, but I was playing it on the Wii and I don't think
it worked at all well. How am I supposed to freak out and flail at
things when I'm startled if that MAKES STUFF MOVE?)... Katamari
Of course, who isn't fond of Mario Kart? And I do admit that back
in the day, I was a shark when it came to Pokemon Snap and Pokemon
Stadium. =[ Seriously.
Also? PORTAL PORTAL PORTAL PORTAL PORTAL.