This section will be long. I can't just list things and not say WHY
they are my favorites.
Orson Scott Card's series' are pretty good, as are the Vampire
Chronicles by Anne Rice. I'm a huge fan of Everything's Eventual by
Stephen King, and Piers Anthony is a great young adult author.
Isaac Asimov I think is a great writer, but I found more
entertainment in a collection of science fiction shorts he compiled
than his own works. I've just recently finished reading the current
available books in A Song of Ice and Fire. The show was going too
slowly. I HAD to know what was going to happen next! Recently I
likewise found out a large collection of classic novels are
available for free on my phone so I recently tore through Treasure
Island and the The Portrait of Dorian Gray and am working my way
through Out of Control by Kevin Kelly. Finally getting into reading
Douglas Adams' work. People have been telling me for years that the
stuff I write is crazy similar to his works, now I
Movies I'm all over the place with. I'm a sucker for special
effects and I love analyzing movie universes in detail, an often
riff them for my own entertainment even if it is the first time
I've seen the movie, but I do know how to keep my mouth shut when
around others if they prefer. Upside Down is probably THE MOST
UNDERRATED SCIENCE FICTION ROMANCE EVER MADE. Seriously, watch it
and thank me later. It is freakin' beautiful.
TV shows I typically do not watch, but law shows, cooking shows,
comedy and cartoons, and I admit I got hooked into Game of Thrones.
Lately I've been on a romance kick. I'm a sap. Science fiction is
my favorite genre of all but unfortunately good scifi is damn hard
to come by these days. And no, I do not like Star Trek, or Dr. Who.
Nothing to do with the storylines or plots, I just kind of got
turned off by a couple INTP friends of mine who spent the better
part of 4 months linking nothing but memes from the shows and it
officially killed any and all interest.
Music I'm a big fan of most genres, though my favorite primarily is
industrial/EBM. Centhron, Psyclon Nine, Kamelot, and the Trans
Siberian Orchestra are among my favorite groups of all time. I
listen to heavy industrial music as often as I listen to Disney
songs and it is not unusual to hear both of them from my room while
I sleep. No genre is off limits, I honestly can find something to
like about them all. Slowly working my way through absorbing
everything to do with Front 242 and Wynardtage.
Food my only real reservations lie in texture. I don't like gritty
things, or rubbery things, but flavors for the large part I can
handle. I LOVE TO COOK! I recently became addicted to cooking
semi-fancily. I adore my crock pot which is capable of cooking the
most insane array of succulent foods of all types, and even drinks
if you like! My blender is a godsend for those dessert goodies you
know you want on a naughty diet day. I even have a dehydrator
because jerky is AMAZING and I love to make my own! I don't have a
grill sadly because the apartment I'm in doesn't allow it, but they
do have one by the pool that is free to use. During summer I'll
probably try my hand at some things out there. Seriously, first
date with me? I'd totally cook for you.
I'm adding a sixth section for video games because in our
generation it is kind of preposterous for there not to be one. I'm
a diehard fan of amazing settings you find in games and the deep
lore if you dig into their universes and screw around instead of
following story lines. The Bioshock series is fantastic (but I do
have to admit I was more than a little disappointed in Bioshock
Infinite's replayability because it felt way too much like a
shooter with occasional tonic use as opposed to plasmids in the
previous games being a fully legitimate combat tactic). The Half
Life series is absolutely amazing and Black Mesa Source is
realizing my dream of making the first game all the better. The
Lost Planet series is one of my most favorite game settings ever,
right next to the Monster Hunter series for its shockingly deep
setting with one of the simplest presentations ever. Shadow of the
Colossus is probably the most beautifully artistic game I've ever
played however the award for most beautifully artistic I've seen
would have to go to The Journey hands down.
I could go on and on but instead I'll just say that I'm always on
the look out for games with complex, rich history and innovative
ideas, not just gameplay. When that search gets to slowing down I
always have four cornerstone games I always come back to with
friends; Warframe, Vindictus, APB Reloaded, and Minecraft. I'm not
interested in pay2play MMOs, and only marginally in buy-once MMOs,
though I do respect game developers tremendously. When there is no
demo available and I'm interested in a game I absolutely will
pirate it but if I like it I inevitably buy it. Much of my game
library is filled with games where that was the case. Who says
piracy is a bad thing? Ungrateful assholes and developers ashamed
of their product are bad.