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Books: I love fantasy and sci-fi, Isaac Asimov and Terry Pratchett
especially. I think 'A Song of Ice and Fire' was better than 'Lord
of the Rings.' Go ahead, shun the blasphemer. I'll also buy random
chemistry or other science related books on principle.
-List: ASOIAF, LotR, The Gods Themselves, Foundation, The Dresden
Files, Hitchhiker's Guide, Dune, 1984, Animal Farm, 'Cry, the
Beloved Country,' To Say Nothing of the Dog, Uncle Tungsten,
'Surely you're joking, Mr. Feynman,' Flatland, Candide, Machine of
Death, Ender's Game, World War Z, Brave New Worlds (That's not a
typo), and many more.
Movies: I don't watch many movies anymore, but I'm not a
consistently intelligent viewer. I'll watch, and like, just about
all the blatant-cgi-fx-action-packed-no-plot movies that Hollywood
mass-produces, in addition to brilliantly written
-List: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang; Contact; Real Genius; How to Train
Your Dragon; The Avengers; The Prestige; more as I remember
Shows: Not much. I'll occasionally latch onto something and finish
the series on Netflix (usually anime; I blame my friends), but the
only on-air shows that I watch are Suits and Mythbusters, and I
will always watch reruns of Firefly. Oh, and I've recently started
watching full episodes of QI on youtube. Best Trivia Show
Music: I generally prefer progrock, Nordic power metal, showtunes,
and neo-classical choral music (I swear to GOD I'm not trying to
sound pretentious here). I've also recently been increasingly drawn
to EDM and glitch hop, like Glitch Mob, Zedd, SomethingALaMode,
Flux Pavilion, etc.
-List: Closure in Moscow, Fair to Midland, Nightwish, Epica,
Kamelot, Halestorm, Phildel, The Birthday Massacre, The Glitch Mob,
Something A La Mode, Mochipet, Ratatat, Paramore, Mae, Tally Hall,
Relient K, Sleepthief, Florence + the Machine, Metric, Project 86,
The Romanovs, Kimbra, Eric Whitacre, and more.
Food: I can't stand rotisserie chicken, I will never have enough
sushi, and I'll drink wine with anything. That's about it.