I really enjoy thoughtful Sci Fi and Fantasy that go in depth with
how people and society relate to alien cultures or different
technologies/magic or whatever. I am also a fan of stupid adventure
flicks and watch a lot of cartoons, and if I'm being honest with
myself, these probably make up a larger proportion of the media I
I always enjoy the Discworld
series. My favorite part, I
think, is Death's philosophical meanderings. I've never seen Death
as a sinister figure, and I love Pratchett's take on him.
The books Nightfall and Dragon's Egg are excellent examples of the
kind of Sci-Fi
I also really enjoy a lot of graphic novels. Scott Pilgrim, the
Bone series, and Fun Home are some favorites.
I do read a lot of webcomics. 1/0 is an old favorite, and I eagerly
await Sluggy Freelance to actually reach a conclusion. Subnormality
is amazing, and is often a fair representation of the way I
I eat too much sugar and I love pickles. I will try just about
anything. I enjoy Japanese food in particular. I used to dislike
Mexican food, but my mostly Mexican girlfriend has made me warm up
to a lot of it.
My favorite food is my family recipe for stuffed grape leaves.
Maybe you've have Dolmas at a Greek or Lebanese restaurant? Well,
My family's grape leaves are beef and/or lamb, with rice, salt, and
lemon juice, rolled up in the leaves, boiled with yet more lemon
juice, and served warm. They are to die for. They are best made
with a small group of people to help do all the rolling and to eat
them all afterwards.
My favorite beers are stouts and porters.
A little while back I got an add on Pandora that said, "Do you ever
look at pictures from 20 years ago and think, 'I used to wear that?
I used to drive that?'" I think Pandora looked at my music list and
assumed I was over 40.
I grew up listening to my parents' 60's and 70's rock and the 90's
alternative that my sister listened to. I enjoy Rock of all ages.
, The Rolling Stones
, The Zombies
, etc. I enjoy a lot of folk, jazz,
and a little bit of bluegrass. I really like The Ditty Bops
I've never really actively pursued music much. I enjoy a broad
range of things, but I've never paid a lot of attention to the
details, so I'm really bad at naming bands and songs, though I'm
getting a little better lately.
I was raised on The Simpsons
and Star Trek TNG
. I enjoy 30 Rock
. I love Adventure Time
. I really like
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
. I feel
like that show is more based in the real-world's march of
technology than other sci-fi that I've seen.
I think my favorite movies are Stranger Than Fiction
I'm particularly fond of movies set in the real world with ordinary
people dealing with a surreal premise, like Groundhog Day, The
Truman Show, or Eternal Sunshine. I thought Her
was fantastic (A sci-fi romantic drama
where people show real emotional intelligence and generally don't
act like idiots? Amazing)
I'm also a bit of an animation geek. I love most things by Pixar
and Studio Ghibli.
I have some pretty broad tastes here as well. I like kids movies. I
like sad stories. I like cheesy adventure flicks. I think my
favorite cinematic hero is Godzilla
. I like movies and I want to
see more of them.
I make video games for a living and I'm putting a video games
section in here.
Some of my all-time favorites are Yoshi's Island, The Legend of
Mask, Earthbound, Smash Brothers, and Minecraft. I especially like
games that have an emphasis on exploration and where it's fun to
just move around.
I also like games that are striving for something more artistic,
like Shadow of the Colossus, Papo Y Yo, Braid, Journey, or Gone