Disclaimer: These aren't necessarily my favorites,
but they spring to mind.
Authors: Douglas Adams, China Mieville, Octavia
Butler, and Neil Gaiman.
Movies: Lord of the Rings (they're better than the
books and I'll defend that position to the death or the successful
refutation thereof), Brick, Princess Mononoke, Alien, The Prestige,
Pan's Labyrinth, Star Wars: Episodes IV through VI, the Fifth
Element, and Die Hard.
Shows: Adventure Time, Avatar: The Last Airbender,
Cowboy Bebop, Buffy, Luthor, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood,
Doctor Who (kinda, it has its problems), The Office, X Files, Clone
High, and the Wire, which may be the most perfect television I've
Music: I'll be honest, I'm not much of a music
guy. I can really enjoy a song, but it's an interest that I don't
pursue. That said, music I've enjoyed includes Anamanaguchi,
Chipzel, Kozilek, Janelle Monae, the Dead Kennedys, Robyn, Aesop
Rock, Gogol Bordello, Sage Francis, the Mountain Goats, 2NE1,
Ke$ha, and Azealia Banks.
Food: Burgers and bread are passions for me, and I
can speak at length about both. I'll be happy to tell you why bacon
is a poor choice to order on your burger despite how delicious it
is. Sandwiches of any kind are high in my esteem. I love Mexican,
too (like any good Californian boy). Really, I'll eat and enjoy
pretty much anything except for fish. I'm also down with vegan
food, and Oakland is a pretty damn good place for vegan food.
Beer and Bourbon: On the beer side, stouts,
Belgian ales, and IPAs are my favorites. The only style of beer I
come close to disliking outright is lagers, and that's just because
I'd rather have an ale. In terms of brewers, I like Dogfish Head,
Green Flash, Lagunitas, North Coast, and Stone, among many others.
For bourbon, I like Maker's (as ubiquitous as it may be), Knob
Creek, Woodford Reserve, Eagle Rare, and Booker's (when my wallet
runneth over). I am quite partial to a perfect Manhattan, but any
mixed drink with bourbon or rye it in it has my interest.
Video Games: Titanfall, Dark Souls, Spelunky,
Half-Life, Team Fortress 2, Battlefield, Mass Effect, Portal, Super
Meat Boy, The Binding of Isaac, and why the hell not, Final Fantasy
TL;DR: I don't think this applies as much here,
but here goes. Sci-fi and fantasy, whatever's on the radio, burgers
and craft beer, and first-person shooters and action/adventure