Help your potential matches find common interests.
For books, I'm a big fan of soft sci-fi and classic horror:
Robert Heinlein, Philip K. Dick, Neal Stephenson, H.P. Lovecraft,
Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, Frank Miller, and Neil Gaiman,
George R.R. Martin, for starters.
As for what's really moved me and is still sitting on my
Starship troopers, Stranger in a strange land, The Ethical Slut,
Romance of the three kingdoms, Snow Crash, Watchmen, Sandman,
Kitchen Confidential, Sex at Dawn.
For movies, here's my top 10, to date:
1) Gangs of New York
2) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
3) Shall we dance (the Japanese version)
5) Tae Guk Gi
6) The Artist
7) Gran Turino
8) Letters from Iwo Jima
9) Princess Bride
10) The Incredibles
TV: Doctor Who, Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, Game of
Thrones, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and anything by Joss
Music doesn't jive with me, so let's talk board games:
My go-tos for small gatherings are Pandemic and Carcassonne
(Settlers of Cataan is no longer welcome at my house). For parties,
I've always enjoyed Curse of the Temple, Cash n Guns, Once Upon a
Time, "Aye, Dark Overlord!", Resistance/Werewolf/Mafia, and pretty
much any other co-op game with crazy backstories and a propensity
for funny accents. Netrunner has been my latest obsession, and I've
been dying to get into Twilight Struggle or other heavier stuff
with real life implications.
And that brings us to favorite food. This one's tough, so here
- Tonkatsu. Or katsudon. Or katsu-kare. Just bring on the breaded,
- Pasta bolognese. The darkest, reddest, meatiest one we can find,
that's been cooking so long that the meat fibers all but dissolve
in your mouth.
- Fresh seafood. I don't care how it's cooked, though I'm partial
to south Indian fish fry and sashimi.
- Most Vietnamese food fits the bill. Very fond of banh mi and thit
nuong. Eden Center is like a second home to me.