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-1984 (obviously), The Baroque Cycle, Cryptonomicon, Snow Crash,
The Diamond Age (basically anything from Stephanson), A Song of Ice
and Fire, H.P. Lovecraft, The Engineer Trilogy and a staggering
amount of historical nonfiction (including several Russian
door-stopper novels by Dostoevsky and the like because honestly
they're social/political criticisms wrapped up a thin layer of
fiction to fool the censors). I used to read tons of crappy pulp
D&D fantasy but I really can't get into it anymore, despite
still playing the games.
-The Matrix Trilogy, The Road Warrior, The Incredibles, Sky Captain
and the World of Tomorrow, A Touch of Evil, The Third Man,
Night/Dawn/Day/Land of the Dead, Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy,
Sin City, The Spirit, Sergio Leone's spaghetti westerns, Star Wars
(but only the good, original, pre-edited ones). Don't get out to
the movies all that much anymore, honestly, which is why there's
not much recent on here. I should probably do something about
-While I watch TV, there's really no particular shows I watch
routinely or regularly; TV's mostly just for filling in spare
pieces of time when I'm not doing something else, or when I'm sick
and need something to bring me down from the fever-induced
hallucinations. I used to watch Supernatural all the time, and
sooner or later probably will again.
-Metallica, Iron Savior, Pink Floyd, Soundgarden, Temple of the
Dog, Audioslave (sense a theme there?), Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam,
DragonForce, Warren Zevon, Spacehog, Nine Inch Nails, AC/DC, Iron
Maiden, Judas Priest, Bella Morte, Front Line Assembly, Type O
Negative, White/Rob Zombie, Pantera, Garbage, Stone Temple Pilots,
Velvet Revolver, Alice in Chains, more showtunes than I'd care to
admit (mostly Gilbert and Sullivan), an embarrassing amount of 80s
music of which the majority is hair metal.
-I love to eat, and cook for that matter. My horizons are
considerably wider than they were growing up, and I find it's fun
to try to make a dish you've never done before (unless it goes
spectacularly badly, of course). Not that aren't some things I
don't like/don't want to try, of course.