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Children of Men (possibly my favourite), Fight Club, Gravity, The
Hunter (the only movie to make me cry... in public no less)... many
Firefly/Serenity; anything Joss Whedon. Probably anything cancelled
before its time. Stuff like Dexter, BSG (except for the ending),
Community... just finished Breaking Bad (good to see a show end
British TV does great light entertainment like QI and Mock the
I always have to start with Metallica and Tool...
I'm listening to Florence and the Machine rather too loudly while I
The last show I went to was Seth Sentry.
Rock with female vocals, um, rocks me. Skunk Anansie, Gossip, Deap
Vally, Sleater-Kinney etc.
Music library stalwarts include: SOAD, The Offspring, Smashing
Pumpkins, RATM, you get the picture.
I grew up listening to Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg/Schumann and the
like, and I still love catching a symphony at the Opera House on
In case it's not already obvious, I like science fiction. The
rather intense and gory "The Gap Cycle" books by Stephen Donaldson
started that love off in earnest, but I've loved many more. Series
like Frank Herbert's Dune books, and stand-alones like "Beggars in
Spain". I also read fantasy, and have made it through the Wheel of
Time books, and "The Farseer Trilogy" by Robin Hobb, among
I enjoy non-fiction too. Favourites include "Future Eaters" by Tim
Flannery, and "Guns, Germs and Steel" by Jared Diamond. I have a
special like of "Sex at Dawn" by Chris Ryan.
Ars Technica and io9 are my cover-to-cover reads.
I used to play PC games in a past life. Old school FPS mostly.
These console FPS youngsters can get off my lawn! Mouse and
keyboard 4eva! I still enjoy playing TF2 on the projector once in a
Hardcore History, Writing Excuses, Various RN programmes, Radio
Lab, Tangentially Speaking, 99% Invisible, Freakanomics Radio...
I'm very much an omnivore, and I'm as unfussy as you can get.
However, I have an appreciation for fine cooking (and seek it out
and partake on a regular basis) and especially fresh fruit and veg
from my own garden. I have no problem eating vegan/vegetarian, even
long term. I have a weak spot for lemon flavours, and find it hard
to go past lemon sorbet at fancy gelatissimos.