I like my television id-vortexy, mostly science fiction
with a postmodern
twist and which will reward fannish investment. Favorite shows
include In Plain Sight
, The Guild
, and Doctor Who
and its spinoffs, but nothing
beats Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Sarah Connor Chronicles
My taste in movies similarly balances the id-tastic and the
cerebral in equal amounts; my favorite movies are Andrew Niccol's
The Truman Show
, Charlie Kaufman's Adaptation
and Angela Robinson's D.E.B.S.
My favorite film adaptation
of Alice in Wonderland
is Jan Švankmajer's Něco z
Musically, I listen to classic rock (Queen, The Who, Fleetwood Mac,
Jefferson Airplane), folk rock (Arlo Guthrie, Dar Williams, Harry
Chapin), all-girl rock (The Runaways, The Donnas), some pop (Lisa
Loeb, Regina Spektor), musicals and showtunes (Sondheim, Weber,
Kristen Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters), and whatever else Pandora
seems to think I'll like.
Favorite novels include Nineteen Eighty-Four
Orwell, If on a winter's night a traveler
Calvino, Special Topics in Calamity Physics
Pessl, Time Enough for Love
by Robert A, Heinlein (yeah, I
know), and The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger.
Like with movies, I like books that catch just the right balance
between the high-brow and the whimsical.
Favorite plays include Arcadia
by Tom Stoppard and Man
by George Bernard Shaw.
I like lots of different foods, although I'm not super adventurous
usually, and my favorites are usually Italian. My delight in cheese
is sorta legendary; just ask any of my former roommates, or my best