In fiction I lean towards stories that are dystopian,
post-apocalyptic, darkly humorous, sardonic, and, more recently,
science fiction. Occasionally I scratch a fantasy itch as well.
Huxley, Orwell, Rand, Asimov, Card, Burgess, Vonnegut, Martin, and
Tolkien are some of my favorite storytellers.
In film I veer towards suspense and/or cognitive as well as witty
humor. Inception, Godfather 1 & 2, and Shawshank Redemption are
a few examples of the latter. 10 Things I Hate About You, Monty
Python, American Pie 1 & 2 (believe it or not there is a lot of
subtle wit buried under the crass humor these are known for).
TV shows that explore deeper relationships in social constructs
than you can in film tend to catch my attention. I love Game of
Thrones (the show is the best adaptation from book that a
fanboy/girl could hope for), House of Cards, Breaking Bad, The
Wire, Firefly, and Sopranos. Occasionally I am drawn to cleverly
comedic shows such as House of Lies and Archer.
Music is my first love. Some of my favorite artists are Brand New,
Everclear, Dave Matthews Band, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch
Nails, AWOLNation, Lana del Ray, and Die Antewoord. Recently I have
been seeking out various electronic music in styles such as
psychill, psytrance, goatrance, and progressive house. That being
said, I have diverse sonic interests and I am always opened to be
challenged by new material, regardless of the genre.
I enjoy trying new food more than anything. At present I know I
enjoy Japanese, Malaysian, Indian, Thai (desperate to find a place
in Columbus that has half-decent curry), German, Italian, and
French. Additionally, I love Mexican and New Mexican cuisine. These
are my comfort foods that remind me of home.