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Books: Books have been an important part of my life since early
childhood. The first book I read was "Goodnight Moon," so it
retains a special place in my heart. Current favorite authors
include: Arthur Clarke, Brandon Sanderson, J.R.R. Tolkien, Kurt
Vonnegut, Stephen King, Michael Crichton, Joe Hill, Gillian Flynn,
Ken Follett, Neil Gaiman, Alexandre Dumas, George R. R. Martin and
many, many others. I'm currently rereading some of my H. P.
Lovecraft favorites, because it's been too long since I last went
I also read comic books occasionally. I grew up with DC, but I
don't really have a strong preference for any particular universe,
as long as the stories are engaging. My current comic book
obsession is "Transmetropolitan," by Warren Ellis. Despite being
released almost 20 years ago, its social and political commentary
is still spot-on and entertaining.
Movies: I'm a bit of a cinephile, and will watch most movies. Some
of my all-time favorites include: Mr. Holland's Opus, Requiem for a
Dream, A Clockwork Orange, Natural Born Killers, Yojimbo, 2001: A
Space Odyssey, and the first 10 minutes of Up. I've recently set
off on a quest to watch Roger Ebert's top 100 movies--next on the
list is Apocalypse Now.
Shows: I don't really watch a lot of TV on a regular basis, as I
don't have cable and don't especially miss it. Things I enjoy when
I do watch TV: Jeopardy, The Daily Show, Futurama, Adventure Time
(and Bravest Warriors), Attack on Titan, Game of Thrones, House of
Cards, old episodes of The Simpsons, and Sherlock. I recently
finished watching True Detective, and thought it was great, but now
I'm adrift without a show to watch. If you have any suggestions,
let me know!
Music: I honestly don't listen to much recorded music. If I'm
concentrating on something, some classical music in the background
is great, but otherwise I mostly listen to podcasts or audiobooks.
When I do listen to music, I like to play it very loudly, and will
frequently sing/tap a beat/dance along with it.
I also really enjoy live music of pretty much any kind. I love
going to music festivals, concerts, or even just a local band at a
coffee shop or bar.
Food: Growing up in a small town, I didn't try many different kinds
of food growing up, so in the past few years I've been doing my
best to broaden my palate. My current favorites are probably
Indian, Chinese, Moroccan, Greek, Mexican, and any of the
miscellaneous junk foods we classify as "American." I'm just as
excited to make these dishes at home as I am to order them at a
restaurant, and love to make food for people! My current mission is
to make Indian food at home that tastes like what you'd order at a
*Update on that! I have successfully made a delicious, homemade
Indian dish called Paneer Pasanda, which included making homemade