- Movies -
I tend to list favorite directors, which include: Joss Whedon,
Quentin Tarantino, Christopher Nolan, Chan Wook Park, Robert
Rodriguez, Kevin Smith, David Lynch, David Fincher, Guillermo Del
Toro, Peter Jackson, Guy Ritchie, Danny Boyle, the Coen brothers,
and Neill Blomkamp. I'm probably forgetting many, many more.
Also, some cult favorite movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail,
Office Space, Idiocracy, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Shaun of the
Dead, The Princess Bride, all the Star Trek movies (well... 3, 5,
9, and 10 were weak, but tolerable... loved the reboot), all the
Star Wars movies (I may or may not kinda sorta like the prequels,
too, at least 2 and 3). And Serenity, as I am a Browncoat
. I am holding out hope
that the success of The Avengers will somehow lead to Joss Whedon
doing a Serenity 2.
- Shows -
Currently on my DVR: Spartacus, Girls, New Girl, The Office,
Fringe, The Daily Show, Jeopardy, Archer, Justified, True Blood,
Dexter, Family Guy, American Dad, The Walking Dead, Tosh.0,
Older shows: Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, all Star Trek shows,
Six Feet Under, Deadwood, Weeds, Hung, and Lost, just to name a
- Books -
I love to read when I can eke out some quiet solitude. At one time,
I subsisted on a steady diet of Star Wars, Forgotten Realms, and
Lord of the Rings, but my tastes are actually pretty varied, from
sci-fi/fantasy to Chuck Palahniuk.
Some books I've read in the past year or two that I loved:
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Several different Halo books
Dragon Age: Asunder
World War Z
The Hunger Games (trilogy)
The Last Wish (on which the PC RPG "The Witcher" is based).
In non-fiction, I like stuff like Freakonomics and the occasional
history or politics book. For example, I just finished reading a
great book about the Knights Templar in the crusades.
At a close friend's suggestion (nay, insistence), I finally read
the Harry Potter series, and I've got to admit it, I'm
I <3 my Kindle so, so much.
- Music -
Totally eclectic, but with a heavy slant toward rock and
alternative. I used to be a jazz musician, so that has a pretty
heavy impact on my music library, too.
I always tend to have Cake and Weezer on my phone, as well as Red
Hot Chili Peppers, The Who, Kid Rock, Johnny Cash, Linkin Park,
Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Green Day, and The Offspring.
I'm a huge fan of Jonathan Coultan, Voltaire (the musician, not the
philosopher, although I like the philosopher too), and Paul and
- Food -
I am a fiend for Chinese. Bo Lings is my weakness. Chicken cordon
bleu is another favorite. I could, if asked, subsist entirely on a
diet of steak; Favorite cuts are prime rib and ribeye. For dessert,
I love cheesecake.
- Games -
Halo - OMG, I love me some Halo. Ever since George Lucas ruined
Star Wars and Rick Berman and Brannon Braga beat Star Trek like a
dead horse, it's become my favorite sci-fi franchise. There's a
rich backstory with an amazing universe detailed in the games,
books, and graphic novels. It's also owned by Microsoft. =D
Anything Bioware. Anything Bethesda. Most things Gearbox. Gears of
War. Splinter Cell. Fable.