I love history books, I rarely read fiction. My favorite author is
Sarah Vowell, so if you know her I'd love to chit chat, because she
is fantastic. Other books include The Victorians, Ender's Game,
Dune, Dry, Tomcat in Love, Game of Thrones, Don Quixote, Cyrano De
Bergerac, The Master and Margarita, Pale Fire, Lolita, Persuasion,
Jurassic Park, The Lost City of Z, The League of Extraordinary
Gentleman, all of the Sherlock Holmes stories.
Then with movies, there's all the regular kind of nerdy stuff,
Ghostbusters, Big Trouble in Little China (so good, but so
incredibly bad too),all things Indiana Jones, Lawrence of Arabia,
The Thing, Kurosawa films, old Star Trek movies, Star Wars, John
Cusack films, The Great Race, The Money Pit, The Burbs, Lord of the
Rings, Without a Clue. Anything Werner Herzog. Nic Cage movies...so
bad...so good...so uniquely terrible. Little Miss Sunshine.
Children of Men.
Movies I hate: Anything Lars Von Trier, the newest Star Trek movie
(I mean jesus, would it have been so hard to cast an actual Sikh as
Khan...and maybe not had a random scene with Carol Marcus in her
underwear. I mean she's gorgeous...but it's totally meaningless and
misogynistic), Mot modern comedies (looking at you Hangover, and
anything that has the word 'Movie' in the title), Lord Jim
sucked...despite having Peter O'Toole in it. Those Transformer's
movies are terrible...anything by Uwe Boll. 500 Days of Summer was
not a very good movie...great soundtrack...but the movie...not
I love Venture Brothers, I don't watch much TV besides that.
Uhhh...Frasier, Star Trek...Deep Space Nine...I love that show
where the really bro-y guys hunt ghosts. I watched Downton Abbey up
through season 3...but season 3 sucked so bad I don't think I'll
keep watching. Game of Thrones...though it's kinda beginning to fly
of the rails in my opinion. I loved shows like the A-Team, Magnum
P.I., The Golden Girls. I used to watch Transformers all the time
as a kid, and I still get a kick out of occasionally watching them.
ALF...fuckin' loved ALF, and Simpson's up to season 12 or thirteen
I think...I can't quite remember the cut off point when they
stopped being funny. Sometime when Homer went from being goofy to
just violent and really...REALLY dumb...after that they just
weren't the same. Cosmos with Carl Sagan. Documentaries...
Music I could go on forever about. I love The Clash, They Might Be
Giants, Vampire Weekend, Pulp, Beach House, Best Coast, Huey Lewis
and the News, the Yoshida Brothers, The Smiths, T. Rex, Sweet,
Queen, Paul Simon, Beach House, Neutral Milk Hotel, Grimes, Prince
Rama, Neil Diamond and to get more esoteric I enjoy film scores,
like the Granada Television Series Score to Sherlock Holmes, or the
original soundtrack of the Kurosawa film Yojimbo. Cranberries. So
I'm somewhat eclectic, I just have a harder time with modern
popular music and pop. Also I have the traditional hard time with
country that was made after 1965.
Food! I nearly forgot! I love food, Cajun, Indian, American,
Mexican...I could go on for quite a while. I cook a lot of Chinese
and Cajun. I tend to default to Mexican food because I always just
generally enjoy it. I used to make 100 mile road trips for great
Another fundamental thing to add is board games, I love board
games. Some favorites include Arkham Horror, Carcasonne, Settler's
of Catan, Small World, Betrayal at House on the Hill, Twilight
Imperium, and on and on, really I love games, and my friend and I
are constantly looking for new ones to try.
Video Games: I love strategy games, like Europa Universalis,
Crusader Kings III, or the old Romance of the Three Kingdoms games.
I love quirky indie games, like Spelunky, Cave Story, FTL. I like
open world stuff too, like the new Fallout games, or Skyrim (never
got to finish it, was playing it on my friends console and then I
moved and...well, I'll never get to see what happens). I actually
really enjoy the Grand Theft Auto series, despite how annoying the
writing and humor in it is, I like it for the open space and just
kinda driving about all the time, or trying to do dumb things like
launching a vespa off a garage and into a pool. Red Dead Redemption
was amazing, but kind of...some of the plot, and the ending was
meh. Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, but I enjoyed those because I
made my character this really hideous pock marked bleached blond
guy with no eyebrows...so when you compared how ugly he was with
how heroic he was supposed to be, and the way everyone fawns over
him...it turned the game into a never ending punchline. Animal
Crossing New Leaf is really fun, and I used to love the Harvest
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