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My taste in all media pretty much boils down to this: Give me fun
over good. Give me Snakes on a Plane over Citizen Kane. Sure, I can
watch Kane and see it's a technically amazing film, but it's as
boring as watching three snails gangbang when two of them are dead.
Snakes on a Plane has plot holes you could fly that jet through,
but at least you'll have fun watching it. Besides, I'd rather love
something or hate it than to feel nothing. I prefer when fun and
good meet, of course, but that is incredibly rare. This is also why
Casablanca is my favorite film of all time.
Music: Less Than Jake, Bad Religion, NOFX, Pennywise, Bad
Religion, 30footFALL, Streetlight Manifesto, I Fight Dragons,
Jonathan Coulton, The Doubleclicks, Paul and Storm
Note: The media site I write for is ostensibly a film news/review
website, and I went to film school. So this list is VERY brief
because in its previous form, it listed maybe 5-10% of my favorites
and still took up the bulk of my profile.
Movies: Casablanca, Lord of the Rings, and The Avengers are my
top three. I'm a big fan of anything well-written and well-shot.
I'm more partial to genre films. I'm not a fan of movies centered
too much around real life because real life is already happening. I
watch media to escape real life.
Television: Community, Parks and Recreation, QI, Tabletop, The
Guild, Dragonball Z Abridged, Leverage, Veronica Mars, Red Dwarf,
Good Eats, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Mystery Science Theater
3000, The Big Bang Theory, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and a
Books: I grew up in a bookstore, so I've always read a lot. The
Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher, the Kingkiller Chronicles
series by Patrick Rothfuss, the Spenser series by Robert B. Parker,
the Gentlemen Bastards series by Scott Lynch, the Hollows series by
Kim Harrison, the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs. I also
read a lot of tie-in novels mostly because I get review
Games: Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun, Castle Panic,
Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Pandemic, Gloom, Cards
Against Humanity, Ticket to Ride, Vampire: The Masquerade,
Double Feature, Smallworld, Fluxx, Tsuro, BattleTech,
ROFL!, Zombie Dice, Paranoia, and a lot more.
...did I ever say I wasn't a massive geek? If you didn't figure
that out by now, I'm sorry.