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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 goddamn jet
through, but at least you'll have fun watching it. Besides, I'd
rather love something or hate it than to feel nothing. Mediocrity
is far worse of a sin in my eyes than spectacular failure, because
at least train wrecks can be fun to watch. 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.
I'm also very opinionated when it comes to movies/TV/music/books.
If I love something, I will tell you so. And if I hate something,
it's not just knee-jerk hatred. I have very specific reasons for
hating something if I go through the trouble of actually hating it.
That means I've at least tried to watch/read/listen to it and it's
gone beyond just "this isn't for me" to the point there are very
specific flaws which make it unwatchable/unreadable and in some
cases has had a negative effect on the genre, medium, or society in
general. And trust me, I will tell you if you ask so be warned
(Twilight fans, I'm talking to you...my "what's wrong with
Twilight" rant is almost two hours long).
Music: NOFX, Less Than Jake, Pennywise, Bad Religion,
30footFALL, Streetlight Manifesto, The Ramones, No Use For a
Name, Millencolin, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Kemuri,
The Birthday Massacre, Angel City Outcasts, Zeromancer, I
Fight Dragons, Flogging Molly, Jonathan Coulton, The Bouncing
Souls, The Suicide Machines, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Mustard
Plug, MC Lars, Head Panic, The Descendants, Dethklok,
Movies:Casablanca, Lord of the Rings, The Avengers and the
rest of the Marvel Films offerings, Clerks, The Crow, WALL*E,
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, The Toxic Avenger (parts I and IV), The
Maltese Falcon, Zero Effect, Fight Club, Stardust, Night of
the Living Dead, Shaun of the Dead, Batman Begins, The Dark
Knight, The Ring (original Japanese version), Battle Royale,
Supertroopers, Psycho (Original), Reservoir Dogs, Lock,
Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Boondock Saints,
Young Frankenstein, Equilibrium, Terror Firmer, Tromeo and
Juliet, Akira, Fright Night, Back to the Future, Dracula
(1931 with Bela Lugosi), Frankenstein (1931 with Boris
I like anything that's well-written and well-shot, be it romance,
comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, or whatever. I'm a HUGE movie fan
and love to talk about movies.
Television: Sherlock, Community, Red Dwarf, Doctor Who,
QI, Good Eats, Game of Thrones, Cosmos, Spaced, Red vs
Blue (it counts as a TV show to me), Buffy the Vampire Slayer,
Angel, Leverage, Coupling, Black Books, Veronica Mars,
Burn Notice, Mystery Science Theater 3000, True Blood, Tales
from the Crypt, Iron Chef, Robot Chicken, The Wil Wheaton
Project, At Midnight, Firefly, The Big Bang Theory, Legend
of the Seeker. When I get into a series, I have a tendency to pull
marathon viewings. Legend of the Seeker is a good example, as I got
into the show after it was off the air and watched my way through
both seasons in a weekend.
Books: I grew up in a bookstore, so I've always read a lot. The
Dresden Files books by Jim Butcher, Almost everything by Robert
B. Parker especially the Spenser series, Sherlock Holmes,
Raymond Chandler, everything Neil Gaiman's ever written,
Patricia Brigg's Mercy Thompson series, and Kim Harrison's
Hollows series, Red Dwarf, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and
the rest of the series, The Alera Codex series by Jim Butcher,
the Shadowrun RPG series, Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit,
Neuromancer, Battle Royale, Everything I Know About Filmmaking
I Learned from The Toxic Avenger, Make Your Own Damn Movie, lots
and lots of other filmmaking books. Also love reading about the
supernatural and occult, urban legends and myths,
Games: Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun, Castle Panic,
Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, Pandemic, Gloom, Cards
Against Humanity, Ticket to Ride, Smallworld, Fluxx,
Tsuro, BattleTech, ROFL!, Zombie Dice, Paranoia, and a
...did I ever say I wasn't a massive geek? If you didn't figure
that out by now, I'm sorry.