Ok, lets expand this a bit. I'm a big movie fan, especially in the
sci-fi/fantasy realm. One of my friends said there is no way a
story can't be made better by putting it in space. I'm not sure if
that's true, but I think we should find out. For some reason which
I don't quite understand, I love terrible horror movies. Also, good
horror movies, though those are in short supply. So some examples
of things I enjoy.. the new Star Trek movies, LotR, the old Star
Wars movies, Alien, Predator, Minority Report, District 9, Firefly,
The Shrine (a good horror movie) and Dead Alive (so bad its good).
Love it all. I don't watch much anime, but the exception is Cowboy
Bebop which is just fantastic. Actually, anything by Shinichiro
Watanabe. I also enjoy documentaries, or movies that make you
ponder DEEP THOUGHTS.
I have a very eclectic taste in music, though I don't listen to
much rap or country. There are exceptions to every rule, and there
are some songs from those categories that still get a thumbs up
from me. I like indie rock a lot, and actually I'm starting to use
okcupid as a way of finding new bands visiting like minded people's
pages. So, things like Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend, They
Might Be Giants, My Robot Friend, Cloud Cult, Portugal. The Man,
Local Natives, Mika, The Naked and Famous, MGMT, Robyn, Portishead,
Weezer, Cold War Kids, Grouplove are all on a recent playlist. Feel
free to suggest something!
Ahhh, books. I love books, and having a kindle is a beautiful
thing. Lets see.. Most anything by Neil Gaiman (I think the Sandman
series is completely fantastic). Recently been loving Patrick
Rothfuss and Brandon Sanderson. Did not enjoy Game of Thrones but
read the first 2 and 1/2 books. A guilty pleasure of mine is still
reading Young Adult novels. On the "to read" list is John Scalzi's
Old Man's War and some Robin Hobb whom I've yet to explore. I also
like reading about programming languages and the latest and
greatest scientific stuff. I also like clever non-fiction stuff in
the way of Freakonomics or Antifragile.
I almost forgot games! Dominion has easily taken up more time than
any other game. Race for the Galaxy was a recent popular favorite.
Puerto Rico, Ticket to Ride, Power Grid, Shogun, Arkham Horror,
Battlestar Galactica, Citadels, The Resistance and Castles of
Burgundy have all hit the table recently. Love Letter and Netrunner
have been the most recent hits. All time favorite board game is
Dominant Species. Major points if you have heard of ANY of these :P