A. I'm into a lot of darker fantastic and surreal when it comes to
words... Haruki Murakami, Neil Gaiman, Tolkein, C. S. Lewis, Anne
Sexton, Sylvia Plath, James Crumley, Douglas Adams, Jasper Fforde,
Ekaterina Sedia, Martin Millar...
B. so sue me, I'm a geek (who's bible was the trilogy growing up):
Lord of the Rings... and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was
an amazingly beautiful thing... I haven't related to something like
that in ages. others: let the right one in, pirates of the
carribean, pan's labyrinth, the dark crystal, labyrinth,
mirrormask, big trouble in little china...
C. Doctor Who, Torchwood, Battlestar Galactica, Dead Like Me, Twin
Peaks, 30 Rock, Ab Fab, Rome, The Wire, Deadwood, Californication,
American Pickers (can't help it!), Bizarre Foods, No Reservations,
Top Gear... and I grew up watching PBS, so I owe a lot to: Monty
Python, Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, and the Frugal Gourmet.
D. music makes my world go 'round... my loves and influences and
reflections over the years have included: Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco,
Poe, Neko Case, Metallica, Megadeth, Death Angel, Mordred, Bob
Dylan, Phil Ochs, Utah Phillips, VNV Nation, Covenant, Assemblage
23, Mindless Self Indulgence, Apoptygma Berzerk, Wumpscut,
Combichrist, Obituary, Napalm Death, Sepultura, Morgoth, Elbereth,
3rd and the Mortal, the Gathering, Faith and the Muse, Siouxie and
the Banshees, the Creatures, The Cure, Dead Can Dance, Manu Chao,
Ofra Haza, Natacha Atlas, Chopin, Mozart, Tchaikovski... the list
E. (aside from cheese) sushi, Sushi, SUSHI... and every other genre
and type of food really. faves being those of the spicy realm...
Thai, Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Peruvian, Italian, whatever...
curries, soups, roasts, grilled, poached, seafood, lamb, beef,
pork, etc etc etc... I'm passionate about cooking and eating, and
there's very little I avoid (can you say, "liver?" *shivers*)