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I am shaped by books, as a child I read profusely. Not enough in
adulthood, but working to remedy that, especially the classics.
Around the age of 13 I flicked through Lady Chatterley's Lover, for
the naughty bits obviously, but ended up reading the whole thing.
Now more likely to pick up something by Iain Banks or Bernard
Cornwell. Love the hobbit, Lord of the Rings I found a little too
meandering. Next on my list is some Terry Pratchett. Been meaning
to get around to it for years, catching the end of a radio
adaptation convinced me to finally do so.
A new section! I recently read my first comic book in about 20
years - and I loved it. Volume 1 (then 2 and 3) of Saga. Fantastic
stuff. I won't list more because, quite frankly, it would just list
every comic I've read, and that seems silly. Maybe when I've read
enough to pick out more genuine favorites.
Some films that I remember, Dr Strangelove, Dogma, Barry Lyndon,
Garden State, Thank You for Smoking, I know I've forgotten many,
many more. I've liked most South Korean films I've seen, have a
soft spot for a good romantic comedy, and I enjoy a clever action
film too. Oh, plus Star Wars, AND Star Trek, at least until the
recent reboot. Really, I'll watch anything, but reserve the right
to forget it. Even if it was good.
Most admiring of British comedy, Blackadder, Red Dwarf, Yes
Minister (the old one), Monty Python and more. American shows,
House, Game of Thrones (the cash is green at least on both of
those), Suits, True Blood, Castle < Firefly.
Mostly rock and metal, also folky. Flavour of the month is Germanic
pagan folk metal. Rush, Rammstein, Nightwish, Neil Young, AC/DC,
Seth Lakeman, Cat Stevens, Mumford & Sons, Kate Bush, Show of
Hands, The Corries, and Depeche Mode, off the top of my head, there
are many more.
Grew up vegetarian, now catching up on meat! Squeamish about
seafood, I don't like it when my food can watch me eat it. Red
wine, wheat beer, refreshing ciders, ice tea, fresh mint tea and