I try to always be reading, and it's sort of hard to pick
favorites, aside from one or two. My absolute favorite book is the
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, followed closely by American
Gods. After that...I've recently become a big fan of Cormac
McCarthy. When I sit down and think about it, I'm not entirely sure
if I even have a favorite genre. I finished the Adventures of
Sherlock Holmes recently, and am currently working on Crime and
Comics: I'm absolutely loving the Batman books (Batman, Batman Inc,
Batman & Robin, Batwoman and Streets of Gotham), Superman
(Action Comics, Superman and Supergirl) and Green Lantern comics. I
also like a lot of other comics like Preacher, almost anything by
Alan Moore (Lost Girls is skeevy as hell, no matter what he says
about it), Neil Gaiman and Grant Morrison. John Constantine and
Jonah Hex are my two favorite non-super comic heroes.
For movies, I'll watch nearly anything, though right now I'm really
enjoying 'adult' movies (those that are about real subjects and
resemble real life) than anything. Right now my favorite is Fight
Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. I also really like spaghetti
westerns and will watch anything directed by Kurosawa. I also like
artsy fartsy movies now and again (I think AntiChrist is the best
movie of 2009).
I also absolutely adore Pixar's movies. My absolute favorite is
Games: I own a PS3, 360 and a Wii, with a good collection of games
for both. My favorites series are Castlevania, Mario, Zelda,
Metroid, God of War, Littlebigplanet, Disgaea, Demon's Souls, Dark
Souls, Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil. There are probably
others, but I can't think of them off the top of my head.
Music is a large component of who I am and as such, I have a very
eclectic assortment of bands. I like anyone from Alice in Chains to
Frank Zappa. My favorite band is Pink Floyd, but I listen to
eighties punk a lot more; bands like the Dead Kennedys and the
Ramones. I also love the Velvet Underground, Dead Can Dance, Bohren
& Der Club of Gore, Primus and other bands that defy
categorization. If you know who Bohren & Der Club of Gore is,
message me immediately.
I think it's easier to say what I dislike in television than what I
do like, which is hard to nail down. When it comes to the more
obvious fiction, I don't like shows that have an obvious good
guy/bad guy dynamic. Cop dramas, legal dramas, etc. do not feature
in my watching. When it comes to the less obvious fiction, I
dislike any and every reality show and go out of my way to avoid
them. My favorite show is The Wire, but I also watch The Office,
the Daily Show, Colbert Report, Treme, Breaking Bad and my biggest
guilty pleasure is Dexter.
I love Mexican food, but my favorite restaurant nowadays is
probably the Melting Pot even though it's rather expensive. It's
nice once in awhile, though. If I had the money, I'd do fondue
myself, including meat and veggies and all.