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Books: science, science fiction, comics, and
anything with good writing. Lately it's been a lot of Richard
Movies: science, science fiction, anime, and
anything with good film-mechanics (is there a better word for
that?). I generally steer away from romance films although
Atonement was really good
Shows: pretty much anything HBO puts out is gold.
Sometimes Showtime or A&E. 95% of anything else on TV is not
worth my time. Other than that: The Office, Firefly, Battlestar
Galactica, Peep Show, Mad Men and Adventure Time are pretty
Music: edm (electronic dance music). But I've
recently branched out and discovered Little Dragon, which is
probably a saner music style. But basically: oonz oonz oonz. If
you've heard of it, drum and bass is my subgenre of choice and what
I DJ from time to time.
Food: I'll eat pretty much anything barring
seafood but I generally go for starchy stuff like Italian food.