books/movies/shows: I like interesting storytelling, but am a lot
more satisfied when it has some reality, point, exploration, or
some wildly personal or challenging things - I prefer it even in
the schlocky, escapist, good-bad, and eye-candy stuff. ...but I can
be very picky about half-hearted attempts at these.
My cheerup movies used to be Tank Girl and Fifth Element, and more
recently Hedwig. I have different kinds of love for the Aliens
series, Ghibli stuff, Real Genius, Princess Bride, Clue, Bound,
Rocky Horror, Empire Records, and another handful or two. If you
have a non-trivial theory why I have a soft spot for movies like
Ballistic and Resident Evil, I like you.
Don't watch TV, do get series addictions, often on the sci fi or
gritty side of things - think Torchwood
, the later Stargate
s, Doctor Who
, Warehouse 13
, and more which I'll
remember or admit to later.
I like various anime
and a few jdrama
for the style and the silliness. Nodame
is awesome, watch it.
I most read when I commute, as I rarely sit still when I'm not
working, and am rarely in bed when not exhausted.
I tend not to stick to authors, except for periodic patterns in
, and lately
I'm currently working on things like Zen and the Art of Motorcycle
Maintenance and Anais Nin
. And the recent Yotsuba
is relatively accurate, though my recent
navigations don't show up much. My longest-term squee is probably
for Tori Amos
, K's Choice
, and Björk
(mostly her nineties
stuff). I've quite a few more recent loves I'm sure will make that
list soon enough.
Disturbing soft spots include bouncy eighties pop and italo disco.
I like Aqua beyond its use as torture material. I recently got more
interested in some experimental and odd music.
I rather like Tim
I like my food spicy. Thai, Indian, Indonesian, that sort.
My own cooking is improving slowly, a little more so after I broke
enough blenders to decide not to buy more. I am omnivorous, but
cook almost exclusively vegetarian.