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Books: Isaac Asimov, Steven Erikson, Stanislaw Lem, Virginia Woolf,
Kurt Vonnegut, Edgar Allan Poe, Moby Dick (it's a childhood thing,
ask if you're curious), and many more.
Movies: Dead Man, Shaun of the Dead (or anything involving Simon
Pegg and Edgar Wright), Clerks (most Kevin smith movies, really),
Seven Samurai (Kurosawa in general), Edvard Munch, most Scorsese
movies, Tarantino (because otherwise I'd be a traitor to my
generation... or something).
Shows: Scrubs, Seinfeld, TNG, DS9, ADVENTURE TIME, Archer,
NewsRadio, X-Files, The West Wing, Black Books, Numberwang, Monty
Python, The Boondocks, Doctor Who, The Daily Show, Louie, Firefly,
The Thick of It (knowing that Peter Capaldi is the next Doctor
makes his character even better).
Music: too many things to list them all. I'm a huge music-head and
I'll listen to pretty much anything except fucking dubstep or EDM.
Here's some huge favourite things:
The Cure, Melvins, Le Tigre, Old 97's, Dead Kennedys, Secret Chiefs
3, Wu-Tang Clan, Melt-Banana, John Zorn, anything Mike Patton does,
Neil Young, Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, The Sisters of Mercy, Rick
Astley (am *not* kidding), NOMEANSNO, The Jesus Lizard, Shellac and
The Dresden Dolls (I like AFP's solo stuff too, but the Dolls were
pretty damn awesome), and recently The Dillinger Escape Plan has
just been on constant loop.
I like spicy food. And food in general. I'm not a picky eater.