a.) Works of Tolkien, Lovecraft, Poe, Umberto Eco, Dante, Milton,
Homer... religious/magical/occult texts and grimoires, folk lore
anthologies (specifically ghost/pirate legends), the Harry Potter
series, the MYST series, fluffy romance novels, trans/queer
literature (Transgender Warriors is a favorite), fictional
history/reference books. Also, DC > Marvel.
b.) Star Wars (pre-1997), Indiana Jones (first three), Batman,
Alien series, Back to the Future, Amadeus, The Name of the Rose,
Die Hard, Spaceballs, Office Space, older wushu films, The Silent
Flute, Kill Bill Volume 2, daikaiju films, Harry Potter, Pee-Wee's
Big Adventure, Lord of the Rings, Death to Smoochy, Dagon, Hook,
The Goonies, Cannibal! The Musical, Riki Oh, Akira, Robocop 1 &
2, Cecil B. Demented, Saved!, Living in Oblivion, Sweeney Todd,
Shortbus (mmm), Fantastic Planet, Transformers: The Movie, Blade
Runner, Silent Hill, Finding Forrester, 12 Monkeys, Brazil,
Machete, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Pirates of the
Caribbean, Loaded Weapon 1, Truman Show, Velvet Goldmine,
Ghostbusters, Idiocracy, Trading Places, Troop Beverly Hills...
lots of different stuff.
c.) Broad City, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, Hannibal,
Lost, Deep Space Nine, TNG, The Twilight Zone, Home Movies,
Transformers, The Prisoner, House (first three seasons), Weeds, Law
and Order, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Legend of Korra, Rocko's
Modern Life, True Blood, anything with Gordon Ramsay, Get Smart,
Dragnet, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Hey Dude, He-Man/She-Ra, Salute
Your Shorts, Double Dare, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Guts, Nick
Arcade, MMPR, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bob's Burgers, Batman:
The Animated Series, X-Men, The Critic, The Simpsons (early
seasons), WCW Monday Nitro, Ranma 1/2, Dragon Ball.
d.) '80s pop, New Wave, Dark Wave (love Depeche Mode), '60s/'70s
hippie music, glam rock, disco, early hip-hop, prog/speed metal,
ambient, new age, almost all things classical (especially early-mid
20th century Russian and French compositions), Chinese classical,
other eastern folk music... Some more current bands that I like are
The Flaming Lips, The Magnetic Fields, CocoRosie, Shiny Toy Guns,
The xx, Sea Wolf, The Knife, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Puscifer, Sigur Rós,
Cake, VNV Nation, Sonata Arctica, Lily Allen (I guess she's not a
band), and Rhapsody of Fire.
e.) All things seafood related (I am a pescetarian). Chinese,
Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, Indian,
Mediterranean, Ethiopian, Mexican, Cuban, pub fare, Southern US,
soul food, Cajun, Creole, French, Italian... I don't know why
people bother listing Italian. Who doesn't like Italian food?
f.) Zelda (especially the original and Majora's Mask), Sonic the
Hedgehog (1, 2, 3/&Knuckles, CD, Rush), Mega Man (1-9), Super
Mario Brothers (1, 2, 3, All Stars, World, 64, New), NiGHTS into
Dreams, TMNT (II, III, IV), Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (2, 3, 4, HD),
Mortal Kombat (1, II, UMK3, 4, Deception), Street Fighter II, Super
Metroid, Samurai Shodown, DDR (Extreme is my favorite arcade mix),
Pop'n Music, IIDX, MYST, Riven, Ikaruga, Radiant Silvergun, Super
Smash Brothers Melee, Soul Caliber 1 & 2, REZ, Contra, Dragon
Warrior, Kid Icarus, Ghosts 'n Goblins, Punch Out, Columns,
Strider, Double Dragon, Golden Axe, Castlevania, Braid, Limbo, Ms.
Pac Man, Galaga, Rogue Leader, Resident Evil 4, Unreal Tournament,
Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Worms, Lode Runner: The Legend Returns,
MDK, Test Drive Unlimited, Star Wars Jedi Power Battles, Eternal
Champions: Challenge from the Darkside, Eternal Darkness: Sanity's
Requiem, Marathon 2: Durandal, StarCraft, DOOM and DOOM II, Portal,
Left 4 Dead, Life Force, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time...