... not sleeping.
... witty repartee, despite loathing most social situations.
... making a mess.
BOOKS: I enjoy reading plays (Shakespeare, Guare, Shepard). Huge fan of fantasy (Tolkien, Le Guin, Martin). Right now I'm on a fantasy novels with progressive themes and/or gay protagonists kick (Lackey, Morgan, Lynn). I've been getting into books on sex and sexuality, as well. Books on Medieval and Renaissance history are pretty fun. Use to read a lot of mystery novels (Christie, Hammett, Stout), still do every once in a while. I spend a lot of money on RPG books. Also of note: Vonnegut, Sedaris, and Lovecraft (though I struggle with his racism) to name a few off the top of my head.
MOVIES: This is one of those things where I list stuff, and then immediately remember things I like just as well afterwords. I guess the two movies that I can watch again and again are Clue and 12 Angry Men. I'm also the type of person who watches the LotR trilogy director's cut back-to-back-to-back. Overall, I'm a fan of older films, and films that are well-written and well-acted. I'm a sucker for a good noire.
TV: All in the Family was the most perfect sitcom ever, and we will never see another like it. Married with Children was a close second. Golden Girls, though admittedly not the most objectively well-done sitcom, is probably my favorite bit of visual media EVER. Beyond that, I like the typical HBO fair, though I stopped watching GoT. I prefer the books. I like old shit, mostly. Hannibal is solid, if it wasn't so irreverent with the source material I'd like it even more. Also, Twin Peaks, PBS, Archer, true crime schlock, and tons of British TV.
MUSIC: Show tunes, jazz (no, I'm not just saying that), indie, classical, folk, a bit of everything EXCEPT country and anything that promotes violence/chauvinism (cliche, I know). To be honest, I'm terrible about listening to music. More of a podcast guy, haha.
FOOD: I'm an omnivore that loves all kinds of vegetarian food, because I was vegetarian for a while. Love to cook, especially for others. Love the exotic and weird. Pan-Asian is probably my favorite style. If you enjoy noodles as much as I do, we will marry and have many children . . . okay, maybe not, but I'll like you tons! I like to eat food that other people won't eat, as long as it is crafted with love and care. OH! And Jewish/Deli food is another favorite. Picking favorites is hard, especially when you're a big boy like me.
THEATRE: Too much to say. Love musicals. Sondheim and Kander & Ebb are favorites. Next to Normal is the musical of the century, so far. In terms of plays, it's hard to say. Shakespeare.
VIDEO GAMES: Anything with good writing and story. I lean towards RPGs, strategy, fighting, and the occasional platformer, in general. I found Bioshock to be superlative.
TABLETOP RPGs: D&D 5E, CoC, Blue Rose, Fate, Song of Ice and Fire, and the Ubiquity System all come to mind.
BOARDGAMES: I love thematic games. Clue is a favorite, mainly for nostalgia (I have a large collection of Clue games). Mysterium is a new favorite. I honestly like most tabletop games, from Euros to simple card games, as long as the people I am playing with are cool. It's one of the most communal experiences, and I love it.
PODCASTS: (In no particular order) Throwing Shade, Savage Lovecast, Ask Me Another, Selected Shorts, The Moth, Gayest of All Time, Welcome to Night Vale, This is Really Important, Serial, The Black Tapes Podcast, MBMBaM, the Adventure Zone, Sawbones, and Shmanners.
All of these categories should include anything involving Stephen Fry. If you know who that is, 100 House Points to you.
...you're a nerd! Let's geek-out together!
...you think we share enough common interests to have a good discussion.
...you hate me and would like to let me know in writing.
...you know where this quote is from: "Life after death is as improbable as sex after marriage."