I go about every situation with irreverence.
There's a very high chance that I'll burst into song lyrics or movie quotes in the middle of conversations.
I am the kind of person who will belt out pun after pun, but groan loudly whenever someone makes one. I'm a hypocrite that way.
Also listening to Hamilton non-stop.
Right now, I'm working on my PhD in political science at the University of Ottawa. I'm researching human rights for foreign domestic workers in East Asia
I spent a number of months in Taiwan learning Mandarin and am going back to Asia soon for field work.
My goal is to look like Michel Foucault. I have the hair down, though I don't own a turtle neck (yet).
So, books. Here we go:
The first book I ever read was the Count of Monte Cristo. Fun fact, I used to hate reading. Then my old man pretty much forced me to read one of his favourite books (Cristo), and I haven't looked back since. Then came my old of fantasy, especially Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Sandman is one of my top picks for literature.
I used to be that pretentious person that read Bukowski unironically.
And all of those academic texts I pretend to have read.
I'm a big fan of Spaghetti Westerns, especially Once Upon a Time in the West.
Dark satire is one of my favourite genres. I'd argue that Dr Strangelove and Life of Brian are the best dark comedy / satire films out there.
There's also Princess Bride; Pan's Labyrinth; Star Wars (OG, of course. None of that prequel stuff); There Will Be Blood; Blade Runner; Amadeus; American Psycho; Godfather (I even like the third one); Life if Beautiful; C.R.A.Z.Y.; Wrath of Khan; Dracula (even with Keanu Reeves' hilarious attempt at a British accent); Fifth Element
Shows: Game of Thrones, Rome, Deep Space Nine (better than TNG, and I love Picard), Avatar: The Last Airbender, M*A*S*H, Columbo (especially Columbo); Classic Doctor Who
Music: I am absolutely in love with Hamilton. for one.
The Black Keys; A Tribe Called Red; Leonard Cohen; David Bowie; Jimi Hendrix; Tom Waits; Stromae; Simon and Garfunkel; Pink Floyd; Coeur de pirate; Dionysos; Beatles; Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; The Who; Gorillaz; Zeppelin; Gordon Lightfoot.
As for non-Hamilton musicals, my two tops are Les Mis and Jesus Christ Superstar.
Food: Spicy foods are great. I enjoy some Indian and Chinese foodstuff. I've been exploring many different recipes lately. A major focus on homemade cooking. I intend to start making a lot of bread.