I go about every situation with a smirk and a witty comment.
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.
I'm also a supporter of social justice and understand the need for more intersectional analysis.
Right now, I'm working on my PhD in political science at the University of Ottawa. I'm studying human rights in Asia, specifically concerning foreign domestic workers in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
I've just come back from a two month trip to Taiwan learning Mandarin.
I am an ambitious person.
Also, my goal is to look like Michel Foucault. 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'm that pretentious person that reads Bukowski unironically.
Oh and, of course, all of those academic texts I pretend to read.
I'm a big fan of Spaghetti Westerns, especially Once Upon a Time in the West. 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 (so awesome), M*A*S*H, Columbo (especially Columbo); I am such a fan of Classic Doctor Who it's not even funny anymore.
Music: I'm a big fan of old blues (1930s Delta) and blues rock; 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.
Also, I love musicals. My two tops are Les Mis (Dream Cast, of course) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Ted Neely movie. None of those recent ones).
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.