Outside of work, I focus a lot on the film group I created nearly two years ago. We organize meetups to see new films, organize the best movie trivia teams in the world, host clip parties where we submit the best clips and compile them into one amazing video, and do karaoke. They're some of the best friends I've made in my post-college life and it's a joy to be with them all the time.
Movies: My main passion. My perennial favorite will probably be Star Wars for being the first film I fell in love with. Other favorites include On The Waterfront, Moonrise Kingdom, the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, The Cabin In The Woods, Anchorman, the good Star Trek films, the Godzilla series, Birdemic! Shock And Terror, Grand Budapest Hotel, Brazil, and just so much more. Currently have it as a goal this year to watch way more films directed by women; any suggestions you have for this are welcome. I use Letterboxd to keep track of what I watch; feel free to look and see what I've watched recently: http://letterboxd.com/GojiraSan/
Music: Second biggest passion. Here are just a few: Elvis Costello, LCD Soundsystem, Young The Giant, The Killers, Weezer The Who, The Kinks, Matthew Sweet, Arcade Fire, The Doors, Al Green, Big Star, Young The Giant, Wilco, ELO, Marvin Gaye, Joe Jackson, Arctic Monkeys, Van Morrison, Blur, Oasis, Tegan & Sara, R&B, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and my namesake, Ben Folds.
Food: I used to be fairly picky but now I'd like to think I'm willing to try most things and from most cultures. The only thing I absolutely can't have due to allergies are peanuts and peanut butter. I particularly enjoy pizza, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Italian, meats of all sorts, melons, and I have a large sweet tooth.
TV: The comedies I watch on a regular basis are Community and Parks & Recreation. For classic sitcoms, I love The IT Crowd, Blackadder, Seinfeld, and classic Simpsons. And while it's not a sitcom, I absolutely love Mystery Science Theater 3000. Love Doctor Who and all the Star Trek series, with a particular love for DS9. Black Mirror is also some brilliant stuff.
2. My friends, particularly my film group
3. My books.
6. This City, which I just love so, so much.
-social injustice/inequalities and is there anyway to make things better
-How did politics become such a joke lately
Also, if you listen to this song and it moves you in some way: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcK5Go8CzRc