I can be something of an odd duck, seems that's part for the course in the Pacific NW, but I'm feeling more at home down in this sunny paradise rather than either my rainy home or my frigid home in the north. You heard me. Seattle is a dry, warm, sunny paradise, dammit, and you should all feel grateful! Anyway, relatively new here, loving it, and looking forward to seeing what the future brings. Even building something of a new social circle for myself, which is nice, while also having a number of old friends in the area. All in all, life is good, and I'm working on making it better.
Working on Mark Z. Danielewski's "House of Leaves". An amazing book, and not a light read. That he and his sister, Poe, (one of my favorite recording artists) worked together to create some overlap with his book and her album 'Haunted' just makes it all the better.
Cherie Priest is another author I've begun enjoying. I'm working on the steampunk novel Boneshaker. However after looking over the profile of someone I found intriguing, something they said made me pause and think, how many female authors do I read? I'm primarily interested in speculative fiction, but really all I have are Cherie Priest and Poppy Z Bright. Anyway, it's an interesting thought, and I'll take recommendations.
There's also something to be said for the distinct bias against female authors in the publishing world. How many potentially great authors have been turned away on account of their gender. More to ponder.
Finch, Jeff VanDermeers fungal Steam Punk noir, a damn good read if a little odd in it's style.
Jim Butcher's fantasy series Codex Alera. He is also the author of the Dresden Files series which kicks much ass.
Fond of Glen Cook's Black Company books. Slowly getting through the third omnibus, keep running into distractions though, been spacing it out with some H.P. Lovecraft and other books. Working on Jim Butchers "Side Jobs", a compilation of his Dresden Files short stories.
Steven Brust, Steven Erickson, Stephen King, yep, lots of Stephens/Stevens in the literary world. George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series. H.P. Lovecraft stories. Old Pulp Fiction sci-fi and fantasies. Jim Butcher's Dresden Files series. Fantasy Novels in General. Just about any graphic novels published by Vertigo. (I.E. Sandman, Lucifer, Preacher, Hellblazer, etc) Fables graphic novel series.
Neil Gaimen books. Gene Wolfe books.
And many many more.
I like a wide variety of movies, I am a movie junkie, not to be confused with a movie snob, unless it's Will Ferrell or Rob Zombie, fuck those guys.
Banshee Chapter is quite the chilling horror film. Just saw Space Pirate Captain Harlock, and while anime is kind of low on my nerd totem pole, Leiji Matsumoto knew his shit.
Personally I think Django Unchained is one of Quentin Tarantino's finest.
Bunraku , Ironclad, Franklyn, ink, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Let Me In, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Shawshank Redemption, Kingdom of Heaven, Phonebooth, Event Horizon, The Brother's Bloom, Moulin Rouge, Kick Ass, Legend, Willow, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, 300, 500 Days of Summer, Dark City, Donnie Darko, Equilibrium, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus , Moon, Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream
I'm sure there are more, but this is just a list of those I've thought to put on here.
Was recently exposed to Three for Silver, I quite enjoy them.
Nico Vega, Halestorm, Florence + The Machine Findlay, Elysian Fields, Loreena Mckennit, Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation.
All the Apparatus, Doctor Steel, Florence + The Machine, Murder by Death, Band of Skulls, Barenaked Ladies, Trans Siberian Orchestra, Beck, Blues Traveler, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Richard Cheese, MC Chris, Flight of the Conchords, Faun, Godsmack, Gorillaz, Korn, Massive Attack, Metallica, Poe, Mika, People in Planes, She Wants Revenge, Smash Mouth, Tricky Pixie, Voltaire
The White Stripes, The Racontours, Nightwish, Cake, Nox Arcana, Gnarls Barkley, Kan'Nal, Modest Mouse, Disturbed, Barenaked Ladies, Voltaire, Maldroid, Bob Marley, Apocalyptica, Band of Skulls, Woodkid
Um, my cat,
the written word,
something with which to write words (preferably involving typing, I hold pencils too low and too tight so my hand cramps; I also type faster than I write. A pity shorthand is a dead art.),
You're a geek or geek friendly. I need a partner in crime, platonic or otherwise, I have schemes to hatch and shenanigans to pistol whip, and it'd be more fun doing so with a lady-type companions.
You're fond of Kink and would like to know a Dom.
If Cthulhu told you to, that'd be an acceptable answer as well.
If you giggled, laughed, or otherwise thought my not-so-subtle references were amusing.