Drawing (or at least I used to be :p)
Over the course of my college career I have discovered a passion for graphic novels, so this section shall be divided in two. One for traditional literature, and a second section for graphic literature.
Traditional (mostly political and/or philosophical in nature): Chariots of the Gods (Von Daniken), The Second Treatise of Government (John Locke), Common Sense and Age of Reason(Thomas Paine), The Prince (Machiavelli) , The Long Dying of Baby Andrew (The Stinson Family), The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayam, Thirteen days (Robert Kennedy), The Ethics of Liberty (Rothbard), God and the State (Bakunin), Dune (Herbert), The Book of Five Rings (Miyamoto), Candide (Voltaire)
Graphical (I am aware that the vast majority of my comic intake has been published by DC, though that is only due to the fact that DC books are easier for me to obtain. That being said, I do intend to broaden my scope to incorporate more third party books, Marvel, and manga):
(Graphic Novels) Watchmen (Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons) , Marvel:Civil War (Miller, McNiven), Green Lantern: Secret Origin/ and all of the Ring Wars (Johns, Reis), Batman: Under the Red Hood (Winck, Mahnke)The Walking Dead (Kirkman, Moore), Batman: Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? (Gaiman, Kubert), Bruce Wayne: The Long Road Home (Lots of People, it was an Event), Batman: The Long Halloween (Loeb, Sale), batman: The Black Mirror (Snyder, Jock, Francavilla), V for Vendetta (Moore, Lloyd and Weare), Superman: Red Son (Millar, Johnson and Plunkett), The Immortal Iron Fist (Brubaker, Fraction), X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills (Claremont, Anderson), Transmetropolitan (Ellis, Robertson).
(Manga) Bunny Drop (Unita), Fullmetal Alchemist (Arakawa), Dragonball (Toriyama),
The Dark Knight, There Will Be Blood (all time favorite), Gladiator, The Lions in Winter, Yojimbo, Love and Honor, Chasing Amy, The Big Lebowski, Team America: World Police, Hud, Road to Perdition, Star Wars Episode 5: The Empire Strikes Back, Moon, Dune, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children, [REC], Let the Right One In, Lawrence of Arabia, Dragon Ball Z Movie 8: Broly, The Legendary Super Saiyan, The Road Warrior, American Psycho, Serenity, and Batman: Under the Red Hood, The Corndog Man, Dawn of the Dead (both versions), Interview with the Vampire, Advise and Consent,
Live Action: The League, Lost, Married With Children, Rome, Oz, Arrested Development, Trailer Park Boys, Firefly, The Universe, Father Ted, Gavin and Stacey (I want that show to come back) Modern Family, Jackass, assorted history and discovery channel programming, Walking with Dinosaurs (actually, any scientifically minded programming about prehistoric life. My favorite period was the Jurassic FYI), House of Cards, Game of Thrones, etc.
Animated: Dragon Ball Z, Avatar: The Last Air Bender, South Park, Family Guy, Usagi Drop, Gundam (08th MS Team, Wing, 0083), Guyver; Fist of the North Star (1 more than 2),Young Justice, Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Spectacular Spider-man, Batman: the Animated Series, Freakazoid, Earthworm Jim, Rocko's Modern Life, Squidbillies, Aqua Teen Hunger Force (pre Aqua Unit Patrol Force 1 change over), The Venture Bros, Fullmetal Alchemist, Mushi-shi, and Gargoyles.
Online: The Spoony Experiment, Plinket Reviews: Spill.com Shows, Epic Mealtime, Team Four Star's Dragon Ball Z Abridged, Todd in the Shadows, Hard News, Sidescrollers, Jesu Otaku Anime Reviews, youtube etc.
Podcasts: Let's Do This!!!, The League of Extremely Ordinary Gentlemen, Turducken is Tasty. Weekly Manga Recap.
Video Games (Keep in mind that my gaming days are largely behind me): Final Fantasy (7 is my all time favorite game, but I also love 6, 9, Tactics to a certain extent, 4, 5, and 10), Chrono Trigger, Mass Effect 2, Ratchet and Clank (the first 3, but 2 is my favorite PS2 game), Mario (fav 2d one is Super Mario World and Super Mario Bros: Wii, and fav 3d installments are Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Galaxy), Mass Effect 2, Mario Kart 64 and Double Dash, Halo 2, Portal, Donkey Kong Country and DKC Returns, Castle Crashers, Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2 (2 is my other favorite PS2 game), Dark Cloud 2, Quake 3: Arena, Unreal Tournament: Game of the Year Edition, Pokemon Blue, Animal Crossing, Minecraft, Super Mario RPG, Paper Mario 2, Star Wars: (Shadows of the Empire, Jedi Power Battles, Kotor, Jedi Academy and Battle Front), Deus Ex: Invisible War, Conker (Bad Fur Day and Live and Reloaded), Psychonauts, Teken 3, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Infinite Undiscovery, Okami, Star Fox 64, Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped, Balder's Date: Dark Alliance, Gears of War 1, Jade Empire, Megaman X, Wii Fit Plus (seriously it was fun as hell), Raymam 3, Hoodlum Havoc, and Origins, Dragon Ball Z (Budokai 3 and Ultimate Battle 22), Shin Megami Tensei: Nocture, Wake Boarding Unleashed: featuring Shawn Murray, The Walking Dead Episodic Game, Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne, Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 2.
Queens of the Stone Age, Nirvana, Them Crooked Vultures, Metallica, Mastodon, Cream, Queen, Muse, Kyuss, Periphery, Cynic, Alice in Chains, Tool, Charles Mingus, Nobuo Uematsu, King Crimson, The Lift, Altan Urag, Death From Above 1979, etc.
Sushi, Salad, Spinach and Artichoke Humus, Pizza, NY Style Dirty Water Dogs, Lobster Risotto, Fajitas, Snapper Soup, Cherries, Tuna Casserole, Veggie Wraps, Cadburry Creme Eggs, Miso Soup, Goose, Peaking Duck, Roast Pork Chow Fun, Home Made Stuffing, Lamb, Eel, Rocky Mountain Oysters (I had them in strip form in Montana, :p)
The Glenlivet (16 year old Nadura), Chivas Regal, Water, Ken Strauss: Rail Car, Kilty Pleasure: Scotch Ale, Shamislaus, Utah Brewing co. Polygamy Porter, Yuengling: Black and Tan, Becks, GlenFiddick, The Knot, Yukon Jack, Pumpkin Ale, River Horse: Triple Horse IPA.
1) I used to be morbidly obese. I do not use that phrasing in a hyperbolic sense. I literally was 100 lbs over my recommended BMI (and yes, I know the BMI is faulty, but it's not that faulty). A few years ago I made a conscious effort to finally overcome the weight issues I have been plagued with throughout my life. While my body is far from show-quality, I am very proud of my achievements, and I now sit well below the overweight threshold.
2) I have strange nipples (see above for the reasoning).
3) I have never learned how to ride a bike, roller skate, skate board, or basically any athletic activity involving wheels and balance (combine 1 with my former home being perched atop a large hill).
4) I un-ironically think that St. Anger is a really good album and that much of the vitriol surrounding it would not have been an issue of it weren't released by Metallica.