I wrote a fantasy novel that I'm still revising, and I'm running an RPG campaign based on my book's setting. I just had my first publication in a short stories anthology, which is great. I'm working on a few operas with collaborators, but that sort of thing takes a really long time to pull together, it turns out. I know a few coding languages, and am currently learning Python and have my eye on Java. Also maybe Unity one day. I'm in a very loving open relationship. I have a fair amount of reddit karma. Everything went better than expected.
Graphic novels are important, too: Sandman, Sin City, Watchmen, Hellboy, Preacher, Transmetropolitan, Maus, Persepolis, V for Vendetta.
Mad Max: Fury Road was amazing. I liked John Wick but hated Jurassic World, except for any scene featuring my favorite character, the mosasaurus. Some of my favorite directors: Tarantino, Kubrick, Miyazaki, Kurosawa, Edgar Wright, Brad Bird, Wong Kar Wai, Michael Mann, Takashi Miike. I am unhealthily obsessed with cheesy martial arts films and anything involving at least one samurai. If you understand the reference, "I want to fight ten men," please skip the rest of this profile and message me immediately.
I'm picky about TV drama, but I especially love animation. Samurai Jack (see above), Adventure Time, Rick & Morty and Metalocalypse are all so, so good. I liked seasons 1, 2, and 5 of Breaking Bad, and I'm into Game of Thrones, though their deviations from A Song of Ice and Fire are getting pretty damn sloppy. The Sand Snakes were cringe-worthy.
The best major album to come out recently To Pimp A Butterfly. My musical hero is Squarepusher. I was obsessed with J. S. Bach, Lead Belly, and Nina Simone at some point in my upbringing. I loved Radiohead back when saying that in a crowded room made people look at you funny. I still have a soft spot for late-nineties and early-aughts electronic music like Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Autechre, DJ Shadow, RJD2, and Plaid. I threw a huge party when alt rock finally died and crashed and burned and was forgotten forever. If Sonny Moore was here right now, I'd kiss him on his clean-shorn side-scalp, at least. Most recent obsession is Three Trapped Tigers.
In terms of chamber music, I tend to compose rhythmic postminimalist (more Reich than Glass) and weirdly structured electroacoustic stuff. I especially like when I get to do stuff like this. I tend to shy away from writing truly atonal pieces, but I don't mind it in small doses.
Vidya: I've mostly been going through a lot of old NES and SNES JRPGs on my Android. I get really unhealthily into games with good puzzles, like Portal or Myst. Journey and Bastion were incredible in their ability to immerse you in the story without a single cut scene, and the great scores don't hurt either. I played my first Bethesda game (Daggerfall) back in the late 90s on a Compaq Presario. I've beat Final Fantasy 1-7 and 10. FF6 is still my favorite, but I had to change to a clean pair of underwear after the FF7 remake trailer came out, so we'll see. Super Metroid is the greatest platformer of all time.
When it comes to food, I am like the Nothing in the Neverending Story, except with slightly more chewing. I'm a supertaster, which means my palette is an idiot.
My biggest heroes are all comedians. Richard Pryor, Mitch Hedberg, Steve Martin, Louie CK, George Carlin, Dave Chappelle, and most importantly Bill Hicks.
Honorable mentions in this section go out to Dan Savage, Bill Watterson, Stoya, Carl Sagan, Charlie LeDuff, Klaus Nomi, Klaus Teuber, and Lee motherfucking Sedol.
• 25' of good strong rope
If you know why Jessica Rabbit chose Roger.
If you're a kinky queer intersectional non-binary counter-monogamous glam-punk warrior with perfect comedic timing who loves books more than Cookie Monster loves cookies and dances like we don't go nowhere when we die.