Requests for platonic friendship are fine, so long as you realize that I actually will treat you like any other platonic friend, and won't be changing my dating habits one way or the other to accommodate the development of romantic interest. Then again, I'm not really the type to hold that sort of thing against someone either, so it really is in your best interest to be as direct and honest with me about your intentions as possible.
In the realm of visual media, again, mostly campy science fiction and or anything that has lots of fun historical dialogue. Specifically, Game of Thrones, breaking bad, Tru Blood, and Spartacus come to mind at the moment. I find certain animation stuff like Jojo's Bizzare Adventure, Redline, and Hellsing, that employ gratuitous use of spot-black visually appealing... basically if it's pretty and or has an engaging plot (like most of Miyazaki's work) I'm usually down to check it out.
As for Music, my taste is pretty eclectic; anything from metal, to classical (well, I actually do dig opera tunes and some random fugue and what not, but when it get's right down to it, I'm no expert, it's just that I can't for the life of me seem to find the same level of musical complexity anywhere else) to Blue Grass and cheezy Pop. I have always had a particular affinity for Jazz though. Dixie Land, Ragtime, Big Band, Bebop, what ever, if it's Jazz there's probably going to be at least a few artists from that era that I can dig. Basically anything brassy with a solid baseline, so phunk is always good. There's a lot of Hip Hop and rap that doesn't really do much of anything for me, but there are a select few artists like J5, The Roots, A Tribe Called Quest, Nujabes, Mos Def, Dilated Peoples, etc. that resonate well with my musical taste-buds.
Ok, seriously though, there really isn't a whole lot out there I can't live without (except maybe for food, shelter, running water, and clean air). As long as there is more for me to learn I am usually pretty much good to go; I suppose if I didn't at least have a good book or two around that could be difficult, but if you're sharp enough, not even a book is absolutely necessary.
How things work.
Why things work.
What it all means.
I suppose I'll just settle on saying that I'm more turned on by "chemistry" than any one typical image. For me its just not about blondes and brunets, or short girls and tall girls, or even shy girls and agressive girls. Sometimes you meet a wiry boyish girl with a buzz cut and the disposition of an angry honey badger, and the sparks fly like nobody's business, other times you meet a girl that looks like she just escaped from an episode of "Leave it to Beaver", and for what ever reason, this time around, she is the one that has that infamous "je ne sais quoi" going on.
What ever "it" is though, for me, its more "between us" than "about her". I can't always pin it down to any one characteristic, but I know it when I see it.
PS: I rate pretty much every profile I view, and if I rate your profile as 4 or 5 stars you can be pretty well guaranteed that I did so because I am confident that we would have a good chance of hitting it off, so the easiest way to figure out whether it's worth your time to bother or not is just to rate me back. If we get a 4 or 5 star match, you've got your answer.