Writing a manifesto combining Social justice, radical politics, black magic and game design.
Writing/drawing a comic about the same.
Squeezing all the joy I can from the time I have left.
Movies: Ghost in the Shell, Fight Club, The Crow, I Heart Huckabees, Blade Runner, Akira, My Neighbor Totoro, The Lion King, Pi, The Fountain, El Topo, The original Star Wars Trilogy, The Matrix, The Animatrix, Serenity, and many more.
Shows: Parks and Recreations, The Office, 30 Rock, Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, Regular Show, Aeon Flux, The Maxx, Gurren Lagghan, Evangelion, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, (I'm a bit of an animation freak)
Music: (Oh god... well, here's what's most played on my harddrive lately.) Animaniguchi, Asheru and Blue Black, Beck, BT, Capsule, Cibo Matto, Coheed and Cambria,The Cure, Dr. Steel, Genki Rockets, Gorillaz, Hadouken!, Juno Reactor, Justice, The Klaxons, Live, Matisyahu, MGMT, Mindless Self Indulgence, Minus the Bear, Mumford and Sons, Nas and Damian Marley, NewVillager, Nine Inch Nails, Norah Jones, Passion Pit, A Perfect Circle, The Pillows, Prodigy, The Protomen, Puscifer, Radiohead, Rise Against, Ronald Jenkees, Rusko, Silversun Pickups, Soundgarden, Stone Temple Pilots, Sublime,Tool, Yoko Kanno... And that is the short list.
Food: Indian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese (like mai shu and roast duck feet, not beef broccoli and fried rice) American Chinese (Beef broccoli and fried rice) Thai, Vietnamese, Vegan (it's a fine cuisine even if you're not into the lifestyle) Mac and Cheese, Fruit Snacks, anything that goes well with red wine.
Video Games: (it deserves to be a catagory) Assassin's Creed, Final Fantasy 7-9, Illusion of Gaia, Child of Eden, Rez.
Women (not in a sleazy way, I just need females in my life to stay sane)
Culture is not your friend. Culture is for other people's convenience and the convenience of various institutions, churches, companies, tax collection schemes, what-have-you. It is not your friend. It insults you. It disempowers you. It uses and abuses you. None of us are well treated by culture and yet we glorify the creative potential of the individual, the rights of the individual. We understand that the felt presence of experience is most important. But the culture is a perversion. It fetishizes objects, creates consumer-mania, it preaches endless forms of false happiness, endless forms of false understanding in the form of squirrelly religions and silly cults, it invites people to diminish themselves and dehumanize themselves by behaving like machines; meme processors of memes passed down from Madison Avenue and Hollywood and what-have-you.”
"At the end of the valley of decision there is always choice. Reality is what you can get away with." Robert Anton Wilson
Everyone wants desperately to be happy, but most expect someone else to make them happy. That or they just fill their life with "stuff." On that topic:
Mullah Nassreddin rode into Mecca on his donkey. He rode through every street and every alley with frantic determination. He searched every store, mosque and home. Eventually, the people could not help but ask him, "Nassreddin! Nasseddin! What is it you are doing?" And he replied, "I have lost my donkey! I've looked everywhere and I just can't find him!"
Aside from that, I think about how I can make the world stranger.
You think our society is more than a little crazy.
You feel passionately about something.
You wait until the movie is over to judge it.