I consider myself an absurdist - at every possible turn, I will say or do something that completely turns my image or the situation on its head. I will crack wise on even the most simple of things, to the point where even I'd admit that it's a little childish. But I can't be serious all the time, can I?
I also believe in (gasp) honesty. Not the never lie kind of honesty, though I rarely find the need to lie - the truth is usually far more fun. I mean the actually talk about how you feel and think kind of honesty. If I don't like you, I will tell you so and why. If you do something stupid, I will point it out. I always expect the same in return - I've found that as a society, we've rejected that level of openness, relegated it to the realm of the nonsensically 'unmanly'. Because bottling things up and then wondering why you hate your partner is what being a man is all about.
Warning - the following paints me as an extreme nerd. For the love of all that isn't shit, don't leap to conclusions. I'm not that terrible.
I am a 3d modeler for a game modification project called Freeworlds: Tides of War. This is where my sci-fi nerdiness shines through pretty strongly. I lead the team, and on the side design and create 3d models of warships and such for the mod, which are then put into the game and used in lieu of the original game content. If you like Star Wars, go take a look -
I also make a mean diavolo.
Cane. Yes, I need it. No, it's not a fashion statement. Sure, it's 'cool'. But then you don't have to deal with the bum leg and the thrown out shoulder. So what, maybe I'm bitter.
Seriously, I had this one guy (friend of a friend) ask me to borrow it. I was like 'ok, sure, wtf.' We were at a bar, by the by. So there I am, and I notice him limping around. Fucker starts hitting on women trying to get sympathy sex with my cane. Fukken... I don't even know about people anymore. And why the hell I hadn't thought of that before hand...
As for music, my tastes wildly vary. I'm largely into metal genres. Now, before you click away from the page, hear me out. Metal has a side to it that few people are willing to get to know. Yes, it can be loud and abrasive, aggressive and violent. But there is a potential for beauty like no other form of music I've come across. The soaring heights of bands like Polyphia and Slice the Cake, the melodic hooks of Periphery, the apocalyptic symphonies of Septicflesh, the unrelenting grooves of After the Burial... all of these things paint waves of emotion and experience that I can just fall into and drift away on.
It should be little surprise that I also have a taste for some classical composers like Bela Bartok and Berlioz. Marche au Supplice is a masterpiece.
(oh, and I'm loathe to say this, it seems to turn a lot of people off... I love Star Trek. Was my first love. I am, and ever shall be a fan)
Film wise? I've seen a lot. I have a taste for horrible films, z-grade cinema, and the like. Truly terrible stuff. If you've never seen anything reviewed by The Cinema Snob, check out his stuff. He turned me onto a portion of film I never knew existed. And also Caligula. So much Caligula.
I love the Pythons, and anything that falls in the absurdist vein - A Fish Called Wanda, Brazil, Being John Malkovich, etc.
I also have a soft spot for over the top action. The first RED film was so self aware and such a caricature of 80s action... it's delicious.
A Computer with 3d Modelling and Animation Software
...aside from basic needs like food and drink, that pretty much covers it.
But come on, who DOESNT sing along to System of a Down?
Of which I already have in spades.