Who ever got anything done with realistic expectations though?
Probably also important: I actively identify as a feminist, it matters to me, and it matters that you know that. I'm also Hindu, but practice radical acceptance, so whatever you are is cool with me. I'm told i'm sweet, so that's good. But I leave you to determine that for yourself.
Finnegans wake makes me unreasonably happy
Fantasy: Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, Philip K. Dick, George R.R. Martin, Steven Erikson & Ian cameron Esslemont
Epic Poetry: The Mahabharat, the Ramayana, The Iliad + Odyssey, The Epic of Gilgamesh
Short Fiction: Clarice Lispector (all the sighing); Ficciones; South American infinity is awesome
Modernism and Its Ilk: Thomas Pynchon, respect for DFW, if not outright adoration. Gene Wolfe, even though he's fantasy, because he writes some heavy stuff
Music: I'm going to say talk to me, I review music for a living (rawckus.com, Eric K, shameless plug, don't care) and pinpointing this is difficult. If you like music we'll have stuff to talk about
Movies: Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman and the artsy-fartsy filmmakers of the past are really important to me. That said, I love generic romantic-comedies, exceedingly bad movies, and whatever I'm currently obsessing over.
TV: The Wire, The Shield, Justified, Hannibal, GoT, Breaking Bad, Mad Men (Ish), Friends, Frasier, et al.
Musical Theatre: Hamilton, Passing Strange, Rent, Sunday in the Park With George, Avenue Q, the Book of Mormon, FALSETTOS (sweet baby jesus).
I'm kind of a functional eater, but I like Sushi and Indian food, so yay?
my medulla oblongata,
my carotid artery,
my femoral artery,
my overly abundant sense of irony,
my ability to count accurately
The most underrated punctuation mark; the Semi-Colon; and my continuing daily love-affair with it.
How I should have used a colon in the above sentence
Musicals, art, life, the universe, everything
The nature of consciousness, existence; and how not to sound like a total knob when saying that.