But don't let that confuse you. I'm also passionate and believe in natural beauty. To reference a William Blake poem. "To see the world in a grain of sand and the heavens in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour." The universe is infinitely complex and therefore possess infinite beauty to be explored and felt.
Other thing is taking care of the people who are important to me. My brother and sister are 19 and I want to be there and support them every chance I can, especially since they're having to deal with going off to college.
Do love Harry Potter and Song of Ice and Fire.
Just reread Count of Monte Cristo, an amazing book.
Philosophically: I love to read anything Nietzsche to Plato to Kierkegaard.
But that doesn't mean I don't have room for the Calvin and Hobbes moments.
TV I'm a big nerd, so anything the least bit Scifi, Walking Dead, Breaking Bad. Throw in some Always Sunny to deconstruct the human ego as it interacts with its ideal portrayal, and baby, you got a stew going!
Movies: Thomas Crown Affair, Paprika, The Fountain, Anchorman, and oh so many others.
With music, its all about what it brings out emotionally. Madeleine Peyroux for more soulful, Muse for excitement, Daft Punk for edgy, Jack White for quirky, Opera for beauty. Oh and I'm on a huge Kpop roll atm. 2ne1, SNSD, 4Minute.
I do enjoy the occasional great game: Shadow of the Colossus, Last of Us, Starcraft 2, Homeworld, Total War series, Warhammer 40k. Love a great strategy or simulation game.
Also I'm now old enough to consider the decade I grew up in as better than any decade which followed. Sorry 00s but the 90s had genie pants and good music.
If your conversations seem to come out of a Joss Whedon show/movie.
You're someone that's exciting to get to know. I'd like to use this to meet interesting new people, and doesn't have to be for dates. My philosophy is to get to know someone first, have an exciting time, and if it turns into dating, then all the better.