Writing about yourself seems such a ridiculous exercise. I can't imagine being anything but too close to the subject to be objective or accurate. Still, we do what we must...
A study in contradictions perhaps. I prefer to think of myself as a whole person, and a whole always contradicts itself. I am a warm and loving person, but also introspective and aloof. Intelligent and animalistic, sophisticated and crude, Jekyll and Hyde. It's always been a challenge to integrate and reconcile these traits.
Pretentious, yes, but so it is.
Movies: Pretty much any depressing art house types. Noi the Albino, Baxter, My Dinner with Andre, May, etc... If it's Icelandic, pretentious, and bleak, you can bet it's a favorite. I also like to watch a lot of B horror flicks, love the stuff.
Music: God Speed you Black Emperor, A Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra and Tra-la-la band (with choir), The Cure, Current 93, Morrisey, And One, Leonard Cohen, Mind Static, Just about anything '80s. Sopor Aeternus (in small prescribed doses), Then of course all the standards, (Depeche Mode etc...). I also love high-energy punk/psychobilly and nerd-punk (Dead Milkmen, etc.). Again, my tastes run pretty wide.
Food: I'm mostly a fiend for Indian foods, with Ethiopian/West African being favorites as well. Other than that my fondness is for Korean and Middle Eastern, although my time in New Mexico gave me the a great appreciation for green chili everything.
I'm also a big fan of DIY herbal teas and liquors, so there's seldom a shortage of questionably marked bottles of things in the house.
My creative space and tools
The company of good friends
A passionate partner
Tomes of forgotten lore
Good food and drink