I have a ton of hobbies - I particularly enjoy writing (mostly fiction, particularly fantasy and a little science fiction, but also the occasional fanfic), reading (fantasy and sci-fi again, but I read mysteries, nonfiction, and other genres sometimes too), and music - especially singing. For a long time I sang in a contemporary black gospel choir, but for the last few years I've been singing with Eugene Concert Choir, which I love. I also enjoy hula dance (something I haven't gotten a chance to do in years), travel (when I can afford it), roleplaying, anime and video games (especially RPGs). I like to sew, particularly medieval costuming, I dabble a little in knitting, and I particularly enjoy studying astronomy, myths and legends (particularly Atlantis), medieval times, archaeology, linguistics, and literature. I'm also a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). My political views are fairly liberal and I have dabbled in local politics in the past, including activism on various issues and volunteering with Democratic campaigns. I've also held leadership positions in the SCA and have run or helped run a few events.
I am part of a weekly tabletop roleplaying group that is currently playing D&D 3.5, but we've played a few other systems and settings as well. I once was part of a really fun Star Wars campaign and very much enjoy it as a setting. I've also been roleplaying online for many years and have done a lot in a variety of settings, though mostly different types of fantasy, some of my own creation, some not. I belong to a network that runs a lot of games based on video games - I ran my own highly successful game based on Grandia 1. Roleplaying is something I really enjoy and look forward to. I consider it an extension of my love of writing. Now if I could just roleplay less and spend more time working on my novel...
Movies: The Avengers and other Marvel movies, Star Wars, The Princess Bride, Contact, Pirates of the Caribbean, Labyrinth, The Road to El Dorado, Spirited Away, Beauty and the Beast, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Pacific Rim, Star Trek, etc.
Music: J-pop, anime and video game music, Celtic music, contemporary black gospel, assorted soundtracks to musicals, Hawaiian music (some of my favorite artists are Josh Groban and Great Big Sea)
Food: Japanese, Italian, Chinese, chocolate, raspberries, mocha, Mexican (but nothing very spicy), Greek....I'm willing to try just about anything.
Anime/TV: My favorite TV series include Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who, Firefly, Stargate SG-1, Supernatural, and nonfiction series like Cosmos and Through the Wormhole. I also enjoy anime - some of my favorite series are Tsubasa Chronicle, Fruits Basket, Slayers, Azumanga Daioh, etc.
Video games: I'm a huge fan of the Kingdom Hearts games. Grandia 1 is also one of the best games ever, if not so well known and a bit underappreciated. I also love Odin Sphere, Skies of Arcadia, Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, any of the Spyro the Dragon games by Insomniac, I also like a fairly obscure game called Alundra. Oh, and let's not forget the Zelda games! Windwaker was pretty good, Ocarina of Time was better, and I really loved Twilight Princess. Haven't quite finished Skyward Sword yet. I mostly prefer RPGs, but I'm not really into MMORPGS.
Webcomics: I regularly read Questionable Content and a couple of others. I used to be a HUGE fan of Homestuck, and I still love it, but I am a couple years behind and not at all caught up, so please, no spoilers. I'll get back to it eventually.
1. My dogs (I have three Westies, a boy and two girls named Kenzie, Keely, and Kandi)
2. A notebook and pen (for writing down ideas and story notes)
4. The chance to go outside at night and look up at the stars now and then
I would also find it somewhat difficult to get along without a video game system!