Why am I on this site? Because I'm trying to cook more and all my recipes are for two. Well, two to four. Don't get any ideas, I'm good with leftovers!
When I have free time, I'm either out with my friends exploring this great city, or making new ones. I'm always up for something new, be it winning my betta fish with friends in Coney Island, going to concerts at Prospect Park, or moderating a game of werewolf at a board game meetup. If nothing else, I hope to meet people with interesting things to share about this city. Any suggestions?
Juuuust kidding. I don't wear capes since I watched The Incredibles. They are WAY too dangerous.
(A)Books: just a short collection of things I love to re-read.
1984 and others from that genre.
Neil Gaiman, both his published works and the excellent Sandman series.
I also have preformed in several Shakespeare works, and at one point or another read every play. I'm partial to King Lear, but it's probably just because I was Edmund in a production.
A Song of Ice and Fire :started and finished in two months. Worth every page. New additions; all series! The Magicians The Expanse Kingkiller Chronicals The First Law.
(B) My all-time favorite movie is Nightmare Before Christmas. Some others include, but this is in no way an exhaustive list; American Beauty, Hudson Hawk, Batman, Serenity, Fight Club, Rudy, Chasing Amy, Clerks, Monty Python, Fifth Element, Dark City, Amilie, Donnie Darko, Pan's Labyrinth, Dark Knight, RoyalTennenbaums, Clue Cohen Brothers (I was going to add True Grit and Big Leb, but then I though, heck, all the Cohen Brothers movies apply).
Just noticed that no TV is listed. All time favorite, possibly of any medium? Batman TAS. Hands down, the stories, the noir, it all spoke to me. Even as an adult.
I grew up with X-files and Star Trek, and blossomed into Farscape , Buffy , Lost , Doctor Who (10 was my Doctor!), BSG , Firefly THE WIRE and more. Currently I am addicted to a bunch of CW shows, such as Arrow , Flash , The 100 among others. Don't judge! Lost Girl, Orphan Black
(C) Some of my favorite bands include Radiohead, Foo Fighters, The CureStone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, Metalica, They Might be Giants , Queens of the Stone Age, Regina Spektor, Tom Waits,Yoko Kanno, The Protomen, The Seatbelts, Arcade Fire, Florence and the Machine. Really, I love all types of music, provided they aren't manufactured, and instead sound raw and emotional. If you can feel the music, I will love it.
I also have a soft spot for early 20th century music, as well as Jazz/Blues (especially New Orleans sounds). I usually have that playing when I am being artistic.
2. Something to read. For the past two years, I've been trying to read a book a week!
4. Movies, especially previews at the theaters... I love the previews more than the movies half the time. Something about the crowd, the expectation, the smell of stale popcorn...
5. Late spring or early fall weather.
6. Purpose, for without it, what are we?