-I grew up in a village where I was 12.5% of the population.
-Good at staving off existential crises.
-Learning probability theory in university was the most life-changing event of my 20's. It made me furious that it hadn't been taught to me in high school. Hell, in primary school. It's essential knowledge for making decisions in life. Because of probabilistic illiteracy people are wasting their money and health on beautifully packaged fake medicine, are wasting their valuable daydreams on fantasies of winning the lottery, are hiding from painful thoughts behind the comfort of a spirituality that misdirects the already confusing quest for a satisfying life. It's pissing me off just to write about it.
-While I'm pissed off: Gender roles. Fuck them.
Music: I don't have any favorites. I'll listen to anything I particularly like until I hate it. Usually classical music and soundtracks.
And now, onto works of fiction that I like. I might go overboard here:
Movies: Amadeus (My favorite of all time. To me, they don't get any better than that), Ghost World (my definitive teen angst movie), Cabaret, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Night of Varennes, Robocop (I was shocked to see that it is, really, seriously, a brilliant movie), Persepolis, Shortbus.
Comics: Gunnm (Pretty much the piece of fiction I've enjoyed the most in my life. My goal is to be able to create a story and characters as engaging as these. I've obsessed over every panel trying to figure out what makes it so good. It's also interesting to look at the sequel to figure out what makes it so disappointing) , Persepolis (can't decide on whether the movie is better), Box Office Poison, anything by Jiro Taniguchi.
-War and Peace (After you get through the first 200 pages it's pretty much the best book ever)
-This Boy's Life (My childhood wasn't even a bit as bad as Tobias Wolff's, so it makes me feel guilty that I identified so much with his)
-Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (Read it. READ IT!)
-Midnight's Children (A weird case. A guy in a hostel gave it to me and I had nothing else to read. I couldn't stand the writing style. Some sentences pissed me off so much I would give up reading it in disgust. Then I would wonder how it continued and I would pick it up again, sometimes from the trash can. When I was done i realized "Fuck, this is now one of my favorite books." and I read it again.)
-Notes from Underground (If you are bitter and misanthropic as hell this is a great book. Now that I'm not much of either anymore it's lost some charm but is still a lot of fun, in its own horrifying way.)
-Lilith's Brood (This book made me feel very, very, uncomfortable. It was awesome. I might have showered afterwards.)
No. Don't even get me started.
You'll never see it though.
I'm a bit of a loner; the idea of sharing my life with someone is not appealing to me. What I do find appealing is sharing moments and good times with people that I like and falling for them now and then.
I have a tendency to fall for awesome cold, geeky, promiscuous, intellectually passionate people.