I'm a mortician. My real calling in life is drawing comics in the tradition of underground cartoonists like Robert Crumb and S. Clay Wilson, but that doesn't pay the rent, so a few years ago I went to mortuary school. Working with dead people keeps me constantly entertained, and full of new stories which I will probably insist on sharing over dinner.
I read a lot, especially history. Favorite topics include the 1939 Russo-Finnish Winter War, the Roman Empire, Bakumatsu-period Japan, Antarctic explorers, true crime, terrorism, Mongols. I am probably a bigger military history nerd than anyone who doesn't have a PhD in the subject.
I accepted long ago that I am not a nice person in the conventional sense, but at least I am straightforward. I do not bullshit people, and expect the same in return. People who ask for my honest opinion should be prepared for some bluntness and lack of tact, but I can take it as well as I dish it, and appreciate that in others.
Sex and spicy food are my only two vices in life, and I like to indulge them as much as possible. I like sex rough and dirty, and am frequently attracted to the so-called "flaws" that give most women their character. I am clearly not romantic, but I make up for that in equal amounts of "nerdy" and "kinky." I can actually have a conversation both before AND after sex. And I like the plus-size gals.
Fiction--de Sade, Peter Sotos, Ambrose Bierce, James Ellroy, H.P. Lovecraft, George R.R. Martin, Alan Moore. But I don't actually read a lot of fiction. Mostly I stick to history (Finland, Japan, Central Asia, North Korea), crime (serial killers, cults, forensics), military history (der Ostfront all the way), and weird shit (conspiracies, UFOs, occult weirdos).
Individual favorites would include Salò: The 120 Days of Sodom, Come And See, Ichi the Killer, Akira, Lucifer Rising, El Topo, Only God Forgives, Irreversible, Videodrome, Phenomena, the Lone Wolf and Cub movies, Miller's Crossing, Eastern Condors, The Raid 1&2.
Favorite directors include Jodorowsky, Herzog, Argento, Cronenberg, Kenneth Anger, Gaspar Noé, Nicholas Refn, Akira Kurasawa, Takashi Miike, the Coen brothers, Shinya Tsukamoto.
A lot of death metal, black metal, grindcore, doom metal, industrial, noise, and some classical (particularly modern classical, lately).
Favorites include Napalm Death, Slayer, Carcass, Nile, Amon Amarth, Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Cattle Decapitation, Mayhem, Darkthrone, Watain, Sigh, Ufomammut, Sunn O))), Boris, Electric Wizard, Church of Misery, Laibach, Godflesh, Nordvargr/MZ412, Boyd Rice, Cut Hands, Zeni Geva, Secret Chiefs 3, Naked City/John Zorn, Sibelius, Schoenberg, Philip Glass, and a lot of others I could list if I wasn't tired of typing just now.
Thai, Indian, and Mexican. Those three I could not live without. And sushi. Truthfully, though, I'll eat anything you put in front of me, And if by some chance I don't like it, I'll be willing to eat it again just to make sure.
I always regard questions like this as a list of things you would PREFER to always have available or with you, since you can live without just about anything, including most of your limbs. A couple years ago a pipe under my sink burst and flooded my apartment, destroying a substantial chunk of my personal library (1600 books & counting). There was a brief moment when I contemplated not replacing most of them and found I was okay with that—and then I turned around and replaced most of them anyways, because while that Zen detachment from material things sounds like a great idea, it is definitely trumped by my collector-itis.
Also, I can't actually see "likes," so if you're even a tiny bit curious, just send me a message.