I used to be an art student which is probably why I am also an idealist and in my heart I still think of myself as an art student, I also love music with a passion, I would list it as alternative tastes, but that has become too focused these days, genre doesn't matter to me as long as I find it enjoyable/good. I love going to see bands live, and have been to several festivals.
I'm interested in most things, I tend to like to know anything and everything but can become distracted or intensely focused that I become oblivious to everything else. I also can be really passionate about things and it tends to show.
I like to be politically/socially aware to a degree, I love learning, yet I hate institutionalised education (or rather I can't get along with it, mild dyslexia doesn't help with anything what with handwritten notes and the like, give me a computer and an active spell checker and things are golden)
I like travelling, there are things and places that interest me that I would like to see with my own eyes and experience first hand, I also enjoy travelling to meet with friends, I've done several trips to the US to meet up with friends there and been to places like Italy, Germany, France and Spain.
I'm a nerd in the Wil Wheaton sense of the word (I like to geek in a Scott Pilgrim kind of way)
I'm a bit of a collector, I like physical media so I like to own things on books, vinyl, DVD, CD, ect.
I sometimes think I'm a walking contradiction and can even still surprise my friends with a few things they wouldn't expect.
mr fried = mystified, it's just a name I assumed years ago.
I've been developing an interest in several aspects of Japanese culture, with learning Iaido, reading light novels and manga and watching a wide variety of anime and listening to certain pieces of music and artists, I'm even considering learning Japanese when I have the time.
I am also enjoying playing minecraft, as well as other games, but I don't spend as much time on those as I used to, and I have also stopped playing MMO's
Picking up bits of useless information, remembering random things. I'm good at being random or throwing out quotes, also being highly irrelivent at times.
I like to think I'm quite good at making mix CD's
I get highly animate about things I love/enjoy which people notice when I start talking about it, or it's mentioned somewhere, I'm also highly expressive apparently, people can tell what I'm up to or can guess what I'm thinking because of that, but that's countered by the fact I can sometimes switch off, or I go blank, or I phase out when my thoughts wonder, although sometimes I'm just listening or watching something intensely and that's why my face is blank.
Also Stardust, The Graveyard Book, Good Omens, Harry Potter, His Dark Materials, The Night Watch series, Scott Pilgrim, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Spice and Wolf, V For Vendetta, The Watchmen, Gunslinger Girl, Fullmetal Alchemist, Hellsing, Ghost In The Shell, Bleach, 1984, and Warcraft
favourite films: I enjoy a range of films. Stardust, American History X, Shawshank Redemption, Serenity, Usual Suspects, Leon, Dogma, Fight Club, V for Vendetta, Zoolander, Cassablanca, The Dark Knight, Silence Of The Lambs, Zodiac, Interview With A Vampire, Star Wars, The Crow, Dodgeball, Scott Pilgrim vs the world, Kick Ass, Lord Of The Rings, Stargate, Downfall, Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz, Indiana Jones, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Schindlers List, The Pianist, Star Trek, Breakfast Club, The Labyrinth, Bourne Identity, Donnie Darko, Ghost In The Shell, Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace, Skyfall, Valkyrie, Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Gone With The Wind, Citizen Kane, The Italian Job, Wayne's World, Blades Of Glory, Monty Python, Prophecy, Night Watch, Day Watch, Minority Report, Underworld, Coraline, Ice Age, Wallace and Gromit, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Apollo 13, Pan's Labyrinth, Saving Private Ryan, Chronicles Of Narnia, Ocean's Eleven, Public Enemies, The DaVinci Code, The Punisher, Terminator, Superman, Event Horizon, District 9, Aliens, Akira, Sherlock Holmes, Galaxy Quest, Pirates Of The Carabian, Gladiator, The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind, The Matrix, Where The Wild Things Are, Tropic Thunder, Inception, The Departed, Man On Fire, The Princess Bride, Harry Potter, Marvel Universe films, Pixar films, most Tim Burton films and many many more...
TV: Top Gear, Doctor Who, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Boston Legal, The Simpsons, Futurama, Scrubs, Family Guy, Band Of Brothers, West Wing, Dexter, Star Trek, Red Dwarf, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, The Clone Wars, Rachel Maddow Show
Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Steins;Gate, Cowboy Bebop, Kanon(2006), Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Anohana, Clannad, Sound Of The Sky, Hellsing OVA, Angel Beats, Heaven's Memo pad, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, A Certain Magical Index, ef: A Tale of Memories, Accel World, Baka and Test, Beyond The Boundary, Psycho-Pass, Girls Und Panzer, Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Deathnote, Code Geass, K-ON!, Another, Soul Eater, The Big O, Bleach, Neon Genesis Evangelion, ect.
Music, I love Manic Street Preachers, Nirvana, Garbage, Sigur Ros, Nine Inch Nails, Lindi Ortega, Radiohead, Muse, Killers, Gary Numan, Aereogramme, Arcade Fire, Ryan Adams, Seafood, Roger Waters, David Gilmour, How To Destroy Angels, Green Day, Coldplay, Snow Patrol, Foo Fighters, Placebo, eels, Metallica, Interpol, Yoko Kanno, The Flaming Lips, Massive Attack, Korn, Nick Cave, Prince, Mai Yamane, Rammstein, Grinderman, 65daysofstatic, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Scissor Sisters, Mercury Rev, Mansun, Death In Vegas, Boards of Canada, A Perfect Circle, Lacuna Coil, Tool, Pink Floyd, Lights, Biffy Clyro, Ladytron, Death Cab For Cutie, The Unwinding Hours, Linkin Park, Lostprophets, Funeral For A Friend, Jimmy Eat World, Editors, Elastica, Mclusky, Massive Attack, The Stone Roses, Marilyn Manson, Mogwai, JJ72, The KLF, Girls Dead Monster, Egoist, Ho-kago Tea Time, Supercell, Mami Kawada, My Chemical Romance, Super Furry Animals, Mumford and Sons, Metric, and a mix of Indie, Rock, Alternative, and even a like of some Classical Music.
Food, I like cooking from time to time, I'm complex when it comes to food, there are certain textures I dislike and so I can seem fussy at times (I dislike thick sauces and fat). Every now and then I get the urge to experiment in the kitchen as long as I'm only cooking for myself and not subjecting others to them.
Also if you got this far and you haven't ran away screaming... :P