I am air-breathing, carbon-based, and divergent.
boooks. can i do authors? yes i can. Connie Willis has a new book out (and it's great but it's PART ONE arggggggh). Iain Banks I like. Charles Stross too. Steven Erikson's Malazan books are amazing. Of course George RR Martin. can I mention Douglas Hofstadter even though I have yet to actually read my copy of "I Am A Strange Loop"? if there has to be an afterlife and it can't involve being able to haunt people, which i think could be interesting, then I pick Discworld please. but I don't want Terry Pratchett to show up there for a long time. well. or me either really. I seem to have gotten off-track somehow.
music. easiest thing is to say what I don't like. i don't like musical theater. except when I do. which is Very Rarely. i don't like stupid lyrics. i don't like "diva" third-rate Patti LaBelle derivatives, or pointless virtuosity that may be interesting in some technical sense but is boring as hell otherwise. which is to say, i don't like things i don't like. you can see that i'm quite the exacting critic. 356 Cheers for They Might Be Giants, 20 Minute Loop (RIP *sob*), Kristin Hersh, Thelonious Monk, Judgement Day, that Mozart guy, Eliott Smith, DEVO, Nina Simone, Decemberists, Mates of State, and this weird French vocal jazz group Les Double Six's version of "Naima" which is scary cool good.
moovies. i like explosions and cheesy Hong Kong stunts and clever people. i don't like embarrassment humor so most modern American comedies are meh. those Mike Myers movies are the toilet. "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" was the best movie i have seen lately. i like to go SEE movies in The Theatrrre so if i am lazy i miss them.
fooood. um. yes i eat food. (see below.)