I was realizing the other day that I really don’t like trying to summarize myself in one neat little paragraph much less one tiny sentence for various websites I lurk/post on. I think it says a lot more about me if you know the things I like . So. Prepare for pretty much a wall of text on various stuff I like a lot… with that, Onward Macduff!
Books: I love trashy/romance-ish vampire novels (but NOT Twilight… sparkle-vampires ought to be burned with the power of a thousand suns.. I’m sure all that glitter will be burned away eventually) like Laurell K Hamilton’s Anita Blake series. I have, however gotten tired of that series. I liked it better when there was more murder solving, unusual monsters, and shape-shifter culture, etc. In general I enjoy fantasy, sci-fi, historical fiction, etc. Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, David Weber, Tad Williams, G.R.R. Martin, Ray Bradbury, Robert Jordan and Douglas Adams.
Graphic novels/comics: Jhonen Vasquez’s various works, Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, Petshop of Horrors by Matsuri Akino, Fables from Vertigo, The Sandman by Gaiman (of course!), Tales from Wonderland from Zenescope to name a few. I really enjoyed what I read of the Marvel Zombies. And just because I can…
“In blackest day, in brightest night,
Beware your fears made into light.
Let those who try to stop what’s right
Burn like my power, Sinestro’s Might!”
Movies: Martial art, action, comedy… I’m slowly starting to dabble in horror/scary.. Lord of War, Chocolate (the one with Johnny Depp and the martial art one), Serenity, Lady Hawk, LotR, Star Wars, Donnie Darko, Sin City, V for Vendetta, Hard Candy, Fight Club, Boondock Saints, Equilibrium, Domino, Secretary, and Romeo + Juliet
TV: Family Guy, Archer, Futurama, Invader Zim, Cowboy Bebop, Trigun, Hellsing, Firefly, Bones, Dexter, Iron Chef (shut up, it’s an awesome show), and ALMOST any Food Network show ever. The exceptions being Rachel Ray/Paula Dean who irritate me and Sandra Lee who creeps me out (Stepford Wife much?).
Music: I listen to almost everything, predominantly metal, rock, industrial, and dubstep. As far as other genres, I listen to some of everything, but my least favorite is country. I’ll name a few favorites however: System of a Down, Velvet Acid Christ, Wumpscut, The Who, In Flames, Flobots, Grendel, MT Eden, Emilie Autumn, She, & pretty much anything that Maynard James Keenan has touched.
Food: I love food. I’ve really enjoyed attending Bite of (insert city name here) and the local annual cheese festival when I was able to attend. I enjoy cooking quite a bit, but love when someone else cooks for me. I’m not picky (except I can’t freaking stand raisins) and enjoy sampling things I’ve never tasted before. I ❤ noodles as well as almost any other carb out there. I love a big bowl of pho, especially if I feel under the weather. I’m definitely -not- a vegetarian, but I do like fruits and veggies a fair amount.
Games: Ok here goes.. I started as a tabletop gamer, so.. New World of Darkness, Dungeons and Dragons, GURPS, Mutants and Masterminds, Wheel of time, and Witchcraft 3.0 are all tabletop RPGs I’ve either dabbled or played hardcore with. As far as board/card games.. Munchkin, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble, and poker (I’m really bad at it though)..
Over the last few years or so I’ve gotten more into electronics. I played Golden Eye, Conker’s Bad Fur Day, and Mario Kart back in the day. Diablo 2, American McGee’s Alice, Final Fantasy, Zelda, Puzzle Quest, Castle Crashers, Rock Band/Guitar Hero, Soul Caliber, Street Fighter, Castlevania, etc. I have a desktop that I game on, a tolerable laptop, DS lite, PS2, GameCube and 360 Elite. In spite of a South Korean heritage I don’t really like Starcraft (So incredibly bad at it) and I do not play it. I really like Left 4 Dead 2, Borderlands, and dabble in Team Fortress 2. I AM a World of Warcraft player, so if that bothers you… move along, nothing to see here. I play on again, off again, but when I do play, the game may occasionally absorb my free time like a massive sponge.
Anyway, that was my kinda lame, cop-out 150th post. 😛 You know more about me though! Which is good… right? Right? Bueller? …Bueller?