80's, 80's music, animation, Apple, Atari 2600, Caramilk, Chemistry, Chocolate, Coffee, Coins, Commodore 64, Computers, Currency, DVDs, Earl Grey Tea, Ebay, Egyptology, Flying, Japanese, Lego, Leopards, Litchi, MAME, Nihongo, Physics, Pirates, Pocari Sweat, Pocky, Red Wine, Shibuya, Space, Space Camp, Starbucks, Taïko Drumming, Transformers, Traveling, Trevi Fountain, Walt Disney World {EPCOT, Millennium Celebration, Tokyo DisneySEA, Pin Trading}, Webcomics, and Writing.


My interest in music tends to skew more toward world themes and indie groups than to mainstream acts, but I'm all over the chart. I enjoy: The Beatles, KODO, The Prodigy {Experience, Gilted, FOTL & Singles}, Cirque du Soleil, Cast in Bronze, Barrage, Hevia, Deep Forest, Matchbox Twenty, Michael Jackson, Soundtracks, Musicals, Disney Park Music, Techno beats and various "world" flavors.


You know, I go to the movies quite a bit, but over the years only a select few have had the distinction to be called favorites. My favorite movies are (and don't laugh): "SpaceCamp", "WarGames", "Explorers", "Earth*Star Voyager", "The Lion King", "Hackers", "Apollo 13", "Titanic", "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl", "Lilo and Stitch", "Brother Bear", "Finding Nemo", "Galaxy Quest", "Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone", "Lost in Translation", "WALL-E", "AVATAR", and "The Avengers" among others.


Cirque du Soleil (Favs are: Mystère, "O", Quidam, La Nouba, LOVE, Koozå, ZED, Amaluna), Teatro Zinzanni, "The Lion King", "Phantom of the Opera", "Beauty and the Beast", "Les Miserables", "Blast!", "STOMP", "CATS", "RENT", "Spring Awakening", and "Wicked".


I can't say I enjoy super-hero type comics but I do love those found in the funny papers, such as: {Strips}: Buckles, Dilbert, and Get Fuzzy. {Webcomics}: Ctrl+Alt+Del, Cyanide + Happiness, Penny Arcade, Sinfest, and XKCD.


Tastes in television programming come and go, however, I have enjoyed the following shows no longer on TV: The A-Team, MacGyver, Magnum PI, Knight Rider, the Dukes of Hazzard, M*A*S*H, Airwolf, Quantum Leap, ER, X-Files, Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Heroes (Season 1), "From the Earth to the Moon", ROME, Spartacus: Blood + Sand, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Dollhouse, Jericho, LOST, Futurama, Torchwood, Warehouse 13 (Season 1, 2, 3), Big Cat Diary, Eureka, Scrubs, and Chuck. Current TV favorites include: The Big Bang Theory, Castle, NCIS, Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, Suits, Sherlock, Orphan Black, Helix, and Under the Dome.


I've watched hundreds of series and anime films, but the following are my favorites: {Series}: Gundam Wing, Last Exile, Hikaru no Go, Fullmetal Alchemist, Fate/Stay Night, Azumanga Daioh, GANTZ, Haibane Renmei, Tenchi Muyo (the original), FLCL, Fruits Basket, Gungrave, Kino's Journey, DNAngel, BLEACH, Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle, DEATH NOTE, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Samurai Champloo, Karin, Fushigi Yugi, Kore Wa Zombie desu ka?, Strike Witches, Ghost Hunt, Muv Luv Total Eclipse, Another, Dusk Maiden of Amnesia, Kokoro Connect, Ranma 1/2, and Campione! {Films}: "My Neighbor Totoro", "Nausica", "Spirited Away", "Vexile", "Voices of a Distant Star", "5 Centimeters Per Second", "Origin: Sprits of the Past", "Appleseed" (new), "Summer Wars", and "Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki")


I'm not a prolific reader but I have enjoyed: "Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader", Ender Series ("Ender's Game", "Speaker for the Dead", "Xenocide"), Harry Potter (Faves: "Prisoner of Azkaban", "Gobblet of Fire", "Order of the Phoenix"), Inheritance Cycle ("Eragon", "Eldest", "Brzinger", "Inheritance"), His Dark Materials ("The Golden Compass", "The Subtle Knife"), "The Count of Monte Cristo", The Snow Queen Cycle ("The Snow Queen", "The Summer Queen"), The Hunger Games Trilogy, The CAT Books ("Psion", "Psiren", and "Catspaw"), Zones of Thought Series ("A Fire Upon the Deep" and "Children of the Sky"), The Chanur Saga ("The Pride of Chanur", "Chanur's Venture", "The Kif Strike Back", and "Chanur's Homecoming"), the Sholan Alliance Series ("Turning Point", "Fortune's Wheel", "Fire Margins", "Razor's Edge", "Dark Nadir", "Stronghold Rising", "Between Darkness and Light", and "Shades of Gray"), "The Giver", and various Star Trek novels.


I have read many Star Trek books and some of my favorites are: "Best Destiny", "Sarek", "The Entropy Effect", "The Klingon Gambit", "Web of the Romulans", "Yesterday's Son", "Mutany on the Enterprise", "The Wounded Sky", "My Enemy, My Ally", "Uhura's Song", "Killing Time", "Chain of Attack", "The Three-Minute Universe", "The Pandora Principle", "Doctor's Orders", "Ghost Walker", "The Rift", "The Disinherited", "Windows on a Lost World", "Ex Machina", "Requium" (TNG), "Reunion" (TNG), "Crossover" (TNG), "Planet of Judgement" (Bantam), "Vulcan!" (Bantam), "World Without End" (Bantam), "The Galactic Whirlpool" (Bantam), and the entire Star Trek: Vanguard novel series.

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