After a somewhat disappointing entry into the world (I had been holding out for the role of Gregory Peck, but it had been filled long before and I had simply failed to notice the announcement.), I proceeded to have a childhood that gave me access to a number of strange and curious adults. This, coupled with my habit of reading anything that anyone bothered to set in print, caused me to realize that the world is full of truly dreadful people who will attempt to enforce normalcy upon otherwise intelligent and imaginative children. Since that time, I have done my best to disrupt those who would impose order at the expense of creativity. Ironically, this has led to a number of postings as a deep agent in some of the most uptight organizations imaginable. My record of leaving a trail of chaos behind speaks for itself.
Writing, Worldbuilding, Role Playing Games (either as gamemaster or player), Photography, Typography, Graphic Arts, Science, Astronomy
Big Trouble in Little China, Rollerball (the real one), Westerns, Easterns (Asian historical movies), Blazing Saddles, The Princess Bride, Twelve O'Clock High, Duck Soup, The Three Musketeers, Casablanca
I've heard of this TV thing, but I suspect that it's just a fad that will soon fade away.
Douglas Adams, Piers Anthony, Isaac Asimov, Iain M. Banks, Ray Bradbury, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Octavia Butler, Arthur C. Clarke, Arthur Conan Doyle, George Alec Effinger, Harlan Ellison, L. Frank Baum, Dashiell Hammett, Harry Harrison, Robert Heinlein, Jospeh Heller, Tom Holt, Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Herman Melville, Michael Moorcock, Walter Mosley, Larry Niven, Andre Norton, Frederik Pohl, Robert Silverberg, Rex Stout, Mark Twain, Jack Vance, Jules Verne, Vernor Vinge, Kurt Vonnegut, Walter Jon Williams, Gene Wolfe, Roger Zelazny, et al.