** My most favourite genres ( _manga/anime/live-action/novel ) are :** * SciFi ( _Ghost in the Shell, Exxaxion, Trigun, Appleseed, Bubblegum Crisis, Legend of Galactic Heroes, Cowboy Bebop, Sentou Yousei Yukikaze, Fushigi no Umi no Nadia, Gunbuster, Sol Bianca, Spirit of Wonder, .hack//, Planetes, Metropolis, GUNNM, Mujin Wakusei Survive, Tide Line Blue, Hikari to Mizu no Daphne... ) * fantasy ( 3x3 eyes, lodoss, ruin explorers, LoTR, Berserk, Dragonquest, Saint Seiya, Boogie Pop Phantom, Slayers, Mahoujin Guruguru, Full Metal Alchemist, Uzumaki, Tsukihime, Mushishi, Tenshi ni Narumon, Totoro... ) * detective fiction ( Sherlock Holmes, Arsène Lupin, Poirot and Marple, Meitantei Conan, Trick... ) * apocalyptic ( Dragon Head, Hokuto no Ken, Akira... ) I also like bloody stuff ( Souten no Ken, Elfen Lied, MPD Psycho, Gantz, Hellsing ), comedy ( Galaxy Angel, Azumanga, Sensei no ojikan, One Piece, GTO, Comic Party, School Rumble, Mahou Yuugi, Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou, Sexy Commando, Hand Maid May, Animal Yokochou ), romance ( To Heart, Kanon, Air, Video Girl, I"s, Emma, Iriya no Sora UFO no Natsu, Maria-sama ga miteru, Maison Ikkoku, Fullmoon wo sagashite, Princess Tutu, Fruits Basket ), "slice of life" manga/anime ( Asatte Dance, Sing yesterday for me, Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou, Genshiken, F. Compo ), martial arts ( Tough, Baki, Shaolin Soccer ) and almost everything else as long as there is a good story... ( Samurai Champloo, Noir, Monster, Gankutsuou, Fantastic children, Perfect Blue, Millenium Actress, Kaze Makase Tsukikage Ran, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Futari H, Hajime no Ippo, Hikaru no Go... )
** My favourite games (those I played so many times that I don't remember how many) are :** Fallout 2, SaGa Frontier, Deus Ex, Divine Divinity, Zeus : Master of Olympus, Vampire : The masquerade, Caesar 3, Homeworld. I also really liked Zanzarah, Little Big Adventure, Icewind Dale, Planescape Torment, Warcraft and Starcraft, Call to Power 2, Sims and Simcity 4, Ragnarok online, Dungeon Keeper 2.
My current CSS stylesheet uses screenshots from Zanzarah. I think it's an under-rated game. Its sceneries are magnificent, and you can really feel the magical atmosphere within the different places you have to visit (the fairy town, the dwarfs' caves, the dark forest...). Some of the background pieces of music are truly bewitching. There is even a song that sounds like the one performed by Enya in LoTR. With a more complex story, it would have been one of my most favourite games. ^^
_ My favourite musical styles are... very hard to choose actually, but I would say : _ * electronic music (techno, trance, stuff like Deep Forrest, Daft Punk, Vangelis or Jean-Michel Jarre, Command & Conquer OST, Wipe Out OST, the 4th track from Texhnolyze OST2, some I've songs...) * symphonic (stuff like Star Trek OST, Tomb Raider score, Stargate, Farscape or Waterworld, game ost like Warcraft, Lineage II, Icewind Dale, Beyond Divinity...) * celtic (like some pieces of music in Highlander Endgame OST, LoTR, Creid...) I also appreciate : * composers like Susumu Hirasawa, Kenji Kawaii, Youkou Kanno, Yuki Kajiura... * singers like Maaya Sakamoto, Akino Arai, Kotoko, Kawada Mami, Nakashima Mika, Rurutia... * groups like X Japan, Luna Sea, Jungle Smile, Asian KungFu Generation, Under17, Ali Project... Of course, those are just some examples. It doesn't mean I like everything they have made. ^^