But what do you like??

<p>My former thread seemed to have epically failed at this, but...</p>

<p>** what do you like??**</p>

<p>I mean, academically, philosophically, politically, sexually, ... throw it all out there! </p>

<p>I didn't intend to be restrictive on the other thread. :D Let yourself out here so we can get to know you!</p>

<p>Academically: Biology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology, Government (esp comparative), Latin, Greek/Roman History</p>

<p>Politically: Liberal- pro-choice, lots of government intervention, support health care, etc</p>

<p>I think I'll pass on the rest lol.</p>

<p>What about you?</p>

<p>Academically? I absolutely love maths and physics. Heavy into computers, but not for courses, in particular. I'm a philosophical fellow, but I'm not sure I want to take formal classes for it. Definitely into East Asian and general Asian information. Love it. </p>

<p>Big music fan (classical music for my performance and hard rock/metal for my own enjoyment).</p>

<p>Politically I'm a libertarian/objectivist (somewhat blended, but they're very similar, just different rationales). I'm for freedom! And I don't like government interference in the economy at all. Minarchism for me (small government, please!) Socially liberal, economically conservative.</p>

<p>Big Ayn Rand fan. BIG. O_O Haha.</p>

<p>Academically: biology, genetics, creative writing, philosophy, and anything else that catches my interest, really. I'm probably going to major in BioChem. </p>

<p>Politically: liberal. Very, very liberal. </p>

<p>On Ayn Rand: I'm not a big fan. Although I agree with objectivism on a fundamental, basic level, I think Rand is a bad writer. Also, I feel that since she mostly wrote novels to illustrate her ideas, an analysis of her work can lead to many different conclusions: thus, objectivism can often become whatever the reader wants it to be. There are many people who go on and on about objectivism and don't know what the hell they're talking about. (I'm not saying that's your case, computergeek173, I'm just pointing out some of the issues I have with Rand.)</p>

<p>Sexually: I'm straight. I think geeks are hot. I get aroused by whipped cream. One of these statements is false. </p>

<p>What does everyone like literature-wise? I'm a huge bookworm…some favorites include: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, Orwell's 1984, Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, The Painted Veil by Maugham, Anna Karenina… someone please shut me up. :D I haven't lived in an English-speaking country for almost ten years, and am always a little starved for books in English.</p>

<p>Love 1984 and of course additionals like Animal Farm and Brave New World. There are other books of course: The Assault, The Stranger, The Alchemist, other such.</p>

<p>Sexually I'm straight as well xD
^I'm extremely curious as to which of those statements is false. Haha.</p>

<p>I love The Alchemist, and The Stranger, which I'm supposing is the Albert Camus book...it should be if the title is a direct translation from the French. I haven't read The Assault, though. Probably should check that out. </p>

<p>Haha, not sure I want to reveal which statement is false on such a public forum. Don't want to scare all you Rice people before you've even met me. </p>

<p>Also just finished reading the Bartimaeus Trilogy for the billionth time, and realized I hadn't tacked it on my list...can't resist my "children's" books.</p>

<p>Love the Bartimaeus Trilogy, too! :D The Stranger is the Camus book - The Assualt is by Harry Mulisch, and it was fantastic ^_^ (you'll need the translation for that one as well).</p>