Name: Andrew Manugian
Location: Memphis, TN/Bangkok, Thailand
Education: BA, Film and Media Culture and Psychology — Middlebury College 2009
Hobbies: New media, applied psychology, masks, space, technology and games, snakes, hiking, arguing, watching people, Warcraft.
Likes: Too much, not enough, misunderstandings, heft, and great hair.
I decided to start a web log for several reasons:
–I wanted to keep my mind sharp and my thoughts flowing after college.
–I thought this would be a good way to consolidate my thoughts, instead of scattering them in notepad documents all over my computer and sticky notes all over my desk.
–I wanted to see what would happen if I start a public journal: Through introspective writing, do I become aware of how mundane my life is and reevaluate my direction? Do I resign myself to being a sardonic pundit and self-absorbed blogger for the remainder of my life? Do I get no traffic at all? Do I stop this project in under two weeks?
–I’m (not so) secretly quite vain.
Metal–Mastodon, Genghis Tron, Behemoth, Metallica, Deftones, Electric Wizard, Serpent Throne, Nine Inch Nails, Rage Against the Machine, White/Rob Zombie, Black Sabbath, Monster Magnet, Kyuss, Serpent Throne
Electronic–Ladytron, Aphex Twin, Four Tet, Air, Bjork, Radiohead, The Knife, Boards of Canada, fourtet
Techno–Shpongle (and all Posford), Infected Mushroom, The Crystal Method, 1200 Mics
Other–Philip Glass, David Bowie, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Sonic Youth
Alastair Reynolds, Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft, Richard Scarry, Frank Herbert, Alan Moore, Mark Danielewski, Neal Stephenson, Hergé, Frank Miller, George R. R. Martin, Huxely, Philip K. Dick
Animated–Dead Leaves, Ninja Scroll, Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Planet, Princess Mononoke, End of Evangelion
Live Action–8 1/2, Tampopo, 2001 – A Space Odyssey, Die Hard, Seven Samurai, Star Wars, Austin Powers, Sherlock Jr., The Matrix, Children of Men, Mulholland Drive, Eastern Promises, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Braveheart, 5th Element
Anime–FLCL, Colorful, Full Metal Alchemist, Evangelion, Cowboy Bebop
Adult Swim–Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Superjail, Harvey Birdman, Look Around You, The Drinky Crow Show, King of the Hill
Other–Aeon Flux, Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Shield, Rocko’s Modern Life, Twin Peaks, ICarly, Nitro Circus
Metal Gear Solid Series, Final Fantasy Series (Most especially FFVII), Ehrgeiz, Warcraft III/World of Warcraft, Tetris, World of Goo, Air Buccaneers, Counterstrike, Unreal Tournament, Tribes 2, Super Mario World, SSX3, Twisted Metal 2, Grand Theft Auto, Soul Caliber, Destrega, Unholy War, Spyro the Dragon, Crash Bandicoot Warped, Natural Selection, Dead Space, Dark Souls, Catherine, Heavy Rain, Dead Space