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DingusLord

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A compilation of the works that I have found to contain some measure of self-evident worth. Not ordered. There are many yet to find. Some pieces are good but fall short of listing status. Subjective, but the opinion is often as valid as the opinionated. Not meant to be all encompassing, but rather for reflection, recommendation, and perusal.

Film:
Cowboy Bebop*
Over The Garden Wall*
Adventure Time
Gravity Falls
Samurai Jack
Firefly
Avatar(TLA, LOK)
2001 Space Odyssey
Inception
Interstellar
Rick and Morty
Vewn
Most Ghibli
Lord of the Rings
Charlie Chaplin
Psych


Music:
Much to large for the list for the time being.
Here are a few:
Jack Stauber*
The Strokes
Lemon Demon/Neil Cicerega
The Beach Boys
Radiohead
Wintergatan
The Talking Heads
Bill Evans
George Gershwin
Philip Glass
Mable Ye
Bo Burnham

Video Games:
Celeste*
The Legend of Zelda(Main titles)
The Way*
Bastion
Trasistor
Enter the Gungeon
Dark Souls
Fallen London*
Sunless Sea
Sunless Skies
Night in The Woods
The Stanley Parable*
The Beginner's Guide*
What Remains of Edith Finch
Gone Home
Kingdom Rush1/2/3/4
The Witcher 3
Nitrome
Hollow Knight
Most anything By VALVE
Journey
BioShock Series
Outer Wilds
Undertale
Spelunky
Inmost
Katana Zero
Limbo/Inside
The Witness*
Myst
Return of the Obra DInn
Subnautica
Grim Fandango

Books:
Saga(Connor Kostick)
Feed
Anything by Neil Gaiman, notably Sandman, Coraline, Graveyard Book
Jordan Peterson
Ray Bradbury
Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy
All the Hugo winners
Dune
The Tale of Desperaeux


Graphic Novels/Comics/Web-comics
Ava's Demon
Unsounded*
Kill Six Billion Demons
Paranatural*
Rice Boy/Order of Tales/Vattu
XKCD
The Motherless Oven trilogy*(Favorite Book)
Watchmen
Understanding Comics
Zot
The Sculptor*(Also Favorite book)
Geis
Daytripper
V for Vendetta
Calvin and Hobbes
A Contract With God Trilogy
Saga(Brian K. Vaughn)
Sandman
One Soul


I will discuss all.
 

AntaresVII

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Thanks for the list

Why Interstellar? I found it conceptually interesting, but story-wise rather unfulfilling.

The people around me seem to love the Graveyard Book. I've listened to it twice, and I think it's great, but I wouldn't put it on my list, I suppose mainly because I find it touching, but not very self-applicable. What is it you think makes it so good?

In your opinion, does Avatar count as anime?

Do you include What If? in XKCD?

Have you seen any of Gary Larson's comics?

What are the asterisks indicating?

Random crap:
I've read Making Comics, and liked it very well, but nothing else yet by McCloud
I find Calvin and Hobbes continually enchanting.
Just read Dune for the third time in anticipation of the new movie, and I swear it gets better every time.
 

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Probably the concepts/music in Interstellar.

I haven't read the Graveyard book in a while, and looking back I may have romantacized it a bit, yeah.

Anime, by definition, originates in Japan, so no. Also the art style is fairly western.

What If is pretty much a novel continuation, with similar humor, so yeah.

Have not read Gary Larson. I'll check him out though.

Asterisks are the recommended if you were to view none of the others.

Understanding Comics is much better in my eyes, and has a chapter about art in general that threw my art view onto another axis. One of my favorite books is by him "The Sculptor". Very Favorite indeed.

Regretfully, I am only partway through the first book of Dune. Great stuff so far, The candor in the writing is superb.

My top recommendations for Graphic Novels: (Seeing as you're interested, you Calvin and Hobbes-reading-man-of-culture-you)

The Motherless Oven Trilogy
The Sculptor

The Classics:
V for Vendetta
Watchmen
Sandman

Notable Webcomics:
Kill Six Billion Demons
Unsounded

Bonus:
Paranatural-----Some of the greatest humor I've witnessed.
 

AntaresVII

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I'm enjoying Kill Six Billion Demons, Unsounded, and Paranatural each.
I have to say, though, in regards to Unsounded, I agree with the attack zombie:

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Also, it's only the first book of Dune I've read thrice, and only the inbetweensie by his son Paul of Dune (once) beyond that.
 

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Authors
Neal Asher
Matthew Reilly
Robin Hobb
Terry Pratchett

Games
Rimworld
Kenshi
Freelancer
The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind (I really ought to play Daggerfall sometime)

Webcomics
Freefall (the least furry comic about a bipedal wolf you'll ever see)
Questionable Content (also surprisingly SFW)
Girl Genius
Schlock Mercenary (now finished but it had a LONG run)

Fan Fiction / Internet Original
The All Guardsmen Party
When Deathworlders Meet

Music
UPSAHL (All My Friends Are Rich, People I Don't Like, 12345SEX)
grandson (Stick Up, Blood // Water)
Ken Ashcorp
Parov Stelar (Catgroove, Snake Charmer)
Miss Hentai Music (for finding new music)
Max Brhon - Cyberpunk
Mox ಠ ᴥ ಠ (very NSFW)
GHOST DATA (Femme Fatale, Gods of the Artificial)
Professor Elemental
DoctorSteel
Modestep (Machines)
uamee (OUT OF KVASS, PROTIVOGAZ)
HYE SUNG - Bite Your Soul (feat. Shiloh)
 

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Questionable Content and Girl Genius I've read. Both were great. (though they err on the jumping the shark side.)

I'll check out the others.
 

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I ended up reading all of DMotR in one day, so thanks for that recommend.

Men In Hats is pretty good (webcomic).

Music-wise: Two Steps From Hell has the best orchestral/soundtrack I've heard.
Skyworld by them is a great track to name one.

My vote as well for Blood // Water by grandson. I think it's Trap, though it leans heavy Alternative.

Code: Pandorum has the best of Deathstep if you want something darker/harder than usual halloween music. Paimon, Hellgate, & Existence are all good.

Real Life by Greek Fire is a good one in Rock for we who talk to people via computers.


I was a student in the Wasatch Independent Debate League for 4 years and my teacher (also the League's president & founder), Sam Martineau, ran discussions at the beginning of each class that were basically like this:
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