This is what I looked like on September 19, 2008 during a vacation. Duluth is in the background.

What are your favorites?

Last updated: May 30, 2007 at 3:07 PM (level 10 update).

1 The design and definitions

These are my favorites for within each of 34 categories. The numbers in parentheses indicate compatibility*. Do note that there is a 10% logarithmic margin of error at best for these and 20% is the typical. For favorites and dislikes, however, it's the other way around where 10% is the most common. Items with a "~" before it indicate that the item has a 20% logarithmic margin of error instead. A rating of 30, for example, could mean it's somewhere from 27.3 to 33. For the ~30, it'd be from 25 to 36. In general multiply and divide the number given by 1.1 (or 1.2 for the ~) to find the range.

By my definitions, a minor favorite is something with a compatibility of 6 to before 25. A favorite is from 25 to before 100. A high favorite is anything of 100 to 400 and a top favorite is anything of at least 400. For the opposite side, the same thing applies, except the numbers are negative. Naturally, much beyond even 30 (or -30) is rarely seen.

2 The list

What is your favorite and disliked...

1. Color?
Greens and pure hues. The color 40C000 (######) is my top favorite color (~30). I usually don't have much of a preference to colors, but pure hues and medium greens are the highest.

Anything highly gray or very bright. The color 709060 (######) is a much more gray version of my top favorite color (~-15 at worst), 3/4 gray (808080) and 1/4 the actual favorite color gives the result. Anything with a brightness of at least 192 is also disliked. That is, if the color appears to be as bright or brighter than the color C0C0C0 (######), then there's a good chance I won't like the color.

2. Number?
Prime numbers and powers of 2. A power of 2 is a number where n is positive in "2n". These include 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, and so on. Prime numbers are numbers with only two factors - 1 and itself. Generally the double-digit prime numbers are my favorites as they are referenced the most.


3. Food as a meal?
Pizza (180) tops my list and is about the only thing I eat. Cheese pizza is about the only type I eat. Hamburger Helper is at a very distant second (~20). It's this monstrous offset that causes me to have little interest in anything else.

Meat (-150). There's nothing less liked than meat, any kind of meat. I haven't had a single piece of meat in about 2 years! Other things include things that look rather scary (like a pineapple or kiwi).

4. Object?
Numbers (1100), computers (650), mountains (~250), clouds (~150), and floppy disks (~90) round the top 4 from best to worst.

Anything disgusting, scary-looking, or dirty tops my disliked list from worst to best.

5. Song?
Final Fantasy 1 World (from Final Fantasy Origins; 2800 max spike, 2000 sustained)), Final Fantasy 6 World version 1 (from Final Fantasy Anthology; 2800 spike, 2000 sustained), Battle Zone (Final Fantasy 9's battle music; 3190 spike, 1900 sustained), Winter Land (Ristar round 5-1; 2100 spike, 1950 sustained), and Out Where the Lake Is (Bubsy levels 10 through 12; 2200 spike, 1800 sustained) are my top 5 from best to worst. My top 2 favorite songs that is not from video games is "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" (130 spike, 90 sustained) and "Rock around the Clock" (110 spike, 80 sustained).

Almost everything with lyrics. Only if the lyrics are not of adult content, sound good, and that the true speed is the best sounding does a song containing lyrics have a chance of going above 10 for compatibility. Normally, they're neutral or negative.

6. Places on Earth?
Hawaii (150), Bahamas (140), mountains (130), and some beaches (110) are my four favorites.

Anywhere cold is a very good generalization. Antarctica (-120) obviously tops the list along with Siberia (~-100), the two coldest places.

7. TV show?
Generally, anything educational, most especially if it involves astronomy (~180 at the very highest known - "The Death Star", of which has been watched for about 17 times now). Mythbusters (100), Explorer (90), Hot Pursuit (90), Tom and Terry (cartoons; 90), Bugs Bunny (cartoons; 80), and Wacky Races (cartoons; 70) are my top 6. If the news counts, CNN Headline news would tie 6th place at 70.

Anything rated TV-MA will almost certainly be at the bottom or near it. Things rated TV-14 are fairly low as well, generally about +1.3 on average for things I'm most interested in thus rarely watched. TV-PG has little effect with TV-G having no effect. Most of what I watch are both TV-G and TV-PG (or, only in the case of the news, unrated).

8. Movie?
I have very little interest in movies as I may watch about 2 movies per year at the highest average. From what I have seen, "Mouse Hunt" (~80) and "The Thief and the Cobbler" (~70) are the two highest.

Anything rated R or NC-17 will almost certainly be at the bottom of the list. PG-13 has a fairly strong effect and what movies I do watch are usually G and PG.

9. Book?
I have much less interest in books than movies and probably one every 4 years is about the high average, a very long time span. The only one I can recall is "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (4), of which I read while in the 12th grade, nearly 4 years ago. Note the very low compatibility of just 4. Compare that to my record spike of 3190 being almost 800 times better. If magazines count, then it's "Astronomy" (20) and "Scientific American" (18), more than 4 times that of story books.

Because I ever-so-rarely read books, telling of specific dislikes is otherwise impossible. Generally, however, anything involving romance or adult-oriented content would bottom out my list.

10. Letter of the alphabet?
T (90), G (80), A (~50), X (~15), and M (~12) round out the top 5. The T comes from the lowercase T having a t-tail, especially the Courier New font (t). The G is from the "screwed up G", such as the lower case G of the "Times New Roman" font (g). The others are just general favorites for "normal" reasons.

P (-60). Nothing is liked less than that. Nothing else is even a dislike or close to it (outside a bunch of neutral-rated things). 11. Symbol?
* (often called a "star", made better when referring to pointers in programming; ~50), (sometimes called "double-dotted bar thing" for entertainment; ~40), (~30), (~30), (used as footnotes on my website when at least 5 are present; ~25), and (used as footnotes on my site when at least 4 are present; ~20) make the top 6. There's some others that I can't post (HTML text is 8-bit, I need 16-bit), and are ignored in this list as a result.

I have no dislikes and the closest it gets is neutral.

12. Organism (animal to some, but this is more broad)?
I have almost no interest in biology nor organisms in general. Only the extremely small is about the only candidates and the smaller, the better, to, at most, 1.5 for the compatibility. Dislike:
Although I have no interest in biology or organisms in general, most of everything is neutral. Only those that cause very serious diseases (-35) and the common cold (-20) bottom out the list. 13. Year?
In general, anything more than 2 years into the future and anything from 1600 to about 1850 are highest along with the cases going more than a half million years in the past. I otherwise have no direct favorites outside a lot of ties (due to the margin of error, even 5% causes dozens of ties).

In general, recent history and the near future (from 10 years ago to 2 years into the future) is about the only area. The rest is neutral-rated.

14. Game that is not a video game?
Uno (~20), Hit-a-bump version 6 (my own creation - see the games section on my site for details; 18), Dice game 7 (my own creation; 15), Survive the Flood UNO (a derivative I made up for playing UNO in single-player mode; 15) Chess (even though I lose 95% of the time; ~12), and Checkers (~12) make the top 5.

Most anything involving gambling where points can't be substituted for actual money or removed altogether.

15. Holiday?
Independence Day (because I can light fireworks; 350) and Christmas (because I get to open gifts; 300) are the only two that are worth noting. The very distant third place is Halloween at just 1.2. Independence Day is nearly 300 times better, a huge difference.

Most any holiday where businesses are open at very odd hours or not open at all.

16. Firework type?
Artillery shells (70), bottle rockets that don't have the loud high-pitched sound when launching (50), smoke balls (~40), jumping jacks (~25), and firecrackers (~18) are my top 5 favorites.

Anything that makes a loud high-pitched sound when launching such as saturn missiles (-40 at the worst known).

17. File extension and/or file type?
BMP (80), TGA (60), BAT (50), TXT (~20), and WAV (~18) are my top 5 favorites.

Nothing in particular is disliked, except if I can't open it (and in the case of Flash (SWF), create it).

18. Planet other than Earth**?
Jupiter (12), mainly because of a repeat dream where I see Europa far closer than any photograph. Extrasolar planets (planets orbitting other stars) are even more liked (18).

Uranus and Neptune - they don't seem to have much to them.

19. Singer?
None. I generally dislike songs with words and thus have no favorite singers. I'd rather mute the radio and listen to FF6 World version 1 for 5 consecutive days (I've been at it for 52 days (!), a tenth of that) than just an hour of radio music.

It may seem that every singer is disliked given that I dislike songs with words, most actually hover around neutral as I would otherwise care less about singers in general, even myself if I were to get into it some.

20. Band?
Like with the singer, I have no favorite bands, all are neutral-rated with a range of -1.2 to +1.2 or so. If video game music counts, then it'd be whoever made the music for the Final Fantasy series as my top 3 favorite songs are all from Final Fantasy.

Again, like the case for the singers, I have no dislikes either, all neutral-rated.

21. Video game?
Sonic 3 & Knuckles (700) tops my list since it has practically everything I like in it. Debug mode and drowning Tails are the two main things that have kept me at the game and have 95% of the influence together. Tails' general stupidity (due to the simple programming used) which is very funny, helps in other ways as well. The original Bubsy game (for the Sega Genesis anyway; 600)), my most played game of all with 4000 hours, is second. Super Monkey Ball 2 for the Gamecube (400), Mario 3 for the NES (300), and Final Fantasy 7 (400 if the bad words were left out, 150 otherwise) round out the top 5.

Anything rated M or Ao will almost certainly be put at the bottom of the list. T isn't much up there.

22. Sites on the internet?
Wikipedia (~30) and HowWhatWhy (~20) are the only two contenders for this. I'm not much into going to other websites.

Anything adult-oriented will definitely bottom out the list.

23. Sport?
I'm not much into sports, especially watching. For playing, it's kickball (~30), volleyball (20), and floor hockey (without roller skates; 15) for my top 3. For watching nothing is classified as a favorite, but the highest is gridiron football (not soccer; 4).

For playing, anything dangerous with a moderate risk of even moderate injuries (such as race car driving or stunt performer) would be a dislike. Games like volleyball have a rather low risk of this sort of thing and injuries are generally minor. I generally don't have any dislikes for watching, most everything is neutral.

24. Word?
Function (after programming; 80), void (after programming; 70), fox (after drowning Tails in Sonic so much; 70), formula (60), and complex (60) are the top 5. Dislike:
In short, those bad words that word censors commonly beep out where letters are replaced by stars. The worst of which has -130.

25. School Subject?
Math (200), science (180), and gym (120) are my top 3 favorites.

Literature (where you read books answering questions; -300) is the only real contender for this. Language arts (where you learn what nouns and verbs are along with sentence structures) is a minor favorite at +20.

26. Soda?
I haven't had a single soda since January of 2004, over 3 1/3 years ago. As a result, there is a rather high 50% logarithmic margin of error meaning that 10 would mean 6 2/3 (10 / 1.5) to 15 (10 * 1.5) for the range. Mountain Dew/Mellow Yellow (they otherwise taste the same; ~10 (50% margin of error)) would be about the closest. Root Beer (~6 (50% margin of error)) would be next.

Before I lost interest in sodas, it was anything diet. Now it's practically all sodas because they contained way too much sugar, one of the main reason I lost interest in them.

27. Drinks besides sodas?
Tropicana Light Lemonade (sugar free - no store in my local town even carries it any more and I've been very disappointed since; 180), Minute Maid Light Lemonade (100), Fruit2O Lemon flavor (80), Fruit2O grape flavor (70), and Gatorade Lemon-lime flavor (70) are my top 5.

Anything alcoholic which I consider as "poison". The worst is around -250, but there's probably things even worse than this that I don't know about.

28. Job?
Since I've never had a job before, this is otherwise impossible to answer based on experience. By general interest, it'd be either a video game tester (especially for console games; 200) or a truck driver (180).

Anything dangerous (like building a high-rise building (-50)) or dirty (like a sewer cleaner (-300)) would bottom out my list. 29. Types of scenery?
In short, generally things viewed from high above, the main reason why I prefer to jump around a lot in my mind game. Mountains (especially when at the tops (500), beaches (350), and clouds (especially when above them (200)) are my top 3 favorites.

Anything dirty (like the interior of a sewer (-300)).

30. Quotation?
"High elevation is the best elevation. The higher, the better the view." (~8) - it's a quotation I made up while I was at the Triangle YMCA camp in July of either 1997 or 1998. As to others' quotations, I have no known favorites. I'm not much into quotations either, even my own is fairly low.

I don't have any dislikes since I'm not much into quotations. The lowest is about -2 which is not considered a favorite or dislike by my definition.

31. Types of stories?
Mystery (20) and adventure (15) are my top two favorites.

Romance (-60) is the most obvious one and the rest aren't even less liked than -6.

32. Error on calcultor?
Stack overflow (15), number overflow (when the exponent or number is too big for the calculator to handle; 8), square root of a negative number (7), division by zero (6), and the tangent of 90 degrees (6), are my top 4 favorites, the only things on the list.

I have no dislikes here with -1.2 being the lowest.

33. Type of activity?
For non-computer-related activities, my 4 highest are swimming (especially when at a lake rather than a pool; 70), calculating things (60), jumping (40), then running (at least 8 mph; 20). For computer-related activities, it's browsing the forums (40), and making games (25).

Anything dangerous such as performing stunts (for real - okay in my mind game and in video games).

34. Phrase?
"In the blue" (15) seems to be my favorite as it relates to drowning Tails in the Sonic games. I otherwise don't have any favorites.

I don't have any dislikes.

4.1 About me home - General overview and background
4.1-1 What this is
4.1-2 My current life
4.1-3 The future
4.2 Dream journal - My dreams I get while sleeping - contains over 500 dreams and grows rapidly
4.2-1 Introduction
4.2-2 Special notes
4.2-3 Dream stat descriptions
4.2-4 Dream statistics
4.2-5 The categories
4.3 Favorites - What I like and dislike most
4.4 Imaginary friends - Learn what my imaginary friends were like and their special abilities
4.4-1 History
4.4-2 In depth descriptions
4.4-3 The future
4.5 Video games - My history with video games and the many bad things they caused
4.5-1 The beginning
4.5-2 Too much video game playing
4.5-3 Making my own games
4.5-4 The future
4.6 School - Learn what school was like for me, how the classes went, and other events related to school
4.6-1 Elementary school
4.6-2 Middle school
4.6-3 High school
4.6-4 Filling my need for education
4.6-5 My education future
4.7 Special events - Learn about how YMCA camp, tours, and other special events went for me
4.7-1 Triangle YMCA camp
4.7-2 Touring my home state with my friend
4.7-3 Shakespearian play
4.7-4 The state fair
4.7-5 The antique car club
4.7-6 Trip into Canada
4.8 Math skills - I can work wonders with numbers and perform calculations in my head at a blazing fast speed
4.8-1 Well beyond most everyone else
4.8-2 I became unforunate
4.8-3 Super fast mental math
4.8-4 If object gets numbers, I get a formula
4.8-5 The future
4.9 Special abilities - The special capabilities I have outside mathematics
4.9-1 General
4.9-2 Hypercount
4.9-3 High-speed, high-accuracy mental math
4.9-4 High-res vision
4.10 Developed systems - Status System, Spell System and other systems I've developed
4.10-1 My Status System
4.10-2 My Spell System
4.10-3 Color system
4.11 Stories - The birth of my story-writing efforts
4.11-1 The "Wonderful Adventure" days
4.11-2 The "Rise of Atlantis" days
4.11-3 One other story
4.11-4 No more story writing
4.11-5 My sources of ideas
4.11-6 The future (general)
4.12 Online activities - The history of my website and the usage of online forums
4.12-1 Online forums
4.12-2 My website
4.13 Music - My history with music - learn the origins to why I listen to songs at different speeds for thousands of loops at a time
4.13-1 History
4.13-2 The present
4.13-3 The future
4.13-4 Music FAQs
4.14 Major fears - My list of fears, problems, and obsessions, both past and present
4.14-1 Introduction
4.14-2 Current fears
4.14-3 Old fears that have been overcome
4.14-4 Current problems
4.14-5 Old problems that have been overcome
4.14-6 Current obsessions
4.14-7 Old obsessions
4.15 Major issues - Major issues I have in my life at the moment
4.15-1 Fears, problems, and obsessions
4.15-2 Sleep-wake cycle
4.15-3 No transportation
4.15-4 Showers are rare
4.15-5 My annoying nose
4.15-6 Limited choice of foods
4.15-7 Getting a job
4.16 TV and movies - How I am with watching TV and movies, both past and present
4.16-1 History
4.16-2 The present
4.16-3 The future
4.16-4 FAQ
4.17 Food and drink - My history with food and drink, including past meals I made, as well as the present and future
4.17-1 History
4.17-2 The present
4.17-3 The future
4.18 Travel and vacations - Past vacations and travel, as well as the current case of 6+ years without a vacation, including places of interest
4.18-1 History
4.18-2 The present
4.18-3 The future
4.18-4 FAQ
4.19 My senses - Things involving my 5 main senses - strong, high-res vision, but very weak smell to name some
4.19- [document yet to be created]
4.20 Doctors and meds - My past involving doctor visits and meds to fixing my issues as well as the present
4.20- [document yet to be created]
4.21 Hobbies - My hobbies, including things I was involved with in the past not in any other category
4.21-1 History
4.21-2 Computer
4.21-3 Sports
4.21-4 Collecting
4.21-5 Television
4.21-6 The present
4.21-7 The future
4.22 Game design - My history of game design as well as the present and possible future
4.22-1 History
4.22-2 The present
4.22-3 The future
4.23 Noncomputer games - Backgrounds on various noncomputer games, such as throwing cards to play Hit-a-bump and other things, including past games not listed on my website, as well as general evolvements and what caused me to create them.
4.23- [document yet to be created]
4.24 Other memorable events - General events I recall unusually well, but not anything special
4.24- [document yet to be created]
4.25 Other things - Dates, marriage, having kids, friends, religion, holidays, and various other things
4.25- [document yet to be created]
4.26 Myself in the year 2050 - How I envision myself and a day in the year 2050
4.26- [document yet to be created]
4.27 My greatest wishes - Activities I would love to do

* Compatibility is merely how much I like something. It is a logarithmic scale with an unlimited range though much beyond 30, naturally, is rarely seen. 1 is defined as neutral where you neither like nor dislike it. By doubling the compatibility, you can sustain doing whatever for four times longer, the basis. A positive number indicates you like something. A negative number indicates you dislike something. Mathematically, disliked objects actually have a value that is positive but less than 1 (thus fractional). -5 means 0.2 mathematically, for comparison. +5, which is 25 times better, means you could keep at the activity for just over 600 times longer. See the website FAQ or further details on this.
** Some think that Pluto is still a planet. Whether or not it is, it's neutral-rated and wouldn't be considered for this, even if it was considered an asteroid instead.