Despite the controversy that surrounds it, I honestly believe fanfiction is a wonderful platform for aspiring writers to try their hand at writing. George R. R. Martin would probably dispute this point, but perhaps if he didn't kill so many characters, his fans would not seek such an outlet for coping with the sudden, brutal deaths of their favourite characters. Resurrecting said characters from the miserable graves that he dug for them is sometimes the only way to come to terms with their untimely deaths. Nevertheless, despite the cruel fate that he creates for many of his characters (as well as his disregard for full-stops), I do enjoy the ASoIaF series.
I like it when 'Loch Lomond' or 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' plays at a party/club/pub and everyone - in true Scottish fashion - gets up to dance/stagger drunkenly. I love to read. Some of my favourites include: The Bone Clocks, Jane Eyre (a favourite read for most English Lit students even if Rochester is a manipulative cunt), Wasted, Into the Darkest Corner, The Pillowman, Story of the Eye, Le Silence de la Mer, Arlington Park, Much Ado About Nothing, The Cripple of Inishmaan, Death of a Ladies' Man, Northanger Abbey, Harry Potter, The Trick is to Keep Breathing, anything by Poe, The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn, Trainspotting, The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, She: A History of Adventure, Frankenstein, 9 1/2 Weeks, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Mary Barton (Victorian lit is my thaang), The Way We Live Now, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Keats' poetry. I've recently got into graphic novels and thoroughly enjoyed Psychiatric Tales by Darryl Cunningham.