Nerdiest obsession: Art
Wastes way too much time on: crafting and the internet
Hates with the fiery passion of a thousand suns: people who say “pwn”, injustice
Favourite female nerd: Barberella
Favourite male nerd: David X Cohen
Secretly collects: Boys
Most embarrassing nerd related memory: I’m never really embarrassed about my nerdity, if someone doesn’t get a reference they don’t get it.
Wanted to be ____ when you grew up: a Marine Biologist
Biggest nerdy triumph: Getting a Borg to draw Wolverine for me and being on good terms with someone who knows the man himself (Lucas)…but I’m not saying who
Nerdy line that makes you swoon: “you’re pretty..pretty” –Simon Tam
Top 5 sites visited daily: ffffound.com, facebook, gmail, flickr, twitter
Top 5 things everyone should check out asap: thisiswhyyourefat.com, the uniform project, ffffound.com, Clare and the Reasons (band)
Anything else to add? I nerd out about so many things it’s hard to keep track, but it doesn’t always make sense. I love Star Wars and Star Trek, I love Joss Whedon, but won’t watch Dollhouse. I also get really revved up over good design, illustration, fashion, handbags, knitting, crafts…yeah I can go on.
Fave book(s): The Jungle, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, A Wind in the Door
Fave author(s): Upton Sinclair, Madeline L’Engle
Most disappointing "based on the novel" film: Matilda, Narnia (the new ones, I thought the old British one was great)
Book you'd love to see made into a film: I really like keeping books the way they are in my head.
Most impactful book/author: The Chronicles of Narnia really hit me as a youth. I cried so hard at the end.
First book you ever read: The Pokey Little Puppy? I forget. I used to go to bed looking over medical journals and books about animals and evolution.
First book that made you REALLY like reading: The first book I was proud to finish was Matilda by Roald Dahl. It was the longest book I’d read at the time
Currently reading: Just Finished Watership Down, might start on the Hitchhiker’s books again
Fave game(s): Final Fantasy 7, Super Mario Brothers 3, Rockband
Fave character(s): Cloud Strife, Vincent Valentine, Luigi
Spent way too much time playing: anything Final fantasy
Most disappointing ending in a game: Katamari Damacy, it just kinda ends, then you can keep playing forever…meh (still love it though)
First game ever played: Super Mario Brothers
Currently playing: new Super Mario Brothers for DS (slowly)
Fave artist(s): Andy Warhol, Chuck Close, Joss Ellingson, Mark Rothko, Harvey Chan, Julia Breckenried, Kurt Halsey
Fave artistic era/period: Pop Art/Modern Art/Expressionism
Fave piece/work: that’s a tough one. Any Rothko can take my breath away…but I just love art
Fave medium(photography/painting/drawing/etc): Drawing and Painting
Top 5 must sees: Manet’s Olympia, any Rothko, Jeff Koons’ Sculpture “Michael Jackson and Bubbles”, Chuck Close “Big self Portrait”, Modigliani “Reclining Nude”, Photographys by Andy Warhol
Last show/exhibit seen: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: illustrations by Harvey Chan, Jose Ortega and Johny Deluna
Fave TPB(s): Watchmen (if that counts), anything Jeffery Brown, Kingdom Come, Dark Knight Returns
Fave single issue: I haven’t bought single issues in a long while. One of the first single issues I ever purchased was Nightstalkers Midnight massacre
Fave Character(s): Batman, Wolverine, Morbius, The Maxx, Hellboy
Fave storyline(s): Weapon X, Rise of the Midnight Sons
Fave 'verse(s): I really can’t choose (I’m partial to indie books), but my love of batman leans me towards DC
Fave Artist/Inker(s): Cameron Stewart, Ramon Perez, Mike Mignola, Sam Hiti, and Craig Thompson to name a few
Fave writer(s): Mike Mignola Frank Miller, Jeffery Brown
First comic book ever read: it’s either X-Babies or some random Midnight Sons book
Currently reading: Rereading Kingdom Come…again
Fave film(s): Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Logan’s Run, Demolition man, Army of Darkness, Star Wars original trilogy, Star Trek (the good ones)
Fave director(s): Wes Anderson, Michel Gondry, Guillermo dell Toro, Baz Lurhmann
Fave actor/actress: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Nicholas Cage, Billy West
Most inspiring film(s): Royal Tenenbaums, Everything is Illuminated
Biggest cinematic letdown: Spiderman 3, Watchmen
First film ever seen: Aladdin maybe? It’s the first one I remember seeing in the theatres…
Last film you watched: Blade Trinity…I have a thing for bad movies…I kinda love them…a lot
Fave film news site: IMDB baby
Fave band(s): New Pornographers, They Might be Giants, Weezer, The Impossibles, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Beatles (obviously), Queen, Bowie, Cake, The pixies…on and on…
Fave musician(s): George Harrison, Johnny Greenwood, Tom Brislin, David Byrne, David Bowie
Fave singer(s): Bobby Darin, Robert Goulet
Fave album(s): The Bends, Pinkerton, The Blue album, Twin Cinema….
Best concert/Best band to see live: I’ve been to so many great ones…being front row at the Cramps was insane, Seeing OKGO then going backstage because I knew the opening band was awesome, Seeing the Cribs at some DJ party in LA was rad. I’ve seen lots. I’ve got stories to tell.
Worst concert/Worst band to see live: Worst concert was a random Detroit show to see a local band that doesn’t exist anymore. I didn’t know that 6 bands were playing before the band I wanted to see…the ONLY band I wanted to see. It was a long horrible night of subpar garage pop/punk bands and harsh mediocre metal.
First concert: Fastball, Sugar Ray and the GooGoo Dolls…I think I was 14
Currently hooked on: Miles Fisher, Clare and the Reasons, And getting heavy into Talking Heads again.
Fave theory: The Copenhagen Interpretation
Fave scientist(s): Tesla
Most important discovery/invention: Peanut Butter
First time you realized you were into science: Growing up the book I kept by my bed was about evolution.