Nerdiest obsession: Fanthropology (the anthropological study of fans and fandom through literary, theatrical, and film critical theory)
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Wastes way too much time on: HardcoreNerdity.com
Hates with the fiery passion of a thousand suns: Twi-hards with no brains. (Sure, love your fandom; but do some research before you start making ludicrous statements)
Favourite female nerd: Diana Wynne-Jones
Favourite male nerd: David Hewlett
Secretly collects: Fanthropology textbooks
Most embarrassing nerd related memory: Travelling to a con with friends on the subway, while in Cosplay. It was great when there was a group of us, but I accidentally got off the subway one stop too early! I felt very silly waiting for the next train, all alone on the platform, with pink hair and wearing a pink leather rockstar suit.
Wanted to be ____ when you grew up: An Immortal! I wanted a sword, but I never wanted to have to play The Game.
Biggest nerdy triumph: Presenting a paper on "Doctor Who" to the University of Cardiff and Doctor Who creative personelle.
Nerdy line that makes you swoon: "Because the alternative is unthinkable." (Methos to Alexa on why he is working so hard to get a date with her; "Highlander", 'Timeless'.)
Top 5 sites visited daily: HardcoreNerdity.com, my friend's travel blog, QueryTracker.com, Miss Snark's First Victim, Wikipedia.org
Top 5 things everyone should check out asap: Books from Dragon Moon Press; Doctor Holocaust's website; the TV show "Being Human"; the "Leaving Mundania" documentary; cosplaying at a huge convention, at least once.
Fave book(s): Howl's Moving Castle – there is nothing that is not perfect about that book.
Fave author(s): Diana Wynne Jones, Erik Buchannan, Lesley Livingston, Adrienne Kress, Neil Gaimon, Petronius Arbiter, Cornelia Funke, JM Barrie, Rumiko Takahashi Most disappointing "based on the novel" film: Howl's Moving Castle.
Book you'd love to see made into a film: "small Magics" – JUST so I could see Henry in the flesh! Or "Ex Machina".
Most impactful book/author: In my life? JM Barrie and Anne Rice. Overall? Shakespeare
First book you ever read: "Ogre, Ogre" by Piers Anthony – it was my first novel.
First book that made you REALLY like reading: I have always loved reading, but it was Cornelia Funke's "Inkheart" that reminded my why.
Currently reading: The backlog of the classic science fiction oeuvre – Orwell, Asimov, etc.
Fave book news site: Twitter.com – the publisher's tweetfeeds are very illuminating.
Fave game(s): Wario's Smooth Moves
Fave character(s): Sephiroth – he was the first VG character who truly scared me
Biggest cash grab game(s): Final Fantasy Pretty Princess Dress Me Up … ahem, I mean, FFX2
Spent way too much time playing: Mario Paint
Most disappointing ending in a game: "Your princess is not in this castle."
Would fit right in: Kingdom Hearts
First game ever played: Super Mario Brothers
Fave artist(s): Alphonse Mucha
Fave collection(s): Mucha's quadrilogies – The Seasons, The Hours, etc
Fave artistic era/period: Art Neuveau
Fave piece/work: Mucha's "The Morning Star"
Fave medium(photography/painting/drawing/etc): Traditional oil painting, encaustic wax creations
Last show/exhibit seen: Whatever is in the gallery in my building.
Fave TPB(s): Fables; Ex Machina;
Fave single issue: Spiderman Black Cover (9/11 issue) – it's just so reactive and raw.
Fave Character(s): Spiderman, Michael Morbius
Fave 'verse(s): Marvel
Fave Artist: Tony Harris (his people are people shaped!)
Fave writer(s): Brian K. Vaughan
First comic book ever read: Some Spiderman comic about helmet and bike safety that was given away for free at our school.
Currently reading: Watchmen. Again.
Fave film(s): My Best Friend Is A Vampire, Iron Man, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Interview With The Vampire, The Young Victoria, Shakespeare In Love, The Nightmare Before Christmas
Fave director(s): None really – because I never consistently like everything they do.
Fave actor/actress: Robert Downey Jr., Gerriant Wyn Davies, David Tennant, Johnny Depp, Jennifer Connelly (basically, anyone who can be crazy in one film and then stone sober in another. THAT is chops, not playing the same character over and over again).
Most inspiring film(s): Labyrinth, Grave of the Fireflies
Biggest cinematic letdown: Howl's Moving Castle
First film ever seen: Ninja Turtles
Last film you watched: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes (and it was awful – why, Gareth David Lloyd, why? You are better than that!)
Fave band(s): Metric, Arctic Monkeys, Green Day, Evanessence, Tea Party, Barenaked Ladies
Fave singer(s): John Barrowman, Idina Mendez
Fave album(s): American Idiot, all of Evanessene's stuff, Thirteen (Vixy and Tony)
Best concert/Best band to see live: Oliver Black, the Screamin' Black Cadillacs
Worst concert/Worst band to see live: Aaron Carter (I took my friend's kid sister!)
First concert: Britney Spears (I was paid to go and babysit at the concert)
Currently hooked on: Vixy and Tony's Thirteen Album
Fave theory: String Theory – I love the idea of multiverses. It just makes the universe so much more full of potential.
Fave scientist(s): Doctor Rodney McKay
Most important discovery/invention: The Printing Press
Fave experiment(s) you've ever conducted: Baking – but I always pooch the chemistry
First time you realized you were into science: Watching the Stargate movie. I realized I was just as fascinated with the wormhole theory was I was with the ancient Egyptian mythology.
Currently reading up on: Steam powered flight and early flying contraptions
Fave science news site: HardcoreNerdity.com