1. Likes lists. Obviously.
2. Has Views. Tries to shut up about them when appropriate. Often fails.
3. English major. Ex-music major (photo taken when still music major).
4. Comic fan. Some titles loved (in no order): Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-Men, Sean McKeever's Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Brian Bendis' Ultimate Spider-Man (pre-Loeb) and Takio, Star Wars: X-Wing Rogue Squadron, Greg Rucka's Wonder Woman, Gail Simone's first run on Birds of Prey, Asterios Polyp, and Alison Bechdel's Fun Home (she drew a picture of herself wearing my hat at a signing :-). Hate Frank Miller, Mark Millar, Garth Ennis, Alan Moore, Joe Quesada, etc. Collects Jane Austen comic book adaptations by Marvel.
5. BBC costume drama fan - Andrew Davies and Sandy Welch in particular.
6. Dislikes Harry Potter and Hunger Games. (Other things which probably fit in this point are Star Trek, Doctor Who and all spinoffs, and pretty much all genre TV that has been popular after Firefly.)
7. Genres loved: Novel of manners (Austen, Dickens, Eliot); military sci-fi (Orson Scott Card, Aaron Allston, Timothy Zahn, Heinlein, John Scalzi, Elizabeth Moon); detective (Sherlock Holmes, Lord Peter Wimsey, Adam Dalgliesh, Mary Russell); fantasy high, low, and urban - and Regency, of course :-) (Lewis, Tolkien, Tamora Pierce, Gillian Bradshaw, Robin McKinley, Mary Robinette Kowal, Seanan McGuire).
8. Animation snob. Pixar fan, but less than excited about their last two films and their next six. Thrilled with Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Tangled and Beauty and the Beast are favorite Disney Princess films, and have a soft spot for the dreadful Tinker Bell films. The Incredibles is the best capepunk movie ever made. Miyazaki is great (particularly Princess Mononoke).
9. Has blog, will travel (er, respond to comments) :-)

playpen posts

  • at 16:03 on 17-01-2018

    Probably not a great topic for the playpen. If you want to send me a message on my blog, or hunt me down on another social media platform for a DM or PM or something, I'd be fine with that.

  • at 03:56 on 17-01-2018

    Um. Unless I'm a lot less unusual among the ferrets than I thought, not likely.

  • at 16:58 on 16-01-2018

    Robinson: I have no idea what could ever make me want to read Crucible. Even if you told me Wedge Antilles and Tycho Celchu save the day, I wouldn't read it. Denning is just that bad in my exp...

  • at 14:52 on 15-01-2018

    I've skimmed a couple of Golden StarCraft novels at the bookstore, and they're just not very impressive. I haven't even tried her new Star Wars stuff.  Completely agree that the preque...

  • at 21:59 on 14-01-2018

    I think Del Ray's desire to speed up the "important" Star Wars books (which is to say, the ones that are actually moving the timeline forward, instead of fill-in novels like Tatooine Ghost) wa...

  • at 03:30 on 14-01-2018

    I think seeing more than a kid who met Rose one time and got her ring use the Force - like maybe showing the Rebels finding a network of those supporters they reached out to instead of just fl...

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