Stuff I like....
I'm a big Neil
fan, own most of the Sandman
books, and several of his prose
works as well. I finally read The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I
was saving it for a special day, and a rainy day, on the job, where
reading is finally permitted, is pretty special.
I adore Warren
, he's radically prolific, and a mad bastard to
Randy Milholland makes an amazing webcomic called Something*Positive
you should check it out if you haven't already.
Actually, I read about 3-4 dozen webcomics on a fluctuating basis.
If you have a cool one, send me a link, preferably to one that's
generally considered to have the broadest appeal, or you think will
appeal to me in particular.
The last few books I read include:
Penny Dreadful by Kevin Andrew Murphy
Deborah Harkness' Shadow of Night, and plan to get around to The
Book of Life
Skin Game by Jim Butcher
The Temeraire series by Naomi Novik
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
I read Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land, but it's a crappy OCS
scan epub, and it is chock full of sooo many typos.
I TRIED to read Fledgling by Octavia Butler, but I couldn't get
If you printed off my 'have-read' list in size 2 font, on rice
paper, and trimmed off all the excess, leaving no margin, you could
choke a whale with it. If you printed off my 'to-read' list, you
could use it for the whale's burial shroud, assuming you were going
to have a funeral for it.
comic books/graphic novels of no particular persuasion. I am
addicted to reading superhero comics like I'm majoring in it. I
welcome non-superhero comics for that very reason.
Movies... I have several favorites, ones I can watch again and
again. I don't know anyone who can sit through them with me,
(with Willis), Oscar (with Stallone), Monty Python
and the Holy Grail
. I'm a Pixar
fan through and through, I'll watch
any of them with you, any time. Generally speaking, I feel like
most CGI movies are basically good, and I suspect that this is so
because they have to spend sooo much money making them that they
just CAN'T afford to do a crap script. Wreck-It Ralph is one of my
favorites. I like Vampire movies
, and the campiest
one I can think of right off the top of my head is called Blood and
Donuts. Canadian, obviously a B-movie, it's ludicrous with how bad
it is, and yet I can't... look... away!
I am A Regular Frankie Fan, and I dress like Eddie every month at
NO, HAN DID NOT SHOOT 'FIRST.' You have to have a second shot to
have a first shot.
There are several movies and TV shows I've inherited a love of from
my parents; mostly BBC goodies and gonzo animation on my dad's side
- Ralph Bakshi's Wizards
, The Duchess of Duke
, etc. And mostly musicals on my mom's side - Fiddler on the
, Paint Your Wagon
, On a
Clear Day You Can See Forever
, West Side Story
... things like
As far as shows go, I'm an 80's kid. So, rewatching TransFormers,
G.I. Joe, The Real Ghostbusters, and many others is how I genuinely
enjoy spending time. Which is NOT to say that I won't jeer through
the cheese, but I'll almost immediately follow it up with some
redonkulously convoluted 33rd degree nerdcore lore
hypothesis/apology for what I just shamelessly bashed.
My mom gave me Doctor Who
, though, I'll put that out
And they both taught me to love Star Trek
, which I took and ran with,
but then Rick Berman soured me on it extensively.
I listen to many different kinds of music. I like ancient music
a capella, and stuff that generally gets labelled world music
. I love Rock and Roll
flavors. I didn't like Rap for a long time, but I got over it.
Still have some hang-ups about Opera, though.
I am of Sicilian descent, so that means I do like Italian food. But
I'm unapologetically nitpicky about food labeled as Italian which
is actually something... other. I'm pretty safe with most pizzas,