Stuff I like....
I read a lot of Urban Fantasy. Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, etc. In
terms of food for thought, they're double-decker cheeseburgers, I
know. It's not a guilty pleasure as long as I'm sharing it with
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 read about a dozen webcomics on a fluctuating basis. I need more.
If you have a cool one, send me a link, preferably to a strip
that's generally considered to have the broadest appeal, or you
think will appeal to me in particular. I'd hate to miss out on the
cool thing because I clicked on the front page and it turned out to
be the Spock's Brain strip.
The last few books I read include:
Penny Dreadful by Kevin Andrew Murphy
I regularly cruise through the Dresden Files books by Jim
The Temeraire series by Naomi Novik
The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss
Kiss Kiss by Roald Dahl
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Trigger Warning and The Silver Dream by Neil Gaiman
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
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
. I'd like to watch
one sometime soon.
I am A Regular Frankie Fan, and I used to dress like Eddie every
month at the Irving Theatre. Sadly, my current work schedule
precludes such shenanigans. Le Sigh. I have chosen to heed the
warnings of my peers and NOT watch Shock Treatment. Ignorance may
not be bliss, but increased knowledge does seem to correlate with
increased sorrow, and I'm good, all stocked up, thanks.
NO, HAN DID NOT SHOOT 'FIRST.' You have to have a second shot to
have a first shot. But again, SIGH. We're arguing about versions of
fairy tales, not holy writ.
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,