Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
The two-minute movie trailer of my life (please read in Deep
IN A WORLD that's increasingly digital, where no one understands
the importance of the physical in writing....
Where female comics fans are misrepresented and
Where roller derby girls break ALL THE RULES....
Only ONE GIRL can save them all....
[Cue montage of my life: research on writing and embodiment at the
U of M, reading and blogging about comics and comics culture, and
reffing roller derby. There should probably be explosions. As long
as my comics don't catch fire.]
What I’m doing with my life
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Didn't you watch the trailer?
Wanna rent the movie? I'm in a doctoral program studying writing at
the University of Minnesota. Right now that means I'm taking
classes, doing research on gesture and writing, and preparing for
my exams. It means that sometimes I teach. It does not mean I glory
in other people's grammar and spelling mistakes. It means I
recognize how we craft the world through language, and how the
world crafts us through language.
In my spare time, I like to read comics and am trying to figure out
opportunities for participating in comics culture face-to-face here
in the Twin Cities area. I went to my first Free Comic Book Day
this May, and I'm excited for my first CONvergence experience this
summer! I also like to blog about comics.
I like other geeky pop culture things, too. Game of Thrones, Doctor
Who (though I'm not completely caught up on either). I enjoy pop
culture, but I also enjoy turning a critical eye to how pop culture
represents the world and those in it. I can enjoy things while
still recognizing how much unfairness is still in the world.
I am also a roller derby ref. For the most part, that means I skate
round the outside of the track and call penalties. Soon that will
mean I skate around the inside of the track and call penalties and
tally points. It's a complicated sport, roller derby.
I do other things, too.
The first things people usually notice about me
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Let's be real--short, red hair, other physical features.... I'm
probably wearing a Wonder Woman shirt. Hopefully real quick you
start seeing the "inner me" too: I'm quick to laugh, love to learn,
and kind of ambitious.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books: Comics: Fables. I'm trying to collect all back issues of
Robin Vol 4. I read several Bat-titles but am blown away by Hawkeye
and Capt. Marvel. In purely linguistic literature, I like reading
about cognition, embodiment, the brain, writing, and I also enjoy a
good murder mystery, especially if there's a paranormal element
(think Charlaine Harris). Freakin' huge Harry Potter fan. Working
my way through Game of Thrones.
TV: Don't have cable, so I don't watch a lot of current stuff, but
I love Doctor Who, Psych, Buffy, Firefly, Game of Thrones.
Music: I grew up playing classical piano, so I enjoy "classical"
music from a range of historical periods and genres (but Chopin's
Nocturne in Eb Major and Rachmaninoff's Prelude in C# Minor are
probably my fave piano pieces of all time). As a teenager I fell in
love with jazz genres, but big band swing, a la Duke Ellington and
Glen Miller are probably my faves there.
I like a ton of music, but don't always keep track of who or what
I'm listening to. I generally like what The Current plays. The Pine
Hill Haints. If you've heard of them (they're a local Alabama
band), we will have plenty to talk about. If you haven't, look them
up. They're tons of fun.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
1.) Skype (connects me to friends and family who are scattered
across the US... I ain't from around here, y'all!)
2.) Print and graphic literature
3.) My running shoes
4.) My skates
5.) My ridiculous imagination
6.) A sense of humor
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Representations of gender in geek/pop culture.
How to make environmentally ethical food choices on a budget.
Gesture! Writing! Both at the same time!
Running a marathon (one day).
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
I dunno. I don't keep a log of Friday nights. Whatever pops up, I
suppose. During the summer, I love going to see big blockbusters,
especially comics movies. But more often than not, I went to the
midnight release, not to the Friday night showing. :)
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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My workouts are often motivated by secretly wishing superheroes
were real... and I were one of them.
You should message me if
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You're not automatically turned off by the word "feminist."
You like to get a little silly.
You'd like to get some ice cream at Bread & Pickle, walk around
Lake Harriet, and talk comics. Or Game of Thrones. Or Psych. Or
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