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Dear God, books. I read constantly, usually when I should
be something else, and besides reading I love books themselves. The
feel of them, the smell of the paper, the way they can be used to
squish inconvenient life forms, everything. I've got a ton of them,
and although I have several highly eclectic interests, I focus on
and comic books
. I have read EVERY
-winning novel AND every Nebula Award
-winning novel. Most of
them were pretty good, a few of them were awful (and I will tell
you how awful at length if you indicate even the slightest
interest). Some favorite authors are Mieville, Wolfe, Cherryh,
Bujold, LeGuin, Morrow, Brin, Butler, Keyes, McIntyre, Niven,
Pratchett, Douglas Adams, Neil Gaiman, Tad Williams - are you
getting the picture here? - but most especially Asimov, whom I
adore beyond life itself. My Very Favorite Book Ever is
. Needless to say, if you want advice on what to read
or to debate the comparative merits of practically every science
fiction author ever ("Peirs Anthony sucks donkey balls!" "Your Mother
donkey balls!") I'm your girl. (P.S. If you're curious, I am firmly
on the side of Peirs Anthony sucking donkey balls. I don't know
your mother that well .... yet.)
Comic-book-wise, I've really enjoyed Astro City, the GLA,
Transmet, Fables, Lucifer, My Faith in Frankie (it's a little one
shot book, and possibly the sweetest thing ever. And, I should
mention, will give you a rather large hint as to my ideas about
Romance), Courtney Crumrin, Scott Pilgrim (I was Ramona Flowers for
Halloween - easiest costume EVER) and whatever goddamn indie shit
catches my eye.
B) Jesus God, the last movie I saw was Step Up 2: The
Streets, which was pretty obviously written by a bunch of middle
class white dudes who think that having their characters talk about
"The Streets" in every other sentence makes them sound
... which is to say, I enjoy really crap movies. UPDATE: I saw another
movie! Probably! I have no idea what it was! It might have been Up!
If that sounds really dated, that is because I don't watch that
many movies! And an awful lot of them really are crap! I am very
excited about this update apparently!!!!
UPDATED UPDATE: Oh fine, Pop Culture, you win. I started going to a
friend's movie night and am now slowly working through the
"classics." I FINALLY GET THE TOP GUN VOLLEYBALL JOKE YOU GUYS. But
the best damn movie of all time is definitely Bitch Slap.
C) FUCKING MUSIC HOW DOES IT WORK. Jesus. I used to go
with the standard "Everything but rap and country" deal but that's
a lie. A dirty, dirty lie spawned by hipster-style musical SHAME.
But I'm going to come clean now: I fucking love rap. SHUT UP I KNOW
HOW WHITE I AM. Like, really fucking white, okay? That doesn't mean
I can't still like Jay-Z. Also the Flobots are goddamn amazing.
Also also, hipster music is shit. There, I said it. The
Decemberists sound like a six year old whining about getting a
thesaurus instead of a pony for Christmas and bands that no one's
heard of are usually obscure because they DESERVE to be. I FEEL SO
MUCH BETTER NOW.
D)Foooooodz. Look, I've lived in the Northwest a fairly
long time now, you can probably guess. I eat thai, pho, and sushi
almost to the exclusion of all else, but am still a sucker for
anything comes from a farmer's market or a food cart. I can AND
WILL eat entire jars of extra-hippy local honey only barely diluted
with tea. And even though I am a horrible filthy heathen who puts
milk and honey in tea, I still have relatively snotty opinions
about tea, and drink way more of it than is probably wise. Coffee
can go fuck itself, though. I have both waited around outside my
favorite sushi joint in Seattle until they opened in the morning
AND been thrown out as they were closing for the night. I roast a
mean duck. I refuse to roast nice ducks, because they don't taste
The unspoken E) TV: Firefly, of course. Also Battlestar
Who and Torchwood. New Futurama rocks my socks, perhaps
because I have all of Old Futurama memorized. I enjoy The Venture
Brothers and, ummm ... 30 Rock. And that's pretty much the only
reasonably current TV I ever watch (although given how infrequently
I update this thing, it's quite possible that all these shows will
have been canceled years ago by the time you are reading this,
Mystery Future Internet Person). Curling and cricket are about the
only sports I'll actually watch on TV, mostly 'cause I'm still
trying to figure out what the fuck is going on. And because sliding
big rocks around on ice is legitimately cool.