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My dad raised my brothers and I on Star Trek, Indiana Jones, and Sunday cartoons. Then my grandparents handed me Harry Potter and all hope for a normal life was lost. I am a professional fan girl and devote book lover. I’m a firm believer that all bad days can be cured by a Dance Party. FACT: The two best villains in the world are the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Loki. I would also like to thank Celiac Disease for being a complete pain in the ass and letting creating me TGON when I was at my lowest in a hospital bed. When I’m not being “Momma Dragon” at The Game of Nerds, I’m Netflixing (yes it’s a word, I made it up) with my husband and our two hell hounds!
I’m huge Funko collector and when I mean huge, I mean my entire house is filled with pops except for the master bedroom. (Wife’s rule, not mine). I collect a mixture of Marvel, DC, Pop Culture, Animation, Star Wars and some Disney. I hate scary movies and horror shows that my wife loves. I grew up with X-men comics so it’s safe to say Marvel is my favorite fandom, but those CW DC shows have me hooked as well. When I’m not playing PS4, I’m collecting more Pokemon on Pokemon Go.
I’m just a nerdy, 20 something college student living on the outskirts of Chicago. I grew up in the time of the big boom of video games and anime in North America, thus I became a fanboy. I spent most of my free time playing Pokemon Yellow on my Gameboy on the buss ride to school. I played YuGiOh during recess and spent my afternoons watching Smallville. I knew I was a nerd! Anime will always have a special space for me but my current fandoms are Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Stevens Universe, Orphan Black, The Flash and all the Marvel Films within the MCU.
I am a avid gamer, comic book reader, and bed sleeper. I have various obsessions that include but are not limited to: Game of Thrones, Gotham, Arrow, Walking Dead, Daredevil, the entirety of the MCU, Deadpool anything, and Harleyquinn everything. I’m also in aggressive denial about anything bad that happens to any of my favorite characters and will continue to be such until further notice.
I might be a little shy and quiet on the outside. But once you mention the words ‘tv’, ‘movies’ or ‘books’ in front of me you can expect a whole waterfall of words and thoughts coming out. My nephew even gave me the title of ‘DC Guru’, although I believe Professional Potterhead would suit me better. Besides, I will always struggle to choose between Marvel and DC. I’m still hoping that my nerd obsessions will turn into a real full-time job but until then I’m settling for IT. Although I firmly believe being a part of TGON is the next best thing. I follow a lot of tv shows, but for TGON I’m covering Gotham. Next, to that, I’m responsible for TGON Bakes, your weekly geek recipes, and I will give you updates on upcoming movies. When I have time to spear, I’d like to pretend I’m attending Hogwarts as a Slytherin where you would most likely find me in the library.
I am a wise cracking avid gamer, drawn more to the role playing games with the vast stories and characters. I collect mystery subscription boxes and whatever random thing pops into my mind at that give time. I’m a big DC fan, none bigger than Green Latern as evidenced by my leg tattoo. My biggest fandom is zombies, namely all things Walking Dead. I love everything about zombies and can talk about it for hours. I support my hobbies as an office manager in training at a sign company. So don’t be afraid to reach out and talk about all sorts of topics.
I’m a 25 year old Biology major who sacrifices full nights sleep for TV viewing. As a kid, I’d go on fan-sites to find cast pics, save them to the family computer & make terrible edits in Microsoft Paint (no offence to MS Paint, I’m sure it’s great now!) I’ve since discovered Tumblr, Twitter & photoshop & become a gif making, recapping monster. If I’m supposed to be studying, I’m bingeing a show or tweeting nonstop about The Mindy Project, or both. I can’t wait to use this obsessive part of my personality for actual work & not just procrastination while memorizing the TCA cycle!
I have always been an avid fans of all things media – books, movies, TV – but I didn’t understand the concept of fandom until I started watching The Mindy Project and started participating in live-tweets. I met some of my closest friends chatting about the little show that could, and I have so much enthusiasm for it that I applied for this position as a TGON contributor, so that I could channel some of that knowledge and energy. Apart from The Mindy Project, my current TV obsessions include: You’re the Worst, Mr. Robot, Difficult People, UnrealTV and Catastrophe. I love romantic comedies and Ken Burns documentaries. I’m a history geek with a deep love of both Thomas Jefferson and Bill Clinton. I’m also an avid crafter, who will probably force a handmade gift on you should you ever meet me. I’ve never seen Star Wars, much to my husband’s chagrin.
My love for fiction is deep-rooted and the byproduct of my mother’s pure love for Harry Potter, which she then passed on to me. I cannot remember a time when my mind wasn’t consumed by the idea of magic and mystified by the power of words on a page. I have been a part of fandoms long before I knew there was such thing. When I like something I don’t just like it, I OBSESS over it. TV/Movies/Books are just a part of who I am. They created me.
I’m currently in college working towards my double major in Creative Writing and Journalistic Communications and my dream of becoming a screenwriter for television.
30-something, wife, mom, crazy cat lady and huge Lakers fan. I was born and raised in L.A. and went to college in Atlanta. I’m a lover of the written word and enjoy seeing it transformed to the screen (small and large). My first forays into nerdom and beyond was when I read C.S. Lewis’s ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.’ I couldn’t get enough of it and read it voraciously. That turned into reading more sci-fi (The Hobbit and LOTR trilogy). Books were the portal to another world and I was happy to dive in. Fandom life for me now includes Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Empire and The Mindy Project. I can be found hanging out on Twitter most days…drop me a line!
I am a former elementary school teacher and am currently working on a degree in Film Studies. I have an appreciation for all genres but musicals and comedies have my heart. Some of my favorite shows are Friends, 30 Rock, The Office, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project, Sherlock, and SNL. When I’m not in class or watching TV you can find me fangirling over Ed Sheeran. I am so excited to join TGON as a SNL contributor. I have watched every episode of SNL since 2004. In the dark ages before I had a DVR, I recorded episodes on my VCR so I could re-watch them and memorize my favorite sketches. I love talking to people from different fandoms and look forward to finally having an outlet to share my passion for TV and film.
My part time job is middle school teacher and my full time job is fangirling over TV shows. The first show I ever obsessively fangirled over was Smallville and it all just spiraled from there. After years of feeling weird about it, I realized that my inner fangirl is the best part of me and you better accept it or you’re on my dunzo list. The shows I’m currently watching are Game of Thrones, Doctor Who (forever rewatching–never get sick of 10 & 11), Jane the Virgin, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, New Girl, Stranger Things, iZombie, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Modern Family, Once Upon a Time, etc. I’m the social media manager for TGON and I cover B99, Jane the Virgin, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, and iZombie. Follow me on Twitter and Tumblr! I try to be a social human being when I’m not working but who am I kidding, my most stable relationship is with my Apple TV.
I have considered myself a television addict since I was first able to lift my own head. I am relatively convinced I invented the “binge watch,” keeping boxes and boxes of meticulously labeled and cataloged VHS tapes to serve as evidence. Since I was a toddler, my free time has been consumed with countless hours of getting lost in my favorite shows. In middle school, while other preteens were winning “best smile” and “most likely to succeed,” my superlative was “most likely to become a professional fan.” And I’m nothing if not doing my damnedest to live up to that. The hard truth is I love TV. I absorb compelling stories, am enamored with complex characters and live in their world more than I live in my own. I indiscriminately watch anything and everything, regardless of genre. But even for an insomniac, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Having made this proclamation, I am always up for a new show recommendation or a lively discussion! Among my most life-ruining obsessions (and here I do not mince words) are Bewitched, Friends, and Bones. If you’re looking for an on-the-spot quote, or want to quickly reference a specific season and/or episode, I’m your girl. Beware my social media posts –very Bones-centric. I grew up in Atlanta, but these days I call Los Angeles home – probably the most exciting locale for any TV nerd. And as a parting note, I am ALWAYS looking for someone with whom to discuss the ending of LOST or the His Dark Materials book series!
Film star. Chemical engineer. Dancer. Comedian. I am none of these things. What I am, however, is a huge geek hailing from the frigid wastes of western Canada. I couldn’t even tell you when it started – I’m told the first words out of my mouth were “I swing my +2 DEX war axe and attack the dragon.” My name is Jesse (also known as “The Clairvoyant”) and I am a big nerd when it comes to video games, board games, movies, anime, TV, RPGs – and I am possibly the one of the world leading experts on comic books, the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Joss Whedon.
I will never attend Hogwarts. I will never board a Firefly-class transport ship. I will never protect Sunnydale and I will never sit on the Iron Throne. Writing for The Game of Nerds will just have to do. I am a Canadian full-time geek and a fuller-time dad with a passion for podcasting and writing, and the world-renowned ability of repeating people’s spelling errors back at them instead of answering their actual question. When I decided that being conjoined wasn’t for me and split off from fellow writer Jesse’s little fertilized egg, I made a pact with myself to become as geeky as possible and not let his overwhelmingly majestic beard intimidate me otherwise. 24 years later, I joined The Game of Nerds and haven’t looked back at the haters since. Fun fact: my podcasting name Mr. Universe is actually lifted from the film Serenity, and contrary to proper belief is not a reference to my muscular toned body. Mind-boggling, I know.
I may not look like a nerd from the outside, but inside, I pretty much reek of it. Starting from childhood, if I wasn’t constantly watching Disney movies, I was playing Street Fighter at the airport arcade whenever my dad had to travel for work. By my teenage years, my love for video games evolved and my love for TV shows and movies started to strengthen. My first movie that I lost my mind over was the 1999 version of ‘The Mummy.’ I watched it everyday for who knows how long. My first unhealthy love for a TV show started with ‘The Office.’ I even went to The Office Convention in Scranton, PA. And as time has past further, my TV viewership has grown exponentially and my love for movies has exploded! I know way too much about pop culture, but pride myself with that knowledge. When I’m not geeking out over those things, I geek out over my other loves, such as fashion and photography. I’m not ashamed to say I’m a nerd because being a nerd is the new cool.
As a young and innocent child, I used to laugh at the individuals in the world who referred to themselves as “nerds.” (Now I just laugh at myself for ever thinking such absurd thoughts!) Then when I was 11 years old, my brother finally convinced me to read the Harry Potter books, and from that point on, my life changed and fandoms took over my life. Some of my obsessions include Sherlock, Doctor Who, Supernatural, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars, Firefly, Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit, Downton Abbey, Fringe, Jurassic Park, and Arrested Development. Honestly, I could keep going, listing a ton of other shows and series, but we don’t have infinite time here…at least, not until I’ve hijacked the TARDIS. *evil cackle* When I’m not getting lost in books and/or Netflix, I can be found studying and completing school assignments as an awkward homeschooled person, and dying my hair with the most psychedelic colours possible. I’m also obsessed with photography and music/media production, and hope to break the stereotype of “starving artist” and pursue these areas as a career.
For the past twenty years, I’ve found myself as a person who likes pop culture a little bit (or a lot) more than everyone else around me. I’ve become attached to the stories I read and the characters I watch, and this has moved on into what I really admire. The best times of my day are when I get to sit down and explore a whole new world that someone has created, witness something that I could never imagine, and relate to a made-up person who is just like me. Fandom and the culture surrounding that term is something that has come to mean all of that. And when I explore things like Star Wars, Harry Potter, the MCU, comics, movies, television, all of it. It’s when I really get to be myself. I’m currently addicted to anything Marvel puts out, Alway Sunny, The Office, Star Wars, iZombie, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Pixar’s films, but really, it changes everyday.
I’m just a broad stumbling through her thirties, trying to adult properly while navigating my borderline-unhealthy obsession with fictional characters. I blame my parents, who for some reason allowed me to have a TV in my room as a kid. While it was probably a poor parenting decision, it led to my love of all things media. I found my inner nerd back in the 90s when I started watching Twin Peaks. I was way too young to be watching it (more A+ parenting) but I was immediately hooked. I loved how dark and weird it was, because I, too, am dark and weird. I took to the Internet to find other TP nerds since none of my friends watched the show (you know, because we were TWELVE) and that, as they say, was that. The fandom life was most definitely for me. I’m absolutely tickled to be joining The Game of Nerds team and writing about what I love. My current all-consuming obsessions are Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, but I’m also into all things Marvel, Harry Potter (I’m a Ravenclaw, in case you were wondering), Doctor Who, Downton Abbey, The Walking Dead… the list goes on and on. There are so many great shows out there these days, but I’ve also got a soft spot for reality TV. I love me some Real Housewives and the MTV Challenges, because sometimes I need a break from crying about fictional characters and I just want to watch real people get drunk and fight each other. Is that so wrong?
Hi. My name is Meg! I’m a married mom of two and since there are only SO many hours one man can be expected to listen to his wife go on about fictional characters in books and TV shows… I’ve decided to come share them with you! My life basically consists at the moment of books, TV, and my kids (not necessarily in that order, of course). My daughters (Moose and Goose, respectively) are Seven(Goose) and Three(Moose). They are the best and most frustrating parts of my life, and the reasons my main source of entertainment can be found between covers of books and in the warm glow of the television. I am a con-going, fic reading, ‘ship sailing geek who is really excited to talk about any and all things nerdy. My two major fandoms are Outlander (Been reading the books for years) and Supernatural (New-ish fan, but DEEP in the fandom dumpster now). But there are about 20-30 shows i try to keep current on… I watch a lot of TV. I am trash. 😉 I am, among other things, a Proud member of the SPNFamily, a Whovian, Mindian, Outlander, Browncoat, Whedonite, Grimmster, Sleepyhead, Jane Austen and chick-lit loving nerd who frankly, REALLY likes to watch hot men be hot.
Mid-20’s Accounting Graduate living in the Midwest trying desperately to escape into fictional worlds. I demanded to be taught how to read at age 4 solely to be able to play Pokemon and Final Fantasy. I can’t remember life without fandoms and shipping even before I knew what the internet was and that other people share my obsessive behaviors. Tumblr addict, Twitter casual, Facebook avoid-er. Deep-seeded, long-term fandoms include Charmed, Gilmore Girls, Supernatural, the 4400, Harry Potter, Adventure Time, and The Magicians by Lev Grossman! Which is now an original Syfy series that doesn’t follow the amazing books, but is still good and you should watch with me!
I’m just a girl sitting in front of a laptop, asking strangers on the internet to obsess with her. Leo, Hufflepuff, tshirt wearer and glorified weirdo. One step in my room and you’d realize that I own more dvds than could ever have time to watch, and more plush pandas than should exist (and that I’m the messiest person in the world, but don’t worry about that). 80s movies are comfort food for my soul. I’m always up for a livetweet of a beloved modern classic. I work in a library. If you catch me off-guard, you’ll see me shelving books and lip-syncing to various musicals. One thing I love about my job is that I get to gush with my patrons over shows and movies and help them discover their next obsession. I value good writing above almost all else (‘almost’ because let’s be real: sometimes I’m only there for the romance). I get frustrated when I feel a show doesn’t make any sense, or the dialogue doesn’t feel genuine. When writers and/or directors incorporate humor easily into serious situations, I swoon. I’m a Whedonite first and foremost. My favorite shows (aside from the implied everything Joss) are The Office, Veronica Mars, Gilmore Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, Prison Break, TMP, Jane the Virgin, Dawson’s Creek, and Last Comic Standing (when they bother renewing it). I don’t think anything makes me laugh as much as Constantine’s impression of Kermit in Muppets Most Wanted. I’ve always been drawn to the nerds of the world, and I swell with pride when I accidentally go on a long tangent about Star Wars or the MCU and someone calls me one.
I’m Rose and I’m a 23 year old struggling adult and student from Poland. I consider myself a tv junkie by night….and by day. I vividly remember the first time I experienced the phenomenon of binging. The show that I adored as a kid, which also happened to have my first serious crush on it, was Even Stevens. Don’t judge, okay?! But even though I still think of it dearly, it was actually The O.C. that proved to me how brilliant and compelling a tv production can be (Anna Stern was and always will be a legend). Obviously, it wasn’t until later in life that I discovered masterpieces like Twin Peaks, The X Files or the underrated by many, Freaks & Geeks. I strive to be like one of those Aaron Sorkin’s characters that walk, talk and act with a hint of nonchalance and superiority to them. My favourite movies are American Beauty and Closer but the movie I’ve seen the most times is Mean Girls. I can recite the whole script off by heart. Impressed, yet?
I was a strange child. Growing up in South Philadelphia and trying to tell all the kids on my block about this show I found called Monty Python’s Flying Circus just to watch them not understand a damn word I said would turn me a little strange. From there on I was hooked on British comedies. One night I wanted to see what was on PBS after Monty Python, and to my inexplicable joy, Doctor Who with his floppy hat and twelve-foot scarf materialized into my life. TV binging did not yet exist, (hell, I still had to stand up and walk over to the TV in order to change the channel) so I would fill in the time between episodes of my new favorite shows doing all the other stuff young boys would do. Then one day my school had a book fair. They handed out lists of books that were up for sale and there was one title that caught my eye. It was called ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.’ “That was an interesting title.” I said to myself and bought a copy and read the entire thing in one sitting. My life was changed forever. From then on, the nerd within me blossomed like an awkward flower that never bathed and constantly sang the Lumberjack Song. The problem was that as much as I loved my friends on my block, they just couldn’t get into all the ‘nerdy shit’ I was getting into. Although I never felt ostracized or kicked to the curb, I longed to find friends who liked this stuff too. When I entered high school, I met a clique of people who were into all that nerdy humor. The thing was they didn’t look like nerds at all, but they took me in and made me one of their own. That was the day I became a metalhead, a head-banger, a long haired freak that probably worshiped the devil (according to the non-nerdy students.) From then on I got into whatever fandom I could get my hands on. Next up was Warhammer and all the wonderful games that Games Workshop put out. And from there it went on and on and on. Fast-forward to today, I’m 41 with a wife, two kids and a beer belly. The long hair is long gone, but the love for all things nerdy is still there. And I want to share all of it with you.
I’m a recent college grad trying to make my mark on the world. But I have no idea what I’m doing. Anyways I spend way too much money on movie tickets. I obsessively buy blu-rays and other movie paraphernalia, that’s what credit cards are for, right? I like anything superhero related especially the MCU, the DC CW shows and I’ll tell you Batman v. Superman wasn’t that bad. My ultimate guilty pleasure movie is Daredevil. Yeah the Ben Affleck one. Watch the directors cut, it’ll change your life. I have a tendency to have man crushes on men named Chris, especially Chris Pratt. My superhero obsession has also led to a gym obsession, I just want to look as good as Chris Evans in a plain white tee. I also have a blog that no one reads at https://willwatchesmoviesblog.wordpress.com and I have a podcast on iTunes called the Deadlifting Dorks, I think we are really funny.
A Bolivian Canadian doing a law degree in England. I’ve been a nerd for as long as I can remember, spending countless hours in front of the TV either watching shows, movies or playing video games. Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Marvel and DC (yes, I love both) and Lord of the Rings are just some of my favourites. I also obsess over sports, food, animals and music when I’m not knee deep in case law. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of the Simpsons and my future goal is to use as many Lionel Hutz quotes in the courtroom as I can. In the meantime, I’m perfectly happy sharing my two cents about fandom with all of you and I hope you enjoy!
Oh hai there! I’m an artist, writer and philosopher. I love to collect posters, talk wrestling, read comics, play video games, make art, think deeply and got strong meme skills. When I’m not doing any of the said above, then you can probably catch me fronting my band, Sunata in and around the San Francisco, Bay Area. Some fandoms that I’m highly passionate about are WWE, Dragon Ball, Final Fantasy, The Legend Of Zelda, Metal Gear Solid, DC Comics, Marvel and the Horror genre as a whole… I basically drink coffee and know things.
A Nerd of all trades, but a master of none. As a child of the 80s my Pop Culture enthusiasm began decades ago when, as a toddler, I taught myself how to use the family VCR so I could play Star Wars at six o’clock in the morning. It grew to larger extremes during my youth thanks to WPIX(New York’s movie station) and is now a full fledged obsession. After unhealthy doses of Sam Jone’s Flash Gordon, V the Series Rocky IV, and Conan the Destroyer I graduated to adult hood and now take in unhealthy doses of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Game of Thrones, and How I met Your Mother. Still a profound lover Star Wars, Comic Books, and Science Fiction Novels, I look forward to this new age of films and television, where great story telling seem to be no longer be confined to the page, as it’s becoming much easier to translate what we read into what we watch. Lastly some how I’ve managed to started amassing a collection of Funko Pop Vinyls, and love to keep my eyes on whats happening in the figure collecting community.
Born in Des Moines, I am the youngest of seven( 5 brothers and 1 sister). I guess you can say I’m a nerd for film. When I was a kid, I dreamt of becoming an actress.That dream changed, once I became interested with Screenwriting and everything that goes on behind the camera. Now, I have written a few Screenplays that I have yet to submit (still in the process of editing and re-writing them) Along with Screenwriting, I have created, with my brothers, a couple of cartoon series ideas and comics. They have their own comic book, that I leant my art for, actually having it printed and promoted it at the Phoenix Comic Con a few years ago. So, my family has really been an inspiration for me to keep moving on my dreams. We grew up with next-to-nothing and really depended on movies, books, video games and, even games we’ve made up, to get us by and stay positive. Sometimes, I get on what my mom liked to call, “Little kicks”. Basically, I get attached to one actor or actress for months and have to watch everything they’ve done. Tom Hanks, Michael Shannon, Helena Bonham-Carter, (of course Tim Burton and Johnny Depp) Tom Hardy, Philip Seymour Hoffman (R.I.P) Gary Oldman, at one point Gary Senise…John Malkovich…the list goes on. Same for Screenwriters, Charlie Kaufman is probably my favorite and, of course, The Cohen Brothers. And, I will always defend that Die Hard is, indeed, a Christmas movie. I watch it every year.
Muneeb Khan is a 20-something daredevil, martial arts expert, ex-special forces assassin and millionaire playboy. At least, he hopes he’ll get there someday. As of now, he’s studying English and Communications (among other things), with interests in film, literature, technology, science, and history. He’s an avid reader, an amateur writer, and has a knack for juggling (3 objects only), throwing food to insane heights and catching it in his mouth (current record: 56 feet), and collecting generally useless but interesting facts (did you know that hippos sweat pink hippo moisturizer?). He is always up for the opportunity to gain new knowledge, meet new people, or have interesting experiences, and is excited to be a part of The Game of Nerds team.
By daylight I wear muted color and a professional look but if any of the students at the school where I am a counselor look closer they will see that my fancy blue blouse is covered in Daleks, the eyeshadow I am wearing is called Totoro gray and and it was applied with brushes designed after Luna Lovegood’s wand. By Moon light I am fighting evil vicariously through SailorMoon, Marvel or any of my many other fandoms. Most of my professional Job was spent in children’s behavioral health and in it you will find a dark world that is why I have clung so tightly to my fandoms because they bring so much light, love and community to this or any other world. Lastly I am a huge fan of music and attend at least one concert a month.
I am 15 years old and I live in the UK. If I’m not reading in the library, I will be on my phone or laptop watching movies and TV shows. I am a born nerd and I first realised this when I was 6 and I could recall the names of every single Ben 10 alien. Since then I’ve moved on from cartoons and onto movies and TV shows and this world is even crazier. It all started when I binge watched all the X-men series over one Saturday night and ever since I have had a thing for movies and TV series. Reading is another thing I love; Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings – you name it, I’ve read the whole library! I’m also a blue belt in Karate and a street magician so you can call me Dr Strange
I am a Vancouver-based writer and film student specializing in screenwriting. It didn’t ever occur to me that my unhealthy TV watching hobby could eventually become a career path until recently, and I’m pleased to say I am happier than ever to be pursuing my passion. I have seen every episode of The Office about 600 times, I love The Mindy Project, Steven Universe, Adventure Time, Orange is the New Black, Unbreakable Kimmy, Parks and Rec, Rick and Morty, How to Get Away with Muder, Fleabag, Chewing Gum…The list goes on! In the future I hope to create and write my own animated series for kids
I’m a nice fellow in his 20’s who’s a college student and retail worker by day, and a big blue bunny by night. Sometimes I get to be a big blue bunny all day, but that’s rare. Aside from being muzzle deep in the furry fandom, I’ve always been an affectionado of video games, though admittedly I have more of a soft spot for the retro games, the kinda stuff you used to find in arcades and on home consoles in the 80’s and 90’s. When I’m not blowing away pixelated alien baddies you can catch me either jammin’ to some nice rock n roll (or anime themes – hey, animes have the best themes) or scribbling out my own fiction stories that feature – what else – anthropomorphic animals getting into all kinds of mischief. Personally, I blame Sonic the Hedgehog, Disney, and those Brian Jacques novels.
I’m 20 years old and I have set up camp in Alaska. I am in school to become an English teacher. Die hard Carolina Panthers fan #KeepPounding. I dabble into various means of entertainment, but stuff I’ve put too much time into is Pokemon and Overwatch. Grew up on shows like Dragon Ball, One Piece, Samurai Jack, and of course Pokemon. I’ve been watching My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Super, Wilfred, and Daredevil. I love Star Wars , Alien and Predator movies, and the Dark Knight. I also have a respectable Pokemon card collection. Those are just highlights of things I enjoy; if I listed them all I’m scared my comma on my keyboard would break. I also like to occasionally write poetry, play my ukulele and pretend I’m somewhere a lot warmer. Have a great day and stay frosty.
My love for all things nerd started at a young age after i saw the first Harry Potter movie, from then on I loved anything fantasy related. When I was 11 I read the first Harry Potter book and I was enthralled at how books can take you to another world, this led to me reading Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Percy Jackson, The Hunger Games, and anything else I could get my hands on. TV however, has always been an easy escape, and I’ve tried watching most of the popular shows on TV. House MD made me want to be a doctor, Supernatural made me want to hunt the unknown, and Game of Thrones made me wish I was as badass as Khaleesi. My love for all things nerdy knows no bounds and I will continue to watch and read the amazing worlds that fantasy has to offer.
My name is Savannah Scott from Reno Nevada, and I’d say a film character I’m a lot like is probably Dory because I’ve already forgotten most of what I wanted to say (eek!) but here’s the basics: I love Disney and I love writing. I like to review movies and shows and well, pretty much anything else! But my nerd-isms are not exclusive to Disney I also love Harry Potter, Gilmore Girls, Friends, Sex and the City and loads more that I’m always willing to give you a million fun facts on and talk for hours about!
I cannot imagine how it would feel to be able to just like things a normal amount, because it’s something I’ve never been able to do. I’m going to be deliberately vague and just say I’m in my thirties, and I’m a children’s magazine editor (and human disaster) based in Shropshire, in the UK. When I’m not working, I spend the rest of my time trying to fit in my really rather excessive number of hobbies and fandoms. A certified Indoor Person™, I’m hugely into TV and movies, and I also bake, sew and knit. I’m living proof that you don’t grow out of being a nerd, and some of my favourite fandoms include Band of Brothers, the MCU, Harry Potter (proud Ravenclaw), Disney, Parks and Recreation, Star Wars, Arrested Development, Firefly, and the Cornetto Trilogy, and that’s not to mention the dizzying array of podcasts that I listen to on a daily basis – I’m a Murderino, a Belinker and a PCD, to name a few. Equally likely to be found making a metal arm for a Comic Con costume, or sewing myself a dress out of Alice in Wonderland fabric, I am always busy, and yes, I definitely class binge-watching a box set as “having plans” for the weekend.
‘As a six year old my favourite book was a large volume entitled ‘The Reader’s Digest Book of Strange Stories – Amazing Facts’. Full of crazy tales each incredible yarn grabbed my attention. ‘Spring-heeled Jack’, ‘The Flying Dutchman’, ‘Kasper Hauser’, ‘When the Devil walked in Devon’. If it was creepy, fantastic, paranormal, bizarre and historical I was in 110%. Eating jam sandwiches and watching ‘Star Trek’ (the original series) I was a six year old geek. As an adult, (musician, copywriter, faux parisienne, torch singer and purveyor of mundane day jobs etc), the joys of nerdiness can now be embraced nakedly and unashamedly. ‘Rome’, ‘Spartacus’, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Black Sails’, ‘Vikings’, ‘The Last Kingdom’, and even ‘Sleepy Hollow’ along with a host of lesser gems, offered a welcome televised redemption to the purgatory and hells of modern life. I have realised that my historical love of flights of fancy, other worlds, and adventurous men/women with swords cannot and will not be denied. Historical books, films and tv series are my forte, especially if the content also throws in a large helping of legends or ancient lore. That being said, Fantasy, Sci-fi and Space are also of interest. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, H.P. Lovecraft, Terry Goodkind, Ursula Le Guin, and even Dennis Wheatley all merit a mention. My Degree is in World Religions, I currently work as a musician, performer and copywriter, preparing to begin my Masters Degree in Medieval Literature and Culture’.
I am a library professional who lives and writes in the secretly beautiful and mysterious Flint Hills of Kansas. My nerd specialty lies in classic sci-fi and fantasy books, but I play a lot of board games too. I love tracing the roots of literature back from Wesley Chu’s Lives of Tao to the Tao Te Ching of Laozi. In college, I dreamed up ways to write papers on Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury. I earned Bachelors of Arts degrees in Creative Writing and History from Kansas State University. I also write fiction; my work has appeared in Touchstone Magazine and is forthcoming in Mad Scientist Journal.
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