That’s Some Pig

I’m an old nerd, married to a different flavor of old nerd. It can be rough, navigating the different nerdly seas.

I like:

Comics, both Western and not. I’ve given up on Marvel and DC because I’m sick of constant reboots. I like things that end.

  • Umino Chika is awesome and I will buy anything she writes/draws.
  • What Did You Eat Yesterday is my current favorite.
  • Rat Queens is hilarious and kinda grody.
  • My affection for Peter Parker is eternal. My favorite collections are the J. Michael Straczynski Amazing Spiderman ones.
  • I still love KareKano.
  • Top 10 as written by Alan Moore and drawn by Gene Ha is amazing. I love it so much.
  • I don’t know, I feel like there should be more here but it’s been a while.

Science fiction and fantasy. Mostly fantasy

  • Lois McMaster Bujold’s Chalion books are constantly reread. I like the Knife ones too.  Vorkosigan stuff is enjoyable cheese, but I can’t take too much of it.
  • Charles Stross’s Laundry Files are great and so novel to me, but kinda depressing
  • Mike Carey’s Felix Castor books are why I read “The Girl with All the Gifts” and tried to read “Fellside,” but parenthood has made me soft and I couldn’t take the sads.
  • I’m still shocked that there are more Deverry books.
  • Urban fantasy trash is my guilty pleasure.
  • Yes, I read the Dresden Files. And Codex Alera.

Cooking and baking, but not all the time. But I do it most of the time to save money, and it leads to self-hate.

Makeup. Mostly, lipstick

Various fandoms. No participation, just reading and loving the gifs and fanart.

Anime. I still love old anime I used to watch. Not interested in watching any new anime; just in reading the comics.

Music. I did classical piano for a long time and still like to play. Cannot wrap my mind and fingers around jazz or ragtime, although I admire it greatly. I enjoy various orchestral works that I can’t name because I’m terrible, and enjoy rock music that sounds vaguely orchestral too. I like classic rock, whiny rock, and earnest rock along with some pop. I have strong nostalgia for any anime theme songs that I used to watch.

Recycling and reusing as much as possible.

  • But I like to buy things, and some times I’m too tired to cook and want takeout. It’s a conundrum.

I’m terrible at:

Finishing projects. Hopefully I’ll finish some as I blog.

Washing the bathroom. So my husband does it.

FPS. “Doom” made me feel ill. Everything else later is just straight-up disorientating.

Standing up straight.

Many things