Monday, December 7, 2015

Introducing...Joe and Chloe!

In the ongoing pursuit of total world domination, we here at 'nerds of a feather, flock together' have decided to bring two new bloggers into our ever-growing flock. 

Many of you already know Joe Sherry, who has been blogging about science fiction and fantasy for a number of years at his personal site, 'Adventures in Reading'. Joe and I first bonded over common frustrations with the Hugo Awards, but have since discovered a great deal of overlap in interests and approach to genre. I'm a big fan of his writing, and am excited for those of you who haven't yet been exposed to it. 

Besides being an experienced blogger and all-around geek extraordinaire, Chloe Clark also happens to be an accomplished poet (check out her latest in Apex). This will, among other things, raise the level of discourse to hithertofore unseen heights. (See? I just used "hithertofore"--it's working already!) Chloe will be looking at television, classic and short SF/F and speculative poetry, among other things. 

Oh, and as is tradition, here are Joe's and Chloe's contributor profiles...

-The G


Joe


NAME: Joe Sherry

SECRET UNDISCLOSED LOCATION: Minnesota

NERD SPECIALIZATION(S): Awards, Fantasy, Short Fiction

MY PET PEEVES IN NERD-DOM ARE: People being jerks seemingly for the sake of being jerks. Listen, it's okay if you like different things.

VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES, ALIENS OR ROBOTS: Aliens. Or, robots. Wait. alien robots!

RIGHT NOW I'M READING: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams (King)

...AND A COUPLE BOOKS I RECENTLY FINISHED ARE: Nimona (Stevenson), Career of Evil (Galbraith / Rowling), White Trash Zombie Gone Wild (Rowland)

NEXT TWO ON QUEUE ARE: Ancillary Mercy (Leckie), Fool's Quest (Hobb)

MY FAVORITE SUPERHERO AND SUPER-VILLAIN ARE: It's probably cliche to say Jessica Jones for now that the first season is out, so let's say Tara Chase from Queen & Country. What, she's not a super hero? I beg to differ! Drusilla from Buffy the Vampire Slayer is probably my favorite super-villain, or at least that's what comes to mind when I'm filling this out.

IF I WERE A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN, MY POWER WOULD BE: I think I'd like to fly today.

THE BEST COMIC FILM OF THE PAST 5 YEARS IS: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

THE WORST COMIC FILM OF THE PAST 5 YEARS IS: Does The LEGO Movie count? I did not appreciate that one.

I JUST WATCHED [FILM X] AND IT WAS AWESOME: The Martian (2015)

I JUST WATCHED [FILM Y] AND IT WAS TERRIBLE: Hellraiser (1987). It's pretty darn cheesy and I refuse to admit that Zombeavers (2014) was a terrible movie.

EVERYONE SHOULD SEE [FILM Z] BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE: It's been so long since I've seen it, but I was a sucker for The Spitfire Grill (1996)

BEST SCIENCE/SPECULATIVE FICTION SHOW OF THE PAST 10 YEARS: Oh, let's go with Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. I was so disappointed when that show ended. They were so close to doing something really cool and awesome

WORSE ENDING--LOST OR BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: I liked them both? The last couple of minutes of Battlestar, maybe, but even then - I've got an idea or two about how one part of it is actually awesome.

THE OFFICE--BRITISH OR AMERICAN VERSION: Neither.

GAME OF THRONES--LIKE OR DISLIKE DEVIATIONS FROM THE BOOKS: Mostly like, but I'm a little annoyed / concerned about Sansa's storyline.



Chloe


NAME: Chloe N. Clark

SECRET UNDISCLOSED LOCATION: Iowa sometimes, sometimes just in my head

NERD SPECIALIZATION(S): speculative Fiction; Monsters & Mythology; Fandoms

MY PET PEEVES IN NERD-DOM ARE: People who think genre classifications are the be all and end all.

VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES, ALIENS OR ROBOTS:
Aliens!! (I put two exclamation points because that's how important it is)

RIGHT NOW I'M READING:
We Others by Steven Millhauser and Death with Interruptions by Jose Saramago

...AND A COUPLE BOOKS I RECENTLY FINISHED ARE:
Wild Swans by: Michael Cunningham; Wonders of the Invisible World by: Christopher Barzak; Fifteen Dogs by: Andre Alexis

NEXT TWO ON QUEUE ARE:
Career of Evil by: JK Rowling and Yurei: The Japanese Ghost by: Zack Davisson

MY FAVORITE SUPERHERO AND SUPER-VILLAIN ARE:
Superhero: Howard the Duck or The Crow. Supervillain: Loki or the Scarecrow

IF I WERE A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN, MY POWER WOULD BE:
Honestly, probably baking things that could make people really happy (it's already kind of my superpower)

THE BEST COMIC FILM OF THE PAST 5 YEARS IS:
That's hard, as I haven't super enjoyed any of the more recent ones. Probably Captain America.

THE WORST COMIC FILM OF THE PAST 5 YEARS IS:
Green Lantern

I JUST WATCHED [FILM X] AND IT WAS AWESOME:
I just rewatched Alien, one of my favorite films of all time.

I JUST WATCHED [FILM Y] AND IT WAS TERRIBLE:
I am so picky that I haven't seen a film (and watched it the whole way through) that I haven't ended up liking in a while!

EVERYONE SHOULD SEE [FILM Z] BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE:
Only Lovers Left Alive. I plan on recommending this one to people for eternity.

BEST SCIENCE/SPECULATIVE FICTION SHOW OF THE PAST 10 YEARS:
Lost. I have my reasons.

WORSE ENDING--LOST OR BATTLESTAR GALACTICA:
See above. (I would never answer BSG for this! Gasp!)

THE OFFICE--BRITISH OR AMERICAN VERSION:
Neither?

GAME OF THRONES--LIKE OR DISLIKE DEVIATIONS FROM THE BOOKS:
I am not a GoT fan, so I would say I'm fine with deviations!

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