NAME: Adri Joy / Arifel
SECRET UNDISCLOSED LOCATION: A bioluminescent coral palace 40 metres under the sea
NERD SPECIALIZATION(S): Fantasy, Sci fi, feminist SFF.
MY PET PEEVES IN NERD-DOM ARE: Overly convoluted love triangles, stories without diverse representation.
VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, ZOMBIES, ALIENS OR ROBOTS: Aliens!
RIGHT NOW I'M READING: Raising the Stones by Sheri S. Tepper in paperback; Assassin's Quest by Robin Hobb and Forgotten Women: The Scientists by Zing Tsjeng on e-reader; An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon on audio (I'm polybiblious!)
...AND A COUPLE BOOKS I RECENTLY FINISHED ARE: Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor, the Stone in the Skull by Elizabeth Bear, Prime Meridian by Sylvia Moreno Garcia.
NEXT TWO ON QUEUE ARE: Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold.
MY FAVORITE SUPERHERO AND SUPER-VILLAIN ARE: Dreadnought from April Daniel's Nemesis series for superhero, Fire Lord Ozai for supervillain.
IF I WERE A SUPERHERO/VILLAIN, MY POWER WOULD BE: Avatar: The Last Airbender-style control of the classical elements.
THE BEST COMIC FILM OF THE PAST 5 YEARS IS: I don't watch many comic films, but Guardians of the Galaxy was amazing.
THE WORST COMIC FILM OF THE PAST 5 YEARS IS: Probably one of the 90% I haven't seen...
I JUST WATCHED Thor: Ragnarok AND IT WAS AWESOME
(...and made sense even if you haven't watched the first two, or Avengers 2, or the one where Benedict Cumberbatch is a wizard with a terrible American accent.)
I JUST WATCHED Blade Runner 2049 AND IT WAS TERRIBLE. Well, not exactly terrible - visually stunning but super shallow.
EVERYONE SHOULD SEE The Expanse Season 3 BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE, because it's not coming out until later in the year in the UK, and I desperately want them to get higher ratings and avoid cancellation.
BEST SCIENCE/SPECULATIVE FICTION SHOW OF THE PAST 10 YEARS: Steven Universe.
WORSE ENDING--LOST OR BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: *whispers* I haven't seen all of Battlestar Galactica! The Lost ending was objectively terrible though.
THE OFFICE--BRITISH OR AMERICAN VERSION: I haven't seen either, but I appreciate the American Office's contribution to the world of reaction GIFs.
GAME OF THRONES--LIKE OR DISLIKE DEVIATIONS FROM THE BOOKS: I'm generally in favour of good adaptations, but repeatedly turning consensual sex into rape destroyed my trust in that show's judgement.