I am a proud, lifelong nerd.
We are gamers, comics fans, sci-fi/fantasy fiends, con-goers, and cosplayers. We take the form of music nerds, science nerds, cooking nerds, and math nerds, too. We share a common sensibility and lexicon. We’re often fluent in each other’s languages soon after we meet, whether the language is Klingon, Elvish, Parseltongue, Na’Vi, Betazed, or Dothraki.
I've gamed my whole life, starting with card and board games. In college I found D & D (my first-ever character had a resurrection chance of 96%... and died). Then arcade gaming, console gaming, PC gaming, and now mobile gaming.
I've also been a comics reader since I was 5, and comics have instilled me with certain core beliefs, like "with great power must also come great responsibility."
None of us is Spider-Man, though, and most of us could use a hand sometimes. We're just all trying to make it through. From one nerd to another - if I can help you, I will. My Nerd Credentials can be found below.
As a gamer…
DC Legends, Marvel Strike Force, Pokemon Go (Team Mystic), Ingress (Resistance), Batman/Arkham titles, Dragon Age I & 3 (Inquisition), City of Heroes/Villains, World of Warcraft, The Sims 1-4, DC Universe Online, Marvel Heroes 2015, Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, Lord of the Rings Online, Portal, Secret World, D&D, Magic the Gathering, Backgammon, and many more
As a reader…
I started reading comics at age 5. I read DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, and some independents. Favorite writers include Gail Simone, KellySue DeConnick, Robert Kirkman, Judd Winick, Geoff Johns, Scott Synder, Greg Rucka, Stan Lee, and Warren Ellis. Favorite artists include Fiona Staples, Babs Tarr, Mike Grell, J.H. Williams III, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Greg Capullo, Jim Lee, Sara Pichelli, Jim Steranko, Gil Kane, and Neal Adams.
Favorite authors include Harper Lee, Perry Moore, Robert Heinlein, Christopher Moore, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Lindy West, Anne Rice, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Nancy Collins, Stephen King, and many, many others.
As a devotee of pop culture…
Lover of Buffy / Angel, Supernatural, Star Trek, Star Wars, Serenity/Firefly, the CW Super Shows, Gotham, most things Dracula, Hobbitses, WestWorld, Altered Carbon, Umbrella Academy, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Stranger Things, Mindhunter, Sherlock, Pixar, Disney, and anything with lycanthropes (except Howling 3, and fyi werewolves are not marsupial, dammit).