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1. Likes lists. Obviously.

2. Christian, conservative.

3. English major. Ex-music major.

4. Minnesotan. From large family. Likes snow, ya sure, you betcha. And ketchup is spicy (though I love barbeque sauce).

5. Jane Austen, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien = win. Especially Emma, Till We Have Faces, and The Silmarillion.

6. Conflicted comics fan. Enjoyed Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-men, hate Frank Miller, Mark Millar, Alan Moore, Garth Ennis, and most of the "serious"/grimdark comic writers, adore Sean McKeever and Takeshi Miyazawa's Spider-man Loves Mary Jane, think Bendis's Ultimate Spider-man was great before Ultimatum (especially during Bagley's run), miss the Star Wars: X Wing series, occasional Greg Rucka fan (especially his Wonder Woman and Helena Bertinelli Huntress), and big Birds Of Prey fan (at least the first Simone run, especially Helena and Misfit). Hate One More Day/One Moment in Time and the DC New 52. Do like a couple of indie type things - Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucelli and Fun Home by Alison Bechdel (got it signed and told her a conservative Christian loved her book). Currently collecting Brian Q. Miller's Smallville, Dustin Nguyen's Li'l Gotham, and Brian Bendis's Takio.


7. Huge BBC classic drama fan - from Andrew Davies's Jane Austen and Charles Dickens adaptations (especially Sense and Sensibility 2008 and Litle Dorrit), and Sandy Welch (her JaneEyre 2006 and Emma 2009 are excellent, though imperfect).

8. Because of personal history with fandom (etc), hates Harry Potter, but quite enjoys Twilight. Don't make any claims of quality for either. Do quite like Mark Kermode's thoughts on Twig-lit.

9. Love genre fiction, from military sci-fi (Orson Scott Card, Robert Heinlein, John Scalzi, Aaron Allston, Timothy Zahn, Elizabeth Moon) to mystery (Sherlock Holmes - especially the Jeremy Brett series and Elementary, Dorothy Sayers, P. D. James, early Laurie R. King), to fantasy - high, low, and of course urban (Tamora Pierce, Gillian Bradshaw, Robin Mc Kinley, Mary Robinette Kowal, Seanan Mc Guire, Megan Whalen Turner, Shannon Hale).


10. Animation snob. Is hoping Pixar comes out of their five-year slump with The Good Dinosaur. Adored Tangled and Wreck It Ralph, and thinks Beauty and the Beast is the best animated movie ever. Have high hopes for Frozen Miyazaki/Ghibli is fantastic, with Princess Mononoke grabbing my heart after a few others failed to generate more than "pretty." The Incredibles is the best superhero movie ever made. Period.


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