However, last week I received the COOLEST award ever... the Gandalf Award:
"The Gandalf the Gray Award- When you make a point your arguments are so thought out and so persuasive no counter argument can stand"Modern Man of the Cloth- I am honoured!)
Tolkians; ouuu and ahh with me. My absolute favourite part of the entire trilogy of movies was when Gandalf shouted "YOU SHALL NOT PASS!". Gandalf went from being a "meh" character in the books to a "you kick some serious orc butt! I heart you!".
Today I found myself in the lunchroom explaining the theory and history behind Prometheus and the Alien quadrilogy to my coworkers and how, in actuality, the face huggers and Alien actually are the result of human-goop-engineer interaction. I realized that perhaps I am a geek, because even though I know all this mostly from Andrew who LOVES the Alien franchise, when a coworker asked why I didn't just block him out while he geeked out over Alien, I had to admit that I found it interesting. (unlike accounting, that I definitely block out).
I have read all of the Dune books written by the original author (I tried reading his son's Dune books but they were terrible). I love Star Trek, specifically Voyageur (which I know is disliked by most Trekkies), and Star Wars... (and if we were honest Stargate SG-1, I mean who can say no to MacGyver?) and anything Joss Whedon (Firefly and Dr Horrible Sing-a-long blog anyone?). And well, most any sci-fi television show out there. (oh Sam and Dean, you are so adorable).
I will see any comic book movie, no matter how terrible (and yes that includes Cat Woman and the latest Wolverine movies- why can't they just make a Gambit movie? He was my favourite), and I am currently re-reading the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K Hamilton. Name a sci-fi fantasy series with a strong female character and I have read it. (If you haven't already, check out Kim Harrison's The Hollows books- ADORE!).
If you haven't seen this video of John Hodgeman giving a speech on Jocks vs Nerds in 2009, it is worth the watch!
Being a nerd is cool, as you can see from the video above, so I want to thank Christopher from the Modern Man of the Cloth for gifting me with the BESTEST award in blogging I have ever received.