Meet We So Nerdy’s senior staff and contributors… a group of amazing individuals who will help us to share our fan-flails to EPIC levels. Their fandom loves are as varied as yours, so learn a bit more about them, and we hope you love them as much as we do! So without further ado meet Katie, Marisol, Rebekah, and SeyElle.
Hi, everyone! I’m Katie. I have two daughters, I’m married to my high school sweetheart, (*cue awwws*), and on the downhill slide to thirty! I’m not nearly as worried about that as some people I know. I spend whatever free time I have reading and binge watching TV shows. My current obsession is The Walking Dead, and I obviously hate myself because all it does is hurt me.
I love romance novels, especially historical—something with just the right amount of sweet and fluffy and a touch of angst. I’ve recently gotten into supernatural romance, and I’m developing quite the love for shifters, too…like I really needed another rabbit hole to run down. It’s just something about those alpha males that calls to me, though.
I’m a really big fandom person. I love the community and support within them. I’ve written fic for years and read it for longer. Not to mention, I’ve met some great friends along the way. A special shout out to my college classmate, Tina, who handed me her copy of Twilight in August 2008. She will never know how much that changed my life.
Hogwarts will always be my home. Forks is my vacation spot. If I had access to the TARDIS, I’d go to mid-1700s Scotland…for reasons. I could survive a zombie apocalypse as long as I had Daryl Dixon, and I never want to travel to Panem, but I do appreciate a good revolution. My favorite book is A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini.
Oh, and I love all things Marvel. I want to be Peggy Carter when I grow up.
Hey…you! Marisol here. I’m a 30(ish) New Yorker that’s been lurking around the internet since the days of Prodigy and Compuserve. I love to travel though I haven’t traveled nearly enough in recent years. But mostly, I love those quiet moments when I get home after a long day at work, and unwind watching one of my favorite TV shows or movies. Truth be told, I’m more of a TV person. I grew up watching Spanish and English language TV, so there was always something for me to watch.
I am unrepentant about certain things, regardless of popular opinion: I still use my Yahoo! email account, I think Tom Cruise is one of the greatest actors of ALL TIME, and I hate dinosaurs (no, really).
In real life, my circle of trust is small but strong. Usually I’m the “Nana” in the crew because I worry too much, and hand out stranger danger pamphlets. Whether that’s because I grew up in New York City during the turbulent 1980’s or watched too many Lifetime movies is yet to be determined.
There are two shows that I ride or die with: Arrested Development and The Simpsons. I watch one or the other or both every single day. They’re like my Linus blanket. I can’t even bring myself to think about what will happen when The Simpsons is finally cancelled 30 years from now. Let’s not even think about it.
On the obsession side of the scale are: Doctor Who and Sherlock. I probably watch more U.K. tv than the people that actually live there. I think I gravitate towards U.K. programming because a lot of it is dripping with sarcasm, much like me! So yeah, if you’re reading this profile, here’s a disclaimer: don’t take me too seriously. I’m here to make you laugh. Fandoms are fun, funny, and a fantastic reason for us to connect.
I’m keeping this profile short for now (it’s hard to turn off lurker mode) and leaving things open ended. After all, it’s only just beginning…
Hi everyone! I’m a 23 year old, film and media graduate from North West England.
Whilst my youth thus far, has been met by the tumultuous challenges of my health, writing has always been held above all else, as not only a passion, but a priority. With my head always in a book as a kid, it wasn’t until the Twilight Saga peaked in the literary world, that my interests extended towards film and tv. I still vividly remember the day my best friend of 12 years shoved the book into my hand; refusing to let me leave her house, until I had read the first chapter. It was around this time that MTV offered a look into the film adaption of the series; that I was drawn into the world of film, and my love only grew from there.
With a love for literature, film and television; with not nearly enough time to occupy myself with all of them, my focus has shifted more towards television. Likening it to a book, I love the revelations that come with each new episode – or chapter. Perhaps too hesitant to fully pursue my own original fiction, reviewing media has become a way to immerse myself in the storytelling world.
At the moment however, I admit to a love for Prison Break and Alias; and currently, Arrow, The Flash, How to get away with Murder, Orphan Black and Mr Robot. Getting most of my music from TV shows, my favourite song changes too often – weekly even – for me to get definitive about it.
I find the worst question to ask is, what is my favourite film? etc. I don’t have one. I love the enjoyment that comes from discovering something new; I almost feel empathetic to the literature or series, left behind if I have to shuffle my list of favourites.
Film-wise, I was raised on constant revisitations to Steve Martin movies; My Blue Heaven still heavily quoted in the household today. Upon my own discoveries, I love Singin’ in the Rain, The Princess Bride; and more recently, The Martian and Crimson Peak.
Book-wise, The Great Gatsby will always hold a special place in my heart. Not studied in British High Schools, the American Classic was a rewarding curiosity. Typical of my nationality, Macbeth tops the list, with The Mortal Instruments series rounding it out.
With a dyslexic twin sister, we prided ourselves in taking up the mantles of artist, and writer respectively – working in harmony on creative projects. When i’m not writing – and trying to convince my sister to watch Arrow – I spend my time working out and baking.
Once a gymnast (complimenting myself way too much with the term), and an obsessive lover of pilates, my journey is not that of the normal graduate. Alongside writing, fitness and baking stems from a premature need to be aware of myself. The latter, can fall to the wayside now and then, especially since finding a love for burritos.
So long as there is something to write on, whether it be random sentences or full length reviews, my day to day is grounded by a love of words.
Without trying to sound too poetic, feel free to find me in the Twitter-verse, where 140 characters means that I am far less composed!
**Sup Nod** Ohllo. I’m a 20-year-old Nigerian poet, writer and college student, with a love of hashtags and very sharp tounge; raised in the Gorgeous Prince Georges County, MD, and currently being educated in Baltimore. I attend Towson University, where (though I’m a lover of the arts and president/founder of Towson’s first poetry slam team: VOICES) I am in fact a finance major **insert weeping gif here**
Like I said, I’m a poet so I write a lot and perform a lot. I also frequent open mics and poetry slams and spend my weekends roaming Baltimore in search of new places to share my art. In my down time… and even time when I probably, should be doing homework, or something else integral to my prosperity, I loooooooooooooove to read, listen to music, and read while listening to music. My favorite book of all time is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and my most recent read is Assata: An Autobiograpy by Assata Shakur. I love all genres of music (yes, even country), but my current favorite is rap. My favorite
husband, I mean, rapper at the moment is J. Cole.
Even though, I may not be as fic-savy as my sister, Funmbi, I do enjoy fanfiction, specifically, Twilight fanfiction, and it was in fact me, who introduced her to the Twilight Saga and TwiFic (and I never let her forget it). My favorites include “Emancipation Proclamation” and “Wallbanger”.
I look forward to sharing my thoughts on various music, movies, books, and TV shows with you!