Welcome back to my second every blog post. I figure, after the first post of nerdy ranting, I ought to give my readers a slightly better account of myself (or myself at the time of the writing of this post).
So let’s start with some of the basics.
My name is Angela and I also go by MsDuckiebee across the internet. I finished my BA back in 2011 and am currently working on my MA thesis, though its taking a little longer than expected. But that’s okay and its rather normal to stumble a bit before you get running. You also have to be willing to try new things when the alternative is sitting inactive.
So, ta-da! Here is my trying something new experiment: Nerdy Complexity!
What can be expected here in the blog?
A lot of freaking things. Like I said in my last (first) post – I’m doing this so that I have a space to celebrate and nerd out about all the different things I enjoy all in the same spot. But, sure I recognize I don’t like everything so I’ll try and give a few more specifics.
I’m a huge book nerd. From classics, to contemporary, to history, and beyond. After my BA university experience, I’ve found that I have difficulty reading only one book at a time. In my BA I double honoured in English Literature and a specialty program called Great Books which combined English Literature, Political Science, and Philosophy. That reading regiment has forever affected my reading habits. I love reading fiction books but I also need to balance that out with some sort of non-fiction, whether that’s a book on Hannibal or one of Plato’s dialogues.
To pick out a few of my favorite series and subjects in the great wide world of books I’d be remis not to mention my love for Harry Potter. The Percy Jackson series (actually a lot of Rick Riordan’s series altogether) have become a more recent enjoyment of mine – so I owe a prior co-worker Paul an apology for my arguments against the series that I wrongly judged by its early covers alone. I was wrong. I’m also something of an Arthurian academic with a love of reading fiction stories, academic articles, and historical speculations. J.R.R. Tolkien’s works might be a extra-description heavy but he (and a smatter of other Inklings) have kept my attention for years as has Bernard Cornwall. Also, Homer. Homer, Homer. Not Homer Simpson. The Iliad and the Odyssey Homer. The fluid nature of those two tales makes my heart sing.
So let’s step away from the books and take a look at some games that I’m in love with. For sure, I’m an Nintendo-phile and have only ever had Nintendo consoles. When I was young my family had an N-64 and then a Game Cube. I eventually purchased myself a Wii and just this past year I treated myself to the Switch. Handheld wise I’ve grown from a GameBoy Colour to my current 3DS. So you know immediately some of my favourite game series: the Legend of Zelda is the most obvious. The Switch purchase was, for sure, based on my need to play Breath of the Wild! I’m also a big Harvest Moon and Animal Crossing player when I need to relax and let the real-world float away. Mario and all of his various spinoffs including Smash Bros are on my radar. More recently I’ve managed to start playing Skyrim thanks to its adaption to the Switch (that many players have complained about but I almost cried in hearing about) and I’ve heard that Dark Souls might be coming as well which means that I’m about to die. A lot.
Anime! Oh, jeeze this one is a little mix-and-matched. One Piece is love. I grew up with Inuyasha, Naruto, Card Captors, and Yu-Gi-Oh and nostalgia is a powerful thing. I really need to get a Crunchy Roll subscription so that I can get into the more modern selection including more Card Captors but I’ve got some series off of Netflix including the 7 Deadly Sins and One Punch Man! Like I said, I’m hoping to expend my selection in the future so don’t be surprised if you start hearing about things I’ve found that people have probably known for years.
I’m a writer who’s trying real hard to enter the traditional publishing realm but I’m not quite there yet. I also like dabbling in painting, sewing, cooking and baking. So those are likely to pop up periodically in the blog as well.
Blog posts will be coming every Monday, usually earlier in the morning (before I head off to work). If you’re interested in more from me my YouTube channel is linked above. Every Friday gets a new video: it alternates between update vlogs and more scripted video (book reviews, art projects, soothing scenes, there’s a variety of things that might pop up). Wednesday and Sunday each have uploads based around my book study series “Book and Page”. The first season is due to finish up mid-September 2018. Season 2 will be back on the 4th of November 2018! So, over both the blog and my YouTube channel, you can get plenty of content throughout the week!
All together, this is going to be an interesting ride all over the place. Now that you have some idea of what’s going to come flying onto my keyboard and to you, hope it doesn’t make you want to run! If you’re still here, let’s get going!