Buffy! Nerdery! Crisps!
Buffy! Nerdery! Crisps!
Hey, I’m Rachael Craw, I wrote YA sci-fi/crossover ‘Spark’ Now we get to hang out together for a month Inside A Dog! HOT DIGGITY! Here’s 10 random things about me:
One: I am a Whedonite. Definition: A devotee of the works of Joss Whedon, primarily Buffy The Vampire Slayer and the Avengers. Note my favourite tribute t-shirt.
Two: I am a recovering English Teacher (try not to hold it against me). I taught at Christchurch Girls’ High School and Rangi Ruru Girls’ School. The tendency to quote Hamlet still bubbles near the surface.
Three: Nerdery is rampant in my bookish obsessions. Note my shelves are obsessively organised and reorganised into literary fiction and popular fiction, with multiple sub-groups and genres and crossovers, an author’s works must be kept together!!!
Four: Mis-matched editions (where covers/sizes don’t match) make me twitchy, they blight my shelves and make me flare my nostrils. I try not to look directly at them. And just so I can use the word match at least 4 times in this point: here is evidence of an atrocity with a side note: my niece borrowed ‘Matched’ and, wait for it, DROPPED IT IN THE BATH. O_O
Five: I am a mother, These three girls drive me to the brink of joy and insanity. One of them is likely to become a designer for Sir Richard Taylor at Weta Workshops, another is likely to be a missionary and feed the orphans of the world (she has great concern for the orphans) and the other is likely to sit on a throne and bestow her beneficence.
Six: My husband in an engineer and what I am about to tell you may be upsetting. You should probably sit down. I am. He does not read fiction. <pauses for gasps of horror, recoiling, expressions of repulsion> Some of you may have thrown your laptops across the room. I know. I know <shakes head> He reads newspapers, engineering manuals, popular science magazines, endless nerdtacular interweb forums but he doesn’t read fiction. He hasn’t even read MY book ‘Spark’!!! How’s that for an endorsement? ‘Own husband will not even read book’. He says he’s waiting for the movie. Can’t fault that logic.
Seven: I have a weakness for Nelson’s own Proper Crisps. You haven’t eaten good potato chips until you’ve tried these.
Eight: The album most thrashed on my ipod of late is Lazaretto by Jack White.
Nine: I am a Christchurch EARTHQUAKE survivor. Might share some more about this later in the month.
Ten: Words are, categorically, my favourite things.
Are there any other Buffy fans out there? Wave at me!
Anyone got any book/shelf issues? Tell me I’m not alone!
Best potato chips in Australia?
This is a gratuitous picture of my girls because they are so unfathomably cute. <3