Saturday, December 29, 2007

Step Away from the Tub of Happiness!!

I've been reading lately. Well, if you want to call it reading... It certainly isn't Ayn Rand or JRR Tolkien, but it is entertaining and it was nice to sink myself into an alternate reality for a while.

One of my Christmas presents from Leif (my "surprise" gift) was a signed copy of the latest Schlock Mercenary book. As it's name suggests, it is a Tub of Happiness. And less than a week after I received it, I have finished it - cover to beautifully illustrated cover. Did I say illustrated? Um, yes. I have been reading a comic book. About space mercenaries. And I enjoyed all 240 pages of it. *sigh*

I have yet to figure out what it is that I like about Schlock Mercenary. It's punny. Howard Tayler says it sort of writes itself. Maybe that's why it feels like it takes on a life of its own. Dunno. I could spend hours trying to figure out why this particular comic strip makes it into my top 5 sci-fi favorites* OR I could go straight to the top of my list and spend those hours rewatching Farscape.

Ah... Farscape. It's been a while. In fact, I don't think I've watched it since Ellie was born. We took it to the hospital with us to watch while I was in labor, but I think that was the last time. Wow... Has it really been 17 months since I last saw Farscape? (mocking laughter at my utter obsession with this show...) So I pulled out series 1 and watched the first 5 episodes last night while I put away Christmas decorations.

Best. Show. Ever.

So there you have it. My confession. My dirty little secret.
I am a sci-fi nerd.

* top 5 sci-fi favorites:
  1. Farscape
  2. Firefly
  3. Schlock Mercenary
  4. Battlestar Galactica
  5. The Matrix

1 comment:

Howard Tayler said...

I'm glad you liked the book, and I'm pleased to see the company Schlock Mercenary keeps in your "Top 5" list.

(Believe it or not, I was searching on the word "Ellie" to figure out where I'd last referenced Elephas Maximus Sapiens in the strip, and I ended up here.)