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:
- Schlock Mercenary
- Battlestar Galactica
- The Matrix