WHAT IS WITWAR?
Well, I’m glad you asked!
While it has deviated from its original concept, the continuing purpose of WITWAR is to provide a forum for posts by John and his motley band of occasional collaborators on a variety of topics, including technology, music, movies, TV and comic books. We intend to provide spirited intellectual and social discourse for everyone involved, including you!
MEET THE WITWAR-RIORS:
Hi there, folks. I’m John, the manager of (and primary contributor to) WITWAR, and this is my bio:
Born and raised in suburban New Jersey, I managed to land a dream job at a major comic book publisher right out of college. And while the experience was phenomenal, all good things eventually come to an end. So I packed up my belongings and shipped off to Boston, where I’m currently attempting to find a new place for myself in the world (and hoping that the past 10 years’ worth of education and work experience weren’t a total waste of time.) When I’m not wrestling with that existential quandary, I enjoy reading comics, playing video games, watching movies and listening to oft-overlooked music. I created Operation Backlog Slog as a way of putting a clever and positive spin on my reduced disposable income.
NERD IN A NUTSHELL
I’m an early-twenties female in the Boston area. I enjoy reading, science-fiction, RPGs (of the pencil and paper variety), videogames (mostly rhythm, puzzle, RPGs, or RPG-influence action/aventure games), board games, theater-style LARPing, movies, comics, gadgets, fixing computers, and television.
I have no illusions about being “hardcore.” I’m not, nor do I aspire to be.
For what it’s worth, my “geek cred” is as follows:
Favorite TV shows, past and present: Stargate SG-1, Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, House, Burn Notice, Battlestar Galactica
Favorite movies: What Dreams May Come, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Matrix, Star Wars (the original trilogy), Harry Potter, Titan A.E.
I enjoy the following writers, of literature or comics: Neil Gaiman, Neal Stephenson, William Gibson, Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, Jim Butcher, Gregory Maguire, Richard Matheson, J.K. Rowling, Charles Stross, Brian K. Vaughan, Joss Whedon, Warren Ellis, Garth Ennis, Frank Miller, Bill Willingham, Gail Simone
(That was far easier than listing all my favorite books and comics)
Videogames I love: Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (PC, XBox 360), Mass Effect (XBox 360), Eternal Sonata (XBox 360)
My role on WITWAR: Reviews and articles on the geekier aspects of life, mostly DC Comics and video games.
PETPLUTO (taken from her bio at Art At The Auction)
I’m a pop culture junkie with an affinity for but not limited to: politics, feminism, fiction, nonfiction, women’s college basketball, movies, music, and television. I am a devotee of Joss Whedon and Aaron Sorkin, and I read Newsweek religiously. And I hold opinions on all of those things, which I will be writing down frequently.
MEDIA MAVEN (taken from her bio at Notes on Popular Culture)
I’m young and freshly out of college, ambitious and ready to take on the world, or at least, try to interact with it. While my main interests can be concentrated to a few, usually revolving around the media and contemporary culture, I’m always jumping around from one interesting thing to the next.