Hello, my name is Laura, though I go by the handle guyalice. I’m a lady living in North Carolina who works at an academic library. I’m proud to say I have a diverse taste in things, both high-brow and low-brow. Things I love include books, movies, fairy tales and folklore, comics, animation, fantasy art, deranged humor, podcasts, hedgehogs, Corgis, baby animals, Studio Ghibli movies, Phantom of the Opera, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Mori Girl fashion, top 10 lists, and tea cups.
Favorite Books: The Arrival (Shaun Tan), Ex Libris, The God of Small Things, All Quiet on the Western Front, Catherine Called Birdy, Good Omens, Neverwhere, Dreams Underfoot, Crazy Jack, Spinners, Tuesday, collected works of Poe, The Golden Compass, The Book Thief, The Time Traveler’s Wife, Rebecca, A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters, Little Plum (Rumer Godden), Kamikaze Girls, Wicked, short stories of Saki, The Princess Bride, The Wood Wife, Reading Lolita in Tehran, Bridge to Terebithia, The Flip Flop Girl, Anne of Green Gables, Emily of New Moon, The Phantom of the Opera, Phantom (Susan Kay), Sex Drugs and Cocoa Puffs, Little Bear, the Flower Fairies series, The Secret Language, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight, and Harry Potter Books 3-7.
Favorite Movies: O Brother! Where Art Thou?, Whisper of the Heart, The Lady Vanishes, The Princess Bride, Arsenic and Old Lace, Children of Men, Amelie, The Manchurian Candidate, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, Hedgehog in the Fog, Shaun of the Dead, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Raising Arizona, The Lion King, Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, The Secret Garden (1994), Leningrad Cowboys Go America, the Marvel Cinematic Universe series, Wall-E, Raise the Red Lantern, 12 Angry Men, In America, Paprika, The Passion of Joan of Arc, Lilo & Stitch, Spider-Man 2, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Sixth Sense, Nosferatu (Murnau & Herzog), E.T., Silver Linings Playbook, Atonement, Run Lola Run, Awakenings, Anchorman, and Billy Madison
Favorite Comics: Bone, Castle Waiting, Scott Pilgrim, Persepolis, Maus, I Kill Giants, Laika, Sandman, Strangers in Paradise, Runaways, Nextwave, Journey Into Mystery (Gillen run), Supergirl (Peter David run), Loki (Rob Rodi mini), Marvel 1602, Fruits Basket, Batgirl: Year One, Astonishing X-Men (Whedon run), Top 10, Alias, Chew, Wonder Woman (Rucka run), Beasts of Burden, Birds of Prey (Simone runs), Animal Man (Morrison run), Batwoman: Elegy, Teen Titans (Geoff Johns run), Batgirl (Cassandra Cain series), and Sailor Moon
Favorite Television: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Rocko’s Modern Life, Freaks and Geeks, Batman the Animated Series, Justice League/Justice League Unlimited, Doctor Who, Adventure Time, Firefly, Cowboy Bebop, Sherlock, The I.T. Crowd, Flight of the Conchords, Arrested Development, Full Metal Alchemist, Pride and Prejudice, The Critic, Baccano, Modern Family, Sailor Moon
Favorite Music: Yoko Kanno, Cat Stevens, Joanna Newsom, Maaya Sakamoto, Emmy the Great, Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, Loreena McKennitt, The Verve Pipe, The Rolling Stones, The Dresden Dolls/Amanda Palmer, Imogen Heap, Cake, Sarah Brightman, Veruca Salt/Nina Gordon, The Beatles, Pure Moods series
Favorite Stage Musicals: The Phantom of the Opera, Into the Woods, Wicked, Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, Little Shop of Horrors, Batboy
Favorite Podcasts: Fast Karate for the Gentlemen, Awesomed By Comics, Pod F. Tompkast, Greatest Movie Ever!, The Flop House, Bad Movie Fiends, We Hate Movies, War Rocket Ajax, Anime World Order, I Read Comics, Film Sack, Yeah It’s That Bad
Favorite Webcomics: Hark a Vagrant, No Rest for the Wicked, Gunnerkrigg Court, Nedroid, Manly Men Doing Manly Things
Favorite Games: Shadow of the Colossus, Flower, Katamari Damacy, We Heart Katamari, Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts 2, Avengers Alliance, Final Fantasy XII