It’s my turn to take you out for coffee this week! Here on The Travelling Geek show, we’re a part of the #weekendcoffeeshare (you can read my first post here for a quick explanation). What we travelling geeks have decided to do is treat it as though we were having coffee with each other as well as you friendly travellers. So some of my post this week will be a response to Alice’s post last week and Maria’s the week before.
- If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that my childhood heroes were the people who were courageous and heroic without even thinking of how difficult their tasks might be. For me, that meant Luke Skywalker and Westley (farmboy turned Dread Pirate Roberts). And like Maria, I also had crushes on these heroes! I continue to have (fictional) heroes who don’t examine the personal cost –or at least, don’t let it deter them. I suppose this is largely unrealistic in how heroic deeds must be performed in real life, but I think there’s something to be gleaned from these seemingly reckless characters about bravery. Now here’s my question for you: Are your heroes fictional or non-fictional? Currently living or deceased? People you know personally or lofty and far away?
- If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that I haven’t read anything by China Melville, but after learning more about Embassytown from Maria’s coffee post, I think I will definitely have to check it out! Thus, the reading (and audiobook) queue grows ever longer! I’m not very well-versed in science fiction, but I’m trying to change that. I have to admit, I’m the kind of person who will pick up a book because I’m “supposed” to read it, but if I get a good way in and realize it’s not for me, I have no remorse about discontinuing it and moving on. What about you? Must you stick it out to the end or do you allow yourself to cut off mid-story?
- If we were having coffee, I’d say that I love watching TableTop, too! In fact, the video that Alice shared in her post is of Wil Wheaton and the crew playing “Geek Out!” which is a game I have, but have sadly never convinced anyone to play. My favorite games are cooperative games where all of the players are trying to defeat the game itself. One of my go-to games is Castle Panic because the gameplay is different every time (especially if you play with the Wizard Tower expansion, like I do). It’s also very easy to teach newbies; I even played once over webcam!
- If we were having coffee, I’d thank you for all of the video game and music suggestions I got from my last #weekendcoffeeshare post! And based on what you’ve all told me, I think we have enough benders of all types to have a pretty epic team to help the Avatar vanquish evil (by the way, I finished Legend of Korra! I loved it all, but there were definitely some tears). I’m still making my way through the Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels, but I kind of can’t believe I’ve never really delved into graphic novels or manga before. So, knowing that I’m opening myself up for a barrage of suggestions, I really want to know…what are some other great series in this form of media that I should try out?