A. Well to start off I am a sophomore in College who just turned 20. I’m going to school to be an accounting major. I spent the last semester of school abroad in London and I’m from your stereotypical small town Midwest upbringing.
A. Social media has impacted my life by providing me with an open forum to talk to and meet others who share my interests. Due to my background of where I have lived it has at times proven challenging to openly find incredibly nerdy people as it was looked down upon in these small judging towns I have lived in.
A. The man who raised me for the first 13 or so years of my life, Tim. He kind of inspired me to many of my geek pursuits and we shared a lot of my favorite geek memories together. We saw Lord of the Rings together, spent many a night gaming into the early hours of the morning, he taught me to play Magic the Gathering, and recently him my half-sister and I went and saw Star Wars the Force Awakens together which was special as my half-sister had never seen star wars.
A. I would say do not fight your geekiness as that was my problem. I struggled in school to be a geek as people didn’t want me to be so I floated between being a jock and a geek. Just go out there meet some geeky people and have fun with it. It’s finally cool to be a geek so embrace it and enjoy because when I was growing up it was not.
A. My biggest issue with geek culture is a general feeling of dissatisfaction that I get from most geeks. My example of this is the New Star wars movie and while I wont divulge for later questions it felt to me like everyone was waiting to just start trashing it as much as they good. Geeks (myself included) tend to complain about our hobbies a lot. The other aspect is people who get mad that “uh well I liked that before they did so they aren’t allowed to like it as much as me”. I’m the opposite the more people who like my geeky things the better in my opinion.
A. Your readers can find me on Facebook at Cogan Wilson James Bishop
I’m on twitter username @TheRealCogan
I also have an Instagram which is Cogan Bishop
A. I am a bit of a fitness nut and I run and lift six or so days a week. Running is my true passion and I love nothing more than to spend a Saturday morning pounding the pavement with my headphones in and music blaring.
A. I LOVED The Force Awakens. It was great in my opinion. While I may agree that it mirrored A New Hope that didn’t stop me from seeing it three times in one week. The actions, the villains, the hero’s all made it worth it to me. I especially love Kylo Ren, unlike a lot of people I know. I loved the movie to death, have ordered it already, and can’t wait to see Episode 8.
A. My favorite has to be the two towers. The atmosphere of uncertainty at the beginning and the stress that builds in the film and culminates in one of my favorite battles of Cinema, the Battle of Helms Deep, makes this my clear favorite of the trilogy. The character development in the second movie is also superb and I have spent many a weekend just watching these movies.
A. This is tough for me as there is a greater amount of Marvel movies, however I prefer dark and gritty movies closer to the Dark Knight and Man of steel. However the Marvel TV shows on Netflix are that dark and gritty. I would have to say I prefer DC movies and Marvel Tv Shows.
A. Oh boy. This is quite the list but we have Deadpool, Captain America, Rouge One is my personal favorite to come out, Xmen, Batman V Superman, Suicide Squad, Star Trek Beyond, and my guilty pleasure of Kung Fu panda 3 ( I love the first 2)
A. I Adored Jessica Jones. It was similar to daredevil but different enough that it was great. The dark and gritty nature of Hell’s kitchen as well as the very adult content of the show as perfect for me. The main character not wanting to be a hero dragged me in as well as the always talented David Tennent who excelled in his role as a villain. I am anxiously waiting for the 2nd season of Jessica Jones to see where she goes from here.
Its Benedict Cumberbatch. No question he far superior to Robert Downy Jr’s Sherlcok in my opinion. He is much more arrogant, condensing, and handles and shows the Drug abuse by the character in a much more interesting way.
A. My favorite Doctor has to be Peter Capaldi. I just love the different style of doctor he brings as compared to the two previous incarnations of Matt Smith and David Tennant. His sarcasm as well as dry humor especially. Sad to say I have only been watching Doctor Who for 3 years as I discovered it during two a days of football my Senior year of high school.
A. The “board” games I won though I don’t know if they count are DnD, Magic the Gathering, Cards against humanity, and call of Cthulhu. I want to play Shadownrun, Star wars saga and edge of the empire as well as the superheroes table top game Mutants and Masterminds.
A. I just very recently got into anime and I am sure the community would define me as a newbie or the equivalent term I found myself drawn to this storytelling medium over the past year for the fresh ideas to me at least they are able to tell. Each of these tell not a wholly original tale but different enough combined with great visuals that each has its own flavor that I can enjoy. Tokyo ghoul in particular drew me in with its violent visuals and dark story.
A. While I won’t go one to list the 50 or so bands I enjoy immensely I will instead note some of my current favorites.
Rise Against has been my favorite band since middle school the punk instrumentals with the voice of Tim Mcilrath and the inspiring lyrics have drawn me in for the past 8 years and having seen them twice they are easily my favorite live show. (I love Rise against I forgot all about them until I played Sleeping Dogs and they were in the game and on the album!!)
I am drawn to this music for the instrumentals as well as lyrics. Lyrics in music are a big deal to me and that is my main draw. Rock and metal lyrics are always so deep and varied between each band and song. Every band sings about its own unique things and it is just refreshing to hear.
A. I played football for 6 years in middle school and high school. I mainly played in High School for the Marietta Tigers. During my time there I played every O-Line position but my real passion was as the team’s 3-4 noseguard. I no longer play due to when I reached the Division 3 level the time input was too great when weighed against my desire for good grades.
A. My longest run I accomplished in August of this year when I completed my first half-marathon with a time of 2 hours and 40 minutes. While some may see it as a slow time which it is I was just happy to have finished and look forward to running my next half marathon at a faster pace.
My favorite Sports are as follows:
College Football: The Ohio State University. I live in Ohio. I go to college in Columbus Ohio. I was born in Ohio. I have been rooting for The Ohio State since I was old enough to watch football and have always loved the culture and tradition around the program. Last year’s National Championship run was special as I got to be in Columbus during the year.
NFL Football: The Pittsburgh Steelers are by far my favorite team. I am a diehard Steelers fans and it goes back to James Harrison. When I started playing football James Harrison was my favorite NFL player. Going on as I got more and more into the team the history of hardnosed smash mouth defense is what draws me to the team as my football philosophy mirrors the old style of Pittsburgh where you establish a run game and force the opponent to fight your Defenses.
MLB Baseball: I have always somewhat rooted for the pirates as a general Pittsburgh fan but it was the season before their first winning season in 23 years that I got deeply involved. The players and the game of baseball are relatively new to me but I have been learning to enjoy them nonetheless.