Hi, I’m Fredrika,
You know that party you attended last weekend? I’m that woman you kind of noticed standing by herself in a corner and then forgot all about. I’m a textbook example of an introvert.
Who am I? Here’s the cliff note version: Scandinavian. Closer to forty than thirty-five. Fantasy lover. Thinks the idea that Dumbledore could beat Gandalf in a fight is ridiculous. Feels a little too strongly about the subject.
Action RPG player. Compares every man I meet to Geralt of Rivia. Surprisingly, still single.
Slightly obsessive about nerdy collectibles. Continually pushing the limits of how much money is too much money to spend on Geral of Rivia statues.
As for this blog well, I love stories. I love reading them, I love watching them, and I love playing them. This is where I talk about some of them, mostly through book reviews. Occasionally, I’ll talk about tv-shows, videogames, collectibles, or discuss storytelling.
This is a place for nerds but, adult, sensible nerds who can appreciate different point-of-views and who won’t scream SJW propaganda when something isn’t to their taste.
That being said, I don’t do “salty” reviews, and I don’t give one-star ratings. If you like reading reviews that trash books or viciousness disguised as humor or sarcasm, you will not find what you’re looking for here. If I don’t enjoy a book, I don’t review it.
I prefer promoting the things I love instead of publicly tearing down those I do not.
I don’t care about bestseller lists, what authors are currently hype, or what’s trending. I don’t do promotional reviews.
I read, play, and watch whatever I feel like. One week I might review a newly released book, the week after that one that’s thirty years old. My only criteria are that I like it, and I want to share the experience.
What do you read? I enjoy books by authors like J.R.R Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, Adrezej Sapkowski, Patrick Rothfuss, and Raymond E Feist. I also Mythology, and Folklore as well as “lighter” books and sometimes comics. It all depends on my mood. I don’t buy into the idea of good and bad literature. There is, of course, good and bad writing but there’s plenty of shitty writing by “big name authors” and plenty of outstanding writing in YA novels, children’s books, and comics.
What do you watch: I love shows like Killing Eve, Justified, What We do in the Shadows, Sense 8, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the X-Files. I also enjoy a historical setting like on Vikings or Hell on Wheels, and I never say no to a good costume drama. I love “weird” stories, shows that dare to be original and edgy like Fringe, Penny Dreadful, Hannibal, and American Gods.
If I watch movies, and it’s a big IF, it’s usually movies that are a part of a larger universe like Marvel.
What do you play? I play Action RPG’s and enjoy Bioware games like the Dragon Age and Mass Effect series. I love CD Project Red and their Witcher games. Recently I’ve really enjoyed Assassins Creed: Origins and Assassins Creed: Odyssey. Right now, I’m eagerly awaiting Cyberpunk 2077.
If you think this might be a place for you, come in, sit back, have some coffee and let’s talk about nerdy stuff.