Well my peeps, it’s been a while but I have been consumed by a job with the federal government which has now come to an end. What this means is that we’re back on track with our Angry Girl feature and I am happy to introduce to you Joey!
This has been a long time coming and I am happy to bring you a chic geek who loves to cosplay but hates to wear jewelry. Joey’s sense of humor exudes from her interview and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Name: Joey, a.k.a. Jersey or Ruskicho
Tell us a bit about yourself:
I am, and always have been, an all-around dork! I grew up on the X-Files, Quantum Leap and the Batman movies. I embarrassed my mom by tying a towel around my neck to wear as a cape to the grocery store. Cosplay was an inevitability! Other than that, I’m told that I’m an old lady who loves nothing more than to drink coffee and relax with my cats.
What do you like to do for fun?
I enjoy going to flea markets, watching horror movies and listening to old, swampy blues music. My favorite things in this world are roller coasters and french toast. I love improvisational acting and using accents. I love swing and contra dancing and can often be seen doing the robot. On most nights I’m happy to curl up in bed with reruns of Frasier! I recently started taking violin lessons again with the hope of playing at the renaissance fair someday.
What do you do for a living?
I’m actually a kindergarten teacher! My kids say that, “Miss Joey is weird because she’s a girl who likes Batman.” I reveal knowledge of the Marvel universe in reward for good behavior! I’ve also gotten into promoting at comic book shops and am part of the team at Logan’s Closet. I realized my dream of being a booth dork last year and currently sport their jackets at conventions.
What type of video games, tv shows and movies do you like?
I watch old TV shows like I Love Lucy, as well as the X-Files, Doctor Who, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Kenshin, The Daily Show, South Park and Scrubs. My guilty pleasures are Sister Wives and True Blood.
My favorite movies inlcude The Ring, Code 46, The Mummy, A Christmas Story, Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sweeney Todd, and Gladiator among many more.
I love playing and watching people play horror games like the Resident Evil series,Silent Hill and Bioshock. I also love the Lego and Ultimate Alliance series! Any game where I can make something’s head explore by shooting it between the eyes is good in my book.
What is your favorite comic book?
The Astonishing X Men series by Joss Whedon.
Tell us something interesting about you:
I do a mean Russian accent! I loathe jewelry.
Why did you decide to dress like the characters your portray?
I’ve approached each character for different reasons. Logan’s Closet asked me to cosplay Rogue, and I ended up loving it; I’ve long admired Jean Grey and she was always my character choice in Ultimate Alliance; Domino is as pale as I am and isn’t cosplayed often; Stephanie Brown has a similar personality to mine and I love that Batsuit; I have a true obsession with Asuka, her insecurities, her perfectionism and her ferocity.
Anything else we should know about you?
I’ve been a vegetarian for about three years now. I run in a comically uncoordinated fashion. It always gets a laugh!
If you are interested in becoming one of our girls of the week, send 4-5 photos and answer the questions above to Daniel@AngryWeb.net.