Meet Our Brats

A Vapid Blonde
Location: The Woods

Turn-ons: Speed (as in cars/bikes), shiny things like diamonds, winning the lottery, and a really great dinner paired with even better wine with friends and family.

Turn-offs: Men who wear drawstring sweat pants out in public (sorry it is one of my issues).

Favorite albums: I can only do songs. I never love an entire album, except for Irma Thomas. "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)," "Dead Flowers," old school Bruce (ducking), and Gangstarr. I am all over the place.

Favorite movies: Kill Bill. I really enjoy fighting and blood and gore in movies.

Favorite TV shows: Dexter, surgery shows, and anything gory.

Favorite books: The Alchemist, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, and my cousin's book, The Manual of Detection.

Lyric that describes you: "Home is where I want to be."

Also writes at: A Vapid Blonde

Twitter: avapidblonde

Location: Down the road a piece

Turn-ons: The ringing chord that starts a song or kicks off a concert, night air after a heavy snow, fast cars, really clever designs.

Turn-offs: Needless complication, techno, laugh tracks.

Favorite albums: American Idiot (Green Day), The Empire Strikes First and The Process Of Belief (Bad Religion), also the acoustic bonus tracks on New Maps Of Hell, Warning (Green Day), Streetcore (Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros), Life For Rent (Dido), Sex, Love And Rock 'N' Roll (Social Distortion), Something To Believe In (The Razorbax), Help! (The Beatles), Coral Fang (The Distillers), Chase This Light (Jimmy Eat World), Stop Drop and Roll!!! (Foxboro Hot Tubs), Strangeland and Under The Iron Sea (Keane), The Black Parade (My Chemical Romance), London Calling (The Clash).

Favorite movies: Watchmen, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, the first Pirates movie, Up, The Great Race, The Princess Bride, Mr. Roberts, Lord Of The Rings, Atonement, Hot Fuzz!, Pirate Radio.

Favorite TV shows: NCIS, Psych, Burn Notice, Castle, CSI, The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, Odd Man Out, Boy Meets World, Top Gear, Sherlock.

Favorite books: To Kill A Mockingbird, The Catcher In The Rye, all of Redwall and Harry Potter, The Sound And The Fury, Good Omens, Anne Of Green Gables, The Once And Future King, The Hunt For Red October, Boy.

Lyric that describes you: "For tomorrow may rain, so I'll follow the sun."

Location: Silicon Valley

Turn-ons: Smart people, funny people, Mr. T, and Bea Arthur.

Turn-offs: Hateful people.

Favorite albums: If favorite is defined as the only album I've owned on vinyl, cassette, compact disk AND digitally, then Thriller. Some other random albums that leap to mind, in no particular order: Appetite for Destruction, Achtung Baby, Electric Ladyland, Neon Bible, Slippery When Wet, every other album by Madonna, and Prince in the 1980s.

Favorite movies: Say Anything, Godfather, Army of Darkness, Star Wars 4-6, every film that Christian Bale and Christopher Nolan have done together, every Pixar film ever made, Point Break, Real Genius, and Shaun of the Dead. Off the top of my head.

Favorite TV shows: Currently LOST, Bones, Glee, The Office, and 30 Rock.

Favorite books: I'm a huge reader so I'll just list some authors. Some are serious lit, some are just fluff that I enjoy. William Shakespeare. Richard Russo. NOT Twilight. Anne Bishop. Elizabeth Chadwick. George RR Martin. CS Friedman. NOT Stephenie Meyer. Neil Gaiman. Phillipa Gregory. Sharon Kay Penman. Christopher Moore. Margaret Atwood. Charlaine Harris. David Sedaris. Seriously, NOT those awful Twilight books.

Lyric that describes you: "I am 32 flavors and then some."

Also writes at: Not So Deep Thoughts

Twitter: archphoenix

Location: Sydney, Australia

Turn-ons: Laughing, men who dance (no matter how badly), and anyone who can quote Seinfeld as much as me.

Turn-offs: Pessimism and people who say they don't watch TV.

Favorite albums: Madonna's Like A Prayer and Confessions On A Dance Floor, Janet Jackson's Janet,, and Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill--I'm convinced that every single person from my generation owned a copy.

Favorite movies: Heathers, Mean Girls, Stand By Me, Labyrinth, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Grease 2, Anchorman, Being John Malkovich, Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, The Virgin Suicides and Romeo + Juliet.

Favorite TV shows: Seinfeld, Peep Show, Flight Of The Conchords, Kath And Kim, Beverly Hills 90210, Sex And The City, Gossip Girl (XOXO), Summer Heights High, and We Can Be Heroes--Chris Lilley is a comic genius.

Favorite books: Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights and Roald Dahl's Matilda.

Lyric that describes you: "I'd rather be a comma than a full-stop."

Also writes at: A Slice of Bree

Twitter: Oh_Hi_Bree

Location: An unused toolshed behind Mr. Sweeney's Auto Body Shop

Turn-ons: Big breasts and ice cream.

Turn-offs: Phonies, pretentious jerks, and smart quotes.

Favorite albums: Appetite for Destruction, The Downward Spiral, Nothing's Shocking, In Utero, Violent Femmes, Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols, Doolittle, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, Kerosene Hat, and Abbey Road.

Favorite movies: Jaws, Rushmore, Chasing Amy, Heathers, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Valley Girl, Goodfellas, Fight Club, Tommy Boy, Pulp Fiction, and most '80s horror flicks.

Favorite TV shows: Old stuff: Newsradio, Soap, The Kids in the Hall, In Search Of, and 120 Minutes. Current stuff: Parks And Recreation, Survivor, The Big Bang Theory, Tosh.0, MonsterQuest, and Destination Truth.

Favorite books: Breakfast of Champions, The Catcher in the Rye, Me Talk Pretty One Day, and Still Life With Woodpecker. Hell, I love damn near everything by Vonnegut, Sedaris, and Robbins. And you can add Christopher Moore to that list, too.

Lyric that describes you: "Yeah, I'm crazy but I get the job done."

Twitter: CultureBrats

Location: Right behind you

Turn-ons: Microbrews, Louis C.K., music acquired for free, my Xbox 'round 1:00 AM, the proper application of bacon and/or melted cheese in any given meal, and animated GIFs of Sophia Vergara.

Turn-offs: People who don't know their audience, people who wield their ignorance like a weapon, people who are capable of independent thought and action but neglect to use it, and people who are walking right in front of me but won't get the hell out of the way.

Favorite albums: London Calling, Exile On Main Street, Rumours, Appetite For Destruction, any Bon Scott era AC/DC album, LCD Soundsystem's Sound Of Silver, the entire Soul Coughing and Dire Straits repertoire, and virtually any hard bop jazz album issued by Blue Note.

Favorite movies: The Godfather, original Star Wars and Lord Of The Rings trilogies, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Close Encounters, Shaun Of The Dead, and the most criminally underrated movie of all time, Strange Brew. Friend me on and lets talk!

Favorite TV shows: are all canceled. But I get by on Modern Family and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia until the next Lost, Battlestar Galactica, or Arrested Development comes along.

Favorite books: I stopped reading when I got an Xbox. I completely forgot how to read when I added the Playstation.

Lyric that describes you: "You've got to know when to hold 'em / know when to fold 'em / know when to walk away / know when to run."

Also writes at: Cheeky's Hideaway, DadCentric, and the rare sports blog that requests content on the Seattle Seahawks.

Twitter: CroutonBoy

Daddy Geek Boy
Location: Los Angeles

Turn-ons: A girl in glasses who knows her way around a Simpsons reference, Guinness on tap, movie theater popcorn with real butter, fresh powder on an empty ski slope, giant roller coasters with no lines, and bacon.

Turn-offs: Cilantro, anyone who doesn't use turn signals, people who talk/text in a movie theater, and people who don’t think pop culture adds anything significant to the world.

Favorite albums: Check Your Head, Hoist, and Costello Music.

Favorite movies: Too many to mention, but here's a few: The Sure Thing, Beetlejuice, Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Knocked Up.

Favorite TV shows: The Simpsons (Seasons 2-10), LOST, How I Met Your Mother, Seinfeld, Top Chef, Futurama, and BSG.

Favorite books: Journey To Ixtlan; Time Traveler's Wife, and Lord of the Flies.

Lyric that describes you: "And in my bloodshot eyes all I can see is everything's fine."

Also writes at: Daddy Geek Boy, Hot Dads, and Reeling at Offsprung.

Twitter: DaddyGeekBoy

Location: Sanford, NC

Turn-ons: Classic video games, comedy (especially comedy set to music), scuba diving, snow skiing, and ice hockey.

Turn-offs: People who don't like classic video games, comedy (especially comedy set to music), scuba diving, snow skiing, and ice hockey.

Favorite albums: The Division Bell, any decent '80s music compilation, Barry Manilow's Greatest Hits (yeah, really), and the soundtrack from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.

Favorite movies: The Shawshank Redemption, Airplane!, The Naked Gun, Better Off Dead, This Is Spinal Tap, The Godfather (1 and 2, but NOT 3), The Karate Kid (1 and 2, NOT 3 and "The Next"), Pulp Fiction, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. This is a partial list; I have extensive and eclectic tastes.

Favorite TV shows: Over 30 current season passes on the TiVo so again, a partial list: The Amazing Race, Survivor, Smallville, Doctor Who, Castle, Medium, and Top Gear. Past shows would include all of the Star Treks and Police Squad!. Sensing a theme?

Favorite books: Almost anything by Stephen King (not Insomnia, which was a cure for its own title, or the Dark Tower books), history books about Las Vegas and the space program, and books on video game history (of which there are precious few).

Lyric that describes you: "I'm a jet fuel genius, I can solve the world's problems without even trying."

Also writes at: Dave's Classic Arcade

Twitter: Does not use Twitter

Didactic Pirate
Location: San Diego

Turn-ons: Cheerleaders who slay vampires.

Turn-offs: Mopey girls who want to date vampires.

Favorite albums: I'm all over the place with music, but here's what tends to stay in my car: Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales, INXS's Kick, U2's Achtung Baby, Imogen Heap's Speak For Yourself, Fleetwood Mac's Rumors, The Very Best Of The Smiths, and my well-worn Elvis Costello Greatest Hits CD.

Favorite movies: Young Frankenstein, The Princess Bride, Aliens, Rear Window, Charade, The Usual Suspects, When Harry Met Sally, Blade Runner, and The Breakfast Club .

Favorite TV shows: Buffy, Firefly (and anything else Joss Whedon ever wrote, directed, or touched), Psych, 30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Bones, Futurama, and It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Favorite books: A lot of fiction. About A Boy by Nick Hornby, Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson, The Girl In The Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender, Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, Alan Moore's Watchmen, and The Tuesday Next series by Jasper Fforde.

Lyric that describes you: "I won't dance. Don't ask me."

Also writes at: The Didactic Pirate and DadCentric

Twitter: DidacticPirate

Location: In my mind I reside in Awesomeville, but in reality I live in the heart of Washington DC. If I look down 16th Street, I can see Obama.

Turn-ons: Stewart Copeland on the drum riser, chasing tour buses, trying to locate weird smells, and petting my dog.

Turn-offs: Sting being bossy and making Stewart Copeland mad, missing the Police reunion tour, bad plumbing, and stepping in dog crap.

Favorite albums: Regatta DeBlanc, Mind Bomb, London Calling, Give the People What They Want, Murmur, and All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes. Okay too many to really name.

Favorite movies: The Godfather, Annie Hall, The Terminator, The Hurt Locker, Terms of Endearment, Goodfellas, Alien, Blade Runner, Grindhouse, etc.

Favorite TV shows: I don't watch a whole lot of TV anymore but I've been known to sit through an entire cycle of America's Next Top Model without getting up to eat or shower. I've also been guilty of becoming entranced by everyone's flaming turd favorite: TOOL ACADEMY. Don't judge me, I couldn't look away.

Favorite books: Naked by David Sedaris (all of his books are my favorite).

Lyric that describes you: "Though I respect that a lot, I'd be fired if that were my job after killing Jason off and countless screaming Argonauts."

Also writes at: Dufmanno's Blog

Twitter: pugalistatrest

Location: Minnesota

Turn-ons: Watching a man play with his children, happy people, accomplishing goals, and telling me I look pretty even when I don't.

Turn-offs: Yelling, impatience, rudeness, people who zoom ahead and try to cut in just before the merge in a construction zone, people who don't accelerate on the on-ramp, and people who disagree with me.

Favorite albums: Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits, Purple Rain, and the soundtracks from Dangerous Minds, Batman, and The Lost Boys.

Favorite movies: All the old John Hughes movies, Grease, Grease 2 (Coooool Rider, yeah!), Dirty Dancing, The Green Mile, About Last Night...,all the Star Wars movies, and Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Favorite TV shows: Survivor, LOST, ER, Friends, Star Trek: TNG, Magnum P.I., Remington Steele, and Knight Rider.

Favorite books: I Know This Much is True, Beneath A Marble Sky, A Thousand Splendid Suns, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and Walter the Farting Dog.

Lyric that describes you: "I hope you dance."

Also writes at: Cool Zebras and Midwest Parents

Twitter: coolzebras

A Vapid Blonde
Location: Raleigh, NC

Turn-ons: Banter, the cosmetics aisle, chocolate-covered anything, getting the shower temperature just right, Michael Fassbender's jawline, Michael Fassbender's everything.

Turn-offs: Trying too hard, gelled hair, lack of ambition, itchy fabrics, New Balance sneakers, morning people.

Favorite albums: Grace (Jeff Buckley), Hail To The Thief (Radiohead), Is This Desire (PJ Harvey), First Impressions Of Earth (The Strokes), Songs For The Deaf (Queens Of The Stone Age), Led Zeppelin II, Origin Of Symmetry (Muse), Crazy For You (Best Coast), Disraeli Gears (Cream), Gimme Fiction (Spoon), When the Pawn...(Fiona Apple), Superunknown (Soundgarden).

Favorite movies: Gone With The Wind, Reality Bites, Clueless, High Fidelity, anything with Edward Norton. GIVE ME EDWARD NORTON.

Favorite TV shows: Parks And Recreation, Flight Of The Conchords, Mad Men, Community, Louie.

Favorite books: Wuthering Heights, A Garden Of Earthly Delights, The Witches Of Eastwick, A Million Little Pieces, My Friend Leonard, Harry Potter (duh).

Lyric that describes you: "I don't want no scrub."

Also writes at: Meet Me In The Crowd and Hecklerspray

Twitter: HillaryScales

Location: San Francisco's Castro District, where rainbow flags wave in plethora and naked men seem to pop out of nowhere delivering the goods

Turn-ons: A David Foster Wallace-like sensibility, great timing.

Turn-offs: Rush Limbaugh, Mitt Romney, The Koch Brothers.

Favorite albums: When the Pawn... My life suddenly felt complete when I witnessed Fiona Apple croon "I Know" at The Warfield in San Francisco.

Favorite movies: All attempts to spot Woody Allen in San Francisco this summer went unachieved. (Considering moving to NYC to remedy this misfortune.)

Favorite TV shows: Troy & Abed In The Morning!

Favorite books: Eschewing all pretension and admitting my profound love for Harry Potter. When Dumbledore cried, I cried.

Lyric that describes you: "I was looking for a job, and then I found a job/ and heaven knows I'm miserable now."

Also writes at: A Litquake Tumblr

Jay Noel
Location: St. Louis

Turn-ons: Laughter, nostalgia, sentimentality, and overall hotness.

Turn-offs: Stuck-up, pretentious wannabees. Bad breath, indecision, and closed mindedness.

Favorite albums: Thriller, Depeche Mode's Violator, BT's These Hopeful Machines, Norah Jones's Come Away With Me, Purple Rain, The Joshua Tree, Bruce Hornsby's The Way It Is.

Favorite movies: Stand By Me, The Princess Bride, Glory, Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Napoleon Dynamite, Shaun Of The Dead, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, The Karate Kid (the original of course!), Star Wars, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Groundhog Day, Enter The Dragon, The Breakfast Club, Superman, Superman II, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Logan's Run, The Matrix, Kill Bill Vol I and II.

Favorite TV shows: Family Ties, Silver Spoons, The Facts Of Life, The Cosby Show, Who's the Boss, Ghost Hunters, The X-Files, American Idol, Glee, Billy The Exterminator, The Deadliest Warrior, America's Best Dance Crew, Smallville, Raising Hope, MST 3000, Mythbusters, and Doctor Who.

Favorite books: To Kill A Mockingbird, anything Shakespeare, Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn, The Chocolate War, Fade, After The First Death, Chronicles Of Narnia series, Illusions, The Art of War, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Ender's Game, 1984, The Hunger Games, The Time Machine, Of Mice And Men, Lord Of The Flies, The Outsiders, The Princess Bride, The Stand, The Catcher in the Rye.

Lyric that describes you: "Call me a joker, call me a fool. Right at this moment I'm totally cool."

Also writes at: Writer On Fire

Twitter: jnoelwriter

Jett Superior
Location: Hellabama, kicking it Appalachia-style

Turn-ons: Roadtripping, lipstick, forgotten things, tomatoes, tequila, courtesy, barfights.

Turn-offs: Cold gravy, broken promises, handlebar mustaches, being doubted, speed limits, Steely Dan ringtones, those selfish bastards who block the whole #@!*&^%$ aisle with their cart(s).

Favorite albums: Miles From Our Home (The Cowboy Junkies), Air Stereo (The Damnwells), All Of The Sudden I Miss Everyone (Explosions In The Sky), Greatest Hits, Vol II (Eagles), The Mezzanine (Liz Durrett), Eliminator (ZZ Top), Ultra (Depeche Mode), The Ultimate Otis Redding (Otis Redding), anything Josh Homme's biceps lent their glory to, 4 (Foreigner), Pablo Honey (Radiohead), Decksandrumsandrockandroll (Propellerheads), Book of Shadows (Zakk Wylde), Kick (INXS), 7 Year Bitch's entire catalog, So (Peter Gabriel), History For Sale (Blue October), Natural Born Killers soundtrack, The Presidents of the United States of America (The Presidents of the United States of America), Wheatus (Wheatus), Elephant Riders (Clutch), Violent Femmes (Violent Femmes), Cat Stevens Greatest Hits (Cat Stevens), Goo (Sonic Youth), The Best of the Velvet Underground: Words and Music of Lou Reed (The Velvet Underground), Hate Rock & Roll (Jesus and Mary Chain), Alf (Alison Moyet), Electro-Shock Blues (Eels), 69 Love Songs (Magnetic Fields), 1000 Kisses (Patti Griffin), Gold and 29 (Ryan Adams), Aha Shake Heartbreak (Kings of Leon), Reprieve (Ani DiFranco), and Calling Albany (Vermont).

*Also important to note is the fact that The Black Keys can do no wrong musically, selah and amen.

Favorite movies: The Corndog Man, Lawn Dogs, Taxi Driver, Freeway, Drop Dead Fred, Junebug, Rushmore, On Golden Pond, Reservoir Dogs, The Boondock Saints, A Love Song For Bobby Long, The Believer, 9 (up until that lame-ass ending....I was all butthurt about that ending, for sure), Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Broken Flowers, and Say Anything.

Favorite TV shows: Malcolm In The Middle, The Young Ones, Arrested Development, Community, Breaking Bad, Shameless and anyolething with Tim Gunn in it because he is the MOST ADORABLE THING IN ALL OF CREATION and I want him to be my fairy godfather. Actually, I want Boba Fett to be my fairy godfather and Tim Gunn to be his partner so that I can have TWO (!) fairy godfathers with complimentary strengths.

Favorite books: The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter, But Not The Hippopotamus (both of those equally and for some of the same reasons), and The Resurrection Of The Body And The Ruin Of The World. Instead of listing his entire body of work here, I will just tell you that Mr. Vonnegut totally had dibs on my soul if Jesus hadn't've wanted it.

Lyric that describes you: "Pretty-pretty pain cave."

Also writes at: Alphabet Junkie and Polite Fictions

Twitter: JettSuperior

Location: New York, NY

Turn-ons: Carefully compiled mix tapes, film nerdiness (to make up for my lack of it), an organized inbox, holding hands.

Turn-offs: Hardcore rap, badly kept hair, laughing at my music choices, lack of conversation, boring rooms.

Favorite albums: Discovery by Daft Punk, This Time Around by Hanson, The Midnight Organ Fight by Frightened Rabbit, Nightmare Revisited by Various Artists, Astral Weeks by Van Morrison. This list could go on far too long.

Favorite movies: The Breakfast Club, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Rent, Pretty In Pink. Okay, let's face it, anything from John Hughes and most anything from Tim Burton.

Favorite TV shows: Dawson's Creek, Boy Meets World, Lost, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, The Simpsons, Glee.

Favorite books: Anything written by Gregory Maguire, Dante's Inferno, Jane Eyre.

Lyric that describes you: "I'm only human and that's my saving grace."

Also writes at: Ears Like A Hawke

Twitter: sycadelic98

Location: Midwest

Turn-ons: Redheads and '70s games shows.

Turn-offs: Backwards baseball caps and anything made with mayonnaise.

Favorite albums: Tim, Rain Dogs, Shoot Out The Lights, and Poses.

Favorite movies: Breaking The Waves, Girls Town, Trust, and Stranger Than Paradise.

Favorite TV shows: United States of Tara, Big Love, Project Runway, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Soup, VH1's I Love shows.

Favorite books: Lorrie Moore's Anagrams, The Safety Of Objects by A.M. Homes, and Will Self's How The Dead Live.

Lyric that describes you: "I just wanna live the life I please, I don't want no enemies."

Also writes at: Her Five Dollar Radio

Twitter: kathyp

Mr. Big Dubya
Location: Connecticut

Turn-ons: Sunsets, puppies, Scotch, and Guinness (though not together).

Turn-offs: Mean people, broccoli (it spreads), and big brewery beers (Budweiser, Miller, etc.).

Favorite albums: Violator, Achtung Baby, and Letter from St. Paul.

Favorite movies: That's like asking me which is my favorite child (I know, I know soooo cliche) - but if you really want/need an answer here are a few: Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, The Godfather: Part 2, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Grosse Pointe Blank (which has an awesome soundtrack).

Favorite TV shows: Too many right now: Leverage, Burn Notice, Sons of Anarchy, Psych, Castle, and Lost.

Favorite book: The Talisman.

Lyric that describes you: "I've got these dreams and they keep me sane/I've got my friends and we think the same."

Also writes at: Mr. Big Dubya, Dadcentric, and The Whinery

Twitter: mrbigdubya

A Vapid Blonde
Location: San Francisco

Turn-ons: Sleeve tattoos, geeks, obscure pop-culture trivia knowledge, Peter Sarsgaard.

Turn-offs: Bare feet, Katherine Heigl movies, iPhones.

Favorite albums: Elephant (The White Stripes), We Are Pilots (Shiny Toy Guns), Doolittle (Pixies), The Dandy Warhols Come Down (The Dandy Warhols), Dying To Say This To You (The Sounds), Energy (Operation Ivy), Legacy Of Brutality (Misfits), Make It Big (Wham!), Black Holes And Revelations (Muse).

Favorite movies: Wet Hot American Summer, Quills, Gangs Of New York, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Sunshine, Se7en, Talk To Her, Moulin Rouge.

Favorite TV shows: Battlestar Galactica, Misfits, Northern Exposure, Six Feet Under, The Comeback, Coupling, The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Rome, Homeland, Parks And Recreation, House Of Elliot.

Favorite books: Youth In Revolt, The Hunger Games, The Passage, Haunted, Microserfs, Home At the End Of The World, A Confederacy Of Dunces, The Vampire Lestat, Season Of Passage.

Lyric that describes you: "My body is a cage that keeps me dancing from the one I love."

Also writes at: The Last Day Of Camp

Twitter: robinhardwick

Location: Massachusetts

Turn-ons: John Hughes movies, Anthony Bourdain, Nutella, and people who use big words.

Turn-offs: Auto-tune, Miley Cyrus, that dog whisperer guy, and reality television celebrities - excluding the ones from Bravo. I love those.

Favorite albums: You may as well ask me to decide between my children. Actually, I only have two kids so that might be an easier choice.

Favorite movies: Grosse Pointe Blank, Best in Show, Beautiful Girls, Almost Famous, and Ocean's Eleven.

Favorite TV shows: LOST, United States of Tara, Dexter, and Glee.

Favorite book: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.

Lyric that describes you: "Oh, I just don't know where to begin"

Also writes at: Chicky Chicky Baby and Draft Day Suit

Twitter: chickybaby

Location: Washington, DC

Turn-ons: Macaroni and cheese, bacon. A good TV show.

Turn-offs: Promise breakers.

Favorite albums: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, 21, Blackout, Extraordinary Machine, Anthem Lights, Jagged Little Pill, Confessions On A Dance Floor.

Favorite movies: Batman Returns, Carrie, Kill Bill Vol. 1, Flowers in The Attic, Misery, Nightmare On Elm Street series, No Country For Old Men.

Favorite TV shows: Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Once Upon A Time, Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, Xena, Charmed... I am seeing a theme in these...

Favorite books: Harry Potter series, Gone Girl, many Stephen King novels.

Lyric that describes you: "If there was a better way to go then it would find me/I can't help it the road just rolls out behind me/Be kind to me or treat me mean/ I'll make the most of it I'm an extraordinary machine."

Also writes at: The MacGuffin

The Weirdgirl
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Turn-ons: Smartness and smartassery, also a solid grasp of grammar.

Turn-offs: Drool, snobbery, and schmucks who drive like assholes.

Favorite albums: Weezer's blue album, Violent Femmes, REM's Eponymous, August and Everything After; Against Perfection, Toad the Wet Sprocket's Fear, Better Than Ezra's Deluxe, Live Through This, Sparkle and Fade, The Colour & the Shape, Offspring, Grave Dancers Union, and Kings of Leon.

Favorite movies: Almost Famous, Fight Club, Pulp Fiction, Clueless, and Blazing Saddles.

Favorite TV shows: Glee, Heroes, BSG, Destination Truth, Burn Notice, Psych, LOST, Futurama, Cowboy Bebop, anything Tina Fey, and teenage dramas (but not that crap on the WB).

Favorite books: The Child Garden, Cannery Row, Out on Blue Six, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Neil Gaiman, W. H. Auden, Emma Bull, Michelle West, Charlaine Harris, Richard Grant, and too many others.

Lyric that describes you: "And the last one out of the circus has to lock up everything."

Also writes at: the weirdgirl

Twitter: theweirdgirl