This is the blog of me, Rob Baigent, a 30-something Children’s and Teens’ Services Librarian from Auckland, New Zealand.  I’m married to the awesomely spectacular Kirsty, a woman who inspires me in every way.

I am controlled by the two supreme beings in our house, Goldie and Tinka, two diabolical cats who decide our household schedule. Look at their faces – aren’t they evil?

the Rulers of the House

 I’m an aspiring writer which essentially means I haven’t been published yet. Hopefully that’ll change one day 🙂

 This blog is my ramblings about my interests and my life. Whether that’s the latest book or comic that I’ve read or a rumination on the state of my favourite sports teams.  

Here are a few of my favourite things:

Favourite Music

Queens of the Stone Age, Shihad, Lupe Fiasco, Kanye West, Tool, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, Muse, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Massive Attack, Portishead, MGMT, Pearl Jam, Arctic Monkeys, Gomez, Badly Drawn Boy, Pixies, Bloc Party, Be Your Own Pet, Beck, Blur, Pulp, Jarvis Cocker, The Cure, Faith No More, Grinderman,  Outkast, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, My Chemical Romance, Kings of Leon, Liam Finn, Slint, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, The Go Team, the Pillows, Pavement, the Raconteurs, the White Stripes, Sigur Ros, Sonic Youth, Straitjacket Fits, Weezer, the Headless Chickens, Shapeshifter, Che Fu, Supergroove, Mint Chicks, Phoenix Foundation

Favourite Teams

Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Auckland Blues, Auckland Rugby Union, All Blacks, Black Caps

Favourite Authors

Neil Gaiman, Brian Wood, Mike Mignola, George RR Martin, China Mieville, Joe Abercrombie, JV Jones, Tad Williams, Scott Lynch, Bill Willingham, Grant Morrison, Matt Wagner, Brian K Vaughan, Joss Whedon, David Eddings (early stuff), Raymond E Feist, JRR Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Alan Moore, Warren Ellis, Bryan Lee O’Malley, Garth Ennis

Favourite Films

Old Boy, Fight Club, Bladerunner, Touch of Evil, Princess Mononoke, Empire Strikes Back, A New Hope, The Matrix, There’s Something About Mary, Sweeny Todd, Batman Begins, Heavenly Creatures, Lord of the Rings, Twelve Monkeys, Donnie Darko, Brazil, Children of Men, 2001, Alien, Aliens, Kill Bill, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Last Crusade, Princess Bride, Stardust, The Shining, Akira, Pulp Fiction, the Professional (Leon), Fifth Element, Fargo, Big Lebowski, Sleepy Hollow, Silence of the Lambs, Ring (original), Mars Attacks, Battle Royale  

Favourite Television

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Haibane Renmei, Cowboy Bebop, Rahxephon, Dexter, Deadwood, Deep Space Nine, Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, Flight of the Conchords, How I Met Your Mother, Doctor Who, Stargate Atlantis, Sopranos, Madmen, Lost, Chuck, Terminator: the Sarah Connor Chronicles, Star Trek (original series), Freaks and Geeks, FLCL, Buffy, Firefly, Heroes, South Park, Venture Bros, Veronica Mars, Blackadder, the Office

Favourite Comics

DMZ, Northlanders, Scott Pilgrim, Akira, Sandman, Preacher, Y the Last Man, V for Vendetta, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Fables, Grendel, Books of Magic, Eden, Authority (Warren Ellis/Mark Millar run), Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, the Exterminators, Star Wars, Buffy, Walking Dead, Ex Machina, Criminal, Local, Demo 

Favourite Games

GTA: San Andreas, NBA Live 07, Star Wars: Rebellion, Knights of the Old Republic, GTA: Vice City, Rome: Total War, Freecell, Puzzle Fighter, Advance Wars


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