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About Us: Aaron Studer

Next in our Q&A line-up is another of our new writers, Aaron Studer!

What area of the world do you live in, and what do you do in real life? (Because we all know you don't make any money doing this.)

I live in the Chicagoland area, which means I see so many alleyways, that sooner or later I’m bound to come across the crime scene outline of Thomas and Martha Wayne’s murder. I’m in between jobs at the moment but I’m also a Psychology major and a Criminal Justice minor, with ambitions to work either as an adult mental health counselor or a police CSI.

What show or shows are you covering for Doux Reviews? Why those particular shows?

For Doux Reviews, I am covering the fifth and final season of Gotham. Personally, I’ve found Gotham to be the best entertaining comic book series on cable television at the moment, and wanted to share all my thoughts on the series’ curtain call – praise and potential criticisms both.

Which TV character do you identify with the most, and why?

Sometimes I feel I identify more with one character over another, but consistently I think I share attributes with three characters: Chandler Bing from Friends and his deadpan snark, and blatant shots at his own self-esteem; Frasier Crane from Frasier and his tendency to objectively view things from a psychological standpoint; and Gregory House from House M.D., and his habit of scrutinizing over little tidbits of everyone else’s lives.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be, and how would you use it?

If given any superpower, I would want to be able to rewind time just in ten-second increments. No more socially awkward encounters for me, and no more responding “you too!” to the cute movie theater teller resembling Zooey Deschanel saying “enjoy your show!” Not with that ability!

What's your favorite television show of all time? (Okay, top few will do if you can't narrow it down to one.)

I have three favorite shows:

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood – it really does have it all: action, heart, wit, and soul-crushing agony your favorite characters go through.

Sherlock – they may all feel like mini-movies but since it has a theme song, I think it counts.

Person of Interest – proof that you can have a show about superheroes that DON’T wear flashy, spandex costumes.

What is your favorite reality show, and why?

I don’t watch much reality television these days, but in high school, I did have periods of bingeing Shark Tank. Once I was over my disappointment that its premise wasn’t divers getting into shark-infested waters, I was a little dazzled by a few of the innovations featured on that show.

Marvel or DC?

I do consider myself a Marvel fanboy because of how much trivia tidbits of its universe I keep away in my limbic system; that being said, this is a tricky question to answer too because, like anyone around my age that grew up with Warner Brothers licensed cartoons, I also LOVE Batman.

Cats or dogs? Or is there some other animal involved?

Cats because I feel some sort of fierce connection with their independence and expressionless reactions. “Oh you’re finally home, fellow human? Great, I’ll be out to mingle once I’ve caught up on my nine-hour nap.”

What random skill would our readers be surprised to know you have?

Anyone who knows me will say I have a talent for being over-the-top everywhere. Picking out an outfit for college – where’s that Kenneth Cole striped necktie? Decorating for Halloween – I bought a $30 fog machine to set the mood. Reuniting with friends I haven’t seen since high school – I can finally use that comeback to an argument they all thought ended five years ago.

What is your most wished for holiday gift?

Every holiday, my wish list is filled with new books – more reading material is another passion for me but an issue I’m beginning to see is that until new books are read, they all sit in a giant pile at the corner of my room. At this rate, I may not need a Christmas tree next year, I can just throw tinsel and a star on the pile, and call it a day.
Aaron Studer loves spending his time reading, writing and defending the existence of cryptids because they can’t do it themselves.


  1. I, too, have the occasional penchant for Shark Tank. And more PoI love is always great! I hope you never do come across Thomas and Martha Wayne being murdered; that wouldn't be fun.

  2. Another cat person! :) I could only wish my kittens would take a nine-hour nap. Something to look forward to, I guess.

    I had actually never heard of Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. I always learn something new from these Q&As.

  3. So much love for Person of Interest over the past few days! Cryptids are a very important part of the ecosystem and I'll fight anyone who says otherwise.

  4. Oh, FMAB is so good! My friend showed me it five years ago and I've been sucked down the anime rabbit hole ever since. Of course, that meant that my standards were very high since I didn't realize that my friend was showing me one of the best ones out there, but what can you do?

  5. I've never been able to get into anime. I think it's just that the culture is different enough that I don't understand it. I don't dislike it, but I don't like it or watch it because I can't comprehend the genre.


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