My name is Nyri Bakkalian—that’s “Nyri”, rhyming with “fiery.” The greater Pittsburgh area has been my adopted home for nearly a decade.
My favorite guilty pleasure: Coffee snobbery. Turkish-ground Nicaraguan or Yirgachefe with a pinch of cardamom, please.
This might fall outside the usual realm of superheroes, but I’d say favorite superhero is Master Chief John-117, from the Halo series. Inasmuch as he’s often simply seen as a genetically engineered super-soldier who can simply plow his way through anything, the man is complex and carries a great deal of pain and loss. Notions like home and family are also something he seems to grapple with throughout the Halo series’ long story arc. I suppose because of my own life, I find this especially relatable. You’d better believe that I cried at Cortana’s “Welcome home, John” line at the end of Halo 4!