First, if you have not tried the Cinnabon coated biscuits at KFC, do that. I was startled by how good they are. Seriously. We have an A&W/KFC in the area, and I love A&W root beer. There was an A&W drive in in the town where my great-grandma’s cabin was, and every summer we’d go… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #571 – Grrl Power Moments in Geek Media
I have a list of things I wanted to be as a kid. 1. (very briefly) a ballerina 2. Veterinarian 3. Detective (Sherlock Holmes specifically) 4. Writer 5. Fencer/Duellist (Zorro specifically) 6. Writer 7. Singer 8. Actor 9. Writer 10. Physical Therapist 11. Reporter Yeah, there’s a recurring theme in there. I have never not… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #570 – What do you want to be when you grow up?
It’s like having a knife-fight in a phone booth. Terrible plan. But man, sometimes people are WRONG on the internet. Gah. I’ve made strides in pulling away from my inner pedant, but it’s hard. It’s also super hard when it’s toxic, sexist bullshit, regardless of who is spouting it. Yeah, look at me and all… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #569 – Picking Fights on the Internet
For the love of little green apples!!!!! That’s something my grandmother used to say, in order to avoid swearing around us when we were kids. So, one of the deleted scenes from the Captain Marvel movie is when the skeezy biker guy hits on her, he “asks” her to smile, walks up, invades her space,… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #568 – Oh, Captain Marvel’s a Villain is she?
(I really need to be better about cross-posting these so I’m not just spamming you all every three weeks.) Seriously, guys? Ugh. Ok, so there are a bunch of sad, whiny dudes who are angry that comics are not solely about their boner-feels anymore. That’s it. That is their whole motivation. They couldn’t even summon… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #567 – Comicsgate: Gamergate’s even Less Attractive Cousin
I call this a non-review because I made it less than five minutes before the gratuitous and immediately poorly handled rape as backstory to make a female character badass in the episode “Sonny’s Edge” made me turn it the fuck off. Seriously. I’d heard some mediocre to good things, and also some bad reviews. My… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #558 – Non-Review – Love, Death, & Robots
So, Friday I did a panel at Norwescon. They’d had a few people drop off due to health issues, and really felt that a Feminism in Fandompanel should happen, especially considering all of the shit that’s happened over the past 9 months in gaming, anime and other circles. So I drove down after work. There… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #557 – What Can You Do?