For years I got Rip Torn and Rip Taylor confused, because Rip Torn was a relatively serious actor with a ridiculous stage name, and Rip Taylor was a ridiculous actor/comedian with a relatively normal name. And trust me they look nothing alike. These guys get me. It used to annoy the shit out of… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #579 – RIP Rip Torn
April 1st and the morning of the 2nd, we said our good-byes. I think I cried harder over the end of G+ than the last family member I lost. When I said that to the Geek Husband What Rules, he said, “Well, yeah. Your G+ friends ARE your family.” I know a lot of folks… Read More On the Death of G+
I am not entirely sure how I feel about this. I have read a fair amount of Ellison in my life, he was probably the SF author who came closest to being considered “real” literature, particularly with his collection of short stories, “Love Ain’t Nothin’ but Sex Misspelled.” However, there’s also the fact that Harlan… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #477 – Harlan Ellison
Big Syd was our Abboleth Overseer, cleverly disguised as a Trinidadian Plecostamus. Big Syd was 8 or 9 years old, and grew to 14 or so inches in length. He is survived by an unruly mob of inbred guppies. We will miss you, Big Syd. Godspeed.
It’s been a year since our General, our Space Mom, drowned in moonlight, strangled by her bra. I still have not seen The Last Jedi yet. I have tried. The first attempt was for the Geek Husband What Rules’s birthday, and I got a migraine. I cannot think of a worse movie to watch while… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #428 – We Miss You More than Ever Space Mom
Went and saw Rogue One New Year’s Eve, and I really enjoyed it. The story and pacing were excellent. I really enjoyed Jin’s character. Diego Luna keeping his accent was masterful, and also the sheer diversity of the cast was a breath of fresh air. Danielle gave you the super intense technical review. I’m here… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #349 – Review: Rogue One and In Memoriam Carrie Fisher
A sad and unavoidable part of growing up is watching those you idolized, or who were your role models, fall from grace. Whether it’s celebrities or family, it sucks. Because you spend chunks of your life looking to those people for clues on how to be a person, to grow, to do the right thing,… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #295 – When Heroes Fall…
So, yeah, that whole NaBloPoMo thing I was doing. Two things happened there. 1. I vastly over-estimated my ability to do anything during AmberconNW apart from game and drink. I thought, “Oh, well, I’ll have late lunches, skip dinner, and blog then.” However, when one is getting less than six hours of sleep a night,… Read More Geek Girls Rule! #275 – So that NaBloPoMo thing… or Life Happens.
Wow, so it’s been a year. I’d like to hit some high and low points in geek culture and life in general. It’s been kind of amazing for strides in equality in Nerd-dom between the genders. More people started to really sit up and take notice of the small but vocal group of women who’ve… Read More Geek Girls Rule #244 – 2012 in Review
Author of The Stainless Steel Rat and Bill the Galactic Hero books, you will be missed, sir.