Archive for May, 2009

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Star Trek Movie Review

05 · 12 · 09

By @mistyblu

Holy shiitake mushrooms, as ActionFlickChick would say. This movie takes off fast and never lets up! Star Trek begins with action and tension, as a mysterious and powerful ship containing technology and weaponry that has never been seen before, meets George Kirk and his ship the USS Kelvin. What happens next will set events in motion that will alter lives and worlds forever.

If you have the chance I highly recommend that you read IDW’s four part prequel comics Star Trek Countdown before watching this movie. These books will catch you up on all the events leading up to the opening of the film. Read the rest of this entry ?

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@mistyblue

05 · 12 · 09

mistyhamilton

Misty works in L.A. where she happily dresses monsters for a living. She thinks movies and videogames are better than real life. Her favorite book is Youth in Revolt (read four times!!) She is a proud geek like her mother before her. She lives in Long Beach, Ca with her hyper cat Elko Calrissian.

You can follow her on twitter @mistyblu

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If you like Animal Crossing….

05 · 09 · 09

By @jenhennen

Many a geek girl is familiar with the dangers of Animal Crossing. Just when you’ve managed to extricate yourself from the game’s magnetic pull and have stopped shaking trees to see what falls out, two more AC-like games are being released within the next few weeks. Earlier this spring, Magician’s Quest: Mysterious Times was announced for DS and promises to be AC in a Harry Potter world. You can cast spells and take part in a adventure mini-games, all while doing familiar tasks like bug collecting and fishing. The environment looks like it has much more variety than AC’s trees/grass/beach environment, and the game makes use of both DS screens to show off the 3D environments. The game also promises to have a much larger shopping district than Nook’s or even the “City Folk” city. Let’s hope Magician’s Quest makes money grow trees too! Read the rest of this entry ?

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@jenhennen

05 · 09 · 09

jenhennen

Jennifer Hennen is a North Dakota-bred geek girl now living in the exotic lands of Minnesota, where she spends most of her time working, gaming, and pretending she’s a good cook.  (Getting the magazines counts, right?)   She and her game designer husband share two cats, Bella and Egon, as well as a sizeable collection of Blythe dolls, My Little Ponies, and Transformers.  Luckily, the collections all get along. (Optimus Prime and Mme. Rosebud perhaps a little too well, but don’t tell Candy Carnival!)
 
A gamer since childhood, one of her favorite memories is going to the public library, requesting the box of 5.5″ floppies from the librarian who doubled as Mother Goose at StoryTime, and playing through half a dozen Broderbund games on the yellowing IIe.  Later memorable gaming experiences include obsessive stints with Toejam and Earl, Dune, Wolfenstein, Ocarina of Time, and, of course, Animal Crossing.  Snood got her through college, where she majored in Latin.  She plays Rock Band on Expert and isn’t afraid to kick your butt at trivia.

Jen Hennen

Twitter: @jenhennen

Facebook: Jennifer Hennen

Flickr: jenhennen

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I swear I saw a Zombie

05 · 06 · 09

 

By @geekgirls

zombie_fogPreface: The events that took place on this Wednesday in November 2008 are all true, without exaggeration.

On a particular average Wednesday in November of last year, I walked outside toward my car into an unusually thick fog. It was the kind of fog that halts even the slightest breeze; the kind that makes it seem as if there’s no air at all. Days like this, when the sun can barely penetrate the dense clouds, I always get the feeling like I’ve just stepped into the middle of horror movie about to take place. I shook off the eerie sensation, got into my car and headed down to road. Read the rest of this entry ?

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There is a GEEK inside us all

05 · 05 · 09

By @spaltor

The summer I was born, my sister was 17 and headed off to college, and my brother was 13, preparing to enter high school.  My parents had very busy schedules, and a lot of the “babysitting” duties fell to my brother.  He wasn’t always so pleased about it, as 13 year old boys tend to have their own ideas about how to best use their time.  So, from an extremely early age, I went wherever he wanted to go.  And when I was less than a month old, where he wanted to go was to the movie theater to see “Return of the Jedi” for the umpteenth time.  An infant in a movie theater?  Not always a good plan.  But the story goes that I was mesmerized by the movie.  My brother says that I sat propped up on his lap, and stared at the movie screen for the entire 134 minutes.  And, if you believe that, thus began my love of science-fiction. Read the rest of this entry ?

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@spaltor

05 · 05 · 09

@spaltor

A bio, huh?  Why is that always the hardest part of something like this?  I’m a tap dancer, a juggler, an extremely amateur photographer, a volunteer, a foodie, a word nerd, a sci-fi addict, a baseball fan and so many other things.  I spent four years of my life studying mathematical chaos theory to make a career for myself in ticket services and arts administration.

I have a tendency to speak before I think, which has caused both hilarity and heartache.  And often, I talk to no one at all, as if I’m having a conversation with myself – usually, I am.

These days, I can be found at work in Times Square, in the bleachers at New Yankee Stadium (although I wish it were OLD Yankee Stadium), or curled up at home with a book, my cat, the computer and any combination thereof.

@spaltor