Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category

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JJ Abrams – PBS interview

05 · 26 · 09

I watched this interview last night and felt I had to share it.

J.J. Abrams gives honest and thoughtful answers to Tavis Smiley’s questions and allows a glimpse into his humbled genius.

The entire interview is split into three parts, but totally worth watching! Read the rest of this entry ?

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Twilight – my dirty little secret

05 · 22 · 09

By @geekgirls

When it comes to reading fiction, I usually venture no further than my local comic book shop. This past holiday season, I was presented with a copy of Twilight from a good friend of mine. I heard only a few reviews at that time, mainly from movie commercials, but had decided that this book was intended for simple-minded teenage girls. I had concluded that the story was trite and intellectual insulting, all before I had opened my hard cover copy.

I don’t remember exactly how I decided to start reading Twilight. Maybe I ran out of comics that week, maybe none of my TV shows were airing, I can’t be certain. But after letting it sit on my shelf for over a month, I finally picked up the novel and began to read. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Geek-Strament ??

05 · 13 · 09

By @geekgirls

I received this video as an email forward and felt compelled to share with you immediately.

The emails states:

“This incredible machine was built as a collaborative effort between the Robert M. Trammell Music Conservatory and the Sharon Wick School of Engineering at the University of Iowa. Amazingly, 97% of the machines components came from John Deere Industries and Irrigation Equipment of Bancroft, Iowa …Yes, farm equipment! Read the rest of this entry ?

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Buffy Cast at Comicon ’98 – First Hand Account

05 · 12 · 09

By @loquaciousmuse (cross posted at All Things Fangirl)


So when I was 12, the whole Buffy cast minus SMG came to Comic Con for one of the greatest panels in Comic Con history. Well, greatest according to me. At the time, I wrote a poem about the experience and I thought I’d share it with all you readers.

The back story you need is that I was a kid, and because we knew the right people, my friend Heather and I got to meet the whole cast in the green room, then sit behind them when they were doing their signing. Which in retrospect is really weird. But we thought we were so cool. Our other friend, Becky, was supposed to be there, but couldn’t make it.

Typed using exact phrasing & spelling from original poem. I apparently loved saying LOL and using Zs instead of Ss. Awesome. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Web of Pain comic

05 · 12 · 09

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By @geekgirls

I posted this comic not only because it’s hilarious, but because my personal “web of pain” experience was the winner in this week’s contest! Site Masher, the creators of Web of Pain, chose my story to use in the storyline this week and sent me an awesome prize (helping me continue my caffeine addiction 😉  Make sure you check out their website every second Monday for comic relief and enter for a chance to win cool prizes!!

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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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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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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 ?