Archive for the ‘entertainment’ Category

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Book Review: I ♥ geeks

05 · 27 · 09

By @geekgirls

Although the title of this paperback book would suggest otherwise, after reading the introduction I realized I am NOT the target audience. This book, geared towards women who are dating or would like to date a geek guy, offers tips and instructions on how to better relate to a geek guy’s interests.

The book begins with a short questionnaire to determine what type of geek guy you are dating (i.e. video game geek, comic book/graphic novel geek, anime/manga geek, film/TV geek, sports geek, or sci-fi/fantasy geek). Although the author, Carrie Tucker, admits that the quiz is for “entertainment purposes only and full of sweeping generalizations,” those generalization become more frequent and less entertaining the further into the book I read. Read the rest of this entry ?

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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 ?