July 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ponderation on Geek Dating & Love Lives (or lack there of)

I got asked earlier today what looked for most in a man and my answer was immediate.

Intelligence.**

So, that said, here's what got me pondering:

Any time I make a comment to that effect, I get a few different but overwhelmingly similar responses.

A) Geek Gals agree and either tell me they are seeking or currently have an intelligent man they love and adore.

B) Geek Guys reply that they either have a woman who feels the same or, and here's what got me thinking, that they can't seem to meet a woman who feels the same way.

How is it that there are that many Geek women out there who want intelligent men, but the Geek men can't seem to find them.

Where are the Geek Men looking? Where are the Geek girls hanging out?

Do you think you're looking in the right places in order to meet someone who would dig you just as you are you doing the dating equivalent of looking for a fresh water fish in the ocean? (I know, bad pun. But you know what they say...plenty of fi--oh, whatever.)

Thoughts?

And be honest ;-)

**Sense of humor runs a close second, but I generally find that intelligence and a sense of humor go hand in hand.

SDCC Pic Follow Up ;-)

The Dexter Panel!



And some of my Flickr sets...

The BSG Orchestra.



SDCC 7/23/09



Some cool costume captures.



The Guild Signing 7/24

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Left My Heart - er, brain, er..in San Diego.

Back from SDCC and I keep meaning to write about it, but all I feel is this jumble of experiences rolling around in my head like bingo balls.

But, in short, I will say this:

Man, did I learn -alot-.

So, while I formulate my thoughts and try and parse them into easily recognizable words, I leave you with this lovely image and my hope that next year I can be this gothy cool at SDCC ;-)



And I swear, I'll get this out of my head eventually..



And I am just about to die of laughing. I looked for a clip of a movie I did for EVER ago and, remember the mention of being on my knees in front of Donald Sutherland?

Heh. (For the record, this is rather NSFW in places)



Gods, we were all so YOUNG!

Friday, July 24, 2009

SDCC Vids. My Squeefest Continues

Adam Baldwin...



...and Michael Hogan who was sexier than any man has a right to be! The man purred at me and I melted. Pardon the funny faces. I was....rawr.

GGD meets Felicia Day. And gets signed!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Going to SDCC. What Can I See For You? ;-)

SDCC is closer and closer and I keep finding myself checking my mental pockets and feeling like I'm forgetting something.

::grin::

Definitely looking forward to it and super excited.

Now I just need to know what you folks want to know about and see and hear about. So, I'm up for suggestions ;*

What can GGD do for you?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dear Emmy Voters: What The Frak Is The Deal?

Considering I woke up this morning and spent about 20 minutes thinking it was Friday (don't ask), I'll admit, it wasn't until I popped Twitter open this morning and saw mentions here and there regarding Emmy nods for Neil Patrick Harris (grats) and Mythbusters (grats as well) that I realized what this morning was.

I've known the noms were upcoming and, I've been hoping that this year would be different.

I was hoping that, after 3 years of bypassing some of the best acting and direction on television, the Emmy voters would give Battlestar Galactica its due.

Yeah -- not so much.

Hey, Emmy voters? Question.

Maybe you don't watch the show regularly. Maybe you don't like sci-fi. Maybe you've never heard of it. Maybe NBC/Universal and the Sci-Fi Channel weren't able to do the kind of push that more mainstream shows are afforded when it comes to wooing you and suggesting shows to nominate.

But if you're going to vote, don't you have some responsibility here?

I know you got the screeners. How do I know? My Aunt is an Emmy voter and I saw hers.

I also know she never watched it. Now, I'll admit, she's been ill and in surgery recently and maybe her mind wasn't on it. However, I have a feeling she wouldn't have watched it anyway and that may be an indication of where the disconnect was. Because she's also in her 70's and doesn't like science fiction (the woman walked out of the theater halfway through the Cantina scene in Star Wars because it was "silly" -- yeah, I still wonder about which side of the family my geek comes from).

And that's my issue...

If people get the screeners but don't watch them, if they only vote on the shows with the most visibility, or the shows they "recognize", or if they don't take the time to consider the acting/writing/directing/whathaveyou regardless of genre and content because they don't "get" sci-fi, then what are they doing voting?

Over the last four years, Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell have produced some of the most amazing work I've ever seen for any media type or genre.

Period.

Does Hugh Laurie need to be recognized over and over? I know people say "look at the new names" but was Simon Baker really better than Edward James Olmos, or was he more visible to the voting block?

Mariska Hargitay and Kyra Sedgwick are both very talented actresses. Granted. But are you telling me that either of them turned in performances that were better than Mary McDonnell's?

Or was it just the fact that Hugh Laurie and Mariska Hargitay are both on mainstream television shows, on major networks, with present day storylines?

I defy any Emmy voter to watch Olmos as Adama at the end of Maelstrom or to watch the character progression and depth McDonnell brought to Laura and not call them brilliant.

And yet...that's just what they did.

Again.

If I'm supposed to believe that your nominations are some kind of measuring stick for the quality of the acting on television. Or if networks are going to use Emmy nominations and winners as yardsticks for excellence, then I'd like to know how it is you can repeatedly overlook performances like these.

The way I see it, you're either biased against Sci Fi, lazy or too busy to give each potential nominee equal consideration.

So, I have to ask and I want to know. What the Frak is the deal, people?

Why are you voting in the first place?

And why does anyone take you seriously?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

10 Things You Should Avoid Posting on Twitter (aka New Users Guide)

As we've discovered, Twitter has become increasingly popular and more and more people are joining every day to get in on the "phenomenon".

However, as you know, any "Hot, new trend" brings a lot of noobies into the fold who have no idea how to navigate the proverbial waters.

So, as a helpful hint and guide, I thought it might be a good idea to give you a few hints on what to avoid and how to make the most of your Twitter experience with...

10 Things You Should Avoid Posting on Twitter
  1. That nasty rash has cleared up. Go Valtrex. WooT!
  2. Posted bail on that Cyberstalking charge. How YOU doin'?
  3. Hellz Yeah! Parents are gone. Party at my house! 1245 Smith Street, Buena Park 8PM!
  4. Man, if my wife finds out I cheated on her, I'm gonna be so screwed!
  5. RT @cocoa RT @Micha RT @Heidi1975 RT @LolaL999 RT @Kiki6755 Hi!!!!
  6. @plusk FOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLOOOOWWWWW MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
  7. Anyone help me with configuring my remote access? IP addy is 121.134.12.111, admin pw is l769.
  8. (a "tweet series".) Walking into house now > Walking to restroom > In Bathroom Now > Using toilet > Done, skipping hand-washing this time
  9. Hey pretty pretty, you look sexy, let’s bang
  10. [name here] wasn't the father either! ALL RIGHT YOU GUYS WHICH ONE OF YOU WAS IT?"

Thanks to @fitzwillie, @revoked @Agent_M and the wonderfully twisted @entearth for the help on this.

Edit: Lollerskates. We have honorable mentions from @phuul, who apparently got his email later.

@uber52943 U r teh lamerz lo1ll11z nub
@lazytwitter Where do you think this sore came from? http://twittpic/gross
So were do I go to see my wall?
Hey everyone follow @sexyspambot6446 she's hot!
Is this thing on?

Got any you'd like to add? Comment. After all, it's a public service!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Megan Fox Makes Me Nervous?

I'm going to preface this by saying this is likely to ramble and be a bit on the serious side, so forgive me if it takes me a while to get to the point or if I sound ranty.

I started thinking about SDCC and all the cool people going and the folks I'll get to meet and I realized that, while I'm excited, I'm also really nervous.

Why?

I'm worried that the real life version of me won't fit people's vision of the online version and, more to the point, I'm nervous about being judged. I'm worried that all the geek boys out there who think I'm just adorable and hawt online are going to decide that the real of me is...totally not.

I'm asking myself why I worry. It's not that I'm socially inept or anything. I'm pretty much the same personality online and off. I flirt, I play, I enjoy people and I'm pretty darn fun and interesting.

But this year, I'm tentative. I just hate the idea that I think this way or that it may have some validity.

Why?

Megan Fox.

Megan Fox, you ask? Yep. Megan Fox. See, I'm not Megan Fox. Not by a long shot. I'm a regular gal, plus sized and barely topping 5'4. I fall over in heels and, while I have a great cleavage (as some of you know ::grin::) the general male public wouldn't pay loads of money to watch me in a movie even if it sucked.

It's not that I've ever wanted for relationships. I've just been the girl who wooed the boys with my mind and personality instead of my looks. And, once they're wooed, they stay wooed. ::grin:: Quite happily.

My point? What am I trying to say? I know, I'm skirting the issue. So, I'll just say it and damn the torpedoes.

You're a guy, you lust after Megan Fox. But what would you do with her if you had her? (Well, besides knocking boots?) Is it about status and having a hot babe on your arm? Do you think she's be remotely interesting to talk to?

And if you meet a girl who's not a hottie, but has a "great personality" (ooooh, the kiss of death), is intelligent, fun, geeky and smart -- would you be disappointed that she's not Megan Fox?

That's what I'm worried about. I'm worried about being judged or mocked are teased.

And it bugs me that I'm worried.

/rant

Friday, July 10, 2009

Geek Girl Meets Dork Tower ;-)

Ever have one of those days? Yeah. That's me today.

It was one of those all over the place sorts of days. Busy and hectic and nuts. In the middle of it, I tweeted a whopper of a typo and, even though I caught it, I was bummed. (I know, it's silly, but I really was upset.)

Then, out of nowhere, the amazing John Kovalic (@muskrat_john) of Dork Tower fame posted this in an effort to make me smile.



There are days I truly love humanity.

This is one of those days.

And John? Prepare for kisses, dude. It's on.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Geek Sex & Other Myths, Part 1: The Art Of The Cyber-Flirt

Let’s be honest, if you’re like me, you’re generally better online than in person. After all, the online realm is safer than real life. You can choose your words, no pesky worries about garlic breath, and everyone thinks you look like your avatar ;-)

We’ve all been there, at one time or another. We find someone interesting online and, either because we’re feeling intrigued, a bit saucy or have had one too many shots, we start up a flirtatious conversation.

But how do you know if you’ve said the right thing or if you’ve just managed to utterly squick someone out?

Find out with...

5 Beginning Steps To Geek Sex: The Cyber-Flirt.

  1. Use complete sentences.

    We’ve all seen it. The online stud who thinks you’re going to dive under the cyber sheets when he sends that amazing “How R U, sexay?” or the every popular “U R hott!” (With two "t's" for emphasis)

    Don't be “that guy”. We’ve all seen Dateline: To Catch a Predator. Unless you want to end up there, I suggest you avoid these types of messages. Catch my drift? ::grin::


  2. “If At First you Don’t Succeed, Try Try Again” is not a cyber flirt’s motto.

    You sent the tweet or IM and you’ve gotten no response. This is cyberspace. The message went out. Sending 3 or four more is only going to make you look like Mikey in Swingers (ladies, you know you’ve done it too). And you don’t want that, do you?

    There are all kinds of people online with all sorts of interests. If you don’t get a response, it doesn’t mean you’re being rejected. It just means it didn’t click. It’s cool. Move on.

    Note: If it happens all the time, maybe you need to adjust your game. These things take practice. Besides, the greatest motivator is that on the WORLD wide web, there's plenty of fish in the sea. ;-)


  3. Live in the moment and keep it fun

    The internet is the wild west of flirtation and the rules are constantly changing. A good percentage of online flirtation is just for kicks and a great way to pass the time. If you take every response seriously or think you’ve found your “soulmate” you’re missing the point.

    Bottom line, there are all sorts of folks on the web with all sorts of real life that you’ll never see or know about. Know why? Because they like it that way. So, keep it light, keep it breezy, hang on and have fun.

    Before you say something that signals a pledge of your undying love to someone you met in a forum, consider the secrets you keep, and the messages you send. It's good to be mindful when playing around.


  4. Wordplay as foreplay.

    If you’ve never engaged in a hot and heavy innuendo session by tweet or text, you’re missing out. In the end, this is where geeks seem to have the upper hand. If you’re confident about your intelligence and use of language, you’re more than likely going to be a veritable beast when it comes to the cyber flirt.

    Let’s face it, being able to wield a double entendre with ease and dexterity is amazingly sexy. You have the option choose your words before you hit send. Use them, love them, make them your slave. ;-)


  5. Knowing when it's time to take it to the next level.

    Likely the trickiest and most interesting because it’s all about knowing how to read the situation and when you can stop dancing around the subject and dive in, so to speak.

    If you’ve been there, you know what I mean. You’ve traded messages. The innuendo has been building and you both want to see where it might go. (Not sure when you’ve reached this point? Practice steps 1 – 4 again until you have those down. No point in trying to get ahead of the class.)

    Ultimately every situation is unique. The key is always to be open to whatever may come, and enjoy the journey without having any expectations.
As for what the next level is and where all of this hot and heavy typing can take you next?

Well, we’ll save that for another time.

For now test the waters, and to quote a famous line from Hill Street Blues, “Be careful out there.”

Monday, July 6, 2009

I haz brain freeze. Halp?

Totally drives me crazy when I have an idea for a post bouncing around in my brain like a pinball on speed. I thought maybe my Monday Squee on the EE Blog might jog something, but no luck.

So far, I have...(and this was the note I sent myself)

Geeks and sex. Mention Digg comment on previous post.

I figured, why not talk about sex.

Well, not sex per se. Let's save that for down the road. After all, we just met ;-)

No. Let's talk about Geeks and the art of the cyberflirt.

It's the digital age.

But here's where I'm stuck. See, I could do something funny and that's cool. Or I could give a little bit of insight on cyber flirting. My concern? Do I really want to give advice and do I want to maybe inspire people to overstep boundaries.

Truth is, I likely have some fun suggestions and I may even be able to give people some ideas on how to flirt more easily online. But..gah.

Still, if I make a joke, I end up making it look like geeks don't flirt online -- which we all know they do.

Yeah, this is me in a conundrum. Any thoughts on a way out of this?

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday Link Lovin'

I'm out of the office on Friday, so I thought I'd do this today. Just a quick link round up of things I wanted to point out and give a little link love to ;-)

Single, Geek, Broke? @geeksdreamgirl is doing 25% off dating services at www.geeksdreamgirl.com - Use code JULY4. She's got some good stuff over there. ::nodnod::

I know I've been talking BPAL, so here's the link. ::grin::

If you missed the lovely and talented @zerbetron's tweet, she tried out for American Idol last night and is headed back tonight. Check out the vid. She's pretty dang good!

Top 5 Firefly-inspired songs
over on GeekSix.


This handsome man popped in my head, so I share his music with ya ;-)

Awesome Music! I Kissed A Girl - Power Metal Version and I found Sounds of Fear and Walkin' Like Brando by the Hyperions on Yahoo Music. If you like psychobilly/rockabilly, you should like 'em ;-)

Podcasts, you say?

@entearth did 2 for today. They're thisaway. Or find them here: Entertainment Earth Toy of the Week Podcast: July 2, 2009 Edition

&

Entertainment Earth Podcast: July 2, 2009 Edition
"New movies, new Joe toys, Battlestar Galactica Minimates vehicles, Beverly Hills Cop toys, and the return of the Fugitoid. And the Party Wagon. Truly, a wonderful week."

The geeks at the Borked Cast just posted Week 3 and I do love pimpin' them ;-)

Seattle Geekly
has a new podcast up. Always a good thing.

Aside from that, I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend, some down time and a little relaxation.

Kisses all around!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Girls Entertainment Network Presents A Week-Long Eisner-Themed Review Feature And Contest!

I think this sounds pretty dang cool ;-)





1 July 2009
- In celebration of the 2009 Eisner Awards, the Girls Entertainment Network comics team will be presenting a week-long feature event focusing on a select ten nomination categories: Best Short Story, Best Continuing Series, Best Limited Series, Best New Series, Best Digital Comic, Best Writer, Best Writer/Artist, Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team, Best Cover Artist, and Best Coloring. The articles—released two at a time for a total of ten articles—will be written by the five comics staff members and focus on one category at a time, highlighting each of the nominees.

This upcoming event will help to promote comics at the Girls Entertainment Network and build a better interactive community of readers and fans. To facilitate this process and strengthen the overall outcome, three winners will be randomly chosen from a pool of commenters during the event week. The winners will be announced and contacted by the Comics Editor, Stephanie “WITA” Carmichael, at the end of the contest, and each will be awarded a custom Eisner-nominated prize pack featuring a congratulatory note from the GEN comics girls!

The Eisner review feature is the biggest undertaking from the GEN comics section yet and results from the collaboration of dozens of publishers and creators—including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and many more! The event and contest will begin Monday, July 6th and end Friday, July 10th.


About the Girls Entertainment Network
Forget sugar and spice – The Girls Entertainment Network is redefining what girls are made of. Spearheaded by a female staff, GEN fosters a dedicated and diverse group of ladies who are, first and foremost, fans. Readers who frequent the site can expect content written by individuals whose knowledge of the greater enthusiast culture is on par with their own.

Although GEN’s primary focus is to offer a platform to females, everyone – male and female alike – is encouraged to participate in the latest conversations pertaining to video games, comics, anime, gadgets, and cosplay as well as join our growing community of friendship and support.

GEN stands out among tech culture websites by breaking down gender stereotypes and showing the world that today’s ladies are taking control of the controller and digging through your comic collection.
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