May 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Win A Snow White & The Huntsman Prize Pack!


When I first saw the info on Snow White and The Huntsman, I admit, I said "Meh". I, personally, am not a Kristen Stewart fan. So I was ready to pass it by.

Then a few things happened.

1) I saw the trailer. More specifically, I saw Charlize Theron and the effects and the overall feel of the move and I found myself intrigued.


2) I started watching more of the advertising. I saw the effects, the costumes, Chris Hemsworth... (what, I'm human!). The ravens. I admit, the ravens got me.

3) I got a chance to give away the following goodies. ;-)

One (1) winner will receive a SWATH Prize Pack: 
  • T-Shirt 
  • Nail Polish 
  • Lip Shine 
  • Necklace 
  • Cell Phone Mirror 
  • Sling Bag 
  • Official Soundtrack
How do you win? Easy. Tweet the following or share the Facebook post.

RT & follow @geekgirldiva by 10pm PST 5/25 to enter to win this Snow White & The Huntsman Prize Pack http://bit.ly/KUtuG8 #swathggd

So, yeah, I'm excited. More than I thought I would be. Now the words "In Theaters June 1!" cause me to check my schedule. Which I think says a lot about the movie. Because it takes a lot to get me from "meh" to "wow". But they've managed.

There's lots of ways to follow and keep up with the movie goodness.  Personally, I think the Pinterest link is kick ass. It has some great costume details.

Website:                     http://www.snowwhiteandthehuntsman.com
Twitter:                      https://twitter.com/#!/snowwhite #SWATH
Facebook:                   http://www.facebook.com/snowwhiteandthehuntsman
YouTube:                    http://www.youtube.com/user/SnowWhiteHuntsman
Pinterest:                   http://pinterest.com/swathmovie

And make sure you give them some FB love. ::grin::

Friday, May 11, 2012

Music geek does a frakking hot version of "Sexy And I Know It.". Rawr.

I am going to say right here and now -- if I weren't in a committed relationship, I would be tracking this guy down right NOW. (Okay, maybe not. Noah here is 18. ::grin:: That would be a heck of a cradle rob for me)

Cause, daaaaammmmn. not only it is a killer arrangement of "Sexy And I Know It" by LMFAO, it also gives you an idea of just how good the actual song is as a song.

(And, really, listen all the way through. It's very good. )

I'll be in my bunk.

 
Amazing "Sexy And I Know It" Cover - Watch More Funny Videos

You can find Noah on FB and Twitter. Go share the love ;-)
via Break

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My rambling wrap up to my Joss "controversy" tweets.

I'm not sure how or why, but I ended up talking and tweeting a lot today about Joss Whedon, The Avengers, feminism, anti feminism, triggers, reactions, choices of reaction, and whether or not there's a difference between being pissed off that a fictional super being uses a slur for a part of a woman's body or and whether or not it's okay for the state to mandate the legality of being able to insert items into that aforementioned body part.

Here's what I don't understand and, to be honest, what makes me sad...and I know I've said it before...

If EVERYTHING is a big deal, then nothing is. If we get up in arms about every perceived slight, we lose the passion of the real attacks. If we allow ourselves to be upset for longer than a few heartbeats about the small disagreements, we leech our strength for when we need it most.

Take this exchange.

Me: I wish people didn't take it so much to heart. Joss' comment, I mean. Because it's so interpretive. Know what I mean? 

Return comment: If it's meant to be interpretive, then people have a right to their interpretation, no? 

Me: They have a right to anything, I just don't know why people choose a negative view instead of a positive one.

So let me clarify.
 
Am I going to decide Joss is anti-woman based on the comment in question. One line in a lot of lines. The one that said he was proud of getting a certain phrase "out to the masses".

Or am I going to look at this post from 2007. This full throated, filled with pain and love and fire manifesto.

This is what I mean by choosing. Yes, I'll trigger. Yes, I might react. But I am a high functioning organism. I am more than nerves and reactions. I have a mind and experiences and reasoning. I choose what I give my power to. I decide who gets to hurt me. I do.

In this case, I choose to look at something like this and decide there's no benefit in getting angry. I'm going to save my strength.

And, by choosing to keep Joss Whedon in my "for women" column, I won't cost myself the joy I feel in his work. Because I would feel sad at the loss of that joy and, in a way, depleted.

I have no idea if this makes sense and -- tbh -- I don't care. It's my way of getting this out of my head and then I can stop discussing it anywhere else. I can stop expending energy explaining. I need my energy.

For November. For Choice. For Human and Gay Rights. For Women. For Men.

For Humanity.

Damn, no wonder I'm tired. ;-)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Weight Hacking is the new way to trick your scale, right? No?



Okay, so, what is Weight Hacking?

Weight Hacking is a how-to book for geeks who want to lose weight and get fit, written by a geek who’s successfully lost 65lbs.

Why am I writing about it?

Because Weight Hacking can't get published without help. Plus it's not written by some fancy weight loss guru with abs of steel*. It's written by Craig Engler (said hacker) who, as the man behind the @SyFy twitter and social media division, is a geek and knows we face certain challenges others might not. (and not just from Sharktopus)

To use his words, since I think they're kinda perfect:

What Makes Weight Hacking Unique?

Weight Hacking isn’t a new fad diet or some heretofore undiscovered but miraculous nutritional trick. It makes no new medical claims, and none of the science in it is in any way outlandish. In fact, all of the research referenced in Weight Hacking comes from impeccable sources like the Harvard School for Public Health and the Mayo Clinic.
Weight Hacking is simply an operating system for nerds that shows them easy ways to incorporate better eating and sound nutrition into a geeky lifestyle. It also explains how geeky passions like playing games, surfing the Web, reading, and a love of gadgets can be some of the best tools to lose weight and get fit.

Featuring Geeks You Know And Love

Weight Hacking is not only written for geeks by a geek, it will also include many geeks you know and love. It will feature the stories of well-known geeks who've lost weight, like beloved writer/screenwriter/comic writer Neil Gaiman and science fiction author and BoingBoing editor Cory Doctorow. And other geeks will show you how to eat better, like Bonnie Burton, who wrote the Star Wars Craft Book and who'll be creating new geeky-but-healthy "food crafts" for Weight Hacking.


See what I mean? It sounds cool. Not just that, I want to get it published so I can read it because, heck, I could use a few tips myself. ;-)

Which is why I'm asking you to share the project and donate what you can to help make it happen over at their IndieGoGo campaign.

You'll be helping out fellow geeks, you'll get a fun perk and who knows...maybe one or two of us will be in the next edition after using the cool stuff we learned in the first one.


*to be fair, I don't know if Craig has abs of steel. He might. But I'm not gonna ask.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My open letter to the @moviefone editor who approved the "Girl's Guide To The Avengers".

I know there are already posts and outrage about your article and I'm sure what I have to say might have been said, but I wanted to add my comments to this for a specific reason. I could take the time to be offended as a woman person. I mean, your "Girls Guide To The Avengers" was offensive and tacky. But I have a bigger problem with it and it's what has my "panties in a twist" so to speak.

I'm pretty sure one of two things happened here:

1) You knew it was a troll-y piece of girl bashing fluff and posted it anyway. At which point it's just link bait (you'll note I'm not linking to you) and, as my friend Scott Weinberg commented, "yellow journalism".

or

2) You read it and actually thought it was well written "satire" and ran it.

Either one of those things worries me more that the idea that Jessie Heyman wrote a piece of tripe that pretty much reinforces every bad stereotype about women there is. I mean, it makes women as a whole look like air headed fools and makes men look like insecure assholes who need a woman to "stroke" their egos because they want to go to a super hero movie.

That's my issue.

The article shouldn't have been approved, in my opinion.

Of course, my estrogen level pretty much means I'm an idiot, right? ;-)

Love,

GGD

Links of other woman who said stuff about this that was awesome and kick ass and empowering (feel free to send me yours ands I'll add it)


Oh, Moviefone and your Girl's Guide to The Avengers. Really? by Geek with Curves

Moviefone’s Girl’s Guide to the Avengers – Now With More Stereotypes! by The Discriminating Fangirl.

fangirls, satire, moviefone, and having a sense of humor by Erudite Chick

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