Geeking Out At Disneyland: the NEW Star Tours Ride

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We conquered the newly revamped Star Tours ride at Disneyland last week. Wholia came all the way out from Utah to visit for the weekend and we used it as an excuse to renew our Disneyland annual passes. We spent a whole day shoving children out of our way and rode as many rides as we could in one day.

We waited for over an hour for this new Star Tours experience-  not bad in comparison to the 2-3 hours wait others endured when the ride first opened earlier this month. It was totally worth it. To kill time during the wait, we started filming and managed to put together the first ever Defective Geeks movie. We also introduce another honorary Defective Geeks, Missy. This film is compelling! Funny! Exciting! …FULL. OF. ACTION!

Just watch it. It’s kind of awesome. Even though I only have iMovie to edit it (super amateur…).

If you’re having trouble viewing it above, click here to view it directly on youtube.

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Our awesome group at Disneyland that day. Hell yeah.

Comic Book Review: Genecy #1

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“An extremely feared and militaristic nation, proudly recognized as the Grunnod, has stolen freedom, joy and fortune from an entire galaxy. They are in search of an ancient artifact from a long, forgotten time. It is believed to unlock a door to an immense and immeasurable power. Many scholars, and others believed to be immortal, have died of old age trying to exhume it. This relic is believed to be hidden deep within the innards of a Grunnodian possessed world. A broken soul seeks revenge for what the cruel Grunnodians have done to his people. He escapes. And when a tortured victim finds power and purpose, the shacklers that face him sing a sad song.


GENECY…”

The story starts off with a fierce and brutal rebellion by the Tanaanians against the oppressive Grunnods. In the destructive chaos only one man survives amongst the thousands, and that man is Kaizaxx. He is given a special weapon by fellow rebel Geshemah seconds before his own death. This mysterious weapon may be the very reason that the Grunnods had been enslaving the galaxy. This is the beginning of a difficult journey for Kaizaxx. He absorbs the power of this mysterious weapon before finding himself on a planet that he has only heard about in myth. The Dome of Raknirod. From here he battles otherworldly foes and is led to his destiny to become the powerful Genecy.

I read this comic twice before writing this review simply because I enjoyed it so much. Genecy is the kind of science fiction narrative that reminds me of the fantastical stories I read when I was a child. As the story begins the reader is already smack dab in the action of the rebellion, giving the story a nice and fresh start. As the tale continues many questions are raised about Kaizaxx, how the Tanaanian rebellion came to be, among Geshemah’s role in the retaliation. Not all of the questions are answered, but it in no way detracts from the story being told. It simply left me hungry for more.

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Nerd Wars update

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I’ve completed my first challenge in Nerd Wars!

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This completes my Team Unity and Lightning challenges.

Now I’m working on something a little more complicated…

Let’s see if you can guess what it is!

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I’m blocking those flat, then I’ll sew them together.

That will be my youtube challenge, I think. That leaves 3D, Baby charity, and Adage. I think I’m going to do a dishcloth with a blaster for “There’s nothing like a good blaster at your side.”

I sure hope I can get all these done this month!

Ep. 16 Fancy Nolan is Fancy

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Our Lady DefectiveGeeks share embarrassing boner stories and discuss a new level of sexual food fetish. Lo mein noodles glory holes anyone?! Gizzy really, really, REALLY likes Christopher Nolan and can’t stop gushing about how amazing his movies are. Apparently, he’s also a very cool dude (and so is Michael Bay).

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The Gamer’s Girlfriend

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He calls me the back seat gamer. “Honey, why are you going that way? Honey, why did you do that? I think it’d work best if you jumped onto that ledge, shoot that thing down and then push that over. Honey, you just got killed. Play better. And then ask me if I wanted to play and I’d say, “No no, it’s okay. You do your thing.”

I am definitely a back seat gamer. Given the wheel, I’d drive off the cliff. A few days ago I decided to play Portal 2 co-op with my fiance. WTF. I have to use both of the analog sticks to move? Ugh! I suck at this. Eventually I found myself spinning my robot in circles looking at the ceiling… On purpose. Granted I still can’t walk a straight line, but it’s pretty fun to make portals on opposite walls and run through them in a constant loop. I’m better off in the back seat! I can help solve the puzzles and it’s best I just didn’t drive.

I have always stuck to RPGs, puzzles and strategy games. When it came to first person shooters or in this case, using BOTH analog sticks… No dice. First off, I get easily motion sick. LAME.

Dizzy by David Scheirer of Tuesday Comic

And secondly, I just plain suck at that kind of mechanics. There might be some exceptions… Maybe. I just can’t think of any at the moment. Katamari Damacy! Not an exception. It’s a double whammy! Okay, I may have some what better control of the ball, but the hell if I can stay stable enough to get through a stage without barfing up my tonkatsu chicken dinner! Okay, no, I don’t eat tonkatsu chicken, everyday. Maybe two days ago.

So, I’m usually sitting on the couch, right beside my fiance, during every game he’s ever played this past year and a half. Let me tell you this, there was a hell of a lot. Too many for me to remember, but ask him and he’ll name each one, and each one I played back seat. I think Portal 2 was the only game that he didn’t mind my back seat gaming. Two minds and two sets of eyes definitely helped to get through this game. Not to mention how good it feels when I figure out part of the puzzle that he didn’t get right away or didn’t even notice. Yes, it feels sooooo good, especially when he’s the, quote un-quote, gamer. I really can’t get anything by him. He’s listening to game podcasts 24/7 while playing a game. He’s playing one as I type this up!

Portal 2 by Valve

All I can do is notice the little things he doesn’t see. Point out a few things he could/should do differently. Even if he gets upset. But at the end of the game, who’s an awesome fiance for sitting next to him through the 24+ hours of game play a week? Me, that’s who. I’m the gamer’s girlfriend.

Next time, maybe I’ll talk about one of the games I back seat played.

 

Peace out!

WHOlia | The Gamer’s Girlfriend | Doctor Who Fangirl

Green Lantern Movie Website, Take the Infinite Oath

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The marketing campaign for The Green Lantern movie coming out on June 17 may not be as deep and poignant as The Dark Knight Rises (make sure to check out our Bat-correspondent, Gizzy’s blogs on Bat-updates!)- but getting involved with The Green Lantern’s website is pretty cool!

My friend, Ryan, asked us to contribute videos for the Green Lantern’s ‘Take the Oath’ campaign on the Warner Brother’s official movie website. You can check out the finished product here: Green Lantern, Take the Infinite Oath. I believe you can still submit videos reciting the oath if you want to. We can all be on the same website as RYAN REYNOLDS!

Can you find my video on the wall?

Seemed so simple but I did a bajillion takes of this tiny 15 second clip before I was satisfied. There are tons of adorable people in the video wall, by the way… but there are also some that are somewhat creepy! Well, people got creative I guess. It takes awhile for the website to load though and, well… all right, for those of you who doesn’t have time to wait, here’s the youtube video of mine. Don’t laugh too hard at my dorkiness! (My make-up is from Sugar Pill.)

In brightest day, In blackest night, No evil shall escape my sight.

Let those who worship evil might,

Beware my powers,

GREEN LANTERN’S LIGHT!