We had tons of fun at SUPER*MARKET at Meltdown Comics and the live podcast show went pretty well. We are definitely learning a lot in terms of live entertainment! More about the event details later but for now, I wanted to share our photos from Snap Yourself!, a super fun event photo booth service in California. Check them out. I love the quality and style of their photos. If you have an event or a pary any where in LA or the Bay Area, you should invite these guys!
Geeks. Nerds. Dorks.
These are the words that some of us have chosen to identify with. Geek is the new cool, geek is the new chic and we can now say it loud and proud. I’m the One That’s Cool is the new music video from The Guild and it depicts each cast member as a caricature of nerds getting picked on by the mean kids. The song is fun, catchy and Felicia Day is always so… well, cool! I can also fully relate to Amy Okuda as an awkward, Asian dork.
I went to public school for one year during my Freshman year. The worst that happened to me was I had one of the stupid boys in my Spanish class bump me with his ass against my desk on purpose. He also used to turn around and “mock” my long hair by singing the Maybelline commercial (maybe she’s born with it…). He was dumb and immature — in a weird way, I think he was trying to flirt more than bully me. Who knows. High school students remain a mystery to me then and especially now.
Seems appropriate to be reviewing a book about the sinking of the Titanic’s effect on history, so close to the 100 year anniversary.
The Company of the Dead, by David Kowalski, starts out promisingly: A mysterious man is aboard the Titanic, and he seems to know an awful lot about what is going to happen. He’s there to try and avert one of the most famous maritime disasters. He fails. The repercussions of his failure are of epic proportions. The small changes he makes to the crash result in a wholly different world to our own.
The first World War never saw America enter the fray. Germany and Japan expanded their empires to cover the globe. The Southern States seceded again and this time it stuck. No more “United” States.
An interesting theory that, unfortunately, gets muddled by all of the action and conspiracy sections of the book. Unless handled with real precision and skill, I don’t think conspiracy really works well in books. It feels like reading a murder mystery where you aren’t given all of the clues, but the detective makes this big reveal and the reader just feels annoyed they couldn’t have come to that conclusion because they didn’t have all the facts.
The other problem I had was how long the book was. Kowalski’s ideas about an alternate history are really interesting, but it’s a slog to sift them out. His chapter breaks are also very odd. I feel like he was going for Dan Brown cliff hangers, but just ended up cutting up the flow. A minor point, but when you’re faced with that many pages, it gets annoying.
In a shorter format with fewer conspiracies, I feel like this could have been a really interesting book.
The Lady Geeks discuss the not-so-innocent behind the scenes experiences and stories of people who work at Disneyland, specifically, the tale of a Jack Sparrow. Then go off on a tangent about the TV show, Once Upon A Time. It’s sooooooo good, you guys. Other topics include hydrating, bachelorettes and Skullgirls.
Months ago, I promised the Space Pirate Queen I would knit her a Tardis iPad sleeve. (Interestingly, they’re called ‘cozy’ over in England). It took me AGES to find the right kind of blue. It wasn’t like I could walk into a knitting store and ask if they had Tardis blue. Well, I could have, but I already get funny looks for being American, I don’t need more.
And this is the end result:
This was a long time coming, but I finally got the first video up from Comikaze Expo 2011. This interview covers the ever so popular All ThatÂ Reunion Panel at Comikaze Expo, with interviews with Alisa ReyesÂ andÂ Lisa Foilies. Check out the video below and keep a look out for more videos from Comikaze Expo 2011.