The Lady Geeks record their last normal podcast for awhile before the Space Pirate Queen and Gizzy B jets off to Europe. We talk about vampires watching YouTube, flying on airplanes and how Nolan will not be making our JGL-Batman dreams come true in the upcoming Justice League movie. SPQ attempted to hold back on ranting against Man of Steel but failed miserably. Fanfic Theater: James Bond.
The Lady Geeks sits in the real-world Fangtasia at Alex’s Bar where True Blood filmed for its first season. This episode is all about vampires and we welcome Scarlettburn to her first podcast — she is probably the biggest vampire fanatic on Defective Geeks. Listen as we drink, chat and go deeply in vampire lore and pop culture.
The Lady Geeks take a survival quiz and ponder why punching a shark in the nose would be a bad idea. Clearly, one can’t survive a shark attack. Fortune Cookie contemplates on vampires turning dolphins into blood-suckers of the ocean and also talks about the new Zombie running application she has been using.
A few years ago a friend of mine told me about a show they had seen on BBC America about a vampire, werewolf, and ghost living together. I remember they said to me, “I think it’s called Being Human.Â You should check it out, it’s right up your alley.”
Needless to say I was all over that like stink on, well, something very stinky and after watching the first episode I was hooked. It’s everything I love about the supernatural genre combined with wit, charm, and hilarity. The show is now on its fourth series and I am happy to say is just as wonderful as ever. If you have never watched BBC’s Being Human, then let me enlighten you as to why it is kind of amazing.
1). IT’S REFRESHING AND ORIGINAL.Â These days we are bombarded with stories about vampires and werewolves. Every other new film or show is jumping on the supernatural bandwagon, which I wouldn’t mind so much if the stories weren’t so derivative of each other. Being HumanÂ thankfully does not fall into this category. The main characters are unique and endearing, and they stand apart from the stereotypical depictions that occur with supernatural creatures.
I used to believe I was a sensible person (who some times did nonsensical things). I scoffed at other women who thought having a vampire boyfriend would actually be a good idea. I rolled my eyes at the “sexy”-fying of vampires. I believed they should be left alone to be evil, bloodsucking monsters. I didn’t think anyone else but Anne Rice really captured vampire psychology. I still have a great dislike towards Twilight. When Vampire Diaries first started airing on television, I rolled my eyes. I thought I would just chalk the show up as another dumb, tweeny show and its target audience was definitely not me.
Then it happened. My friends started talking about the show and how amazing it was. I was shocked. These are people who I respect! Their opinions mattered to me! What is going on? Is the show really that good? Inevitably, my curiosity got the best of me and I signed on to my Netflix account to watch the show.
Now, I owe everyone an apology.
The Lady Geeks talk about vampires. Again. Vampire wine. Fortune Cookie also tells her Valentine’s Day story of romance and true luuuurve! Happy one year anniversary to her and her boy!
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this book. I’ve been caught up with reading young adult novels these days that it’s been months since I’ve read a book for grown ups. Acquainted With the Night is a rather epic story – a mix of mystery, history, passionate romance and vampires.
No, the lead girl does not have sex with vampires. Who sparkly. Or brood. Quite the opposite. These vampires are ruthless, NOT sexy and just want her dead.