Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Art of Geek Smacktalk

I took a debate class in high school.  At the time I was completely stressed out about this because I didn't like getting up in front of people and the whole reason I took it was to try to overcome that fear.  If you've met me and know how much I like to talk, well, keep your comments to yourself.  This was a long time ago and I was a nervous high school girl.  The goal of this class was to teach us how to form an argument better than "I'm right. You're wrong." because, although that may be what's in your head, you have to come up with some solid points to try and persuade others to agree with you or your cause is lost.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Playing Games for the Kids

I play lots of games.  Boardgames.  Console Games.  Games on my iPhone and even some of those Facebook games that hardcore gamers love to hate.  Hey, I'm only human and I do try to maintain some balance.  One should not play games to the exclusion of "the real world".  If all you do all day, every day, is play games then you're going to lose sight of the important stuff like eating right (one cannot exist on caffeinated soda alone), sleeping (seriously, sleepy people are cranky people and more likely to get fragged) and taking care of your family, especially your kids.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Geek Girls Network Podcast #1 Geek and Gamer Girls Interview

We interview Michele Boyd, Clare Grant, Milynn Sarley, and Rileah Vanderbilt better know as Team Unicorn, the ladies behind the viral video G33K & G4M3R GIRLS (Geek and Gamer Girls).  They created the epic parody of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls” to show off the fact that chicks like comics, gaming, technology, and other general geekery. In just under a few days, this video was seen by over 500,000 viewers and today tops over 1 million! So don’t miss this show as we get a peek at the master minds behind this successful video.

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The D6 Generation Podcast #64 Geek and Gamer Girls

Geek and Gamer Girls Song - Watch more Funny Videos

There's been no small amount of controversy over the Geek and Gamer Girls Anthem.  This fantastic parody of Katy Perry's "California Gurls" was created by some amazing Geek Girls and it's hysterically funny, but some folks think these girls aren't "real" enough.  Download the episode and head to the 1hr 57min mark to hear my thoughts in the Total Fan Girl segment of the show.

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Meet the Frag Dolls: Rhoulette, Siren and Glitch

I had a chance to talk with a few of The Frag Dolls about being Pro Gamers and found out there’s a lot more to them than meets the eye. We talked games, and cons, and even a little about makeup and Pokemon. No, seriously, read on to find out all about Rhoulette and the two newest Frag Dolls, Siren and Glitch.

Rhoulette, since you’re the most veteran member of the team, tell us who are The Frag Dolls and what are you guys all about?

R: The Frag Dolls were originally put together by Ubisoft who was enamored by the idea of having a team full of girl gamers who could go out here and kick some butt while also helping promote their games. When the team was first put together, our game of preference was the Rainbow series. All of us sort of came together because of that originally so we’re all really big fans of Ubisoft games. We’ve been around for, gosh, I think we’re coming up on our 6th Anniversary in August, which is crazy! Now we do a lot of similar stuff but we’ve definitely expanded our promotional repertoire to be able to promote all of Ubisoft’s games. It’s a great deal for us because we get to go around and play games professionally!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sexy Gamer Girls FTW!

I posted a video of the Geek and Gamer Girls Song a few days ago because I loved it the minute it blasted through the poor quality speakers on my laptop.  I only watched a little before I had to hit pause and demand that my husband stop what he was doing and watch it with me.  I think he was playing some game on his iPad and I may have made him lose but, hey, he's a Gamer, he'll get back to it eventually.  This video though, had to be watched immediately for the sheer awesomeness of the whole concept.  I played it a couple of times to hear all the words and catch all of Seth Green's rap.  It was then stuck in my head for the next few days.  I can't sing one verse of the song this spoof was based on (Katy Perry's California Gurls) but I can belt out the spoof with ease. 

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Geek Label

There are all kinds of labels.  They're on the food we eat, the clothes we buy, and the cars we drive.  Labels help us decide between the heart-healthy, low-fat, sodium-free wheat bread and the cinnamon streusel, raisin filled pastry.  Personally, I'd pick the pastry no matter what the label says but, you get the point.  A label even makes sure you wash your favorite Geeky T-Shirt correctly so it doesn't shrink so badly that it only fits one of your collectible action figures.  Labels are important, but the ones that affect us most aren't on the things we own, they're the ones we apply to each other.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The D6 Generation Podcast #63 UberDork Cafe Interview

Once you hear about this you're going to wish it was happening in your town.  Listen as I talk with Natali Heuss and discuss her plans to open a special cafe for the Geeks of the world.  Download the episode and head to the 2hr 15min mark to hear the Total Fan Girl Segment of the show.

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Friday, September 3, 2010

The Twilight, Zazzle, Summit Trifecta

Today has been an interesting day.  I went to an amusement park with some out of town relatives that rarely visit.  We ate popcorn, went on rides, got soaked on one called the Boston Tea Party and had an all around fantastic time.  About mid-afternoon, as I sat waiting for my kids to finish eating/wearing their ice cream, I thought I'd check my email.  I noticed I had one from Zazzle, the site that hosts the merchandise store for my blog, about a shirt that was called "TFG Vampires Do Not Sparkle Tee".  It was the TFG Logo with the words Vampires Do Not Sparkle on the back and they were deleting it from the store at the request of Summit Entertainment for IP infringement of the Twilight franchise.