Monday, December 24, 2012

The Twelve Days of Geeksmas


On the first day of Geeksmas
my true love gave to me,
the One Ring just for me.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

The GeekMoms Podcast #37 "Kaijudo Rise Of The Duel Masters" Interview



This week I get to talk with actress Kari Wahlgren who voices Allie on The Hub Network's Kaijudo: Rise of the Duel MastersThis animated series just aired their season finale and Kari talks about what it's like voicing a strong-willed character like Allie and what to expect in the next season. She also shares advice for kids who hope to someday be the voice of an animated character.


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Music: Rebecca Angel

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I Fell Asleep During The "The Hobbit"


It was about 45 minutes in and I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. This wasn't at a midnight showing, but in the afternoon, so that wasn't the reason. The reason was that what started off as fun and engaging turned in to slow and a little boring. (Spoiler Free)

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

New Zealand Has Become Middle Earth

I love New Zealand. I've never been, but I have a neighbor who hails from there and she's super nice. Also, there's that whole Lord of the Rings thing which makes it look really pretty. I hear good things. I really want to go. But with The Hobbit coming out in theaters in mere days, I fear New Zealand has actually turned into Middle Earth.

Friday, December 7, 2012

The GeekMoms Podcast #36: Deciphering Video Game Ratings

Plenty of kids have put video games and consoles on their wish lists this year. If you're a gamer parent, then you know what your kid can handle, but if you're not, how do you know what's okay? Not all games are created equal, even with the same E or T rating and it's confusing if you don't play them yourself. In this episode I'm joined by my husband, Russ Wakelin of The D6 Generation Podcast, who's come up with a great way to help non-gamer parents figure out just which games will make them and their kids happy.

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Music: Rebecca Angel


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"Grimm" Turns Out To Be My New Favorite


I started watching Grimm when it debuted last year and thought it was just okay. There wasn't anything horribly wrong with it, but it felt like Buffy the Vampire Slayer with a twist. I really liked Buffy, but the premise was so close that I couldn't help comparing the two and Buffy always won. I watched a few episodes, decided it wasn't worth my time, and moved on. Until now.