Author Archive for Lindsey

24
Jul
11

and now, a few words on misogyny in gaming

Friends, we all know when it comes to video games, I have very little to say except quiet, bitter ranting about how I never got a GameBoy for Christmas and my sister got two. However, sometimes I read or hear about a thing and feel the need to get a little feisty on it. Such is the case with the No Girls Allowed Battlefield 3 LAN party in Austin.

Now, plenty of people have commented on this already, and I suppose my two cents as a non-gamer seems moot. AND YET! I know all of the Geekspeak fellas to be kind, gentlemanly folks who actually cuss a lot less than I do (I’m sorry, Grandma). Why a small minority of douches – who feel like they NEED to get all Insulty McRapepants playing VIDEO GAMES – would outweigh the company of ladies who also just want to play the game is beyond me. This is obviously something that goes far beyond geek culture, but should we as geeks embrace these asshats, just because it’s easier than policing them? I don’t think so.

Leslie Kinzel is a much better writer than me. She’s also pretty funny and I almost always agree with what she has to say. You can read her take on this here.

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11
Jul
11

Wizard people, dear listeners!

I think, once upon a time, the Huffington Post supposed itself to be legitimate news only. Now it has clips from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2: This Time, It’s Horcruxy. (There is the same annoying commercial in front of all of them. Blerg.)

You’ve probably seen those all already though, because you’re much savvier at the internet than I am. So why don’t I share with you some of my favorite internet-y Potter Thangs?

A Very Potter Musical is a parody by a bunch of University of Michigan students, including that handsome Darren Criss, before he was winning my heart by doing Katy Perry better than Katy Perry (and inspiring a tiny child to take it up another level).

Potter Puppet Pals makes me giggle every time. Also, you know how much I love swears and boyish attitude.

Wizard People, Dear Reader is my favorite interpretation of any movie ever. You can watch the whole kit’n’kaboodle here (embedding was tragically not allowed).

And for the ladies, and ten percent of dudes: Can we talk about how dreamy the actor who plays Neville turned out to be?

Image via gofugyourself.com

Like, so, so dreamy.

The countdown is on, muggles!

09
Jun
11

zombie time

Twitter user @thezedword pointed out last week that we need more zombie action on GeekSpeak Tonight!* I couldn’t agree more. That’s why it’s with great pleasure that I point out that the AV Club reports that there will be more hot zombie action in season two of The Walking Dead, and they look super sweet.

Like, super sweet.

via The AV Club

Yessss.

26
May
11

Oooh, Bridesmaids outtakes!

Have you seen Bridesmaids? No? WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU? It’s so funny. I mean, hello, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph, duh, but Clementine Johnson! And Erin from the Office! And Handsome ┬áJon Hamm! And Melissa McCarthy, aka Suki, my very favorite from the Gilmore Girls (who totally steals the show and I cannot wait until they finish the romcom they’re working on for her)!

So, if you haven’t seen the movie, go see it. It’s hilarious and heartwarming and filthy as all hell (all selling points for me, fyi). If you have seen it, you obviously want more. Here’s some disgusting outtakes. Enjoy.

Kids! If you aren’t 18, look away and put on your earmuffs!

23
May
11

MUPPETS FOREVER.

New Muppet movie trailer!!!

That is all.

14
May
11

And so it came to pass…

…apparently there’s a god up there watching down on us all, because David E. Kelley’s craptastic destruction of Wonder Woman has been canceled, according to reports everywhere.

Seriously, I would love to see Wonder Woman done right, and I think I’d really love it with Adrianne Palicki, aka the badass Tyra Collette. But Kelley, king of the crappy female role (even with Kathy Bates. How is that POSSIBLE?!), was not the guy to bring this thing to life. ┬áBest that it’s gone by the wayside.

Oh yeah, and I’m posting on this blog now. I’ll be talking about whatever interests me, whatever Bryan throws my way, and I’ll answer your questions about lady problems. Ask away in the comments. It’ll be fun.




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