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Lady Geek Girl and Friends

Pop culture through the lenses of theology and minority issues
Jan 8 '13

Officially Closed

We will no longer be updating this account. Thank you for following us! If you’d like to continue doing so, we are now located at ladygeekgirl-and-friends here on tumblr.

Hope to see you there!

Jan 7 '13
ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

Continued from here, this series follows me on my erstwhile adventures through Classic Who. We left off on my review of the original Season One; now let’s act a little out of character as Doctor Who fans and proceed directly to the next season in chronological order.
I actually finished watching the First Doctor a while ago, and never really got around to posting about it. (I tend to watch while I sew, and with no conventions since Comic Con, I haven’t had a lot of time.) There are still two seasons with One in them after S2, but there are too many good episodes to talk about in this season to bother trying to mush all three remaining Hartnell seasons into one post.
So, without further ado, onto the review!

Remember, we have moved to a new tumblr! If you want to keep up with us please follow ladygeekgirl-and-friends because we will no longer be updating this account :)

ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

Continued from here, this series follows me on my erstwhile adventures through Classic Who. We left off on my review of the original Season One; now let’s act a little out of character as Doctor Who fans and proceed directly to the next season in chronological order.

I actually finished watching the First Doctor a while ago, and never really got around to posting about it. (I tend to watch while I sew, and with no conventions since Comic Con, I haven’t had a lot of time.) There are still two seasons with One in them after S2, but there are too many good episodes to talk about in this season to bother trying to mush all three remaining Hartnell seasons into one post.

So, without further ado, onto the review!

Remember, we have moved to a new tumblr! If you want to keep up with us please follow ladygeekgirl-and-friends because we will no longer be updating this account :)

Jan 7 '13
ladygeekgirl-and-friends:


In honor of me getting the newest Pokémon game (friend code swap, anyone?), I figured it was about time to dedicate a post to my first Pokémon manga. For many people, their first exposure to this series in printed form was the well-known Electric Tale of Pikachu, however mine was a little more… well, shoujo. Indeed, while I did purchase Electric Tale later on, the series I was drawn to was Yumi Tsukirino’s Magical Pokémon Journey. As with most games, if I don’t have the option to play as a female player character then the draw of the game is severely reduced and with each new Pokémon game that came out—up until Sapphire (I didn’t play Crystal)—I wondered why there was only a male I could play as. It’s not as though it would have been terribly difficult to add a female option in, but I digress. Even in other forms of media these stories followed the adventures of the boys, Ash and Red, with female characters only being secondary. So, to see such a change, to see a story focus on a girl’s Pokémon adventure, was so exciting to me and so long coming.

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ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

In honor of me getting the newest Pokémon game (friend code swap, anyone?), I figured it was about time to dedicate a post to my first Pokémon manga. For many people, their first exposure to this series in printed form was the well-known Electric Tale of Pikachu, however mine was a little more… well, shoujo. Indeed, while I did purchase Electric Tale later on, the series I was drawn to was Yumi Tsukirino’s Magical Pokémon Journey. As with most games, if I don’t have the option to play as a female player character then the draw of the game is severely reduced and with each new Pokémon game that came out—up until Sapphire (I didn’t play Crystal)—I wondered why there was only a male I could play as. It’s not as though it would have been terribly difficult to add a female option in, but I digress. Even in other forms of media these stories followed the adventures of the boys, Ash and Red, with female characters only being secondary. So, to see such a change, to see a story focus on a girl’s Pokémon adventure, was so exciting to me and so long coming.

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Jan 5 '13
ladygeekgirl-and-friends:


Ah yes, like a bad penny, my series dedicated to Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush turns up once again! Continuing from my last entry in the series (all the way back in November, can you believe it??) I will be talking about character development in the show, this time focusing on the secondary characters who richly populate this show.
The first secondary characters to whom the show introduces us are arguably the most important: record producer Gustavo Rocque and his personal assistant Kelly Wainwright. Kelly is a capable young woman who is good at her job and getting work done. Gustavo is a pompous producer with a short fuse who’s desperate to get back to his glory days. Both are focused on their business and doing all they can to make their trip a success, though Kelly is pretty clearly the more competent of the two in that regard, so there’s a cautious “woop woop” in order for the empowered woman; hopefully she won’t be a cold stereotype of the Strong Female Character variety.

Read here how Kelly and Gustavo have grown

ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

Ah yes, like a bad penny, my series dedicated to Nickelodeon’s Big Time Rush turns up once again! Continuing from my last entry in the series (all the way back in November, can you believe it??) I will be talking about character development in the show, this time focusing on the secondary characters who richly populate this show.

The first secondary characters to whom the show introduces us are arguably the most important: record producer Gustavo Rocque and his personal assistant Kelly Wainwright. Kelly is a capable young woman who is good at her job and getting work done. Gustavo is a pompous producer with a short fuse who’s desperate to get back to his glory days. Both are focused on their business and doing all they can to make their trip a success, though Kelly is pretty clearly the more competent of the two in that regard, so there’s a cautious “woop woop” in order for the empowered woman; hopefully she won’t be a cold stereotype of the Strong Female Character variety.

Read here how Kelly and Gustavo have grown

Jan 5 '13
Jan 4 '13
ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

As much as I despise winter, I have to admit that, besides being a good reminder of why snow is the greatest abomination known to mankind, this season is good for settling down and watching those movies that you’ve been planning to watch since forever. Of course, as this is an article written by yours truly, I will not be discussing one of those movies. No, this is a movie my friend brought up to me randomly one night and, not knowing what I was getting into, I streamed it. I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into.
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ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

As much as I despise winter, I have to admit that, besides being a good reminder of why snow is the greatest abomination known to mankind, this season is good for settling down and watching those movies that you’ve been planning to watch since forever. Of course, as this is an article written by yours truly, I will not be discussing one of those movies. No, this is a movie my friend brought up to me randomly one night and, not knowing what I was getting into, I streamed it. I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into.

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Jan 4 '13
ladygeekgirl-and-friends:


So today’s fanfiction is for Rise of the Guardians, but it is a little different from the norm. It’s actually a fan comic series that I found on deviantART. It chronicles Pitch’s time during the Dark Ages, and it talks about the things he fears, relationship with children, and why the Guardians first fought him and removed him from power.

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Remember, this is our new tumblr so follow it if you want to keep up with the blog :)

ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

So today’s fanfiction is for Rise of the Guardians, but it is a little different from the norm. It’s actually a fan comic series that I found on deviantART. It chronicles Pitch’s time during the Dark Ages, and it talks about the things he fears, relationship with children, and why the Guardians first fought him and removed him from power.

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Remember, this is our new tumblr so follow it if you want to keep up with the blog :)

Jan 3 '13
ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

I’m not going to lie to you: the main reason I wanted to watch this movie is because I have become an unabashed Ben Whishaw fangirl following Skyfall, and I needed more of his stupid face in my life.
Whishaw plays Ariel, and he does an awesome job, but he turned out to be just one impressive actor in a sea of great performances. This movie features, among others, Helen Mirren, Alan Cumming, Alfred Molina, Russell Brand, and a bunch of other fabulous people.
Helen Mirren plays Prospera, a gender-swapped version of the original play’s main character Prospero, and, well, she is amazing. I’ve talked about her in a previous post where I reported that she was interested in playing the Doctor, and let me just reiterate that Helen Mirren should seriously play all your male faves. Switching the gender gives Prospera’s disenfranchisement and conflict with her family more depth and makes her coming into power as a sorceress less of a revenge story and more of a female empowerment tale. Her interactions with Ariel were particularly poignant (Luce and I ship it sorry we’re not sorry), and, I dunno, I would watch Helen Mirren watch paint dry so maybe I’m not the best judge of her performance in general but I though she was awesome all around.
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ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

I’m not going to lie to you: the main reason I wanted to watch this movie is because I have become an unabashed Ben Whishaw fangirl following Skyfall, and I needed more of his stupid face in my life.

Whishaw plays Ariel, and he does an awesome job, but he turned out to be just one impressive actor in a sea of great performances. This movie features, among others, Helen Mirren, Alan Cumming, Alfred Molina, Russell Brand, and a bunch of other fabulous people.

Helen Mirren plays Prospera, a gender-swapped version of the original play’s main character Prospero, and, well, she is amazing. I’ve talked about her in a previous post where I reported that she was interested in playing the Doctor, and let me just reiterate that Helen Mirren should seriously play all your male faves. Switching the gender gives Prospera’s disenfranchisement and conflict with her family more depth and makes her coming into power as a sorceress less of a revenge story and more of a female empowerment tale. Her interactions with Ariel were particularly poignant (Luce and I ship it sorry we’re not sorry), and, I dunno, I would watch Helen Mirren watch paint dry so maybe I’m not the best judge of her performance in general but I though she was awesome all around.

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Jan 2 '13
ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

With the arrival of the New Year we all try desperately to hold onto those resolutions we’ve made: to exercise more, to take more trips, which ever comforting desire for an improved well-being we thought of. I have a list of my own, of course, but I have one for the artists in charge of drawing for the major publications: draw females better!
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ladygeekgirl-and-friends:

With the arrival of the New Year we all try desperately to hold onto those resolutions we’ve made: to exercise more, to take more trips, which ever comforting desire for an improved well-being we thought of. I have a list of my own, of course, but I have one for the artists in charge of drawing for the major publications: draw females better!

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Jan 2 '13