Check out the interview with me over on GeekWire. And subscribe to their blog as they’re a great Seattle-centric tech news organization.
Sprinkles Around the Web 2/4-2/17/11
Links that I enjoyed around the web. No one else’s opinion but my own.
• Uploaded a ton of photos. Check them out.
• NBC casts Wonder Woman! ‘Friday Night Lights’ star lands coveted role I’ve never seen Adrianne Palicki act, however, I am so happy that this is going forward. For real this time.
• What Superhero Comics Look Like A great little article breaking down how Osborn #3 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Emma Rios is scripted and put together art-wise, also how it applies to the very best of current comic books.
• 10 Reasons the Star Trek 2 Screenplay Still Isn’t Done
3) Everybody wanted Uhura to kick some ass this time around. But they couldn’t figure out how to have her kick ass in a teeny minidress, without needing a lot of strategically placed lens flare. The writers spent two months trying to figure out a plot reason why Uhura might have to put on some pants, or maybe some leggings, for part of the movie. What if they go to a planet of leg-biting monsters, and she has to put some protective leg coverings on? Or maybe Spock shows her a special Vulcan ritual, in which practitioners must wear pants as a sign of devotion to pure logic?
• Andy Warhol, Nico, Robin And The Bats! Esquire Magazine Photoshoot 1967 This is an amazing. I’m such a Factory fangirl. If I could go back into time, I would go there and hang out.
• Legend of a Cowgirl An amazing Firefly fanvid about Zoe. Just perfect. I love it. Continue reading “Sprinkles Around the Web 2/4-2/17/11”
Sprinkles Around the Web 1/28-2/3/11
Various links I enjoyed from around the internet.
• GeekGirlCon: Power to the Geek Girls. Robb Orr on ComicBooked.com interviews me about GeekGirlCon.
• Jane Espenson: Writer, sci-fi thriller, one nerdy lady. A great profile on Jane Espenson, who’s one of my favorite TV writers.
• Follow That Marshmallow: A Ghostbusters Tour. This is pretty awesome. You know my cat is named after a Ghostbuster, right?
• ‘Captain America’ director: ‘Our Bucky isn’t a sidekick… there’s a darker edge’. Of course there is. Someone’s been reading Brubaker’s current run of Captain America.
• Why I’m Not Speaking at PAX East 2011. In case you haven’t been reading, Penny Arcade started selling rape joke t-shirts. Pulled the “it’s just a joke” and then took them down when everyone got really mad. Failboat. Especially for a company that runs a con where they try to make it safe for women.
• Auctions!. Check out GeekGirlCon’s geeky auctions. All proceeds go to support GeekGirlCon.
• Why Female Politicians Are More Effective. Of course, we are. We have to be 2 and 1/2 times better than any man at our “non-traditional” jobs in order to prove ourselves and prove that women can do these things.
• The House GOP’s Plan to Redefine Rape. This just makes me see red.
Drugged, raped, and pregnant? Too bad. Republicans are pushing to limit rape and incest cases eligible for government abortion funding.
• Hawaii Senate Passes Civil Unions. Huzzah. Civil rights for everyone is awesome.
• Proposed Arizona law targets “birthright” citizenship. Arizona continues to earn it’s place as the shame of the nation. Seriously, this just screams that they hate brown people.
• What’s Happening in Egypt Explained (UPDATED). In case you’ve been living under a rock.
Recipes (I want to make.)
• Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results. Oh, snap. There needs to more competition in search and less copying.
• Dinosaur Comics explains infinite worlds. There are many, many T-Rexs. And they’re immortal.
• A fizzy ocean on Enceladus. Not only is this ocean underground, it’s also fizzy like soda pop. How awesome is that!
• Scientists working to grow meat in labs. Now this is when science starts to scare me. I saw this episode of Better Off Ted, and the meat tasted like despair.
• Tunisia, Egypt, Miami: The Importance of Internet Choke Points. This is how you turn off the internet.
• Zuckerberg’s Page Hacked, Now Facebook To Offer “Always On” HTTPS. Well, now we all know how to make Facebook actually care about security. Maybe we can do so for privacy too?
Sprinkles Around the Web 1/14-1/27/11
A collection of interesting links that I found around the web. Read and enjoy.
• Polar bear swims for nine straight days in search of ice Polar bears swim, but they don’t swim as far as this one. Why did this bear swim so far? It couldn’t find ice. Yep, the real effects of global warming.
• Squirrels Around the World There are some freaking adorable squirrels out there.
• The Rape of Inara: On heroines, consent, and women’s sexuality
I am now gleefully happy that “Firefly” got canceled. Not that I wasn’t before, but now? I can almost forgive FOX for canceling all those TV shows if it means that Inara was never raped. Also, TV, can you stop having the women with sexuality be raped or otherwise punished for having it while pretending to be edgy for having women with ‘unconventional’ sexualities?
• Resistance, a Star Trek: The Next Generation fanvid I love this video so much. It’s amazing.
• ‘Dark Knight Rises’: Anne Hathaway will be Catwoman, Tom Hardy is Bane Okay, she’ll actually be Selina Kyle as who knows if she’ll be Catwoman in this one… Continue reading “Sprinkles Around the Web 1/14-1/27/11”
My Birthday Bash Day 13: Birthday Traditions
For complete context about why I’m not having a birthday party for my 27th birthday this year and how you can still celebrate with me, read You’re Invited to My 27th Birthday Bash.
Today is my actual birthday. I am 27-years-old, and I am thankful for each and every one of you who’s donated to my birthday fundraising goal. I hope to round out my goal today. I am so close.
Every year on my birthday…
● I rarely have a bad birthday and am usually happy all day. The only really horrible birthday I remember was when I turned 18 and was super sick.
● I eat homemade buttermilk pancakes with chocolate chips on my birthday. The recipe is from my paternal great-grandma Peggy, and my grandma made it a family institution and famous through her log cabin bed and breakfast where she cooked them on her firewood oven and in antique cast iron pancake molds.
● I open my gifts carefully. This drives all the onlookers crazy. Or to “help” me rip the paper faster. Since I’ve been with Jason, there are many times where my presents magically opened themselves. Continue reading “My Birthday Bash Day 13: Birthday Traditions”
My Walking Dead Problem
Being a comic book fan, I’ve heard a lot about The Walking Dead, but I never managed to pick up the comic book by Robert Kirkman. It kind of gets put there with the comics that someday, I’ll read.
So I watched the first episode, which I won’t spoil you for, but I have this problem: it gave me nightmares.https://sliverofice.com/blog/wp-admin/post.php?post=1441&action=edit&message=10
The basic premise is there’s a zombie apocolypse. There’s not many humans left, and they’re on the run from zombies. It’s intense and serious in tone.
Basically, I’m a giant scaredy cat. Scared of my own shadow. I don’t want scary movies. And the horror I do watch/read is all Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Boneyard by Richard Moore, and True Blood. Which are all about the humor, comedy, and drama, not scarying you. (Okay, there were a few scary things in Buffy like the skin-eating demon.)
After watching the pilot for The Walking Dead, I was scared for like two-three nights afterward. I had nightmares. I want to keep watching it because it’s really well done. It’s interesting. It’s pulled me in enough that I want to try again with episode two.
Looks like I’m going to be sleeping with a nightlight on if I continue to do so. Jason’s already said he’s going to watch it with or without me.
You can watch the pilot yourself and be scared with me.
Serenity near home: Treehouse Point
Sometimes what you need is a little fresh air. Lately, I’ve been pretty stressed out and on-the-go. Plus, I’ve been having health problems of the you-so-don’t-want-to-know variety.
Friday was ExOfficio’s creative launch, and I went with the team to Treehouse Point in Fall City. A little piece of paradise outside with treehouses. Yes, real treehouses which people can rent to stay in. Continue reading “Serenity near home: Treehouse Point”
My Trip to Virginia and Washington D.C.
From October 2nd to the 10th, I was on vacation. (And sadly, I’ve been sick since my trip ended due to flying in a human petri dish.) I pretty much scheduled everything back to back. Thanks again to Jason’s parents, Jason’s grandma and great-aunt, and my friends Leslie and Katie for hosting us. We appreciate it. Since I’d never been to Washington D.C. before and am a huge politics buff and love museums, I was tourist-tourist all the time. I took almost 500 photos.
I think my favorite museum was the American Indian Museum, which shows both the history and current lives of American Indians. Don’t miss it if you go to D.C. And this is my favorite photo:
- 10/2 — Arrive in Virginia Beach, VA at Jason’s parents’ home
- 10/3 — Breakfast with Jason’s parents, brother, and godparents at yummy Turkish restaurant. Visit Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA. Doug and Carolyn’s wedding and after-party
- 10/4 — Rest day
- 10/5 — Visit Brian’s house, Matt’s work, & travel to DC to Leslie and Katie’s home
- 10/6 — National Mall: Natural History Museum, National Art Gallery, Capital, Library of Congress, and Supreme Court. Delicious dinner at Lebanese restaurant with Leslie and Katie. See monuments at night and FDR Memorial.
- 10/7 — National Mall: American Indian Museum, African Art Museum, and Sackler and Freer Asian Art Galleries. Drive to Fredericksburg, VA to Jason’s grandma’s house. Dinner with Jason’s entire paternal family, no joke.
- 10/8 — Breakfast with Jason’s grandma and great-aunt. Drive to Virginia Beach, VA to Jason’s parents’ home. Rehearsal bbq for John and Christine’s wedding.
- 10/9 — John and Christine’s wedding
- 10/10 — Fly home to Seattle
Below you can find my other photography. Continue reading “My Trip to Virginia and Washington D.C.”
Sprinkles Around the Web 9/24-9/30/10
Yes, it’s back. Here are links that I’ve enjoyed in the past week from around the web. Your mileage may vary.
• First, go nominate @geekgirlcon for the best non-profit over on the Mashable Awards.
• Second, Happy Queer History Month! Or LGBTTIQQA (did I miss anyone?) History Month, if you prefer that.
• I bruised the heck out of my foot. Sprained it or something. I had to walk with a cane all last week. Ouches.
• A review of Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman have edited a book about young people who are transpeople and gender queer and RJ’s review just makes me want to read it more.
• Writer Greg Rucka gives a preview of Chapter 2 of his new Queen & Country book. I love Queen & Country and am so excited that Rucka’s writing it again. Continue reading “Sprinkles Around the Web 9/24-9/30/10”
Sprinkles from Around the Web 05/14-5/20/10
Links I found interesting, amusing, or relevant. As always your mileage may vary.
• First, let’s get the very important stuff out of the way. I’m in my first video podcast with the Backroom Comics Podcasters talking about, what else, but Women in Comics.
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