Postgraduate student in book and magazine publishing. My geeky areas of specialty are video games, TV, and webcomics. I like discussing philosophy and politics, playing piano, and drawing, those last two poorly. ;)
Courtney has written 12 posts for GeekGirl Magazine

Homestuck: The Ultimate Geek Culture

A young man stands in his bedroom. It just so happens that today, the 13th of April, is this young man’s birthday. Though it was thirteen years ago he was given life, it is only today he will be given a name! What will the name of this young man be? With these words, three … Continue reading

The Coolest Easter Eggs of All Time

Happy Easter! Even though I don’t celebrate the holiday, I’ve got to love the idea of a hunt for treats hidden in the most innocent places. Of course, to my ears, “easter egg” primarily means a secret in a piece of media that the creators threw in for eagle-eyed audience members to spot. Here are … Continue reading

Game Review: Journey

Genre: Platform Players: 1-2 Developer: thatgamecompany Platform: PlayStation Network Price: $15 Released: March 14, 2012 I’d been looking forward to Journey ever since it was announced a few years ago. The art direction and setting caught my attention immediately (and I’ll admit it’s at least partially because it reminded me of Homestuck’s Exiles plot line), … Continue reading

Are You on the G-List?

A few weeks ago my brother came home with a 3DS. I asked him how much it cost. $99, he said. I asked him how he could get such a big discount, and he told me he got it because he’s on the G-List. Pressing him for details, I learned that it was some kind … Continue reading

Cool Science Toys for Kids (and Kids at Heart)

Sick of chemistry sets? Fed up with potato batteries? When it comes to kids and science, there are a set few toys that everyone seems to come back to, but there’s a whole lot more out there than the standards. These toys let kids learn while doing really cool things – so cool, you might … Continue reading

Is Pinterest Legal?

Pinterest has been the name on everyone’s lips this past month – and not just as the hot new social media site. The photo-sharing site has come under fire from lawyers and copyright experts who claim that it facilitates copyright infringement. Here’s a look at the arguments for and against Pinterest’s business model. When you … Continue reading

Leaping Into A New Genre: First Person Shooters

It is a long, proud, completely made up tradition that on Leap Day, you should “take a leap” and try something you’ve never done. To celebrate this day, I thought I’d share with you my recent experiences in a huge area of gaming that has somehow eluded me my whole life: first-person shooters. I’ve never … Continue reading

Game Freak announces Pokémon Black and White 2 (UPDATE)

Game Freak director Junichi Masuda appeared on the Japanese TV series Pokémon Smash! earlier today to announce the next main series Pokémon games. In a series first, the games appear to be direct sequels to Pokémon Black and White, and are titled Pokémon Black Version 2 and White Version 2. Also unusual is that the … Continue reading

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