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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

Why 8 Works

8 went live on the American Foundation for Equal Rights’ YouTube channel at 7:30pm PST Saturday evening.  Within half an hour, more than 30,000 people from around the world were watching the video streaming from Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.  8, written by Dustin Lance Black and directed by Rob Reiner, is a dramatic … Continue reading

The Best Japanese Live Actions

From print to screen Live actions are a tricky business. Followers of the original work (whether in anime or manga) are both hopeful and critical, and I tend to be critical. In the first episode alone, I note the actors and actresses, their acting skills, their clothing, the setting, the introductory plot, the special effects … Continue reading

Why I Love Degrassi

I’m in my 20s and I love Degrassi. There, I said it. For those who grew up watching the Canadian teen drama, a lot still watch nostalgically. I’m not one of those people. I started watching Degrassi at the start of season 8, while I was an undergrad, and I was almost instantly addicted. I haven’t missed an … Continue reading

11 TV Shows That Should Have Never Been Cancelled

We all have our favourites, the television shows that we get hung up on and schedule our entire life around. And then the big bad evil corporation decides that some arbitrary ranking system warrants the show being cancelled… and our heart breaks as they take, yet again, another set of friends away from our weekly … Continue reading

Horror on TV: How Fandom Convinced Me of Things that Weren’t True

Is horror big on TV right now? Up until a few weeks ago, I thought so. In early 2010, I was interning at an entertainment website when I received a feature for fact-checking. It was about The Walking Dead, a live action zombie TV series that was set to premiere on Halloween of that year. … Continue reading

Totally Arbitrary List #1: Best Couples in Fandom

Totally Arbitrary List: Valentine’s Day Edition As the first epic Totally Arbitrary List (and yes, it requires both the capitals and the bold font) on GeekGirl, we — the editors — do solemnly swear to keep up this completely mind-boggling tradition of compiling entirely illogical nouns (people, places and things) under utterly nonsensical principles. In … Continue reading

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