She Geek Critique – Not My Fandom

Obviously, geeks love their fandoms. That is, after all, a big part of what makes us geeks to begin with. Whether it’s the worlds created in books or movies or games or on television, one we find what we enjoy most we take a deep dive and immerse ourselves in it. Of course, not every fandom is for everyone and there are a few biggies that I just cannot get into.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Enlarging the Universe

If you’ve been reading my posts for a while, you know how I feel about creators messing with their creations after the fact. (I sort of went off a little on a certain comic book icon and a particular movie director about this.) I am of the opinion that once your creation is released to the world (no matter what form it takes), you should let it be appreciated for what it is and not try to meddle with it. Over the past few months, however, some changes have been announced for a couple of iconic works.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Mental Vacations

I may be stating the obvious here, but we all want and need time away. It’s why we look forward to that precious time off from work. We write songs about it, dedicate commercials to ways of making it better, and there’s an entire industry dedicated to making that time off the absolute best that it can be. But, you know, we also do this in little ways. We don’t have to pack up the Vista Cruiser and head to Wally World nor do we need to head to the Golden Arches to have a break. We have everything we need between our ears.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Passing It Along

For those who may not know, podcasting is a pretty friendly community. It’s something we noticed almost from the start. Podcasters are always willing to help out with tips, answer questions, even help with promotion. That openness and helpful nature is something that we have tried to continue as our podcasts have grown and expanded.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – From the Horse’s Mouth

There’s something to be said for enjoying something from or at the point of origin, like barbecue in Memphis, a cheesesteak sandwich in Philadelphia or deep dish pizza in Chicago. It is that feeling of knowing that you’re getting the real deal, not someone’s interpretation of their experience – this is your very own. The same can be said for meeting an author and listening to them sell their book or tell the story of their journey as they put pen to paper and brought their story to life. I’ve had that experience several times, but it has only been recently that it struck me how special that really is.  Continue reading

She Geek Critique – Polite Punks

This past weekend, I went to the International Steampunk Symposium in Cincinnati (take a listen to issue 100 for background, as well as this week’s issue to find out more). I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I’ve been into steampunk for a long time, before it actually had a name. I was into the alternative history stories, books and movies since I was young. And about a decade ago, when the genre was picking up steam (so to speak) and becoming more of a culture of its own, I started seeking it out at conventions.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – There’s Hope!

On the night that I wrote this I went out to dinner with friends and their daughter (that’s not to say that the daughter is not a friend, she is, but not the point of what I’m about to say). She has recently discovered the Harry Potter series and is enamored with it. I mean, she is taking every possible moment to get into that book. Dinner barely separated her from the tome, and not for long. It was a thing of beauty!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Celebrity Geeks

You know how I love to talk about “The Age of the Geek”, right? Well, I’ve been thinking about it and I wonder if it has been brewing just under the surface for a long time. Mainly in Hollywood and celebrities, in general… “What the heck are you talking about, Kylan?” you may ask. Come with me and see for yourselves!  Continue reading