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

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

Irregular’s Intel – Too Old for Comics!?

When I was a kid I used to read comics from cover to cover. I still do now, but the difference is back then almost all comics had a letters section in the back. This was where the readers would sound off about the previous issue, or two or three issues ago, depending on the book. Anyway, I remember that a lot of the readers were military men. They would talk about the quality of the art and the impact of the story arc and how the color was off on this panel on that page, but it was overall a good issue. That made an impression on me for two reasons. My Pop and two of my uncles were in the armed forces, so it meant that people like them were reading comics – in fact, my Pop actually was at the time. Secondly, it meant that grown men were reading comics. This practically blew my mind. There were letters from other people who may or may not have been adults, but I knew that if they posted a military address, they were grown-ups. This told me that I might never be too old for comics!  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Mistakes Were Made

We all make mistakes sometimes, some little and some pretty damn big. (Did you catch that Best Picture flub at the Oscars last night? Pretty sure that’s in the “big” category!) But when it comes to geek movies and tv shows, those mistakes get picked up quick because the fans pay such close attention and, at times, pick scenes apart frame by frame.  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – We Are Diversity

Geeks are one of the most open, welcoming and diverse people you will ever find. “What?” You ask. “How can that be? They’re so focused on their interests and seem to want to keep people out.” Wow, you really don’t know many geeks, do you? Here’s why I think we are the epitome of diversity.  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Getting My Weekends Back

Like many people, I currently work a shift that has me working Saturdays. I thought that I’d get used to it, but, 15 months later, I have not! It completely throws me off, especially considering that a lot of things Geek Watch One does, and geeky events in general, are on the weekend. So, I had an opportunity come my way and I had to take it and (drum roll)… I get my weekends back!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Purposeful Geekness

This is a subject that has been on my mind a lot, lately. A couple of weeks ago there was a story about a young attorney who ran for city council and won and took his oath while holding a replica of Captain America’s shield. Also, that same week, an acquaintance wrote a blog about what his fandoms meant for him, especially in the current environment. A mix of all of that had been stewing in my head for the longest time… then Geek Watch One turned two and I became reflective.  Continue reading

Miss Dawn’s Musings – Another Year Older

This week Geek Watch One records issue 89 at The Malted Meeple. It’s a number that doesn’t really carry much significance. What is significant, however, is the fact that it’s our two year anniversary. That’s right, somehow we have managed to continue recording this little podcast for two entire years!  Continue reading

Irregular’s Intel – Nasty Women and Dangerous Men

I was thinking about the quality of company that I keep and I think that they can best described as, like the title says, nasty women and dangerous men. The term “nasty woman” was used as a put down during a presidential debate, but if the characteristics the speaker was describing are “nasty” then I want all of the nasty that I can stand! If nasty means smart, intelligent, strong, insightful, funny, curious, open minded, creative and resourceful – then hell yeah, sign me up!! Continue reading