Category Nerd Culture

“You Only Like that Character Because he’s Hot” or Some Thoughts on the Invalidation of Women’s Voices

“You only like that character because the actor who plays him is hot.” Oh, how that set of words makes me burn with the fury of thousand pissed off volcanoes. Or something like that. Apply the comparison of your choice here. Metaphor, simile, whichever you like. The point is, these words make me upset, and […]

Confessions of a Fangirl

What with the release of the new Star Trek movie, the announcement of Amazon World’s fanfiction publishing platform, and Yahoo’s purchase of Tumblr, fandom and fanfiction have found themselves in the spotlight and in the news quite a lot recently, even making their way into a recent edition of the Washington Post Express here in […]

If You Could Bottle Awesome…

….brothers John and Hank Green would find a way. These two brothers initially rose to fame through their Youtube channel, VLOG brothers, a video project they undertook in 2007; they ceased all textual communication for a year, communicating only through phone calls, face-to-face reunions, and through their Youtube videos, which cover all kinds of topics, […]

An Ode to Nerdiness

“Nerd!” It’s a word that echoes through any school hallway and into our ears, branding us. From a young age, at least when I was growing up, being called a nerd was nothing less than an insult. Well let me tell you something. It shouldn’t be. Because being a nerd? It’s WONDERFUL. But let me […]