Esquire Theme by Matthew Buchanan
Social icons by Tim van Damme

25

Nov

Dear big brother, thank you for reminding me that the blue-faced Nosferatu clone was from the original 'Salem's Lot. Which I don’t feel any particular need to own, but at least now I know where the dratted image is from!

(Fanboy News Network = my big brother AND my external geek brain!)

24

Nov

fanboy-news-network:

Fanboy News Network: The Fake Nerd Girl Myth.
A look at the Fake Nerd Girl myth. Why it exists and what do we do about it.
http://www.fanboynewsnetwork.com/the-fake-nerd-girl-myth/

I’ve told you peeps that my big brother runs a geek-centric blog, right? Well, he does, and I think his post on the Fake Nerd Girl myth is pretty awesome. (Plus, he uses my getting lured into Avengers fandom as an example of how people can have different geek connections to the same thing and it won’t cause the end of the world!)

fanboy-news-network:

Fanboy News Network: The Fake Nerd Girl Myth.

A look at the Fake Nerd Girl myth. Why it exists and what do we do about it.

http://www.fanboynewsnetwork.com/the-fake-nerd-girl-myth/

I’ve told you peeps that my big brother runs a geek-centric blog, right? Well, he does, and I think his post on the Fake Nerd Girl myth is pretty awesome. (Plus, he uses my getting lured into Avengers fandom as an example of how people can have different geek connections to the same thing and it won’t cause the end of the world!)

06

Nov

stunthusband:

fanboy-news-network:

Fanboy Flashback: Misogyny in Geek Culture
Today’s Flashback is an article that I felt had to be written in light of the issue. It’s not comfortable for a lot of people, but we have to speak up about it and fight it at every turn.

The StuntBrother-in-law (wow, that’s weird) writes about another thing that Pisses! Me! Off!
Misogyny in Geek Culture.
*I* am probably going to write about misogyny in gay male culture. Dammit, homosexuals - you don’t to want to have a relationship (or sex!) with a woman to TREAT HER LIKE A HUMAN, and not like she’s a horrible monster from the bottom of the sea (EWWW VAGINA!) or your personal mannequin (“Gurrrrrrrl you’d be FINE if you lost 30 pounds and let me do your makeup next time!”).
And no, asking gay men to treat women like they (the gay men in question) would like to be treated doesn’t make things better; trust me, gay men treat each other (and themselves) like CRAP.

stunthusband:

fanboy-news-network:

Fanboy Flashback: Misogyny in Geek Culture

Today’s Flashback is an article that I felt had to be written in light of the issue. It’s not comfortable for a lot of people, but we have to speak up about it and fight it at every turn.

The StuntBrother-in-law (wow, that’s weird) writes about another thing that Pisses! Me! Off!

Misogyny in Geek Culture.

*I* am probably going to write about misogyny in gay male culture. Dammit, homosexuals - you don’t to want to have a relationship (or sex!) with a woman to TREAT HER LIKE A HUMAN, and not like she’s a horrible monster from the bottom of the sea (EWWW VAGINA!) or your personal mannequin (“Gurrrrrrrl you’d be FINE if you lost 30 pounds and let me do your makeup next time!”).

And no, asking gay men to treat women like they (the gay men in question) would like to be treated doesn’t make things better; trust me, gay men treat each other (and themselves) like CRAP.