Just a little longer…

Life has exploded. Liz and I had to cancel the recording of the podcast this Sunday due to illness. Now our guest can’t make it. I just started work and I REALLY miss my afternoon nap. (Hey its naptime somewhere) Liz is still sick. And my husband has the stink eye on at the thought of me missing tonight’s game.

With this in mind, Liz and I have decided to put off this weeks recording until this next Sunday. It gives me time to reschedule with my guest or get a new one, I will have plenty of time for editing and napping AND hopefully (fingers crossed) Liz will finally get her household unsickified.

This Sunday however, guest or no guest, throwing up or not, we will be recording Episode 4 of Geek Chic.

Thanks for your patience!

aka Jonikka

GeekChic Ep03 – Fake Geek Girls

Welcome to our third episode of Geek Chic… a podcast for girls, geeks, and everything in between! In this episode, we discuss where the concept of Fake Geek Girls comes from as well as what we can do about it. We also offer some news to keep you up to date on the geeky things that are out there.

Links from the show:

Shelley Adina Author
Escapsit Magazine’s response to the idea of Fake Geek Girls
Tsunami Gameday Winter 2014
Geek and Gamer Girls Song

Lingerie, Geek Style

Have you ever thought, “I would really like to give my geek guy a gift he’d never expect”? Or how about, “Man, I’d really like to do some Cos-play, but it’s bedtime”? Perhaps it was, “All this Fredricks of Hollywood stuff just doesn’t fit my style”?

Well then my geeky girlfriends, you are in luck! Recently, Japanese lingerie retailer Peach John teamed up with Neoko Takeuchi to bring you Sailor Moon Lingering.

These will be released in February and you can purchase them through the Bandai site. Each set cost 4980 yen or about $48.50.

Don’t forget, Valentines is right around the corner and your geek guy really has earned some time with his favorite Sailor Scout: you.

But if you are like me and want something you can wear in public, I found a seamstress on Etsy that had exactly what I wanted. A bathing suit!!

These can be purchased from SciFeyeCandy’s Etsy store.  Like the Lingerie, all of the core character sets are available.

I’m going to get my bikini body on and splash and play in the pool wearing one of these darlings.

How about you?

What to Watch: Arrow

This week’s geeky TV show offering is: Arrow

This show is loosely based off the DC comic Green Arrow. Rich playboy Oliver Queen, played by Stephen Amell of Private Practice, is lost at sea and ends up on a small island in the Pacific. 5 years later, when he returns to his family and home in Starling city, the billionaire playboy is changed. He’s returned home with a mission: To make amends for the sins of the socially elite who have been stripping Starling City of its wealth and glory, and to bring justice to those who have brought these injustices onto his city.

The new Oliver Queen finds himself trapped between the playboy he is expected to be and his dark, secret persona, the vigilante, The Hood. Juggling his family, friends, and secrets turns out to be constant and painful struggle for him.

Can he save Starling City or is he doomed to betray those he loves most and dig himself an early grave?

I have only just started watching this show. I don’t really know much about the Green Arrow, but I also worried after Smallville, which I detested, that it would be another show filled with wooden pretty boys and stupid comic book plots. My best friend, however, suggested I get over myself and get into drooling over Stephen Amell.

I am very, very glad I took her advice.

The story is pleasantly dark, as I prefer my heroes to be tormented, with plots that are emotionally charged enough to get and hold my attention while presenting a nice overarching theme that I can watch unfold in all its angsty goodness. The series provides plenty of people to hate and even more to question their motives on, keeping the viewer wondering who is truly to blame and who is not.

I definitely recommend this comic book based TV series to anyone who enjoy comics, a dark version of the Green Arrow, or awesome man hotness with lots of angst and scars. (Thank you Stephen for being my newest favorite man hunk. I could just eat you up!)

If you’d like to watch, it airs on the CW on Wednesdays at 8p or 7c. You can find all the episodes on iTunes or Amazon. Or if you don’t to pay for them by episode, Season 1 can be found on Netflix and the last 5 episodes of Season 2 are up on Hulu.

There is also an official Facebook page that you can visit for more information and updates if just watching isn’t enough.

This is another 3 thumbs up find. Go and enjoy!!

Kickstarter Pick of the Week: Japanese: The Game

This week’s Kickstarter pick of the week is Japanese: The Game. Japanese: The Game is a language learning card game brought to us by Bernard Hamaker.

Bernard lived in Japan, and finally managed to learn the language. Once he returned to the states he found that the systems that could be purchased were expense as well as aimed as teaching singularly. He took up the quest 6 years ago to come up with a new system that would allow people to learn with friends, or alone as well as much less cost prohibitive, allowing more people to learn the language with greater ease.

Japanese: the Game is the result of that six year project. It is a live-action version of Mad Libs which can be played either: solo, cooperatively or competitively. There will be expansions and Bernard has already made one using Japanese food.

Here’s a quick preview:

If you love games, love Japan or love languages, Japanese: The Game brings these things together to create a system that allows learners to learn Japanese in a fun and easy atmosphere.

They have already funded and reached their first stretch goal. Everyone who orders a core deck will also forever be subscribed to all updates to the print and play version of the game. With 30 days left on this Kickstarter, there is nothing to lose and everything to gain!

What to Watch: Almost Human

With the coming of the age of the nerd/geek, it can be difficult to pick from the geek TV offerings.  Geek Chic is here to help! We logged, collated, and judged each show until we picked the very best one to critique, for you our loyal listening public…

(Okay, so really I just randomly picked on of my favorite shows to watch and now I’m going to pimp it… whatever.  Back to topic.)

And here it is:  Almost Human

Almost Human is a near future sci-fi tv series brought to us by J.J. Abram and Joel Wyman.  Karl Urban of Doom and Star Trek plays John Kennex, a gritty police officer, who wakes up from a 2 year coma to find his previous life was a lie. He’s been fitted with a cybernetic leg to replace the one he lost in the explosion that killed his partner and took two year of his life.

When he returns to work he learns from Captain Maldonado, played by Lili Taylor of The Haunting and Hemlock Grove, that his new partner will be a life-like android, an MX model. It becomes quickly apparent that Detective Kennex doesn’t trust his silicone partner and after an incident Captain Maldonado reassigns him with an older model, DRN.

Dorian, played by Michael Ealy of Underworld Awakening and The Good Wife, turns out to be almost more human that his human counterpart. Given a “synthetic soul” and able to make intuitive connections that the logic based MX’s aren’t capable of.

Each individual episode is free standing; however, as one might suspect with J.J. Abrams involved there is also an over arching plot as Kennex tries to understand who and why his partner was killed.

In an interview with Karl Urban by Christina Radish of The Collider Karl explains his enthusiasm with the character of John Kennex:

“I’m excited, every week, when I get a new script. I’m like, “Oh, wow! Cool! That’s really, really interesting.” I just look at John like he’s a character who’s trying to find himself. He’s a character who’s trying to regain elements of his former life and find his humanity. The irony is that he’s learning lessons in humanity from a synthetic life-form. That’s such a genius idea.”

I recommend this TV show to anyone who likes sci-fi, action dramas or Karl Urban. Three thumbs up from me!

GeekChic Ep02 – My Geek Is Tabletop Roleplaying…

Welcome to our second episode of Geek Chic… a podcast for girls, geeks, and everything in between! In this episode, we spotlight the geekdom of tabletop roleplaying from a woman’s perspective . We also offer some reviews to keep you up to date on geeky things you might have been thinking about getting or didn’t even know existed.

Links from the show:

Chalk Butterfly by Audra Red
Leverage: The Roleplaying game

Tsunami Gameday Winter 2014