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November 2015

15 From Niece to Nerd: Attempt #3 – Some Nerd Girl Original Webcomic

As a consolation prize, I’m pretty sure she gets her witty comeback skillz from me.

See attempts #1 and #2.

Join us every Monday for a new and Original Some Nerd Girl webcomic!


Alex

Alex is our resident Webcomic creator. He grew up in Puerto Rico, but didn’t reach true Nerdom until he came state side when he was in middle school. He’s been drawing since he was five, but has only started posting Webcomics in the past year. You can check out his amazing and original work at tapastic.com/gomezalexj.

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What are these Nerd Girls thankful for this year?

We’re thankful that…

SyFy is Finally Getting Back to Its Roots

This year, we got a glimpse of the fact SyFy is ready and willing to get back to producing and airing the genre of its namesake (only not butchering it with unnecessary y’s). This is excellent news for us BSG die-hards who are desperate for some space drama and other quality programming. We at SNG are VERY thankful for this turn of events.

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If you’re not up to speed on some of the current and future programming you can look forward to, here’s the short list:

  • Killjoys
  • The Expanse
  • Helix
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Children’s End

The BBC announcing it will do justice to the His Dark Material series

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Despite phenomenal casting (Star Wars Prequels, anyone?), the film adaptation of The Golden Compass left much to be desired. BBC to the rescue! The same people who brought us Red Dwarf, an adaptation of Neverwhere and Sherlock are going to do their best to bring His Dark Materials to life. Thank goodness the budget seems to have been worked out since Red Dwarf and Neverwhere – we have high hopes and we are soooo thankful for this news!

The Martian did not let down the science nerds of the group

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I’ll be damned. You did it, Matt!

Anytime there is a film set in the ‘near future’ involving science, the science nerds of our troupe cringe in a somewhat optimistic way. We want it to be good, we want it to be realistic, and we also really hope films like this inspire interest in space travel and the sciences that help us get there and figure out stuff once we get to where we’re going. We’re thankful The Martian turned out to be as good as we all hoped!

New Horizons Did Not Disappoint

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Everyone fell in love with Pluto this year, and that warms our hearts here at SNG! More than that, the hard work of some very dedicated and intelligent individuals bore fruit – pretty much the pinnacle of every scientist’s hopes and aspirations. When missions take years or decades to achieve, their success is that much sweeter!

Perfect Timing that is finishing a book in a series only to have the next one come out soon after is a thing

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If we’re lucky, we know the joy that perfect timing is when it comes to a good book or TV series – Some Nerd Girl Tessa recently experienced this with Ancillary Mercy. Tell us about when you experienced this miracle of timing in the comments!

Fury Road showed up for the ladies, and people were OK with it!

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Between Furiosa showing Mad Max the ropes, the Immortan’s ‘wives’ taking the fate of their lives into their own hands, and the women of the Green Place, this movie was a cinematic breath of fresh air when it comes to the portrayal of women. SNG couldn’t be more thankful for the dynamic portrayal of multiple female roles – we can only hope for more in the coming years!

You’re Never Weird On the Internet (Almost) reaffirms we’re all in this together!

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We plan on doing a whole piece on how relatable this Felicia Day book is. Until then, suffice to say, Day’s words were beyond welcome as her stories helped a LOT of us realize we are not alone in our experiences growing up and our current places in life. Many of us were inspired, others comforted, and all amused!

Moral support – in particular, with our Fallout 4 problem addiction was readily available

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Some Nerd Girl Heather reports requiring moral support to get through Fallout 4, which is equal parts amazing and scary! Maybe this is a new marketing strategy to make gamming more about community? Like, in person community. That’d be novel, eh?

Jessica Jones is a thing

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Finally, a lady gets some super hero digital content action! Granted, it’s on NetFlix and not the big screen, but we NetFlix addicts do not really consider this to be a bad thing. We’re thankful for this opportunity to see a lady featured as a superhero and look forward to seeing where they go with it!

MOAR HARRY POTTER!

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Even if it is in play-form. Now we, as adults, can enjoy an off-shoot of our favorite childhood books and still feel all cultured and junk!

Obviously; we get a new Star Wars this year. AND IT LOOKS GOOD

We’re thankful that the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailers are making us cry. In a good way. They’re tears of absolute joy. Don’t F(*! this up, JJ.

Also, we’re hoping this new era of cinema for women will also dovetail into some decent merchandise and clothing for women. I AM LOOKING AT YOU TARGET!


Eve2Eve is the founder of Some Nerd Girl and the author of urban fantasy novel Children of the Fallen and science fiction novel Colony One. She has been writing since the age of 13 and has been flying her nerd flag for the past 16 years. Fandoms include Star Wars, Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica. Basically if it has ‘star’ in it, she’ll give it a shot. You can visit her website at www.somenerdgirl.com.

I am not your Slave Leia

You see it at every comic book convention; multitudes of women (and a few lovely men!) dressed as ‘slave Leia.’ And when I look at them I think: Good for them!

People have the right to wear whatever the hell they want. But I personally will not wear that outfit. Because I am not slave Leia.

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Only Carrie Fisher can somehow make this classy.

I think Leia is a great character. She’s a strong woman. She fights with the Rebel Alliance despite being an actual princess (compare her to most of the Disney princesses). She risks her life to get the plans for the Death Star. She withstands torture at the hands of Darth Vader and the Imperial Forces. She watches her home planet of Alderaan get destroyed. And STILL doesn’t give up the information they want while continuing to maintain her strength and dignity.

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She will wreck you.

In short, she is a BAMF. And this is all still in the very first movie. Nevermind that she grabs a gun and tries to escape from the Death Star as soon as she gets the first opportunity. Nevermind that she has a sarcastic attitude and a comeback to every one liner thrown at her by Han Solo. And also nevermind that she somehow resisted jumping that dude’s bones for three movies.

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Alternate version of how Han managed to score with Leia?

She rocks.

But seriously, slave Leia? That is Leia at her weakest. She has again been captured. She is forced into a humiliating outfit that represents her captivity. She is wearing a literal chain around her neck like some kind of animal. She is forced to serve Jabba the Hutt who is repulsive in every sense of the word.

Now I am not trying to take away from her. She kills Jabba with that fucking chain. She breaks free of those chains and operates a cannon in that outfit. She helps Luke and Han escape. But still….slave Leia?

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I’d be pissed too if someone made me wear that.

I am not slave Leia. If I were to cosplay Leia I would go as some other version of her. Almost all of them are better than her as a slave.

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Even sexy mechanic Leia.

I am Boushh Leia. I am the Leia that willingly enters Jabba the Hutt’s den, risking my life to help my love. I am the Leia that convinces my enemies that I could, single-handedly, capture Chewbacca. I am the Leia that pulls a thermal detonator on a room full of people to settle my negotiations. I am the Leia that unfreezes Han from his carbonite prison.

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If princessing didn’t work out for her, being a bounty hunter probably would have!

If I am going to dress up as Leia, I am not going to be slave Leia.


MaurnasMaurnas is the barely anonymous alias of a reclusive Floridian fangirl. She has an alleged humor blog at cursitivity.WordPress.com and can also be found at maurnas@cursitivity on Twitter. She writes almost as much as she reads but has done nothing with her debatable talents thus far other than all the blogging and tweeting and writing.

14 NaNoWriMo Writing Process – Some Nerd Girl Original Webcomic

Every writer who participates in NaNoWriMo knows the struggle that is staying on task. It’s almost as if our brains take the challenge of the 50k challenge and say…. yea, that sounds great and all but LOOK AT ALL OF THE OTHER THINGS.

The true reward is, despite the distractions, hitting that sweet, sweet 50k mark.


 

AlexAlex is our resident Webcomic creator. He grew up in Puerto Rico, but didn’t reach true Nerdom until he came state side when he was in middle school. He’s been drawing since he was five, but has only started posting Webcomics in the past year. You can check out his amazing and original work at tapastic.com/gomezalexj.

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