Twitter TV

I am a bit of a fan of Twitter.  It panders to my narcissistic side in thinking the whole world might like to know what I’m thinking at various parts of the day.  I love having tiny glimpses into the lives of others, whether it be some B-grade celebrity, a girl i went to school with 15 years ago, or a close friend.  It is also a bit of a thrill when someone new starts to follow me because maybe my tiny glimpse into the world is actually worth listening to.  Or maybe they are just spam-bots.

I’ve spoken about twitter with my older work colleagues, but they don’t get the concept at all.  They don’t understand why I would care where someone I don’t know, or barely know, is having coffee.  They don’t know why I would care that someone I do know is having coffee.  For some reason, that holds appeal to me.

One of my new habits is to check twitter while I’m watching TV.  A new season of Masterchef has started in Australia, and it has trended a couple of times.  I make my various observations about  what I’ve watched, and I love to see what others have written.  More often than not, I find myself laughing alot more than I would if I watched the show on my own.  All of a sudden, it feels as though I’m watching the show with the whole world in my living room.

Unlike some people, I don’t really have an aversion to spoilers, so I also love to get on and see what people are saying about shows like Glee and Gossip Girl before I have a chance to see them myself.  It certainly builds the levels of anticipation.


Geek vs Nerd

Great White Snark has a Venn Diagram to illustrate the difference between Nerds and Geeks and Dorks.  There has been some debate as to how accurate it really is, but its interesting to check out. 

Just the other night, while having dinner with my Father-in-law, we were talking about what the difference between Nerds and Geeks are.  I always felt as though Nerds were rather general in their interest, while Geeks specialised in a particular area.  However, according to those comments on that entry there, it seems some people think I’m wrong. 

My husband has been bragging about how he has converted me into a Nerd.  I don’t think one could quite call me a nerd just yet.  I still haven’t seen Star Wars.  The only Star Trek related thing I’ve seen is the latest movie, and then I only saw it because of Simon Pegg, and I can’t tell the difference between Marvel and DC superheros. 

However, if Geek is some combination of intelligence and obsession, I would have to put myself in that category.  Although my intelligence may sometimes be up for debate, my ability to obsess is not.  There are quite a few things in the Nerd realm that I do obsess about, like Dr Horrible, or The Guild or Dragon Age. 

At the moment, I’m a bit caught up in Spartacus: Blood and Sand.  I’ve spent the last couple of weeks pondering gladiators, and their strong sexy thighs, and their super sharp swords, and their amazing ability to decapitate someone so easily.  And it stars Lucy Lawless, looking ever so gorgeous, and behaving ever so evil and manipulative. 

Now that Season 1 is now finished, I guess I will have to return my focus back to Glee!


Dr Who

I was down at the beach the other day with some friends.  On the ocean, a motorboat with some waterskiiers attached went past.  We couldn’t see that from where we were sitting, and one of the girls pipes up, “Oooh, I can hear Dr Who!”

I’ve never seen Dr Who, but I know of plenty of fans.  Its probably a show i should check it someday

Gadgets, Gaming, Internet, Movies

Six Things That Flung Me Into Geekdom

  • World of Warcraft – My now husband introduced me to World of Warcraft at a time when we weren’t even dating.  After letting me create a character to explore the game under his supervision, I soon owned my own account.  We’d log on together some nights, and he’d keep me safe from the Bosses.
  • Stranger’s In Paradise – My sister showed me Strangers in Paradise, and that was the first comic book I ever read.
  • Dr Horrible’s Sing-along Blog – Neil Patrick Harris and Nathan Fillion!  What’s not to love about this?  This is also where I discovered Felicia Day and started my girly crush on her.
  • The Guild – Once again, Felicia Day!  This webseries is funny and witty and addictive.
  • Xbox 360 – Its probably more a case of if you can’t beat them, join them.  My husband plays alot of Xbox, now I do too.
  • iPhone and my iPhone Addiction – Without my phone, I feel lost.

Non-Lycra Superhero Costumes

My husband and I checked out the movie Kick-Ass the other day.  We really enjoyed it.  Hit Girl was our favourite character, and we are hoping that there will be a sequel so we can see some more of her.

The movie me got me thinking, just like the main character in the movie, about why we don’t have more people pretending to be superheros.  How great would it be to be able to put on some sleek costume every day?  I suppose that’s half the problem. I don’t really have the body that would go with a sleek costume.  Where are the superheros wearing maxi-dresses, or baggy shirts?

I was toying with the idea of having a superhero themed party for my next birthday (its only 11.5 months away) but we are going to have to find a super hero costume that is a bit more flattering than lycra.  A cape could be a good place to start.  I should start sporting  a cape and see what sort of response that gets.

My sister was telling me that her flat mate has a Superman Snuggie.  Apparently everyone in their family has a superhero snuggie made for them by their mother (or aunt?).  What a cute idea!   Maybe i could make a wonder woman inspired dress?

These flat mates have an upcoming Villains party.  It seems that Villains have more flattering costumes for those who aren’t so toned.  Maybe I’m just meant to be a villain.


The Streamys

On 11th April, the 2nd Annual Steamy Awards take place, honouring the best in web television for 2009.  Included in the nominations is, of course, The Guild and some of the actors.

You can also vote in the Audience Choice Award here.

I haven’t checked out any of the other web series yet, but I think I should when i find some spare time.  Any recommendations on where to start?


Happy Birthday, Me!

Yesterday was my birthday.  One of the gifts from my sister included a framed copy of the 1st edition of the Guild Comic!  I was also given the alternate cover copy incase i liked it better, but either way, I still have one to read and one to hang proudly on my wall.

my framed guild comic
my framed guild comic

So, I’m now the owner of a framed comic book.  Has my transition to nerdiness become complete?