All posts by Sarah J. Wanger

VOTE.

[DISCLAIMER: The thoughts in the following article are the thoughts of the writer ALONE, and are not the thoughts of The Daily Geekette as a whole. Except for the “Go Out And Vote” sentiment. Y’all should vote.]

Okay. I’m taking a break from my NaNoWriMo novel to write about something a bit more pressing: the 2016 presidential election. It’s November 8th — election day — and I waited for forty-five minutes to vote this morning — the longest I have ever waited to vote. Line control was atrocious — if I didn’t have to immediately run out the door to get to work, I would have stayed and helped make a better system. But I digress — no number of lines is going to keep me from performing my right to vote.

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Women can drive! Amazing!

Ladies! Ever gotten frustrated because you needed to go somewhere, but you couldn’t drive your man’s car because it was too masculine? Worried about getting bulky arms from carrying all of your shopping bags home from the store , because you can’t be seen in an unfeminine ride? Wish you could be recognized as a girl AND be able to drive around? Well do we have the product for you?

That’s right! Special thanks to BIC lady pens  and pink power tools  because now we have lady cars!

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Star Wars Week: The Phantom Menace – The Only Good Prequel

When I brought up to my boyfriend that I wanted to do a marathon of the Star Wars movies before the new film came out, his first reaction was ‘In what order?’ I responded with ‘Chronological order — that way we can get the crappy films out of the way and end with the good ones.’

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Night 6 of Hannukah: Art Spiegelman

One of my non-Jewish friends recently made a joke about Jewish holidays: “They’re all: ‘We survived; let’s eat!'” She wasn’t entirely wrong. Jews have been persecuted and attacked for thousands of years, and yet we’re still here, resilient as ever, and always ready to party down and eat.

Recent current events have brought to mind arguably the worst tragedy in Jewish history: the Holocaust.  All over Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites, people are connecting Trump’s ideas to Hitler’s. It’s a scary time in our world right now — and the only way I find I can escape is through books; more specifically, comic books.

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1000th Post: What It Means To Be A Geekette

In honor of our 1000th post (HOW AMAZING IS THAT???), we wanted to bring together our writers, and talk about what being a Geekette means to each of us.

For me (Sarah), being a Geekette isn’t just about being a geek. It’s about working to bring IMG_4700all kinds of people together, regardless of gender, sex, orientation, race, etc., and creating a space where every one can feel like a part of the community we all love so much. Four of us came together with one goal in mind with this website: to break down the boundaries women face in the geek world. But I think that the term “Geekette” has come to mean so much more than that.  It’s about creating a community in itself, and including all people who want to be included, and repecting all people around us.

Here’s what the rest of the Geekette team thinks!

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The Nightingale: Exemplary Women of WWII

On our first day away on vacation, I was suffering from jet-lag and, thus, was up in the early hours of the morning. Thinking I was the only one of me and my parents that was awake, I was quietly humming to myself, laughing at whatever happened to be on imgur, when suddenly I heard sniffling. I got up and crept into my parents room, where I found my mom curled up around a book, tears streaming down her face. She registered I was there, said, “This book is so good,” and quickly waved me away. Now, my mom is not one to cry at books, let alone say the book is good while crying. I knew I had to read it.

nightingaleLearning there was a waiting list, and that the book was borrowed, I settled down in a local coffee shop to read. It took me just about four hours. When I was finished, all I could do was cry. But it wasn’t a “my world is over” cry – rather, it was a cleansing cry. A hopeful cry.

The Nightingale, Kristen Hannah’s newest novel, has been out for under six months and it already has an average rating of 4.5 on Goodreads (as of 7/2) and a 5-star average rating on Amazon.com. That alone tells you the pure wonder of this book.

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Happy Father’s Day, Geekettes!

Happy Father’s Day from the Daily Geekette staff! This year, in honor of fathers everywhere, we’d like to share with you some of our favorite celebrity father/daughter duos. These are the fathers who have raised incredibly talented, beautiful, and confident women. Musicians, actresses, ambassadors, and more: Daily Geekette predicts these women will surpass their famous fathers if they haven’t done so already.

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BEA’15 — A Weekend to Remember

As I left my house to begin the 4+ hour trip to BEA, my parents called out after me: “Please don’t bring home as many books as you did last year!”

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This being my second BEA, I was significantly more prepared for the rush of the expo-attendees, as well as for the sheer number of books piled high at each booth, just begging me to pick them up. In the end, I left with about 40 books – about 20 of which were exclusively for me.
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Wicked Faire 2015

This was my second year attending Wicked Faire, and I only decided to attend one week before the con.

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There were quite a few Geekettes in attendance! Kayla, Carly, Julia, and I (and my boyfriend KC) all dressed up as Ever After High characters — a show/doll set that are the children of classic fairy tale characters. Kayla was Madeline Hatter, Carly was Briar Beauty, Julia was Cerise Hood, KC was Alister Wonderland, and I was Bunny Blanc. Can you guess who is the child of whom? Post guesses in the comments — no cheating!  Continue reading Wicked Faire 2015

Adventures in D&D

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The other day was our first attempt at playing Dungeons and Dragons (D&D). For those of you who don’t know, D&D is a tabletop RPG in which you create a character, and are basically set free into the world with your Dungeon Master (DM) as your guide. You can do pretty much anything (within reason) and your life is fully dependent upon just a few dice. So, without further ado: FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED IN OUR FIRST D&D SESSION.

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