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American Gods 1×01: The Bone Orchard

Oh…my….Gods.

With its official premiere on Starz last night, it’s time to review the first episode of this much-anticipated series. For fans of the book and new worshippers at the boob tube, “The Bone Orchard” does NOT disappoint. I’ll be analyzing as someone who knew the book first, so some compare/contrast is inevitable. But I welcome comments from those who are experiencing this world through the show first.

Episode spoilers are a given. Best not to read if you haven’t watched!

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American Gods: The Women Will Rise

April 30th is almost here – the premiere of American Gods on Starz. I’ve been following the progress of the American Gods TV series since the first announcements about it. When I learned Bryan Fuller was attached to the project, I was excited, but cautiously concerned. Fuller’s NBC series Hannibal felt the ire of fans for poor treatment of its female characters. I feared that complex ladies like Laura Moon, Sam Crow, and Bilquis would be slotted into shallow stereotypes.

Instead, it looks like American Gods has taken the exact opposite road!

“Oh my god, guys, there’s this show that we’re doing and the women are allowed to be actual human beings, can you believe it?” – Emily Browning

 

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Waiting (Patiently) for Winter: DG’s Reaction to George R.R. Martin’s Latest Announcement

George R.R. Martin had some sad news for Game of Thrones fans on his blog  this weekend: “The Winds of Winter is not finished.” Confessing to be just as disappointed as his fans, Martin predicts that he is still months away from completing the novel. Of course, many fans were in an uproar over the announcement, while others, including geeky favorites Neil Gaiman and Felicia Day came to Martin’s defense. Continue reading Waiting (Patiently) for Winter: DG’s Reaction to George R.R. Martin’s Latest Announcement

25 Geekette Book Recommendations

Today is my twenty fifth birthday! This means I get to be a little selfish. As a teacher and a former bookseller, there are books I have always wanted to shove at everyone I meet, whether they like it or not. Obviously they are great books, but they aren’t popular, so people don’t want to pick them up.

Here are the 25 books I wish all Geekettes would read:

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Quick-Reads to Help You Procrastinate on Finals

Although no longer currently in college myself, I still remember well the frenzied week(s) as I would rush to study for exams and write final papers and reflections for my classes, often while trying to also grab final moments with friends who were graduating or going abroad. The even bigger challenge, of course, was wishing I had time to do all of the things I normally loved doing: reading, writing, and watching tv/movies. In honor of that tension felt by many college students dealing with finals now or in the coming week, I have compiled a list of books that I consider “quick-reads” that could be used as ways to procrastinate during finals. Most range from 100-200 pages, and are either things that I first read in a single day, or could be broken up into nice chunks in between studying. Happy procrastinating!

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Tenth Anniversary of Doctor Who

“Rose,” the first episode of the show produced by Russell T Davies and starring Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper, premiered ten years ago today, on March 26th 2005.

The hype machine for the return of Doctor Who after its long hiatus was in full swing, with BBC viewers getting tastes of Doctor Who during 30 second promos.

Many of the Geekettes are fans of Doctor Who so we decided to share our thoughts on the Tenth Anniversary of nuWho.

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5 Purrfect Reads for Cat Ladies this Valentine’s Day

All kinds of love are valid on Valentine’s Day, including our affection for our furry friends. If cat cuddles and curling up with a book are your idea of the purrfect date, then take a journey with me through this list of literary works featuring cat companions. Whether it be witty bordering on snarky, loyal ‘til the end, or possessing magical knowledge or power, a cat on the character’s team is sure to make for a good book.CatValentine

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Death and Thessaly: “Sandman” Movie Rumors

1936561There is a rumor floating around that Warner Brothers has a movie in the works based on Neil Gaiman’s Sandman graphic novels.  There really isn’t much concrete, just a confirmation that there is a draft of a script, which the studio approves of.  At this point no speculation on casting choices, potential directors or release dates are available.  Still, this rumor is both thrilling and sort of devastating. Continue reading Death and Thessaly: “Sandman” Movie Rumors

Quick-and-dirty Halloween costumes.

If you groan internally whenever someone mentions costume party, or if you’re short on funds or time, don’t worry about overthinking your costume! In time for Halloween, here are some easy and quick inspirations; of course, you can make these costumes as simple or involved as you’d like. Overall, I tried to list some ideas that can be created without a lot of time or monetary commitment, but are still interesting, different and not just another store-bought bag costume.

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