Four Reasons to Visit ‘Riverdale’

Get in on the scandalous awesomeness of Archie’s TV world.

A memorable scene in episode one of “Riverdale” perfectly captures what makes this CW drama work. Archie and Veronica end up in a closet for Seven Minutes in Heaven during a party, and Veronica begins to see through Archie’s wholesome exterior.

“You’re a lot more dangerous than you look, aren’t you?” she asks.

“You have no idea,” he says.

Well!

“Riverdale” is far more dangerous than the historically G-rated comics universe it’s based on, and therefore destined to be polarizing. But if last Thursday’s crackling debut is any indication, it promises to be a juicy treat full of curveballs and intrigue. The show pulls off an impressive feat in maintaining the essence of beloved and loathed archetypes while turning their volume way up and messing with viewers’ expectations. Continue reading “Four Reasons to Visit ‘Riverdale’”

The First Princess That Mattered

Hey, Carrie. You mean a lot to us.

Leia was the first princess who mattered to me.

Carrie Fisher — actress, feminist, author and truth-teller about living with mental illness — was not the “Star Wars” character she played. But to a girl growing up in the ‘70s and ‘80s, her portrayal of a brave, take-charge leader with a biting wit was unforgettable. I can’t imagine anyone else ripping Grand Moff Tarkin (“I recognized your foul stench when I was brought on board.”), matching fast-talking Han Solo line for line (“Captain, being held by you isn’t quite enough to get me excited.”), and choking Jabba the Hut dead with the very chain he used to keep Leia captive.

Luke got the lightsaber, but Princess Leia was the character I wanted to be. Continue reading “The First Princess That Mattered”

Game of Thrones Podcast: Sansa’s Smile

Best. Episode. Ever.

SO MANY GODDAMN SPOILERS!

Got it?

OK.

The past couple of episodes of Game of Thrones have been mostly set-up with very little momentum. That’s why I didn’t do a write-up on last week’s podcast. Although, the return of Continue reading “Game of Thrones Podcast: Sansa’s Smile”

Game of Thrones Podcast S6 E6: The Dead Don’t Rest

My hope is reignited!

*When I talk about Game of Thrones, there will always be SPOILERS!*

This season of Game of Thrones is moving along quite nicely. In its entire run, I don’t believe there’s been a season with such stellar pacing and momentum. It’s going so smoothly that I think we might actually, FINALLY see…  Continue reading “Game of Thrones Podcast S6 E6: The Dead Don’t Rest”

Game of Thrones Podcast: Khals and Doors

So much momentum this season, and that gives us LOTS to talk about.

Happy Geek Pride Day, nerds!

It’s a perfect day to listen to Dana, Peter and myself geek out about Game of Thrones. Thank goodness the sixth season is giving us so much in the way of new detail and a bounty of gratifying story-telling. It makes these podcasts a lot more fun (and way less rage-filled). Continue reading “Game of Thrones Podcast: Khals and Doors”

Game of Thrones S6 E3: Jon Snow Drops the Mic

Mics are dropping all over Westeros this week.

Happy Monday after Mother’s Day! I am all kinds of exhausted from doing holiday things, so you’re not going to get a whole lot out of me this week in regards to extra commentary.

But, I did talk for almost an hour about this week’s episode with my two good nerd friends over at Stimulated Boredom. Our varying levels of Fire & Ice knowledge visits the Tower of Joy. R + L = J, ya’ll. At least, it sure does seem to be heading in that direction.

Podcast for Oathbreaker, Episode 3, Season Six, Game of Thrones. Check it.

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Talk to you next week! I am about as tired as Dany looks.

Game of Thrones S6 E2 Podcast: “What Choo Talkin’ Bout Willis?”

So many things in this episode. So many spoilers in this podcast.

Woooo hoooooo! Maybe Jon Snow knows everything now. I suppose that has yet to be seen, so let’s talk about what has been seen. Heads up, serious effing spoilers, OK?

PODCAST HERE. Further super-fun commentary below.

For the first time in a long time, I didn’t feel abused at the end of this Game of Thrones episode. I felt gratified. There are several reasons why, but most importantly… Continue reading “Game of Thrones S6 E2 Podcast: “What Choo Talkin’ Bout Willis?””

Game of Thrones Podcast: Undressing The Red Woman

Recap & spoilers from the sixth season premiere of Game of Thrones!

As we enter into the sixth season of Game of Thrones, I am convinced (now more than ever) that I am a masochist. You would think that the Red Wedding and the Red Viper would be enough to make any girl with half a brain avoid theatrics of such consequence. Well, I have a whole brain, a brilliant brain, and somehow I end up enthralled with HBO’s incarnation of Game of Thrones. I blame my amygdala. Continue reading “Game of Thrones Podcast: Undressing The Red Woman”

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Podcast

V. did a super spoilery podcast all about the fights, flaws and fun of ‪Batman v Superman.

It’s been far too long since I joined Dana of Stimulated Boredom for a podcast. Therefore, we decided to get the band back together for the release of Batman v Superman. Continue reading “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Podcast”

G3 Gift Guide: 2015 Edition

In the spirit of consumption that reigns over the holiday season, we have procured a list of perfectly geeky gifts.

Ho, ho, dear readers.

This year we here at G3 have set out to make your holiday shopping a breeze. And by breeze we mean Baybreeze, because we’d all rather be somewhere warm with one of those in hand than scrolling through endless webpages in our cold houses, looking at gifts for undeserving friends and spouses.

Below you’ll find our recommendations on everything from books and games to prints and pins. We assure you, they were very carefully curated throughout the year and not at all a list of things we saw online today and wanted for ourselves.

These babies should have you covered on everyone from your mother (Lab Cocktail Kit), to your best friend’s toddler (Lab Cocktail Kit), to your boss who is almost certainly a werewolf (May we suggest… a Lab Cocktail Kit).

Happy shopping, nerds.

L. Continue reading “G3 Gift Guide: 2015 Edition”

SPX: The Gem of the Convention Circuit

L. takes a look into one of the best shows in the comics industry!

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I wrote this for Newsarama and they didn’t run it, so HERE WE ARE! Almost everything you need to know about one of the best conventions out there! Yahoo! Continue reading “SPX: The Gem of the Convention Circuit”

The Wicked + The Divine Cosplay: Lucifer

When V. gets bored, she plays dress-up.

What is a girl to do when she gets home from work and her WiFi is down? She tries to do a real-life recreation of one of her favorite comic book covers, naturally.

Which comic book cover do I speak of? That would be Jamie McKelvie and Matt Wilson‘s utterly exquisite The Wicked + The Divine #1 variant cover featuring the enigmatic Lucifer.

So, how’d I do?

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We’ve Got Issues: A New Podcast by Yours Truly

Lindsey is doing a new thing! A podcast thing!

Hey y’all!

Sooooo my pal George Marston (who also writes about comics) and I have long been talking about doing a thing. Something related to comics. We thought it could be a website, a youtube channel, a bad fan art collective… but we eventually settled on a podcast. We like to think that we’ve got faces for radio. We are really, really, really, ridiculously good-looking.

Now, I am 100% new to podcasting. I’m new to recording, and new to having to listen to my own voice over and over while I am editing. It’s much less glamorous than I had anticipated, but it’s still a heckuva lotta fun. George does some voice acting, so this is an old hat for him. His charisma levels are off the charts. For now, I view my microphone with fear and trepidation. But BY THE BEARD OF ZEUS I will conquer it! Continue reading “We’ve Got Issues: A New Podcast by Yours Truly”

5 Quotes Worth Remembering From SENYC

L. fondly recalls SENYC’s Reimagining the Female Superhero panel with new quotes from Gail Simone, Amy Reeder, and more!

… And they’re all from the Reimagining the Female Superhero panel!

It’s Throwback Thursday here at Girls Gone Geek, and I wanted to share a few new quotes from the panel that made the trip to SENYC worth it.

Enjoy!


By Alison Bechdel
By Alison Bechdel

On the Bechdel Test:
“I think there’s a lot of dismissal of things that do pass [The Bechdel Test]. If you have a buddy cop movie about men, then it’s a buddy cop movie. If you have a buddy cop movie about women, it’s a chick flick. If you have a coming of age story about a boy, then it’s a coming of age story, if it’s about a girl it’s a chick flick. If it’s about a father and son relationship, it’s a father and son movie, if it’s a mother and daughter, it’s a chick flick. And I’m tired of it!” – Marguerite Bennett

On creating accurate representations of women:
“You can get a female character up on a pedestal so high, that they’re actually boring to read about. Once in a while a female character is going to want to go on a date – it doesn’t make them less strong. They’re gonna cry – it doesn’t make them less strong. There are lots of kinds of strength, let’s explore them.” – Gail Simone

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On representation and diversity in comics:
“I think it’s a little strange that there are so many new stories coming out… but so few people of color in them. Because you can do that, you know.” – Amy Reeder

LadySkrullOn how poorly women have been written in the past:
“[Jack Kirby and Stan Lee] found it easier to identify with Skrulls than with women.” – Ben Saunders

On Wonder Woman:
“I think Wonder Woman is the strongest warrior on the planet, and maybe the universe.

She’s not gonna pull punches. And if you want to defeat her, you better not pull yours.” – Gail Simone

Wonder Woman by Marcio Takara
Wonder Woman by Marcio Takara