Episodes

Bonus Episode - PAX West and RCCC Recap

Time for con recap! After our first try at our last episode decided to scramble itself, we decided we'd record a bonus episode with con recap rather than starting entirely from scratch, so this time around we're telling you our favorite games of PAX West and our adventures at Rose City Comic Con. We're also sick, and this episode is a bit of a wild ride as a result. Also, Missy started swearing so this one's marked explicit. Sorry!

Mistakes: A Case of Distrust is more of a point-and-click adventure, not a visual novel. Genres are hard. Also, the podcast Merri's been listening to is called Dames and Dragons, not…whatever of the six thousand different names we tried to call it by.

Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

WWAC’s PAX West Awards: Smooching Our Way Through The Show Floor by Melissa Brinks, Stephani Hren, and Joesph Langdon
Hopi-less: How Kachina Became Donut County by John Walker
Critical Point Panel at RCCC

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Episode 8 - Fairy Tales

Merri and Missy chat about the origin and evolution of fairy tales, including how and why they remain popular today. Topics include: Once Upon a Time, Fables, Marissa Meyer's Cinder, J. R. R. Tolkien, the genius of Angela Carter and Ursula K. Le Guin, Neil Gaiman, creepypasta, and representation.

Links you may find interesting:

The strangest guide to pronouncing Marjane Satrapi.
Earthtongue, a fun little indie game.
Polygon writes erotic ALF fanfiction in Elegy For a Dead World.
Tolkien's "On Fairy Stories."
Le Guin's "Why Are Americans Afraid of Dragons?"
Neil Gaiman on fairy tales and Angela Carter.
New book of fairy tales: The Turnip Princess.
Ted the Caver.
Splendorman.

Episode 7 - Villains

Merri and Missy discuss villains, especially female ones, with a heavy emphasis on Gone Girl. How can more writers incorporate villainous women without it feeling like they're trashing all women in the process? Easy: write more women. Missy also mistakenly says Buddy Holly's nickname was 'the music' because she didn't get any sleep and doesn't know what she's talking about. Whoops.

Links you might find interesting:

Rookie Mag's Season of the Witch article

Pamela J. Grossman's The Year of the Witch article

A great Tumblr post about Cersei Lannister

Gillian Flynn on the necessity of female villains

An article on Gone Girl and female villains

Episode 2 - Adventures in Pax Prime

Missy and Merri discuss what they liked about PAX Prime, what they didn't like, and the lingering backdrop of GamerGate.

Links to things we discussed in the episode:

Composer Ryan Ike's Twitter and website.
Bitch Team Alpha's Twitter and website.
Donna Prior's Twitter and more information about the Backup Ribbon Project.
Universe Sandbox 2's website.
Drew and the Floating Labyrinth, the game Missy incorrectly calls Drew and the Invisible Labyrinth.
A highly inappropriate clip from the season four blooper reel of Parks and Recreation.
Jenn Frank's beautifully written review of That Dragon, Cancer.

 

 

Episode 0.5 - Introductions

Missy and Merri discuss their introductions to geek culture, overcoming fears, and the myth of the Fake Geek Girl. Stay to the end to hear us struggle with pronouncing 'youths,' among other things!

Fake Geek Girls is a podcast by geek girls, for geek girls (and anyone else) discussing media, fandoms, and anything else that strikes our fancy.

(This was our first time recording and we were a little nervous and had to re-record a few sections, so sometimes the sound levels change dramatically. We're sorry! It's a one-time thing, we promise.)