Missy has lucked out once again, as Fake Geek Girls is taking a look at one of her favorite childhood book series: Diana Wynne Jones’ Chronicles of Chrestomanci! We’re talking about Michel Foucault’s concept of heterotopia, multiverses, orientalism, and why children’s literature is good, actually. Some Links You Might Find Interesting: “Why don’t you be […]
We’re back with a bonus episode all about our Star Wars: The Force Awakens feelings! Along with our friend Stephani, we’re discussing diversity, predictability, and fan service, as well as our very important Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn, and Poe opinions. Some Links You Might Find Interesting: Rebel Grrrl Podcast Off the Clock: Space Opera Milennials […]
We just couldn’t get enough of talking about fanfiction, so we have a little companion piece to accompany the core episode discussing our thoughts on the particular stories we read. You don’t have to have read the stories to understand what we’re talking about, and our topics of discussion also include problematic ships, the importance of fantasy, and the strangeness of reading fic for a fandom you’re not part of. It’s interesting stuff, we promise.
We’re back with episode 30, and this time we’re discussing fanfiction! What is it? Why do we read it? What does it do that mainstream media doesn’t? What’s the deal with high school AUs? Is it disrespectful to professional writers? All this, plus excited shouting over Cullen, trash barges, and musing on present tense.
We’re chatting with Allegra Clark, the voice of Dragon Age: Inquisition’s Josephine Montilyet, about fandoms and more! You can find out more about Allegra by visiting her Twitter (@simplyallegra), Tumblr (captainallegra.tumblr.com), or website (allegraclark.com).
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.
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.
We’re back, and this time we’re talking with our friend Gisella Bustillos, director of A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME TRAVEL and all-around awesome lady. We’re talking about lots of things, including our favorite movies, YA lit, commercials, and what kind of cookies we’d be.
Missy and Merri talk Trinity Syndrome, Kate Beaton comics, Xena: Warrior Princess, and what “strong female character” really means.