Back when I just started using Twitter again, I’d only followed a few people. However, using these very few folk, Twitter’s algorithm for people I should be following kept bringing up one person in particular. While I originally started following her because I wanted to see why Twitter kept recommending her to me (instead of, you know, actually looking up her work or something logical like that), I now fully understand why. Even if that reason was originally “wow, you sure like Geek & Sundry”, it’s changed into me being a pretty solid fan of her work. So today, readers, I introduce you to this week’s Web Crush: the ever-relatable Jessica Merizan (or Marzipan, as she’s more commonly known).
With my intense love of video game RPGs, it should come as no surprise to anyone that I, too, also have an interest in tabletop RPGs. Unfortunately, the one time I actually found a game, the group fell apart one session in and no one had taken the time to explain anything about the Dungeons and Dragons system to me. It was… certainly an experience. However, taking all the chutzpah I could possibly have for the remainder of 2016, I decided that I would run my own session of tabletop fantasy role playing funtimes. Don’t get me wrong, I’m driven by the thoughts of my players forging relationships, traversing perilous obstacles, and just feeling really cool in the settings I’ve thought up. But really, what I’m most looking forward to is seeing the ridiculous shit they come up with in the process of all of that, which is what today’s web crushes are about.
I believe wholeheartedly in the phrase “truth is stranger than fiction”, and I have no doubt that my players will be able to come up with really… really strange things that I wouldn’t have even thought to think of. That’s part of the fun of tabletop RPGs. This truth is only proven by Tumblrs like Your D&D Stories and Your Player Said What.
It’s Wednesday again, and you know what that means. Yep, another web crush! This week’s web crush goes to Geek and Sundry, my new favorite site.
Felicia Day is my idol. She’s smart, funny, geeky, likes cool things, and is super pretty… okay, this is getting creepy, isn’t it. I’ll put aside any real life crushes for now and talk about how awesome Geek and Sundry actually is.
Geek and Sundry is an internet community that produces web videos about comics, games, books, hobbies and so much more. So, basically, all of the good things. They also have an IRC Chat Room, but I have been too nervous to join.
So let’s talk about some of the shows on Geek and Sundry!
First, there is Felicia Day’s Flog, a video blog where Felicia goes and does… whatever she wants. I promise it’s cool. Just check out the preview.
The show is so awesome! Day starts off every show by giving you her top five favorite things of the week (Fav Five!), which are always something interesting, whether it’s a new internet meme or a cool new game. We then get to see Felicia do whatever she wants, whether it’s blacksmithing or singing an ode to Carrie Fisher. And before you ask: Is there anything Felicia Day can’t do? Geek and Sundry answered that too.
There are in fact several things that Felicia cannot do (all entirely having to do with the laws of physics). We have decided not to print them here in the event that she might one day acquire super powers from fallen space debris or a small insect, at which point the question will be rendered moot. Plus, it’s always good to keep up the mystique, right?
Can you see why I love this site? She also takes questions from fans and types out her answers on her genuine hipster typewriter and mails them to you.
Season 5 of The Guild is also appearing on Geek and Sundry, but I’m not going to talk about that since I already did a post on The Guild, which you can find here. It’s like the second web crush I ever did, because I love The Guild. A lot. And Felicia Day. She’s my hero. Oh God, I’m fangirling again. Okay, moving swiftly on. But before we do that, since I’m not talking about The Guild here, have a video.
Next we have Sword and Laser, started by Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt. Sword and Laser is a book club turned podcast, and now, it’s been turned into a web series. Huzzah!
This show, as you learned from the video, airs every other Friday and discusses science fiction and fantasy books with the authors and of course all their viewers. My favorite thing about this show is that they don’t just talk to well-known authors, but new and interesting up coming ones as well. I highly recommend it, though I admit, if you are like me and have a lot of reading to catch up on this show will be problematic to your life. I’ve already added two more books to my ever growing list.
Then we have Dark Horse Motion Comics where, as you may have guessed, Dark Horse Comics are brought to life. It’s basically every nerd’s dream.
What else can I say about this show? It’s animated comics. Who doesn’t like that? Go watch it.
Finally, we have Table Top, where celebrities play awesome nerdy table top games like Settlers of Catan and Last Night on Earth. Oh, and did I mention Wil Wheaton is hosting it? Yeah, he is.
What else am I supposed to say about this series? Awesome celebrities and show hosted by Wil Wheaton. I’ll say it again, Wil Wheaton. Why aren’t you watching this show yet? And if you are–golf claps.
The final two shows, Written by a Kid and Learning Town, haven’t premiered yet, but look fantastic. Check it out.
Well that’s all I have for you today. I hope you enjoyed my latest web crush and that my very real crush on Felicia Day wasn’t too distracting. I should also tell you that Felicia Day is going to be in this week’s episode of Supernatural. I’m so excited! Except then I remembered Supernatural has a history of killing all their female characters… Please, Supernatural, don’t make me cry any more! Okay, this is getting embarrassing, Lady Geek Girl here, signing out, and telling you to check out Geek and Sundry.