Web Crush Wednesdays: An Eldritch Horror for the Third-Wave Net Feminist.


If you’re a denizen of the internet, or better yet, a citizen of the internet, a so-called netizen, then you’ve probably seen a feminist remixing of one of your favorite persons, real or fictional. For example, there’s FeministHulk, the twitter account that’s equal parts Bruce Banner and bell hooks. (for whom he make capitalization exception!)



tumblr_mdvp9km5qg1r4vn34o1_500If the Hulk isn’t enough patriarchy-smashing hotness for you, there’s also Feminist Ryan Gosling, which, frankly, is just a dream come true. Also there’s a book out now which you could pick up if you were so inclined. Now maybe Ryan Gosling isn’t quite your thing. Maybe you don’t have eyes. Maybe you aren’t into the gentlemen. Maybe you don’t find critical theoretical feminism from the mouths of babes such as Gosling believable. Well, do I have a horrifying eldritch cosmic entity for you! Feminist Yog-Sothoth, who by the way has no time for your irrelevant first-amendment bullshit whenever someone tells you they find rape jokes unfunny.

yogsothothfeministlanguageCreated by Dave, over at Dave-You-Fool, Feminist Yog-Sothoth does not engage in victim-blaming nonsense—


—doesn’t succumb to nice-guy craziness

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—but isn’t a TERF or anything awful like that.

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Basically, what I’m saying is that if Feminist Yog-Sothoth had red hair, it would be my ideal significant otherwordly omniscient being. Especially now that Lavinia Whately is out of the picture. Go check it out today!

In Brightest Day: Anger Management Issues

We all have gotten angry. Someone has gotten under our skin and we’ve gotten mad about it. Maybe we yelled. Maybe we screamed. Maybe we hit someone. Maybe we started seeing what our enemy’s pet snake was looking at.

Alright, probably not that far, but anger is part of life. As I alluded to, some of our favorite characters have to deal with anger management issues. Sometimes, the anger management issues add an interesting element to the characters. Sometimes, it makes the character one-dimensional.

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Avengers: The Drinking Game

This does what it says on the tin. Use this as an excellent way to celebrate the release of the Avengers on blu-ray and DVD earlier this week! 😀 (Yes, I know it came out Tuesday; I was trying to be a responsible drinking mentor and postpone possible inebriation till the weekend.)

This game is possibly a little more drinking-heavy than the last one I posted, for virtue of the fact that the last one was to be played during a LotR movie marathon and the Avengers is only two and a half hours long.

Without further ado, and in no particular order, da roolz:

Before drinking, choose a character name.

Take one drink when:

  • Your character’s first or superhero name is said.
  • Clint poses.
  • Fury says a baller one-liner.
  • Natasha says ‘red in my ledger’.
  • Tony calls someone a nickname instead of their real name. (Superhero names don’t count; think “Point Break”, “Rock of Ages”, “Reindeer Games”, “Legolas.”)
  • Thor says ‘brother.’
  • Bruce calls Hulk ‘the other guy.’
  • Steve doesn’t understand modern things.
  • The Glowstick of Destiny does something. (It’s so multi-useful! It zaps! It brainwashes! It makes julienne fries!)
  • Someone says Tesseract.
  • Coulson’s an awkward fanboy.

Special rules:

  • You can try to say lines in unison with the movie, but if you fuck it up there is a three drink or one shot penalty.
  • Whenever Thor grabs Loki’s neck, drink for the duration of neck grabbing.
  • Whenever Loki monologues, drink for the duration of the monologue.
  • When Coulson ‘dies’, finish your drink. (‘Dies’ is in quotes because I refuse to accept that we’ve been Jossed and that he’s actually gone.)


And remember, as always, Lady Geek Girl and Friends does not condone alcohol poisoning, underage drinking, or collaborating with Thanos to take over Midgard.

Fanfiction Fridays: Ready, Fire, Aim by gyzym

I’m new to the world of Avengers fandom, and I have only a very interested amateur’s knowledge of the comicverse; but even with all of this, I have this very instinctual understanding that “The Avengers all live together in a house provided by Tony Stark” is an Avengers fanfic plot trope as old and honored as sex pollen or accidental bonding are in Kirk/Spock fiction. And within those tropes, there are always going to be not-so-good ones, and there are always going to be super-amazing ones.

Ready, Fire, Aim is one of the latter. Full disclosure, it’s Steve/Tony (with background Pepper/Natasha), and there’s not much of a connecting thread to the story except for the gradual romantic growth between the two. But the episodic flow of the story is really organic and comfortable; in once scene Clint’s trying to teach Thor how to use the Wii, and in the next the team is helping (or being helped by) the X-Men and the Fantastic Four to subdue evil parade floats. (Oh yeah, there are a million neat little tie-ins with the Marvel ‘verse outside of the movie, which I appreciated even if I am not a comic buff.) The funny parts are funny, the sexy parts are hot like burning, and although I’m not super qualified to talk about characterization, the characters seem to be and act and talk exactly how they ought to in my head. Thor especially is amazing.

This story has two amazing sequels as well (well, one is an actual sequel and one is the story of Ready, Fire, Aim from Steve’s POV, written for a charity fic auction), but they’re easily around 50k words put together, so if you’re recently graduated like me and have a hell of a lot of time on your hands, this is the perfect fic to spend an hour or two (or however long it takes other people to read 50,000 words) with. Enjoy!

Check it out here at AO3!

Trailer Tuesdays: The Avengers… again.

Yeah, I’m doing The Avengers once again, but this time is a little different. I’m sure this news is pretty late and anyone who’s been watching the hype will know it already. But, anyways, the trailer for Japan gives us some new footage, such as the Helicarrier. Check it out:

Also check out the Russian trailer, which has a couple new clips:

Basically, at this point, I think every country is going to get some kind of new footage, and thank goodness too. Feel free to go check out the trailers in other languages.

Oh, and this is the poster for Japan. I actually like this setup better than the posters here in America:


Trailer Tuesdays: The Avengers

I am so happy this trailer is finally out, and I think it explains the movie pretty well. The Avengers is directed by Joss Whedon, who’s most famous for his work on Buffy: the Vampire Slayer. With him behind the wheel, I think we can expect great things from this movie. It looks fun, action packed, and a great start for all the heroes we love and enjoy coming together in one epic movie of badassness.

And Loki is everywhere! But maybe that only makes me happy because I love his character.

Though there is one point in the trailer where Black Widow just looks as though she’s posing for the camera with an explosion behind her. And that bugs me, but hey, at least she’s clothed. I just hope she doesn’t fall into the same trap as all the other female superheroes do. But considering Joss Whedon’s work with female characters in the past, I think she’ll be fine.

I can only hope that Mark Ruffalo can carry the part of Bruce Banner as well as Edward Norton did. It upsets me that they couldn’t get Norton to continuing playing the part for whatever reason, but hey, I doubt Ruffalo would have been brought in had he been anything but an amazing actor.

Check it out, and tell me what you think.