“I’d like to refocus everyone’s attention away from the Kardashians and onto Doctors Without Borders or aid workers. Let’s redefine scandal. Scandal is not who so-and-so is dating; scandal is the fact that 1.2 million people are still living in tents in Haiti, and cholera is rampant because Nepalese U.N. soldiers dumped shit from their Porta-Potties into the river. That’s a fucking scandal. If the average 15-year-old was hearing about that instead of so-and-so’s plastic surgery or cheating in Hollywood, I’d feel better about our future.”—Olivia Wilde to Marie Claire (via monkeyknifefight)
Being “geek” has long been assumed to be a primarily male-dominated area. But recently Geek Girls have been coming out of the woodwork, and through the internet (blogs, twitter, etc) they are having their voices heard. There is a lot of hot debate in the geek world about geek girls being a…
Basically, we media addicts sort of suck at endings. Writing them. Watching them. Being remotely satisfied by the best of them. Did they stick the landing? Who knows? We’re so compulsively sophisticated that we can’t let the damn gash scab over. There will always be a bereftness, a phantom limb that we reach to stroke like the pet log in Twin Peaks (quit halfway through season two).
“Was I disappointed that it was Seth Green (interjecting from the audience), and not one of the panelists, who finally unleashed an impressively articulate tirade about what’s been gained and lost in the mainstreaming of geek culture, and the importance of being good fan culture ambassadors (“You can’t be pandering if you’re sincere”)? Absolutely. Was it depressing that no one on the panel seemed to be able to muster up an example of an empowered/empowering female character to cosplay that wasn’t at least a decade old (see: Wonder Woman, Buffy)? Terribly. But I completely respect these women for getting up on stage and having the conversation (or even for acknowledging that these conversations need to occur more frequently in spaces like SDCC). As far as criticisms of the panel go, I have plenty, but I’m less interested in hating and more in participating in an ongoing dialogue about these issues.”—San Diego Comic-Con 2011 Recap (Episode II: Attack of the Princess Naked) « Revenge of the Fans